399 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.

Patreon: Patreon.com/OffPanel
Twitter: @slicedfriedgold
Email: david@sktchd.com

Off Panel: A Comics Interview Podcast SKTCHD

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    • 4.9 • 253 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.

Patreon: Patreon.com/OffPanel
Twitter: @slicedfriedgold
Email: david@sktchd.com

    Kang and Friends with Susana Polo

    Kang and Friends with Susana Polo

    Polygon's Entertainment Editor Susana Polo returns to the show for a free-flowing chat about the wider world of comics. Polo discusses Polygon's content development process, how much of the focus is on what works, whether that impacts her view of comics, the Eternals as a Tumblr fave, Kieron Gillen and Esad Ribic's run, downstream impacts of downturns at Netflix and HBO Max, She-Hulk and Jack of Hearts, the comics conversation, the X-Men line, favored D-list characters, superheroes as copaganda, the greatness of Friday, Sandman's fandom, Defenders Beyond, 2022's electric year in bio and autobio comics, the impact of editors, and more.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Three Bears with Rob Guillory

    Three Bears with Rob Guillory

    Writer/artist Rob Guillory guests this week, as we chat about his shifting approach and newly launched BOOM! series Mosely. Guillory discusses his many hats as a creator, what he's learned from recent projects, how he's pushing his career, adding writing to the mix, Farmhand's evolution, how autobiographical his work has become, Mosely's origins, the visuals of the book, tech commentary, the importance of family in his stories, his publishing partners, how his view of his work and career has shifted, and more.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Scales of Steel with Patrick Brower

    Scales of Steel with Patrick Brower

    Retailer Patrick Brower joins the show to chat about the year at his comic shop, Challengers Comics + Conversation, and the state of the direct market. Brower discusses the year at Challengers, the flip side of success, the weird vibes today, time costs, the difficulty of handselling, what moved the needle this year, the impact of economic uncertainty, what isn't working, the retailer conversation, variant covers, what he wants more from publishers, where single issue comics are headed, the medium versus the business, what he's excited for in 2023, and more.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Barbie World with Liana Kangas

    Barbie World with Liana Kangas

    Artist Liana Kangas returns to the show to discuss their busy past few years and their new BOOM! series, Know Your Station. Kangas discusses how they manage their extreme levels of busy, what goes into being a creator, balancing today and tomorrow, cover work, the Zestworld experience, the state of social media, returning to conventions, Trve Kvlt at IDW, whether that series was their baby, the story behind Know Your Station, its collaborative process, their growth as an artist, this time for comic creators, and more.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Judgment Calls with Kieron Gillen

    Judgment Calls with Kieron Gillen

    Writer Kieron Gillen joins Off Panel to discuss his big year on A.X.E.: Judgment Day, Immortal X-Men, Once & Future, and beyond. Gillen discusses his writing schedule, balancing responsibilities, Judgment Day's position for him, his approach to superhero stories, the fluidity of storytelling, "gets" in superhero comics, the X-Office, the surprising nature of Judgment Day, writing tie-ins, Syne the Memotaur, his collaborators, how Immortal X-Men and X-Men Red fit together, Sins of Sinister, the current path he's on, and more.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Hot Takes, Cold Weather with Brandon Burpee

    Hot Takes, Cold Weather with Brandon Burpee

    My pal Brandon Burpee returns to Off Panel this week for our eighth annual end of the year countdown episode. Burpee joins me to discuss the year in comics, the value of surprise, what surprised this year, the appeal of minis, superhero takes, the overwhelming amount of Batman, the year in event comics, the state of the X-Men, our honorable mentions, and more, before we close by counting down our 20 favorite comics of the year.

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

bgdshd ,

Treasure trove of comics interviews

Off Panel has an amazing collection of hundreds of interviews, covering the spectrum from mainstream to indie comics. The host, David Harper, approaches each interview with genuine enthusiasm and a near-encyclopedic knowledge of comics and the comics industry. Off Panel is my favorite comics podcast.

Community Property ,

The Best

There are a lot of comic related podcasts out there, but none better than this. It’s well researched, always insightful, and David always gets the best guests. Can’t recommend more!

MillCitySports ,

Perfect for the comics fan.

The mix of artists, writers, and retailers is the perfect balance. David gives you the whole industry and I can’t get enough.

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