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Crafts & Collectibles

Crafts & Collectibles

The following is an interview with Jessica Johnston, founder of Papergirl Press and creator of The Pushpin, a recently launched curated website of collectible, high-quality giclée prints for sale by acclaimed graphic novel artists — including Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant), Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird), Michael Cho (Shoplifter), Valentine De Landro (Bitch Planet) and Jeff Lemire (Royal City) — and acclaimed editorial illustrators Julia Breckenreid, Dani Crosby, ​Chloe Cushman, Jay Dart (as his alter-ego Granduncle Jiggs), Sarah Lazarovic, and Christian Northeast. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Johnson about her inspiration for launching The Pushpin, how her previous career in journalism prepared her for the venture, what she hopes that visitors will take away from the website, and more!

At Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic-Con 2016, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany talks with Morgan Andersen, Marketing Project Manager of Ozobot Evo, about the capabilities of the "smart and social" robot, the company's team-up with Marvel Comics, and more.

The following is an interview with Lauren Rock, owner of Boonzy Arts Candles, who launched an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign last year for the "Wheel of Flame" Candle Set. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Rock about how the premise of her new Kickstarter campaign, why the Coins of the Forge candles are perfect for gamers and candler lovers alike, the incredible backer rewards available, and more!

Welcome to Five Questions, a sometimes fun, sometimes irreverent, always informative look at the people – and companies – that make geek culture run. Every month, we will talk to cool people and do our best to learn more about them, while seeing how they do with off-kilter questions.

This month, we are getting to know Mark Robben, the Director of Marketing for Funko, one of the fastest growing collectible companies in the industry. Founded in 1998 as a bobblehead producer, the company began taking off in 2005, when new owners took aim at licenses both known and obscure, creating a product base as diverse as the television dial, comic rack, and movie screen.

The following is an interview with Nicole Stevenson, co-founder (with Delilah Snell) of the educational crafting organization, Dear Handmade Life. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Stevenson about the impetus for the organization, Dear Handmade Life's featured crafting events each year, and her advice for how to start your own crafting business!

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