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Between the Panels
Between the Panels

A bi-monthly interview series helmed by Kevin Sharp (Bookmarks, The First Line, After Dakota) that highlights comic book creators of all experience levels, providing insight into their creative process, working space, passion for the sequential art medium, and more.

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The following is an interview with Chris Fildes regarding the upcoming launch of the comic book, Crime & D’Sorder. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Fildes about the shared creative process of bringing this story to life, the impact that the story may have with readers, and more!

In light of the upcoming Eisner Awards, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon interviews various members of the comic book industry regarding their thoughts on the awards overall, as well as this year's nominees.

The following is an interview with Mike Tener and Alex Maday regarding the recent launch of their Kickstarter campaign for Midnight Highway #2. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Tener and Maday about the creative process of bringing this story to life, the incredible backer rewards that are available to campaign supporters, and more!

“Between the Panels” is a bi-weekly interview series focusing on comic book creators of all experience levels, seeking to examine not just what each individual creates, but how they go about creating it.

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!

Panelists Matthew Noe (President - ALA GNCRT / Lead Collection & Knowledge Management Librarian - Countway Library, Harvard Medical School), Dr. Theresa Rojas (Professor - Modesto Junior College / Founding Director - The Latinx Comic Arts Festival), Jordan Hart (writer/illustrator - Fanbase Press' Ripple Effects), and Mike Ahn and Seol Young Lee (creators - Out of Order) and moderator Barbra Dillon (Editor-in-Chief, Fanbase Press) discuss the importance of graphic medicine in comics and how these visual stories pertaining to the discourse of Medicine have allowed us to examine the essentials of human existence, to understand ourselves better, and to connect with one another through empathy and compassion

For decades, comics have served as a storytelling medium that tackles hot-button issues across genres and age groups. Now, comics are taking on the age of disinformation, using narratives to examine those that would use misleading info to control others. Panelists Phillip Kennedy Johnson (writer - The Last God, Superman: Worlds of War, Marvel's Alien), Desirée Proctor (co-writer - Nuclear Power), Erica Harrell (co-writer - Nuclear Power), and Dr. Stephen J.C. Andes (author/professor - Louisiana State University) and moderator Barbra Dillon (Editor-in-Chief, Fanbase Press) discuss the current and upcoming comics that are addressing the spread of false information by higher authorities head on.

In light of Marvel's first steps into the Alien franchise, Fanbase Press takes a look at the property’s evolution in the sequential art medium, from the original film's adaptation by Walt Simonson in the pages of Heavy Metal, to the many contributions from Dark Horse Comics, all the way to the current Alien title being released by Marvel Comics. Panelists Phillip Kennedy Johnson (writer - Marvel's Alien, House of El, Superman: Worlds of War), Barbara Randall Kesel (editor, Dark Horse’s Alien 3 adaptation, Aliens: Genocide, Aliens: Hive / writer - Aliens vs. Predator: Booty), and Livio Ramondelli (artist, IDW's Transformers / writer and artist - The Kill Lock) and moderator Bryant Dillon (President, Fanbase Press) will examine why the Alien franchise has thrived so voraciously in comic book shops, conventions, and other comic-centric spaces.

Moderated by Bryant Dillon (President, Fanbase Press), this panel features Dave Gibbons (writer - Batman vs. Predator / artist - Watchmen, Give Me Liberty, Superior), Steven Prince (writer - Monster Matador, unemployANT / toy line developer - Puppy in My Pocket, Power Buggz), and Matt Corrigan (co-host - The Launchpad Podcast / practical special effects artist - Frank Miller's 300, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice) will look back at one of the most iconic and well-received crossovers in the comic book medium - Batman vs. Predator - 30 years after its original release. Batman vs. Predator pitted the Dark Knight against the titular extraterrestrial hunter while enlisting some of the best comic book talent of the time, and this panel will examine the comic title's characters, themes, impact, and more!

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!

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