Fanbase Press celebrates fandoms and creates new ones! As a comic book publisher and geek culture website, Fanbase Press produces new and distinctive works, as well as daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts, that span the pop culture spectrum and give voice to the themes, ideals, and people that make geekdom so exceptional.
The company was founded in 2010 (originally under the name Fanboy Comics) by Barbra and Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes and rebranded to Fanbase Press in May 2016.
Fanbase Press' graphic novels, including the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Quince, the 2019 IPPY Award-winning A Geek's Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, the 2014 Bram Stoker Award-nominated Fearworms: Selected Poems, The Sequels, The Margins, The Gamma Gals, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, and Penguins vs. Possums, are available online at www.fanbasepress.com.
"...searingly dark, low-dialogue dreamscapes that boast surreal art styles and inconclusive narratives—much like a nightmare does." - Famous Monsters of Filmland
When Daphne and Craig move into a new apartment, they are unaware of the hidden terror lurking in their home. Will they discover that something from another world is seeking a way in before it's too late?
The Odds - Audio Drama
Coming soon from Fanbase Press! Adapted from the novel, The Odds, by author Robert J. Peterson, this audio drama is a post-apocalyptic action-comedy, where chess is a full-contact sport!
The apocalypse happened, but no one knows how. What’s left is a barren world ruled by a high-powered caste of bookies, The Odds. Scurrying around underneath is our hero, Eldridge—a big-hearted, bumbling drifter with an estranged family he loves dearly. He’s deep in debt and deathly sick, so he places a bet predicting the day he’ll die. If he wins, he can go to his grave knowing that his family will be safe, but when he returns to his hometown to collect, he gets some bad news: He’s going to live. So, it’s on to plan B—a high-stakes battle-tournament that pits real-life chess avatars against each other in random-chance brawls-to-the-death. But, Eldridge doesn’t know that someone’s gamed the tournament to pit him against an old friend who’s now a bitter enemy. Now, he’s got to make all the right moves to save his family—and beat the Odds.
Written by Robert J. Peterson
Published by California Coldblood Books, an imprint of Rare Bird Books
AUDIO DRAMA CREATORS
Adapted by: Bryant Dillon, Robert J. Peterson, and Sam Rhodes
Directed and Edited by: Sam Rhodes
Produced by Barbra Dillon and A.D.E.D. Audio
The Odds Original Score Composed and Performed by Russell Holsapple
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action/Adventure, Comedy
Release Date: TBA
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Story and Art by Michael Troy
Press Release from Prism Comics:
Michael Troy is Going Gaga! for everyone's favorite Fame Monster with an Exclusive Pre-Sale through Prism Comics!
Los Angeles, CA—Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde Productions (The Blonde Squad, Crotchmen) are offering an exclusive pre-sale of Going Gaga!, an unauthorized pop culture satirical comic book account of the rise of everyone's favorite Fame Monster.
"I don't think an artist has sang this strongly to my gay little heart since Madonna and I just had to express myself on paper," says Troy. "In addition to looking at a phenomenon, this is also a love letter from a fan."
As an added incentive, the first 100 people who pre-order Going Gaga! through the Prism Comics Online Store will receive a free copy of Troy's comic book, The Blonde Squad, about a group of shallow blonde superheroes. Books that are pre-ordered will arrive in early to mid-June. The 20-page comic in full color retails for $2.99.
Created By Scotty Mullen and Michael Troy
Who is Rocketboy???
Created by Scotty Mullen and Michael Troy, the Rocketboy blog showcases the covers for Rocket - the comic book chronicling the adventures of this mighty muscleman who will load up, ride hard, and blast off into your heart!
A clueless party boy zapped up into a rocketship orbiting the earth, Rocketboy must save the planet from his evil mother, Queen Cherry, while still finding the time to shop, workout, and date.
Take a ride on the Rocketboy Blog here!!!
The Boy Who Loved Magnificent Woman
Story and Art by Michael Troy
Michael Troy offers a short web comic that deals with childhood bullying, inspired by his own youthful obsession with Wonder Woman.
As a little boy I was a huge Wonder Woman fan after falling in love with Lynda Carter. I was definitely made fun of for liking Wonder Woman. I think a lot of little gay boys relate to strong women. My brother introduced me to comic books and I loved the art. It inspired me to start drawing and eventually making comics of my own. I often wondered what kind of Wonder Woman story I would tell. I came up with The Boy Who Loved Magnificent Woman a few years back and wasn't sure what to do with it. After coming out with a few books (Homo-Hero's Big Book of Fun and Adventure and my current project The Blonde Squad), I decided to write and draw TBWLMW, because, creatively, I had to get it out of my system. After completion it sat there for a while and I wasn't sure how to get it to people. With bullying taking a spotlight in the media, I decided to put my story on my blog just to get it out to people. It is a moving, powerful story that I want as many people to see as possible. Eventually, I would either like to expand it into a longer graphic novel or turn it into a film or short cartoon. I think it has a message that many people, especially gay men, can relate to.
The Blonde Squad
Story and Art by Michael Troy
BLONDER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET!
Fledgling comic book publisher Lethally Blonde Productions is proud to announce the release of its flagship title, The Blonde Squad!
The Blonde Squad was created by writer/artist Michael Troy (Rocketboy, Homo-Hero's Big Book of Fun and Adventure, and The Exceptionals). Part comedy, part comic book soap opera drama, The Blonde Squad is a bi-monthly, 24-page, full color comic retailing for $2.99. The Blonde Squad is available for order online through Prism Comics and in comic shops and speciality stores later this year. (1-888-COMICBOOK)
What happens when shallow, blonde super heroes join a super team just to be famous? Nothing good. The Blonde Squad is a feast of pop culture satire that follows the exploits of four ditzy, blonde heroes that mean well. The team consists of resident muscle and eye candy from a different world - "BLONDER MAN," a famous for nothing socialite that can suck the energy out of anything - "DRAIN," "Drain's" closet-case cousin and team speedster - "SPEEDBUMP," and is rounded out by nordic beauty and team psychic - "PSIGHT." Under the wing of their founder and mentor, power publicist to the stars Kandi Kramer, will The Blonde Squad soar to new heights or face the public humiliation that fame an infamy can bring? And, just what secret is the faithful publicist hiding? Is there no such thing as bad publicity or will that be the ultimate downfall of The Blonde Squad?
Visit Michael Troy’s Blog To Get Even Blonder!!!
"Something Animal is a story that revisits the terror and hunger of traditional vampire mythology." - Fiction State of Mind
After witnessing his sister's brutal murder, Jack struggles to cope with the disturbing, psychological aftermath. Tormented by images of the attack, Jack finds himself physically ill and unable to eat.
Scared and alone, he is forced to confront a growing thirst for blood and the harsh reality that either his sanity is quickly crumbling or that he is turning into something else... something dark... something animal...
Written by: Bryant Dillon (Identity Thief) and Sam Rhodes
Based on an Original Short Story by: Ben Rhodes
Illustrated/Photographed by: Robert Burrows
Genre: Horror, Psychological Thriller
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