Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

 

Saturn Awards statueThe Fanboy Comics staff attended last night's 38th Annual Saturn Awards in Burbank, CA, celebrating the best in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror.  Stay tuned to the Fanboy Comics website for lots of interviews and photos from the coolest presenters, nominees, and award winners, including James Remar, Lea Thompson, Frank Oz, Bruce Greenwood, and more!

 

For now, here is a list of last night's winners!  Congratulations to all, and thank you for your contributions to our favorite geek classics!

 

Agent 88Kickstarter campaigns have enabled thousands of independent creators to bring their work to a larger audience, and with so many worth projects in need of funding, it can be difficult to choose which projects to fund.  Well, if having the support of Heavy Metal Magazine and Diamond Select Toys is any indication, the Kickstarter campaign for the web series Agent 88 is a sure bet.

With only 12 days remaining in their campaign to reach their goal of $88,000, Agent 88 creators Digger T. Mesch of Dig Deep Entertainment and Producer Jan Utstein-O'Neill of Hurricane Entertainment have good reason to be excited by their web series.  For those unfamiliar with the project, Agent 88 is a web series that introduces the world's most deadly poster assassin: an 88-year-old British woman with Alzheimer's disease.  In this odd-ball, kung fu epic described by the creators as Kill Bill meets Mr. Magoo, London theatre actress Kay D'Arcy (Criminal Minds) will star under the guest direction of director/producer Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, Grimm Fairy Tales).      

 

BBComic 0112As the Managing Editor of Fanboy Comics, I have the distinct honor and privilege to work with amazingly talented individuals throughout geek culture: actors, writers, artists, directors, photographers . . . the list is endless.  It is always a pleasure to learn more about their craft and to follow their artistic endeavors throughout various stages of the creative process.  Needless to say, when the opportunity arose to work with one such industry professional on a comic book-themed photo shoot, I jumped at the chance!

 

Raw StudiosAt San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with actor Thomas Jane (The Punisher) and artist Tim Bradstreet (Vampire: The Masquerade) about their work with Raw Studios, the release of the Dark Country graphic novel, and what fans can expect from their Saturday panel at the convention.


 

 

 

 

 

YA LiteratureWith the popularity of YA dystopia literature like The Hunger Games taking the world by storm, the Fanboy Comics crew attended Hungry for Dystopia, a panel discussing what attracts today's authors to totalitarian futures, the inspirations behind dystopian themes, and the possible solutions offered within their stories.  The panel featured authors Neal Shusterman (Unwind trilogy), Lissa Price (Starters), Paolo Bacigalupi (The Drowned Cities), Michael Grant (BZRK), Daniel H. Wilson (Amped), Gennifer Albin (Crewel), and Marie Lu (Legend trilogy), and it was moderated by Anna North (America Pacifica). 

Klasky Csupo Zombie BreakfastAt San Diego Comic-Con 2012, leading animation studio Klasky Csupo provided Fanboy Comics with a sneak preview of their new digital slate for the upcoming year, and fans of their previous properties like Rugrats, Aaahh! Real Monsters, Rocket Power, and The Wild Thornberrys will be very excited by the eclectic group of projects.  With 20 never-before-seen pilots, a digital comic book, and a multi-platform web series, Klasky Csupo has big things in the works for fans of all ages.  Announcements regarding the digital properties and the studio's new digital division will be shared with Comic-Con fans at the company's 5:00 p.m. panel.   

Stan Lee Comikaze ExpoDear Fanboy Comics Readers:


San Diego Comic-Con has begun, and the FBC crew will be bringing you live coverage of the event all week long! In addition, our friends at Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo have been planning a geektastic SDCC party, and we want to give you a chance to attend!

Buy Indie Comics logoThe following is an interview with Dale Wilson, who is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of BuyIndieComics.com, a comic book website and promotional outlet that offers great opportunities for independent creators.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Wilson about the opportunities available for indie creators on Buy Indie Comics, the benefits of digital comics, and how you can bring your work to a larger audience.

This interview was conducted on July 1, 2012.

 

SolestarLogoMartinDunnWhen Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff and I hope to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community.  We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need.  With Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.

A few months ago, the Fanboy Comics staff received an online introduction to Siike (pronounced "Seek") 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 newly formed company, The Naïve Project, Donnelly seeks to publish an original graphic novel featuring art donated by 55 different artists and educational information regarding brain aneurysms, the proceeds of which will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. 

MoriartyThe following is an interview with writer/director Daniel Corey, whose credits include graphic novels like Prophet and Moriarty, the latter of which is now available through Image Comics.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Corey about the new media company Dangerkatt Creative Studio, adapting his projects from comic book to film, and his love for Magnum, P.I.

This interview was conducted on June 25, 2012.

 

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