PANEL is a comic book writer/artist collective, based in Columbus, Ohio. We’ve been self-publishing twice-yearly anthologies under my Ferret Press banner. And this month marks the 8th anniversary of the Ferret Press/PANEL blog! That’s right, we’ve been posting our thoughts on comix, writing, art, movies, and the creative process on this blog for 8 years now. And it all started with the PANELfesto, written by esteemed PANELista, Tony Goins. I’ll just repost his call to action below:
What is Panel?
Panel is about realizing it doesn’t matter if you have a fully realized universe all plotted out in your head. Nothing matters until you put ink to paper.
Panel rolls into the show 12 deep, knocks over other creators’ tables, and lights its cigar off old copies of Youngblood #0 it picked up in the 10-cent bin.
Panel is a self-governing collective of aspiring comix creators in Central Ohio. Panel has no bylaws and no dues. It meets every second Tuesday.
Panel is about sucking it up when your fellow members say your shiny new script reads like the lost episode of the A-Team. Panel knows pain makes you better.
Panel began as a flier at the Laughing Ogre comic shop, and now has about a dozen members. Some members are professional creators, some aren’t. That’s OK.
Panel loves you and wants what’s best for you. Join Panel.
To celebrate our 8th year of blogging, we’ll be posting new material on the blog all month long, focusing especially on indy comics and creators. So keep an eye out for all the regular features you’ve grown to love, like:
…and many more.
And be sure to check back even more frequently, because we’ll be posting all sorts of additional material, from sketches and artwork to short stories and reviews and even columns from guest bloggers.
The PANEL collective is over 10 years old. We’ve self-published 17 volumes of our unique anthology. And now the blog is 8 years old.
We’re just getting started.