At the 42nd Annual Saturn Awards, Fanbase Press' Barbra Dillon chats with actor Max Charles (The Strain, The Amazing Spider-Man) about his work on the upcoming The Strain series, who he wants to work with in Hollywood, and more.
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 cartoonist Benjamin Frisch, regarding his upcoming graphic novel debut, The Fun Family, which will be released through Top Shelf on July 12. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Frisch about his inspiration for working in the sequential art medium, how his previous work with NPR and as an artist-in-residence in France informed The Fun Family, why Top Shelf makes the perfect home for the book, and more!
“When I first took command of this post, all I wanted was to be somewhere else. Anywhere but here. But now, five years later, this has become my home, and you have become my family. And leaving this station, leaving you, is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do...I promise, I will not rest until I stand with you again, here. In this place where I belong.”
-- Captain Benjamin Sisko
The cliffhanger is one of the great tricks of writing. Essentially, you set something up, preferably an unsolvable situation, and that propels the audience to seek out the next installment. They have to in order to know how it comes out. Most long-form art, whether it’s comics, novels, or serialized television, like to finish out issues, chapters, or episodes with some kind of twist or revelation that functions in much the same way. It’s not always the best tactic from the perspective of the writers, though.
At the end of Wonder Woman #1, we are reintroduced to Cheetah, one of Wonder Woman's archenemies, which is arguable simply because people like to argue.
The following is an interview with Sgt. Shane Murray, a Los Angeles-based artist and United States service member. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Murray about getting his start as an artist, the various mediums with which he works, the details of his creative process, and more!
In this day and age, one must feel lost without the presence of social media. Or maybe they feel relieved? Lord knows, I'll never know the difference. Not a day goes by now where I haven't tweeted, posted, or hashtagged to let others know what happened throughout my day. And, unfortunately, I'm sure I'm not alone...
The following is an interview with best-selling comic book writer Brian Wood on his new creator-owned series, Briggs Land, which will be released from Dark Horse Comics this August. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Wood about his preparation and creative development leading up to this project, the melding of various genres and themes to make a layered storytelling experience, his partnership with creators Mack Chater, Lee Loughridge, Tula Lotay, and Nate Piekos, and more!
“Even in the darkest moments, you can always find something that’ll make you smile.”
-- Captain Benjamin Sisko
By this point in the series, the writing was on the wall. The Federation and the Dominion were going to go to war. The writers even spent some time beforehand clearing the slate for the blow up. Sure, they still had about 52 hours to fill, and some of that would be weird one-offs (that feel even stranger in the midst of the Dominion War storyline), but it was time to get the main plot going. Because seasons are best finished out on a cliffhanger, the logical time to kick off the war would be to close out the stellar season five.
It's hard to believe the amazing Amazon was created 75 years ago by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter. I thought this week that I would highlight some of the things that make Wonder Woman so awesome in her diamond anniversary.