Off Panel #95: Working Man with Mike Norton
In this week’s episode of Off Panel, artist Mike Norton joins the show to talk his epic workload in recent years. Norton talks what his life has been like since he wrapped Battlepug and Revival, how he balanced multiple projects at once, what he learned most from his recent workload, managing workflow, what he took away from his creator-owned work, studio life, the emotions of ending Revival, whether long runs by a single creative team are dying out, how the role of the comic artist has evolved, the changing landscape of comics, webcomics, the response to his webcomic Lil’ Donnie, before coming to a close with five questions about Norton himself.
One quick note: I fully botched the money Check, Please! generated on Kickstarter. It wasn’t $2.5 million, it was $400,000. Still a lot of money!
You can find Norton on Twitter, on his website, and in a whole slew of comics out there, including his recently concluded Image Comics series Revival with writer Tim Seeley and his webcomic Battlepug.
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Header image from Revival, art by Mike Norton and Mark Englert. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.