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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #230 (Remembering Paul Reubens & More)

In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcome special guest Mary Bellamy (artist/colorist, My Little Pony) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including remembering actor/comedian/writer Paul Reubens, how comics writers are showing solidarity for the WGA strike, and why readers should be more patient with comic book series. 

Hosts: Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief), Drew Siragusa (Fanbase Press Senior Contributor), and Claire Thorne (creator – A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space)
Special guest: Mary Bellamy (artist/colorist, My Little Pony)

This month’s sponsor: Rock-a-Girl, a comic book series created by Louis Wire, illustrated by Santiago Latorre, and colored by Martina Rossi, is a Chicago crime drama that is ready to rock! The series follows twenty-something Bonnie Rockwell who has two jobs and two mouths to feed. Times are tough and life is tougher. But when she gets a gun, she’s going to ensure poverty will never hang over her head or the heads of her family again. The comic book series will soon be returning to Kickstarter to crowdfund issues #2 and #3. Learn more and follow along for updates on Twitter at @RockAGirlComic.

10:38 – (Variety, Bleeding Cool) Paul Reubens, Pee-wee Herman Actor, Dies at 70 After Private Bout of Cancer/Pee-wee Herman Actor Paul Reubens Honored by Entertainment Industry
22:04 – (Popverse) Combined WGA/comic writers picket line shows the connection between industry woes
40:07 – (CBR) Should Comic Fans Be More Patient Before Criticizing A Run?

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Written and Performed by: Adam WarRock
The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill
Episode Photo by: Sean Foster

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