Fanbase Press is excited to announce that its all-ages and Young Adult comics, graphic novels, and books will now be available to schools and libraries through LibraryPass’ Comics Plus streaming platform. LibraryPass curates high-interest, immersive digital content that helps K-12, public, and academic libraries expand their reach and engagement—without breaking their materials budget. With Comics Plus, students and library patrons can read more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga—including popular titles from publishers like Fanbase Press, Archie Comics, Andrews McMeel, BOOM Studios, Capstone, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Tokyopop, Valiant, and many more. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading, with unlimited, simultaneous checkout to maximize circulation through book clubs, reading programs, makerspace activities, and other engaging initiatives.
As an award-winning comic book publisher and geek culture website, Fanbase Press produces new and distinctive works, as well as daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts, that span the pop culture spectrum and give voice to the themes, ideals, and people that make geekdom so exceptional.
Fanbase Press’ catalog of titles includes the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Quince, the 2020 IPPY Award-winning Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover, the 2019 IPPY Award-winning A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, The Sequels, The Margins, The Gamma Gals, and Penguins vs. Possums.
As with all of Fanbase Press’ work, its catalog of titles aims to be as inclusive as possible for its readers, offering a variety of genres — from superheroes and sci-fi to action/adventure and geeky cross-stitch — that will appeal to a myriad of age groups. In addition, Fanbase Press’ Eisner-nominated series, Quince, is available on Comics Plus in both Spanish and English. Quince is about a teenager who discovers she has superpowers at her quinceañera, but only for the year that she is fifteen. Readers interested in a comprehensive collection of Quince in both Spanish and English will likely enjoy the recently released Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover (pictured below) which collects the full Spanish and English editions of the series, in addition to forewords by Gloria Calderón Kellett (Executive Producer/Showrunner/Director/Actor, One Day at a Time) and Peter Murrieta (Executive Producer/Showrunner/Writer, Mr. Iglesias), an academic essay by Frederick Luis Aldama (Distinguished University Professor and Eisner Award-winning author of Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics), a study guide by Dr. Theresa Rojas (Professor, Modesto Junior College), an art gallery Javier Hernandez (El Muerto), Sabrina Cintron (The Witches’ Grimoire, La Borinqueña), Malena Bonilla (Twitter: @Malbondesigns, Instagram: @malbondesigns), and Jose Cabrera, and a heartfelt letter to the reader by creator Sebastian Kadlecik.
For readers who are interested in purchasing physical copies of Fanbase Press’ titles, all books are available in print through the Fanbase Press Online Store, as well as on Amazon. Librarians and educators who would like to order in bulk and/or with Fanbase Press’ Educator Discount may do so by contacting Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon at barbra (at) fanbasepress (dot) com.