“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.

Fanbase Press is honored to announce that its alternate history series, Nuclear Power, has been named as a finalist for the 2022 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics. The prestigious annual award is given to an American comic book that has shown a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The prize is named in honor of Dwayne McDuffie (Static Shock, Damage Control, Justice League Unlimited, Ben 10), a creator known for writing, editing, and producing comics and animation, as well as co-founding the pioneering minority-owned-and-operated comic book company, Milestone Media, which focused on underrepresented minorities in American comics. The ceremony for the 2022 Dwayne McDuffie Award will take place virtually this year and will again be hosted by veteran voice actor Phil LaMarr.

The following is an interview with co-writer/artist Greg White and co-writer Colin Ingersol regarding the recent release of the comedic comic book series, Aliengaged, through Literati Press Comics & Novels. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with White and Ingersol about their shared creative process in bringing the story to life, why Literati Press provides the perfect home for the series, and more!

With the discovery of an Alliance portal on the derelict ship, questions have arisen about whether the monks of the monastery on Requiem are as on the level as we’ve been led to believe. Meanwhile, with Simon volunteering as hostage in order to save the people in the monastery, things seem to be going pretty south. Oh, and Owen triggered a bomb that blew up the derelict ship after he entered it…

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

Throughout 2020 and 2021, Fanbase Press' weekly Creator Forums provided comics industry professionals with an opportunity to discuss ways to cope with the changing comics landscape in light of the Coronavirus. 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 next Comics & Coffee virtual meetup on Saturday, October 22, 2022, 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.

Four-Color Heroes

Four-Color Heroes

SYNOPSIS:
Four-Color Heroes is an LGBTQ+, Upper YA graphic novel written and illustrated by Aotearoa/New Zealand-born creator Richard Fairgray (Black Sand Beach, Blastosaurus). It is a touching love story which follows two star-crossed young men who - in spite of their disparate backgrounds - find escape and one another through the pages of a comic book. The coming-of-age romance is set in a New Zealand high school prior to the passing of the Civil Union Act 2004 (which allowed same-sex couples to enter into a civil union).

In light of Fairgray’s New Zealand roots and given the Māori heritage of one of Four-Color Heroes’ protagonists, the graphic novel will be made available digitally in both English and Te Reo Māori as translated by Komako A. Silver and Alejandra Jensen (The Art of Taonga Puoro).  The graphic novel will be released in English-language print in the summer of 2023.

The Four-Color Heroes graphic novel is currently available for pre-order.  Pre-orders made by May 1, 2023, will receive a discounted price of $19.99 and an exclusive print illustrated and signed by creator Richard Fairgray.


  


CREATOR
Written and Illustrated by: Richard Fairgray (Black Sand Beach, Blastosaurus)

Genres: LGBTQ+, Upper YA, Romance, Comics, Superheroes
Audience: 16 and up
Printed Trade Paperback Price: $19.99 (pre-order discount) / $24.99 (retail cost)

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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 Jerry Bennett and Charles J. Martin regarding the recent return of the comic book series, Glamorella's Daughter, through Literati Press Comics & Novels. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Bennett and Martin about their shared creative process in returning to the story's world and characters, what they hope that readers will take away from the story, and more!

Earlier this year, Eisner Award-nominated publisher Fanbase Press launched its first foray into Graphic Medicine with Ripple Effects, a five-issue comic book series which explores life as a superhero with an invisible illness.  The series was inspired by creator Jordan Hart's lived experience with an invisible and incurable blood-clotting disease called thrombophilia.  As October 13th is World Thrombosis Day, Hart and the team at Fanbase Press wish to join physicians, educators, advocates, patients, and their loved ones in raising awareness for thrombosis, including its causes, risk factors, signs/symptoms, and evidence-based prevention and treatment. 

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