I recently sat down with awesome creator, avid indie supporter, and my friend Michael Avon Oeming before Turkey Day for my latest inspirational installment of Indie and the Geek.
The following is an interview with Lara Fuentes and Patricio Clarey, the co-creators of the fantasy graphic novel series Archeologists of Shadows. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Kristine Chester chats with Fuentes and Clarey about their collaborative process for creating AOS, how their influences and inspirations were reflected within the series, and when readers can anticipate the next volume to be released.
This interview was conducted on November 6, 2012.
NY Times bestselling author and comic book historian Scott Tipton (Star Trek/Doctor Who, The Star Trek Vault) talks about his work on the IDW crossover Star Trek/Doctor Who: Assimilation2, his educational website www.comics101.com, and why he thinks Blastoff Comics is going to be stratospheric!
Okay, I'll be the first one to admit that I am not a big fan of child or baby versions of adult characters. It's played out. It can be silly. It can be downright "goofy." (Just look at those damned Disney Babies - pun intended!)
Back when Chris Claremont introduced The X-Babies with Arthur Adams in an X-Nen Annual, I deemed it cringeworthy, yet tolerable, mostly due to the stellar art by the hyper-detailed Art of Adams. The X-Babies would show up periodically, just often enough to test my eye rolling ability.
While at Long Beach Comic & Horror Con 2012, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon discusses the benefits of ComicBin (www.comicb.in) with staff members Jason Goldsmith and Markus Lachinge.
ComicBin is a website that lets your read hundreds of comics for one small, monthly fee. Try it yourself risk-free for a two-week trial. No credit card required!
Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon chats with his former acting teacher and accomplished actor/director John Amplas (Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, Creepshow, Day of the Dead) about working with George A. Romero, acting for the stage vs. acting for film, and more.
The creation of art does not follow a predetermined path. Listen to Meaghan O'Keefe, the artist of Fanboy Comics' newest graphic novel, talk about the concepts and designs of Identity Thief that did and did not work out quite the way that she imagined!
Artist/writer Michael Fitzgerald Troy may be the busiest man in showbiz! After the rerelease of his Mother Monster-endorsed Going Gaga! and his recent contributions to Bluewater Productions' Polka Spot: My Life in Pictures, Troy is at it again with the comic book 15 Minutes: Honey Boo Boo. Troy's comic book uncovers the reasons behind America's fascination with the pint-sized Toddlers & Tiaras star. The comic is part of Bluewater's 15 Minutes series, which focuses on reality TV celebrities.
The following is an interview with Rosanna Brockley, the Senior Designer/Design Manager for becker&mayer! Books, which will soon be releasing the highly anticpated Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years. Scheduled for a December 4, 2012, release date, the stunning volume will feature field sketches, illustrations, and reproductions of historic pieces of art from across the Galaxy, along with over fifty excerpts from key Federation documents and correspondence, Starfleet records, and intergalactic intelligence. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Brockley about the impressive amount of material included within the book, the talented creative team behind its design and compilation, and the special features that will be sure to impress all Star Trek fans.
This interview was conducted on October 8, 2012.
Have you ever wondered about your favorite superhero's favorite foods? Food is a universal language, and you can use it to connect with anyone -- even characters in your favorite comics! When our friends over at Fanboy Comics suggested that we collaborate with them, our wheels started to turn as we imagined the many possibilities of exploring foods related to some of our nerdier tendencies.
That's right, aside from our love of Brussels sprouts and farm fresh eggs (nerdy in its own right), a few of us at Garlic, My Soul display some of the more classically nerdy characteristics. Be prepared to get more acquainted with that side of us, because this will be the first of many geek-tastic GMS posts. And, we thought we'd kick things off by conducting a little thought experiment.