Favorite Book: Mockingjay
Favorite Food: In-N-Out Burger
Favorite Heroine: Katniss Everdeen
At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, the FBC Crew attended Stripped: The Comics Documentary panel, which featured the creators of the comic strip documentary which has been four years in the making. Stripped, a Kickstarter success story, is a documentary that brings together the world's best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love, and what happens to it as newsprint fades away. The film includes interviews with Jim Davis (Garfield), Cathy Guisewite (Cathy), Jean Schulz (Peanuts), Mike and Jerry (Penny Arcade), Matt Inman (The Oatmeal), and 90 more of the world's best cartoonists. Exciting to add is that the film includes the first-ever recorded interview with Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes).
A geeky, shy, and terminally ill teen rises from utter insignificance to become a Zombie Assassin and mankind's last hope for survival. If the concept of this film has piqued your interest, then the filmmakers behind the independent film Super Zero are looking for your help to fund the production of the film through Kickstarter. Super Zero is a film that celebrates the average, the eccentric, and the powerless. No matter how much you may think that you will never have your moment to shine, the film's creators do not want you to lose hope. It's time to show that the ordinary can also be extraordinary!
Despite the current controversy that has surrounded the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, it should not be forgotten that there are countless campaigns for high quality (and well intentioned) projects that deserve their chance to meet and/or exceed their fundraising goals. By that same token, there may be projects which have already succeeded in reaching their goals and are in the process of working towards their "stretch goals" due to an overwhelming amount of fan support. With that in mind, I want to bring to your attention The Guns of Shadow Valley.
Throughout the past week, crowdfunding website Kickstarter has faced an onslaught of criticism due to its initial decision not to pull the controversial Above the Game campaign that was running on its website. Above the Game's creators sought to produce a "seduction guide" that was offensive to women; you can read about the project in detail here. Despite Kickstarter's mission to prohibit campaigns that would promote or glorify violence against women and other individuals, the offending project was not immediately pulled, causing readers to demand a remedy from the crowdfunding giant. As of Friday morning, Kickstarter released an official apology for their inaction, stating that they "were wrong," that they had removed the project's campaign page from the site, and that similar "seduction guides" would, moving forward, be banned from the website. Kickstarter also made a $25,000 donation to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network.
Indie comic book publisher Inverse Press has been quite busy in 2013, producing titles including The Blind Eye, Clown Town, and Flesh of White. In addition, April of 2013 saw the runaway success of their Kickstarter campaign for Roadkill du Jour, a 4-part series about motorcycles, magic, vengeance, voodoo, and roadkill. Now, Inverse Press has returned to Kickstarter with the hopes of funding the second issue in the series, and they need your help to continue this dark and gritty story!
For those comic book readers in the market for high quality and entertaining all-ages comic books, today is your lucky day! The talented folks at indie comic book publisher WE Comics are working diligently to create a trade paperback of their hit series, How I Spent My Summer Invasion, and they are calling for fans to contribute to their Kickstarter campaign. The hilarious, all-ages comic book series "about three friends who discover a secret hotel for intergalactic alien travelers" will collect five issues into a 130-page, full-color graphic novel, which will undoubtedly delight readers young and old.
The staff of Fanboy Comics is always happy to support independent filmmakers, which is why we wanted to tell our readers about Reunion, a new horror/thriller from the creators at MOnsterworks66. Full of twists and turns, Reunion tells the story of a ghost who tries to reunite his lookalike twin with his mysterious murderer.
In order to bring this film to life, MOnsterworks66 initiated an indiegogo campaign to raise funds for Reunion's production costs. For more information regarding the campaign and the film itself, please see the exciting trailer and the full press release below.
Throughout last week, I posted reviews of Bloomers, a new online sitcom that puts a humorous, heartfelt, and modern spin on life in the big city. I greatly enjoyed making my way through Season 1 and the first two episodes of Season 2, and I recently caught up with the remainder of the second season (in advance of Wednesday’s release of Episode 8). Each episode of Season 2 continues to focus more heavily on individual members of the cast; however, Episode 7 sets up quite a few cliffhangers that will leave viewers counting down the hours until Wednesday, June 19th.
Earlier this week, I posted a review of Bloomers: Season 1, a new online sitcom that puts a humorous, heartfelt, and modern spin on life in the big city. As promised, I am making my way through Season 2 of the series and loving every moment. While Season 1 introduced the audience to seven 20-something friends, their intertwining relationships, and their daily struggles to find themselves amidst the chaos, the second season has, thus far, focused more on individual members of the group, allowing each of the actors to shine.
Have you been longing to fill the void left by Ross, Rachel, Joey, and the rest of the Central Perk gang, but do you find that watching reruns of Friends just doesn’t have the same “bite” to it? Well, look no further! In the new online sitcom Bloomers, seven 20-something friends living in Downtown Los Angeles take on life in the big city, landing the right career, and finding Mr. (or Ms.) right in a gutsy and modern way that will hook viewers and leave them craving more. With a combination of Sex in the City’s sassiness and Husbands’ willingness to take on controversial issues in an honest and open manner, Bloomers is an entertaining look at friends who are still struggling to grow up and find themselves.