Saturday, October 22, 2016

Interview on Fanbase Press website: Art Theft and how to fight it

Fanbase Press was founded by Barbra Dillon and Bryant Dillon. It's a creative conglomerate that is focused on helping artists. The company has published comic books... and produced "The Katniss Chronicles"... the unofficial and unauthorized radio drama based on The Hunger Games.
Here's the Fanbase Press Mission statement from their website:

Founded in 2010, Fanbase Press (formerly Fanboy Comics) 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 ArcsFearworms: Selected Poems, and Penguins vs. Possums, are available online at

I first learned about Fanbase Press via an interview on one of my favorite podcasts: The Business of Art.

At the recent Long Beach Comic Con, I attended a panel hosted by publisher Russell Nohelty, where Barbra Dillon was one of the panelists.

After the panel, I met briefly with Barbra. We followed up via email.... which lead to this interview.... "Art Theft and how Indie Creators can protect themselves"  This reinforces some favorite themes here on the blog about protecting your IP ... creating original work... and connecting fans with your art and brand.

Previous posts here on the blog about art theft issues:

Indie Artist Lili Chin Files Lawsuit

Combat Art Theft

Art Theft Editorial on

Copyright Info for Artists

Fan Art -- Playground or Mine Field

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