Off Panel #73: The Art Connection with John Paul Leon

On this week’s Off Panel, artist John Paul Leon joins the show to talk art and his work on comic covers for books like The Sheriff of Babylon and DMZ. He talks his art background, giving fantastical worlds a sense of realism, his approach on covers, how he handled The Sheriff of Babylon, the power and importance of photo reference, the key to a quality cover, how he handles interiors, how color changes the way he approaches a piece, the freedom of comics, and more.

You can find John on Twitter and on his website, as well as on the covers of The Sheriff of Babylon from Vertigo Comics.

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Header image is from the cover of The Sheriff of Babylon #2, art by Leon. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.