By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Why are there so many songs about rainbows? How the hell should I know? But, I surely am glad that there are. I'm not just saying that because rainbows are the symbol of gay pride. (How original, girlfriends!) As a card-carrying member, I would have opted for a glass slipper. Make that a glass stiletto to satiate my hooker heritage.

Some kids have Disney, some kids have Teletubbies, and most kids have behavioral problems. I had The Muppets. Not Sesame Street. Not Fraggle Rock. Just The Muppets. When I was little, I worshiped The Muppets. I had all the toys, had a Muppets bday cake, and even had my babysitter, Patsy, make me a bitchin' Muppets poster that I wish I still had to this day. But, I grew up and The Muppets went away. "The Rainbow Connection" disrupted - never severed.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

You gotta love J-Lo. You do? Yes, you do. What's not to love? She's gorgeous, with a banging body after birthing twins (Yes, I said twins!), she's an accomplished actress and singer (I double-dog dare you not to cut a rug to her infectious monster hit, "On the Dance Floor," with Pitbull!). She's a successful businesswoman, a fun judge on American Idol, and she's been linked to some of the hottest men in Hollywood. Sure, her love life has had its fair share of ups and downs, but what deserving diva hasn't? Liz Taylor anyone? But, I'm feeling so good, why dwell on the negative? Okay, so, maybe if I were the jealous type, I wouldn't like La Lopez so much, but I'm a gay man and I adore Jennifer Lopez! (It's part of my contract. She only headlined at White Party in Palm Springs a few years back for the love of Pete!) And, she is still Jenny from the block, after all.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

BIC of the Spider-Woman. Jessica Drew taught me how to draw. Sort of, but not really. I have loved Spider-Woman since her Saturday morning cartoon. That's right, kiddies, before she kicked it with the Avengers, Spider-Woman had a Saturday morning cartoon/marketing tool. But, it really blew my mind! From her infamous mane of gorgeous, raven hair to her mesmerizingly red, skin tight outfit, watching Jessica Drew solve crimes sure beat the crap out of putting up with that old wind bag Jessica Fletcher over on Murder, She Wrote.

The following is an interview with artist Brandon Bird, who is one of the curators of the upcoming The JP Show, an art show 65 million years in the making and focused completely on the human characters from Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park film! The exhibit runs December 3rd and 4th, 2011, and is being held at Nucleus in Alhambra, California. (Click HERE for details about the exhibit and a list of participating artists.)

Bird shared his thoughts with Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon on the inspiration for his unique and exciting exhibit, what makes the characters of Jurassic Park perfect for this kind of show, and whether you can bring a Velociraptor as your date.

This interview was conducted on Thursday, December 1, 2011.

Killer Abs

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Isn't it weird that some serial killers are hot? I realize that statement could put me on a "most wanted" list, but hear me out.

Haven't you ever seen American Psycho? You could bounce a Ginsu knife off of Christian Bale's washboards. Sure, he's got a funny nose, a terrible Batman voice, and a penchant for being a butt smack on the set, but anyone who can wield a chainsaw in the raw is okay in my book.

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

So, gay characters are coming out of the shadows and respective closets. Even real life homosexuals who play straight characters are coming out of the closet. Sure, innocuous gay characters have been around for ever and ever, amen. Like Paul Lynde, Jim J. Bullock, Siegfried and Roy, and Liberace. Of course, them coming out in the height of their gay hay day would have sent the movement back to the closet faster than Skechers shape-ups.

Now, we have more savory, palatable homolebrities bursting from the closet door like Zach Quinto, Ricky Martin, and Ellen DeGeneres.

Fanboy Comics is proud to announce the upcoming release of Something Animal, its first graphic novel!  Something Animal is a dark, psychological thriller that pulls the vampire myth back into the shadows where it belongs.

 

In the following interviews, Something Animal writers Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes, artist Robert Burrows, and editor Barbra Dillon discuss their thoughts on what inspired Something Animal to come to life.


Something Animal will be available for purchase on December 7, 2011, on the Fanboy Comics website!

 

 

 

Stay tuned for more updates on Facebook, Twitter, and the Fanboy Comics website!  Click here for a preview of the graphic novel.

Thor Spot

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Anyone who follows my insanity knows I have a soft spot in my heart for blondes, and Thor is no exception. I think I have my brother to thank for introducing me to the God of Thunder. A girl down the street from us used to sell him used comics for two or three cents, depending on whether it had its cover or not. It used to chap my ass that she would write the price on the book with a marker. (Even at a young age, I was an elitist for quality.)

Thor was always one of the books in the pile and always one of my favorite to look at. What's not to love? It had gorgeous art from Kirby, a leading man who went back and forth from heaven to the real world on a rainbow bridge, and an immortal that let Spider-Man call him "Goldilocks."

Thanks, Gaga!

By Michael Fitzgerald Troy

 

Turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and, um, Lady Gaga's 90-minute commercial for her new holiday EP and Born This Way remix album- er, rather 90-minute Thanksgiving special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving.

Anyone who knows me knows I love Lady Gaga. I did try to ca$h in on her popularity with my Gaga tribute comic book, Going Gaga!, after all.

Directed and produced by Gaga herself, I have to say it was highly entertaining and beautifully shot.

The following is an interview with Trevor Roth, producer of Trek Nation, a documentary that follows Gene Roddenberry's son, Rod, as he explores the deep impact of his father's singular vision for the future.

Roth talks to Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon about the enduring Star Trek fandom, Rod Roddenberry’s quest to understand his father, and his love and loyalty for Captain Picard!

This interview was conducted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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