In a very special X-Band, recorded on the 82nd anniversary of the debut of the newspaper strip, the phellas are lucky enough to talk to current The Phantom Daily artist, Mike Manley.
Mike has worked on the Phantom for almost two years, and on Judge Parker for eight years, so he has a wealth of experience when it comes to the schedules and deadlines that face a comic strip artist in 2018.
Mike tells us about his history as a comic book artist, animator and teacher. We discuss his process in drawing the strip and the balance of digital vs pen and paper, as well as using assistants. Mike responds to some of the online criticism that every artist seems to receive, and also shares his thoughts about the future of the Phantom character and the strip in general.
It's a fascinating chat with a fascinating man - we know you'll enjoy it!