Off Panel #70: Historical Mentors with Vivek Tiwary

Writer Vivek Tiwary joins Off Panel this week to talk the new edition of his graphic novel The Fifth Beatle. Tiwary talks his comic background, what the learning curve was like for writing comics after years in Broadway and beyond, why the story of Brian Epstein was so interesting to him, the power of historical mentors, turning the story into a graphic novel and a TV series, why Andrew Robinson and Kyle Baker were perfect fits for the art of the book, balancing historical accuracy and getting the right feel for the book, why The Fifth Beatle released a paperback edition, promoting his work, and more.

You can find Vivek on Twitter, as well as The Fifth Beatle on its site, Twitter and Facebook. The Fifth Beatle is available for purchase both in hardcover and softcover.

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Header image is from The Fifth Beatle, art by Andrew Robinson. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.