Cartoonist (and Silver Coin head honcho) Michael Walsh returns to Off Panel talk about his Image horror series, The Silver Coin, and his upcoming graphic novel, The Oates & The Elphyne. Walsh discusses his role on The Silver Coin, competition amongst writers on the title, his feelings about horror, seeding ideas into the series, the universality of fear, the versatility of The Silver Coin, experimenting in art, Silver Coin’s covers, the rise of horror comics, The Oates & The Elphyne, how it ended up at Humanoids, whether he’s entered a different phase of his career, and more.
You can find Walsh on Twitter and in The Silver Coin at Image and the upcoming The Oates & The Elphyne at Humanoids.
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Header art is from Walsh’s cover to The Silver Coin #1. Off Panel’s theme music is an original track by custom music agency Upright T-Rex Music, written and performed specifically for the podcast. A huge thanks to Ross and Cody from Upright T-Rex Music for putting the track together!