“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.

Another day, another adventure stuck in an RPG hellscape for our merry traveling party. Though split, things in Die are getting more and more complex as the group attempts to find a way to exit the world for the second time. Well, most of them are attempting to find a way out at least. With Ash and Izzy fighting for the fate of Angria, the rest of the party is doing kind of the opposite, looking to end Ash's reign on the throne. It's during this that we find the ultimate motivation for the world of Die: what brought these five adventurers (and Sol, who remained inside) back to this world. This series continues to really push the pace, adding more and more complications to the world, its players, and the NPCs that inhabit the game.

The following is an interview with Mark Russell and Richard Pace regarding the release of the second story arc of Second Coming from AHOY Comics. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Russell and Pace about the creative process of returning to the world and characters of the series, the impact that the story may have with readers, and more!

The world of Barbalien from the Black Hammer series is a treacherous one, and I’m not talking about the hostile planet of Mars where Barbalien’s warrior alien race is from. I’m talking about Earth, circa the 1980s when being gay was a death sentence to many.

With a plan set in motion, the whole crew gears up for some Big Damn Hero-ing while trying not to kill millions while they’re at it. If they succeed, they would take down all of the robo-cops wearing Mal’s face. If they fail… well, there are so many ways for things to go belly-up, ain’t there?

Quick recap: In trying to figure out Mary/Elaine/Nimue’s MO, the gang ends up in a pub filled with some neo-Nazi types. Before the “England for the English” crowd did any permanent damage to our intrepid hero, they’re interrupted by yet another story: the titular Green Knight from “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.”

As the impact of the Coronavirus continues to reverberate throughout the comic book industry and our society as a whole, we at Fanbase Press would like to provide an opportunity for all comics industry professionals to join together in solidarity. On Saturday, December 19, at 10 a.m./PT, Fanbase Press will host its weekly Creator Forum: Group Discussion, an hour-long, informal discussion about the positive ways to cope with the changing comics landscape. Taking place via the Zoom platform (video and audio), the Creator Forum will be free to join and limited to the first 100 attendees to RSVP. The previous Group Discussions have been a great success, with creators, publishers, media professionals, and educators from across the comics medium discussing new and positive ideas. We hope that this discussion will provide an opportunity to re-connect with colleagues, to find new resources and information, and to build hope in collaborating with other comics creators.

It’s been quite the season for The Mandalorian, and, according to yesterday’s massive amount of LucasFilm announcements, this is just the start in the next chapter of Star Wars. While this week’s episode, titled “The Believer” and written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa (Dope, Confirmation), doesn’t have the internet-destroying reveals present in the last few episodes of the series, it has some of the most intense action sequences featured in the show so far and dives deep down into the dark heart of those who served the Galactic Empire.

The following is an interview with Preston Allen regarding the release of the novel, The Coven's Son. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Allen about the creative process of bringing the story to life, the impact that the story and characters may have with readers, and more!

The following is an interview with Bradley Golden regarding the upcoming slate of Second Sight Publishing's 2021 comic book titles.  In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Golden about the creative process of bringing the stories to life, what defines a Second Sight Publishing title, and more!

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