Right from the beginning of this anthology, writer/creator Corey Lewis admits that his brain can be kind of all over the place. Sun Bakery is his attempt to collect the projects that have arisen from those rather scattered thoughts, all in one place. The result is a number of strange and surreal worlds that don’t always make sense, but are nonetheless entertaining.
I hesitate to call this a Steampunk story, as purists will note that its 1920s setting is a little late to qualify; however, it certainly has many of the elements of Steampunk, as well as a similar overall sense of fun and adventure. Whatever you call it, it’s brilliant and entertaining.
A CLASH OF QUEENS
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a Bran-slide, no escape from reality.
from “Three-Eyed Raven Rhapsody”
Small-town English vicar Penny White thought the hardest thing she’d ever do is try to move on after the death of her husband eighteen months ago; then, she nearly hit a dragon on a dark highway, gave him last rights, and discovered a magical world beyond normal human sight. Lloegyr, a realm populated with various mythical (by human standards) races needs another priest liaison, and Penny’s quick thinking when faced with the giant dying reptile and love of Doctor Who make her prime candidate number one. Will chatting with parishioners about poor hymn choices ever live up to the excitement of traveling to another realm? Will she manage to make her gryphon associate stop terrorizing the birds in her garden? And what is really going on between her and Raven, a beautiful green-black dragon that stirs emotions she thought long dead?
Fred Van Lente, Ryan Dunlavey, and Adam Guzowski’s The Comic Book History of Comics: Birth of a Medium is a treatise on the place of comics as an important part of the fabric of American popular culture. Readers who are familiar with American history and culture may catch that Birth of a Medium is a citation of D. W Griffith’s early American film, Birth of a Nation, but non-American readers (like me!) may not get the reference and may be surprised at the American-centric nature of this text. Though I do think that readers will want to be aware that Birth of a Medium doesn’t offer a comprehensive account of the rise of comics as a medium globally, I count the extreme focus of the text as a positive; Lente and Dunlavey are excellent historians of American comics, and they’ve produced a detailed and relatively balanced text on that topic.
The following is an interview with comic book creator and writer Ryan Burke. In this interview, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon chats with Burke about his comic book series, Coronary, his inspiration for the title, his current crowdfunding campaign for the comic, and more!
The following is an interview with writer Todd Black on the currently running Kickstarter campaign for his graphic novel, 10,000 Miles. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Black about the inspiration behind the adventures series, the cool backer rewards available through the campaign, and more!
Ghostbusters 101 #6 concludes a major plot point from the beginning of the series. It seems to end the dimensional rift that is causing the two universes of the old Ghostbusters and more recent Ghostbusters team to come together. Seeing them interact within this comic gives the reader the chance to fully understand the scope of everything. Dr. Ray Stantz is leading the troops out in the streets in order to fight the ghost trapped between the two universes, linking them together.
The following is an interview with writer Walter S. Judd on the release of his latest book, Flora of Middle Earth: Plants of Tolkien's Legendarium. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Judd about the inspiration behind the book, his creative experience in working with artist (and son) Graham Judd, the convergence of his academic and creative pursuits relating to biology, and more!
After a delay, Joelle Jones’ Lady Killer throttles into the final act with Issue #5 of the second series, leaving the door open for a third. Freaking exciting in all regards!