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Off Panel: A Comics Interview Podcast

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A weekly comics interview show hosted by David Harper of SKTCHD.com that gets the story behind the stories and creators we love, as well as the broader comic book industry. Patreon: Patreon.com/OffPanel Twitter: @slicedfriedgold Email: david@skt...Show More
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1:16:59 | Jun 17th

Jacob Sareli, the co-owner of Israel's comic shop, Comikaza, joins the podcast to discuss his comic store owner origins, what's working for his store, the differences between his shop and American ones, and more.

1:22:18 | Jun 10th

Artist Michael Walsh joins to discuss his career and work through the prism of two tweets, as well as his upcoming mini-series with writer Jeff Lemire, Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice!
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1:30:05 | Jun 3rd

Adrian and Damian Wassel, the CCO & Editor-in-Chief and CEO & Publisher of Vault Comics respectively, join the podcast to discuss what Vault's all about, how they approach comics and the industry, and a whole lot more.

1:29:58 | May 27th

Andrea Demonakos joins the podcast to talk about comic creator merchandising, the evolution of cons, and more as we discuss White Squirrel, her company that's designed to help artists sell their products online.

2:08:45 | May 20th

Artist Jen Bartel joins Off Panel for a special edition podcast, as Bartel discusses the ins and outs of getting started as a comic book artist and everything that goes into it.

1:35:04 | May 13th

Writer Robbie Thompson joins the podcast for a talk about his Marvel mini-series Meet the Skrulls, shipping and fandom, his decision to write on comics on top of TV work, and more.

1:18:23 | May 6th

Jody Leheup, the writer of The Weatherman and Shirtless Bear Fighter, joins the podcast to discuss his storyteller roots, his time at Marvel editorial, and then we dive deep into The Weatherman's past, present and future.

1:59:35 | Apr 25th

Andy Schmidt, a former Marvel editor and the guy behind Comics Experience, joins the show for a power rankings episode all about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Note: This was recorded well before the release of Avengers: Endgame, so no spoilers ar...Show More

1:12:14 | Apr 22nd

Writer Vita Ayala discusses their work, the importance of representation, comic book origins, and more.
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0:00 | Apr 15th

Friend of the show Brandon Burpee returns for a look back on the past 10 years in comics in Off Panel's 200th episode.

2:34:40 | Apr 15th

Friend of the show Brandon Burpee returns for a look back on the past 10 years in comics in Off Panel's 200th episode.

1:08:13 | Apr 8th

Cartoonist Lucy Knisley joins the show to discuss the appeal of autobiocomics, the expansion of the comic market, her latest graphic novel Kid Gloves, and more.

1:06:44 | Apr 1st

Writer Matthew Rosenberg joins to talk about his path to comics, his approach to writing and the experience of writing the X-Men.

42:46 | Mar 27th

Writer Jim Zub joins the show from Emerald City Comic Con for a chat about his freshly announced and released ComiXology Originals series, Stone Star.

39:52 | Mar 25th

Artist Jamie McKelvie joins the show to discuss his art and The Wicked + The Divine's approaching end in an episode recorded at Emerald City Comic Con.

1:09:40 | Mar 18th

Cartoonist Eric Powell joins the show to discuss the return of The Goon, its 20th anniversary and his art.

1:25:13 | Mar 11th

BOOM! Studios' President of Publishing and Marketing, Filip Sablik, joins the show to discuss BOOM!'s approach to comics, what's working for them, their bold approach on Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora's Once and Future, and more.

1:02:34 | Mar 4th

Writer Garth Ennis joins the podcast to discuss his love of war stories, how he writes and more through the prism of his new TKO Studios series, Sara.

1:20:51 | Feb 25th

Gina Gagliano, the Publishing Director of the new young readers graphic novel imprint Random House Graphic, joins the show to discuss her background and how exactly you develop a new comic book imprint.

1:10:21 | Feb 18th

Artist Erica Henderson joins the podcast to discuss her art, Squirrel Girl, and her upcoming series, Assassin Nation.

1:28:14 | Feb 11th

Cartoonist Tadd Galusha joins the show to discuss the grind and realities of comic art and his upcoming Oni Press graphic novel, Cretaceous.

1:20:04 | Feb 4th

The founder and CEO of ICv2, Milton Griepp, joins the show for a deep dive into his experience in comic distribution and the state of the comic book industry.

1:21:13 | Jan 28th

The art team of Image's Crowded, Ro Stein and Ted Brandt, join the show to discuss their path to comics, their process, the development of Crowded, and more.

1:19:58 | Jan 21st

Writer Mike Carey joins the show to discuss his recent quiet run in comics, the development of his most recent series The Highest House, the complications of creating for an oversized format, where the title is now, and a whole lot more.

1:06:02 | Jan 14th

The co-publisher of the new comic publisher TKO Studios, Tze Chun, joins the podcast to dive deep into the TKO's development and why they decided to do everything completely different than other publishers.

1:39:44 | Jan 7th

Comics retailer Patrick Brower (Challengers Comics + Conversation) returns to the podcast to reflect on 2018 for his shop and the state of comic shops.

1:03:19 | Dec 17th, 2018

Cartoonist Chip Zdarsky, the man behind my comic of the year Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #310, joins the show to talk about what makes Spider-Man special, the development of that issue, what's coming for him in 2019, and more.

2:11:06 | Dec 10th, 2018

Friend of the show Brandon Burpee joins the podcast to discuss the year in comics and count down our 20 favorite comics of the year.

1:18:54 | Dec 3rd, 2018

A new monthly format debuts, as Zach Jenkins from Xavier Files joins for Off Panel Book Club, a look back on the previous month in comics. We discuss the best comics of the month, the most surprising and confusing ones, and the Big Question: What wou...Show More

1:27:10 | Nov 26th, 2018

Comics retailer Katie Proctor joins the podcast to share the story behind her opening her comic shop, Books with Pictures, and how the shop is doing in 2018.

1:12:10 | Nov 19th, 2018

Cartoonist Jeff Lemire joins the podcast to discuss his work, approach and more, before diving deep into the story behind his comics Black Hammer and Gideon Falls.

1:01:16 | Nov 12th, 2018

One of the founding fathers of Marvel Knights, Jimmy Palmiotti, joins the show to discuss its creation, story and impact to help celebrate its 20th anniversary.

1:11:58 | Nov 5th, 2018

Writer and comics newcomer Mat Groom joins the podcast to discuss his love of storytelling, breaking into comics from afar, his upcoming Image Comics series, Self/Made, and more.

1:33:01 | Oct 29th, 2018

Comics retailer Brian Hibbs returns to the show to discuss how his shops are doing, the state of things with DC, Marvel and Image, what's working in his shops, the future of comics, and more.

1:18:31 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Artist Sanford Greene returns to the podcast to discuss his art, influences and upcoming Image Comics series, Bitter Root.

1:17:31 | Oct 15th, 2018

The Beat's Heidi MacDonald returns to the show to talk New York Comic Con, recent comic controversies, the state of the comic industry, and more.

1:40:07 | Oct 8th, 2018

Writer Brenden Fletcher of Isola and Motor Crush fame joins the show to discuss the first volume of Isola, his path to comics, the evolution of the comic industry, his collaborator Karl Kerschl, and more.

54:25 | Oct 1st, 2018

Artist John McCrea joins the podcast to discuss his new series, Dead Rabbit, his career, his time on Hitman, its impact and more.

1:51:06 | Sep 24th, 2018

Artist Ramon Villalobos joins the show to talk his art, how it developed, his new Vertigo series, Border Town, promoting his work, and more.

1:10:09 | Sep 17th, 2018

Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks joins the show to talk her career, her latest graphic novel, The Divided Earth, and her busy upcoming release schedule.

1:32:53 | Sep 10th, 2018

We're kicking it live in this episode, as creators Declan Shalvey and Stephen Mooney and retailers Bruno Batista and John Hendrick joined the podcast to discuss the world of comics in a chat recorded in front of an audience in Dublin's comic shop, Bi...Show More

1:10:02 | Aug 27th, 2018

Artist Jason Howard joins the show to discuss his new Image series with Warren Ellis, Cemetery Beach, his art process, his design influence, and a whole lot more.

1:25:07 | Aug 20th, 2018

Editor Alejandro Arbona (Lazarus, Black Magick, The Old Guard) joins the show to talk his past gigs at Wizard, Marvel and Valiant, his approach to editing, the freelance life, and more.

58:14 | Aug 13th, 2018

Colorist Rico Renzi (Spider-Gwen, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl) joins the show to talk his art, background and time as creative director at HeroesCon/Heroes Aren't Hard to Find.

1:22:13 | Aug 6th, 2018

BOOM! Studios senior editor Dafna Pleban joins the show to talk her role, editing licensed books vs. creator-owned, her comic origins, and more.

1:19:28 | Jul 30th, 2018

Cartoonist Daniel Warren Johnson joins the show to talk the ending of Extremity and the beginning of Murder Falcon.

1:20:38 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Nathan Fox, the artist of Image's The Weatherman, joins the show to talk his art, the development of the book, some of its finer details, his work in editorial illustration, his role as the chair of SVA's MFA Visual Narrative program, and more.

1:06:02 | Jul 16th, 2018

Skybound Entertainment's Senior Vice President of Business Development, Shawn Kirkham, joins the show to talk their stealth launch of the new Kirkman/Gimple/Burnham series Die!Die!Die!, some of their latest moves, what his job entails and more.

1:17:56 | Jul 9th, 2018

Bob Budiansky, a former Marvel editor and founding father of The Transformers, joins the show to talk his career in comics, the origins of The Transformers, the Marvel Universe trading cards, and more.

1:34:48 | Jul 2nd, 2018

The Immortal Hulk's writer Al Ewing joins the show to talk the comics that got him into the medium, what he's going for with The Immortal Hulk, how he writes, and more.

1:11:26 | Jun 25th, 2018

Writer and DC Comics legend Paul Levitz joins the show to talk his career and upcoming trade paperback, Brooklyn Blood.

1:26:51 | Jun 18th, 2018

The AV Club's Oliver Sava returns to the show to discuss the state of superhero comics, from what's working and what isn't to all of the big news surrounding Marvel and DC lately.

1:05:04 | Jun 11th, 2018

Cartoonist Vera Brosgol joins to discuss her latest graphic novel, Be Prepared, how she works and a whole lot more.

1:22:54 | Jun 4th, 2018

Cartoonist John Allison (Giant Days, Bad Machinery) joins the show for a special Power Rankings episode, as he ranks his favorite characters of his own, superhero artists, bizarre, modern things, colloquialisms, comic strips, and more.

1:08:21 | May 28th, 2018

Greg Rucka, the writer of Lazarus, joins the show to talk the book and its big move to a quarterly schedule.

1:02:05 | May 23rd, 2018

Artist Leslie Hung joins the show to talk her art background, her process, social media, and her Image Comics series with writer Bryan Lee O'Malley, Snotgirl.

57:27 | May 21st, 2018

The writer of Snotgirl and cartoonist behind Scott Pilgrim, Bryan Lee O'Malley, joins the show to talk the development of Snotgirl, the specter of Scott Pilgrim, our relationship with stories today, and more.

1:17:28 | May 14th, 2018

Russell Dauterman, the artist of the recently completed The Mighty Thor, joins to talk his long run on that book, his art and process, tackling such a massive project, working with Matt Wilson, and more.

1:26:51 | May 7th, 2018

Comics editor Will Dennis joins the show to talk the role of editors, his time at Vertigo, the upcoming anthology comic Where We Live, and a lot more.

1:19:20 | Apr 30th, 2018

Retailer Joe Field joins the show to talk the origins of Free Comic Book Day, the state of comics retail, how his shop is doing, where Marvel and DC are at, and more.

1:28:12 | Apr 23rd, 2018

The artist of Isola at Image Comics, Karl Kerschl, joins the show to talk his influences and art.

1:27:18 | Apr 16th, 2018

Artist Ryan Browne joins the show to talk God Hates Astronauts, his latest Kickstarter, Curse Words, baseball, living with Paolo Rivera, and more.

1:15:15 | Apr 9th, 2018

Cartoonist Kazu Kibuishi joins the podcast to talk his graphic novel series, Amulet, how he works, the evolution of comics, Final Fantasy, and a lot more.

1:23:05 | Apr 2nd, 2018

It's a power rankings episode, as friend of the show Brandon Burpee returns to rank all things X-Men, before we close with an X-Men fantasy draft.

48:17 | Mar 26th, 2018

It's a colorist panel episode, as colorists Tamra Bonvillain and Kelly Fitzpatrick join the show to discuss the world of colorists, their work, processes, perspectives on color and a whole lot more.

1:14:23 | Mar 19th, 2018

Writer Robert Kirkman joins the show to discuss why he keeps making comics, collaboration, the end of Invincible, the beginning of Oblivion Song, Andrew J. Shaw, and more.

45:02 | Mar 12th, 2018

The creative team behind the upcoming Image Comics series Blackbird, Jen Bartel and Sam Humphries, join the show to discuss the book, its influences, how they paired up, collaboration, and more.

55:44 | Mar 9th, 2018

Rob Guillory, the cartoonist behind Farmhand and the artist on Chew, joins the show to discuss his new Image Comics series, moving past Chew, the development of his book, being disconnected from comics, and more.

1:14:23 | Mar 6th, 2018

Writer Gerry Duggan joins the show to talk his new Image series, Analog, as well as his perspectives on writing, his wave of creator-owned books, social media, ComcisPRO, and more.

1:18:57 | Mar 1st, 2018

Comic retailers John Hendrick (Big Bang Comics) and Steve Anderson (Third Eye Comics) join the show to discuss the present and future of comics retail, live from ComicsPRO's annual meeting in Portland, Oregon.

1:20:12 | Feb 26th, 2018

Artist Ryan Stegman joins the show to rank everything from his most surprising influences and favorite artists growing up to the most important meals of the day and his favorite projects.

1:13:24 | Feb 22nd, 2018

Nick Pitarra, the artist of the upcoming Leviathan from Image Comics, joins the show to talk his new book, his art philosophy, original art, and more.

1:13:27 | Feb 19th, 2018

Dan Gearino, the author of the new book chronicling the history of the direct market - Comic Shop - joins the show to discuss the world of comic shops, crafting the book, what makes a great comic shop, what their future looks like, and more.

1:03:53 | Feb 12th, 2018

Box Brown, the cartoonist behind the graphic novel Is This Guy for Real?, joins the show to talk about the book, its development, Andy Kaufman, the comic industry, and more.

1:29:52 | Feb 5th, 2018

Jon Davis-Hunt, the artist of DC's The Wild Storm, joins the show to discuss his art, reimagining a universe created by art giants, and a whole lot more.

57:33 | Jan 29th, 2018

Writer Tee Franklin joins Off Panel to discuss her upcoming graphic novella, Bingo Love.

1:00:40 | Jan 22nd, 2018

James Lucas Jones, the publisher of Oni Press, joins the show to talk the evolution of comics and Oni over its 20 years.

1:17:33 | Jan 15th, 2018

Comic shop owner Patrick Brower returns to the show to 2017's ups and downs for his shop, Challengers Comics + Conversation.

54:52 | Jan 8th, 2018

Esad Ribic, the artist of Secret Wars and Thor: God of Thunder, joins the podcast to discuss his art and upcoming Image Comics series, VS.

1:19:44 | Jan 1st, 2018

Ivan Brandon, the writer of Black Cloud and the upcoming VS, joins the podcast to discuss his development as a comic writer and how his new project, VS, came together.

1:56:10 | Dec 18th, 2017

Friend of the show Brandon Burpee returns to the show to break down the year in comics and our 20 favorite comics from 2017.

1:30:13 | Dec 11th, 2017

Kris Anka, the artist of Runaways, joins the show to talk to his path to comics, how he works, his work on Runaways, character acting, and more.

53:51 | Dec 4th, 2017

Michael Oeming and Taki Soma join the show to discuss their new webcomic, The After Realm, the creative process, foods from yesteryear, and more.

1:02:37 | Nov 20th, 2017

Geof Darrow, the cartoonist behind Shaolin Cowboy, joins the show to discuss his process, how he approaches stories, his disparate influences and experiences, and more.

48:08 | Nov 18th, 2017

The AV Club's resident comics critic, Oliver Sava, joins the show for an emergency podcast about C.B. Cebulski replacing Axel Alonso as Marvel's Editor-in-Chief.

1:19:35 | Nov 13th, 2017

Artist Alison Sampson joins the show to talk her Image Comics series, Winnebago Graveyard, her architectural background, her art, and more.

43:32 | Nov 8th, 2017

It's emergency podcast time, as I just had to address the big news about writer Brian Michael Bendis leaving Marvel to sign exclusively with DC Comics. To do that, the AV Club's Oliver Sava joins the show, as we discuss how shocking the news was, wha...Show More

1:21:00 | Nov 6th, 2017

John Jackson Miller, the man behind the comic sales data site Comichron, joins the show to talk about his time in comics and the current state of the comic market.

1:20:20 | Oct 30th, 2017

The cartoonist behind Hip Hop Family Tree and the upcoming X-Men: Grand Design, Ed Piskor, discusses how he got into comics, his approach to creating them, and the experience of retelling the X-Men's history.

1:47:38 | Oct 23rd, 2017

The writer of Wayward, Jim Zub, joins the show to discuss his upcoming co-writing gig on the big "No Surrender" arc of Avengers and the business of comics.

1:07:17 | Oct 16th, 2017

Matt Fraction, the writer of Sex Criminals, Solid State, and more, joins the show to talk his work.

1:36:56 | Oct 12th, 2017

My pal Brandon Burpee returns to the show to discuss the Marvel Legacy one-shot and our ten favorite event/weekly comics ever.

1:50:23 | Oct 9th, 2017

Comics retailer John Hendrick joins the show to talk the state of comics retail these days.

1:17:22 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Vulture/NY Mag's Abraham Riesman discusses his work and recent feature on some big changes at DC Entertainment.

1:21:06 | Sep 25th, 2017

Jason Aaron, the writer of Marvel Legacy, Thor, Southern Bastards and more, discusses his work and process.

1:15:33 | Sep 18th, 2017

Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, the man behind Strip Panel Naked and PanelxPanel, joins the show to talk the story behind both of those projects and how he puts them together.

1:27:09 | Sep 11th, 2017

The Beat's Heidi MacDonald joins the show to talk the state of comics, the industry, and comics journalism.

1:10:42 | Sep 4th, 2017

Caspar Wijngaard, the artist of the upcoming Angelic, joins the show to talk how he got into comics, the development of his art, and the appeal of his upcoming Image book Angelic with writer Si Spurrier.

1:14:11 | Aug 28th, 2017

Paul Azaceta, the artist of Outcast, joins the show to talk about how he works and the evolution of his art in his career.

1:20:14 | Aug 21st, 2017

The creator of Kaijumax at Oni Press, Zander Cannon, joins the show to discuss the story behind the book.

1:24:34 | Aug 14th, 2017

Brian Hibbs, a renowned comic shop owner, joins the show to discuss the state of comic retail, Marvel's struggles, how DC's Rebirth efforts are holding up, and more.

1:27:37 | Aug 10th, 2017

Image Comics' Branding Manager David Brothers joins the show to talk his role at Image, his personal comic book history, his experience writing about comics, and more.

1:07:00 | Aug 7th, 2017

Writer Si Spurrier discusses his upcoming comic series, Angelic.

1:14:22 | Jul 31st, 2017

Writer/artist Declan Shalvey joins the show to discuss his work in the upcoming graphic novel, SAVAGE TOWN, as well the upcoming mini-series Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan.

1:08:47 | Jul 24th, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Becky Cloonan joins the show to talk about her work and the rerelease of By Chance or Providence at Image. She talks that book's origin story, self-publishing, why she wanted to rerelease it AND color i...Show More

1:16:18 | Jul 17th, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, writer/artist Chip Zdarsky joins the show to talk about the magic of comics and everything he's up to. Zdarsky discusses the first comic that attracted him to the medium, the Warren Ellis forums, the Brimper commu...Show More

1:11:49 | Jul 10th, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Stephen Mooney joins the show to discuss the return of his comic Half Past Danger. Mooney talks the appeal of working on an adventure comic, how the book came together, why IDW was the right fit for it,...Show More

1:11:31 | Jul 3rd, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, writer Kelly Thompson joins the show to talk her work on Hawkeye at Marvel Comics. Thompson discusses her path to comics, the impact of studying art at SCAD has on her writing, how Jem and the Holograms changed he...Show More

1:25:41 | Jun 26th, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, writer and editor Sebastian Girner joins the show to talk his new books, Shirtless Bear Fighter and Scales & Scoundrels. Girner discusses his path into writing after starting his career as an editor, how editing i...Show More

1:15:12 | Jun 19th, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, the co-creator, writer, and colorist of Image's Lake of Fire - Nathan Fairbairn - joins the show to talk the book and his experience bringing it to life. Fairbairn discusses how and why he first got into comics, w...Show More

1:15:26 | Jun 12th, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, artist Benjamin Dewey joins the show to talk his art on books like The Autumnlands. Dewey discusses his path to comics, pursuing other passions as an artist, finding yourself in your art, how much an artist's pers...Show More

1:03:10 | Jun 5th, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, the AV Club's comic critic - Oliver Sava - joins the show to not talk Marvel's problems, but solutions to those problems. Sava discusses his reaction to AV Club earning an Eisner nomination this year, his hype lev...Show More

1:38:25 | May 29th, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, the host of the comic book interview podcast Word Balloon - John Siuntres - joins the show to talk about his 12 years hosting the show. Siuntres talks the origins fo Word Balloon, his background before the show st...Show More

1:59:44 | May 22nd, 2017

On this week's special anniversary episode of Off Panel, friend of the show Brandon Burpee joins for a head-to-head question off where we talk everything comics from the past, present and future. Topics discussed include who won each decade for super...Show More

1:07:39 | May 15th, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, writer Christopher Sebela joins the show to talk his currently being Kickstarted comic, Short Order Crooks. He talks the Kickstarter experience, what Short Order Crooks is all about, the origin of the project, the...Show More

1:14:05 | May 8th, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, The Ringer writer Jason Concepcion joins the show to talk Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and the 2017 slate of comic book movies. Concepcion talks Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (spoiler alert like crazy!) (00:51s...Show More

49:12 | May 4th, 2017

On this week's bonus episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Peter Wartman joins the show to talk his webcomic Stonebreaker. Wartman discusses his path to comics, the comic that unlocked the medium for him, the influence of video game designer Fumito Ueda, ...Show More

54:46 | May 1st, 2017

On this week's episode of Off Panel, writer Mark Russell joins the show to talk his approach and work on comics like The Flintstones and Prez. He talks what he was doing before comics, how he was hired by DC, whether his approach might be different f...Show More

1:21:12 | Apr 24th, 2017

In this week's episode of Off Panel, artist Mike Norton joins the show to talk his epic workload in recent years. Norton talks what his life has been like since he wrapped Battlepug and Revival, how he balanced multiple projects at once, what he lear...Show More

1:13:33 | Apr 17th, 2017

In this week's episode of Off Panel, artist Jen Bartel joins the show to talk about breaking into comics. She talks about her art background, the pros and cons of art school, her path to the world of comics, the importance of just making art, the pow...Show More

1:04:58 | Apr 10th, 2017

In this week's episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Hannah Blumenreich joins the show to talk her fan comic Spidey Zine and her work on Amazing Spider-Man #25. She talks her experience in art school, what her first foray into comics was, how she has seen...Show More

1:04:48 | Apr 3rd, 2017

In this week's episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Jim Rugg joins the show to talk his upcoming one-shot with writer Brian Maruca, Street Angel: After School Kung Fu Special. He talks the origin story of Street Angel, why it's his home base book, how hi...Show More

1:15:46 | Mar 27th, 2017

In this week's episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Kyle Starks joins the show to talk his new comic at Image, Rock Candy Mountain. Starks discusses what appealed to him about the hobo treasure hunt genre, the tropes of rail travel, researching hobo cult...Show More

59:42 | Mar 20th, 2017

In the last episode recorded at this year's Emerald City ComiCon, colorist and writer Jordie Bellaire joins the show to talk her new book at Image Comics, Redlands. She talks the experience of announcing Redlands, how announcements differ between per...Show More

32:12 | Mar 16th, 2017

In the second episode of Off Panel from Emerald City ComiCon, the Oscar nominated writer of Arrival as well as the writer of the upcoming Secret Weapons at Valiant Comics, Eric Heisserer, joins the show. Heisserer talks his comic book origin story, t...Show More

1:00:31 | Mar 13th, 2017

In this week's episode of Off Panel, Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson joins the show in a special episode from Emerald City ComiCon. Stephenson talks Image's move to Portland, why there wasn't an Image Expo this year, the big announcements from...Show More

52:15 | Mar 6th, 2017

In this week's episode of Off Panel, writer Daniel Kibblesmith joins the show to talk his new comic, Valiant High. Kibblesmith discusses his comic book origin story, whether he needed to dig into Valiant's history for the project, finding the right r...Show More

1:11:25 | Feb 27th, 2017

In this week's episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Daniel Johnson Warren joins to talk his new book Extremity. He talks Extremity's development, world building, why he needed a little something more to make his lead character work, what makes a good vil...Show More

1:47:14 | Feb 20th, 2017

In this week's episode of Off Panel, writer Joe Keatinge joins the show to talk 25 years of Image Comics from his perspective as a reader, creator and former employee. David and Joe talk when they discovered Image, what makes Image special, 90s comic...Show More

1:17:29 | Feb 16th, 2017

In the final Image founderscentric edition of Off Panel, Image Comics co-founder Todd McFarlane joins the show to share his perspective on the story of Image. McFarlane talks the appeal of the move away from Marvel, the story behind Image's creation,...Show More

50:51 | Feb 13th, 2017

In another special edition of Off Panel, Image Comics co-founder Jim Valentino joins the show to share his perspective on the origins of Image. Valentino talks how everything came together, what the biggest motivator was to break away from Marvel, wh...Show More

37:41 | Feb 9th, 2017

In a special edition of Off Panel, Image Comics co-founder Erik Larsen joins the show to share his perspective on the rise of Image. Larsen talks the Image's story from the beginning, whether it worked because of the numbers they brought to Image, wh...Show More

1:23:18 | Feb 6th, 2017

In a special edition of Off Panel, Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld joins the show to talk about the publisher 25 years after it started. Liefeld talks the popularity of the Image founders, why it needed to be more than just himself who did it, ho...Show More

1:21:43 | Jan 30th, 2017

Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn, the artist/writer team behind the recently wrapped The Sixth Gun and the soon-to-be revived The Damned at Oni Press, join the show this week to talk about their collaboration. The pair talks about how they first met, what...Show More

1:03:35 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Comics lawyer Caitlin DiMotta joins Off Panel this week to talk about her role in helping some of the biggest names in comics do what they do. DiMotta shares her path to becoming a lawyer, how her background in ballet impacted her, how she first got ...Show More

1:38:59 | Jan 16th, 2017

Writer Joshua Williamson returns to the show to talk about a little bit of everything, from the professional to the personal. Williamson talks about writing the biggest selling title in comics (Justice League vs. Suicide Squad), bringing his Image Co...Show More

1:17:02 | Jan 9th, 2017

This week's first Off Panel of 2017 welcomes artist/writer Declan Shalvey back to the show to talk his first major moves into the world of writerdom and his return to his creator-owned project with Warren Ellis and Jordie Bellaire, Injection. Shalvey...Show More

1:16:25 | Dec 19th, 2016

On the 2016 finale for Off Panel, the co-owner of the Eisner Award winning comic shop Challengers Comics + Conversation, Patrick Brower, joins the show to talk about the year for his shop and the state of comic book retail as a whole. He shares how h...Show More

1:44:29 | Dec 12th, 2016

On this week's special episode of Off Panel, frequent guest and friend of the show Brandon Burpee joins the show to talk the year in comics. Brandon and David discuss what worked for them, what didn't, what they're excited for in 2017, before breakin...Show More

1:16:15 | Dec 5th, 2016

Artist Charlie Adlard guests on Off Panel this week to talk about his work on The Walking Dead as well as his new role as the United Kingdom's Comics Laureate. Adlard talks his incredible (and expansive) run on The Walking Dead, staying engaged with ...Show More

1:07:21 | Nov 28th, 2016

On this week's Off Panel, artist John Paul Leon joins the show to talk art and his work on comic covers for books like The Sheriff of Babylon and DMZ. He talks his art background, giving fantastical worlds a sense of realism, his approach on covers, ...Show More

1:10:36 | Nov 21st, 2016

On this week's Off Panel, artist Ryan Stegman joins the show to talk his art and Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows. He discusses his famous stegosaurus signature, when he first realized he wanted to work in comics, the influence of the early 90s on...Show More

1:23:42 | Nov 17th, 2016

The owner of comic retailer Comics Conspiracy, Ryan Higgins, joins Off Panel this week to talk Marvel Now and where the publisher is these days. Higgins shares how he got into comics retail, what his customer base is like, his take on Marvel overall,...Show More

1:05:01 | Nov 14th, 2016

Writer Vivek Tiwary joins Off Panel this week to talk the new edition of his graphic novel The Fifth Beatle. Tiwary talks his comic background, what the learning curve was like for writing comics after years in Broadway and beyond, why the story of B...Show More

1:08:25 | Nov 7th, 2016

Artist Paolo Rivera joins Off Panel this week to talk how he works and what he's up to these days. He talks how sculpture changes his art, bringing characters to life with his art, what his process is, why he's dialed back on drawing interiors, maint...Show More

51:57 | Oct 31st, 2016

Writer Shea Serrano joins Off Panel this week to talk about writing and his work for The Ringer and in his New York Times Best Selling book The Rap Year Book. Serrano talks the learning curve of writing, how he refined it as he went along, why he mar...Show More

1:03:49 | Oct 24th, 2016

Writer Tom King joins Off Panel this week to talk his work on books like The Vision, The Sheriff of Babylon, The Omega Men and Batman. He talks his experience writing Batman, what appealed to him about comics as a storyteller, his career path, how he...Show More

1:26:16 | Oct 20th, 2016

Alert! Alert! Things have gotten weird for Marvel Comics lately, between the delayed Civil War II and the uninspiring Marvel Now line, and Off Panel's here to fix everything. To do that, recurring guest Brandon Burpee joins the show to put on co-publ...Show More

1:04:32 | Oct 17th, 2016

Chris Samnee, the co-writer and artist of Marvel's Black Widow, joins Off Panel this week to talk his work on that book and his new Daredevil Artist's Edition from IDW Publishing. Samnee talks how that Artist's Edtion came together, his approach to a...Show More

1:05:40 | Oct 10th, 2016

On this week's episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Brahm Revel joins the show to talk his Oni Press series Guerillas. Revel shares what the series is all about, how it developed, its long journey to completion, switching from single issues to graphic no...Show More

1:02:24 | Oct 3rd, 2016

On this week's episode of Off Panel, Skybound Entertainment Editorial Director Sean Mackiewicz joins the show to talk his work at the publisher on books like The Walking Dead and Invincible. He talks what his role at Skybound entails, how his role ta...Show More

56:03 | Sep 26th, 2016

Writer Sara Kenney and editor Karen Berger come onto the show this week to talk their new Image Comics title, Surgeon X. The pair shares what the book is all about, its origin story, how Berger joined up and what made it the one she wanted to return ...Show More

1:12:21 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Cartoonist John Allison joins Off Panel for the first time this week to talk his work writing Giant Days and writing/drawing webcomics like Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round. It's a conversation that goes all over the place, as Allison discusses keepi...Show More

1:08:49 | Sep 19th, 2016

Newsarama Editor Chris Arrant joins the show this week to talk writing about comics. Arrant discusses his comics journalism origin story, whether "comics journalism" is a proper term, the difference between his approach and that of his peers, how he ...Show More

1:03:43 | Sep 12th, 2016

Cartoonist Andrew MacLean joins the show to talk about one of my favorite books, his Image Comics title Head Lopper. Maclean shares how the book came together, the quarterly format and doing things his way, his hyper DIY mentality, the Mike Mignola c...Show More

1:11:31 | Sep 5th, 2016

Writer Jim Zub joins the show this week to talk his brand new Image title that launches this week, Glitterbomb. Zub talks what Glitterbomb is all about, the horror of the reality of the story, how he works out hard storytelling beats, the amazing tha...Show More

1:08:18 | Aug 29th, 2016

Writer Kieron Gillen joins the show to talk a whole lot about The Wicked + The Divine, his Image comic with frequent collaborator Jamie McKelvie. The conversation actually starts with a bit about Darth Vader, before jumping into the concept of the fa...Show More

1:09:56 | Aug 22nd, 2016

Writer Joshua Williamson (The Flash, Nailbiter, Birthright) comes back to the show for a special episode, as he walks listeners through the experience of developing, announcing, launching, promoting and maintaining a comic. They talk about the genesi...Show More

1:30:25 | Aug 18th, 2016

This week's Off Panel welcomes AV Club comic critic Oliver Sava back to the show to talk big changes at DC and Marvel as well as everything else that's going on in comics. David and Oliver talk the constant non-change change at Marvel and DC, why Reb...Show More

1:05:53 | Aug 15th, 2016

On the originally scheduled return episode of Off Panel, Oni Press Senior Editor Charlie Chu joins the show to talk his role and work on books like Kaijumax, Heartthrob and The Sixth Gun. Chu talks about how he got into comics, how his role differs b...Show More

1:19:53 | Aug 8th, 2016

The Ringer's Jason Concepcion joins the show this week to talk about the pros and cons of the latest DC Entertainment movie - Suicide Squad. They talk how the movie reflects David Ayer's world view, its perceived badness versus actual badness, Jared ...Show More

53:04 | Jun 9th, 2016

On this week's Off Panel, Marvel editor Wil Moss guests on the show to talk about his work and experience in the world of editorial. They talk his expansive list of titles, how those books came together, his approach to casting the titles he works on...Show More

1:35:10 | Jun 1st, 2016

On this week's episode of Off Panel, the owner of Big Bang Comics in Dublin, Ireland - John Hendrick - joins the show to talk comics and the world of retail. In a reversal, the show starts with five random questions about Sabretooth, Ireland, drinks ...Show More

1:35:53 | May 25th, 2016

It's a big one, everybody. This week is Off Panel's double-sized holofoil, acetate edition 50th episode (with a Gambit hologram on the cover), and David's longest tenured comic friend Brandon Burpee joins the show to talk about a little bit of everyt...Show More

29:11 | May 24th, 2016

Today digital comics service ComiXology made a major announcement: ComiXology Unlimited is here, offering a wide variety of comics for $5.99 a month. Lots of information was getting out there and the conversation was all over the place, but what's re...Show More

58:41 | May 18th, 2016

Nick Dragotta, the artist and co-creator of East of West and one of the people behind the new comic creator grant Creators for Creators, joins the show this week to talk about what he's up to these days. Dragotta talks about the genesis of Creators f...Show More

1:08:53 | May 11th, 2016

Skottie Young returns to the show this week, as the superstar cartoonist comes on to talk about his Image series, I Hate Fairyland. In this episode, Skottie talks his love of being a cartoonist, how he approaches creating the book, the value of figur...Show More

58:46 | May 4th, 2016

In the final episode of Off Panel from this year's Emerald City ComiCon, the co-creators of the upcoming Isola from Image Comics and part of the team behind DC's Gotham Academy - Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl - talk their creative partnership and...Show More

37:55 | May 1st, 2016

In this week's special episode from Emerald City ComiCon, artist Wes Craig joins the show to talk about his art and work on Deadly Class at Image Comics with Rick Remender. He talks about the convention experience, how he and Remender bring the book ...Show More

47:05 | Apr 27th, 2016

In another Emerald City ComiCon edition of Off Panel, colorists Matt Wilson (The Wicked + The Divine, Black Widow) and Nathan Fairbairn (Wonder Woman: Earth One, the upcoming Lake of Fire) join the show to talk about the world of comic coloring. They...Show More

19:24 | Apr 24th, 2016

In this week's first podcast from Emerald City ComiCon, artist Fiona Staples joins the show to talk her art. Staples talks about what first made her want to work on comics for a living, how she first made her way into the industry, the disconnect bet...Show More

1:02:42 | Apr 19th, 2016

In another special edition podcast recorded at Emerald City ComiCon, writer Joshua Williamson joins the show to talk his work on books like Nailbiter, Birthright and the upcoming rebirth of The Flash. He talks about his path to comics, how he develop...Show More

15:07 | Apr 17th, 2016

On the first special podcast recorded at Emerald City ComiCon this year, we have a quick chat with artist Mitch Gerads. We talk about how he first got into comics, how his design background impacts his art, why The Sheriff of Babylon is such an impor...Show More

1:23:00 | Apr 12th, 2016

Jonathan Hickman guests on Off Panel this week to talk about his current and upcoming Image books - East of West and The Black Monday Murders. The conversation starts with a discussion about East of West, his comic with artist Nick Dragotta, looking ...Show More

1:02:15 | Apr 5th, 2016

Cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks guests on this week's episode of Off Panel, as she joins the show to talk her new graphic novel, The Nameless City. She talks her insanely busy schedule, the long build to the release of the book, how it developed, why she...Show More

1:01:01 | Mar 29th, 2016

This week's Off Panel is a rare double feature, as Christopher Sebela and Robert Wilson IV, the creative team behind the upcoming Heartthrob at Oni Press, join the show to talk their upcoming book. The pair talks how the book first came together, the...Show More

51:23 | Mar 26th, 2016

The team over at DC Entertainment is having a big weekend, so Brandon Burpee joins the show to break down all of the happenings. Things kick off with a discussion about today's Rebirth announcement, our initial thoughts, what books we're buying for s...Show More

1:12:25 | Mar 22nd, 2016

Sina Grace, the hyphenate cartoonist behind the art of The Li'l Depressed Boy, the graphic novel Self-Obsessed and the star/writer behind a webseries based off that GN (which started yesterday!), joins the show this week to talk what's going on with ...Show More

1:21:49 | Mar 15th, 2016

Kate Leth, writer of Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat and Vampirella, joins the show this week to talk her work and the growing community of women who work in retail shops that she founded - The Valkyries. Leth talks how busy she's gotten these days, why she...Show More

1:25:59 | Mar 8th, 2016

This week's guest is the former co-host of video show 4 Color News and Brews and podcast SKTCHD Out, Brandon Burpee, as he comes on the show to talk all things Rebirth. We talk about DC's plans, what our initial thoughts are, how they're going to han...Show More

1:15:20 | Mar 1st, 2016

Artist Sanford Greene guests on Off Panel this week to talk his new Marvel book, Power Man and Iron Fist. He talks collaborating with David Walker and the rest of the team, the emotions tied to launching a new title, the internet's place in getting i...Show More

50:28 | Feb 23rd, 2016

Marcos Martin, artist and co-creator of The Private Eye and Barrier as well as the artist on an upcoming Walking Dead special, joins the show this week to talk his art and the unique nature of his digital endeavor with Brian K. Vaughan, Panel Syndica...Show More

1:12:44 | Feb 16th, 2016

Rich Johnston, the man behind Bleeding Cool, joins Off Panel this week to talk his site and the world of comics. The discussion goes all over the place, including how he first got into comics gossip, why he's an entertainer and not a journalist, how ...Show More

1:28:35 | Feb 9th, 2016

Steve Lieber, the artist of Superior Foes of Spider-Man and the upcoming The Fix, joins the show this week to talk his work, collaboration and more. Lieber shares what appeals to him about working with writer Steve Lieber, how his art had to change a...Show More

1:21:29 | Feb 2nd, 2016

The team behind Shutter, Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca, join the show this week to talk their Image Comics book. The conversation is a sprawling one, as they talk the upcoming arc of their book, the evolution of their lead and work, their process, ...Show More

1:23:18 | Jan 26th, 2016

Jason Latour, the writer of Spider-Gwen and artist/co-creator of Southern Bastards, joins Off Panel this week to talk about his work, career and collaboration. We talk the difference between writing and art for him, how those two roles inform each ot...Show More

1:10:21 | Jan 19th, 2016

Lazarus artist Michael Lark guests on this week's episode of Off Panel, as we talk about his Image Comics title with writer Greg Rucka. Lark discusses how the book's going, how he's handling the schedule, the depth the team goes to in the book, creat...Show More

1:13:03 | Jan 12th, 2016

Comic retailer Brian Hibbs joins Off Panel this week to talk about his year at his shops Comix Experience and Comix Experience Outpost in San Francisco as a follow-up to our retailer year in review piece. Hibbs talks what 2015 was like for him, how h...Show More

1:14:06 | Jan 5th, 2016

Injection's Declan Shalvey joins the show this week to talk his Image title with Warren Ellis, Jordie Bellaire and Fonografiks. The conversation goes all over the place, as the pair discusses what the experience has been like so far, where the book i...Show More

1:18:45 | Dec 29th, 2015

Comic writer Michael Moreci (Roche Limit, Burning Fields) joins the show this week for a doozy of an episode, as the pair dives deep into Moreci's work, the comic industry, and...Star Wars? That's right. The pair talks about what's next for his sci-f...Show More

23:57 | Dec 22nd, 2015

Andrew WK, the musician and King of Partying, is this week's guest on Off Panel as he joins to talk comics, music and fandom. WK comes on and talks why comic books are his kind of party, the communal experience of comics and music, why comic conventi...Show More

1:40:45 | Dec 15th, 2015

David's former SKTCHD Out and 4 Color News & Brews co-host Brandon Burpee joins Off Panel this week to go proper fanboy and discuss the year in comics from their perspectives. While they kick things off with a very brief discussion about their though...Show More

1:02:57 | Dec 9th, 2015

Shannon Watters - Editor at BOOM! Studios, heads of KaBOOM! and BOOM! Box, and co-writer/co-creator of Lumberjanes - joins the show to talk about her varying roles and what she looks for in comics. The conversation's a sprawling one, and leads to dis...Show More

1:15:59 | Dec 2nd, 2015

Jim Demonakos, the founder of Seattle's Emerald City ComiCon and the Director of Comic Talent at ReedPop, joins the show this week to talk all things cons. Demonakos takes us back to how ECCC first got started, how it's grown, the deal they made with...Show More

1:12:53 | Nov 25th, 2015

The Beat's Heidi MacDonald guests on this week's episode of Off Panel, as she talks with David about her career as a comics journalist and beyond. They talk about how things have changed over her thirty years in the industry, the stigma surrounding c...Show More

1:11:33 | Nov 18th, 2015

Colorist Matt Wilson guests on this week's episode of Off Panel, as he joins David to talk the art of coloring comic. The pair talks the role of a colorist in a comic, how he works, what drives his choices, how he collaborates with his partners, what...Show More

1:01:22 | Nov 11th, 2015

Designer Tom Muller guests on this week's episode of Off Panel to talk the evolution of comic design. The pair talks Muller's background, how his role plays out on both creator-owned comics and on for-hire jobs, how comic design has grown in importan...Show More

1:20:13 | Nov 4th, 2015

Jim Zub joins Off Panel to talk the business of comics and his work on Wayward at Image Comics. Zub talks about the blogs he has put together about his work, career and financials successes, managing your brand online, how interacting with retailers ...Show More

1:07:29 | Oct 28th, 2015

Writer Joe Kelly is the guest in this week's episode of Off Panel, and he joins the show to talk about his career in the past, present and future. We talk about how his animation work with Man of Action has changed his approach to comics, why he keep...Show More

1:01:47 | Oct 21st, 2015

The artist of Paper Girls, Cliff Chiang, joins the show to talk about collaborating with Brian K. Vaughan, Matt Wilson and Jared K. Fletcher on the new hit Image title. Chiang shares his thoughts on bringing the era of the book to life, what he did t...Show More

51:41 | Oct 14th, 2015

Corey Murphy, the Director of Sales at Image Comics, is this week's guest on Off Panel, and she joins the show to talk her role at Image, how her experience as the general manager of Laughing Ogre Comics prepared her for the role, the importance of r...Show More

1:17:38 | Oct 7th, 2015

On this week's episode of Off Panel, we have a special episode for our dear listeners as the show welcomes two guests for the price of one. Artists Tana Ford and Sean Murphy join the show this week with David acting more as a moderator, and the discu...Show More

1:11:05 | Sep 29th, 2015

On this week's episode of Off Panel, David welcomes Oni Press Editor-in-Chief James Lucas Jones to the show to talk about the world of Oni. Jones talks about what his role includes, the books Oni looks for, how they tackle retailer outreach, diversit...Show More

1:27:11 | Sep 22nd, 2015

On this week's episode of Off Panel, things take a turn in a different direction as David welcomes Grantland's Jason Concepcion to the show to talk comics and basketball. The pair discuss how Concepcion first got into comics, what he's currently read...Show More

1:10:22 | Sep 15th, 2015

On this week's episode of Off Panel, David welcomes the great John Arcudi, writer of Rumble at Image Comics and B.P.R.D. at Dark Horse Comics. Arcudi joins the show to talk Rumble, why he left B.P.R.D., the greatness of James Harren, how to make comi...Show More