Lantern CityAt the recording of Krypton Radio’s The Event Horizon radio show, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Drew Siragusa chats with Bruce Boxleitner (TRON, Babylon 5) and Trevor Crafts (Smokewood), the producers behind the new Steampunk show Lantern City.

Learn more about this exciting foray into fan-inspired and fan-created television by visiting the Lantern City website at lanterncitytv.com.  Lantern City may also be found on Facebook and Twitter (@LanternCityTV).  You can also listen to Bruce and Trevor’s appearance on The Event Horizon radio show by visiting the Krypton Radio website at www.kryptonradio.com and see photos from the event on the Fanboy Comics Facebook page.

 

 

 





 

Clockwork CoutureThe following is an interview with Joshua Watts, co-owner of the Steampunk shoppe Clockwork Couture (with Donna Ricci-Watts) in Burbank, CA.  In the interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Watts about his inspiration for the specialized clothing store, the multitude of events hosted in-house, and how those who may be new to Steampunk can get in on the fun!

This interview was conducted on March 19, 2013.

 

 

Villain Drink mainI think it was Hitchcock who said, “The greater the villain, the greater the story.” Heroes may have top billing, but it is the villain of the story that truly captivates us. Whether they are masters of the elements, embracers of chaos, split personalities, or silver spoon Caesar wannabes, they have great power over us. They enlist our dark sides, transform our obsessions, and make us question our morals and sense of self.

So, what would they want to drink as their nightcap? I took the liberty of matching four of my favorite villains with what I think their beverage of choice would be. It is not often that I get to combine my interest in comics with my interest in spirits!

Father Robot promo Wondercon 2The following is an interview with Kristopher White, creator and writer of The Thirty Six, about his upcoming graphic novel series, Father Robot.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with White about his inspiration for the sci-fi series, his colloboration on the project with artist Sam Garland, and the special Father Robot treat in store for fans attending WonderCon this weekend.

*In addition, Kristopher White was very kind to present Fanboy Comics' readers with a "first look" of Father Robot (pictured right).  This WonderCon exclusive print will be available to only ten shoppers at the convention, and the print will be signed by the writer and artist.

This interview was conducted on March 24, 2013.

 

WICKED MFTSpoilers a spoilin'.

"What's the matter, Glinda? Out of bubbles?" The verbal b---h slap delivered to Glinda the Good from Evandora the not so good has to go down in the history of best catty lines ever!

As an out and proud gay man, I am contractually obligated to worship The Wizard of Oz, so it would stand to reason that I would in turn like Oz The Great and Powerful. Well, I didn't like Oz The Great and Powerful- I LOVED IT!!! I remember seeing the posters months ago. Sam Raimi? Oz? Sign me up!

Lou Scannon Fad DeityThe following is an interview with Kris Carter, Dan Harris, and Jim Bampfield, the creative team behind the indie comic book series Lou Scannon.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Carter, Harris, and Bampfield about their inspiration for the series, the huge influence that sci-fi classics have made on Lou Scannon's creation, and their advice for aspiring comic book creators.

This interview was conducted on March 10, 2013.

 

McFarlane MFTThe devil's in the details. Ain't that the truth? It's also the name of the recently released collection of Todd McFarlane's art from his 3-decade-spanning career. I was excited when Image announced the illustrated biography of Todd McFarlane in hardcover. Not so excited about the price tag. I got $99.00 and Tood McFarlane ain't one of them. So, I instead opted for the more affordable $39.00 softcover. Not that the hardcover wouldn't have been worth it. I just po'.

Olga BatgirlThe following is an interview with animation and storyboard artist Olga Ulanova.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Ulanova about how she began her career in art, how she is able to tell stories through animation and storyboarding, and which animated TV shows on which she is currently working.

This interview was conducted on March 11, 2013.

 

Kel SymonsThe following is an interview with Kel Symons, writer of the Image comic book series I Love Trouble.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Jason Enright chats with Symons about the inspiration behind I Love Trouble and its take on superpowers, the efforts of the creative team behind the series, and what is up next on the writer's slate of projects.

This interview was conducted on March 12, 2013.

 

MAGIK MFTSPOILERS here and there.

As a result of the fallout from Avengers vs. X-Men and perhaps an answer to DC's much ballyhooed New 52, The Uncanny X-Men received a new number one and a bold new direction. Again. A new direction, with a new roster and new creative team seems old hat by now for the X-Men. So, here we go again with Uncanny X-Men with Brian Michael Bendis writing, not so fresh feeling considering his lengthy stint on Ultimate X-Men and Chris Bachalo on art again. No complaints there, as he is always a welcome addition; however, I would love to see him spread his wings and maybe get back to his indie roots. (But, hey, if I got to draw X-Men, they'd have to claw me off the book with a pair of razor sharp adamantiums.)

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