Off Panel #82: 25 Years of Image with Erik Larsen

In a special edition of Off Panel, Image Comics co-founder Erik Larsen joins the show to share his perspective on the rise of Image. Larsen talks the Image’s story from the beginning, whether it worked because of the numbers they brought to Image, whether he expected Savage Dragon to go as long as it has, what the response to them leaving was like, what influenced the wave of big creators to Image in recent years, what made Robert Kirkman a good fit for Image, how Image has changed over the years, and more.

You can find Erik on the Savage Dragon site 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 The Savage Dragon #1, art by Larsen. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.