Off Panel #391: Family Video with John Allison
Writer/artist John Allison returns for a conversation about the upcoming The Great British Bump-Off and his larger views on comics right now. Allison discusses the origins of The Great British Bump-Off, its evolution, pairing baking shows with mystery stories, the episodic nature of finite series, Shauna Wickle, how writing Shauna differs from other characters, the book’s supporting cast, Primrose the cat, the greatness of Max Sarin, how they work together, the title’s tone, how his feelings about the comic industry have evolved, his Patreon, where he’s at now, and more.
You can find Allison on Instagram, his Patreon, and in the upcoming The Great British Bump-Off.
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Header photo is from Dan Hipp’s cover to The Great British Bump-Off #1. 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!