Off Panel #139: This Friendly World with Box Brown

This week on Off Panel, cartoonist Box Brown joins the show to discuss his new graphic novel, Is This Guy for Real?, a biocomic exploring the life of Andy Kaufman. Brown talks about his recent trip to France for Angoulême, the mindset as major projects are released, why Andy Kaufman was a subject of interest to him, whether his biocomic subjects were ones he had connections to, the impact of The Man on the Moon, who Kaufman really was, his process on biocomics like this one, the impact of First Second on his work, the new opportunities available to creators, how comics will look in the future, and more.

Thanks for listening to this week’s podcast with cartoonist, Box Brown. You can find him on Twitter, his website, and in Is This Guy for Real? from First Second.

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Header image is from the cover of Is This Guy for Real?, art by Brown. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.