Fanbase Press is honored to share that it has been named a 2022 Eisner Award nominee in the “Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism” category. This marks the second Eisner Award nomination for the comic book publisher and geek culture website, with the first nomination announced in 2018 for the bilingual comic book series, Quince.
Founded in 2010 with the goal of “Celebrating Fandoms and Creating New Ones!,” 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.
“We are honored to be a part of the comics community, and we share this incredible milestone with all of the staff, contributors, creators, readers, and listeners who have shared their time and talents with us throughout the past 12 years,” notes Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief and co-founder Barbra Dillon.
Fanbase Press believes that #StoriesMatter. Acknowledging the importance of stories and the impact of storytelling is at the core of the organization. Universal communication through stories allows us to examine the essentials of human existence, to understand ourselves better and to grow and/or heal, to pass on important values, knowledge, and lessons to the next generation, and to connect with one another through empathy and compassion. Fanbase Press holds a commitment to looking beyond the simple entertainment factor of pop culture storytelling in order to find the value that each story offers to us as individuals, our world, and/or the human condition.
The 2022 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards will be presented on Friday, July 22, 2022, during San Diego Comic-Con. A full list of the 2022 nominees may be found here.
For comics industry professionals, voting for the awards is being held online using a two-step process:
- The first step is for prospective voters to apply at https://form.jotform.com/221146151922144. New voters must have registered by June 1 in order to be invited to the ballot.
- After filling out the form, eligible voters will be invited to go to the ballot and cast their votes. Those who previously registered will automatically be invited to fill out the new ballot.
- The deadline for voting is June 8.
Fanbase Press’ titles – including the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Quince, the 2020 Foreword INDIES Award-winning Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition, the 2019 IPPY Award-winning A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, the 2022 IPPY Award-winning Nuclear Power, the 2014 Bram Stoker Award-nominated Fearworms: Selected Poems, The Sequels, The Margins, The Gamma Gals, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, and Penguins vs. Possums – are available online at www.fanbasepress.com and on Amazon, as well as digitally through Comics Plus and Hoopla Digital.