The following is an interview with Jon Sprunk regarding the release of his new fantasy novel, Sun and Serpent. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Sprunk about the inspiration behind the novel (which serves as part four within The Book of the Black Earth series), his creative process in bringing the story to life, what readers can anticipate from this latest installment in the series, and more!
As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.
In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and special guests Don Aguillo (Fanbase Press' The Sequels, Scout Comics' Rise), Daryl Smith (co-host, The Story Geeks podcast), and Nick Duke (co-host, The Story Geeks podcast) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV spinoff, Angel (1999), in light of the TV series' 20th anniversary, with topics including the series' themes of young adult development, the focus on redemption, the performances of the talented cast, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Angel abound in this panel discussion!)
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The Fanbase staff attended Empire Con 2019 (described as the ultimate weekend for fans of Star Wars) earlier this year in Los Angeles, CA! We saw a number of Star Wars celebrities, authors, fan groups, vendors, and more. (Be sure to check out our photo gallery from the event.)
Paul and Corey Cross the Streams is a bi-monthly podcast in which hosts Paul Pakler and Corey Pepper watch and review streaming content - so you don't have to!
Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: Smallville's "Lexmas"
Tread Merrily continues with the team's first foray to Smallville. Luckily, they arrived just in time for an episode called "Lexmas."
Watching or reading Alejandro Jodorowsky's work is an experience for the soul, acting as a meditation for the transcendence of ourselves. His audience is constantly asked not to trust him, but to believe in him. He explores the occult, Jungian philosophy, and the esoteric; however, an undeniable consideration of El Topo involves the sexual assault that occurred between Jodorowsky and The Woman’s actress, Mara Lorenzio, which may have brought about her decision to not continue an exploration of her talents. While Jodorowsky has gone on record saying that the act was merely “surrealist publicity,” it has required consideration in how an audience views Jodorowsky’s work.
The indie comic book series, Mindframe, entangles readers in a story that captures the antagonism of the horrible and the boring, putting these feelings in constant awareness of each other. In other words, Mindframe is wholly Lynchian in the best possible. Writer/artist David Tucker makes his debut as someone who has mastered nuanced storytelling. Within one issue, he presents three different segments of time, all coherently connecting the premise with the characters. Tucker's exposition is masterful in that it serves to reveal the true nature of the characters, providing a surreal narrative akin to creators like David Lynch, Brian De Palma, William Friedkin, and Nicolas Winding Refn. In terms of comparison with other comic book visionaries, look no further than Grant Morrison in terms of his eclectic panel layouts and visually distinct means of storytelling.
What if the descendants of pregnant African slave women, thrown overboard for being too burdensome to their kidnappers, become merpeople and developed a new culture and community under the sea? That’s the premise behind Rivers Solomon’s novella, The Deep.
When the comic of Crisis on Infinite Earths came out, it was a celebration of DC's characters across several generations. The new crossover event on The CW is now a celebration of the numerous film and TV adaptations that those comics inspired.