Off Panel #375: The Dagwood Sandwich with Alex Ross
Writer/artist Alex Ross joins Off Panel this week to talk about his latest graphic novel Fantastic Four: Full Circle. Ross discusses the origins of that project, the appeal of the idea, what it built from, the draw of the Fantastic Four, getting their voices right, how time changed the project, the shadow of Marvels and Kingdom Come, his visual approach to the book, testing his art, covers versus interiors, the graphic novel format, and more.
You can find Ross on Twitter and Instagram as well as his work in Fantastic Four: Full Circle and on covers for an array of titles.
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Header art is from Ross’ cover to Fantastic Four: Full Circle. 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!