Quick recap: Unable to bear heading straight back to Sunnydale, Willow decided to take a detour of sorts, landing her in a quaint li'l village. Despite all appearances to the contrary, Abhainn seems to have some secrets, possibly of the dark variety.  

As the impact of the Coronavirus continues to reverberate throughout the comic book industry and our society as a whole, we at Fanbase Press would like to provide an opportunity for all comics industry professionals to join together in solidarity. On Saturday, August 15, at 10 a.m./PST, Fanbase Press will host its weekly Creator Forum: Group Discussion, an hour-long, informal discussion about the positive ways to cope with the changing comics landscape. Taking place via the Zoom platform (video and audio), the Creator Forum will be free to join and limited to the first 100 attendees to RSVP. The previous Group Discussions have been a great success, with creators, publishers, media professionals, and educators from across the comics medium discussing new and positive ideas. We hope that this discussion will provide an opportunity to re-connect with colleagues, to find new resources and information, and to build hope in collaborating with other comics creators.

The following is an interview with Katja Vartiainen regarding the print release of her illustrated short story, Woebegone. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Vartiainen about the inspiration behind the story, her creative process in bringing the story to life, what she hopes that readers will take away from the Woebegone, 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)!

Well, this is it. One final issue of the smash success that is Sex Criminals... Other than the issue after this and the special issue that comes in between. But other than that, this is the last one. While the series has, and will continue to be, a ridiculously fun adventure about people who have sex and stop time, the series has managed to become one of the most emotionally resonant books in recent years, thanks to the heart and bravery that the series' creators have poured into it. This series is somehow both sophomoric and sophisticated, and it shows in this last issue as we see Suzy finally come to terms with everything that has happened to her over the last 29 issues, as well as wrap up everything that has been put in her and Jon's path.

It's a new arc and a new zone for the conglomerate of explorers that have made their way into the isolated lands of the United States of America. From inside the wall, our team has faced many dangers, seen new creatures, and a land unlike any other. After the United States went dark, cutting itself off from the rest of the world, the country has become unrecognizable to those who weren't inside when the isolation began. During their trek through the first portion of “The Spiral,” the expedition group faced down the Mad Max-like wastes of the Destiny Man and his bloodthirsty crew and managed to barely escape with their lives. Now, the team finds themselves in the second zone of the new United States, Zone Unity. While we've barely scratched the surface of what Unity has to offer our protagonists, it looks much different from the barren lands of Destiny, and potentially even more treacherous.

The following is an interview with writer L.C. Barlow regarding the upcoming release of her novel, Perish, from California Coldblood Books. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Barlow about the inspiration behind the novel, her creative process in bringing the story to life, what she hopes that readers will take away from the story, and more!

If you’re a Star Wars fan but haven’t had the opportunity to dive into any of the animated series, there are plenty of reasons for you and your kids to explore them now. Star Wars Rebels provides something completely new, where its predecessor, The Clone Wars, highlighted familiar characters to hold onto. Something that’s easy for kids to enjoy as they get older are things they see early in life and get to enjoy as they grow up. The Star Wars franchise has provided this for so many people. In recent years (since 2008), fans have had an opportunity to dive into classic characters, as well as enjoying brand new characters.

“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.

The following is an interview with writer/artist Marco Finnegan regarding the release of his YA graphic novel, Lizard in a Zoot Suit, from Graphic Universe. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Finnegan about the inspiration behind the graphic novel, his creative process in balancing the writing and illustrative duties of the project, what he hopes that young readers will take away from the story, and more!

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