Off Panel #125: Grand Design with Ed Piskor

On this week’s episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Ed Piskor talks about his upcoming series X-Men: Grand Design. He discusses his comic book origin story, what a comic book collection says about a person, why the Byrne/Claremont run is so specifically his jam, hanging out with Chris Claremont at NYCC, how X-Men: Grand Design came together, the process of organizing and structuring the series, his process on the book, recoloring X-Men #1, making a Marvel comic as a cartoonist, style vs. storytelling, entering the world of superheroes, his Nike Air Force 1 project, and more.

You can find Piskor on Twitter, his website, and his work in comics like Hip Hop Family Tree and the upcoming X-Men: Grand Design at Marvel.

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Header image is from X-Men: Grand Design #1, art by Piskor. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.