“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.

Every issue of Home Sick Pilots that I read blows my mind. I’m generally good at sussing out where something is going; there’s a natural step by step progression that - when it happens - is almost like it was obvious that it was supposed to happen that way. Every step forward that this series takes makes complete and total sense, it’s so freaking crazy that I don’t know what could happen next. No idea. In every issue, a new element is added that just keeps the ball sailing further out of the stadium.

Wynd has grown from a personal story of escape from a bigoted city into a world of political intrigue and war games. Our scrappy band of heroes, now with Wynd 2.0 at their helm, is having to step up their game, because a bunch of nasty Vampyres want their wings back, and there’s only one way to get them… start a war. Who lives and who dies after the chaos of the last issue? I guess you’ll just have to read issue 10 to find out!

The following is an interview with author Douglas R. Brown regarding the upcoming release of the short story collection, A Firefighter Christmas Carol and Other Stories. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Brown about the creative process of bringing the Christmas Carol adaptation to life, the impact that he hopes that stories will have - especially with those who have served as first responders, and more!

The lowdown: This is a direct sequel to Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, loosely inspired by the events of the Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat 3 video games, with the addition of characters from later games that were retconned into the story with later video game installations.  

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, September 18, 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.

This one-shot was surprisingly potent. It’s the first time Mike Mignola has written something with someone other than Christopher Golden in a short while. Chris Roberson certainly brings a dynamic that’s fresh and helps build a lot out of very little.

The following is an interview with convention director Jim Demonakos regarding the return of LightBox Expo Online which launched on September 7th and runs through Sunday, September 12. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Demonakos about the what attendees can anticipate from the virtual art celebration, the guests to be honored at the Concept Art Awards, how to purchase tickets, 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 author Ben Percy (The Ninth Metal, Wolverine, X-Force) regarding the upcoming release of the illustrated novella, Wereworld, through NeoText. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Percy about the creative process of working with Eisner Award-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie, Batman: The Black Mirror) to bring this story to life, the possibility of a Wereworld film, and more!

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