Exist TraceI CON't believe it! It's another CON interview by our intrepid Fanboy Comics reporter, J.C. Ciesielski!


This time it's with the lovely ladies of Exist+Trace, a Japanese Visual Kei band that will rock out not just your ears, but your eyes, as well. Be sure to check out their website at www.exist-trace.com. This interview took place at the 2012 Tekkoshocon Japanese Music and Anime convention in Pittsburgh, PA, land of bridges and pierogies. And now, on with the show! Domo!


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jim Mahfood vs. Fanboy Comics

 

LA Ink StainsArtist/writer Jim Mahfood, aka Food One, talks with Fanboy Comics about Los Angeles Ink Stains published by Image Comics. Releasing June 20th, Ink Stains is the first printed edition collection of Jim Mahfood's autobiographical webcomic. The graphic memoir gives readers an insider's POV to the underground/lowbrow art scene unique to LA, and tells the story of one artistic hustler's rise to the middle. As emergent writer/performer Herbert Russell aptly states in the book's 6-page intro, "Ink Stains is bottomless baskets of adrenaline nachos shot through a peristaltic wave of hedonism, neurosis, and gonzo documentary."

 

 

 

 

 

BLONDERWITCH MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

 

Thunderbolts is one of those titles that is always good when I read it, and I always drop off at some point for some unknown Bermuda Trianglesque reason.  Luckily, Thunderbolts has a history of re-inventing itself in fun and interesting ways, perhaps intentionally to bring back readers to the title.  They must be doing something right; numbered at #175 is unprecedented with rampant revisions and renumbering ruling the day. 

I should say here that I was a huge fan of the b@$tard child of Marvel's Civil War, Dark Avengers.  I was sorely disappointed when it was canceled after only 18 issues.  So, now it appears the latest Thunderbolts makeover comes in the form of a melding with the Dark Avengers concept. Color me intrigued.  I was initially drawn in by the beautiful cover by Mike Deidato, Jr. (That man can draw!) The cover did not prepare me for the surprise I was in for.


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Gam3rCon Logo SlideThe following is an interview with Brian Bielawski, co-founder of Gam3rCon, a week-long convention of gaming and gaming-related entertainment in downtown San Diego that runs concurrently with Comic-Con.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Bielawski about what gamers can expect from the third year of the convention, how fans can get involved with the geek art show, and why Saint's Row brought inspiration for Gam3rCon.

This interview was conducted on May 31, 2012.

 

FAME One Direction MTThe Fanboy Comics Staff congratulates artist/writer Michael Fitzgerald Troy for the release of his new bio comic, Fame: One Direction, from Bluewater Productions!  The ever-talented Mr. Troy lends his writing skills to Bluewater's biography comic series, highlighting the rise to stardom of the British/Irish boy band One Direction.

Don't miss your chance to purchase a copy of Fame: One Direction, as these issues tend to go fast!  Pre-order your copy today by clicking here.

For further details regarding the bio comic, its release, and Michael Fitzgerald Troy's involvement, please see Bluewater's full press release, below.

 

Joshua BittonActor Joshua Bitton (The Pacific) discusses his underground hip-hop background, his time hanging with Eminem, his boot camp experience for The Pacific, and more with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The God Particle ComplexThe following is an interview with creator/writer Josh Zeller, whose one-act play, The God Particle Complex, will be premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this month.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Zeller about the science behind the play, his geek love for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Carl Sagan, and how you can learn more about The God Particle Complex, playing June 8-18.

This interview was conducted on May 29, 2012.

 

 

Real Life Greg DeanRecently, I sent an email to Greg Dean, creator of one of my favorite webcomics, Real Life, telling him how much I enjoyed his work over the years.  Not only did Greg respond to me, but he responded quickly and was very friendly.  In fact, he agreed to have a one-on-one interview/conversation with me about Real Life and his actual life.  So, with his permission, I have shared our conversation here for your reading pleasure.

MANFROMSPACE COMIC COVERThe following is an interview with indie comic book creator/writer/artist Marc Jackson, who is the author of Man from Space, a hysterical comics series about a man from space and and his snarky, foul-mouthed, intergalactic goldfish.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon talks with Jackson about breaking into the indie comics scene, his propensity to kill off his own characters, and the future of digital comics.

This interview was conducted on May 29, 2012.

 

Kardashians homeI always love demystifying Hollywood, whether it is from the "days of yore" (Guess which show that quote is from!) or taking current accepted practices in the entertainment industry and revealing the truth. Today's edition of Hollywood secrets is telling you the truth about reality shows...they aren't real.  Here are three things to think about:

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