Off Panel (SKTCHD) is creating podcasts and articles about comics
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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 one of my previous lives, either at SKTCHD (which I owned/operated) or 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.

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:


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).
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 69 patrons
This is the subscriber tier. In exchange for your dollar, you get:

  

  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • My eternal gratitude
  • Maybe a bear hug if we meet?
  • Access to patron-only posts
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month 33 patrons
This is the subscriber plus tier. You earn: 


  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • My eternal gratitude, both in spirit and in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 41 patrons
This is the team player tier. You get:


  • Access to the Off Panel bat phone, as I'll send an email out soliciting questions for each week's guest
  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • Thanks by name in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
This is the behind the scenes tier. You get:


  • Show notes - including research materials and questions - that will only be available here
  • Access to the Off Panel bat phone, as I'll send an email out soliciting questions for each week's guest
  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • Thanks by name in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts
Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per month 1 patron
This is the members only tier. You get:


  • Access to a monthly Patreon live chat or Q&A generated by you, to be answered either on a Patreon post or podcast
  • Show notes - including research materials and questions - that will only be available here
  • Access to the Off Panel bat phone, as I'll send an email out soliciting questions for each week's guest
  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • Thanks by name in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
This is the mini swag tier. You get:


  • A (possibly signed) trade paperback/graphic novel + assorted fun things mailed to you monthly
  • Access to a monthly Patreon live chat or Q&A generated by you, to be answered either on a Patreon post or podcast
  • Show notes - including research materials and questions - that will only be available here
  • Access to the Off Panel bat phone, as I'll send an email out soliciting questions for each week's guest
  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • Thanks by name in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts


(Note: this is for United States residents only. Shipping from Alaska to anywhere else is crazy expensive. Sorry!)

Pledge $40 or more per month
$40 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
This is the full swag tier. You get:


  • A full Off Panel loot crate, including trades, comics, and more
  • Access to a monthly Patreon live chat or Q&A generated by you, to be answered either on a Patreon post or podcast
  • Show notes - including research materials and questions - that will only be available here
  • Access to the Off Panel bat phone, as I'll send an email out soliciting questions for each week's guest
  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • Thanks by name in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts


(Note: this is for United States residents only. Shipping from Alaska to anywhere else is crazy expensive. Sorry!)

Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
This is the official sponsor tier. If you contribute at this tier, I will cut a 15 to 30 second ad into each episode of Off Panel hyping your comic, product, shop, site, whatever, as well as including mention of the same in the show notes. We'll work on what you want to say. Some restrictions apply, but most anything is cool. This is limited to two a month, while supplies last.


This tier only includes the ad, nothing above this tier.

Goals
$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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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 one of my previous lives, either at SKTCHD (which I owned/operated) or 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.

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:


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).

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 69 patrons
This is the subscriber tier. In exchange for your dollar, you get:

  

  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • My eternal gratitude
  • Maybe a bear hug if we meet?
  • Access to patron-only posts
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month 33 patrons
This is the subscriber plus tier. You earn: 


  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • My eternal gratitude, both in spirit and in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 41 patrons
This is the team player tier. You get:


  • Access to the Off Panel bat phone, as I'll send an email out soliciting questions for each week's guest
  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • Thanks by name in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts
Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
This is the behind the scenes tier. You get:


  • Show notes - including research materials and questions - that will only be available here
  • Access to the Off Panel bat phone, as I'll send an email out soliciting questions for each week's guest
  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • Thanks by name in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts
Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per month 1 patron
This is the members only tier. You get:


  • Access to a monthly Patreon live chat or Q&A generated by you, to be answered either on a Patreon post or podcast
  • Show notes - including research materials and questions - that will only be available here
  • Access to the Off Panel bat phone, as I'll send an email out soliciting questions for each week's guest
  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • Thanks by name in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
This is the mini swag tier. You get:


  • A (possibly signed) trade paperback/graphic novel + assorted fun things mailed to you monthly
  • Access to a monthly Patreon live chat or Q&A generated by you, to be answered either on a Patreon post or podcast
  • Show notes - including research materials and questions - that will only be available here
  • Access to the Off Panel bat phone, as I'll send an email out soliciting questions for each week's guest
  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • Thanks by name in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts


(Note: this is for United States residents only. Shipping from Alaska to anywhere else is crazy expensive. Sorry!)

Pledge $40 or more per month
$40 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
This is the full swag tier. You get:


  • A full Off Panel loot crate, including trades, comics, and more
  • Access to a monthly Patreon live chat or Q&A generated by you, to be answered either on a Patreon post or podcast
  • Show notes - including research materials and questions - that will only be available here
  • Access to the Off Panel bat phone, as I'll send an email out soliciting questions for each week's guest
  • Early access to each week's episode, up to 48 hours before release
  • Thanks by name in the credits at the end of each episode
  • Access to patron only posts


(Note: this is for United States residents only. Shipping from Alaska to anywhere else is crazy expensive. Sorry!)

Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month 1 patrons (sold out!)
This is the official sponsor tier. If you contribute at this tier, I will cut a 15 to 30 second ad into each episode of Off Panel hyping your comic, product, shop, site, whatever, as well as including mention of the same in the show notes. We'll work on what you want to say. Some restrictions apply, but most anything is cool. This is limited to two a month, while supplies last.


This tier only includes the ad, nothing above this tier.