The following is an interview with author Rachel Beck regarding the upcoming release of her latest book, User Error, as part of The Glitch Logs series. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Beck about the inspiration behind the story, the creative process in continuing the narrative as part of a larger series, what she hope that readers will take away from the book, and more!

“Fundamental Comics,” a monthly editorial series that introduces readers to comics, graphic novels, and manga that have been impactful to the sequential art medium and the comic book industry on a foundational level.  Each month, a new essay will examine a familiar or less-known title through an in-depth analysis, exploring the history of the title, significant themes, and context for the title’s popularity since it was first released.

“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.

James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’edera’s Something Is Killing the Children is wicked, wonderful fun. After setting up chess pieces and moving them strategically for the last four issues, the first climatic battle is taking place in issue 5.  From everything the first four issues set up, it’s everything you would hope it to be.

I’m honestly not sure what to do with the information that has been presented in the penultimate issue of the phenomenal sci-fi adventure series, The Weatherman.

It's been about a year and a half since the last release of Sex Criminals. Those who know the series are well aware of the ridiculous and somehow also very heartwarming tale of Jon and Suze, two people who are very flawed but have found love and a shared ability to stop time when they reach sexual climax. This premise, as bizarre as it is, has proven to have major staying power in being both relatable and hilarious. Many people in relationships have dealt with what Jon and Suze have: the fights, breaking up and getting back together, using your sexual time-stopping powers to rob banks, getting chased and attacked by the time-sex police . . . all the usual relationship quirks.

Quick recap: With no good options left to them, Grix and the Sundog crew made the decision to steal back their ship. Easier said than done?

With Fanbase Press’ #StoriesMatter initiative, the staff is being challenged to look more deeply at the stories we consume to examine how they affect us personally and to pinpoint their relevance in the grander scheme of things, because, ultimately, stories do matter, and comic books continue to herald some of the best stories we have today.

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)!

Coming from the mind and talent of writer/artist Livio Ramondelli (The Transformers: Robots in Disguise, The Tansformers: More than Meets the Eye), IDW’s The Kill Lock tells an intriguing and imaginative story about four robotic beings sentenced to death and bound to one another by their unfortunate shared fate. The second issue of the original series dropped in comic book shops this week, expanding on the incredible first issue, touching on themes of capital punishment, racism, and class structure, and adding additional layers to an already fascinating story.

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