Panel Borders: Bad Planets and Misguided Islands

Starting a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, later today on radio show Panel Borders Alex Fitch talks to to pairs of creators who come from outside the world of comics. In an interview recorded at the MCM Expo, London October 2013, actor turned writer Thomas Jane and illustrator Tim Bradtreet talk about their work on comics and graphic novels such as Bad Planet and The Lycan.

Also, in an interview recorded at Daunt Books, Marylebone children’s writers and illustrators Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve discuss swapping roles on various projects including The Phoenix comic and their latest book Oliver and the Seawigs which is about moving, sentient islands and their headwear!

• Panel Borders: Bad Planets and Misguided Islands airs at 4.30pm, Monday 4th November, repeated 2.00am, Thursday 7th November, Resonance 104.4 FM / streamed at / extended podcast at

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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