On this week's episode of Off Panel from SKTCHD.com, David welcomes Archie Comics' Senior Vice President of Publicity and Marketing, Alex Segura, who also happens to be the Editor of the Dark Circle Comics line AND an accomplished writer of novels and comics. Segura joins the show to talk the big changes at Archie, what pushed them down that path, the power of a great creative team, Chip Zdarsky and whether or not he actually is Jughead, the surreal nature of seeing his name on Pitchfork, how to market comics in 2015, and much more.
On this week's episode of Off Panel, David welcomes Patrick Brower, co-owner of the Eisner winning comic shop Challengers Comics + Conversation in Chicago. Patrick joins the show to talk about all things retail, how he and business partner W. Dal Bush started the shop, the plusses and minuses of being a retailer, how his team approaches sales, diversity, the power of Raina Telgemeier, and much more. This is a fitting pair with our longform piece on a recent retailer survey we did, and if you're a creator or someone interested in the comic industry, there's a lot to dig into here.
In this week's episode of SKTCHD.com's weekly creator-centric podcast Off Panel, David goes near Chris Farley Show in talking with Nonplayer creator Nate Simpson. Nate joins the show to talk about his book at Image, the immense detail he puts into each page, his process, wrestling with putting out the best product he can, getting details right, and because I am sure you're wondering, the story behind the delays on the book. There's a lot more talked about in this sprawling conversation, so take a listen, and we hope you enjoy it.
In this week's episode of SKTCHD.com's weekly creator-centric podcast Off Panel, David brings on someone who isn't a creator, but a journalist like him. It's Oliver Sava from AV Club, one of the best and brightest in the comic critic game. Oliver joins the show to talk about Marvel's All-New All-Different future, how the #DCYou is shaping up, the rapid recent changes in comics, the value of diversity in creators and comics, and much more. It's a sprawling conversation about what both David and Oliver would like to see more of in comics.