Part-Time Fanboy Podcast

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Back in August one of the most audacious horror television shows ever created debuted on HBO. Lovecraft Country (based on the book by Matt Ruff) was a show that tackled the horrors of racism in the United States while using elements of Lovecraftian fiction to create one of the most powerful narratives on race to debut on television in a long, long time. Produced by industry heavyweights Jordan Peele and J. J. Abrams and created by Misha Green, Lovecraft Country dove onto the third rail of racism in the United States, wrapped it up in fantastical horror elements, and presented it for all to see in a powerful, horrifying, and engaging story that pulled no punches when it discussed the realities of being a person of color in America. This week Kristian sits down to finally chat about Lovecraft Country with Reyna Velarde and Paul Edwards as they marvel over how a show using the name and concepts from a racist author can flip the script and create something that makes the audience face the uncomfortable realities of what racism has wrought in this country. Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
During a time of pandemic…what could be a better watch than a show about a pandemic on steroids from Russia? This fall Netflix debuted a show called To The Lake about a horrifying virus that hits mother Russia with the force of Ivan Drago! Being a fan of apocalypse survivalist fiction, Kristian couldn’t help but be sucked in by it and was pleasantly (or unpleasantly?) surprised to discover an entertaining yet harrowing narrative about a group of family and friends struggling to survive while a plague descends upon a cold winter in a foreign land. Kristian found a comrade in Joshua Henaman (screenwriter and creator of the amazing comic Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman comic book series) in that they both have a love of end of the world stories. On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy Kristian and Josh discuss the extremely uncomfortable prospect of watching a terrific fictional show about a pandemic during a time when an real life pandemic is causing chaos around the world. Josh and Kristian jump head first into To The Lake while discussing many of their favorite books, movies, and TV shows from the same genre! The end of the world is nigh on this episode of Part-Time Fanboy! To listen to previous interviews we’ve done with Mr. Henaman about his comic book series Bigfoot: Sword of the Earthman click here and here! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
Happy Halloween! It’s episode 333! Which is half of 666! For the second All Hallow’s Eve in a row The Part-Time Fanboy podcast has a special treat for all our listeners! Friend of the podcast and horror movie critic, Mark Miller, rejoins the podcast to talk about his favorite horror movies of the year! Mark has been writing about scary films for over ten years (first at Ain’t It Cool news and then at his own site www.mlmillerwrites.com). Every October he goes through his thirty-one favorite horror movies of the year posting a review for every day of the month culminating in his number one pick of the year on Halloween! On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy, Mark sits down with Kristian to go over what he considers his best of the best of the year…the top five movies that will make you jump, scream, and howl with terror! Looking for something to watch tonight that’ll give you the heebie jeebies? Then this is the one podcast episode you’ll want to listen to! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
It’s another podcast this week! Why? Because it’s October that’s why! During the month of October Part-Time Fanboy continues its tradition of chatting about some of their favorite horror films! Every week this month, some of the Part-Time Fanboy contributors will pick one of their favorite horror movies and those of the crew who can join in will sit down to discuss it. This week Kristian picks the anime thriller classic Perfect Blue. Directed by Satoshi Kon in 1997 Perfect Blue is the story of a young Japanese pop idol who decides the time has come to move forward in her career by becoming a serious actress. Her new career path doesn’t go over well with her fan base and the choices she makes with her acting career find her compromising aspects of herself she never thought she’d have to. The resulting backlash from one fan in particular and the trauma of what she has to put herself through while performing in her first significant role as an actress begin to take their toll. As a result reality begins to splinter around her as she struggles to discern reality from fantasy. Reyna Velarde, Paul Edwards, and Yvis Cannavale join in to discuss a movie which is a distillation of fears about the emerging internet and privacy which still speaks to things like the all encompassing presence of social media in our lives today! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
Clay Adams and David Schrader met when David was casting a horror film he had written and produced called Bloodline. Years later both of them would rediscover their love for comics and successfully use the Kickstarter platform to fund at least ten projects between them including titles like Red-X-Mas, Deadskins, and Baby Badass! Last week they launched another Kickstarter project: Nightmare Theater! Working together Clay and David pulled talent from all corners of the Kickstarter comics community and beyond to create an all new horror comics anthology. Kristian, Paul, and Reyna from the Part-Time Fanboy crew all contributed stories to this massive cornucopia of chaotic horror! This week, Kristian sits down with the minds behind Nightmare Theater to discuss the ins and outs of building a Frankenstein’s monster of an anthology, how they worked to tap into the vein of the comics community to get content for the book, and what inspired them to compose their own Necronomicon of terror! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
It’s a two podcast week! Why? Because it’s October that’s why! During the month of October Part-Time Fanboy continues its tradition of chatting about some of their favorite horror films! Every week this month, some of the Part-Time Fanboy contributors will pick one of their favorite horror movies and those of the crew who can join in will sit down to discuss it. This week Yvis Cannavale picks Stanley Kubrick‘s classic horror thriller The Shining along with its 2019 sequel Doctor Sleep! Hey, it’s a two podcast week so we’re talking two movies on this episode of Part-Time Fanboy! Paul Edwards, Reyna Velarde, and Kristian join in the fun as they take a romp through the Overlook Hotel and talk about their personal takes on the Kubrick film that Stephen King apparently hated and the follow up movie that apparently made him soften his opinion on The Shining! Did the PTF crew have the same reaction that King had to Doctor Sleep? Find out on this episode of Part-Time Fanboy! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
This week Part-Time Fanboy goes international once again to visit Monty Nero in the highlands of Scotland! Monty Nero is a writer and artist who broke through in comics with his Titan Comics title Death Sentence. Since then Monty has written for publishers such as Marvel, DC, Delcourt, and others in addition to having successfully launched seven Kickstarter campaigns for various projects. Last week Mr. Nero kicked off his latest campaign for his creator owned book: Frenemies: The Lost Planet. Kristian chats with Monty about his comic book writing career, why he loves the Kickstarter method of creating comics, and what comics he loves that inspire him to create his own books! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
It’s October! During the month of October Part-Time Fanboy continues its tradition of chatting about some of their favorite horror films! Every week this month, some of the Part-Time Fanboy contributors will pick one of their favorite horror movies and those of the crew who can join in will sit down to discuss it. On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy the deep dive into eighties vampire movies continues as J. Holtham picks Fright Night! Who do you go to when your next door neighbor ends up being one of the blood sucking undead? Well, your local late night horror movie TV show host, Peter Vincent, of course! Kristian, Yvis Cannavale, and Reyna Velarde join in the vampire hunting fun as Part-Time Fanboy takes a look at this love letter to the classic Hammer Studios horror movies of old! What happens when a teenaged kid decides to take on his friendly neighborly vampire with a washed up horror movie actor in tow? Find out on this episode of Part-Time Fanboy! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
It’s October! In October Part-Time Fanboy has a tradition of chatting about some of their favorite horror films! Every week this month, some of the Part-Time Fanboy contributors will pick one of their favorite horror movies and those of the crew who can join in will sit down to discuss it. This week friend of the podcast, Daniela Stig, (from the Pretty In Pink/Some Kind of Wonderful episode) picked The Lost Boys. With the passing of Joel Schumacher earlier this year The Lost Boys was a movie that seemed to be an obvious choice to discuss this Halloween season. It’s one of Daniela’s favorite movies and is an eighties vampire flick that helped change the way fandom looked at cinematic bloodsuckers. What is it about this particular horror movie that cast a spell on every teenaged film fan back in the day? This week Kristian, J. Holtham, and Yvis Cannavale chat with Daniela to find out what it is about The Lost Boys that changed the vampire game and made it one of the more memorable horror movies of its day. Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
Newton Lilavois probably has the most mellifluous name in comics. He also happens to be the creator of one of the best looking comics on Kickstarter (or anywhere) right now. Crescent City Monsters is a comic that any publisher would be proud to have in its stable of books. Along with artist Gian Carlo Bernal, Lilavois has put together a comic that dives into the realms of mysticism and horror which packs a powerful artistic and narrartive punch. This week, as the Kickstarter for the collected volume of Crescent City Monsters draws to a successful close, Kristian interviews the writer/creator of a book which took Kristian’s breath away. How did Lilavois, who wasn’t much a fan of horror or mysticism, end up creating one of the best comics in both genres? Find out on this episode of Part-Time Fanboy! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
Peter Murrieta is a writer and producer of many things, some of which include The Wizards of Waverly Place and the Netflix show Mr. Iglesias. David Schrader is a writer and film maker who co-created the Baby Badass comic with Kristian, Part-Time Fanboy’s own Podcaster-In-Chief. When David met Peter through Mr.Murrieta’s improv class and then again later at the San Diego Comic Con the two discovered a mutual love for comic books. Through that love was born the idea for Raphael Garcia: Henchman…a new comic book the two creators have launching on Kickstarter through Starburns Industries Press. On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy, Kristian chats with Peter and David about the idea behind their new comic. What’s it like to be the low man on the totem pole at a corporation run by an evil super villain? What happens when you find yourself moving up the ladder at that company and become fully invested in their horrible wrongdoings? It’s a conversation that covers all of the trappings behind the banality of evil in a hysterical new series that the creators describe as a mix between The Office and Young Justice! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
Jeremy Whitley is a writer who made a splash on the comics scene with his creator owned project Princeless. Since then, Whitley has gone of to write characters such as The Unstoppable Wasp for Marvel as well as Rainbow Brite for Dynamite Entertainment. Jeremy has made a specialty of writing fully realized and three dimensional characters that fans of young adult fiction can enjoy. Earlier this month he (and artist Jamie Noguchi) released his first full graphic novel through Papercutz, School For Extraterrestrial Girls! This week Kristian chats with Jeremy about making the jump to the number one publisher of kid’s graphic novels! The conversation covers many different topics including what it was like to move from writing for publishers of single issue comics to full fledged graphic novels, how much easier it is to develop projects when you have a literary agent, and how he’s able to step outside himself and write about characters who aren’t the same gender or race as he is. It’s a great chat with one of comicdom’s continuing rising stars on this week’s episode of Part-Time Fanboy! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
David Pepose is a writer whose career took off with the publication of his first comic series Spencer and Locke which imagined a scenario in which Calvin and Hobbes like characters had been raised in a Sin City-like environment. Since then he’s released a second book, Going to the Chapel, has been praised by such fans as Patton Oswalt, and been ranked by Bleeding Cool among one of comicdom’s top 100 powerul people. This week sees the launch of his first comic project to launch on Kickstarter…The O.Z. What happens to the land of OZ when the death of the Wicked Witch of the West leaves a power vacuum as wide as the Yellow Brick Road? Pepose’s new series looks at a world where the denizens of OZ find themselves at war fighting for control of Dorthy’s old stomping grounds. Described by David as “Mad Max meets The Hurt Locker meets The Wizard of OZ” The O.Z. looks to have all the makings of a crowdfunded hit. This week Kristian sits down for a chat with David regarding his motivation for finally jumping into the Kickstarter pool, the current state of the comic book industry, and the challenges and thrills behind being in control of every aspect of publishing a comic on his own. Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
Several weeks ago Part-Time Fanboy podcast participant Yvis Cannivale re-tweeted a tweet from Twitter user @TommyDoyle47 that asked the question, “Which is the better movie? Jaws or The Exorcist?” While the idea of comparing two of the greatest movies of all time seemed ridiculous it got Kristian to thinking…which is the better movie? Could one actually be better than the other? Can you compare a movie about a great white shark using a New England town’s beach as its own personal buffet to a movie about a young girl possessed by a demon with a severe lack of hygiene and personal boundaries? On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy Kristian sits down with Yvis and podcast regulars J. Holtham, Reyna Velarde, and Paul Edwards to discuss two very different movies that have been giving theater goers the heebie jeebies in one form or another for decades. Does one actually come out on top over the other? Find out on this episode of Part-Time Fanboy! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
In 1988 a new kind of extraterrestrial visitor arrived in theaters. In the film Alien Nation, the immigrants from the stars were of a different breed. Instead of being invaders with superior lifestyles and technologies, these aliens were refugees. The Newcomers of Alien Nation were actually a race of beings bred to be slaves whose starship accidentally crash landed on Earth. In the world of Alien Nation, the aliens were creatures who genuinely needed our help and humanity welcomed them into our society with trepidatious open arms. This week on Part-Time Fanboy Kristian sits down with his friends J. Holtham and Yvis Cannavale to discuss a different kind of sci-fi movie. One that questions what might happen if visitors from another galaxy landed on our front doorstep, were vulnerable, and actually needed our help. Given the current political landscape, it’s a film whose subject matter still seems relevant today with a script that gives humanity the benefit of the doubt it may not have deserved. Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
Several weeks ago on Part-Time Fanboy we took a look at two of John Hughes‘s classic films, Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club (you can listen to that episode by clicking here). Recently, on a Zoom chat with some of Kristian’s friends, the subject of John Hughes movies came up once again so Kristian decided to invite them onto the podcast to chat about two other eighties classics: Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful. Emily Convers, Daniela Stigh, and podcast regular J. Holtham have been friends with Kristian since at least high school. On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy they all sit down to have a conversation about two John Hughes movies that are almost the same movie but with different endings and that have protagonists of different sexes. Do Pretty In Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful still hold up to scrutiny almost thirty five years later? The answer to that question is a bit more complex than you’d think. Find out on this episode of Part-Time Fanboy! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
This week Part-Time Fanboy continues its expedition into the eighties with a look at a very different kind of cop show that debuted in 1987. 21 Jump Street told the story of a squad of detectives who infiltrated high schools and colleges busting young adults and teenagers for various crimes. It was the show that helped the then Fox television network get off the ground and also propelled a then unknown Johnny Depp to stardom. Jump Street also featured actors Peter DeLuise, Holly Robinson, Dustin Nguyen, Frederick Forrest, and eventually Steven Williams as a group of police officers dedicated to infiltrating the seedy halls of 1980s academia. On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy Kristian sits down with J. Holtham, Paul Edwards, and Yvis Cannavale to chat about how a show about narcs became so popular among the teenage set and what it’s like to watch this show through an adult lens with a modern viewpoint. Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
Mayfield Eight is a comic created in the spirit of a grindhouse style biker gang movie. The creator of Mayfield Eight just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the second issue of his biker gang bonanza. Tim Larsen started his artistic career as a painter but several years ago his artistic muse led him towards getting into making comics. One of the comics Larsen worked on happened to be Baby Badass, a comic Kristian co-created with his friend David Schrader. With Mayfield Eight Larsen takes a deep dive into the world of Hell’s Angels like mayhem and the result is a book unlike anything that’s currently out there in the comic market today! On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy, Kristian chats with Larsen about his inspiration, his writing and artistic process, and the challenges of marketing a comic that leans more towards the mature spectrum of the reading public. Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
In 1984, almost a year to the day that the original mini-series debuted, NBC television aired the much-anticipated sequel to V. The original series had ended in a bit of an open ended fashion with Earth resistance fighters still locked in a struggle with the invading lizard-like Visitors for the future of our planet’s resources. The Final Battle was one of the most highly anticipated events of that year and sci-fi fans waited with baited breath to see how events would unfold in this second chapter of the V saga. Unfortunately, early in the production the creator and director of the first series left due to creative differences with the studio. This week Kristian sits down with J. Holtham, Yvis Cannivale, and Paul Edwards to discuss the epic follow up to a science fiction television event that left an indelible impression on anyone who watched it during its original broadcast. Could V be as compelling without Kenneth Johnson at the helm? Find out on this episode of Part-Time Fanboy! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
Steven Prince is a writer and artist who has been self publishing his own comic book, Monster Matador, for years. This week sees him kicking off a Kickstarter campaign for the latest chapter in the saga of his creation known as Monster Matador: Tango of the Matadors. Monster Matador details the adventures of a bullfighting matador who fights giant Kaiju-like monsters in a post apocalyptic wasteland. In this particular edition of Monster Matador, Prince has decided to hand over the art chores to a new artist, Fabio Alves. On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy Kristian sits down with the creator of what he considers to be one of the freshest new ideas in comics to chat about launching his first Kickstarter campaign, the challenges of creating comics on his own, and why he decided to hire a different artist to illustrate this new iteration of the Monster Matador‘s adventures. To check out a previous interview we conducted with Steven click here! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
In May of 1983 the TV watching public would be treated to a television event unlike any they had ever seen before. Television mega-producer, director, and writer Kenneth Johnson (the man behind the creation of The Bionic Woman, The original live-action Incredible Hulk TV show, as well as having written, directed, and produced a chunk of Six-Million Dollar Man episodes) introduced television and sci-fi fans to an epic mini-series known only as V. V posited a world in which a fleet of alien starships found their way to Earth but instead of wanting to conquer our planet like so many other invaders had attempted to do in science fiction…they came seeking our help and friendship. The Visitors, as they came to be known, came seeking peace…or did they? What unraveled in the two night, almost four hour broadcast was a show that almost every Gen-Xer still speaks of with fondness and awe almost forty years later. On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy we revisit the original mini-series that blew the minds of every young sci-fi fan that watched it when it originally aired. Kristian sits down with his friends Yvis Cannivale and J. Holtham to see if friendship really is still universal four decades later! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
When Star Wars debuted in 1977 to blockbuster success the rest of Hollywood moved in to cash in on its good fortune. Television producer Glen A. Larson was one of the first to try and capitalize on the success of George Lucas‘s space operatic debut, first with Battlestar Galactica and then with Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. The TV series Buck Rogers debuted in 1979 and was based on a comic strip series (originally beginning as a pulp novel) that may have been the progenitor of the space adventure genre. Starring Gil Gerard and Erin Gray, Buck Rogers would be a short lived series because of a writer’s strike that shut down the entertainment industry in the early 1980s. Its legacy would live on, however, in the minds of all the kids who watched it during its initial airing and subsequent re-runs. This week Part-Time Fanboy takes a look at the pilot episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Kristian sits down with fellow Buck Rogers fans Yvis Cannivale, J. Holtham, and Paul Edwards to discuss the pilot movie that debuted more than forty years ago that dreamed of a man trapped in a future five hundred years from now!
In the early eighties, decades before there would be a Marvel Cinematic Universe, television mega-producer Stephen J. Cannell was given the task of producing a superhero TV show. Cannell, not being a comic book fan himself and having no real desire to work on a superhero show decided to take the superhero concept and turn it around on its head. Thus was born The Greatest American Hero, a show that many a nerd Gen-Xer who was raised in the eighties would end up holding close to their heart. In The Greatest American Hero an average school teacher is gifted a superhero suit by alien benefactors that grants him superpowers. He’s befriended by a gruff FBI agent and with his fiancee lawyer along for the ride the trio would right wrongs across the television landscape for almost three years. On this episode of Part-Time Fanboy, Kristian sits down with J. Holtham and Yvis Cannavale to discuss the premier episode of one of their favorite shows when they were kids. Is The Greatest American Hero able to fly when viewed through the lens of the 21st century? Or does it crash land in the modern era of television? Find out on this installment of Part-Time Fanboy! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
Almost two months ago the latest season of Doctor Who ended with a tenth episode that rocked the Who-verse. The series finale of the Doctor’s twelfth series saw a change in the status quo for the show the likes of which it hadn’t seen since, well, The Doctor became a woman! In true Part-Time Fanboy fashion, the Doctor Who fans in the PTF clubhouse couldn’t gather together to discuss the finale when it aired because of…reasons. But now Kristian pulls Part-Time Fanboy’s own Doctor Who scholar Barry Negrin back into the TARDIS to discuss one of the biggest revelations in the show’s history! The Doctor Who universe has been changed forever (or has it?) in the span of one episode and we’re here to discuss what it all means to fans of everyone’s favorite…Time Lord? It’s a discussion that’s as timey-wimey as they come on this episode of Part-Time Fanboy! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
Several years ago when North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un threatened to kill Hollywood movie starts Seth Rogan and James Franco because of their creating the comedy The Interview, artist and writer Sean McArdle began wondering…what if Adolf Hitler had decided to do the same thing to Charlie Chaplin while he was making The Great Dictator? Hence was born the kernel of the idea for the terrific comic mini-series known as The Fuhrer and The Tramp. In his series, McArdle imagines what would happen if Chaplin, along with classic movie stars Errol Flynn and Hedy Lamarr, got wrapped up in espionage-like hi-jinks while attempting to thwart Hitler’s world conquering ambitions. On this week’s episode Kristian chats with Sean about a whole host of subjects some of which include: silent films, the foibles of old Hollywood movie stars, creating art for yourself vs. art for other people, and investing in yourself as a creator. It’s a terrific chat with the creator and co-writer of one of Kristian’s favorite comic finds of 2020! Part-Time Fanboy. Full-Time obsession on a Part-Time schedule.
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Part-Time Fanboy
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Started
Jan 18th, 2017
Latest Episode
Nov 11th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
152
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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English

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