The following is an interview with artist Matt Brundage, who recently collaborated with comic book creators Michael Allred, Shaun Simon, Shelly Bond, and Laura Allred on the creator-owned series, Art Ops. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Brundage about how he came to work on the project, his creative process in sharing artistic duties with Michael Allred, the number of issues planned for the series, and more!
“There was a time when the mere mention of my race inspired fear. And now, we’re a beaten people. Afraid to fight back because we don’t want to lose what little is left . . . I am the only Cardassian left. And, if no one else will stand against the Klingons, I will.”
-- Gul Dukat
All of the best villains assume they are heroes. If they have to undertake actions others would find distasteful or even evil, it is the fault of even worse enemies laying in wait from the shadows. The extreme actions are necessary, and only the villain can truly understand them. This might sound strange when you apply it to a war criminal like Darth Vader or Thulsa Doom (or someone not played by James Earl Jones, I guess), but it’s also the reason that when you’re speeding through traffic, it’s because you’re late for an important meeting (with your toilet, because let’s be honest here), but when it’s someone else, it’s because they’re an uncaring maniac. This is called the fundamental attribution error, and it basically means any one of us could theoretically become a genocidal madman.
Welcome to another Wonder Woman Wednesday, my fellow Amazons! First, I'd like to congratulate myself on the title of this week's column. Pretty clever, eh? So, what the heck does it mean?
The following is an interview with film composer Giona Ostinelli, who - at 29 - has already scored over 25 feature films, many in collaboration with horror filmmaker Mickey Keating. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Ostinelli about his initial interest in music, his creative approach to selecting each new project, his long-time collaboration with Keating, the upcoming projects on which he is working, and more!
The following is an interview with comic creator Shane-Michael "SM" Vidaurri, who is the writer and artist of his latest graphic novel, Iscariot. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Guest Contributor Josh Trujillo talks with Vidaurri about the premise of the graphic novel, the influences and inspirations for its story, balancing the writing and artistic duties of the project, and more!
The following is an interview with writer Domenick Dicce regarding the release of his debut book, You’re a Vampire - That Sucks: A Survival Guide. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Dicce about the inspiration for this devilishly delightful how-to book, why the book will make such a fantastically fiendish gift for the vampire in your life, and more!
The following is an interview with writers Will Tracy (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Onion) and Gabe Koplowitz (VH1) regarding the upcoming debut of their new comic, Allen: Son of Hellcock, through Z2 Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Tracy and Koplowitz about their first foray into the world of comics, how their previous writing experience prepared them for the sequential art medium, why Z2 Comics makes the perfect home for the series, and more!
Possible spoilers and probable squeals of delight below.
Having written and drawn two Lady Gaga comics, you didn't expect me not to do a review of American Horror Story, did you? I'm practically contractually obligated to release a public exultation of Mother Monster's American Horror Story debut. And, what a debut it was! So, what did I think?
“Shakaar knows better than anyone, you can’t capitulate to terrorists. He used to be one, and the day the Cardassians started to negotiate with him was the day he knew they’d been beaten.”
-- Major Kira Nerys
There are times I identify with Odo more than perhaps I should. Maybe not me now, happily married and largely settled down, but the me back when this episode aired. Pining hopelessly after the pixie tomboy of my dreams and unable to express myself in anything more profound than mindless self-destruction and defeatist groans? Yeah, that sounds about right.
Yes, indeed . . . As evidenced by this week's column title, I am officially devoid of shame. But please, allow me to explain. There are certain responsibilities that go along with being a gay man in addition to being a Wonder Woman fan. One of those is a list of "required viewing" films usually of the "Old Hollywood Glamour Queen" or the "Bitchy Teen Dark Comedy" variety.
To the point, at the risk of foregoing my gay card (Yes, they give us a card. Being fabulous has privileges!), I have never seen Breakfast at Tiffany's. Well, I had never seen it until last month. I know. I know. Whatever! What can I tell you? I'm a gentleman whom prefers blondes. I've seen my fair share of Bette Davis flicks, but Marilyn Monroe is my home girl.