Off Panel #74: Embrace Comics with Charlie Adlard

Artist Charlie Adlard guests on Off Panel this week to talk about his work on The Walking Dead as well as his new role as the United Kingdom’s Comics Laureate. Adlard talks his incredible (and expansive) run on The Walking Dead, staying engaged with such a long-running project, maintaining an ongoing schedule like he does, his layout phase (or lack thereof), how he and Robert Kirkman work together, working digitally on Vampire State Building, working with an inker after years of not, what exactly being a comics laureate entails, before closing with five questions about Star Wars, Legos, his band, and more.

You can find Charlie on Twitter and on his website, as well as his work on The Walking Dead and his French graphic novel Vampire State Building. Also, if you’re curious as to what Adlard’s studio space looks like – as we discuss that at the end of the show – you can see it here.

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Header image is from the cover of The Walking Dead #106, art by Adlard. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.