In this week's episode of Off Panel, writer Jonathan Hickman joins the show to talk about his rather notable relaunch of the X-Men. Hickman discusses how he's doing post House of X and Powers of X, uniting the X-Men fans, the cohesion of the line, the state of the X-Men, how this whole project came together, the collaborative nature of these books, how being an X-Men fan changed the experience of writing them, the assembling of the creative team, being additive, not destructive, the importance of value, what his job really is on the X-Men line, evolving the X-Men, why New Mutants as his other title, interconnectivity between his own stories, whether Krakoa has a baseball field, and more.
Jake and Slim sat down via satellite with Jonathan Hickman to talk about digital, design, Manhattan Projects, drawing, and what he's reading!!
Setlist goes something like this:
Test Pattern Omnibus
How do folks consume digital?
Detail & design in order to get folks to pick up your book (5.00)
Comic fonts vs Slim is crazy
Jonathan's Fantastic Four drawing to a close
Hidden story elements (8.49)
The Manhattan Projects (11.00)
Hickman the artist
What is Jonathan Hickman reading right now? (15.20)
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