Off Panel #114: My Lizza with Zander Cannon

On this week’s episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Zander Cannon joins the show to discuss his Oni Press comic, Kaijumax. He discusses how the book became more than a side project, why he went with a season model on the book, his trepidation diving into it without a safety net, whether his DC layout work prepared him for Kaijumax, problem solving on the page, handling everything himself on the book, his process, working with Oni and Charlie Chu, balancing tone in the book, the benefits of the season model, the appeal of studio life, and more.

You can find Cannon on Twitter, Tumblr, and in the absolutely amazing Kaijumax, which you should definitely read.

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Header image is from Kaijumax S3, #1, art by Cannon. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.