It’s time once more for Alex Fitch to bring us up to speed on what’s in his latest Panel Borders show. As ever, for more details and links to a bunch of previous shows in podcast form, check out the Panel Borders site:
Panel Borders: Unbound Publications, 5.30pm Wednesday 2nd May 2018 on Resonance FM, podcast afterwards on Panel Borders
In a trio of interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Hove, Alex Fitch looks at the output of new Graphic Novel publisher Unbound. Commissioning Editor Lizzie Kaye talks about the history of the company and how they are trying to create a new way of publishing comics, and artists Wallis Eates (see below) and Lucy Sullivan (see the header art above) discuss their very different graphic novels on mental illness: Like an Orange and Barking, one a collaboration with brain injury survivors and the latter a phantasmagorical look at depression.
Dundee Comics: In a special episode looking at the comics scene in Dundee, Alex Fitch talks to researcher Laura Findlay and artist Zu Dominiak about their comic Closure and the Dundee Comics Creative Space, to proprieters George Cordeiro and Jenny Heubeck of shops ‘The Black Hole’ and ‘Ahoy Comics’, and to departing D.C. Thomson Heritage Brands manager and Commando editor (November 2016 to March 2018), Kirsten Murray.
The Inking Woman: To celebrate the release of “The Inking Woman – 250 years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain”, published by Myriad Editions, three of the participants in the book talk about their work and love of the medium. Alex Fitch talks to Sandi Toksvig, a patron of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation, and to artist The Surreal McCoy who was the artist in residence during Sandi’s lunchtime show on LBC Radio and is a cartoonist for The Sunday Times and The Independent. Also, in a talk given at Central St. Martin’s School of Art and chaired by comics scholar Guy Lawley, Rachael House discusses her involvement with the queer ‘zine movement over the last twenty years and beyond.