Fanbase Press is thrilled to be returning to San Diego Comic-Con 2022 as both a Small Press exhibitor (Table O-03) and Eisner Award-nominated media outlet, and the team is marking the occasion with the announcement of a 2022 SDCC exclusive: a limited edition copy of Ripple Effects #1 to celebrate the new graphic medicine series! Ripple Effects is a five-issue comic book series which explores life as a superhero with an invisible disability and features an “Unseen Ripples” essay series written by individuals with invisible disabilities who relate Ripple Effects‘ events to their own lived experience. Series creator/writer/colorist Jordan Hart and cover artist Justin C. Harder (CLAUS Studios) will be on hand at the Fanbase Press booth (Table O-03) throughout the week to sign copies of the SDCC exclusive!
Ripple Effects is created, written, and colored by Jordan Hart (Terminarch, Doppelgänger, Emergence), illustrated by Bruno Chiroleu (El Borde, Mara and Samu), flatted by Shane Kadlecik, lettered by Oceano Ransford (Eisner Award-nominated Rikki, The Sequels, Haphaven), and featuring cover art by Justin C. Harder (CLAUS Studios). The series is one near and dear to creator Jordan Hart who lives with an invisible and incurable blood-clotting disease called thrombophilia.
“My favorite part of SDCC has always been picking up exclusive variants from my favorite creators,” notes series creator/writer/colorist Hart. “With the Ripple Effects SDCC exclusive, I wanted to bring readers a tangible version of issue 1 that they could enjoy themselves or gift to a friend or loved one with a chronic illness.”
Readers will be able to find Jordan Hart and Justin C. Harder at the Fanbase Press booth (Small Press Table O-03) on the following dates and times:
Thursday, July 21, 2022: Jordan Hart 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, July 22, 2022: Jordan Hart and Justin C. Harder 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 23, 2022: Jordan Hart 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
In a world that is no stranger to superheroes, George Gibson is invulnerable to physical harm but fights every day to stay alive. Suffering from an acute case of type 1 diabetes, his invincibility is offset by a defective pancreas that must be monitored and treated daily. This incurable disease makes George’s body both his greatest strength and his eternal weakness.
What sets this series apart is a positive, person-first representation about life with an invisible disability . . . which just so happens to also include superhuman abilities. But, Ripple Effects isn’t just a story about a character with an incurable disease. It’s also a thrilling and relevant superhero tale that touches on the difficulty of finding a work/life balance, the class struggles and economic inequality experienced by many in our nation, and the desire to help others during trying times.
Issues #1-5 of the comic book series are being released digitally through Hoopla Digital. In addition, the series will be collected into a printed trade paperback to be released on November 15, 2022. The Ripple Effects trade paperback is currently available for pre-order through Fanbase Press. Pre-orders made by August 1, 2022, will receive an exclusive print illustrated and signed by series creator Jordan Hart.
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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.