Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief


Happy Judgment Day 2012!

August 29


The Staff of Fanboy Comics warned you that this day would come.  In fact, we traveled through time on August 4th to tell you about the activation of Skynet.  And now, prepare to welcome our new computer overlords; it is Judgment Day.


Judgment Day, also known as J-Day, refers to the day in the Terminator film that the artificial intelligence Skynet became self aware and started a nuclear strike on America, Russia, and other regions, killing three billion people.  Due to the effects of time travel, as well as several film, TV, and novel adaptations of the Terminator story, the month, day, and year of Judgment Day has varied over the years.

Read Comics in Public cartoonAugust 28


The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a very happy International Read Comics in Public Day!


This special day is as simple as it sounds . . . go and read comics in public!  Read Comics in Public Day was created by Brian Heater and Sarah Morean of The Daily Cross Hatch in 2010 in an attempt to encourage fans to show their geek pride for all to see.  Over the years, comics and graphic novels have grown in popularity and social acceptance, but we as geeks should always to do our part to encourage that growth.

SuperGrammar bookcoverThe following is an interview with Tony Preciado and Rhode Montijo, the creators of Super Grammar, a book series designed to help students of all ages learn the rules of English grammar.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Preciado and Montijo about how superheroes and sequential art can be effective learning tools in the classroom, the inspiration behind Super Grammar, and how and when you can purchase this fantastic educational material for your own students.

This interview was conducted on August 17, 2012.


Daisy Viktoria 1The following is an interview with costumer Daisy Viktoria, whose amazing creations span historical, fantasy, and cosplay genres.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Daisy Viktoria about the inspirations behind her costumes, the creative process that goes into a new design, and her own love of cosplay and historical reenactments.

This interview was conducted on August 17, 2012.


SoCal Creators Unite LogoAny independent creator will tell you that breaking into the entertainment business is no easy task.  Greater still is the challenge of joining the niche comic book industry, as finding talented creators with which to collaborate on a small, or non-existent, budget is not exactly an enticing selling point.  Well, indie creators in the Los Angeles area are in luck!  On Saturday, September 8th, at 7:30 p.m., SoCal Creators Unite will host an Independent Comic Book Writer and Artist Meeting to provide indie creators with an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, with the hopes of establishing future collaborations.


Husbands S2The Paley Center for Media, known for leading the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and other emerging platforms, made headlines last night at its Beverly Hills location by honoring its first online sitcom, Husbands.  The web series, created by writer/producer Jane Espenson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Upon a Time) and writer/actor Brad “Cheeks” Bell (Pop Up Video), follows a young same-sex couple as they deal with the trials and tribulations that all newlywed couples face.  In a red carpet event, the Paley Center hosted the creators, cast, and crew of Husbands for a panel discussion and preview of the first two episodes of Season 2.

Reed Gunther V2Fans of Shane and Chris Houghton’s all-ages comic book series, Reed Gunther, will be ecstatic to learn that the familial duo recently released their second trade paperback, Reed Gunther Volume 2: Monsters and Mustaches!  Everyone’s favorite loud-mouthed cowboy, Reed Gunther, and his trusty bear Sterling are entangled in more hilarious adventures in this collection of Issues #6-10, which also includes lots of exciting extras like an introduction by Simpsons comic book writer Ian Boothby, Reed Gunther short stories, and fantastic sketches and pin-up art!  And, to commemorate the release of Monsters and Mustaches, the Houghton brothers have a very special treat for readers who may be new on the trail of the bear-riding cowboy.

Way Down in ChinatownThe following is an interview with Maria Olsen and Angel Corbin, the producers of the film Way Down in Chinatown.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talks with Olsen and Corbin about the various genres included within the film, its commentary on corporate vs. individual creativity, and the film's impressive cast and crew list.

Lance ReddickAt the 2012 Saturn Awards, actor Lance Reddick (The Wire, Fringe) talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about his work on Tron: Uprising, how voice acting stacks up to being in front of a camera, and his upcoming projects!






Pathfinder RPG Goes Steampunk!

Clockwork CoutureAt Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talks with Jason Enright about his upcoming RPG events at Clockwork Couture, based on a modified Pathfinder.  He talks about the evolution of the store into the Clockwork Gaming Laboratory and about the games he'll be running there!






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