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Fanbase Press has one of the great unheralded stories of the comic-book publishing world. Run by Los Angeles-based husband-and-wife team Bryant and Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press has been putting out top-notch content for the past several years. The company’s first two titles, Identity Thief and Something Animal, were both painterly explorations of dark psychosis. Since those releases, they’ve steadfastly sought out new works by talented writers and illustrators, with impressive results.
Since the dawn of time, a secret war has been waged between penguins and possums, each determined to annihilate the other. While they’ve kept their battle confined to the shadows throughout the millennia, the secret is finally out, with the human race stuck in the middle. Which side will you choose?
A detective with no memory, no identity and no manners. A femme fatale seeking escape from a powerful crime lord. A voodoo queen with a penchant for mixtapes and hi-tops. A goat-eating TV… Welcome to Dedande City, where good people check under their beds at night and reality is never quite what it seems.
One of the television mediums that I truly miss from the late 90s and early 2000s are the anthology series that would include three to four short stories in one hour. Shows like Tales from the Crypt or Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, their episodes gave you a quick glimpse into someone’s world or story that added an eerie shock or surprising twist. I loved the horror or sci-fi elements of these shows and, unfortunately, it’s not a genre that we see too often today. Fortunately for me, Love Hurts by Kim W. Andersson has managed to temporarily fill that void with his delightfully shocking series of short comics all centered on the titular theme of love, and the horrifying things we do because or in spite of it.