Music and Comic Books Panel at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016

Comics might not contain music, but music can be a big part of comics. This panel discusses all the ways music intersects with comics – inspiration, background noise to help the writers, and as the subject of comics themselves.

This is another one of those panels I wish lasted longer. Here are some topics I wanted to bring up:

  • Had Amy Chu heard of or read Hip Hop Family Tree by Ed Piskor and did it inform her musician-based comics.
  • What they thought of the soundtrack that accompanies Kyle Higgins’ C.O.W.L.
  • How the music writers felt about the parallels between the fact that despite only a few possible chord progressions we have so many creative songs and the fact that there are only like five story archetypes, but we still have such fabulous stories in comics.


By Eric Mesa

Eric was an avid comic reader in the late 1990s. He then took a hiatus from comic reading until 2011 when he dove head-first back into comics. Back in the 90s Eric only read Marvel comics although he loved Batman: The Animated Series. After a 2 year dalliance (2011-2013) with Marvel and DC, Eric now almost exclusively reads Image Comics.

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