PanelxPanel is a new digital magazine celebrating the medium of comics. It’s edited by Strip Panel Naked host Hass Otsmane-Elhaou, and features a rotating set of writers ranging from critics to professionals, fans and comic stores.
Each issue has two halves across it's 90+ ad-free pages. The first, a focus on a particular comic and featuring a series of essays, interviews, process pieces and an exclusive Strip Panel Naked column all focused around that comic. The eleventh issue covers AfterShock’s Cold War, by Christopher Sebela and Hayden Sherman.
The second half features regular articles, interviews, craft essays, a comic, and a series of comic recommendations from a range of comic-related voices.
This is a true celebration of the medium with every issue, looking at all the elements that make comics an interesting art form and great place to tell visual stories. This is a magazine that cares about comics.
This issue features an interview with Sherman and Sebela on the craft and themes of the book. Sebela writes a piece about storytelling in his work, and the back-and-forth with Sherman. There's an exclusive Strip Panel Naked article and other essays on themes in the book.
For the regular features, we have Craft Corner, in which a creator discusses an element of their art. a quick-fire 5 Questions With... interview, plus a more in-depth interview with another creator on their work and history with the medium. Alongside a short comic, and a Final Thoughts column all about the best endings in comics.
Of course, the usual bunch of recommendations from writers, artists, fans, critics and shops as to what they've been enjoying this month.
Available May 16th.