Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

 

On June 15, 2022, Eisner Award-nominated Fanbase Press will launch its first foray into Graphic Medicine with Ripple Effects, a five-issue comic book series which explores life as a superhero with an invisible disability.  In an effort to help readers better empathize with and understand the difficulties of navigating invisible disabilities, Fanbase Press is excited to announce that every issue of the series will feature "Unseen Ripples" - an essay series written by individuals with invisible disabilities who relate Ripple Effects' events to their own lived experience. 

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, June 4, 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.

Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!

The following is an interview with editor, publisher, and writer Davida Breier regarding the upcoming release of her debut novel, Sinkhole, from University of New Orleans Press. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Breier about the inspiration for the story, what she hopes that readers will take away from the project, and more!

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, May 28, 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.

Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!

Fanbase Press is honored to share that it has been named a 2022 Eisner Award nominee in the "Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism" category. This marks the second Eisner Award nomination for the comic book publisher and geek culture website, with the first nomination announced in 2018 for the bilingual comic book series, Quince. 



The awesome folks at CA-based comic book retailer Collector’s Paradise are extending their Free Comic Book Day festivities into the whole month of May for Free Comic Book MAY, and they have generously invited the Fanbase Press team to join them - alongside talented creators David Pepose (writer - Savage Avengers) and Darin Henry (writer - The Unbeatable Blue Baron) - for a signing at their North Hollywood, CA, location on Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The following is an interview with playwright Tom Alper regarding the currently running production of The Pitch at The Lyric Hyperion in Los Angeles, CA. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Alper about the inspiration behind the production, the creative process in working with the cast and crew, what he hopes that audiences will take away from The Pitch, and more!

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, May 21, 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.

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