On this week's episode of Off Panel from SKTCHD.com, David is joined by Rob Guillory, the artist of the Eisner and Harvey Award winning comic series Chew. Rob joins the show to talk his new website, the advantages of having a strong web presence and running your own store, his art process, what it's like nearing the end of his long-running series and working with John Layman, beefcake Kirkman, his favorite character, and a lot more. As per usual, it's a sprawling conversation that should be of interest to both fans of Chew and creators looking for insight from one of the best.
On this week's episode of Off Panel from SKTCHD.com, David welcomes writer Joe Keatinge of Shutter fame and the upcoming Ringside. Joe joins the show this week to talk about the economics of the creator-owned model, what creators can get from working in a comic shop, making comics work for you, the distribution system, social media, art vs. commerce, the evolution and development of comics, and a lot, lot more. If it sounds like it's a sprawling conversation, that's because it is. But it's a very interesting and tangent filled conversation with a great creator that touches on all things comic books.
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.
On this week's episode of Off Panel, David talks with writer John Layman about his process making comics, what it's like nearing the end of "Chew", the art of killing characters, Chew #50 and much more. It's an all-encompassing look at how one of Image's longest running titles is run, and for those interested in making creator-owned comics, this is something you shouldn't miss.
In this week's episode of Off Panel, Declan Shalvey (Injection) joins David to talk about making a career as a comic artist, from getting your start to finding a way to turn your dreams into a reality. It's a look at how Shalvey's career has progressed, and how he has managed to find success in the process. It's a great follow-up for those who were enjoyed last week's episode.
In the first episode of Off Panel, David welcomes comic artist Sean Murphy (Chrononauts, the upcoming Tokyo Ghost) to talk about the business of comics, creator-owned comics, how the industry is changing, working with Mark Millar, what the future holds for him and more.