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Monday Artist of the Day: Brad West

Posted on 28 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Brad West is an Austin based costume/clothing designer specializing in comic book, sci-fi and fantasy wear for conventions, parties and themed events. The costumes they create as well as wear to comic events and conventions are some of the most well designed and creative work you will see. You can always pick them out of a crowd because there is usually a large group of people surrounding the asking for pictures or to find out where they got their costumes. For more info on Brad West visit www.outrageousoutfits.com and order your outfit for comic-con today and enjoy the interview below…

Bio via his companies facebook.

We are an Austin TX based costume/clothing designer specializing in comic book, sci-fi and fantasy wear for conventions, parties and themed events. Doing our part to keep Austin weird. We have a skilled network of tailors, prop makers and fabrication artist proficient in a wide range of costume component development. What ever you can imagine we can create.

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Friday Artist of the Day: Paul Maybury

Posted on 25 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Paul is an Austin based artist and writer whose work has been featured by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, Ubisoft, Metro, Image, Criterion and Mirage Studios. You can find his work in book stores everywhere or for more info visit paulmaybury.com. You can also read his original webcomic Party Bear for free here. So make sure you check out his stuff and support artist who are out there doing good work. I’d recommend Strange Tales #2: Little Lies. Classic art style, good stories, Definitly worth checking out…

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All Con 2011: Black Mariah Interview

Posted on 24 March 2011 by mjones

Pasties! There… Now that thats out of the way (dusts off hands). Matthew Jones from The Noob News interviews Black Mariah, burlesque dancer and master costume & pastie craftsman, on the finer points of Inter-Woman politics, why geeks are avoiding free panty catalogues, and electric light-up bacon sandwhiches.

Don’t forget to visit her website: www.blackmariahdallas.com

P.S. – Best Burlesque Costome… EVER!

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Wednesday Artist of the Day: Keith Quinn

Posted on 23 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Keith Quinn is a comic artist and writer who produces the book “Local Heroes”. You can find out more info on Keith and his comic at www.localheroes.us. So check out his site, buy his books, and enjoy the interview below we recently did with Keith.

From his site…

About Keith: Keith Quinn is the creator of the Local Heroes comic strip (writing, drawing, lettering), logos, and web site. Keith was also the co-creator of A Girl and Her Wookiee, a bi-weekly comic strip that ran from June 4, 2001 through December 24, 2002 at SWG Stratics. If you’d like to see more of his work, check out his online portfolio.

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All Con 2011: Neil Kaplan Interview

Posted on 22 March 2011 by mjones

Experienced Throat Artist Neil Kaplan takes a minute with The Noob News to talk about his start, what he will and will not say as Optimus Prime, and why there is no whipping of voice actors in LA.

Some of Neil Kaplan’s credits are Optimus Prime, Tychus Findlay from Starcraft II, and more Video Game and Anime voices than you can shake a stick at… go on, try it! I dare you…

P.S.- Here’s the video to which he was referring in the video… where he’s talking about the video… and stuff…

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Monday Artist Of The Day: Seth Caplan

Posted on 21 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.
Today’s artist of the day is writer and producer Seth Caplan. Seth has produced a ton of movies including “Teenage Dirtbag”, “Flatland”, and the upcoming “You, Me and the Circus”. Enjoy our interview where we discuss the recently released graphic novel “Throne of Secrets” as well as tons of other upcoming projects and check out his bio below.

Seth Caplan is a Chicago born award-winning filmmaker who has worked for production companies in New York, Los Angeles, and Amsterdam. Seth co-founded Enspire Learning, where he produced e-learning courses for Harvard Business School and the Department of Education. He holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.F.A. from the American Film Institute. Caplan’s thesis film “Duncan Removed” was honored with a student Emmy and was nominated for a Student Academy Award. His next project, “FLATLAND: THE MOVIE,” is an animated film featuring the voices of Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell, and Tony Hale.

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All-Con 2011: Richard Hatch, “Apollo/Zarek” from Battlestar Galactica!

Posted on 21 March 2011 by mjones

Matthew Jones heads to All-Con 2011 in Dallas, TX to furiously fap all the steampunk girls with Mr. Richard Hatch of Battlestar Galactica fame.

P.S.- On a side note, while many may always remember Mr. Hatch as “APOLLO” from Battlestar Galactica, he will always live in my mind as “Dan” from “Prisoners Of The Lost Universe”.

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Thursday Artist Of The Day: Monica Gallagher

Posted on 17 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Monica Gallagher is a talented comic writer and artist that just happens to be a super nice lady. She also makes awesome horror heroine portraits. You can check out her work and find more info about her at www.eatyourlipstick.com.
See her super long bio from her website below the interview we did with her at Staple…

Monica Gallagher is a graphic designer during the daylight hours and a comicker at night. While an animation major in college, Monica first tiptoed onto the comics scene with her webcomic Gods & Undergrads, following the awkward adventures of a girl transitioning into college life while simultaneously discovering her connection to Greek gods. Once her eyes had been opened to the online comics scene, Monica couldn’t help herself and continued to produce more work.

A short stint in amateur modeling led Monica to create both an autobiographical story dealing with her struggles with self-esteem (titled Boobage) and a fictional series dealing with a professional model who works part-time as an assassin (titled Lipstick & Malice). In 2010, she chronicled her experiences modeling in her autobio When I Was A Mall Model. Luckily, Monica emerged from modeling with both her boobs and her criminal record intact. She then discovered something else to become obsessed with and inspired by — Roller Derby. Bonnie N. Collide, Nine to Five is the result of her inspiration — a weekly webcomic that combines the superhero side of being a rollergirl with the Clark Kent side of working a day job. Monica just completed her first season as a member of the Junkyard Dolls, one of the four teams of lovely ladies of the Charm City Roller Girls. Sadly, she’s currently on a break from derby at the moment due to time constraints, but you better believe she’s still out there skating!

Recently, Monica contributed to Oni Press’s Roller Derby Anthology JAM! Tales from the World of Roller Derby which was released on June 23, 2010. She is currently working on illustrating a full-length graphic novel for Oni.

Monica continues to create short stories, contribute to anthologies, and tackle illustration work from her home in Baltimore, where she lives with her boyfriend and their dueling cats. Check out her blog for the latest dirt – you never know where she’ll pop up next!

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Tuesday Artist Of The Day: Space Gun Studios

Posted on 15 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.

Today’s artist of the day is Space Gun Studios. Space Gun Studio is a Dallas based creative arts studio looking to build a diverse range of creative offerings in both interactive media and print. You can find their work at space-gun.com

From their facebook page…

Space-Gun is a creative arts studio based out of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Studio members consist of Jake Ekiss, Vinh-Luan Luu, Paul Milligan and Matthew Warlick. Though we have a diverse range of creative offerings in both interactive media and print, our main focus lies with comic books.

Here at Space-Gun Studios, we eat, sleep, and breathe comics. With an expanding library under our creative belts, we set out everyday to create a diverse range of titles and concepts from our own creative impulses and experiences. We use various social medias to promote our books and are looking forward into the digital frontier of development, promotion, and distribution.

While Space-Gun’s primary goal is the creation of new creative properties, we also provide our artistic services on a contract basis. All told the studio boasts more than ten years of cumulative experience in multimedia/print design, illustration, copywriting, and sequential storytelling (comics). Space-Gun aims to be a haven of cool art, wicked ideas, slick design and phat rhymes.



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Exclusive Interview with R. Carlos Nakai

Posted on 14 March 2011 by lreed


At what age did you start learning how to play the flute?
About 21 or so while in transition from military to civilian life.

How did you learn how to play?
Applying my background in music theory and practice and upon finding the standard concert flute in C fingering chart.

What inspires/motivates your music?
As a photographer and graphic artist, music fulfills my innermost expressionism and experiences of beingness.

Out of all your albums which is your favorite? And why?
That’s easy! “CHANGES”, my first recording, is always my favorite because it launched me in a new direction full of possibilities.

Where do you grow up? Where do you live now?
I grow wherever I happen to be from one moment to the next. I have two homes, one in northern Sonora in an O’odham village called Chuk’saan and the other upon the Weeminuche’ Uncompahgre Plateau. Mostly, I live on airlines.

Out of all the places you have performed which was your favorite and why?
That would be craters in Volcanoes National Park on Hawai’I and later performing with Keola and Moanalani Beamer in Kamuela. My spirit comes from Polynesia.

Are you working on any projects or upcoming albums?
Yes, three but of those which will make it to Canyon Records will be discerned as each becomes finalized.

What kinds of music or artist influenced you?
Besides traditional ceremonial music of the Mojave, Chemehuevi, Yuma, Cahuilla, Hopi, Athapascans and Celts, I have always liked the music of many world cultures both old and modern.

Can you tell me about your cultural heritage?
I’m one of a number of peoples. I am born into the Red Willow people and born for the Mountain people of the Bear kiva. I am also born through my mother’s people for the Corn and Deer kivas of the Ashiwi. I also carry the blood of my ancient ancestor of the northern Spanish Celtic peoples.

If you had a chance to work with anyone you wanted whom would it be and why?
Saami, Senegalese, Mongolian, Moroccan dreamers of sound and silence. No particular individual strikes me at the moment.


Talisman is Nakai

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Monday Artist of the Day:Austin Rogers

Posted on 14 March 2011 by TH3 No08

Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to

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Exclusive Interview with Zoe Boekbinder

Posted on 14 March 2011 by lreed


I understand this is your solo album, does this mean that Vermillion Lies broke up?
The band is on an indefinite hiatus. We are both focused on our solo projects and super excited to be doing music independently. I hope for a reunion tour someday though.

How does your music differ from Vermillion Lies?
Vastly. Vermillion Lies was part music and part cabaret. Some of our songs were genuine and many were story songs unrelated to our own lives and experiences. A lot of the songwriting was focused on comedic effect and shock value. While in Vermillion Lies I was writing a lot of the songs I play now and they didn’t quite work with the band. They were too honest. My sister and I both wanted to go in the direction of more sincere music making but its hard to change once people expect a certain thing from you. My songs are super vulnerable for me to perform. I still put a lot into my performance but in a different way… a more vulnerable and less theatrical way.

Your music is very unique if you had to put it in a genre what would you put it in?
Geek glam. Music for people who wear sequins to the library.

Who or what inspires your music?
Despite my best efforts, most of my songs are about heartbreak or heartache. Relationships are my inspiration. I don’t necessarily or exclusively mean romantic relationships. I have written many songs about friends or members of my family. They end up all sounding like love songs… which they are… just not the kind people might assume they are.

If you had a chance to work with any artist who would it be and why?
My goodness… that’s a super hard question to answer. I’m not sure I could pick just one. Andrew Bird is on the top of the list. He is incredible. Mosdef is in there. Johnny Cash if he were alive. Jona Bechtolt of YACHT and The Blow, he makes such amazing beats.

If you weren

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Exclusive Interview with Home Video

Posted on 07 March 2011 by lreed


The Noob News.com exclusive interview with Home Video

How long have you known each other and how did you meet?
We

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Exclusive: The Noob News Talks with Richard Anderson

Posted on 01 December 2010 by Christian

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Exclusive: The Noob News Talks with Kyle of Time Travel Clothers

Posted on 29 November 2010 by Christian

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Exclusive: The Noob News Talks with Clayburn Moore of CS Moore Studios

Posted on 29 November 2010 by Christian

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Exclusive: The Noob News Talks with Ape Entertainment

Posted on 27 November 2010 by Christian

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Exclusive: The Noob News Talks with The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club

Posted on 27 November 2010 by Christian

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Exclusive: The Noob News Talks with Anne Lockhart

Posted on 26 November 2010 by Christian

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Exclusive: The Noob News Talks with Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Posted on 26 November 2010 by Christian

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