470 episodes

A weekly comics interview podcast hosted by David Harper of SKTCHD that gets the story behind the stories and creators we love, as well as the broader comic book industry.

Website: SKTCHD.com
Patreon: Patreon.com/OffPanel
Twitter & Instagram: @slicedfriedgold/@SKTCHDcomic
Email: david@sktchd.com

Off Panel: A Comics Interview Podcast SKTCHD

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    • 4.8 • 278 Ratings

A weekly comics interview podcast hosted by David Harper of SKTCHD that gets the story behind the stories and creators we love, as well as the broader comic book industry.

Website: SKTCHD.com
Patreon: Patreon.com/OffPanel
Twitter & Instagram: @slicedfriedgold/@SKTCHDcomic
Email: david@sktchd.com

    Brave New World with Heidi MacDonald

    Brave New World with Heidi MacDonald

    The Beat's Heidi MacDonald returns to the podcast to talk about Penguin Random House's acquisition of BOOM! Studios and our expectations for San Diego Comic Con. MacDonald discusses the big PRH/BOOM! news, why the former may have wanted to acquire the latter, the big news ahead of San Diego Comic Con, where things are right now, DSTLRY's big move, how SDCC is shaping up, how unique SDCC is relative to other conventions, the big plans The Beat has for the event, her upcoming daily TV show, celebrating 20 years of The Beat, the evolution of comic cons, what keeps her excited about The Beat, and more.
    There are two corrections from the podcast. First, Filip Sablik's title at BOOM! Studios was actually President of Publishing & Marketing, not Sales & Marketing as I stated in the episode. Second, while Tiny Onion does a lot of design and production work for DSTLRY, Emma Price, Erika Schnatz, Jared K. Fletcher, Francesco Francavilla, and Lee Garbett have also done design work on a variety of individual titles and logos.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Many Worlds with Christian Ward

    Many Worlds with Christian Ward

    Writer/aritst Christian Ward joins the show to talk about his new art book, Many Worlds - The Art of Christian Ward - Volume One and his series at DSTLRY, Spectregraph. Ward discusses how his schedule works, leaning into momentum, idea generation, his crowdfunding emotions, the origins of his art book and why he wanted to do it, figuring out what to include in it, revisiting his work, what guides his art, his approach to Spectregraph, thinking out visuals, the appeal of horror, writing for himself, how the role of an artist has changed, and more.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Feel, Don't Think with Ryan Stegman

    Feel, Don't Think with Ryan Stegman

    Writer/aritst Ryan Stegman joins the show to talk about his work on the upcoming X-Men at Marvel and the upcoming The Missionary at DSTLRY. Stegman discusses his work on the X-Men, refining his process, how his input changed the team, his personal X-Men history, the energy he wants for the team, character designs, finding his own visual identity, how the project came together, The Missionary's mash up nature, canon texts, the origins of The Missionary, collaborating with Jason Howard, his work as a writer, idea creation, and more, before we close with a little talk about the Detroit Pistons and the NBA.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Merrily We Roll Along with James Tynion IV

    Merrily We Roll Along with James Tynion IV

    Writer James Tynion IV joins the show to talk about his busy dance card of late on books like The Department of Truth and The Nice House by the Sea. Tynion discusses Stephen Sondheim's influence, learning from other creators, finding power in old forms, how adaptations shift his view of his work, balancing everything, what exactly the new Tiny Onion is, maintaining momentum, the importance of availability, w0rldtr33's surprises, the new direction in The Nice House by the Sea, what he learned from his recent Kickstarter, crowdfunding's power, how far his plans go out, and more.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Performance Mode with Terry Dodson

    Performance Mode with Terry Dodson

    Artist Terry Dodson joins the show to talk about his life as a working artist on comics like AdventureMan and The Manchurian. Dodson discusses his recent European trip, his European lean, the Lake Como Comic Art Festival experience, keeping himself excited, his video game work, how he decides which projects to take on, the appeal of risk, collaborating with his wife and inker Rachel, his recent art book, how his decision making process has evolved, what covers do for him, the places his job take him, how industry variance affects his thinking, his longevity, and more.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Speed(ball) Run with Graeme McMillan

    Speed(ball) Run with Graeme McMillan

    Popverse's Editor Graeme McMillan joins the show to talk about his new role at the comics and pop culture site before we dig into an array of hot topics and trends in the world of comics. McMillan discusses his new role at Popverse, how it came together, the evolution of the comics journalism space, the impact of adaptations on comics, the end of Krakoa, what's next for the X-Men, the destruction of social media, comics marketing, the fractured conversation, newsletters, the power of comic lines, publishers crowdfunding, converting comics to other formats, Miracleman's struggles, The Power Fantasy, what he's excited for in the rest of the year, and more.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
278 Ratings

278 Ratings

KENHAZLETT.com ,

Comicbook GOLD!

David Harper, 2024 Eisner nominated (the “Oscars of comics”) for his work on SKTCHD, is incredibly knowledgable about comics past & present, as well as the process of taking comics stories from inspiration to eyeball. His guests are some of the best & brightest comicsfolk in the universe. His interviews are fun, informative, and thought provoking. An indispensable resource for anyone who wants to work in conics, and also just marvelous for *anyone* who loves comics.

MouthDork ,

Best Comics Pod Out Here

I never miss an Off Panel. But I do sometimes let them stack up so I can take a day and binge through them in one go. David Harper always wrangles the best guests, offers incredible insight, and presents an incredibly warm & welcoming vibe for his audience. Give this show its Eisner Award already.

Cncl ,

The best comics podcast!

Love this podcast! David interviews the best creators/voices in comics. He does so with really thoughtful questions and research. He creates a really comfortable space for guests to be open and vulnerable. I really look forward to each episode, every week.

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