Off Panel (SKTCHD)

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About

Yo everybody, I'm David Harper, that guy who talks about comics quite a bit on the internet. You might know me from my weekly interview podcast, Off Panel. Or perhaps you know me from my subscription comic site SKTCHD (which I own/operate), or my previous life at the Eisner Award nominated Multiversity Comics (which I was one of the senior editors at). Or maybe you discovered me through my gigantic piece on The Ringer about Image Comics' history or the one about Spider-Man's place in the zeitgeist.

There are a bevy of places you could find me, but the point is, I've been writing and talking about comics for a while now - ten years! - and it's something I'm passionate about. I love comics, and I'd love to continue to keep Off Panel as something that isn't behind the paywall of SKTCHD. That's where you come in.

The life of an independent podcaster is a fun one - I report to no one but myself - which means original takes and off the cuff interviews you might not get elsewhere. That's led me to podcasts interviewing some of the most interesting people in comics, including:


Now that SKTCHD has relaunched a subscription site, the bulk of the content will be behind a paywall. And I don't want Off Panel to be like the rest, as I prefer to keep it open. This Patreon is now focused on doing that and offsetting the costs of the show (while making it worthwhile for me). I'm also always looking to beef up Off Panel and improve the overall quality of it, while also expanding the audience as much as I can. That can be expensive, either in actual money or simply time put in, and I'm looking to defray that however I can.

Why should you support the show? Well, don't listen to me. Here are some smart people that aren't me saying nice things about Off Panel.

"Off Panel is an oasis of great discussion on comics and the craft of making them. Every new show is the highlight of my week as I know I'll learn something new with every episode." - Declan Shalvey (Injection, Moon Knight)

"Like the best interviewers (and dodgeball players), David knows exactly when to get out of the way. I always learn something listening to Off Panel." - John Allison (Giant Days, Bad Machinery)

"I began to take notice of David's work through his carefully researched comics journalism. And then he stopped. But all was forgiven once he started Off Panel, a great outlet for his obvious enthusiasm about the medium and its craft." - Paolo Rivera (The Valiant, Daredevil)

"The best podcast about comics" - super kind iTunes reviewer


So there you have it. People like me. They really like me. And if you've enjoyed my interviews, I'd love to have your support. Anything helps. If not, ain't no thing, but in the immortal words of my man Wooderson, it'd be a lot cooler if you did.
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$500 - reached! per month
Special overtime podcasts will be recorded with each guest, where they answer five questions not about their work about them as people. These will be published as extra episodes that are only available to patrons.
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