Fanbase Press' coverage of the 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards continues with the "Countdown to the Eisners" series.  From June 22 through July 14, 2020, 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 in July 2020.

"You still don't understand what you're dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility... I admire its purity. A survivor... unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.

The following is an interview with Frank Gogol and Criss Madd regarding the upcoming release of their comic book series, No Heroine, from Source Point Press. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Gogol and Madd about the inspiration behind the series, their shared creative process in bringing the story to life, the impact that No Heroine may have with readers, and more!

Kayla Strong will confront more than just her inner demons on the road to recovery. Looking to set things right with a missing friend, Kayla must go head to head with a gang of vampires. In No Heroine #1, writer Frank Gogol and artist Criss Madd give their main character one hell of an entrance.

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 Ahmed Amin regarding the release of his comic book, The Epics of Enkidu. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Amin about the inspiration behind the the series, his creative process in bringing the story to life, the impact that The Epics of Enkidu may have with readers, and more!

Amid rising tensions between Hong King and China, and especially given that this year was the first in thirty years that Hong Kong was not allowed to hold vigils commemorating the violence in Tiananmen Square, Tiananmen 1989 seems especially prescient; it seems to speak both to the memory of the violence itself and to mourn the recent losses in the ongoing struggle for Democracy that Hong Kong has engaged in for decades. Not only does this text feel especially of a moment, but it's also both an excellent primer for younger readers who may not have learned about Tiananmen Square in school and a nuanced account of the political, social, and cultural upheavals preceding that attack.

If your kids love games, it might be difficult to search through the endless array of available options. For example, when you search for “kid games” on Google Play, does the list ever really end? Well, as we venture into summer and parents look for inside activities on those too-hot days, it might be helpful to have a head start on a few fun options your kids are sure to enjoy.

The girls are back, and there’s gonna be trouble! Trouble and adventures with a dash of fantasy, the way only Lumberjanes can. I really enjoyed this book immensely. I remember when the first issue of the original Lumberjanes' run landed at the local comic book shop. I picked it up, read it, and ran home to share it with my roommate immediately, because she was 100% Mal and I was 100% April, even down to our haircuts. Part of the genius of Lumberjanes is that you feel like you know the characters. They remind you of people you know, and sometimes even you.

“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.

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