What is a Fanboy?
If you search the Urban Dictionary for a definition of Fanboy, you’ll find about a dozen or more definitions of the term. Regardless of which term you decide fits the best, we can find one thing that we agree with: Fanboys of all stripes are passionate. We love all kinds of popular culture, from movies, to comic books to professional wrestling. And not only do we love this stuff, we love to talk about the stuff. A lot.
Why the Fanboy Tollbooth?
Jeremy, our founder, host and producer, coined the term Fanboy Tollbooth while reading a giant sized copy of Absolute Sandman in the midst of handing out tickets during his day job on a toll road. He’d heard of the classic children’s novel The Phantom Tollbooth, and thought it was a fun play on the title. When he Googled the term later that day, he was surprised that nobody else had thought of it.
What Is This Podcast All About?
The Fanboy Tollbooth is a podcast dedicated to navigating the highway of popular culture. We don’t typically have a set list of things to talk about, but we’ll bring up whatever is on our minds during that particular week. And we all have opinions. Strong opinions.
Who are these guys?
Jeremy S. Zehr is a husband, father of three, and graphic designer from Rochester NY who moonlights at a day job at a local university. And during the summer? Yes, he works in a toll booth. He loves comics, independent professional wrestling, television and movies.
Jesus Marquez is a husband, an illustrator, a comic book artist and all around good guy from the Bronx. He loves Japanese Pro-Wrestling and Jack Kirby.
Keith Betancourt is a father, a graphic artist, colorist and illustrator from Beacon NY by way of Brooklyn. He loves Green Lantern and all things Robert Kirkman.
The three of them met while working at a table at Wizard World East in Philadelphia. Keith and Jesus drew while Jeremy ran and got them lunch. Hate what we do here? Blame Joe Endres and The Megazeen – the comics anthology that brought us all together.
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