Off Panel #97: In Contrast with Peter Wartman

On this week’s bonus episode of Off Panel, cartoonist Peter Wartman joins the show to talk his webcomic Stonebreaker. Wartman discusses his path to comics, the comic that unlocked the medium for him, the influence of video game designer Fumito Ueda, how his webcomics Over the Wall and Stonebreaker developed, his art process, the evolution of his art, the impact of being colorblind on his art, the architecture of Stonebreaker, how webcomics have changed since he started, balancing comics and a day job, the Minneapolis comic book scene, and more.

You can find Wartman on Twitter, on Instagram, on his personal and work websites, and in his webcomic Stonebreaker, which you really should read right now because it’s amazing.

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Header image is from a teaser image for Stonebreaker, art by Wartman. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.