Off Panel #151: Count Stockula with Ryan Browne

In this week’s episode of Off Panel, artist Ryan Browne joins the show to talk his latest Kickstarter for God Hates Astronauts presents 3-D Cowboy’s 2-D Spectacular! Browne discusses the origins of God Hates Astronauts, building an audience, webcomics, why he went back to Kickstarter, the story behind it, his incredible artistic collaborators, the creative process on the book, living with Paolo Rivera, the importance of taking things seriously, crazy character names, Kickstarter rewards, the stress of Kickstarter, Curse Words, working with Charles Soule, and more, before closing with five questions about Ryan Browne, the person.

You can find Browne on Twitter, Tumblr, in Curse Words at Image Comics and in his latest Kickstarter for God Hates Astronauts.

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Header image is from God Hates Astronauts presents 3-D Cowboy’s 2-D Spectacular, art by Paolo Rivera. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.