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 - eight years! - and it's something I'm passionate about. I love comics, and I'd love to continue podcasting and writing about them. That's where you come in.
The life of an independent podcaster and writer 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:
- Jonathan Hickman (The Black Monday Murders, East of West)
- Fiona Staples (Saga)
- Tom King (Batman, The Vision)
- Jordie Bellaire (Batman, Injection)
- Declan Shalvey (Injection, Moon Knight)
- Sean Gordon Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, Tokyo Ghost)
- Chris Samnee (Black Widow, Daredevil)
- John Allison (Bad Machinery, Giant Days)
- Eric Stephenson (the publisher of Image Comics)
- Rob Liefeld (co-founder of Image Comics, Youngblood)
- Todd McFarlane (co-founder of Image Comics, Spawn)
But all that work is entirely funded by yours truly. And not only am I looking to offset costs for the show, I'm looking to beef up Off Panel and improve the overall quality of it, while also expanding the audience as much as I can. I'm also planning on getting into writing more longform articles that look at comics in the way I've done in the past through varying outlets. Both can be expensive activities, 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 or my writing as well, 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.
P.S. Shout out to Vulfpeck as per usual for letting me use their song "Outro" from their album Vollmilch as the theme song for Off Panel (and in the Patreon video).