Off Panel #29: Galaxies Far, Far Away with Michael Moreci

Comic writer Michael Moreci (Roche Limit, Burning Fields) joins the show this week for a doozy of an episode, as the pair dives deep into Moreci’s work, the comic industry, and…Star Wars? That’s right. The pair talks about what’s next for his sci-fi book Roche Limit, how film influences his writing, how to get and keep the attention of comic readers and retailers, the importance of being different in an increasingly large industry, personal branding, the struggle of quality of work versus name recognition when it comes to sales, sales vs. internet hype, why he and a bunch of collaborators made their own Star Wars comics, and then they close with a spoiler-rific discussion about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s a big talk, but an entertaining and interesting one.

You can find Michael on Twitter and his Tumblr. The third volume of his Image Comics title, Roche Limit, is set to drop in March, so keep an eye on that. Catch up with the first two trades if you’re interested.

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Header image from Roche Limit. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).