The following is an interview with Katherine King regarding the launch of the production, Horny! the Musical, at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with King 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!
The following is an interview with Jim Blanchette regarding the launch of the production, Transference, at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Blanchette about the inspiration behind the production, the creative process of preparing with the cast and crew, what he hopes that audiences will take away from the show, how you can purchase tickets, and more!
“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.
There will always be dramatic gold to be mined from the two situations coupled together in Gregory and the Gargoyles, and, for the most part, this new book from Denis-Pierre Filippi is quite fun.
There was a story beat in the eighth issue of Black Badge, a series about Boy Scouts that work for our government, that I keep hoping will be a misdirect even though I stand by the decision Matt Kindt made as the creator. Some things should just be as they are, especially when they are decisions that invest the reader on an entirely new emotional level. Now, anything could potentially happen to anyone. To break your characters, means that any of them could be broken. To remove the reverence you have towards your own creations means challenging the readers in surprising ways.
Ya know those heroic stories in which the heroes of the story have a one-in-a-million shot at victory, and somehow they manage to succeed . . . every time . . . multiple times in a story? “Never tell me the odds!” Little Bird is not that story. The heroes in Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram’s comic books eries are full of vigor and determination, but they are also imperfect and quite possibly overpowered by the oppressive Church State of the Catholic Church.
Jeff Lemire continues the sort-of origin story of the Laughing Man in Gideon Falls #13, and two things are happening for me. One: More questions are cascading to the surface with very few answers. Two: It doesn’t matter. It’s the questions, the mystery, the unknown that drives the horror of this series - the sense that there’s something greater than our minds can even begin to fathom happening in the world of Gideon Falls. You can feel that frustration in our main characters who press ahead, fighting even though they have no idea what they’re up against. This series is a constant existential crisis ready to explode. It's quantum mechanics being used as a weapon.
Our hero, Joe Golem, was left in a pretty tight spot when we left him at the end of the previous story arc, possibly dead at the bottom of the Drowning City (a parallel New York City half covered in water). In this new series, we pick up from exactly that moment, as we see more of his past life as a literal animated Golem whose sole goal was to destroy witches.
Lonnie Millsap is a Los Angeles-based cartoonist who released his first book featuring his single-panel cartoons titled My Washcloth Stinks! in 2010 and has published at least one book each year since. He has been a special guest at San Diego Comic-Con International and has been nominated for a National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award (twice!). In the last year, he has sold his cartoons to The New Yorker under the moniker, bacön, and you’ll often see Lonnie’s bright and smiling face exhibiting in artist alley at the local SoCal comic conventions. Recently, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany interviewed Millsap regarding his creative work, his experience in working with The New Yorker, and more.
The following is an interview with Heather Dowling regarding the launch of the production, Fertile, at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Dowling about the inspiration behind the production, the creative process of preparing a one-woman show, what she hopes that audiences will take away from the show, how you can purchase tickets, and more!