As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.
Blood in the Mirror is an anthology of seven horror stories that center loosely around the theme of mirrors. Each writer’s tale is unique, and the stories range from imaginative retellings of folk tales to exorcisms, exploring pasts and futures through a genre lens that is less restricted than one would think, often contextualizing the term “horror” in their own right.
The following is an interview with Gamal Hennessy on launching the Kickstarter campaign for his new book, The Business of Independent Comic Book Publishing. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Hennessy about the genesis behind the project, how his experience as an entertainment attorney aided his work in compiling the guide, what he hopes that aspiring creators will take away from the book, and more!
The following is an interview with Andy Kumpon regarding the release of his new novel, Seeds of the Dead, from KillerBeam Entertainment. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Kumpon about the inspiration behind the story, his creative process in bringing the story to life, what he hopes that readers will take away from Seeds of the Dead, and more!
It has been a while since I had a first issue suck me in so quickly. Tom Taylor, New York Times best-selling author of DCeased, pulls you in fast and doesn’t let you go. By page four when the narrator says, “The Seven Secrets, words, wonders, weapons, and worse,” my brain is whizzing. What could these secrets be? How are they so dangerous? I have to know more.
Erica Slaughter is the Ripley, the Sarah Connor, the Furiosa of Tynion and Dell’edera’s Something Is Killing the Children. She’s a ruthless monster hunter that doesn’t like abiding by the rules, especially if it gets in the way of actually helping kids. She’s only one part of why this series was nominated for Best New Series at the 2020 Eisner Awards, but she’s a big part of it. Even as we learn more about her in this issue - where she comes from, how she came to be a part of the House of Slaughter - she remains a beautiful mystery: imperfect, afraid, but willing to do whatever needs to be done.
Quick recap: Unable to bear heading straight back to Sunnydale, Willow decided to take a detour of sorts, landing her in a quaint li'l village. Despite all appearances to the contrary, Abhainn seems to have some secrets, possibly of the dark variety.
Fanbase Press is excited to announce that its entire catalog of comics and graphic novels will now be available to public libraries through the hoopla digital streaming platform. hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.
As the impact of the Coronavirus continues to reverberate throughout the comic book industry and our society as a whole, we at Fanbase Press would like to provide an opportunity for all comics industry professionals to join together in solidarity. On Saturday, August 15, at 10 a.m./PST, Fanbase Press will host its weekly Creator Forum: Group Discussion, an hour-long, informal discussion about the positive ways to cope with the changing comics landscape. Taking place via the Zoom platform (video and audio), the Creator Forum will be free to join and limited to the first 100 attendees to RSVP. The previous Group Discussions have been a great success, with creators, publishers, media professionals, and educators from across the comics medium discussing new and positive ideas. We hope that this discussion will provide an opportunity to re-connect with colleagues, to find new resources and information, and to build hope in collaborating with other comics creators.