The following is an interview with writer Cooper Moo, one of the talented, powerhouse authors (including Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, and Mark Teppo) responsible for The Mongoliad book series. In honor of today's release of the series' final installment, The Mongoliad: Book Three, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Ben Rhodes chatted with Moo about how sword fighting with foam swords led to The Mongoliad series, whether it is possible for the Mongols to be sympathetic characters, and what is up next for the author.
This interview was conducted on February 25, 2013.
The following is an interview with V. Arrow, author of The Panem Companion from Smart Pop Books. In this interview, Fanboy Comics President (and Hunger Games superfan) Bryant Dillon chats with Arrow about the impetus of The Panem Companion, her interactions with The Hunger Games fan community, and why Katniss and Peeta may not be role models.
This interview was conducted on January 14, 2013.
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.
The following is an interview with Shiai Mata, the founder of SlayerLit, which is an online discussion forum for all forms of Joss Whedon-related literature and news. In this interview, Fanboy Comics' Bryant Dillon talks with Mata about how SlayerLit began, the power of the Whedonverse fans, and whether Spike or Angel should be sacrificed in case of an apocalypse.
This interview was conducted on August 19, 2012.
The following is an interview with short story, novella, and comic book writer C.E.L. Welsh, whose credits include Harry Houdini, Hydebound, and A.I. Trigger, as well as the upcoming novel, Clutch. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Kristine Chester talks with Welsh about his first foray into the novel format, how Mad Max and Conan influenced his work, and how you can help with the Kickstarter campaign for Clutch.
This interview was conducted on August 23, 2012.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon interviews Leah Wilson and James Lowder about the awesome, new Smart Pop Book, Beyond the Wall, which cracks open the world of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. They also talk about what Smart Pop Books is, why they're guaranteed to have a book for you, and, when winter comes, the house with which they will align themselves.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Fanboy Comics Senior Contributor Ben Rhodes caught up with the nerdtastic Ernie Cline, marking the end of Cline's book tour and the paperback release of his NY Times Bestseller, Ready Player One! In this interview, Cline gives us hints on his Ready Player One Delorean contest, discusses the audio book (narrated by Wil Wheaton), and talks about why he likes Comic-Con!
At San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Harrison Cheung, Christian Bale's former personal assistant, talks with Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon about his new unofficial biography of the child star turned acting powerhouse. Focusing on his turn as "the darkest Batman," the biography chronicles the ups and downs of the Hollywood legend.
At San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Dr. Travis Langley talks with Fanboy Comics Creative Director Sam Rhodes about his book, Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight. Dr. Langley also shares which other superheroes he wants to see on his couch, his predictions for the upcoming film, The Dark Knight Rises, and how Batman has his own unique super power.
The following is an interview with E.J. Dabel, author of Albino and Pantheons and the President and co-owner of Dabel Brothers Productions, a publishing company specializing in comics and graphic novels. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talks with Dabel about his inspiration for writing in the fantasy genre and the benefits of self-publishing.