Off Panel #22: The Art of Comic Design with Tom Muller

Designer Tom Muller guests on this week’s episode of Off Panel to talk the evolution of comic design. The pair talks Muller’s background, how his role plays out on both creator-owned comics and on for-hire jobs, how comic design has grown in importance, the difference between creating covers himself and working with an artist, creating a holistic feel to a comic, the designers he enjoys, and much more. It’s a chat that gives a lot of insight into the rarely looked at world of comic design, but beware, we had a little bit of a problem with Alaska’s internet this week. There are some slight technical difficulties here.

You can find Tom on Twitter, Tumblr, his his site, and his work in Wolf, Drifter, Material and more.

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Header art from Nic Klein and Ivan Brandon’s Drifter. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).