The following is an interview with Martin Stiff, writer and illustrator of the comic book series The Absence and co-director of the graphic design studio Amazing 15. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Stiff about collecting the single issues of The Absence into a trade paperback through Titan Books, the challenges of taking on both the writing and artistic duties of a project, and how he balances his comic book work (and personal life!) with graphic design.
This interview was conducted on March 7, 2014.
Nowadays, comic books and their title characters are getting revamps, remakes, make overs, and reboots out the wazoo. Back in 1986, it was a pretty big deal. DC Comics rocked comic bookdom to its core with a mini-series debuting a brand new set of duds for its king of the sea, Aquaman. It was quite a departure from his original, more well known orange and green wet suit. (At least they kept him platinum for blonde's sake!) I should also note that mini-series weren't as common back then either, because of the newsstand set up situation. Since the sea-faring superhero hadn't had a series in a while and lost some of his luster thanks to his portrayal in the legendary Saturday morning Superfriends cartoon, I assume DC wanted to make some noise while bringing back the nautical hunk.
The following is an interview with Amy Berg and Mike Sizemore, the writers and Executive Producers of Geek & Sundry's new digital web series, Caper. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Berg and Sizemore about their inspiration for the superhero comedy, why the show stands apart from other superhero tales, and how they balance their writing duties with their producer roles.
This interview was conducted on February 17, 2014.
Muggle, wizard, centaur, or troll, we could all use a little bit more luck, am I right? Recreationally, of course. (We do not condone the use of our Felix Felicis recipe in official sporting matches of any kind and adhere to all stated mandates of the International Quiddich Association.)
Lumberjanes is the newest series from BOOM! Studios' new BOOM! Box imprint. The book follows a group of best friends who discover a bunch of supernatural monsters attacking their summer camp, and, as awesome teenage girls are like to do, they take the fight back to the monsters. Here at The PREVIEWS Party, we called Lumberjanes editor Shannon Watters and writers Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis to talk about comics, summer camp adventures, and the coolest monsters you'll ever see.
The following is an interview with Chang Kim, founder and CEO of Tapastic.com, a website that connects independent comic book creators directly with their readers. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Kim about Tapastic's recent announcement of its partnership with South Korean webcomic provider Daum Communications to bring the art of visual storytelling to audiences around the world.
This interview was conducted on February 10, 2014.
At The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with Casting/Dialogue Director Andrea Romano about her work on Justice League: War and some hints about what's next for DC Animated.
At The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA, Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with actor Christopher Gorham about his work as The Flash in Justice League: War and what his fantasy superpower would be.
At The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA, Fanboy Comics' Sam Rhodes chats with producer James Tucker about his work on Justice League: War, bringing the New 52 to DC Animated, and more.
At The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, CA, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with director Jay Oliva about bring the New 52 to DC Animated, his work with Zack Snyder on Man of Steel and 300: Rise of an Empire, and more.