Off Panel #388: Reality Bites with Jamie McKelvie
Artist Jamie McKelvie joins the show to discuss his past few years and his work in Batman: One Bad Day – Catwoman. McKelvie discusses his work schedule, taking on more small projects, the challenges of a long run, his fluid approach to art, pushing his art, his process on Catwoman, how much runway he had on the book, why he took on that project, working with G. Willow Wilson, the appeal of Catwoman, having fun with the project, his depiction of Catwoman, factoring letters and colors into his art, writing as an artist, the learnings from Captain Carter, how his relationship with his art has changed, the evolution of what he wants from comics, The Killing Horizon, and more.
You can find McKelvie on Twitter and Instagram and his work in Batman: One Bad Day – Catwoman.
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Header photo is from McKelvie’s cover to Batman: One Bad Day – Catwoman. Off Panel’s opening theme music is Vulfpeck’s “Outro,” used with permission from the band (and thanks for me for them doing so!), with the rest of the music being 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!