The following is an interview with Ahmed Raafat regarding the recent release of the comic book series, Diary of the Astro-nudes. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Raafat about the creative process of bringing the story to life, how the story may connect with readers, 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.

Previously on Angel: Angel and Cordelia are actors acting as a private detective and a straight-laced cop, respectively, on a hit TV show, while actually running Angel Investigations. Along for the ride are Spike, Gunn, Fred the Slayer, Wesley the Watcher, Lorne, and Andrew. Tragedy struck when Wesley was stabbed by a cursed dagger, prompting a desperate Hail Mary move by Fred that had unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, a refugee from another dimension arrived with awful news.

The Solstice celebration turns violent for Edward when he’s attacked by Enrique’s mechanical spiders, but things don’t turn out like the vampire planned. Our magical unicorn fends them off and kills Enrique’s brother in the process.  Vowing revenge, Enrique decides to retreat when Seamus comes to his foster brother’s aid.  Jezebel is still determined to lift Edward’s curse with help from Isadora, but it comes with a hitch—it may not be permanent.

The following is an interview with Ken Brosky regarding the upcoming release of the horror novel, The Beyond, from Timber Ghost Press. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Brosky about the creative process of bringing the story to life, how the story may connect with readers, 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, February 19, 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.

Things have certainly picked up as the first season of Critical Role’s Prime Video series has moved past their halfway point. As the back half of the season kicks off, events are beginning to unfold as the group of plucky, would-be heroes has continued their attempt to restore Percival’s ancestral home of Whitestone from the villainous horrors known as the Briarwoods. As this season has continued exploring this part of Vox Machina’s story, it’s become increasingly obvious that this show has found its footing, bringing so much of what made the streamed game so rewarding into this medium.

When we last left Jezebel, she had discovered that the unicorn was her Uncle Seamus’ long lost brother, Prince Edward. The young men had parted angrily, as Edward had wanted the adoration his foster brother received from their father. In a fit of jealousy, Edward made a bargain with a witch to give him magic. It is not surprising the witch had a trick up her sleeve and turned him into a unicorn. Ashamed of his actions, he hid in the forest near the marsh for years, and it was only when Jezebel befriended him that the two brothers reunited.

Source Point Press will soon release the third issue of Blood on Sunset, by writer Mark D'Anna and artist Arjuna Susini. The creative team has been very generous to the Fanbase Press staff, as we are now able to share an advance preview of Blood on Sunset #3 prior to the February 23rd release date!

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)!

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