Off Panel #141: Chasing Giants with Nick Pitarra

In a special bonus episode, artist Nick Pitarra joins the show to talk his newly announced Image series with writer John Layman and colorist Mike Garland, Leviathan. Pitarra discusses what he’s been up to since Manhattan Projects, his art philosophy, the origins of Leviathan, what it’s all about, his preferred type of storytelling, his vision for the book, his approach on art, the importance of integrity in art, his view on art, how deadlines and schedules can impact art’s integrity, his love of original art, his connection to Seth Fisher, and more.

You can find Pitarra on his Patreon and his work in the upcoming Image series Leviathan with John Layman and Mike Garland.

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Header image is from Leviathan, art by Pitarra and Mike Garland. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.