Scott Larson returns to the mystery and magic of the Chicago World’s Fair in his annual tribute to old Chicago, Visitations #5: The Snake Lady of the Fair. This installment begins later in the Windy City’s history, late '60s/early '70s, with a focus on the semi-reclusive, book-loving Vietnam vet Lawrence who gets sucked into Blackwood’s complex legacy when a mysterious book marks him as a chosen one…
The following is an interview with author Kelly Braffet regarding the recently released fantasy novel, The Unwilling, from HarperCollins and MIRA Books. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Braffet about the inspiration behind the novel, the creative process in balancing various genres and narrative tactics, the impact that the story may have with readers, and more!
After escaping her prison cell at the hands of the Kalkars, Nah-Ee-Lah (the titular Moon Maid) finds herself in the underwater caverns below a ruined city, attacked by flying imps. She escapes the aerial nuisance and swims through the caverns, resurfacing at an underground hidden city. About to be taken captive again, Nah-Ee-Lah earns the trust of the city’s mutants by fending off a giant tentacled leviathan. The mutants take Nah-Ee-Lah to heir Queen, who regales the history of the ruined city above, how it was once prosperous and peaceful, yet the ancestors of the Kalkars started a revolution and slaughtered to city’s denizens. The nonviolent populace retreated underground and started a new life, and over the generations became mutated. Hearing of their barbaric ways, Nah-Ee-Lah resolves to return to the surface, rescue her still-captive protector Pal-Dan, and fight the Kalkar menace.
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Mark Millar has a unique style of worldbuilding that makes his comics fun and exciting to read. His often adult themes are infused with a sense of childlike wonder that make you feel like anything is possible. In the case of Space Bandits, that includes intergalactic heists and inter-species brothels.
The following is an interview with award-winning comic creator GMB Chomichuk regarding the illustrated novel, The Automatic Age. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Chomichuk about the inspiration behind the project, the creative process in balancing both the writing and illustrative duties, the impact that the story may have with readers, and more!
With a seventh season of The Clone Wars set to hit Disney+ on February 21, it’s a perfect time to look back at Season 6. Unfortunately for any and all fans of Ahsoka Tano, parents and kids alike, she does not have a role in this season. It’s important to reference this absence, not only because Ahsoka is a wonderful character, but the creative team behind The Clone Wars does a great job at using other characters to fill that void.
“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.
War is hell. We’ve all heard this before, but for those of us who have never seen it up close, it can be difficult to understand fully. Fax from Sarajevo provides a firsthand account of what war is actually like for the innocent civilians who happen to get caught up in it.
Last summer at San Diego Comic-Con International, I met artist Don Aguillo while he was signing copies of The Sequels written by Norm Harper (Rikki) and published by Fanbase Press. At the time, Don shared some pages from his portfolio which gave me an inkling to his incredible skill as an artist. So, I jumped at the opportunity to review the first five issues of his series, Rise, published by Scout Comics.