“Fundamental Comics,” a monthly editorial series that introduces readers to comics, graphic novels, and manga that have been impactful to the sequential art medium and the comic book industry on a foundational level. Each month, a new essay will examine a familiar or less-known title through an in-depth analysis, exploring the history of the title, significant themes, and context for the title’s popularity since it was first released.
The following is an interview with writer Dillon Gilberston and award-winning artist Francesco Iaquinta regarding their upcoming comic book series, Sweet Heart, from Action Lab: Danger Zone. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Gilberston and Iaquinta about the inspiration behind the series, their shared creative process in bringing the story to life, the impact that the story may have with readers, and more!
The following is an interview with author Debbie Lynne Smith Daughetee and Nancy Holder regarding their currently running Kickstarter campaign for the trade paperback edition of Mary Shelley Presents from Kymera Press. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Daughetee and Holder about the inspiration behind the series, the creative process in adapting the short stories, the impact that the stories may have with readers, and more!
Quick recap: The Sundog crew’s plan almost goes off without a hitch… but almost is enough to get you killed, under the wrong circumstances. In the Hail Mary-iest of Hail Marys, Grix jumps out of the airlock, trusting in her connection to Vess to keep her alive.
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 retrospective discussion regarding Caprica (2010) in light of the TV series' 10th anniversary, with topics including the show's exploration of artificial intelligence, comparisons and contrasts with parent series Battlestar Galactica, a special message from Caprica writer and supervising producer Drew Z. Greenberg, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Caprica abound in this panel discussion!)
With Folklords #4, Matt Kindt continues to delve into the post-modern cerebral landscape of why #StoriesMatter. Also, what the heck are stories anyway? What happens if we don't know whether we're in a story? Who controls our stories? Are our stories based on the privilege of the knowledge that has been given to us? How would our stories change if we knew more? And in turn, I ask, how have those stories changed me and affected who I am? Does Kindt ask all of these question in this one single issue? No! But as a reader (and reviewer), I’m having an active conversation with the artist as I read their work, and these are the questions that spring to my mind when I read this issue, inspired by the adventure our hero finds himself in.
With the finish line in sight, Sex Criminals returns with the second part of their last arc. Jon and Suze have gotten back together, started planning to finish what they started with BankCorp, and working out what the future of their relationship holds. While our time-stopping couple don't get the full spotlight in this issue, they are at the center of this series, and they have a pretty big impact on its direction.
The following is an interview with author Daniel Kraus regarding the upcoming release of his YA thriller novel, Bent Heavens, from Henry Holt. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Kraus about the inspiration behind the novel, the creative process in balancing various genres and narrative tactics, the impact that the story may have with readers, and more!
Where do I even begin? I had fallen behind on reading the volumes of Berserk, so, in the last week, I read half of 2, all of 3, quickly followed by all of 4. I have been utterly transfixed.