Dear Mr. Cameron:
Per your request, I viewed your latest film, Avatar. While I was entertained visually by the film, at no time throughout the two-and-a-half hours did I sprout a tail or have the opportunity to ride a flying dragon. Given our discussion of this film being a “breakthrough,” I am disappointed that my 3D glasses did not meld to my face, allowing me to participate and interact with the characters.
I regret to inform you that I have denied your request to be deemed “The King of the World.” For the time being, you will continue to be referred to as “Titanic-boy.” If you wish to appeal this decision, please submit your request in writing no later than 30 days after the posting of this letter (along with an autograph from the guy from Grandma’s Boy).
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
It is with great joy that the FBC Staff and I welcome you to our shiny new website! We hope that you will enjoy the vibrant new look and feel of the site, as it offers easy access to our Blogs, Podcasts, Interviews, and Publishing. As a visitor, you will be able to create your own user profile and participate in forum discussions for all of our content!
In addition to providing you with the latest in geek news, Fanboy Comics strives to assist artists of all kinds in the production and promotion of their art. For this reason, we designed the new website to offer greater prominence and visibility for creators who wish to promote their work through our company. FBC offers a vast array of services to artists, including assistance with development, publishing, and promotion, as well as the opportunity to work with a community of creative professionals. Under the Publishing section, you will find projects that are currently being produced by Fanboy Comics. You may also be interested in viewing the FBC ApprovedTM section, which showcases the work of artists who independently created and produced their work.
Lastly, we would be remiss if we did not extend a special thank you to our web designer, Robert J. Peterson, to whom we are eternally grateful.
Thank you for being a part of the Fanboy Comics ‘verse! Enjoy the new website!
Barbra J. Dillon
Dear Conan O’Brien and Staff,
As a longtime viewer of your show, I must submit a formal complaint. You are too humorous for your own good.
Prior to watching the newly-released Thor movie in theatres this past weekend, I was privy to your cut of the Thor trailer. Needless to say, I have been unable to watch the Marvel-generated trailers when they appear on television in the manner in which they were intended. Unfortunately, all of Thor’s dialogue has resonated in my head in a flamboyant and highly effeminate tone. In fact, I was brought to laughter in the movie theatre this past weekend when Thor repeated the lines that appeared in your cut of the trailer.
Dear Mr. Tarantino:
On behalf of fan-boys (and fan-girls) everywhere, thank you for the many films that cultivated our adolescence. Our teenage years were laid to a soundtrack of K-Billy’s Super Sounds of the '70s, as we mimicked some of the coolest, most bad-ass characters that we had ever witnessed, the likes of which had not been portrayed since Boba Fett. The wit of your dialogue and the ingenuity of your storylines captivated us and spawned a generation of Tarantino groupies.
Having viewed the faux-trailers in the midst of Grindhouse and, most recently, Inglourious Basterds, I must beg of you: please choose your friends and business partners more wisely. It seems as though you have fallen into the wrong crowd, Mr. Tarantino, and by the wrong crowd, I mean Eli Roth. While your films were once intelligent and violent with an artistic flair, they have become so over-the-top with the gore and camp that characterizes Roth’s films that I shudder in disbelief when your name rolls through the credits. You are quickly falling off the pedestal on which your fans had placed you, and I would hate for movies like True Romance, Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction to be tainted by association.
As Fyodor Dostoevsky brilliantly displayed throughout his novel, Crime and Punishment, money united the most saintly and sinister of characters, as their eventual moral degradation heavily depended on their possession of it or lack thereof. By highlighting the characters Rodya Raskolnikov and Arkady Svidrigailov, Dostoevsky illustrated that all people, when faced with extreme economic conditions, possessed the ability to become immoral, self-involved, and ultimately evil. To remedy these issues of self-centeredness, pride, and greed, the underlying motif of the novel, poverty, demonstrated the need for ideals of self-sacrifice and compassion. Accompanied by the theme of self-alienation, the author attempted to convince the reader that the battle against moral degradation would only be won by bonding together in times of poverty. In essence, while Dostoevsky clearly depicted that this moral demotion was prevalent in society, he was certain to explain that this occurrence was unacceptable and needed to be rectified.
It’s no secret that the Broadway show Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has been plagued by numerous cast injuries, poor writing, and bad press. Given the $65 million price that went towards production of the show, many are left wondering why so much money was spent in the first place. In the wake of this catastrophic disaster emerged a show that many hope will turn theatre on its head. Created by writer Justin Moran (POPE! The Musical), The Spidey Project: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility is a guerilla-style theatre production that aims to write, rehearse, and perform a Spider-Man-inspired musical within 30 days on a $0 budget. The show is scheduled for two performances on March 14th at the Peoples Improv Theatre in NYC.
The following is an interview with actor and improviser Ryan Nelson, who co-stars in The Spidey Project. Ryan can be seen at The Magnet Theater in New York City in POPE! The Musical, performing musical improvisation with Choral Rage, and playing once a year with the super group Under Your Bed.
This interview was conducted on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.
The following is an interview with writer/artist Michael Troy, whose Taylor Swift artwork will appear in the April issue of FAME by Bluewater Publishing. Troy’s previous work includes graphic novels like The Blonde Squad and The Boy Who Loved Magnificent Woman, and he can also be seen performing in comedy clubs throughout Los Angeles.
This interview was conducted on Sunday, March 13, 2011.
The following is an interview with Mark Jeffrey, writer of the Young-Adult series Max Quick. He is also an internet entrepreneur who currently serves as the CEO of the ThisWeekIn network of podcast television shows. In the following interview, Jeffrey explains his motivation behind the Max Quick series, his desire to transition from novel to film, and the similarities and differences between being a writer and an internet entrepreneur.
This interview was conducted on Sunday, March 13, 2011.
The following is an interview with actor Kerem Bursin, who co-stars in the SyFy original film Sharktopus. Bursin shared his thoughts with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon on his Sharktopus character, working with B-movie great Roger Corman, and the challenge of working with CG technology. Special thanks to Ellen Tremiti for her assistance in securing this interview!
This interview was conducted on Monday, April 4, 2011.
The following is an interview with actor Gino Pesi, who co-stars in the upcoming film, Battle: Los Angeles, with stars Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, and Bridget Moynahan. A few of Pesi’s recent credits include the films Takers and SWAT: Fire Fight, as well as TV appearances in NCIS, CSI: NY, Chuck, Cold Case, and What I like About You. Pesi shared his thoughts with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon on his Battle: Los Angeles character, acting with CGI, and how Battle: Los Angeles’ aliens compare with other movie extraterrestrials.
This interview was conducted on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.