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Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
With the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Blu-ray and DVD today, Warner Bros. has generously provided Fanboy Comics with a copy of the Blu-ray Combo Pack to give away to our loyal readers.
J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an amazing quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Sorcerers.
Tangent. Secant. Cosine. Sine. 3.14159. Go, Pi Day!
That's right, FBC readers! Today is Pi Day, which is celebrated every March 14th all over the world. (March is the third month, hence the date is 3/14). Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
The Paley Center for Media is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of its highly successful and critically acclaimed PaleyFest, the annual television festival that honors “rich and diverse programming and the creative process behind the medium.” Last night’s installment of the festival featured the cast and producers of The Big Bang Theory, the highest-rated situation comedy on television, which features four overachieving scientists in their quest for knowledge (and their socially awkward adventures in between). Hosted in front of a sold-out audience in the Saban Theater of Beverly Hills, CA, the PaleyFest panel succeeded in entertaining fans nationwide by way of The Paley Center’s partnership with Fathom Events, which offered a live broadcast of the event to more than 525 movie theatres across the US.
Good news, aspiring inventors! The day has come for you to become the next Tony Stark (minus the "billionaire playboy philanthropist" part . . . )! Discovery Science Center, Broadcom Foundation, Marvel Studios, Visa Signature, and El Capitan Theatre are joining together to host the nationwide Iron Man 3: Inventor and Innovator Fair!
If you are reading this article, then chances are that you grew up anxiously awaiting the moment when your parents would relinquish the comics section of the newspaper. Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes, The Family Circus, Beetle Bailey . . . all of these and more provided hours of delight each week when we got our hands on the funny papers. While these titles have expanded in their own right, often being collected into hardcover volumes and trades, print newspapers are quickly becoming non-existent as news media (and cartoons) move toward the digital age. While we may be thankful that this new digital frontier has provided us with countless webcomics to enjoy, one can only wonder what will befall the newspaper cartoonists that we have idolized for all of these years. Unwilling to allow that question to go unanswered, cartoonist Dave Kellett (Sheldon, Drive, How to Make Webcomics) and Frederick Schroeder (twice-nominated Sundance cinematographer) have set out to create STRIPPED, a documentary that brings together the world's best cartoonists to talk about the art form they love, and what happens to it as newsprint fades away.
Good news, Iron Man fans! Yahoo recently released its latest trailer for Iron Man 3 for your viewing pleasure!
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
It's National Grammar Day! In order to support and celebrate the importance of good grammar, the creators of Super Grammar (the all-ages guide to good grammar featuring fun and colorful superheroes and supervillains) have generously provided the FBC crew with a very special collection of Super Grammar posters for our readers! For today only, fans of the exciting and educational book will have the chance to win a set of 11" x 17" posters featuring the Super Grammar Super-teams: 1) The Completion Team, 2) The Amazing Eight, 4) The Super Symbols, and 4) The Sabotage Squad (pictured below).
Last year, I had the pleasure of interviewing comic book creator Gabe Smith of Human Comics regarding his successful Kickstarter campaign for Human #1, the first installment of his sci-fi graphic novel series. With the overwhelming support of the campaign's backers, Smith was able to self-publish the first book of the series and even acquired international distribution through Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Now, Smith has returned to Kickstarter with the hopes of raising the necessary capital to produce and publish the second installment of Human and to finance the marketing, distribution, and convention costs of both books.
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FANBOY COMICS TO LAUNCH ‘THE PREVIEWS PARTY PODCAST’
LOS ANGELES, CA – March 1, 2013 – Fanboy Comics (FBC) is proud to announce the latest addition to its podcast lineup with The PREVIEWS Party Podcast!
"It's the most iconic '60s comic strip that never existed!" The Fanboy Comics staff recently learned of an intriguing, new Kickstarter campaign that aims to collect the never-before-seen comic strips for Goldtiger, a '60s series that was shrouded in controversy due to its racy content and troubled creators. But . . . here's the thing. The entire premise for the book - the troubled creators, the controversial content, and its journey to (never) be published - is fictional.