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Panel to Panel is a 274 page full color book full of insightful interviews, articles, essays and comics. Your support is appreciated.

Panel to Panel is a 274 page, full-color book full of insightful interviews, articles, essays and comics.  Panel to Panel explores all aspects of the comics industry, offering a truly unique perspective on the world of words and pictures.  As of now, the book is 100% complete, and review copies have been sent out to a number of well-respected industry creators, and we couldn't be happier with what people are saying:

"John Rovnak's Panel to Panel book is truly a wonderful collection of insightful interviews and thoughtful conversations, conducted with a completely original style and refreshing point of view--well worth its weight in historical depth and value." - Kevin Eastman (Heavy Metal Magazine)

"A cornucopia of fascinating articles, interviews and strips that span the spectrum of the American comics industry, from the extraordinary inner worlds of storytelling giants such as Alan Moore and Dave Sim, through the writing of Jack Kirby and the art of such luminaries as David Mack, Rick Veitch, Jaime Hernandez and Jim Woodring, to topics as diverse as Archie Comics and Robert Crumb and indy stars like James Sturm and James Kolchaka, in Panel to Panel, John Rovnak has produced an eclectic, intelligent, informative  and thought-provoking book that is truly passionate about our medium." - Bryan Talbot (Tale of One Bad Rat, Luther Arkwright, Grandville)

"A wonderful collections of essays, interviews and art that provides an invaluable, eclectic view of the many facets of the comics medium."- Christopher Golden (Baltimore: The Plague Ships)

"It was a real charge to read this first issue - I think its amazingly interesting and well put together." - Paul Jenkins (Wolverine: Origin, Hellblazer, The Sentry)

"VERY interesting, informative, eye-opening book. So good that my ego wishes that I was in it." - Michael Allred (Madman, X-Statix, iZombie)

Panel to Panel brings back the glory days of people writing about comics seriously, but still celebrating it with wide eyed wonder.” - G. Michael Dobbs (Escape! How Animation Broke into the Mainstream in the 1990s)

Panel to Panel is an unusual beast...it is both eclectic and relevant for most of today's audience. It is a great mosaic of how good and how interesting comics can be” - Gary Reed (Caliber Comics)

All that’s left is the generosity of you, the reader, to get it published, shared with the world, and in the hands of a deserving public.  So what will your money do?  If we reach our goal of $16,500, Panel to Panel will be able to be printed at a much higher quality, and offered to you at a much greater savings.  When this book was originally envisioned, a little more than a year ago, it was much smaller and more modest in scale.  The goal was to publish it using modern print-on-demand technology, and offer it to a smaller audience.  As work continued and the overall scope of the project grew, it became obvious that we'd outgrown our initial goal, and out priced ourselves.  In order to reach a larger audience, and keep the book affordable (without cluttering the book with advertisements), traditional printing became an obvious necessity.  Kickstarter and your generous support can help make all of this a reality.


Panel to Panel

Edited by John Rovnak

Designed by Mark Masztal

Contributors include Jon Mathewson, Daniel Barlow, Experience Kring, Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe, Rachael M Rollson, Chris Kulig, and Philip Charles Crawford

Featuring New Interviews with…

*Mark Bodé: A 21st Century Renaissance Man

*Glenn Danzig: Damn, It’s Danzig

*Jimmy Gownley, with Michael Cohen: Normal Guy to the Naked Eye

*Alan Moore: The Magical Adventures of an Extraordinary Gentleman

*Steve Murphy: Comes Out of His Shell

*Dave Sim: The General in His Labyrinth

*Jim Woodring: A Touch of Madness

*Craig Yoe: Teenage Wildlife

An Archive of Past Interviews, from paneltopanel.net, featuring…

*Larry Hama

*Jaime Hernandez

*David Mack

*Larry Marder

*Stan Sakai

*James Sturm

New Articles, Essays and Comics, including…

*Organizing Comics: How Comics Created a Community in Rural New England

*By Jingo! A Personal Meditation on the Writings of Jack Kirby by Rob Walton

*Organic Comix Presents: Jim Simon’s ShieldMaster

*Top Down: New Direction in Comix by Peter Money & Rick Veitch

*Beat Panels: Or, Is There Money in Poetry Comics? By Stephen R. Bissette

*Robocop and Dodocop by Mark Martin

*My Sketchy Summer: Or, 5 Days of Hard Labor at the Center for Cartoon Studies

*Crystal Sigil by Charles Glaubitz

*Europe’s Kriminal History: featuring The Return of Mr. Krime by Mort Todd

*Everything Old is New Again!  Modern Interpretations of Classic Characters of the Public Domain

*Meet Joe Priest: Where Religion and Comics Meet

*Keep Your Pants On! The Rock Art of James Kochalka

*Deft Mastery: The Genius of Early 1960’s Archie Comics

*Clover Fields on Fire: The Intellectual Architecture of Robert Crumb and the Tyranny of the Masses

Enjoy some sample pages from the book:

Here's the image to the Panel to Panel t-shirt (designed by Mort Todd), and available to all pledger's $55.00 and higher:

 An example of what Mark Martin can draw for you, if you pledge in the $85.00 (b&w) or $100.00 (full-color) or higher level. :

And finally, here's a sample of Mark Masztal's brilliant gray wash portraits, available to all pledger's $200.00 and higher:

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