Fanbase Press is excited to announce that its all-ages and Young Adult comics, graphic novels, and books will now be available to schools and libraries through LibraryPass' Comics Plus streaming platform. LibraryPass curates high-interest, immersive digital content that helps K-12, public, and academic libraries expand their reach and engagement—without breaking their materials budget. With Comics Plus, students and library patrons can read more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga—including popular titles from publishers like Fanbase Press, Archie Comics, Andrews McMeel, BOOM Studios, Capstone, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Tokyopop, Valiant, and many more. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading, with unlimited, simultaneous checkout to maximize circulation through book clubs, reading programs, makerspace activities, and other engaging initiatives.
Throughout 2020, 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 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 launch Comics & Coffee on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 10 a.m./PT (1 p.m./EST). Fanbase Press' Comics & Coffee will be 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.
Fanbase Press is excited to announce that the award-winning Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover is now available to public libraries through the hoopla digital streaming platform. hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.
The holiday season can be a stressful time of year, and the Fanbase Press staff is eager to put your mind at ease! As you prepare your holiday shopping lists, we invite you to check out the cool, unique, and exciting gifts that you can purchase in the Fanbase Press Online Store! Plus, as a special bonus, ALL purchases from the Fanbase Press Online Store during the month of December 2020 will receive a FREE Fanbase Press 10th Anniversary enamel pin!
Fanbase Press is excited to announce that its flagship podcast, The Fanbase Weekly, will soon launch Dream Journal - A Focus on Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, a podcast mini-series that will provide an in-depth analysis of Neil Gaiman’s iconic comic book series, The Sandman.
Fanbase Press is honored to announce that Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover has been named the 2nd place winner for the 2020 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.
Fanbase Press' Creator Forum offers affordable, monthly online seminars geared towards independent creators from a variety of mediums. Part lecture and part discussion, Creator Forum seminars are accessible to various experience levels and provide direct access to a knowledgeable and responsive specialist. Fanbase Press invites you to develop and enhance your creative toolkit within a positive and supportive community from the comfort of your own home.
As Fanbase Press continues its 10th anniversary celebration this year, the award-winning publisher and geek culture website continues its mission to produce new and distinctive works that give voice to the themes, ideals, and people that make geekdom so exceptional. In light of the worldwide impact of COVID-19 being felt by our communities and those striving to find a path forward, Fanbase Press has chosen to postpone the release of its comic book series, Nuclear Power, to be mindful to its creative team and their families in these challenging times. The 6-issue series is an alternate history tale of the Cuban Missile Crisis, written by Desirée Proctor and Erica Harrell (Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: Michonne, DC Comics New Talent Showcase 2017) and illustrated by Lynne Yoshii (DC's Gotham City Garage, Inside the Loop, DC Comics New Talent Showcase 2017). The series is now slated for a digital-first release of the single issues via Hoopla and ComiXology starting in April 2021, followed by the release of a printed trade paperback in October 2021. For a sneak peek of the creators' hard work on the series, Fanbase Press is thrilled to share the first four issue covers created by artist Yoshii.
Fanbase Press is excited to announce that Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover has been named as a finalist for the 2020 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 22nd annual International Latino Book Awards will take place virtually on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at 3 p.m./PT. The Emcee for the Awards Ceremony will be Edward James Olmos. At the ceremony, winners will be named for first and second place, as well as an honorable mention.
Fanbase Press is excited to announce that its entire catalog of comics and graphic novels will now be available to public libraries through the hoopla digital streaming platform. hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.