Fanbase Press Plumbs the Depth of Creativity in THE MARGINS

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Fanbase Press Plumbs the Depth of Creativity in THE MARGINS


Comic’s publisher Fanbase Press (previously Fanboy Comics) has time and again brought great and diverse stories to market throughout the comic book medium.  From horror and psychological books Identity Thief & Something Animal; a look at Angels and Demons with The Arcs, inter-species war with Penguins vs Possums, Robert Payne Cabeen’s horror poetry anthology Fearworms, and a variety of all ages comic series: Hero Hotel, The Gamma Gals, and the 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity nominee, Quince.


            Now with their latest publication, Co-writers David Accampo & Paul Montgomery along with illustrator Amanda Donahue will probe the depths of creativity and its relation to ones self, to ones self-expression as well its way for one to potentially find themselves walled off from the world.

            Sound a little Meta?  Oh absolutely, and as the press release below explains the gist of the new book, it’s clear that comic is the ideal medium for one of this nature.  Check out the official press release, and then head on over to Fanbase Press to pre-order your copy


LOS ANGELES, CA – February 26, 2018 – Fanbase Press is excited to announce the newest addition to its publishing slate with The Margins, an original, creator-owned graphic novel co-written by David Accampo (Lost Angels, DC’s New Talent Showcase 2017) and Paul Montgomery (Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery, and illustrated by Amanda Donahue.  Examining creativity’s dual nature in providing a healthy outlet for self-expression as well as a mechanism for avoidance, the graphic novel explores the excitement of an artist unlocking their imagination and the dire consequences of getting lost . . . in 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.

“The Margins is an amazingly original and insightful look into the creative process,” says Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon.  “David, Paul, and Amanda do an incredible job of exploring the motivations that can cause a creator get lost within their own imagination, all while taking us on a thrilling and fascinating fantasy journey.”

The Margins is currently available for pre-order through the Fanbase Press website (, and the graphic novel will be released for sale on July 23, 2018.  The creative team will also provide attendees of San Diego Comic-Con 2018 with a special opportunity to purchase an advance signed copy of the book!  Pre-orders made by June 1, 2018, will receive an exclusive sketch by Amanda Donahue, as well as a digital “Tales from the Margins” companion story by David Accampo and a bookplate signed by the entire creative team.

Founded in 2010, Fanbase Press celebrates fandoms and creates new ones! As a comic book publisher and online community, 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.


Fanbase Press’ previous comics and graphic novels – Quince, Hero Hotel, The Gamma Gals, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and Penguins vs. Possums – are available online at and digitally through ComiXology.


For more information on The Margins, please visit or   The Margins may also be found on Facebook and Twitter, @TheMarginsComic.


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