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 16th issue covers Boom's Giant Days series, by John Allison, Max Sarin, Whitney Cogar and Jim Campbell.
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 series of interviews with the Giant Days team on their work, as well as a series of in-depth articles about the comics. There's an exclusive Strip Panel Naked piece on storytelling approach, alongside other features on theme and story.
For the regular features, Ram V interviews the rest of the team from These Savage Shores, while Ganzeer discusses how he builds each chapter of The Solar Grid as the sole creative force behind it. There's also our Final Thoughts column on endings in comics, 5 Questions With... and the Comic Showcase!
Of course, the usual bunch of recommendations from writers, artists, fans, critics and shops as to what they've been enjoying this month.
Available October 24th.