Off-Panel: March 3, 2015

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

Our daily round-up of news around the comics space, from the gutters and beyond.

“In honor of the first season finale set to air Monday night, Star Wars has posted an excellent interview with executive producer Dave Filoni digging into the genesis of the series — not to mention some of Filoni’s early sketches used to actually pitch the show. The art is a fascinating peek behind the scenes, and surprisingly, it looks like very little changed in the translation from page to screen.”

I’m not watching Star Wars Rebels, but I’m a general Star Wars fan, so I found this concept art fascinating.

“While we have no intention of ghettoizing women, I was really disheartened when Brian’s last Top 100 Comic Book Writers and Artists of All-Time poll went up last December to see that not only did only two women make the final list (Fiona Staples debuted on the artist list for the first time at #31, and Gail Simone again made the writers list, this time at #41) but many people’s ballots featured no women at all.”

While I prefer to incorporate diversity into overall coverage, rather than having separate posts about diverse comics versus regular comics, I really like this poll for the top 50 female comic writers and artists of all time and will be watching to see who comes out on top and who I need to be reading. Go vote!

“Vishavjit Singh is a Sikh cartoonist who has set out to fight the injustice of racial bias.”

This is awesome, and you can bet I’ll be keeping an eye for Singh’s work going forward.

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