Off Panel #109: The Toaster Oven with Becky Cloonan

On this week’s episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Becky Cloonan joins the show to talk about her work and the rerelease of By Chance or Providence at Image. She talks that book’s origin story, self-publishing, why she wanted to rerelease it AND color it, the updates to the new book, the story behind the dedications in both versions, whether she has crushes on her characters, her current projects, collaboration, working with Steve Dillon, the monthly comic format, finding her voice on The Punisher, her recent focus on writing, focusing on storytelling in art, and more, before diving into five questions about Cloonan the person.

You can find Cloonan on Twitter, her website, and her work in the By Chance or Providence rerelease (which is available this Wednesday), Southern Cross, and The Punisher.

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Header image is from By Chance or Providence, art by Cloonan. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.