The following is an interview with Leah Verrill regarding the launch of the production, Saving Cain, at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Verrill about the inspiration behind the production, the creative process of preparing with the cast and crew, what she hopes that audiences will take away from the show, how you can purchase tickets, and more!
Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!
I remember distinctly watching the series finale for Star Trek: The Next Generation. The reason why I remember is that I was one of 125 people who won two tickets to watch the series finale as it was broadcast on the IMAX screen at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. The excitement in the theatre before the show began was palpable. We few, we happy few, we Trekkers who were going to see GIANT PICARD and company sail off into the sunset in “All Good Things…” on the big screen were excited to share in the end of the beloved show. Two hours later, the feeling in the room was very different. The episode was, frankly, meh. Yes, seeing the show on a giant screen was cool (Yay, big Enterprise!), but the size of the screen was not matched by the scope of the episode.
The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to be exhibiting at the East LA Comicbook, Art and Pop-Culture Expo (CAPE), alongside a number of other talented independent creators! Taking place on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at El Gallo Plaza in Los Angeles, CA, the comic book convention will celebrate all-thing comics and pop culture! We look forward to meeting fans at the Fanbase Press booth, where you can purchase all of our comics and graphic novels, including the Eisner Award-nominated Quince! Plus, you won't want to miss your opportunity to pick up the official 2019 East LA C.A.P.E. poster (below) by artist Valeria Ontiveros, featuring Quince superhero "Q!"
A faceless enemy has emerged in Oblivion, ambushing and kidnapping people from both sides of the breach. No one knows what they are or what they want, but the Cole brothers intend to stop them. Robert Kirkman and Lorenzo De Felici's gripping new storyline intensifies in Oblivion Song #15.
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: Game of Thrones' "The Iron Throne"
Tread Perilously finally makes its way to Westeros with the final episode of Game of Thrones. And though we didn't know it during our recording, the episode was called "The Iron Throne."
“Between the Panels” is a bi-weekly interview series focusing on comic book creators of all experience levels, seeking to examine not just what each individual creates, but how they go about creating it.
Michael Dante DiMartino is taking Korra where no Nickelodeon cartoon has gone before, dealing with real social paradigms, in some cases breaking them and in other cases playing to new ones. For those that stopped following Korra: She’s gay. It was a wonderful and beautiful decision from DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, and the story is being explored in a positively healthy way. Now, after dealing with an Earth Kingdom Empire run amok, team Korra has to deal with the creation of a democracy, and with that we see a different kind of villain - a political one that isn’t using all-out war to win. The parallels to what ours and many other countries face in the real world with hacked elections and outside interference is difficult to ignore. It goes to show just how flexible the world of Avatar is.
A little while back, I reviewed Ghost Tree #1. It served as a strong introduction to the story, with strong color design and a slick Japanese influence. If I had one complaint, it would have been that the actual narrative was a little sparse, laying a lot of groundwork but not a ton of payoff. That isn't uncommon for first issues of a new series, so I waited patiently to see if the second issue could follow through on the promise of the first.
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 participate in a thorough discussion regarding the newly released feature film, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019), with topics including choices for best fight in the movie, the effectiveness of the film's villains, the franchise's theme of grief, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for John Wick: Chapter 3 abound in this panel discussion!)