Off Panel #361: Secret City with Tyler Crook
Cartoonist Tyler Crook joins Off Panel to chat about his career and current Dark Horse series, The Lonesome Hunters. Crook discusses his comic and art origins, influences, his time in video games, tackling Petrograd, following Guy Davis on B.P.R.D., the origins of Lonesome Hunters, the relationship at the core of the story, narration, emotions over plot, magpies as villains, writing as an artist, water colors, the perks of doing your own thing, and more.
You can find Crook on Twitter and his work in The Lonesome Hunters at Dark Horse Comics.
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Header art is from Crook’s cover to The Lonesome Hunters #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!