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 DC Comics' Sandman Universe, including Books of Magic, Lucifer, House of Whispers and The Dreaming.
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 each of the Sandman Universe teams 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:
- Nerdsync host Scott Niswander on Final Thoughts.
- Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen team, Fraction, Lieber, Fairbairn and Cowles break down process in Craft Corner.
- Tiffany Babb on Adrian Tomine's use of form to add context.
- Big Talk features Dave Baker and Nicole Goux interviewing each other on their collaborations and approaches to comics, both big-two and indie.
Of course, the usual bunch of recommendations from writers, artists, fans, critics and shops as to what they've been enjoying this month.
Available July 31st.