Off Panel #37: Guerrilla Comics with Marcos Martin

The artist and co-creator of The Private Eye and Barrier talks his work

Marcos Martin, artist and co-creator of The Private Eye and Barrier as well as the artist on an upcoming Walking Dead special, joins the show this week to talk his art and the unique nature of his digital endeavor with Brian K. Vaughan, Panel Syndicate. Martin talks how the upcoming Walking Dead special came together, the serendipitous nature of that experience, what kind of oversight they’ve seen working with someone else’s toys, how his art changes when using black and white and their horizontal format, the guerrilla nature of Panel Syndicate, the appeal of their release strategy, how he views print comics, Barrier and the complaints about the language barrier, challenging yourself creatively, and much more. It’s a great chat with one of the best creators in comics.

You can find Marcos on Twitter and his work on Panel Syndicate, most recently on Barrier #1.

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Header image has art from Barrier #1, with art by Martin and Muntsa Vicente. Intro music is Yo La Tengo’s “Periodically Double or Triple”, used with their permission (if they remember…I swear it’s true YLT!).