The following is an interview with writer Joshua Viola (founder, Hex Publishers) regarding the recent release of the six-part comic book series, Unioverse: Reyu, from Hex Publishers and Random Games. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Viola about his shared creative process with co-writer Angie Hodapp in bringing the much-loved video game to the sequential art medium, what seasoned Unioverse fans and new readers may take away from the stories, and more!
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, May 13, 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.
The following is an interview with author Hannah Dolby regarding the upcoming release of the novel, No Life for a Lady, from publisher Head of Zeus. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Dolby about her creative process in bringing the story and characters to life, what she hopes that readers may take away from the story, and more!
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)!
A tale supposedly set in the continuity of the TV show, this chronicles Spike’s attempt at clawing back the last remaining copy of his poetry journals and the resulting road trip that takes "hot mess" to a whole new level. Think Buffy meets just about every family road trip movie out there, where grievances are aired, glares exchanged, lessons learned, etc.
What is it? In a nutshell, it’s a love letter to martial arts flicks and Chosen One narratives. If you like stories about an unwitting rascal who learns that he’s inherited the weighty responsibility of saving the world, you’ll like this. Think if Han Solo and Luke Skywalker had traded places instead. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, and while the story seems awfully familiar at times, sometimes, it’s just nice to see a tale executed well, without taking itself more seriously than needed.
“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 Sage Coffey regarding the recent launch of the independent crowdfunding campaign for the graphic novel, Wine Ghost Goes to Hell, in association with Iron Circus Comics. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Coffey about the how their work in video games and newspaper print media translates to the sequential art medium, what makes Iron Circus the perfect home for this story, and more!
Prospera seems like a perfect world with its comfortable lifestyles, white-collar jobs, and lack of death, at least in the most common sense. Once the monitor implanted in each citizen’s arm falls to a certain level, they are gently shepherded to the Nursery by a ferryman to be reset into a childlike state and eventually returned to Prospera as a ward of adult members of the community; however, the Support Staff that take care of the menial jobs on Prospera live ordinary human lives with aging, illness, and suffering, while resentful towards the idyllic Prosperan community is growing rapidly. Whispers of a rebel group known as the Arrivalists spread, and an unsuspecting ferryman called Proctor Bennett will be sucked into the heart of the conspiracy when his father’s retirement doesn’t go as planned.
The following is an interview with author Rebecca Yarros regarding the upcoming release of the New Adult fantasy novel, Fourth Wing, from Red Tower Books. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Yarros about her creative process in bringing the story and characters to life, what she hopes that readers may take away from the story, and more!