Fanbase Press' coverage of the 2019 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards continues with the "Countdown to the Eisners" series. From Wednesday, May 29, through Wednesday, July 10, 2019, Fanbase Press will highlight each of the Eisner Awards' 31 nomination categories, providing comic book industry members and readers alike the opportunity to learn more about the nominees and their work. Stay tuned for Fanbase Press' continued coverage of the Eisner Awards, including live coverage of the ceremony at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 19.
“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.
Something inside me needed Si Spurrier and Matías Bergara’s Coda. The tale of a world with the last bit of its magic dying. The tale of our anti-hero Bard named Hum and his insanely cool unicorn steed, Nag. What started as a journey to save his love Serka ended as a journey in which he was trying to save his soul from the worst version of himself for Serka.
Cullen Bunn is great. I enjoy his writing so much, and giving him a badass, anarchist character like Punk Mambo is a perfect match. Punk Mambo is a Voodoo Priestess from the London Punk scene, one of the best combos of words for a character since “blind swordsman gambling masseuse.” And, as you can imagine, Punk Mambo doesn’t give a flying fig about the rules, regulations, nor respect that many feel should be given to such powerful magic and spirits.
Spencer & Locke 2 #2 explodes out of the gate with its latest release on Wednesday, May 29. The entire Spencer & Locke series is a dark and gritty look at the human psyche, where the main character deals with traumatic childhood abuses with the help of a special sidekick. Detective Locke depends on Spencer, an imaginary, big, blue panther, whether it be to ask for advice, help him in a gun fight, or defend his daughter in deadly situations. The bond formed with an imaginary character has never been greater – and the mental clock keeps on ticking.
Given the positive impact of the Eisner Awards, their importance to the comic book industry, and Fanbase Press' own mission to “Celebrate Fandoms,” Fanbase Press will soon re-launch its "Countdown to the Eisners" series on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. With "Countdown to the Eisners," we will highlight each of the Eisner Awards' 31 nomination categories, providing comic book industry members and readers alike the opportunity to learn more about the nominees and their work. In addition, Fanbase Press will again live-tweet the 2019 Eisner Award Ceremony from the Hilton Bayfront Hotel at San Diego Comic-Con through the Fanbase Press Twitter (@Fanbase_Press) account. We are honored to begin our coverage this year with the below essay by Guest Contributor Craig Miller (Director of Fan Relations, Lucasfilm), noting his own reverence for the awards.
The following is an interview with Leah Verrill regarding the launch of the production, Saving Cain, at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Verrill about the inspiration behind the production, the creative process of preparing with the cast and crew, what she hopes that audiences will take away from the show, how you can purchase tickets, 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)!