Fanbase Press Reimagines ‘80s Nostalgia in ‘The Sequels’
The Two Gay Geeks received the Press Release below from our good friend, Barbra Dillon at Fanbase Press.
Fanbase Press has a new lineup of Comics they will be publishing and we couldn’t be more excited for them. They continue to grow and make waves in the publishing arena.
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Fanbase Press celebrates fandoms and creates new ones! As a comic book publisher and geek culture website, Fanbase Press produces new and distinctive works, as well as daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts, that span the pop culture spectrum and give voice to the themes, ideals, and people that make geekdom so exceptional. www.fanbasepress.com
We look forward to seeing this series in print, the artwork looks amazing.
Look for an interview with the creatives of this series soon on TG Geeks Webcast.
FANBASE PRESS REIMAGINES ‘80s NOSTALGIA IN ‘THE SEQUELS’
LOS ANGELES, CA – Fanbase Press is excited to announce the new-est addition to its publishing slate with The Sequels, a four-issue, creator-owned comic book series written by Norm Harper (Eisner Award-nominated Rikki, The Naughty List) illustrated by Val Halvorson and Harvey Award-nominated Bobby Timony (The Night Owls, The Simpsons), colored/flatted by Deanna Poppe, lettered by Oceano Ransford (A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch, Eisner Award-nominated Rikki), and featuring cover art by Don Aguillo (Rise, Winter, Isugid Pinoy!).
In the height of 1980s nostalgia, The Sequels dares to question whether our grasp on the past is endangering our future:
Remember the ‘80s? Avery, Gwen, Russell, and Dakota will never forget. As children, they each experienced unique adventures . . . saving the life of a sentient robot, partying with an intergalactic alien, battling the likes of vampires and werewolves, and defeating a nightmarish monster to protect imagination itself. Now, 30 years later, they’re direc-tionless adults, still obsessed with their pasts. When a mysterious figure brings the group together to cope with their experiences, will they be prepared to live out the “sequels” to their childhood adventures?
The series juxtaposes its modern-day characters with their ‘80s selves, as depicted by art-ists Halvorson and Timony, respectively.
“The Sequels was such a fun project, because I got to bask in the nostalgia of the kinds of stories I grew up loving,” says series creator/writer Harper. “But, in addition to paying homage, we’re also uniting these different adventures into the same universe, and that forced me to look at them differently. It was like digging a favorite old toy out of your closet and discovering it has some hidden action feature you never knew about.”
Issues #1-4 of the comic book series will be released digitally through ComiXology start-ing in February 2019. In addition, the series will be collected into a printed trade paper-back that will be released in July 2019. The Sequels trade paperback is currently availa-ble for pre-order through the Fanbase Press website (www.fanbasepress.com). Pre-orders made by May 1, 2019, will receive an exclusive set of prints (representing each of the four covers) illustrated by Don Aguillo and signed by the entire creative team.
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Founded in 2010, Fanbase Press celebrates fandoms and creates new ones! As a comic book publisher and geek culture website, Fanbase Press produces new and distinctive works, as well as daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts, that span the pop culture spec-trum and give voice to the themes, ideals, and people that make geekdom so exceptional.
Fanbase Press’ previous titles – including the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Quince, the 2014 Bram Stoker Award-nominated Fearworms: Selected Poems, A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, The Margins, Hero Hotel, The Gamma Gals, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, and Penguins vs. Possums – are available online at www.fanbasepress.com and on Amazon, as well as digitally through ComiXology.
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