Editorial Policy

Who we’re interested in talking to

Comics creators, journalists, novelists, voice actors, animators, techical production people, and anyone with a creative insight or inspiration.

Who qualifies as a comics creator?

Anyone who’s produced and published at least one, but preferably two or more comics in a medium that comics can be produced in. This includes webcomics, manga, underground comics, self-published indie comics, motion comics, social media based webcomics, and mainstream big publisher comics, among others.

What about other categories besides comics?

As long as you’ve published or created something that the listeners of our show might be interested in… you’re good.

Who we’re not interested in talking to

Anyone selling work that is morally dubious or actually illegal can’t be considered for the show.

Clarification: Sex-positive adult content is okay. We don’t judge the content of people’s portfolios unless it’s illegal or morally indefensible.

We do not promote comicsgaters.

Screening Questions

This won’t be the show for you or your comics if you answer no to any of the following questions.

  • Do black lives matter?
  • Are trans women… women?
  • Are representation and diversity in entertainment important?
  • Does America have a fascism problem?
  • Is it okay for comics to be political and progressive?
  • Do you consider Comicsgate, the Fandom Menace, and the white identitarian movements they represent to be a bad thing?

Due Diligence

We screen every guest project for involvement or promotion on #comicsgate channels. If you have been knowingly involved in comicsgate, or you have promoted yourself on podcasts or youtube channels that promote comicsgate… please go away. If it was a mistake or unwitting participation, mention it. We’ll work with you.

Interviews and Editing

We want the show to be informative and uplifting for everyone involved. For the purposes of this conversation, that means the guests, staff associated with the show, and listeners. It’s also important to have a show that moves quickly and fluidly.

As such, pretty much all shows are edited down in ways that remove long pauses, repetition, stuttering, breathing, and background noise (say, if someone’s typing an email while talking to us). Sometimes, when a question is rambly and too long, it might be re-recorded for brevity in a way that doesn’t change what’s being said.

Sometimes, we edit for tone. We’ll edit or remove disparaging remarks about individuals and groups of people at our discretion.

In general, with our interviews, we make no changes to the core intent of what our guests have to say. We’ll never change that… even when we disagree with what was said.

The show isn’t about us, it’s about our guests.

Last Updated: October 4th, 2021

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About the show

The Panel Garden is an interview show, where we explore the minds and the creative processes of the comics creators and occasional other creative types you love. We cover the whole spectrum of comics creativity, from writers and pencilers to editors and inkers. We also feature hot new talent for you to sink your teeth into. Not literally though. That would be weird.

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