Off Panel #81: The Rise of Image with Rob Liefeld

In a special edition of Off Panel, Image Comics co-founder Rob Liefeld joins the show to talk about the publisher 25 years after it started. Liefeld talks the popularity of the Image founders, why it needed to be more than just himself who did it, how Image came together, why Robert Kirkman fits Image so well, Eric Stephenson’s role in Image’s rise, whether Image’s developing surprised him over its 25 years, who the heart and soul of Image is, what Image’s future looks like, and more.

You can find Rob on his website and Twitter. You can find my article on the history and evolution of Image Comics on The Ringer.

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Header image is from the cover of Youngblood #1, art by Liefeld. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.