The following is an interview with comic book creator Derek Lipscomb on his comic book series, The Maroon. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Lipscomb regarding the inspiration behind the series, his creative process of both writing and illustrating the project, his creative influences, and more!
The following is an interview with comic book creators Christopher Baker and Matt Fitch regarding their upcoming sci-fi anthology, Adventures in Space. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Baker and Fitch regarding the inspiration behind the collaboration, the creative process of working with a host of talented creators, their creative influences, and more!
The following is an interview with comic book creator Nathanial Osollo regarding his comic book publications. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Osollo about his creative process as both a writer and an artist, his influences and inspiration, his upcoming projects and conventions, and more!
Hello, readers! Welcome to another exciting episode of Wonder Woman Wednesday and Happy Women’s History Month. The sisters are doing it for themselves! I trust everyone bought Justice League on Blu-ray, so they can fast forward to all of the Wonder Woman scenes without having to sit through the rest of that white-hot mess? Good.
The following is an interview with comic book creator B.J. Mendelson regarding his new comic book series, Vengeance, Nevada. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Mendelson about the inspiration behind the series, his creative process, his upcoming projects, and more!
The following is an interview with comic book writer/artist Ken Niimura (I Kill Giants) regarding his new web comic, Umami. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Niimura about the inspiration behind the ongoing series and the upcoming release of Issue #5, his overall creative process, the upcoming release of the film adaptation of I Kill Giants, and more!
Upon finishing issue one of Lucy Dreaming, the creators should be happy to know that I applauded at my computer screen. Max Bemis and Michael Dialynas dive directly into the deep end of thirteen-year-old Lucy’s mind: a self-described outsider who yearns to be on the inside of the popular crowds at school and yet despises them. She is someone who feels should be a prodigy but is too angry to allow herself to be a part of anything, someone who finds the most comfort in disappearing into books. She’s hilariously self-aware and yet has no idea who she needs or wants to be. This was an incredibly accurate depiction of what I went through as a young teenager, minus the periods, and that made it immediately enjoyable and relatable. That’s one half of the book…
I jumped on this review, as I had the pleasure of watching the excellent German TV show based on the Babylon Berlin series of novels by Volker Kutscher, and I was curious to see how the graphic novel differed from the TV series. It became clear very quickly that it adhered more rigidly to the novels than the series did, and given the constraints of a graphic novel, I understand why.
The final issue of a series reads fast, too fast. You want to live in it, soak it up, let it linger in you as long as you can, because there won’t be anymore. Dept.H has been a powerfully built, surreal, and intimate roller coaster ride, and the final issue boldly sticks to that. It would have been easy for Matt Kindt to adhere to classic genre constructs and spectacle, as this is essentially a sci-fi murder mystery, but he has something else on his mind. The murder mystery, while being the engine that drives the story, was also a doorway to tell a story about an estranged woman, Mia - estranged from her father, estranged from her passion, estranged from herself. By wanting to solve the murder of her father, she was really wanting to solve the mystery of what she was missing, what was no longer working and why. This was therapy by way of extreme danger and heightened circumstances.
Issue #29 begins the final story arc of Harrow County - one of my favorite comic books of the last couple years - and contains one of the most moving and heartbreaking story beats I’ve experienced in a while. The story of Emmy, while wildly succeeding on the level of the horror genre which it finds itself comfortably living in, also succeeds at reaching the heights of an epic Greek tragedy set in the gothic south. Whether the story will end tragically, I don’t know…in fact, I have no idea how this is going to end, only that in this small neck of the woods called Harrow County, gods and monsters, family and friends, family and family, and all manor of loved ones wage war against each other. They spill each other’s blood and eat each other’s flesh. It’s a dark, morbid tale penned by Cullen Bunn and with the beautiful fable-like artwork from Tyler Crook.