The Beat’s Heidi MacDonald guests on this week’s episode of Off Panel, as she talks with David about her career as a comics journalist and beyond. They talk about how things have changed over her thirty years in the industry, the stigma surrounding comics, comics culture, her goals for The Beat, the state of things in internet and comics journalism, leading for the writers of tomorrow, and what has her the most excited about the future of comics. It’s a great chat with one of the savviest people in the comic industry today.
Header art from Mike Mignola’s Hellboy and Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s Nextwave. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).