As the end of 2021 draws near, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors wanted to take a look back at the year's media from our very own geeky perspectives. Much like our readers and fans, one way we view and connect with the world around us is through the stories, characters, and heroes that we enjoy or look up to, and it’s always interesting to hear other’s opinions when it comes to their favorites of the year. After much consideration, below are a number of moments, stories, creators, and fandoms that we here at Fanbase Press believe were worth highlighting.
As the end of 2021 draws near, we at Fanbase Press want to thank our talented and hard-working staff and contributors and reflect on their accomplishments and the great geeky online content produced over the course of the last year. As a geek culture website, Fanbase Press produces daily reviews, interviews, editorials, and more that span the pop culture spectrum and give voice to the themes, ideals, and people that make geekdom so exceptional. Below, readers will find the Fanbase Press written content that was most most popular with our fans and readers over the course of 2021.
As the end of 2021 draws near, we at Fanbase Press want to thank the talented and hard-working individuals who host, edit, and create the various podcasts available as part of the Fanbase Press Podcast Network. Running the gamut from humorous and snarky to serious and sincere, the podcasts hosted at Fanbase Press celebrate fandoms in their own unique fashion. Below, readers will find the Fanbase Press podcast episodes that were most popular with our fans and listeners over the course of 2021.
As part of our interview series, I ask each creator to step into the role of fan and talk about which comics they admire, that spark their own creativity, and that they recommend to others. Below are the picks from our 2021 guest lineup, a wide sampling of works from different genres and time periods as varied as the people naming them. – Kevin Sharp
After a fairly tense last issue, we had Mal coming to terms with his grief and PTSD with Inara by his side, while the rest of the Serenity crew along with the Earthers and Workers had kind of come to a new arrangement.
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, January 1, 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.
The following is an interview with Sean Fahey regarding the upcoming release of the comic book, The River of Blood. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Fahey about the shared creative process of bringing the story to life with Carlos Trigo and Jok, the recently launched Kickstarter campaign, how the story may resonate with readers, and more!
The following is an interview with Flip Knox and Chris Theobald regarding the recent release of the graphic novel, Liar. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Knox and Theobald about the creative process of bringing the story to life, its connection to the SEPCA Foundation, how the story may resonate with readers, and more!
The following is an interview with Joelle Sellner regarding the recent release of the graphic novel, Werewoofs, through New Paradigm Studios. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Sellner about the creative process of working with artist Val Wise, letterer Ed Dukeshire, and editor Steenz, how the story may resonate with readers, and more!