How can you describe a comic book experience that you didn’t know you’d been searching for your entire adult life? Tina Horn’s sex-positive, dystopian sci-fi adventure about marginalized groups (sex workers, LGTBQIA+ individuals, kinksters, etc.) fighting against Puritanical government oppression spoke to something in me that I didn’t realize needed to be heard. The world I know has become a less hospitable place for women in the past few years, and SfSx demonstrated ways we all can keep fighting to exist authentically when society tries to force us into set roles.
Throughout 2020 and 2021, Fanbase Press' weekly Creator Forums provided comics industry professionals with an opportunity to discuss ways to cope with the changing comics landscape in light of the Coronavirus. As a new year begins and the impact of COVID-19 continues, it is not lost on us that comic book conventions - and the opportunity to connect with industry colleagues personally and professionally - will not take place in the same manner for the foreseeable future. To provide further opportunities to connect with industry creators, publishers, media, retailers, and educators during our collective quarantine, Fanbase Press will be hosting its next Comics & Coffee virtual meetup on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 10 a.m./PT (1 p.m./EST). Fanbase Press' Comics & Coffee is a FREE hour-long Zoom session taking place every Saturday, welcoming new and experienced comics pros to a virtual meetup that aims to fill the convention-less void with networking opportunities, sharing creative successes and failures, and troubleshooting ways to navigate the industry in the weeks and months to come.
The following is an interview with author and pop culture historian Mathew Klickstein regarding the upcoming release of his new book, See You at San Diego: An Oral History of Comic-Con, Fandom, and the Triumph of Geek Culture, through Fantagraphics. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Klickstein about the comprehensive chronicle of the rise of fandom and pop culture nostalgia throughout the past century, why Fantagraphics makes the perfect home for the book, and more!
The following is an interview with writer Ronald Kelly regarding the upcoming release of his memoir, Southern-Fried and Horrified, through Stygian Sky Media. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Kelly about the creative process of bringing his story to life, how his story may connect with its readers, and more!
In an age where the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shifted to include streaming shows on Disney+, Ms. Marvel is a wonderful example of an incredible story. The mini-series gives fans a six-episode season where Iman Vellani, who plays Kamala Khan, is a superstar in her role as Ms. Marvel. Let’s dive into the season and highlight its age-rating, overall themes, and how diverse storytelling can amplify the incredible experience of seeing someone else’s culture onscreen.
Paul and Corey Cross the Streams is a bi-monthly podcast in which hosts Paul Pakler and Corey Pepper watch and review streaming content. It's the Great American Podcast where two friends learn about life as they float down the river of streaming services.
Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.
This Week: Star Trek: Discovery's "All Is Possible"
Tread Perilously's annual Star Trek month begins with a look in on Star Trek: Discovery and its fourth season episode, "All Is Possible."
In 1995, hot off the heels of the mega-successful mini-series Marvels, Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross began a new approach to telling superhero stories. With Busiek’s writing, Ross designs and covers, and artist Brent Anderson, Astro City was a comic series designed to tell the superhero story from a more human perspective. The series ran periodically until 2018 and was published by several different companies and had different editions.
The following is an interview with writer Carlos Cardoso regarding the upcoming release of the horror novel, The Night Guard. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Cardoso about the creative process of bringing the story to life, how the story may connect with its readers, and more!
Well, apparently even a lunch amongst friends can get pretty messy if you live in Sunnydale. A lesson that Buffy, Willow, and Faith quickly learned when they encountered some kinda pasta demon… yes, pasta demon. Let that sink in. It’s got a bit of that silly vibe that the occasional monster-of-the-week episodes had.