In this week's episode of Off Panel, writer Christopher Cantwell joins to chat about writing comics like Doctor Doom, Iron Man, and the upcoming The Blue Flame at Vault. Cantwell discusses why he decided to get into comics, his starting point for comics and TV, the feedback loop of comics, planning across mediums, how writing comics changed his relationship with them, managing continuity, B-list characters, marrying street level and cosmic, major characters with human issues, the origins of The Blue Flame, the idea of superheroes, the creative team on the book, what he's learned from his artistic collaborators, and more.
In this week's episode of Off Panel, writer Gerry Duggan joins to chat about his work in the X-Office. Duggan discusses his recent run of news, Cable's ending, the story they're telling, finite stories vs. ongoings, writing for different artists, the X-Men line as a glacier, the joyfulness of the X-Office, Russell Dauterman's design game, Marauders and continuity, the X-Men vote, the new X-Men team, and more.
In this week's episode of Off Panel, artist Frank Quitely joins to chat about his art and career. Quitely discusses keeping his pseudonym, why he went the illustration route originally, the impact of influences, being an influence himself, working with Grant Morrison and Mark Millar, why Flex Mentallo was such a challenge, having an outsider perspective, reinventing the X-Men, his Sandman short, innovating on We3, different ways to approach comics, the lasting impact of All-Star Superman, building Jupiter's Legacy, and more.
In this week's episode of Off Panel, retailer Jenn Haines joins to talk about her shop The Dragon and being the President of comics retail trade organization ComicsPro. Haines discusses the origins of her shop's name, how The Dragon came to be, investing in the future of comics, her shop's product mix, the pandemic's impact, becoming ComicsPro's President, the Marvel/Penguin Random House deal, the future of comics, and more.