Fanbase Press - an Eisner Award-nominated comic book publisher and geek culture website - is proud to announce that its flagship podcast, The Fanbase Weekly, will return for its eight season on Monday, February 6, 2023! The Fanbase Weekly team is eager to return for another stellar season filled with exciting guests, including Kevin Eastman (co-creator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Mairghread Scott (executive producer/head writer/showrunner, Dragon Age: Absolution), Marc Guggenheim (creator, Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow), Jason Inman (co-writer, Ringo Award-nominated Jupiter Jet), Justin Peniston (writer, Netflix's Sonic Prime), and more!
The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to be joining the programming lineup for LA Comic Con once again this year, alongside a host of talented independent creators! Taking place from December 2-4, 2022, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, LA Comic Con is LA's largest pop culture convention.
The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to announce that co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon will be joining the programming lineup for the 48th annual Loscon 2022. Taking place from November 25-27, 2022, at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Loscon is Los Angeles’ longest running fan convention hosted by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) - the world’s oldest continuously active science fiction and fantasy club (founded Oct. 27, 1934).
Earlier this year, Eisner Award-nominated publisher Fanbase Press launched its first foray into Graphic Medicine with Ripple Effects, a five-issue comic book series which explores life as a superhero with an invisible illness, specifically type 1 diabetes. The series was inspired by creator/writer/colorist Jordan Hart's lived experience with an invisible and incurable blood-clotting disease called thrombophilia. As November is National Diabetes Month, Hart and the team at Fanbase Press wish to join physicians, educators, advocates, patients, and their loved ones in raising awareness for diabetes and other invisible illnesses. Throughout the month (and to coincide with the release of the Ripple Effects printed edition on November 15), Fanbase Press will be sharing interviews with individuals impacted by diabetes and educators who share stories about diabetes in their classroom to advance empathy and understanding. In addition, Jordan Hart will be signing copies of Ripple Effects at Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica on Saturday, November 19, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
Fanbase Press is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its publishing slate with the LGBTQ+, Upper YA graphic novel, Four-Color Heroes, written and illustrated by Aotearoa/New Zealand-born creator Richard Fairgray (Black Sand Beach, Blastosaurus).
Fanbase Press is honored to announce that its alternate history series, Nuclear Power, has been named as a finalist for the 2022 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics. The prestigious annual award is given to an American comic book that has shown a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The prize is named in honor of Dwayne McDuffie (Static Shock, Damage Control, Justice League Unlimited, Ben 10), a creator known for writing, editing, and producing comics and animation, as well as co-founding the pioneering minority-owned-and-operated comic book company, Milestone Media, which focused on underrepresented minorities in American comics. The ceremony for the 2022 Dwayne McDuffie Award will take place virtually this year and will again be hosted by veteran voice actor Phil LaMarr.
Earlier this year, Eisner Award-nominated publisher Fanbase Press launched its first foray into Graphic Medicine with Ripple Effects, a five-issue comic book series which explores life as a superhero with an invisible illness. The series was inspired by creator Jordan Hart's lived experience with an invisible and incurable blood-clotting disease called thrombophilia. As October 13th is World Thrombosis Day, Hart and the team at Fanbase Press wish to join physicians, educators, advocates, patients, and their loved ones in raising awareness for thrombosis, including its causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms, and evidence-based prevention and treatment.
The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to be exhibiting at the 2022 East End Art and Comics Takeover, alongside a number of other talented independent creators! Taking place on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, CA, the event is a celebration of comic books that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators and is FREE and open to the public. We will be meeting readers at the Fanbase Press booth, where you can purchase all of our comics and graphic novels, including ADVANCE copies of the graphic medicine series, Ripple Effects!
The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to exhibit at Long Beach Comic Expo 2022, alongside a number of other talented independent creators! Taking place on Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4, 2022, at the Long Beach Convention Center, the annual event is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all pop culture genres. Throughout the weekend, we will be meeting fans at the Fanbase Press booth (Table C4) to pick up copies of the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Quince, the multiple award-winning Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover, the 2022 International Latino Book Award-winning Nuclear Power trade paperback, the 2014 Bram Stoker Award-nominated Fearworms: Selected Poems, The Sequels, A Geek's Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, The Margins, The Gamma Gals, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, and Penguins vs. Possums.
Fanbase Press is honored to announce that its alternate history series, Nuclear Power, was named the Gold Medal winner for the 2022 International Latino Book Awards (via Empowering Latino Futures) in the Graphic Novel category. The International Latino Book Awards aim to recognize greatness in literature, honoring authors, translators, and illustrators for books written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. The ceremony for the 24nd annual International Latino Book Awards took place on August 19-20, 2022.