DECOMPRESSED 025: THE YOUNG AVENGERS AFTERPARTY PANEL

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In picture, from top left, clockwise: Annie Wu, Kieron Gillen, Christian Ward, Matt Wilson, Jamie McKelvie, Joe Quinnones, Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, Tiny Emma Vieceli.

At this year’s always excellent Thought Bubble, an odd opportunity presented itself. Our final issues of Young Avengers were what’s oft referred to as “Jam Issues.” In other words, multiple artists telling a single story. By an odd quirk of fate, all the artists and most of the colourists were going to the same con. In other words, we could totally do a panel together about the experience.

And lo! There was a people’s revolutionary meeting gathering.

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Photo via Abigail Brady

There was one problem. The issues in question weren’t out yet, and we were incredibly sensitive over spoiling stuff. So as well as swearing everyone to secrecy, we were pretty obtuse in terms of what we did talk about. This makes this a quite hard one to follow without looking at the slides you’ll find below. You’ll see they were – er – often edited. If you have read the issue, it’ll probably be easier to flick through each artist’s section when they talk. If you don’t own it, it’s available digitally.

There’s another problem. This is recorded by my microphone in the middle of the room, and the sound is crapper than usual. I’m really not joking.

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Study Aids
YOUNG AVENGERS AFTERPARTY SLIDES
(In a handy PDF format)
These slides were done the morning of the event. The program crashed three times, losing all the work. They’re not exactly masterworks, shall we say.

Our theme tune? Los Campesinos’ We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed.