Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

On behalf of Fanboy Comics, I am both excited and proud to announce the addition of two new staff members to the FBC fold.  Joining the staff will be Jason Enright and Kristine Chester, both of whom have provided countless hours of their services and support to make Fanboy Comics as geeky as it is.

Trivium ProportionThe following is an interview with indie writer David Phillips, author of The Trivium Proportion.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Phillips about the process of self-publishing his most recent book, why Kickstarter continues to be a fantastic resource for creators, and his new projects in the works.

This interview was conducted on October 22, 2012.

 

Blastoff ComicsDear Fanboy Comics Readers:

The FBC staff is excited to announce that Blastoff Comics will be opening a new store in North Hollywood, CA, on Saturday, November 10th, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The online retailer's new brick-and-mortar location will offer both current and back-issue comics and graphic novels, with a special focus on comic book rarities.  Blastoff's grand opening celebration will host industry greats including Mark Waid (Daredevil, Kingdom Come), novelist and comic book writer Gregg Hurwitz (The Survivor, Batman: The Dark Knight), comic book writer Jim Krueger (Justice, Earth-X), and comic book writer and author Scott Tipton (Star Trek/Doctor Who, The Star Trek Vault).

halloween geek pumpkinOctober 31

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

The goblins and ghouls at FBC would like to wish you and yours a Happy Halloween!  Today is a day to showcase our cosplay love, carve pumpkins, eat far too much candy, draw Pagan symbols on the floor and then accidentally spray human blood on them, therby unleashing Gachnar who terrorizes the students of UC Sunnydale . . . I mean . . . you know, the regular Halloween things that you do . . .

While all of the aforementioned activities make today tremendously fun, it is just not Halloween without remembering one thing: "Anything Can Happen on Halloween."

 

TAH KickstarterThe following is an interview with Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, the creators of the hit stage show and podcast, The Thrilling Adventure Hour.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Acker and Blacker about the recent launch of their Kickstarter campaign to usher the show into multiple forms of media including a graphic novel, motion comic, web series, and concert film.  With nine days remaining in the campaign, the creators have already surpassed their first campaign goal, thanks to the amazing support of their fans.

This interview was conducted on October 25, 2012.

 

Mike Diana booksMike Diana was the first-ever comic book artist to receive a criminal conviction for obscenity for his artwork in the United States.  The underground artist, known for his bright, bold colors of western advertising combined with rough, black lines, used his art to voice his honest and unapologetic opinion of mainstream American culture and the underlying hypocrises that he felt existed in that contemporary society.  Now, eighteen years after his conviction, Diana and publisher DIVUS London will be releasing America, a 500-page collection of Diana's rare, limited, and out-of-print cartoons, drawings, and paintings together for the first time. This double book box set contains introductory essays by Marisol Rodriguez and Mike Hunchback and a foreword by Neil Gaiman.

Sams Story Mae CattKickstarter exists to help independent creators voice their creative endeavors to the masses, with the hopes of garnering an interested audience that is willing to take a chance financially on the success of said projects.  Creators who have a true passion for their projects have the ability to showcase their hunger through the campaign page, which often intrigues potential backers and secures their donations.  One such creator who is obviously eager to make her vision come to life is Mae Catt, an indie filmmaker with the goal of producing the film Sam's Story.      

SuperHeroStuffIt's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's the coolest geek garb you have ever seen! 

The Fanboy Comics staff is excited to announce that SuperHeroStuff.com, an online retailer of superhero merchandise, will be providing FBC readers with a super discount on all of their caped crusader-themed items!  From September 26 through October 31, 2012, Fanboy Comics fans will be able to shop the SuperHeroStuff website for nifty t-shirts, hats, pajamas, toys, and more featuring your favorite Marvel and DC characters with a 13% discount!  All of the merchandise is available in men's, women's, and children's sizes, so this special FBC discount is fun for the whole family!

FanboyNation logoAt Comikaze Expo 2012, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talks fan-to-fan with Robert Samo, founder of FanboyNation!

Started by print journalist Professor R.C. Samo and I.T. aficionado Donavin Sulser, the vision of FanboyNation Magazine was to bring readers traditional journalistic integrity, which has been lacking in the geek chic community. Find out more by visiting www.fanboynation.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron GlassAt Comikaze Expo 2012, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with actor Ron Glass (Firefly, Serenity) about his new animated film, Strange Frame, his opinion of the Shepherd Book graphic novel, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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