Panel One 2019: Talking about Pass Me By with Kyle Simmers and Ryan Danny Owen

The following interview was recorded and written by Chris Doucher, Managing Editor for GeekNerdNet. ( is the Official Media Sponsor of the 2019 Panel One Comic Creator Festival)

Ryan Danny Owen (left) and Kyle Simmers, creative team on Pass Me By, at the 2019 Panel One Comic Creator Festival (Photo credit: Chris Doucher/GeekNerdNet)

The creative team of Kyle Simmers (illustrator) and Ryan Danny Owen (writer) just launched Pass Me By: Gone Fishin’, their first book (in a series of five) in April 2019 at Shelf Life Books and are already almost sold out. And it’s no wonder because this first book was produced as riseograph, rather than being digitally printed. This book looks fantastic. The story itself follows the character of Ed, who suffers from early onset dementia, and his journey exploring role masculinity, gender, sexuality and queer identity. Listen to the full interview, as Simmers and Owen talk about where the story came from and what’s to come when their partnership with Renegade Arts Entertainment starts later this year.

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