Are you happy? Go to Everything, where you can buy happiness. A superstore in which, if you’re not happy, you may be gotten rid of… permanently.

Established within America’s most violent and chaotic war, the Civil War, writer Sydney Duncan weaves an interesting dichotomy for the characters within Kill Whitey Donovan. The narrative plot follows Anna Hoyt who searches to do what the book says: kill Whitey Donovan. Donovan is responsible for the suicide of Hoyt’s sister. In needing a partner, she pairs herself with Hattie Vergil, a woman enslaved by Whitey Donovan, who sojourns for her freedom.

The premise of historical fiction has been a pervasive interest within the confines of culture. In many ways, it brings about a new form of information to those who participate in the reading. While it doesn’t demand work from the reader, it ignites something more important in the reader, something the modern education system consistently fails to do with a majority of its students: curiosity. Within the confines of Stefanie Phillips’ The Butcher of Paris, she launches us into a unique aspect of history that a myriad of history textbooks ignore.

Amidst the chaos of decorating the house, booking flights, or preparing a holiday feast, deciding on gifts for friends and family is likely to be the last thing on your mind this holiday season. Fanbase Press is here to help with recommendations for the must-read comics and books from the year as suggested by our staff and contributors. Give your friends and family gifts they can enjoy curled up by the fireplace, catching up or rereading their favorite comic series or a good book. Or, perhaps, introduce them to a new title outside of their regular pull lists and give yourself someone to geek out with over your favorite series.

A Sparrow's Roar almost passed me by. A brief opening in my schedule left me with time for one more review, and A Sparrow’s Roar called to me. I’m so happy for that little bit of happenstance, because, with December just settling in, A Sparrow’s Roar was the perfect bittersweet story to round out a rough and tough year.

The following is an interview with actor Daniel Krell (Pittsburgh Public Theater's A Doll's House - Part 2, Pittsburgh CLO's A Musical Christmas Carol) regarding his performance as Mr. McFeely in the recently released feature film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Krell about the his approach to taking on such an iconic and beloved character, his creative process in working with the cast and crew, and more!

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: 7th Heaven's "Gratitude"

Tread Perilously's "Too Many Kids!" month concludes with the traditional Thanksgiving slice of 7th Heaven.

“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.

Weird Tales is a legendary magazine whose roots go back to the 1920s and served as the proving grounds of many influential horror and weird authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Clark Ashton Smith, and Frank Belknap Long. The periodical has exchanged hands and creative editors over the last 100 years, with many long spells of inactivity peppered throughout. The newest issue of Weird Tales, number 363, is the first issue in five years and sees prolific speculative fiction author Jonathan Maberry at the editorial director’s helm.

Margaux Motin breaks a lot of standards for an artist working in a sequential artist medium. In many ways, it makes her the perfect artist to tell her story, because the art style in every way magnifies this unique memoir. Living in and originating from Paris, France, Motin began by earning a degree in visual arts and proceeded to do a BTS in visual communications at the National School of Applied Arts and Crafts. Her initial work was as a press illustrator for Muteen Magazine in a monthly column. Following this time of illustrating for press, publishing, and advertising, she started her own blog which served to share anecdotes during her thirties.

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