“Between the Panels” is a bi-weekly interview series focusing on comic book creators of all experience levels, seeking to examine not just what each individual creates, but how they go about creating it.
The following is an interview with writer/artist Marco Finnegan regarding the release of his YA graphic novel, Lizard in a Zoot Suit, from Graphic Universe. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Finnegan about the inspiration behind the graphic novel, his creative process in balancing the writing and illustrative duties of the project, what he hopes that young readers will take away from the story, and more!
The following is an interview with Maurice Broaddus regarding the release of his urban fantasy novella, Sorcerers, from NeoText. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Broaddus about the inspiration behind the new story, his creative process in bringing the story to life, how his work with the Kheprw Institute impacted the story, and more!
The following is an interview with Arlene Klasky regarding the launch of the digital animated series, RoboSplaat. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Klasky about the inspiration behind the new series, the shared creative process with the cast and crew in bringing the story to life, how viewers can enjoy the series on YouTube, and more!
Let’s catch up, shall we? Things are messy with a capital “hormones.” Jenny broke up with Giles, Buffy’s first date with Robin was a massive fail, and Rose and Kendra are maybe a thing (?) but Rose was injured during a demon attack. Oh, Buffy and Kendra also exemplify why “Chosen Two” isn’t a thing. Catchy band name, though…
As the impact of the Coronavirus continues to reverberate throughout the comic book industry and our society as a whole, we at Fanbase Press would like to provide an opportunity for all comics industry professionals to join together in solidarity. On Saturday, August 8, at 10 a.m./PST, Fanbase Press will host its weekly Creator Forum: Group Discussion, an hour-long, informal discussion about the positive ways to cope with the changing comics landscape. Taking place via the Zoom platform (video and audio), the Creator Forum will be free to join and limited to the first 100 attendees to RSVP. The previous Group Discussions have been a great success, with creators, publishers, media professionals, and educators from across the comics medium discussing new and positive ideas. We hope that this discussion will provide an opportunity to re-connect with colleagues, to find new resources and information, and to build hope in collaborating with other comics creators.
While Game of Thrones fans are calling for the series creator and author George R.R. Martin to be imprisoned now that he's blown past the latest deadline for the next installment in the popular book series, those fantasy fans (and potentially many, many others) are missing out if they're not following DC Black Label's The Last God: Book One of the Fellspyre Chronicles. The series is a "high-octane, no-holds-barred dark fantasy epic" written Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia, Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal) and featuring the haunting and breathtaking artwork of Riccardo Federici (Aquaman, The Batman Who Laughs). With only seven issues out so far, The Last God is a beautiful and tragic tale that is sure to appeal to comic fans, lovers of high fantasy, and readers who cherish imaginative genre stories that speak to social complications, injustices, and prescient issues in our own world.
The following is an interview with Holly Rae Garcia regarding her recently released horror novel, The Easton Falls Massacre: Bigfoot's Revenge. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Garcia about the inspiration behind the novella, her creative process in bringing the story to life, and more!
The following is an interview with Pete Mesling regarding the horror collection, Jagged Edges & Moving Parts. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Mesling about the inspiration behind the project, his creative process in bringing the short stories to life, and more!
One of the most fascinating and impactful panels included in the content for Comic-Con@Home focused on the critically acclaimed 2019 Watchmen TV series and the exploration of the use and meaning of masks in that fictional world and our own troubled reality.