In this week's episode of Off Panel, writer James Tynion IV joins for a deep dive talk about horror comics and his new horror anthology Razorblades: The Horror Magazine. Tynion discusses where his love of horror stories came from, how they became ones he wanted to tell, how he fits the genre, his favorite horror comics, the strengths and weaknesses of horror in comics, the evolution of horror, the origin of Razorblades, why Gumroad is its home, his tactics for attracting readers, the creators and stories of Razorblades, writing for horror versus other genres, how his plans have shifted, and more.
In this week's episode of Off Panel, writer Jordan Blum joins to talk about the upcoming M.O.D.O.K. series on Hulu and the upcoming M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games mini-series he's co-writing with Patton Oswalt. Blum discusses his comic book origin story, the appeal of Marvel oddities, his TV writing career, the origins of the M.O.D.O.K. show, what they saw in the character, the angle they're taking, the iconic look of A.I.M., their approach to M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games, the impact of Jack Kirby, deep cut characters in the show, how they figured out what to include, the cast and look of the show, how the comic and show fit together, promoting the comic in the show, and more.
In this week's episode of Off Panel, writer Mark Sable joins to talk about his truly unique career and the upcoming Miskatonic at Aftershock. Sable discusses what connected him with comics, his winding path, his A-list collaborators, the importance of finding artists early on, the origins of Miskatonic, its foundation, the series lead, the current fascination with Lovecraftian stories, his touring of genres, the book's creative team, his work as a futurist, how that affects his thinking about comics, the New York Knicks, and more.
In this week's episode of Off Panel, John Weddleton - the owner of my local comic book shop Bosco's - joins the show to talk about the history of the shop and what goes into running a comic shop in Alaska. Weddleton discusses what made him want to own a comic shop, the origins of Bosco's, his favorite comics, how comics have evolved, the expansion of the shop, events and community, the differences of having a comic shop in Alaska, the Alaska comics scene, how interest in varying product lines shift, the impact of the pandemic, finding a balance, the importance of good employees, how things have changed over his 33 years, why comics are so lasting, favorite memories, and more.