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, June 12, 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.

Comic book publisher Zenescope has spent over a decade expanding and exploring children's stories through their own series, Grimm Fairy Tales.  This series has launched several spin-offs, such as Neverland in 2010.  At their website, Zenescope describes their Neverland as “once a magical paradise until it fell under the rule of the evil creature known only as Pan.  It has now become a world that haunts children’s nightmares.”

The following is an interview with David Wilburn regarding the recent release of his comic book series, Plainer Jane, and its second issue. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Wilburn about his creative process in bringing the story to life, how the story may impact readers, what readers can anticipate in upcoming issues, and more!

40 years ago this June, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark was released in theaters. 40 years have gone by, and it still stands the test of time. As many readers may have watched this film for the first time when they were young, this is a perfect opportunity to discuss some scary elements for young viewers and important characteristics of Indiana Jones that make this film legendary.

Mysterious characters, a creepy family, a missing sister, and cannibalism. These components lend to a horror comic worth reading.

It’s always exciting, as a kid, to discover the origins of your favorite characters. What is even better is when you can identify with these characters. Greater still is when the messages with the stories are optimistic ones. Marvel Action: Origins #2 delivers all of this.

The following is an interview with Paul J. Salamoff regarding the recent release of his comic book series, Hired Guns, from Markosia. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Salamoff about his shared creative process with artist Ana Teresa Rivera, how the story may impact readers, what readers can anticipate in upcoming issues, and more!

The following is an interview with Brink Literacy Project CEO Dani Hedlund regarding the recent launch of the Kickstarter campaign for The Literary Tarot, a project that will see the collaboration of some of the greatest authors and cartoonists of our time.  In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Hedlund about the genesis behind the project, the shared creative process of working with so many talented creators (including Vita Ayala, Brian Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Kieron Gillen, Mariah McCourt, Mark Millar, Tini Howard, Marjorie Liu, Spike Trotman, and Mark Waid), the amazing backer rewards available for 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.

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