Off Panel #107: Adventure Time with Stephen Mooney

On this week’s episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Stephen Mooney joins the show to discuss the return of his comic Half Past Danger. Mooney talks the appeal of working on an adventure comic, how the book came together, why IDW was the right fit for it, the origins of the Half Past Danger sequel’s subtitle (Dead to Reichs), trying to handle everything himself on the book, the work he did at DC, the impact that work had on him and his career, why he decided to go back to Half Past Danger, how easy it was to jump back into that world, his process on HPD, photo reference, the Irish art community, and more, before closing with five questions about Mooney himself.

You can find Mooney on Twitter, his website, and his work in the upcoming Half Past Danger 2: Dead to Reichs, which arrives September 27th.

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Header image is from the cover to Half Past Danger II: Dead to Reichs #1, art by Mooney. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.