Carnal: Pride of the Lions is the first in a series of five illustrated graphic novels from Sea Lion Books, in which humans have fallen to the bottom of the food chain and lions, hyenas, and other animals have evolved into humanistic creatures that battle for dominance and survival. Co-writer and artist John Connell talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about how the graphic novel began, his own artistic influences, and what is up next for the Carnal series.
This interview was conducted on April 11, 2012.
Hunter Black is a dark, fantasy webcomic written by Justin Peniston and illustrated by William Orr. Prior to their attendance at C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) this weekend, the creators sat down with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon to discuss how Hunter Black became a webcomic, their thoughts on the digital comics revolution, and their own favorite comics.
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
On behalf of the FBC staff, I am very excited to announce that we will be attending the Long Beach Comic Expo next month on May 12, 2012! We will be bringing you the latest in geek news regarding comics, video games, film, TV, and more! In addition, be sure to stop by the Fanboy Comics booth to meet the staff and the creators of Something Animal and Identity Thief!
In the meantime, our friends at the Long Beach Comic Expo have announced their comic book guest line-up, and we couldn't be more excited! Industy superstars like Brian Buccellato, Bernard Chang, and Whilce Portacio will be in attendance, along with the following special guests:
In the latest installment of L.A. Theatre Works’ The Play’s The Thing Series, Peter Morgan’s Tony-nominated Frost/Nixon will soon come to life as a radio theatre performance for audiences far and wide to enjoy.
L.A. Theatre Works, a non-profit organization that preserves dramatic literature through the production of nationally syndicated audio theatre, will host live performances of Frost/Nixon from April 19-22, 2012, at the James Bridges Theatre at UCLA. Featuring the finest actors from stage and screen, Frost/Nixon will feature James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville) as British talk show host David Frost and Tom Virtue (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as President Richard Nixon. History buffs and audio drama fanatics alike will have the unique opportunity to attend a live dramatization of the infamous interviews (sans sets and costumes), while they are being recorded to air on public radio stations across the country. In addition, the performance can later be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.
As any web-slinger can tell you, “With great power comes great responsibility.” This was, indeed, the case for Theatre Unleashed, the Los Angeles-based group that recently opened the West Coast premiere of Broadway parody and fan favorite The Spidey Project, but the cast and crew swung into action, providing a high energy and extremely entertaining performance featuring everyone’s favorite neighborhood Spider-Man.
The following is an interview with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Richard A. Knaak, who is the author of Dragon Mound, the first installment of his Knight in Shadow trilogy. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talks with Knaak about his plans for the science faction/fantasy trilogy, his previous work with World of Warcraft, and why the John Carter series inspired his own writing.
Dragon Mound is available for purchase online and can be found here!
Womanthology is a large-scale anthology that showcases the works of women in comics. Writer, editor, and journalist Bonnie Burton talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about her multi-faceted involvment with Womanthology, balancing writing and editing, and staying busy with Star Wars!
This interview was conducted on March 22, 2012.
Womanthology is a large-scale anthology that showcases the works of women in comics. At Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA, artist Jean Kang talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about her exciting opportunity to illustrate a Womanthology story written by industry professional Gail Simone.
Womanthology is a large-scale anthology that showcases the works of women in comics. Professional animator and illustrator Mary Bellamy talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about how she became involved with Womanthology and the Womanthology Heroic Sketchbook, her hopes for female creators in the comic book industry, and the female creators that inspired her.
This interview was conducted on March 12, 2012.
Web comic creator Dave Kellett of Sheldon Comics and Drive Comics talks to Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about why he likes conventions, how his feature-length documentary Stripped was funded, and the most interesting parts of interviewing dozens of top comic creators around North America, including Jim Davis, Stephen Pastis, Kate Beaton, and so many more!
Fanboy Comics will continue to post all of its interviews from WonderCon 2012 throughout the week. Click here for the latest interviews.