The following is an interview with Anthony Montgomery, creator of the new graphic novel Miles Away and an actor who is well known as Starfleet Officer Travis Mayweather from Star Trek: Enterprise. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Montgomery about his inspiration for Miles Away, his transition from actor to rap artist to graphic novelist, and the exciting plans that are ahead for his graphic novel.
This interview was conducted on May 26, 2013.
Since 1992, Syfy (formerly known as the Sci-Fi Channel) has provided viewers with some of the most memorable TV shows and miniseries, including Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, and Farscape. Ranging from science fiction, drama, supernatural, fantasy, and paranormal genres to wrestling and horror programming, Syfy is now exploring unscripted reality series that will appeal to the geek in all of us, and they want you to be a part of it!
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are at it again with the creation of the all-new animated film Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, which is scheduled for release on July 30, 2013, on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP), DVD ($19.98 SRP), and Digital Download.
The following is an interview with Gerry Kissell, creator of the comic book Code Word: Geronimo and artist of books including Iron Sky and Endtime. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Kissell about his career path as a professional comic book artist, how his experiences serving in the miliarty have impacted his artistry, and the myriad of projects on which he is currently working.
This interview was conducted on May 20, 2013.
As Fanboy Comics continues to inform its readers about exciting Kickstarter campaigns that are worthy of your hard-earned money, there may be rare opportunities when we will highlight campaigns that have already reached their desired goals. One such campaign has come to our attention, and we hope that you will enjoy it as much as we did!
Shogun Rising is a graphic novel collaboration between writer/producer Jonathan Mayor and Awesome Horse Studios' Marc Scheff, Noah Bradley, Aaron Miller, and Cynthia Sheppard. With a story that features love, samurai, and zombies, what could be better? Featuring 64 pages of art by seasoned comic layout artists and colorists including Tim Paul, Shogun Rising is an original story where a near-future Tokyo is the zombie apocalypse ground zero. Survivors are forced to flee to a remote samurai village. Hiroshi, a samurai prodigy, and Mizuki, the daughter of a ruthless Tokyo crime-boss, attempt to navigate the new world and their forbidden love. Tensions arise as cultures clash and the chances of survival diminish. And, yes, samurais will fight zombies. But, who will win?
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
Do you know everything there is to know about comic books, movies, TV, video games, science, technology, RPG, LARPing . . . shall we say all things geek? Are you a competitive person who likes to put their brains and skills to the test? If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, then you will not want to miss the auditions for King of the Nerds: Season 2, the hit reality TV show which is now casting!
Did you know that about 1 in 100 adults – or between 2 to 3 million adults in the United States – currently has OCD? There are also at least 1 in 200 – or 500,000 – kids and teens that have OCD. This is about the same number of kids who have diabetes. For those who may not be familiar with the disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder of the brain and behavior, and it causes severe anxiety in those affected. With so many people struggling with the challenges caused by OCD, one man took it upon himself to both educate and entertain readers by sharing his own candid and humorous look at life with OCD. In The OCD Handbook, writer Jefferson Jordan talks about growing up with OCD, how he developed it, and what he has learned about life from it. He also has fun listing his more epic meltdowns, designing the perfect OCD bathroom, and teaching readers how to open a bathroom door without using your hands. While Jordan hopes that his book will be relatable to readers with and without OCD, he first needs your support to print the book through his Kickstarter campaign.
Are you looking for the most elegant and fantastical evening of high fashion and imagination? Then, you will not want to miss MYTH Masque, an annual masquerade ball at VIBIANA on Saturday, May 25th, starting at 6 p.m. The evening will unfold in a visually striking, immersive environment. Guests will enjoy a high-end evening of dress up, music, dancing, performances, drinks, hors d'oeuvres, tantalizing treats, and photo-ops, along with other key highlights.
The popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter has given a voice to independent creators and entrepreneurs throughout the world, providing them with a platform to share their projects and ideas with a larger audience. In addition, Kickstarter has empowered audiences with the ability to lend their support to causes in which they believe. By providing individuals with the opportunity to donate their hard-earned money to specific projects in order to ensure their success, people are truly making a difference in the world around them. For that reason, the new Kickstarter campaign for Arcana's graphic novel, The Steam Engines of Oz, is even more impactful, as it imparts a strong message about how people, regardless of where they come from, or their station in life, can affect change in a larger world.
Bluewater Productions is one of the top publishers of independent comic books and graphic novels, often focusing on biographies of celebrities past and present. One such biographical comic book is standing apart from the others, as Bluewater has decided to commemorate the historical event in June of 1969 that changed the face of the gay rights movement forever. In The Stonewall Riots, scheduled for release on the 44th anniversary of the infamous New York City riots this coming June, writer Michael Troy and artist David T. Cabrera capture the events and culture leading up to the riots, the incident itself, and its historical significance as the genesis of the Gay Pride Movement. The events at Stonewall led to riots and demonstrations that opened the dialogue and fight for the basic human rights of the homosexual community.