Jeff, Maddie, and Tyler talk to Amanda Donahue and David Accampo about their book with Fanbase Press: The Margins!
In The Margins, artist Charley Keo’s new gig begins as a fun challenge to breathe new life into the forgotten pulp world of Elad – this time as a comic book. But as tendrils of this lost realm creep into her sleepy Portland neighborhood, Charley realizes that Elad is much more than the lines on a day-dreamt map, more than the sum of an old hack’s prose. Elad has its hooks in Charley, and what was once fantasy has become deadly reality for both the artist and the woman she loves.
Co-written by David Accampo (Lost Angels, DC’s New Talent Showcase 2017) and Paul Montgomery (Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery, Panels.net) and illustrated by debut artist Amanda Donahue, the graphic novel examines the dual nature of an artist’s creative process in providing a healthy outlet for self-expression, as well as an unhealthy mechanism for avoidance and isolation. At its core, The Margins serves as an allegory for the growing trend of gatekeeping and its devastating ramifications.
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About the Creators
Paul Montgomery studied Screenwriting & Playwriting at Drexel University, then spent the subsequent decade writing about comics. The Margins is his first book. He resides in Philadelphia under a great heap of dogs.
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Amanda Donahue studied animation at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and makes a living in the Los Angeles area. In addition to animation, she has worked on storyboards, character designs, and asset creation for mobile games. The Margins is her first book and venture into illustrating comics.
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Official Fanbase Press mission statement:
Founded in 2010, Fanbase Press (www.fanbasepress.com) is a comic book publisher and an online community supporting other creators and fans through daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts that span the pop culture spectrum. Fanbase Press seeks to provide an outlet for up-and-coming artists and writers with a desire to create new works and media. By facilitating in-house collaborations and providing support and empowerment, Fanbase Press hopes to enable the production of professional and marketable creator-owned works.
The company’s graphic novels, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and Penguins vs. Possums.
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