I always love demystifying Hollywood, whether it is from the "days of yore" (Guess which show that quote is from!) or taking current accepted practices in the entertainment industry and revealing the truth. Today's edition of Hollywood secrets is telling you the truth about reality shows...they aren't real. Here are three things to think about:
Artist/writer Jim Mahfood chats with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about the upcoming release of his Los Angeles Ink Stains Collection published by Image Comics.
Join Jim, the cast of Ink Stains, and the FBC crew at the Pre-Release Prom Party on June 16th! Dress up in your favorite black, white, and/or grey "get-up" and get down at this Retro Rager! Visit www.indiegogo.com/
Don't forget to check www.fanboycomics.net next week, when we'll be airing the full interview with Jim Mahfood.
Actor Josh Bitton (The Pacific) discusses his upcoming role in the Israeli gangster film, For the Love of Money, with Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon. Bitton touches on the true events the film is based on, standing toe-to-toe with "Sonny" himself, James Caan, and working with Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire) who plays a younger version of the same character.
The following is an interview with writer/producer/SPFX make-up artist Paul Salamoff, who is the creator and author of Discord, a sci-fi comic which details the demise of Earth’s greatest superheroes, only for them to be resurrected in the body of one man. In conjuction with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for Tales of Discord, a five-issue prequel series to Discord, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talked with Salamoff about his notable credits in film, TV, and comics, the inside scoop on Tales of Discord and Tales of Discord: The Completed Series, and how his love of all things geek enabled him to refurbish the TARDIS console from the 1996 Doctor Who made-for-TV movie.
This interview was conducted on May 7, 2012.
For a special treat, be sure to check out the Tales of Discord teaser trailer (and Kickstarter campaign) following the interview!
The following is an interview with comic book creator and IGN Comics Editor Joey Esposito, who is the author of Footprints, a comic series that intertwines the sci-fi and noir genres to create a monster murder mystery that you will not want to miss. After the recent release of the Footprints trade paperback, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talked with Esposito about the original inspiration for Footprints, the creators and comics that have inspired his own work in the industry, and our shared love for Back to the Future.
This interview was conducted on May 25, 2012.
For a special treat, be sure to check out the preview of Footprints #1 following the interview!
As an ardent webcomics fan, I have read several over the years of my life, but there are only a few that I consider my absolute favorites. One such favorite is Blue Milk Special (www.bluemilkspecial.com), a comic that parodies the original Star Wars trilogy. I recently had the chance to talk to Rod and Leanne Hannah, the creators of BMS, and they were kind enough to answer some questions for me concerning their lives. Rod did the majority of the talking, and with their permission, I have shared their thoughts and answers.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
We're all aware that mermaids are sea folklore of beauteous maidens: half-women, half fishtail. Legendary sirens that would lure seamen to their deaths with their irresistible pipes.
We're all also aware of the juggernaut adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid that continues to be a huge cash cow for Disney to this day. Hey, I love that little fish stick, but I love Ursula the Sea Witch even more. What can I tell you? I'm a sucker for a sassy drag queen.
Most of you are probably less aware of the often described mockumentary Mermaids: The Body Found currently airing on Animal Planet. But, you should be and here's why.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS (But, worth it.)
How to make A CON-mikaze Cocktail: mix equal parts Tekkoshocon, SoundWitch, and J.C. Ciesielski from Fanboy Comics, and you get an Interview Brew at a Steel town Con with a band from Japan and a Man-Boy from the 'Burgh.
Best shaken, not stirred.
Click here to download.
By Michael Fitzgerald Troy
Hot on the high heels of the half a$$ed endorsement of same-sex marriage by President Obama, prematurely forced by Vice President Joe Biden's honest, humble opinion on the matter...half a$$ed? Well, he endorses same-sex marriage but believes it should be a state and NOT a federal decision? Women should no longer be able to vote in Iowa, while you're at it.
Desperately jumping on the pop culture band wagon, Marvel announces the same-sex marriage of long-suffering homosexual and Canadian mutant Northstar to his unrealistic in the real gay world boyfriend Kyle. Ironically, Northstar came out years ago, grabbing many a headline only to go back to being as sexless as a Ken Doll for years.
When you interview someone, you never know how circumstances will change over the course of several months. When I interviewed Dan Harmon at Paley Fest 2012 back in March, the big news was about the return of Community to the NBC lineup after an unplanned hiatus. Well, several events, including a public spat with Chevy Chase, lead to his dismissal from the show last week. Watch my interview with Dan before he was let go from the show: