The following is an interview with Alex Schumacher and Francis Lombard regarding the webcomic, Decades of (in)Experience, which has reached its 200th episode. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Schumacher and Lombard about the inspiration behind this story, their experience in looking back at the evolution of the series across the past 200 episodes, the impact that the story may have with readers, and more!
The following is an interview with Steve Eyre regarding the recent release of his illustrated novel, Elementis: The Awesome Foursome. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Eyre about the inspiration behind this story, his shared creative process with artist Kiera Sampson, the impact that the story may have with readers, and more!
In light of the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns throughout the US, Emerald City Comic Con and other comic book conventions are postponing their upcoming events. These precautionary and preventative measures are understandable and encouraged; however, there will be an undeniable financial impact to creators and publishers throughout the comics industry, as well as other industries like food, travel, and others. In order to help mitigate the impact to indie creators, comics publisher Russell Nohelty of Wannabe Press is launching the virtual comics convention, Wannacon, to take place this Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 15, 2020.
I have always thought that tardigrades would make great sci-fi creatures. They’re the perfect combination of freaky and adorable. If you don’t know what a tardigrade is, they’re microscopic creatures that look a bit like bears, a bit like pigs, but mostly nothing like anything else you’ve seen before. They can survive in virtually any conditions, including the vacuum of space, and are functionally immortal.
I'm noticing a trend in my reading habits. If a graphic novel has ghost in the name, I'm almost certainly going to pick it up. I love ghosts! From a storytelling perspective, they immediately offer up hundreds of different possibilities. Sometimes, this is as simple as a character getting to interact with a lost friend or family member, but, in its extreme, it can open up an entire world of magic on a single conceit. Take Paranorman or Coco; both build expansive worlds just on the question of what is the afterlife. All My Friends Are Ghosts reminds me of the latter, taking the idea of someone who sees ghosts and transforming it into an entire lore.
The following is an interview with K.J. Kaminski regarding the recent release of his comic book, Hyper-Action #3, from publisher Big Blue Comics. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Kaminski about the inspiration behind this story, how it fits into the larger world of The Resistants, the impact that the story may have with readers, and more!
The following is an interview with Helen Mullane regarding the recent release of her graphic novel, Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen, from publisher Humanoids. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Mullane about the inspiration behind this story, her shared creative process with artists Dom Reardon and Matthew Dow Smith and colorist Lee Loughridge, the impact that the story may have with readers, and more!
The penultimate issue of Ronin Island has been released, and what an issue. As the Shogun makes a final attempt at the island, Hana and Kenichi finally speak to the underlying themess of racism and classism that have been a part of each of their journeys. It’s wonderful, and it’s emotional. Pak is a phenomenal writer, and I can’t help but relate to the frustrations felt by Hana. By telling a story so far from where I am and in such a different time period, he’s managed to speak to the most haunting truths of our modern society - right here in the great old US of A.
I love a good, real-life twist in a superhero comic, and Stealth gives me just that. For decade,s we have read superhero stories, and, after a while, they tend to get repetitive and stale. It takes a twist like putting Daredevil in jail or letting Doc Ock take over Peter Parker's body to give it life again.
Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? The Jim Henson's The Storyteller series does it again with a new series of ghost stories. If you are not familiar with this line through BOOM! Studios, it is a series of short stories told by a character called ”the storyteller” with his faithful dog at his side, listening to his tales. The stories themselves do, in fact, come from The Jim Henson Company and continue to carry the torch of telling touching, mythical fairy tales (like The Dark Crystal).