Off Panel #133: Versus Mode with Ivan Brandon

Writer Ivan Brandon visits Off Panel this week, as he joins the podcast to discuss his new Image series VS. Brandon chats about his own comics background, learning from David Mazzucchelli, how he first decided to work in comics, the stretch between the late 90s and early 00s in comics, the experience on Men of War in DC’s New 52, longform projects, the difference between Western comics and manga, the development of VS, Nic Klein’s painted colors on VS, how Esad Ribic realizes futuristic environments, familiarity’s impact on collaboration, the level of collaboration necessary for VS, marketing comics in 2017, and more.

Thanks for listening to this week’s podcast with writer Ivan Brandon. You can find him on Twitter at @IvanBrandon, on his website at IvanBrandon dot com, and in comics like Black Cloud and the upcoming VS, which arrives in comic shops everywhere February 7th.

You can find Brandon on Twitter and his website, as well as his work in Black Cloud and the upcoming Vs. – coming February 7th – at Image Comics.

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Header image is from the VS preview image, art by Esad Ribic. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.