The following is an interview with Rachel Pandich, comic book writer and creator of Skin Crawling Comics, a new horror-themed comic book anthology to be released in October 2013. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Pandich about the impetus for the scary story collection, her previous experience in working with anthologies like Womanthology: Heroic, and what horror fans can expect from the independently created book.
This interview was conducted on November 27, 2012.
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'SKIN CRAWLING COMICS' HORROR ANTHOLOGY IN PRODUCTION
JACKSONVILLE, FL – December 12, 2012 – Indie comic book writer Rachel Pandich (Womanthology: Heroic, Aspire) is proud to announce the development of her horror-themed comic book anthology, Skin Crawling Comics.
Written by an assortment of up-and-coming writers including Pandich, Paul Chapman (Porn Gnomes and Other Strange Tales), Bryant Dillon (Something Animal, Identity Thief), and Jody Houser (Womathology: Space, Dead Roots), the collection will consist of terrifyingly creepy comics that span the horror spectrum. The stories will feature artwork by talented creators including Ashley Lanni Hoye (Aspire), James Greene (Studio YOLO), Kate Carleton (Solestar, Womanthology Sketchbook), Laura Bearl (Free Candy and the UCCS 2010 Senior Art Exhibition), and Chris Thorne (The 36)!
A few months ago, the Fanboy Comics staff received an online introduction to Siike Donnelly, a comic book creator and writer who survived a brain aneurysm in 2010. Forced to rebuild his speech patterns and relearn how to walk, Donnelly forged a strong will and a desire to help other brain aneurysm survivors. With his company, The Naïve Project, Donnelly launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish Solestar, an original graphic novel featuring artwork donated by 60 different artists and educational information regarding brain aneurysms, the proceeds of which will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
You're invited to join the creators of the Boston Metaphysical Society comic series for a "Comics and Coffee" panel discussion on Monday, December 10th, at 7:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!
"Comics and Coffee" is a weekly discussion series that covers everything happening in the comic book industry, hosted by Emerald Knights every Monday at 7:00 p.m. One event per month features a different industry guest, with past guests having included Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Irredeemable, Incorruptible), Shane and Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther), and even the FBC staff (Something Animal, Identity Thief)! On December 10th, the panel will include Madeleine Holly-Rosing, the writer of the Steampunk, supernatural series which was recently nominated for an Airship Award.
In what may be the most intense and violent thriller to be released this year, Sushi Girl is a film that will leave its mark with moviegoers as the pinnacle of modern exploitation films. Independently produced by Assembly Line in association with Level Up Productions, the film’s creators masterfully packaged an extremely talented cast and crew with a twisted and gut-wrenching script that will stand up next to any big studio production. Supplemented by an already growing fanbase as confirmed by a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign to premiere the film at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Sushi Girl is a shining example of how good, old-fashioned creativity, hard work, and dedication can develop into a solid motion picture.
You're invited to join Fanboy Comics for a graphic novel signing on Wednesday, December 5th, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, CA!
Writers and FBC co-founders Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes will be on hand at the LA-area comic shop to sign copies of Fanboy Comics‘ graphic novels, Something Animal and Identity Thief. Fans who stop by the store will have a chance to pick up their very own signed copies and to purchase the official Fanboy Comics t-shirt, so that they can show their geek pride in style. (These items make great holiday gifts!)
You're invited to join the League of Extraordinary Ladies for the 2nd Annual Holiday Craftacularstravaganza on Saturday, December 8th, at 1:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!
The Holiday Craftacularstravaganza will feature a plethora of crafts, gifts, and other items made by talented indie artists from the Los Angeles area. Dozens of vendors will be occupying the second floor of Emerald Knights, providing shoppers with a chance to purchase gifts for the geeky friends and loved ones on their holiday shopping list. (A full list of the vendors is listed below.)
For the millions of Star Trek fans out there, you will not want to miss the latest crowdfunding campaign to launch on Kickstarter. In a mission created by fans for fans, Star Trek superfan Huston Huddleston has initiated a campaign to restore the D Bridge of the Enterprise from The Next Generation TV show in order for it to become a fully interactive education museum. With the support of Star Trek creators, producers, writers, and actors including Ronald D. Moore, William Shatner, Scott Tipton, Herman Zimmerman, Larry Nemecek, Michael Okuda, and Naren Shankar, the Kickstarter campaign (if fully funded) will restore the bridge to its original design, as created by Paramount Studios, but it will also feature fully working displays and mechanics.
You're invited to join the staff of JBSK Comics for a "Comics and Coffee" panel discussion on Monday, November 19th, at 7:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!
"Comics and Coffee" is a weekly discussion series that covers everything happening in the comic book industry, hosted by Emerald Knights every Monday at 7:00 p.m. One event per month features a different industry guest, with past guests having included Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Irredeemable, Incorruptible), Shane and Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther), and even the FBC staff (Something Animal, Identity Thief)! On November 19th, the panel will include Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon, the founders of JBSK Comics (Penguins vs. Possums, Crossover). The panelists will be discussing their step-by-step process for creating comics, with a focus on how Penguins vs. Possums came to be. The creators will also showcase original art from Penguins vs. Possums Issue Number Two, as well as their superhero anthology book, Crossover. Ten lucky guests in attendance will have the opportunity to win copies of the Crossover comic book!
The following is an interview with Rosanna Brockley, the Senior Designer/Design Manager for becker&mayer! Books, which will soon be releasing the highly anticpated Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years. Scheduled for a December 4, 2012, release date, the stunning volume will feature field sketches, illustrations, and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across the Galaxy, along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Brockley about the impressive amount of material included within the book, the talented creative team behind its design and compilation, and the special features that will be sure to impress all Star Trek fans.
This interview was conducted on October 8, 2012.