While Game of Thrones fans are calling for the series creator and author George R.R. Martin to be imprisoned now that he's blown past the latest deadline for the next installment in the popular book series, those fantasy fans (and potentially many, many others) are missing out if they're not following DC Black Label's The Last God: Book One of the Fellspyre Chronicles. The series is a "high-octane, no-holds-barred dark fantasy epic" written Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Warlords of Appalachia, Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal) and featuring the haunting and breathtaking artwork of Riccardo Federici (Aquaman, The Batman Who Laughs). With only seven issues out so far, The Last God is a beautiful and tragic tale that is sure to appeal to comic fans, lovers of high fantasy, and readers who cherish imaginative genre stories that speak to social complications, injustices, and prescient issues in our own world.
The following is an interview with Holly Rae Garcia regarding her recently released horror novel, The Easton Falls Massacre: Bigfoot's Revenge. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Garcia about the inspiration behind the novella, her creative process in bringing the story to life, and more!
The following is an interview with Pete Mesling regarding the horror collection, Jagged Edges & Moving Parts. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Mesling about the inspiration behind the project, his creative process in bringing the short stories to life, and more!
One of the most fascinating and impactful panels included in the content for Comic-Con@Home focused on the critically acclaimed 2019 Watchmen TV series and the exploration of the use and meaning of masks in that fictional world and our own troubled reality.
When I started reviewing this series, I had a feeling my husband would like it, so I ordered the prequel Descender series. (I was right. He did enjoy it.) It also gave me a chance to catch up on the background story of this epic tale. I’m so glad that I did, as in issue #11, the story merges a past storyline into the current one, bringing back a few important characters from the previous series: the old creepy wizard from Planet Woch along with Driller the Killer.
“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 comic book writer/artist and retailer Heather Kenealy. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Kenealy about her creative process through various mediums of storytelling, how she is navigating the industry in the era of COVID-19, her upcoming projects, and more!
In New York City in the 1930s, Max Winters is spending his autumn years writing pulp western stories for five cents a word and struggling to make ends meet. But four decades earlier, Max lived those stories as an outlaw gunslinger. The Red Rock Kid goes for one last ride in Pulp, the original graphic novel from blockbuster creative team Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips.
Vietnam 1969: Young men grouped in a shallow bunker discussing heroes. This is how the comic opens, in a tone that is dark, yet hopeful. Hopeful for the end (a theme this issue keeps); hopeful for the end of the chaos and destruction. We see this theme in the world today. We may not be at war now in the traditional sense of the word, but we are at war. We are at war with each other. A fight over equality, science, and wealth is here in our country, rearing its ugly head and threatening many people's lives. In war, we search for allies, for those who see what we see, for those who help to bear the burden. Soldiers need allies, too. This story is a story of two allies who met as soldiers.
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 1, 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.