Artist Ryan Stegman joins the show the week his new Image series Vanish debuts, as we talk about that title’s development and more. Stegman discusses his love of Wizard and Image growing up, the pursuit of cool, antiheroes, doing his own thing, planning Vanish, his approach to design, how the KLC Press Substack changed Vanish, the value of editors, why he doesn’t ink himself, his growth as an artist, planning out variant covers, getting into writing, the upcoming NBA season, and more.
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Header art is from Stegman’s cover to Vanish #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!