The following is an interview with Eisner Award-winning comics creator Marco Lopez regarding the recent launch of a Zoop crowdfunding campaign for the comic book, The Nightcrawlers, in association with publisher ABLAZE. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Lopez about his creative process in working with artist Rachel Distler to bring the story and characters to life, the great backer rewards available to supporters of the campaign, and more!
I decided to catch up on my Kickstarter reading this week. I had supported and read the first issue of Duplicant a while ago and really enjoyed it, but I hadn’t had the chance to get to the other four. Lucky for me, Karla Nappi’s current Kickstarter for issue #5 reminded me to go read it. But let’s start with issue #2.
Art is a complicated thing, especially when it comes to creating the next great masterpiece; however, that’s what Ace Kenyatta has been tasked with doing in the zone of Possibility, an infinite ocean of the influence of American culture and great works - lost to time. In order to continue their way into the next zone and to further their walk on the spiral of this shielded America, the team is counting on Ace to use his knowledge of Americana and the history of this new version of it to continue the legacy of American influence of the world through artistic works. As Ace works his creativity to get them along the path, another option is brought into play from someone who will either be an unlikely ally or a difficult enemy.
In yet another unprecedented year, deciding on gifts for friends and family is likely to be the last thing on your mind this holiday season. In order to help those who have been hardest hit by the pandemic, this year Fanbase Press is focusing ONLY on the must-play tabletop games recommendations which may be purchased from small businesses and independent creators. Games make great gifts for the geeks in your life, especially for the holidays where the requisite number of players is usually right around the corner.
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.
The following is an interview with Sal Abbinanti regarding the recent Kickstarter campaign launch for Atomika: God Is Red Omnibus Edition. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Abbinanti about the revisiting the world and characters more than 15 years after its inception, the great backer rewards available to supporters of the campaign, and more!
The following is an interview with writer and editor Eric J. Guignard regarding the recent release of the illustrated short story collection, Professor Charlatan Bardot’s Travel Anthology to the Most (Fictional) Haunted Buildings in the Weird, Wild World. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Guignard about the creative process of bringing the world and characters to life, his upcoming projects, and more!
Throughout 2020, 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 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, November 13, 2021, 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 Blake McCarthy regarding the release of the comic book series, Territory. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with McCarthy about the creative process of bringing the world and characters to life, the currently running Kickstarter campaign for Issue #2, and more!