Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief

 

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 be hosting its next Comics & Coffee virtual meetup on Saturday, July 24, 2021, 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 writer Eric Palicki regarding the recent launch of the punk rock horror series, Black's Myth, from AHOY Comics. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Palicki about the creative process of bringing this story to life, how The Clash and Buffy the Vampire Slayer impacted the series, and more!

Fanbase Press is excited to announce the newest addition to its publishing slate and its first foray into Graphic Medicine with Ripple Effects, a five-issue comic book series created, written, and colored by Jordan Hart (Terminarch, Doppelgänger, Emergence), illustrated by Bruno Chiroleu (El Borde, Mara and Samu), flatted by Shane Kadlecik, lettered by Oceano Ransford (Eisner Award-nominated Rikki, The Sequels, Haphaven), and featuring cover art by Justin C. Harder (CLAUS Studios).

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 be hosting its next Comics & Coffee virtual meetup on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 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 Ashley Lister regarding the recent release of the horror novella, Fearless: A Dark Tale from Innsmouth. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Lister about the creative process of bringing this story (and the larger book series) to life, how the story may connect with readers, and more!

Fanbase Press is thrilled to announce that the upcoming trade paperback for its six-issue series, Nuclear Power, will release on October 19, 2021, in recognition of the 59th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, featuring education-focused bonus content, including a foreword by Dr. Katie Monnin (writer - Teaching Graphic Novels, Diamond Bookshelf's "Katie's Korner") and a study guide by Dr. Stephen J.C. Andes (Associate Professor of History - Louisiana State University / writer - Zorro's Shadow).  Nuclear Power is a darkly poignant alternate history of the Cuban Missile Crisis written by Desirée Proctor & Erica Harrell (Deadshot: Mercy, 2017 DC Comics New Talent Workshop) and illustrated by Lynne Yoshii (DC's Gotham Garage, 2017 DC Comics New Talent Workshop).  Furthering the series' efforts to stress the tenets of democratic society, demand equity for its citizens, and encourage healthy and informed civic participation, the foreword and study guide serve to complement the important and timely themes of Nuclear Power. The bonus content will also offer readers, educators, and librarians the opportunity to utilize the collected Nuclear Power trade paperback as an educational resource for examining challenging topics like disinformation and xenophobia, providing opportunities for greater discussion and understanding.

Readers are in for quite a treat this summer, as Moth Hush - the adorably relatable 13-year-old half-witch from writer/illustrator Emma Steinkellner's critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Okay Witch - is back for another heartwarming adventure in The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow.  Targeted towards a middle grade audience, The Hungry Shadow serves as a perfect welcome for both new and returning readers in light of the wonderful "recap" at the beginning of the book by everyone's favorite familiar, Mr. Laszlo.  (To be clear, he's a dead man, but an alive cat.)  In this latest installment, Moth is still coming to terms with the struggles that are all-too-familiar to 13-year-olds . . . in addition to the added challenges of being a witch who is very much still in training.  As if that's not enough, Moth must deal with being the constant target of kids' taunts at school, wanting nothing more than to be liked for who she is, rather than feeling like her true self is never good enough.  For that reason, when a magical opportunity presents itself to Moth to be more confident, more self-assured, and more popular, why would she pass it up?

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 be hosting its next Comics & Coffee virtual meetup on Saturday, July 10, 2021, 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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