#143 – The Man Who Draws Boba Fett: Variant Covers, Timescales & The Life Of A Comic Book Artist With Paolo Villanelli


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Paolo Villanelli; Italian comic book artist responsible for drawing many of our favourite characters within the Bounty Hunters comics, Lando: Double Or Nothing and more, is who Mike spoke with this week about what it’s like to be in the profession!

In more detail, Paolo talks about how he got into the career of drawing comic books before talking about what it’s like being one, including timescales, his relationship to the comic writers, colour artists and editors, how much freedom Paolo gets when illustrating including panelling & layout and how drawing ongoing series is easier than one-off issues or mini-series. Paolo also talks about working digitally, how variant covers are commissioned and what he would love to draw & what he hates drawing. The conversation ends with Paolo talking about what he enjoys aside from drawing and some advice to up & coming comic artists!

Find Paolo on Twitter @PaoloVillanelli & Instagram @villanellipaolo

For other Star Wars conversations, check out episode 110 for author Claudia Gray, 121 for actor Dominic Pace (from Mandalorian) and 138 for Alex & Molly of Star Wars Explained!

The video version of this conversation is on GCC’s YouTube channel soon and please subscribe as once we get 100 subscribers, we can change the YouTube channel link!

In the last episode of GCC, number 142, Mike spoke Kim of the Hush! Podcast for a conversation revolving around sex, podcasting and stigmas! In more detail, Kim explains why she started the Hush! Podcast, then the duo discuss intimacy and the importance on emotional connections with your partner as well as a sexual one. They also talk about speaking with your parents about sex, how religion can impact someone’s perspective on losing it, as well as negative terminology and more!

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Find Mike’s other show; Star Wars: Comics In Canon on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion. Episodes are out every Saturday; episodes 0-77 are out now, in ep 77 Mike tackled the fourth full chapter of the War of The Bounty Hunters, in ep 76 Mike tackled the horror stories Tales From Vader’s Castle for Halloween and then in ep 75 Mike started on the first volume of Bounty Hunters comics! Previous episodes topics include Lando comics, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, Kanan Jarrus, Count Dooku, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, how C-3PO got his red arm, book reviews & more – https://spoti.fi/3sOtqCw

Mike appeared on the Hall of Mears podcast, listen here: https://spoti.fi/3bxgXwS or watch the video version here: https://youtu.be/K5epyHW-TPs

Mike returned to Star Wars Timeline to talk about The Force Awakens here: https://youtu.be/c4VMXeBU3W4 and The Last Jedi here: https://youtu.be/7dGEsdfSMkY

Mike was recently on the Beernuts Productions podcast, listen here: https://spoti.fi/3jpLjpD

Mike along with 5 other members of Comics In Motion discussed Art Spiegelman’s Maus in the 2nd CiM Book Club: https://bit.ly/BC2Maus

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Paolo Himself
A couple of panels of Paolo’s work

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