Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
The FBC Staff sends its congratulations to artist/writer Michael Fitzgerald Troy for the release of his new bio comic, Female Force: RuPaul, from Bluewater Productions! A man of many talents, Mr. Troy lends his writing skills to Bluewater's biography comic series, highlighting the full career of entertainer RuPaul from struggling musician and dancer to world-famous drag performer.
Don't miss your chance to purchase a copy of Female Force: RuPaul, 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.
While exhibiting at Monsterpalooza 2012, artist and filmmaker L.J. Dopp talks to Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon about his homage to the drive-in, grindhouse flicks of the '50s, the Crustacean film, and his various artwork.
Find out more by visiting ljdopp.com.
While exhibiting at Monsterpalooza 2012, filmmaker extraordinaire Edward Plumb talks with Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon about the slate of productions from Irena Belle Films, including the recently released horror-comedy anthology The Boneyard Collection and his upcoming projects.
Visit bloodbyte.com for more info!
If you thought awards season was over, don't worry, there is always an awards show happening in Hollywood. Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to cover the 16th Annual Prism Awards, which honor the accurate depiction of social issues in TV and Film. Honorees included shows like Parenthood and Southland, as well as actors and TV personalities from William H. Macy, Craig T. Nelson, and Dr. Drew for focusing in on issues like substance abuse, mental illness, and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) in military veterans. The yellow carpet was filled with celebs, and I got the inside scoop from some of your favorite television actors.
The following is an interview with science fiction/fantasy writer Mark Teppo, whose recent interactive fiction project, The Mongoliad, joined a number of powerhouse authors including Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, and E.D. deBirmingham. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Ben Rhodes talks with Teppo about the writing process for The Mongoliad, sword fighting via laptop, and the upcoming plans for further Mongoliad stories.
This interview was conducted on April 19, 2012.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
What happens when shallow, blonde superheroes join a super team just to be famous? Nothing good. The Blonde Squad is a feast of pop culture satire that follows the exploits of four ditzy, blonde heroes that mean well. The team consists of resident muscle and eye candy from a different world - BLONDER MAN, a famous for nothing socialite that can suck the energy out of anything - DRAIN, Drain's closet-case cousin and team speedster - SPEEDBUMP, and is rounded out by Nordic beauty and team psychic - PSIGHT. Under the wing of their founder and mentor, power publicist to the stars Kandi Kramer, will The Blonde Squad soar to new heights or face the public humiliation that fame and infamy can bring? And, just what secret is the faithful publicist hiding? Is there no such thing as bad publicity or will that be the ultimate downfall of The Blonde Squad?
Lethally Blonde Productions is proud to announce that The Blonde Squad has found a digital home at Mydigitalcomics.com. The pop culture satire sleeper hit is a must read. It is now available in bright, beautiful digital for the blonde-friendly price of only $1.99!
Get your copy here!
Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the '70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael's first published book, Homo-Hero's Big Book of Fun and Adventure (www.greencandypress.com). Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (www.youtube.com/fullfrontaltv), A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (http://www.youtube.com/user/rktcommander), and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at www.monsterburg.com. Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the "Divas and Lassoes" panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his "underground" status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
After imagining the possible ramifications of this summer's shameless crossover event, Avengers vs. X-Men, with the Phoenix Force possessing the Scarlet Witch in a previous blog (Hey! Who am I not to jump on the shameless bandwagon?), I came up with an even more outlandish possible outcome to this major extravaganza! Drum roll, puh-leez!
Womanthology is a large-scale anthology that showcases the works of women in comics. In this interview, Womanthology contributing writer and host of all things geek Jenna Busch talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about her experiences in working with other female creators, the best way to get noticed in the industry, and her own creative inspirations.
This interview was conducted on April 13, 2012.
Actor/MC J. Michael Trautmann talks to Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about his meteoric rise as both an actor and rapper. He shares his experiences as a working TV and film actor, divulges his passions as an amateur visual artist, and lets us in on why theatre will always be a constant in his life.
Look for him in the upcoming release 96 minutes and Here Comes the Boom with Kevin James.
Stay tuned to the Fanboy Comics website for more interviews!
Carnal: Pride of the Lions is the first in a series of five illustrated graphic novels from Sea Lion Books, in which humans have fallen to the bottom of the food chain and lions, hyenas, and other animals have evolved into humanistic creatures that battle for dominance and survival. Co-writer and artist John Connell talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about how the graphic novel began, his own artistic influences, and what is up next for the Carnal series.
This interview was conducted on April 11, 2012.