The following is an interview with Stevil Lowes regarding his comic book series, Hard Core Pawn. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Lowes about the inspiration behind the series, his creative process in both writing and illustrating the comic, and more!
The dawning of a new era in a publishing company is a wonderful thing, especially when you can watch it from the very onset and see it develop. This is the case as we watch the newest publishing imprint of Starburns Industries, SBI Press, begin to release their newest works to the world.
Think back - back to when you were fresh and impressionable, latching onto whatever strikes your fancy. You were influenced to be sure. TV, radio: These things meant plenty in the early '90s, but the real information was passed along the old fashioned way. Through 'zines, around hackey sack circles. The older kids and what they learned in school. Not from a text book or CliffsNotes, but from the cool science teachers or guidance counselors that turned them on to what the outside world really had to offer, far beyond the walls and confinements of school or home. Getting the skinny on what graphic novel the "alt/indie young adult crowd" was checking out and going ga-ga over. Being able to go full comic hipster and say, "Oh, Milk and Cheese? Dairy Products Gone Bad? Oh, I read that ages ago." I may be a hipster comic dork, but I'm no Evan Dorkin.
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, May 12, 2018, 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!
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 contributors (and special guest Justin Peniston of Hunter Black) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War (2018), with topics including the recurring theme of toxic fatherhood / problematic parental figures, how Malthusianism is reflected in the film (and previous comic book iterations), the possible analogies of the film to today's political climate in America, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for the Avengers: Infinity War film abound in this panel discussion!)
In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.
In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Jordan Hart (Doppelgänger, Alterna Comics) and Justin Harder (Claus Studios) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why the Marvel Cinematic Universe is leaving its TV behind, reactions to the new Venom trailer, LucasFilm's upcoming Star Wars Resistance animated series, and an investigation into the failure of Universal Fan Con.
The following is an interview with Craig Johnson regarding his comic book series, Project: Saviour. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Johnson about the inspiration behind the series, his creative process in both writing and illustrating the comic, 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 love dogs: big dogs, small dogs, medium-sized dogs. It doesn’t really matter. So, when Odie popped up on my Kickstarter radar, I had to go and check it out. From Mississippi comes a fluffy butt Corgi with attitude, heart, and the will to survive.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, often referred to simply as “the Eisners,” are generally accepted as the most prestigious recognition one can receive in the comic book field. The awards are named in honor of comic book pioneer Will Eisner, the creator of The Spirit and the man who helped to popularize the term "graphic novel," and span over two dozen categories. (Those wishing to learn more about the meaning and importance of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards should check out our previous article on the awards.)