Off Panel #80: Storytelling Treasure with Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn

Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn, the artist/writer team behind the recently wrapped The Sixth Gun and the soon-to-be revived The Damned at Oni Press, join the show this week to talk about their collaboration. The pair talks about how they first met, what appealed to them about working together, how they develop projects like The Sixth Gun, world building, getting invested in their characters, designing the world of The Sixth Gun, why they initially launched the book Free Comic Book Day, ending a longform story, where world building to go wrong, their return to The Damned, how market pressures has impacted longform storytelling, and more.

You can find Brian on Twitter and Cullen on his website and Twitter. The Sixth Gun is available in full now, and the damned is set to return with a new volume one collection in March and a new #1 in May.

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Header image is from The Sixth Gun, art by Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.