Off Panel #88: More Adventurous with Eric Stephenson

In this week’s episode of Off Panel, Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson joins the show in a special episode from Emerald City ComiCon. Stephenson talks Image’s move to Portland, why there wasn’t an Image Expo this year, the big announcements from ECCC, diversity in comics, finding different ways to tell stories in the medium, the devaluation of single issues, managing a publisher in uncertain times, the influx of variants at Image during its 25th anniversary, what he’s most proud of from 25 years of Image, how it’s changed the most since its launch, how Image’s staff has helped drive its growth, and more.

You can find Stephenson’s work in his Image Comics titles They’re Not Like Us and Nowhere Men.

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Header image is from They’re Not Like Us #1, art by Simon Gane and Jordie Bellaire. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.