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Fanbase Press Honored with 2018 Eisner Nomination 
for Bilingual Comic Book Series, ‘Quince’

Fanbase Press is honored to announce that its bilingual comic book series, Quince, has received a nomination for the 2018 Eisner Awards in the Best Digital Comic category.  

Quince is a 15-issue, creator-owned comic book series that 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.  Emphasizing diversity, family, and female empowerment, Quince’s creative team includes sisters Kit Steinkellner (writer – Sorry for Your Loss, Z: The Beginning of Everything) and Emma Steinkellner (artist – Pow Slam Sparkle), creator Sebastian Kadlecik (Penguins vs. Possums), and translator Valeria Tranier (The Maze Runner, Friday Night Lights, Doctor Who).  

“I’m elated and a bit at a loss for words,” says creator Kadlecik.  “This is such an honor, and I’m beyond proud of everyone involved. Quince is a special book for all of us, and we put our full hearts into it. I think we’re all just truly grateful to be counted among all of these talented creators.”

The comic book series was first released digitally through ComiXology on the 15th of every month in both English and Spanish before being collected into a printed trade paperback that is now available through Fanbase Press (  

The 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards will be presented on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel during San Diego Comic-Con.  A full list of the 2018 nominees may be found here.  As part of our ongoing media coverage, Fanbase Press will continue to follow the Eisner Award nomination process, covering the announcement of the nominees, as well as reviewing the nominated works and interviewing the creators involved.  For its third year, Fanbase Press will be live-tweeting the 2018 Eisner Award Ceremony, and we will provide live updates through the Fanbase Press Twitter (@Fanbase_Press), Facebook, and Instagram (@fanbasepress) accounts.  

Founded in 2010, Fanbase Press celebrates fandoms and creates new ones! As a comic book publisher and online community, 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’ previous graphic novels, The Gamma Gals, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, Fearworms: Selected Poems, Penguins vs. Possums, and Hero Hotel, are available online at and digitally through ComiXology.

For more information on Quince, please visit or  Quince may also be found on Facebook and Twitter, @QuinceComic.  


Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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