Available for Sale (Small Press Table O-03)
Fans in attendance will have a chance to stop by the Fanbase Press booth to pick up copies of the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Quince, the multiple award-winning Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover, the 2022 IPPY Award-winning Nuclear Power trade paperback by co-writers Desirée Proctor and Erica Harrell (Marvel's Voices: Comunidades, Deadshot: Mercy) and illustrator Lynne Yoshii (Marvel's Voices: Identity), the 2014 Bram Stoker Award-nominated Fearworms: Selected Poems, The Sequels, A Geek's Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, The Margins, The Gamma Gals, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, and Penguins vs. Possums.
Fanbase Press' creator signing schedule may be found below.
The Fanbase Press team recently announced their 2022 SDCC exclusive: a limited edition copy of Ripple Effects #1 to celebrate the new graphic medicine series! Ripple Effects is a five-issue comic book series which explores life as a superhero with an invisible disability and features an "Unseen Ripples" essay series written by individuals with invisible disabilities who relate Ripple Effects' events to their own lived experience. Series creator/writer/colorist Jordan Hart and cover artist Justin C. Harder (CLAUS Studios) will be on hand at the Fanbase Press booth (Table O-03) throughout the week to sign copies of the SDCC exclusive!
Fanbase Press' Programming
Fanbase Press and its staff and creators will be hosting a number of thought-provoking panels throughout the week. Below is the schedule of panels throughout the week of SDCC:
1:00 p.m.: Comics Catalog Curation for Adults — Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel - including Matthew Noe (librarian, Harvard Medical School), Moni Barrette (director of Collection Development & Publisher Relations, Library Pass), Jordan Hart (writer, Ripple Effects), and Jameson Rohrer (judge, 2022 Eisner Awards) - will feature librarians, comics distributors, and comics creators discussing what they consider when curating a comics catalog for adult readers. Topics to be discussed will include avenues for finding both mainstream and independent titles, how to curate and inclusive catalog in terms of creators, characters, and stories, how to navigate challenging themes and content, and more. San Diego Central Library, Helen Price Reading Room
2:00 p.m.: Forging New Pathways for Comics in Academia — More than ever before, comic books are making their way into classrooms at all educational levels, providing opportunities for readers and educators alike to analyze, learn from, and inspire through sequential art. Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel - including Dr. Theresa Rojas (founding director, The Latinx Comic Arts Festival), Amber Padilla (artist, The Secret Garden on 81st Street), and Katlin Marisol Sweeney-Romero (PhD candidate in English, The Ohio State University) - will discuss the various applications of print and digital comics from an academic perspective and the new pathways that are being forged across mediums in the 21st century. San Diego Central Library, Helen Price Reading Room
5:00 p.m.: The State of Comics Journalism: Newsletters and TikTok and Blogs, Oh My! - The world of writing about comics is changing yet again, with new ventures appearing, old formats arising again, and all new ones finding innovative ways to talk about comics, from Substack to TikTok and back. Heidi MacDonald (The Beat) joins Chris Arrant (PopVerse), Graeme McMillan (Comics, FYI), Joelle Monique (IHeartRadio), Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press), and others for their annual discussion of the state of comics journalism. Room 23ABC
11:00 a.m.: The New Face of Jewish Comics - The portrayal of Jews in comics and Jewish people making comics has grown and changed immensely from titles involving Nazis or neurotic New Yorker stereotypes. This panel profiles the best and brighest up-and-coming Jewish talent and titles, moderated by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press). Room: 28DE
5:30 p.m.: Creator’s Guide to Indie Comics - Prolific independent comic creators David Booher (writer, Canto), Matt Hawkins (president/COO, Top Cow), Blake Northcott (writer, Everglade Angels), Charlie Stickney (co-publisher, Scout Comics), 2022 Eisner nominee David F. Walker (writer, Bitter Root), and 2022 Eisner nominee Barbra Dillon (editor, Fanbase Press) discuss breaking in, staying in, and everything in between. Moderated by Terry Mayo (writer, The Wicked Righteous). Room: 26AB
1:00 p.m.: Comicspocalypse: Why Dystopia Sells in Comics — Even in the face of extraordinarily challenging times, audience interest in dystopian fiction is still at an all-time high throughout entertainment mediums. Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel - including David Pepose (writer, Savage Avengers), David M. Booher (writer, Canto), Desirée Proctor (co-writer, Nuclear Power), and Erica Harrell (co-writer, Nuclear Power) - will discuss why dystopian stories remain so popular in comics, and what we can learn from stories which feature characters and/or societies that are beset by great injustices. Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Fanbase Press' Creator Signing Schedule
Wednesday, July 20, through Sunday, July 24
- Writer Bryant Dillon (Something Animal, Identity Thief)
Thursday, July 21
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Jordan Hart (creator/writer/colorist, Ripple Effects)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Dr. Theresa Rojas ("Unseen Ripples" essay writer, Ripple Effects)
Friday, July 22
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Bobby Timony (artist, The Sequels)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Jordan Hart (creator/writer/colorist, Ripple Effects) and Justin C. Harder (cover artist, Ripple Effects)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Dr. Theresa Rojas ("Unseen Ripples" essay writer, Ripple Effects)
Saturday, July 23
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Desirée Proctor (co-writer, Nuclear Power)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Jordan Hart (creator/writer/colorist, Ripple Effects)
Sunday, July 24
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Dr. Drea Letamendi and Brian Ward (co-hosts, The Arkham Sessions podcast)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Desirée Proctor and Erica Harrell (co-writers, Nuclear Power)
Fanbase Press' Convention CoverageFanbase Press' staff will be conducting interviews and covering panels and events throughout the weekend. Be sure to follow Fanbase Press’ Facebook, Twitter (@Fanbase_Press), and Instagram (@fanbasepress) with the hashtag #FPSDCC to stay up to date on our SDCC and Eisner Awards updates!
Other Exhibitors to SeeSan Diego Comic-Con is a BIG event with LOTS of talents creators sharing their projects and work with fans. At Fanbase Press, we encourage you to check out the following talented creators as you make your way through the convention floor:
- Creator Don Nguyen will be in Artist Alley at table HH-03. Customers purchasing a $20+ commissions will get a free BLM Skullfist pin. Don will also be a part of the following panels: Real or Fake (Thur.), Creators Assemble! Community Camaraderie - A Networking Opportunity (Fri.), Unnecessary Debates (Sat.), and Mobile Workspace (Sun.).
- Writer Neo Edmund will be at the Storm King Productions Booth 2020, promoting the latest edition of The Grimms Town Terror Tales. Neo will also be moderating the Writing Tales of Horror and Suspense panel on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Room 24ABC.
- Writers/artists Matt and John Yuan will be at booth 2001 with 1First Comics! They will have some metal covers (Love Town #1, Inspector Oh #1, and Serving Supes #1), as well as a limited print run of the brand new standalone story - Love Town Special #1.
- Publisher Wannabe Press and writer Russell Nohelty will be at table K-03 with artist Kelsi Jo Silva.
- Creator Nicholas Doan and Monster Elementary will be in Small Press at table Q-05!
- Writer Madeleine Holly-Rosing and the Boston Metaphysical Society Comic will be back at SDCC in Small Press L-03. Come check out their graphic novels, and their first-ever audio drama, The Ghost Ship, will be available on a CD!
- Artist Livio Ramondelli (IDW's Transformers) will be in Artist Alley table HH-19 all days of the show. And, commissions are open! To submit a commission, contact LivioRamondelliArt (at) yahoo (dot) com.
- Naming Your Little Geek, the ultimate guide for geeks to name anything, will be in the Small Press area at N-13. Whether you're naming kids, pets, computers, Wi-Fi networks, RPG characters, cars, plants, swords, characters in your stories or art, or anything else you can think of, this is the perfect book for you. It has almost 1,200 entries that cover the origins and meanings of names, as well as all of the characters that have had them in geeky films, TV shows, novels, video games, and RPGs, referencing more than 4,400 characters from over 1,800 unique sources!