Readers are in for quite a treat this summer, as Moth Hush - the adorably relatable 13-year-old half-witch from writer/illustrator Emma Steinkellner's critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Okay Witch - is back for another heartwarming adventure in The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow.  Targeted towards a middle grade audience, The Hungry Shadow serves as a perfect welcome for both new and returning readers in light of the wonderful "recap" at the beginning of the book by everyone's favorite familiar, Mr. Laszlo.  (To be clear, he's a dead man, but an alive cat.)  In this latest installment, Moth is still coming to terms with the struggles that are all-too-familiar to 13-year-olds . . . in addition to the added challenges of being a witch who is very much still in training.  As if that's not enough, Moth must deal with being the constant target of kids' taunts at school, wanting nothing more than to be liked for who she is, rather than feeling like her true self is never good enough.  For that reason, when a magical opportunity presents itself to Moth to be more confident, more self-assured, and more popular, why would she pass it up?

Lorena Adler specializes in keeping secrets and using half-truths to keep the world from knowing her true self: an individual possessing the ability to utilize elements of both aspects of the ancient gods [the Vile (destruction) and the Noble (creation)].  Only the Queen of Cynlira is also dually wrought, and it’s a dangerous legacy to share.  Hiding as the undertaker of tiny Felhollow seems safe until extraordinary events bring the Crown Prince, one of the few Vile bound of Cynlira, to her doorstep, threatening Lore’s found family unless she agrees to help in his quest.  But she quickly learns that she’s not the only one who has hidden the truth and that sometimes the best way to save the innocent is by destroying everything.

Djeliya is a strange and beautiful combination of magic and technology, of traditional folklore and post-apocalyptic cyberpunk. Moreover, it is a perfect embodiment of why Stories Matter.

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, July 10, 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.

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 Mark Nasso regarding the recent release of the comic book series, Land of the Rats: I Am Soildweller. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Nasso about the creative process of bringing this story to life, how the story may connect with readers, and more!

Given the positive impact of the Eisner Awards, their importance to the comic book industry, and Fanbase Press' own mission to “Celebrate Fandoms,” today marks the launch of Fanbase Press’ annual "Countdown to the Eisners" series. With "Countdown to the Eisners," we seek to highlight the Eisner Award nominations for 2021 and provide comic book industry members and readers alike the opportunity to learn more about the nominees and their work.

Family movie time is so much more than one to two hours of sitting in the same room with your kids. When they’re still wanting snuggles like my kids (ages 7 and 8), they love sitting next to or against me or my wife. Not only that, fictional worlds are a wonderful way to connect with our kids, especially when it comes to animated films. We watched Raya and the Last Dragon on Disney+ this week, and it was definitely worth the wait.

“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.

How did Luke get all of his Jedi training within the three days that he spent with Yoda during The Empire Strikes Back? Further, how did he know how to use the Force in the Wampa ice cave at the beginning of the movie?  These are some of the great mysteries in the Star Wars universe, and Star Wars Adventures: Weapon of a Jedi #2 has the answers.

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