PanelxPanel is a new 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 it's 80+ 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 fifth issue covers Vault’s Maxwell's Demons, by Deniz Camp and Vittorio Astone with letters by Aditya Bidikar.
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 fifth issue features an interview with Camp and Astone on their work, as well as a series of in-depth articles about the work. Including a piece from Vittorio on his artistic approach to the series, and an exclusive Strip Panel Naked on it's storytelling approach.
For the regular features, SKTCHD & Off-Panel's David Harper takes on the Final Thoughts column.
Steve Orlando (JLA, Midnighter) answers 5 Questions, and Aditya Bidikar and Ram V discuss how their background as Indian comics creators informs their work in Craft Corner.
Curt Pires, Alex Diotto and Dee Cunniffe present Reality, a full-length comic one-shot premiering in this issue, and discuss their approach to bring it to life.
There's also the usual bunch of recommendations from writers, artists, fans, critics and shops as to what they've been enjoying this month.
Available November 22nd.