The following is an interview with Gabe Smith, creator and writer of the indie graphic novel series Human Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Smith about his vision for the sci-fi story and its lead female character, the challenges of being an indie comic book creator, and the ultimate goal for Human Comics.
This interview was conducted on December 25, 2012.
No matter what kind of creator an aspiring artist wants to become, honing natural talent and creative skills is essential in order to find artistic maturity and success. Rules need to be learned, if only then to be broken. Confidence must be built. Experience must be earned. The list goes on.
Paul Kampf, an accomplished actor and acting trainer, formed the Performing Arts Institute (P.A.I.) in order to help aspiring thespians work on their craft. His approach is unique, as he and the institute place a lot of emphasis in hands-on learning, especially through a program called Film Lab.
I had the chance to interview Paul and learn more about his background as an actor, his perspective on acting, and his acclaimed acting programs through P.A.I.
This interview was conducted on December 13, 2012.
The following is an interview with sketch card artist Mike Vasquez, as he makes his way through the holiday season by providing commissioned artwork for the geeks on everyone's shopping lists. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Vasquez about how he was initiated into the sketch card industry, the special holiday offer that buyers will receive when commissioning work, and why Star Wars characters are his absolute favorite to draw.
This interview was conducted on December 10, 2012.
The following is an interview with Rachel Pandich, comic book writer and creator of Skin Crawling Comics, a new horror-themed comic book anthology to be released in October 2013. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Pandich about the impetus for the scary story collection, her previous experience in working with anthologies like Womanthology: Heroic, and what horror fans can expect from the independently created book.
This interview was conducted on November 27, 2012.
The following is an interview with Lara Fuentes and Patricio Clarey, the co-creators of the fantasy graphic novel series Archeologists of Shadows. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Kristine Chester chats with Fuentes and Clarey about their collaborative process for creating AOS, how their influences and inspirations were reflected within the series, and when readers can anticipate the next volume to be released.
This interview was conducted on November 6, 2012.
NY Times bestselling author and comic book historian Scott Tipton (Star Trek/Doctor Who, The Star Trek Vault) talks about his work on the IDW crossover Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation2, his educational website www.comics101.com, and why he thinks Blastoff Comics is going to be stratospheric!
While at Long Beach Comic & Horror Con 2012, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon discusses the benefits of ComicBin (www.comicb.in) with staff members Jason Goldsmith and Markus Lachinge.
ComicBin is a website that lets your read hundreds of comics for one small, monthly fee. Try it yourself risk-free for a two-week trial. No credit card required!
Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with his former acting teacher and accomplished actor/director John Amplas (Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, Creepshow, Day of the Dead) about working with George A. Romero, acting for the stage vs. acting for film, and more.
The creation of art does not follow a predetermined path. Listen to Meaghan O'Keefe, the artist of Fanboy Comics' newest graphic novel, talk about the concepts and designs of Identity Thief that did and did not work out quite the way that she imagined!
The following is an interview with Rosanna Brockley, the Senior Designer/Design Manager for becker&mayer! Books, which will soon be releasing the highly anticpated Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years. Scheduled for a December 4, 2012, release date, the stunning volume will feature field sketches, illustrations, and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across the Galaxy, along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Brockley about the impressive amount of material included within the book, the talented creative team behind its design and compilation, and the special features that will be sure to impress all Star Trek fans.
This interview was conducted on October 8, 2012.