Coming Soon: PanelxPanel, a new digital comic anthology 

PanelxPanel #1
PanelxPanel, launching later this month, is a brand new digital magazine celebrating the medium we love: comics. Edited by Strip Panel Naked host, Hass Otsmane-Elhaou, it will features a rotating set of writers ranging from critics to professionals, fans and comic stores.

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, the creation of Ryan K. Lindsay, Sami Kivela and Triona Tree Farrell, released on the same day as PanelxPanel magazine -28th June 2017.

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.

For the regular features, professional letterer Aditya Bidikar (Motor Crush, Black Cloud) talks about lettering, and his favourite ending in comics. Ollie Masters (Sons of Anarchy, Snow Blind) interviews Rob Williams (Suicide Squad, Unfollow) about his process, and writing comics.

There’s also a short comic, and a whole host of recommendations from writers, artists, fans, critics and shops.

“Instead of reviews, we’re asking shops, critics, pro’s and fans to tell you about comics they’ve been loving recently, and why they loved ’em,” says Hass.

“This is a true celebration of the medium with every issue,”  he enthuses, “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.”

You can Pre-Order PanelxPanel #1 here

Find Hass Otsmane-Elhaou on Twitter @HassanOE

Strip Panel Naked on YouTube

• Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou joins Jason Kyle Hammond on the Savage Land podcast to talk all about how he came to be the foremost analyst in the world of comics. A winding conversation touching on all corners of the comic book world

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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