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. This issue covers Black Crown's Eve Stranger #1, by David Barnett, Philip Bond, Eva de la Cruz and Shelly Bond.
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 Eve Stranger 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:
- Writer Mark Bouchard tackles the end of Vertigo's Sweet Tooth for Final Thoughts.
- Aditya Bidikar is back for the second instalment of his new column looking at amazing letterers.
- Artist Jonathan Hill and writer MK Reed interview each other about their work and process creating graphic novels.
- Wonder Twins and Mera artist Stephen Byrne on designing memorable characters for 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 April 24th.