Off Panel #61: 10 Cent Words with John Allison

Cartoonist John Allison joins Off Panel for the first time this week to talk his work writing Giant Days and writing/drawing webcomics like Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round. It’s a conversation that goes all over the place, as Allison discusses keeping the continuity of his webcomics work straight, how his DIY origins and page limits impacted his work on Giant Days, fostering a relationship between readers and characters, character acting in art, world building, properly handling humor, how the webcomic world has changed as the internet has, and much more.

You can find John on Twitter, in Giant Days at BOOM! Box, and in his webcomics like Bad Machinery and Scary Go Round on his site. Important advice: if you’ve never read Bad Machinery, get started now. Right now. Seriously. Click here for the beginning.

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Header image is from a non-final cover for the first print edition of Bad Machinery. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.