Off Panel #35: Funny Books with Steve Lieber

The artist of The Fix and Superior Foes of Spider-Man talks art and humor

Steve Lieber, the artist of Superior Foes of Spider-Man and the upcoming The Fix, joins the show this week to talk his work, collaboration and more. Lieber shares what appeals to him about working with writer Steve Lieber, how his art had to change as humor became much more important in his work, what makes character work so interesting, the transition to digital art, the pleasure of making people laugh with his work, his Kubert School experience, the value of photo reference, Periscope Studios, whether or not he’s comics’ answer to Obi Wan Kenobi, Jeff Parker’s badassery as an artist, the time he took on 4chan, and much more.

You can find Steve on Twitter and on the web, as well as in The Fix at Image Comics this coming April. Have you pre-ordered yet?

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