PanelxPanel is a 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 its 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 21st issue covers Image Comics's Little Bird series, by Darcy Van Poelgeest, Ian Bertram, Matt Hollingsworth, Aditya Bidikar and Ben Didier.
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 the Little Bird team on their work, as well as a series of in-depth articles about the comics, including a look at the process of making the comic. There's an exclusive Strip Panel Naked piece on storytelling approach, alongside other features on theme and story.
For the regular features:
- Critic Gregory Paul Silber talks his favorite Batman ending in celebration of Detective Comics #1000.
- Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou dissects how Wally Wood's 22 Panels That Always Work actually work.
- Artist Niko Henrichon and writer Robbie Thompson interview each other about their work on Marvel's new The Skrulls.
- Red Sonja and Paradiso colorist Dearbhla Kelly shows us her process in Craft Corner.
Of course, the usual bunch of recommendations from writers, artists, fans, critics and shops as to what they've been enjoying this month.
Available March 27th.