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The following is an interview with artist Abigail Jill Harding regarding the recent release of the concluding issue of Ask for Mercy: Season 3. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Harding about the fan excitement heading into the final issue, the shared creative process of working with writer Richard Starkings, and more!
The following is an interview with Eisner-nominated writer/artist Ibrahim Moustafa regarding the upcoming release of the graphic novel, Count, from publisher Humanoids. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Moustafa about the inspiration behind the Count of Monte Cristo adaptation, his creative process in bringing the story to life, what he hopes that readers will take away from the project, and more!
Aside from The X-Men, I’ve never seen Grant Morrison tackle a series that felt more directed at a teenage audience, but he - along with co-writer Alex Child and artist Naomi Franquiz - have given Proctor Valley Road that look and feel. Even the shenanigans of the teenage girls presented here feel very geared towards a younger, but learned, audience.
Guillem March’s Karmen #1 is a wonderful curiosity. The design alone of our eccentric angel, Karmen, who is portrayed on the first cover by Milo Manara (You can see his influence on March’s work.) is remarkable, but it is her effervescent, over-the-top behavior that puts her on track with being one of my favorite depictions of afterlife beings - the other being Death from The Sandman. Yes, and we're only one issue into the series.
There have been times in my life where I’ve felt lost, sincerely alone, or wanted some direction or meaning in life. That obviously doesn’t make me punk, but it does mean I know where Ami is coming from. Ami is our protagonist in Home Sick Pilots, and - like I have in the past - she has committed herself to something very strange to help shake her of those feelings. For me, growing up in mid-sized, middle-American towns, it was becoming a geek: D&D, Magic the Gathering, comic books. For Ami, it was befriending a haunted house that gave her powers to knock about and collect all of the ghosts that have gotten away over the years. The other thing that can happen when you are in the state of personal turmoil such as Ami is that you can be taken advantage of. I know this feeling, as well.
The following is an interview with Alan Baxter regarding the recent release of the horror novella collection, The Gulp. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Baxter about the inspiration behind the collection, his creative process in bringing the stories to life, what he hopes that readers will take away from the stories, and more!
I love Matt Kindt’s work, but there’s something uniquely special about Fear Case. Maybe it’s the fact that Kindt and Tyler and Hillary Jenkins (This being the third comic that they’ve worked on together.) have just found a way to jive that other creative teams don’t get the opportunity to.
The Latinx Comic Arts Festival is the California Central Valley's international celebration of Latinx comic arts creators and friends, highlighting Latinx cartoonists, writers, animators, artists, and comic arts educators. Founded by Dr. Theresa Rojas, the festival will again take place virtually on Friday, March 12, and Saturday 13, 2021, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m./PT with a virtual Artist Alley, as well as an incredible lineup of programming via the festival's YouTube channel! The full panel schedule has been announced and is listed below. The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to be participating alongside a number of other talented independent creators!
The following is an interview with Louise Worthington regarding the recent release of the novel, Rosie Shadow, through Red Escape Publishing. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Worthington about the the inspiration behind the novel, her creative process in bringing the story to life, what she hopes that readers will take away from the story, and more!