Off Panel #106: Hawkeye Vision with Kelly Thompson

On this week’s episode of Off Panel, writer Kelly Thompson joins the show to talk her work on Hawkeye at Marvel Comics. Thompson discusses her path to comics, the impact of studying art at SCAD has on her writing, how Jem and the Holograms changed her career, the pressure of working on a licensed book, co-writing at Marvel, the genesis of Hawkeye, the difficulty of following the Fraction/Aja/Wu run, how her scripting has evolved while working with Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire, managing fill-in artists, Julian Totino Tedesco’s covers, working on the upcoming Captain Phasma book, before closing with five questions about Thompson.

You can find Thompson on Twitter, her Tumblr, and her work in Hawkeye, Jem and the Holograms: Infinite, and the upcoming Captain Phasma book at Marvel.

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Header image is from Hawkeye #7, art by Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.