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 18th issue is our 2018 Year in Review, featuring essays on some of our favourite comics and themes from the past 12 months.
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 roundtable with PanelxPanel regulars discussing the best comics of 2018, what we want to see more of, and where we see comics heading over the next 12 months. The feature essays look at our favourite mainstream comics, manga, and small-press, diving into what made them unique. Including looks at Mister Miracle, Black Monday Murders, My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies, and more.
For the regular features, Steve Orlando and Riley Rossmo interview each other about their new Martian Manhunter series, comics and storyboard artist Pablo Clark on how one discipline informs the other, a Final Thoughts by Matt Lune, on The Night Gwen Stacy Died.
Of course, the usual bunch of recommendations from writers, artists, fans, critics and shops as to what they've been enjoying this month.
Available December 26th.