Off Panel #3: John Layman on Making Comics the Layman Way

In this week’s episode of’s weekly creator-centric podcast Off Panel, David welcomes writer John Layman to the show to talk about the art of making comics. They talk about his process making comics, what it’s like nearing the end of Chew, the art of killing characters, and much more. It’s an all-encompassing look at how one of Image’s longest running titles is run, and for those interested in making creator-owned comics, this is something you shouldn’t miss. As a note, this episode was recorded shortly after the release of issue #49.

John is the writer of the Eisner winning series Chew with Rob Guillory, as well as recent runs on Detective Comics and Cyclops. You can find John on Twitter and the Chew website.

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Cover art from “Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E.” by Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen and “Hellboy” by Mike Mignola. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).