Cartoonist Tillie Walden joins Off Panel this week to chat about her career, craft, and the upcoming Clementine: Book One. Walden discusses managing workloads, comics vs. video games, the areas in-between, big influences, a fateful comic book workshop, teaching comics, making choices in your art, the origins of Clementine: Book One, the focus of the book, Clem's agency, her process as a creator, operating within boxes, accessibility, and more.
Writer Tini Howard joins Off Panel this week to chat about her new series on Substack, Phenomenocity. Howard discusses the interesting wrinkles to Substack, risks, launching off Knights of X, dialing back on social media, social media's role in Phenomenocity, collaborating with readers, real estate as a reward, her fascination with magic, being reader funded, the glory of Phillip Sevy, creating supporting content, what she learned from her previous work, the power of teammates, and more.
Writer James Tynion IV joins Off Panel this week to dive deep into his views on comics and the business of being a creator. Tynion discusses how he balances his work, finding ideas, the collector market's value, playing the game of comics, building hits, leaving Batman at an apex, the work outside of comics, the value of Substack, managing relationships, building and sustaining excitement, The Closet's guinea pig nature, balancing art and business, The Nice House on the Lake, how the comic industry is changing, and more.
Cartoonist Daniel Warren Johnson returns to Off Panel this week to chat about his past few years and the upcoming Do a Powerbomb at Image. Johnson discusses Jurassic League's name, whether his audience has grown, getting back to telling his own stories, the origins of Do a Powerbomb, merging ideas, foster connections, trying to do new things with his art, the impact of commissions, building stakes, finite stories, the move to Image, writing for other artists, and more.