At Long Beach Comic Expo 2015, Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon talks with Dan Norton about his work for Riot Games, his past at Wildstorm, and more.
At Long Beach Comic Expo 2015, Fanboy Comics' Barbra Dillon talks with actor Lance Henriksen about his novel, Not Bad for a Human, his upcoming film and TV roles, his love for the the craft, and more.
At Long Beach Comic Expo 2015, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon talks with artist Megan Levens about her work on Buffy: Season 10, her expressive depictions of characters, what lies ahead for Buffy and Spike, and more.
The following is an interview with Sebastian Jones, creator of the graphic novel, The Untamed: A Sinner's Prayer, and co-founder of Stranger Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Madeleine Holly-Rosing chats with Jones about the story behind The Untamed, his currently running Kickstarter campaign for the project, and how Amandla Stenberg from The Hunger Games fits into the mix!
After a much lamented, ill-received, and poorly performing ARTPOP album and PR campaign, the masses were predicting, if not demanding, the demise of Lady Gaga. It appears as if reports of Mother's demise are quite premature.
“I’m not like these other humanoids. I’m a Jem’Hadar. And, that’s what I want to be. You’re not like these other humanoids either. But, they’ve done something to you. They’ve filled your mind with . . . with ideas, with these beliefs. I don’t know what the other Changelings are like, but I know they’re not like you.”
-- The Boy
The best thing about subtext is that it’s present whether the writer puts it there or not. A single work can have multiple subtextual interpretations, too, and in many cases, these are equally valid. Aliens, for example, is both an indictment of the arrogance and unpreparedness of the Vietnam War, an examination of the nature of motherhood, and carries on the sexual assault imagery from the first movie. On the other hand, one of my favorite things in the world about movies is unintentional subtext. Tony Scott didn’t set out to make a gay fighter pilot movie, it just kind of happened, and now Top Gun (even the name sounds like gay porn) is at the top of any list of the most unintentionally homoerotic movies ever made. This week’s episode, “The Abandoned,” has a very obvious subtext that borders on text, but Avery Brooks interpreted it in a different, equally valid, and far more fascinating way.
The following is an interview with writer/illustrator Jules Rivera, creator of the comics Valkyrie Squadron and Misfortune High. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Madeleine Holly-Rosing chats with Rivera about what it takes to be a successful indie creator, her approach to coloring comics, the ups and downs of running a Kickstarter campaign, and more!
“Treason, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.”
-- Elim Garak
Theme is one of those things that makes writers clap our hands in childish glee and makes the rest of the world either roll their eyes or do nothing at all, because they never noticed. Really, there’s no reason you should notice theme on first viewing/reading/however our alien overlords process entertainment. The responsibility of the creator is first to craft a good story, and all other priorities, to paraphrase the Nostromo’s Science Officer, are rescinded. Theme makes subsequent viewings richer, basically because everything in the work is making the same point.
“If you want to know who you are, it’s important to know who you’ve been.”
-- Lieutenant Jadzia Dax
One of my selfish motives when starting this ill-advised project (I’ll be done in two years! Two!) was finding patterns that I never noticed in my previous fandom. The oddest trend I’ve found is that the fourth episode of the first three seasons is a Dax episode, and it’s invariably a bit of a let down.
The following is an interview with writer/artist Des Taylor regarding his work on the upcoming comic book series, Scarlett Couture, being released this April from Titan Comics. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Taylor about his inspiration for the series, the challenges of both writing and illustrating a comic, and where readers can find more of his work!