Comic creator origin stories come in all shapes and sizes. In the case of Katana Collins, we have someone with early interests in prose fiction and stage acting who later established a flourishing career as a romance novelist. But comics were always there, waiting — and now Katana’s steadily growing resume in that medium is about to get even longer.

Award-winning publisher Fanbase Press is thrilled to make its return to the Latinx Comic Arts Festival (LCAF), alongside a number of other talented independent creators and artist from across the US! Taking place on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Modesto Junior College's West Campus in Modesto, CA, the event is the Central Valley’s celebration of Latinx creators and friends. This FREE comics convention features cartoonists, writers, artists, animators, storyboard artists, and more. Even better, it’s an ALL-AGES, FAMILY FRIENDLY event open to the community! Each day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., we will be meeting fans at the Fanbase Press booth, where you can purchase all of our comics and graphic novels, including the 2022 International Latino Book Awards winner Nuclear Power!

The following is an interview with writer Nancy Stohlman regarding the upcoming release of the flash novel, After the Rapture, through Mason Jar Press. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Stohlman about the creative process of bringing this book to life *prior to* the COVID-19 pandemic, what she hopes that readers may take away from the story, and more!

In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.

Since March of 2020, Fanbase Press' weekly Comics & Coffee Zoom sessions have provided comics industry professionals with an opportunity to discuss ways to cope with the changing comics landscape in light of the global pandemic. 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 in the same manner 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 weekly Comics & Coffee virtual meetup on Saturday, March 11, 2023, 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.

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 Joanne Starer regarding the upcoming release of the comic book series, The Gimmick, through AHOY Comics. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Starer about the shared creative process of bringing this series to life, how her background in wrestling has inspired the story, and more!

Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.

This Week: Magnum P.I./Murder, She Wrote's "Novel Connection" & "Magnum on Ice"

Tread Perilously finally delivers the long-promised month of crossovers, starting with the Magnum P.I./Murder, She Wrote event -- "Novel Connection" & "Magnum on Ice."

“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.

The following is an interview with S. T. Blake regarding the upcoming release of the novel, Transformer Kit.  In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Blake about the creative process of bringing the story and characters to life, how readers may connect with the story, and more!

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