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 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 eight issue covers Image Comic’s Twisted Romance, a four-part anthology series by Alex de Campi, Katie Skelly, Alejandra Gutiérrez, Carla Speed McNeil, Trungles, and more.
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 eight issue features an interview with de Campi and her collaborators, as well as a series of in-depth articles about the comic series. There's also an exclusive Strip Panel Naked on it's storytelling approach, and other features on theme and story.
For the regular features, comics critic Emma Lawson takes on the Final Thoughts column about her favorite comics ending.
Batman, Wonder Woman, Lazarus and Black Magick writer Greg Rucka takes on 5 Questions With..., and Ales Kot talks through his process of crafting stories in Craft Corner.
This issue also contains our 2017 wrap-up, looking at what that meant for comics.
Of course, the usual bunch of recommendations from writers, artists, fans, critics and shops as to what they've been enjoying this month.
Available February 14th.