Critical Role is back with their usual antics, as the prequel series continues for the story of Vox Machina, world-saving adventurers that will one day protect everyone and everything from an incredible, powerful force. For now, though, they're a bunch of bumbling idiots who haven't quite figured out this whole “adventuring” thing just yet.
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, August 21, 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/director Joseph Sackett regarding the upcoming release of the film, Homebody. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Sackett about the creative process of bringing this story to life, the impact that the story may have with viewers, and more!
As the global pandemic continues to hamper in-person events, the Graphic Medicine International Collective has chosen to move its annual convention (which explores the interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare) to the virtual space with the announcement of the 2021 Graphic Medicine UnConvention. Taking place August 13, through Sunday, August 15, 2021, the theme of this year's convention is "What Are You Working On," providing an opportunity for attendees to learn about new projects and connect with their creators by way of one-minute videos highlighting in-progress projects, their inspiration, and what readers/viewers can anticipate from them. Fanbase Press is honored to be included in this year's Unconvention videos by way of its upcoming graphic medicine series, Ripple Effects, and we look forward to learning about all of the incredible creators and projects who will also be participating.
The following is an interview with Jonathan Fesmire regarding the recent release of the book, Bodacious Creed and the Jade Lake. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Fesmire about the creative process of bringing this story to life, the impact that the story may have with readers, how this story falls into the overall series' story, and more!
The following is an interview with Tom Pinchuk regarding the upcoming release of the comic book one-shot, Remember Andy Xenon?. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Pinchuk about the creative process of bringing this story to life, the impact that the story may have with readers, how interested readers can support the crowdfunding campaign on Zoop, and more!
Recently, I had noticed on Instagram that a few well-known comic book artists were dabbling with He-Man cover work. Art Adams just recently posted another one of his brilliant “this is how I made this drawing” posts featuring all of the key characters from the original series. So, I was really curious to see what the fuss was about and jumped at the opportunity to review Masters of the Universe: Revelation. This is a prequel series supporting the recently released Netflix series of the same name.
With Mack dead and his wife drunkenly talking to an empty room, Sarah can’t help but feel sorry for her. But her generous nature is put to the test when she discovers Mr. Huang conjuring some sort of spell in front of the vault containing the estate’s antiquities. Ready to fight him, he disarms her and politely apologizes. He adamantly denies being the killer and says he is only there to take back a scroll that was stolen from his organization, The Golden Crane Society. Familiar with the organization and its members, Sarah is relieved to take one suspect off the list. Miss LaFleur, however, is still convinced Dr. Caliban is their prime suspect. That is until Sarah realizes they missed an important clue. Oh, and everyone is still having those weird dreams.
Part of me wonders how long Mike Mignola will continue with Hellboy. Not that I’ll ever get tired of it, because I won’t, but I wonder why the stories continue to be teased out like this. I can understand a strategic desire to keep the IP in the public eye for film and TV purposes, and it most likely still makes money, but I can’t believe that either of those are the sole reason. I don’t think creators like Golden and Stewart, O’Brien, and Robins - some of the best in the business - would keep coming back if it was just for the money. This is a collection of incredible storytellers that Mignola and Mike Richardson have brought together; part of the Hellboy family.