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, August 27, 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.

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)!

Playing board games is a fun way to connect with your kids. There are cooperative and competitive games. Games can revolve around laying tiles on the board, collecting resources, and many other mechanics where the ultimate goal is to become victorious. There are even themes where islands are sinking or evil is lurking around the corner, and each person selects a character with a specific set of skills to help win the game. There are even games, like Marvel Champions (MC) from Fantasy Flight Games, where your kid wants nothing more than to play it every single day.

The following is an interview with writer Jen Troy (The CW's Supergirl) regarding the recent launch of the Kickstarter campaign for Immortal Studios' latest comic book series, Assassin G. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Troy about her shared creative process in working with artist He Tao, the incredible backer rewards available to supporters of the campaign, and more!

Nostalgia is a funny thing. Besides drawing on personal memories, it also can create a sense of appreciation for the present moment. In the early 1980s, comic book readers found themselves experiencing different aspects of the medium that hadn’t been explored before. Titles like GrimJack, American Flagg, and Judge Dredd challenged the mainstream series published by Marvel and DC Comics. Among these creator-owned properties was Aztec Ace.

This comic makes it clear very early on that anything goes. Within the first few pages, we get a flying shark who battles a herd of laser dinosaurs. There’s a knight, a barbarian, a werewolf, a time traveler, and much more. It’s a free-for-all of superhero tropes combined with whatever other crazy, random things the writer could dream up. It’s glorious.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Fanbase Press' Bryant Dillon talks with artist Ben Bishop (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin, Drawing Blood) about helping craft the IDW City booth for SDCC, his contributions to The Last Ronin, skateboard art, and more.

In the final issue of this series, the gang is faced with overwhelming odds against them. While some losses are incurred, they gain a surprising ally in their fight that may help turn the tide a bit.

The following is an interview with author Russell R. James (Dark Inspiration, Q Island, The Playing Card Killer) regarding the upcoming release of the horror book, Demon Dagger, from Flame Tree Publishing. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with James about the creative process of bringing the story to life, why its story will resonate with audiences, and more!

This movie is a perfect example of what I love about the DC Animated Universe. That may come as a surprise, considering the films I’ve reviewed lately. I tend to be more critical of the darker, more serious ones (e.g., Injustice or Deathstroke) and instead rave about the broader, more fantastical ones (e.g., Batman: Soul of the Dragon or the recent DC Showcase). But believe it or not, the darker films were the ones that drew me to the DC Animated Universe in the first place. When done well, they’re an opportunity to explore deeper, more complex themes in a more mature way. Beware My Power does it very well.

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