A Geek's Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space
The next best thing to trekking through the solar system is stitching it!
Created by Clarissa Thorne of Unexpected Hobby and formatted by Oceano Ransford (The Arcs, Eisner Award-nominated Rikki), A Geek's Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space combines the art of cross-stitch with the science of space travel, providing a new outlet for geeky creativity for crafters of all experience levels.
Journeys in Space will feature over 25 original cross-stitch patterns that celebrate the awe and inspiration inherent in space travel and exploration. With patterns representing NASA’s Cassini and Juno missions, the Curiosity rover, the picturesque Mars landscape, and much more, the book will offer a chance for both beginner and experienced crafters to express their love for science and space with cross-stitch patterns of varying sizes. Plus, Journeys in Space’s spiral-bound format will allow crafters to lay the book flat for ultimate ease while stitching!
Created by: Clarissa Thorne (Unexpected Hobby)
Formatted by: Oceano Ransford (The Arcs, Eisner Award-nominated Rikki)
Audience: 8 and up
Release Date: October 22, 2018
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The Gamma Gals
The superteam that defends Brightstone City (when not playing D&D).
Kira, Harriet, and Sue are your average high school students at Brightstone City High School by day, but by night, they are The Gamma Gals, protecting Brightstone City from countless super villains, monsters, and more!
The Gamma Gals is a creator-owned, 4-issue digital comic book series that features three RPG-loving teenage girls who awaken from a gamma-irradiated storm to discover they have extraordinary superpowers. Created, written, and illustrated by newcomer Stefano Terry, The Gamma Gals features a diverse cast of characters that aims to show all readers that everyone can be a superhero.
Issues #1-4 of the comic book series are available digitally through ComiXology. In addition, the series has been collected into a printed trade paperback featuring two bonus issues.
Created/Written/Illustrated by: Stefano Terry
Genre: Superheroes, Action/Adventure
Audience: 8 and up
Issues #1-4 NOW AVAILABLE Digitally!
Single Issue Price: $0.99
TPB Price: $19.99
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If you can survive being fifteen, you're a superhero.
Lupe is just your average, insecure, well-meaning, occasionally cranky teenage girl whose life is completely turned upside down when she discovers she has superpowers at her quinceañera. Her quince powers only last as long as she’s fifteen, so over the course of this rollercoaster year, we follow the adventures of Lupe as she figures out what it really means to be a hero.
Quince is a 15-issue comic book series that was released on the 15th of every month via ComiXology from January 15 - December 15, 2017. Each issue is available digitally in English and in Spanish. The English-language series is collected into a printed trade paperback that is now available through Fanbase Press.
Written by: Kit Steinkellner
Illustrated by: Emma Steinkellner
Created by: Sebastian Kadlecik
Translated by: Valeria Tranier
Genre: Superheroes, Comedy
Audience: 8 and up
Single Issue Price (Digitally): $0.99 / TPB Price: $19.99
2018 Eisner Award (Digital Comic Book) - nominee
2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity - nominee
2018 Excellence in Graphic Novel Literature Award (YA) - nominee
2018 Mosaic Award for Diversity - nominee
2018 IPPY Award (Graphic Novel) - winner
They check in. They don't help out.
Superheroes - talk about divas. After lifting boulders and buildings all day, they won’t even pick up their own bags… and no one’s got more baggage than supers.
Chet is the kind of kid who always gets in trouble. He helped an old lady cross the street and got arrested for jaywalking. He’s got the worst luck. Chet's mother sends him and his cat, Boomer, to live with Grandma Zee in her hotel on Hero Beach. And it turns out it’s a lush resort where every superhero, video game hero, action hero, and intergalactic hero goes on vacation. The only problem is that whenever a supervillain threatens to blow up the place, the heroes don’t help… it’s up to the plucky staff to save the day.
Follow Chet and crew as they stop a comet from smashing the hotel and battle symbiotic super suits in an effort to make the hotel presentable for the arrival of snobby eco-hero Rear Admiral Planet!
*Bonus stories by Dennis Culver (Edison Rex, E Is for Extinction), Scott McMahon (Sami the Samurai Squirrel, Aw Yeah Comics!), David Scheidt (Adventure Time, Aw Yeah Comics!), Tom Pinchuk (Max Steel), Alejandro Rosado (Kid Robot, Hasbro), Megan Levens (Madame Frankenstein, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer), Geoffrey Golden (The Devastator), Amanda Meadows (The Devastator), Lee Keeler (Green Gravel Comedy), Tone Rodriguez (Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror), Bryan Turner (Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man, DC Super Hero Girls), and Justin Peterson (Very Near Mint, MAD Magazine).
Written and Illustrated by: Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX, Rocket Salvage)
Colored by: Alessandro Alessi Anghini (Sleigher: Heavy Metal Santa Claus)
Genre: Superheroes, Comedy
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Some stories are an escape. Some stories are a refuge. Some stories change in the telling, relentless to live on. Then, sometimes . . . it’s we who refuse to let go.
Artist Charley Keo’s new gig begins as a fun challenge to breathe new life into the forgotten pulp world of Elad - this time as a comic book. But as tendrils of this lost realm creep into her sleepy Portland neighborhood, Charley realizes that Elad is much more than the lines on a day-dreamt map, more than the sum of an old hack's prose. Elad has its hooks in Charley, and what was once fantasy has become deadly reality for both the artist and the woman she loves.
The graphic novel examines the dual nature of an artist's creative process in providing a healthy outlet for self-expression, as well as an unhealthy mechanism for avoidance and isolation. At its core, The Margins serves as an allegory for the growing trend of gatekeeping and its devastating ramifications.
Written by: David Accampo (Sparrow & Crowe, Lost Angels) and Paul Montgomery (Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery, Panels.net)
Illustrated by: Amanda Donahue
Genre: Fantasy, Pulp, Action/Adventure
Audience: Young Adult
Release Date: July 23, 2018
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"I'm not generally one for poetry, but Fearworms bored its way into my brain and chilled my soul. I couldn't put it down, poem after poem. What a gripping selection of verse-based stories to ice your veins on a dark winter's night!"
- Sandy King Carpenter (John Carpenter's Asylum)
Fearworms: Selected Poems features Robert Payne Cabeen’s new and previously published poems--from the 1980s to the present. These manically crafted word machines are visceral, psychological, haunting, and terrifyingly humorous, and they are guaranteed to leave readers squirming.
*Robert Payne Cabeen's horror poetry collection was nominated by the 2014 Bram Stoker Award (Poetry), the 2015 Elgin Award, and the 2015 Rhysling Award.
Written and Illustrated by Robert Payne Cabeen (Tainted Treats, Heavy Metal 2000, A Monkey’s Tale, Walking with Buddha)
Cover Art by Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin, Stray Toasters, The New Mutants)
Genre: Horror, Poetry
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Penguins vs. Possums
"Reading Penguins vs. Possums brought me back to Eastman and Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Simple, yet smart, and obviously written by guys who love and understand comics." - Adam Glass, Supernatural, DC Comics' Suicide Squad
Since the dawn of time, a secret war has been waged between two species, each determined to annihilate the other.
Throughout the millennia, they have kept their battle confined to the shadows; however, one brazen act has escalated this conflict to a fever pitch. As the world careens toward Armageddon, every human on the planet will soon be forced to CHOOSE A SIDE!
*Featuring pin-up artwork by talented guest contributors, including David Flores (Dead Future King), Lars Cany (Identity Comics), Dan Smith, Daryn Beasley, Josh Hauke (Tales of the Brothers Three), David Scott Smith, Jared Sams, Bryant Dillon (Identity Thief, Something Animal), Emma Steinkellner, David Phillips, Mark Wilson, John and Matt Yuan (Declan and Chang), Kyle Cummings, Paul Wilson, Sarah Braly, Michaela Jane, Chris Thorne, Maggie Jung, and more!
Created by: Sebastian Kadlecik
Written by: Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring
Illustrated by: Sebastian Kadlecik and John Bring
Edited by: Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring
Genre: Action/adventure, comedy
Audience: 10 and up
Price: $19.99 (Volume One & Two trade paperbacks) / $4.00 (Issues #5-7) / $5 (Issue #8)
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Now Available for Purchase
"The Arcs is among the most original graphic novels I’ve experienced in recent memory and is a tale that stuck with me for eons after I’d finished reading." - Geekscape
How strong is your faith? Centuries after God’s abdication from the Earth, the seven Archangels are trapped in a losing war against Lucifer and his demonic forces. Unable to ascend into heaven, unable to even die, the Arcs were tasked by the Almighty to keep humanity safe from Lucifer until His return. But as time ticks on, as more and more angels are clawed to shreds by the demons, as angels begin to lose faith and join the hellions, the Arcs must face the real question: what if God isn’t coming back to save them?
Written by: Michael D. Poisson
Illustrated by: Matt Jacobs
Lettered by: Oceano Ransford
Cover Colorist: Carlos Badilla
Associate Producer Andrew Huang
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Drama
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"...searingly dark, low-dialogue dreamscapes that boast surreal art styles and inconclusive narratives—much like a nightmare does." - Famous Monsters of Filmland
When Daphne and Craig move into a new apartment, they are unaware of the hidden terror lurking in their home. Will they discover that something from another world is seeking a way in before it's too late?
"Something Animal is a story that revisits the terror and hunger of traditional vampire mythology." - Fiction State of Mind
After witnessing his sister's brutal murder, Jack struggles to cope with the disturbing, psychological aftermath. Tormented by images of the attack, Jack finds himself physically ill and unable to eat.
Scared and alone, he is forced to confront a growing thirst for blood and the harsh reality that either his sanity is quickly crumbling or that he is turning into something else... something dark... something animal...
Written by: Bryant Dillon (Identity Thief) and Sam Rhodes
Based on an Original Short Story by: Ben Rhodes
Illustrated/Photographed by: Robert Burrows
Genre: Horror, Psychological Thriller
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