The team of Charles Soule and Ryan Brown join Off Panel this week to talk about their upcoming eight issue Image series, Eight Billion Genies. Browne and Soule discuss their creative process, planning stories, the finite nature of the title, Eight Billion Genies’ origins, how the genies work, Browne’s artistic approach, collaboration, what they learned while making Curse Words, joke making, the title’s Andrew Divoff variant, core questions to the title, whether they’d want a wish, and more. Also, a quick note for listeners: shouts to Deanna Chapman for stepping in to edit this one. She crushed it, as per usual!
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Header art is from Browne’s cover to Eight Billion Genies. 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!