Since 1968, the United States has celebrated the history, culture, and influence of Latinx and Hispanic American citizens whose families came from Mexico, Spain, Central America, and South America. The contributions of these individuals have enriched and influenced our society and culture for generations, giving voice to myriad ideas, perspectives, experiences, and sources of imagination. In honor of Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month (taking place between September 15-October 15, 2021), Fanbase Press wishes to continue that sharing of ideas, imagination, and culture by offering a special discount for the Eisner-nominated series, Quince, and the alternate history tale of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Nuclear Power. Each series has been inspired and brought to life by Latinx and Hispanic heritage and creators,
Fanbase Press is excited to announce the newest addition to its publishing slate and its first foray into Graphic Medicine with Ripple Effects, a five-issue comic book series created, written, and colored by Jordan Hart (Terminarch, Doppelgänger, Emergence), illustrated by Bruno Chiroleu (El Borde, Mara and Samu), flatted by Shane Kadlecik, lettered by Oceano Ransford (Eisner Award-nominated Rikki, The Sequels, Haphaven), and featuring cover art by Justin C. Harder (CLAUS Studios).
Fanbase Press is thrilled to announce that the upcoming trade paperback for its six-issue series, Nuclear Power, will release on October 19, 2021, in recognition of the 59th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, featuring education-focused bonus content, including a foreword by Dr. Katie Monnin (writer - Teaching Graphic Novels, Diamond Bookshelf's "Katie's Korner") and a study guide by Dr. Stephen J.C. Andes (Associate Professor of History - Louisiana State University / writer - Zorro's Shadow). Nuclear Power is a darkly poignant alternate history of the Cuban Missile Crisis written by Desirée Proctor & Erica Harrell (Deadshot: Mercy, 2017 DC Comics New Talent Workshop) and illustrated by Lynne Yoshii (DC's Gotham Garage, 2017 DC Comics New Talent Workshop). Furthering the series' efforts to stress the tenets of democratic society, demand equity for its citizens, and encourage healthy and informed civic participation, the foreword and study guide serve to complement the important and timely themes of Nuclear Power. The bonus content will also offer readers, educators, and librarians the opportunity to utilize the collected Nuclear Power trade paperback as an educational resource for examining challenging topics like disinformation and xenophobia, providing opportunities for greater discussion and understanding.
While in-person conventions are still on the horizon, Fanbase Press is bringing the excitement of conventions to YOU with the announcement of its first annual (Virtual) Celebrating Fandoms Week! Taking place from Monday, July 12, through Friday, July 16, 2021, and sponsored by Blue Fox Comics, the virtual event will honor Fanbase Press' mission of "Celebrating Fandoms and Creating New Ones!" by offering FREE star-studded panels each day on everything from the Alien franchise and Batman vs. Predaor to Graphic Medicine and the repercussions of disinformation, as well as a new project announcement from Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon. Featured panelists will include Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Batman vs. Predator), Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Marvel's Alien), Barbara Randall Kesel (Alien 3, Watchmen), and many more! Throughout the virtual event, all panels and announcement will be available via Fanbase Press' official YouTube channel. Plus, as always, all of our comics, graphic novels, and other geeky merchandise will be available for sale through our Online Store and digitally on ComiXology, Comics Plus, and Hoopla for those missing the "con experience" of taking home great, new titles from the show!
Fanbase Press is thrilled to announce that Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover has been named the Gold Medal winner for the 23rd annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards in the Graphic Novels & Comics category. As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts an annual awards program each year. After more than 2,000 individual titles spread across 55 genres were submitted for consideration, the Finalists were determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners were decided by an expert team of booksellers and librarians—representing Foreword’s trade readership—from across the country.
Fanbase Press is honored to announce that Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover has been named an Honor Book by the Virginia Library Association (VLA) for the 2020 Graphic Novel Diversity Awards in the Youth category. The Graphic Novel Diversity Awards celebrate diversity captured within the pages of graphic novels. In 2020 – their sixth year offering the award – 23 publishers submitted 62 titles in two categories: Adult and Youth.
Award-winning comics publisher Fanbase Press is getting ready for summer reading fun with digital streaming platform Comics Plus and non-proft organization Creators, Assemble! To help young readers continue their engagement with books throughout the summer, Creators, Assemble! has crafted a Summer Reading Guide featuring engaging Animal Adventures comics that explore the animal kingdom from a variety of perspectives like Fanbase Press' Penguins vs. Possums, The Octonauts, Super Pets, Red Dog, and many more. The free guide includes age-appropriate recommendations for Children, Kids, Teens, Young Adults, and Adults that you can use as a physical or digital flyer; plus, a reading challenge and four activity guides from our partners at Creators Assemble!
Fanbase Press is excited to announce that its fantasy, sci-fi, and horror comics, graphic novels, and books will now be available to schools and libraries through LibraryPass' Comics Plus streaming platform. LibraryPass curates high-interest, immersive digital content that helps K-12, public, and academic libraries expand their reach and engagement—without breaking their materials budget. With Comics Plus, students and library patrons can read more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga—including popular titles from publishers like Fanbase Press, Archie Comics, Andrews McMeel, BOOM Studios, Capstone, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Tokyopop, Valiant, and many more. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading, with unlimited, simultaneous checkout to maximize circulation through book clubs, reading programs, makerspace activities, and other engaging initiatives.
Fanbase Press is excited to announce that its flagship podcast, The Fanbase Weekly, will soon launch Through the Ring: A Focus on The Expanse TV Series, a podcast mini-series hosted by the POPSKL Podcasters that will provide an in-depth analysis of the hit sci-fi television series created by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (and based on James S.A. Corey’s novels of the same name). This marks the second podcast collaboration between Fanbase Press and POPSKL, following the success of their first endeavor, Dream Journal - A Focus on Neil Gaiman's The Sandman.
While in-person conventions are still on the horizon, the Fanbase Press staff is very excited to be taking part in this year's virtual WonderCon@Home 2021 festivities, alongside a host of talented creators! Taking place from March 26-27, 2021, the annual event is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all pop culture genres. Throughout the virtual event, WonderCon will returning to your living room for panels, exhibits, contests, and more via their official YouTube channel. Fanbase Press' staff, contributors, and creators will be participating in quite a few intriguing panels throughout the convention that you will not want to miss! And, all of our comics, graphic novels, and other geeky merchandise will be available for sale through our Online Store!