After two reads and several days to process, the best way to describe Busy Little Bees #1 is “explosive.” I think my jaw is still a bit slack from the read – and that’s the way a horror comic should leave its fans.
The following is an interview with Peter Topside regarding the recent release of his novel, Preternatural: Evolution. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Topside about the creative process that he utilizes to bring his stories to life, what he hopes that readers will take away from this second story in the Preternatural series, and more!
I’ve spoken about my love of Black Hammer, as I’ve read almost every issue in the expanded universe, but one thing I haven’t said about it is that it’s one of the more curious superhero universes I’ve dived into. For instance, in the main story, certain characters fall into an incredibly meta aspect of this universe, which makes it possible for pretty much anything to happen. With that in mind, most all of the other stories have played within the boundaries of the said universe as opposed to going bonkers, filling in a rich history with an alternate timeline of superhero world events, but also filling in the already rich lives of our heroes. It has remained, above all things, incredibly human. In this issue of Black Hammer: Visions, Chip Zdarsky and Johnnie Christmas bring us a tale of an aging Abraham Slam and all of the existential crises that come with it.
With a vampiric villain introduced in issue 2 of Young Hellboy: the Hidden Land, there’s no doubt that there will be a conflict between our heroes and this new, terrible villain. And things go from bad, to worse, to far worse in this issue.
Throughout 2020, Fanbase Press' weekly Creator Forums provided comics industry professionals with an opportunity to discuss ways to cope with the changing comics landscape in light of the Coronavirus. As a new year begins and the impact of COVID-19 continues, it is not lost on us that comic book conventions - and the opportunity to connect with industry colleagues personally and professionally - will not take place for the foreseeable future. To provide further opportunities to connect with industry creators, publishers, media, retailers, and educators during our collective quarantine, Fanbase Press will be hosting its next Comics & Coffee virtual meetup on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 10 a.m./PT (1 p.m./EST). Fanbase Press' Comics & Coffee is a FREE hour-long Zoom session taking place every Saturday, welcoming new and experienced comics pros to a virtual meetup that aims to fill the convention-less void with networking opportunities, sharing creative successes and failures, and troubleshooting ways to navigate the industry in the weeks and months to come.
In the wake of the global organ failure pandemic, scientist Matt Travers at the Regenerist Corporation perfects the art of organ duplication. But the new technology comes at a price. Fresh off its recent success on Kickstarter, Duplicant #1 introduces a well-constructed dystopian world and brings to the fore an array of challenging questions.
The following is an interview with Lee Matthew Goldberg regarding his recent and upcoming novels, Orange City and Runaway Train. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Goldberg about the creative process that he utilizes to bring his stories to life, what he hopes that readers will take away from the story, and more!
The following is an interview with Jacob Murray and Alice Li Barnes regarding the release of The Eight Immortal #3 from Source Point Press. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Murray and Li Barnes about their shared creative process in bringing the story to life, what they hope that readers will take away from the story, 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)!
The following is an interview with Gavin Gardiner regarding the upcoming release of his book, For Rye. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Gardiner about the creative process in bringing the story to life, what he hopes that readers will take away from the story, and more!