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‘Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition’ Release Party: Fans Celebrate Fanbase Press’ Latest Release at Hi De Ho Comics

Fans, fellow comic creators, and area residents recently celebrated the release of Fanbase Press’ Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition – an oversized hardcover collecting the full English and Spanish editions of the Eisner-nominated bilingual comic book series, Quince, this past weekend (Saturday, January 25, 2020) at Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, CA.  Attendees were treated to food, music, and comics, with a plethora of fantastic photos taken by Fanbase Press’ Michele Brittany to commemorate the special occasion!

Members of the Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition creative team were in attendance at the release event, including creator Sebastian Kadlecik (Penguins vs. Possums), writer Kit Steinkellner (Facebook Watch’s Sorry for Your Loss), artist Emma Steinkellner (The Okay Witch), as well as Peter Murrieta (Exec. Producer/Showrunner/Writer, Mr. Iglesias), Dr. Theresa Rojas (Modesto Junior College), and artist Jose Cabrera who contributed a number of stellar bonus features included in the new hardcover edition.

For those unfamiliar, Quince follows a year in the life of Lupe, a 15-year-old girl who discovers that her quinceañera brings with it a super cool party . . . and superpowers. 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.

Thank you to Hi De Ho Comics for hosting this incredible event, as well as everyone who came out to celebrate this special occasion.  The Fanbase Press team hopes that you will enjoy some of the exciting highlights from the Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition Release Party below:

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A quick snapshot of the two versions of Quince currently available: Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover and the Quince trade paperback.

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The front face of Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, CA – Los Angeles’ longest-running comic book shop!

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Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon pose with the owners and operators of Hi De Ho Comics, Eddie DeAngelini and Kristen Parraz.

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The view from the food and refreshment table (Lupe’s favorite snack, Hot Cheetos, were among the tasty treats provided).

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No Quince release party would be complete without superhero masks and tiaras!

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Quince creator Sebastian Kadlecik poses with his proud family.

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Peter Murrieta (who provided a foreword for the hardcover), artist Emma Steinkellner, writer Kit Steinkellner, and other members of the creative team sign books for the attendees of the release party.

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Fanbase Press’ Bryant Dillon poses with Norm Harper (creator of Fanbase Press’ The Sequels and the Eisner-nominated Rikki) and Susan Harper.

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Quince creator Sebastian Kadlecik and Yuri E. Casco (cosplaying as the superhero “Q”) are ready to take on the world!

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A group shot featuring Peter Murrieta (Exec. Producer/Showrunner/Writer, Mr. Iglesias), Quince artist Emma Steinkellner, Quince writer Kit Steinkellner, Quince creator Sebastian Kadlecik, artist Jose Cabrera,
Fanbase Press’ Bryant and Barbra Dillon, and Dr. Theresa Rojas (Modesto Junior College).

Again, thank you to Hi De Ho Comics and all who attended. Be sure to check out the rest of Fanbase Press’ Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition release party photo gallery.




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