The last interview I conducted at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 (though there's still more I've yet to post) was with my buddy Thomas Jane. Moviegoers know him for his memorable roles in films like BOOGIE NIGHTS, DEEP BLUE SEA, 61*, THE PUNISHER, STANDER, and Frank Darabont's adaptation of Stephen King's THE MIST. Tom even directed and starred in his own movie DARK COUNTRY. His HBO series HUNG is getting ready for a third season, and Tom is staying plenty busy in his own time, publishing new comic books, and even putting together films through his production company RAW Entertainment. A hardcore comic enthusiast, Jane has parlayed his love for the medium by bringing top talent in the industry into his projects. His business partner Tim Bradstreet (happy to say also a good buddy) rounds out a list of amazing contributing artists, including Bernie Wrightson, Michael Kaluta, Mark Schultz, James Daly, Basil Gogos, William Stout, and Don Marquez... to name but a few. Contributing writers include Todd Farmer, Steve Niles, and very soon the great Bruce Jones. If you've never picked up a RAW comic book, you're missing out on some of the best work the industry has offered in the past decade. Just before the con ended I had a chance to sit down with Tom and catch up on a few things. Check out the video below, and be sure to share your thoughts in the comments.
Find out more about Thomas Jane's projects at RAW's website.
Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.
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