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 100+ ad-free pages. The first, a focus on a particular comic and featuring a series of essays, interviews, and process on that title. This issue covers Image Comics' The Wicked + The Divine, by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson and Clayton Cowles.
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 a big, in-depth interview with the WicDiv team on their work, as well as a series of deep-dive 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 Steve Foxe looks at the ending of Dark Horse's Star Wars series for Final Thoughts.
- Daily webcomic creator NHOJ on organising yourself for daily output.
- Writer Christopher Sebela talks about the impact of Kinski as a dog owner.
- Big Talk features an interview with Bad Luck Chuck's Lela Gwen and colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick.
Of course, the usual bunch of recommendations from writers, artists, fans, critics and shops as to what they've been enjoying this month.
Available June 26th.