So, my good friend Hass - regular creator of the Strip Panel Naked video series - has launched a new comics magazine, PanelxPanel (PxP).
I've contributed a few pieces to the inaugural issue and, time willing, I'll do the same for subsequent editions. For those who remember my reviews, my feature work here is in much greater depth, and I think pretty spiffy.
Hass describes it thusly:
"Each issue has two halves. 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 first issue covers Black Mask’s Beautiful Canvas, released on the same day as this magazine, June 28th.
The second half features regular articles, with creator-on-creator interviews, craft essays, a short comic, and a series of comic recommendations from a range of comic-related voices. The first issue features Rob Williams (Suicide Squad, Unfollow), Ollie Masters (Sons of Anarchy), and Aditya Bidikar (Black Cloud, Motor Crush) as well as a host of other writers and artists."
This is a unique approach to comics, and offers a lot of depth to the comics reading experience, as it relates to both the featured issue and the craft that goes into comics in general.
And I know a couple of you are fans of Rob Williams; he's got a great bit on his writing process.
Anyway, it's just $2, and you can pre-order it here:
Hope you do, and if you do, hope ya dig!