Continuing a month of shows looking at the work of female comic book creators on the Panel Borders comic radio show, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of cartoonists whose work occurs at the opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. Small press cartoonist Rachel Smith discusses her first graphic novel – House Party – just released by Great Beast Comics, and her back list of humorous self published comics which deal with disenfranchised British teenagers, in an interview recorded at ELCAF (East London Comic Art Festival).
Also, American artist Maureen Burdock talks about the latest installment of her F Word Project, a series of comics about violence against women around the world; Mumbi and the long run tackles the subject of Female Genital Mutilation. Original artwork from that project is on display at the Space Station 65 gallery, Kennington until 7th July.
• Rachel Smith http://rachaelsmithillustration.blogspot.co.uk
• Great Beast Comics: www.greatbeastcomics.com
• Maureen Burdock: www.maureenburdock.com
• Space Station Sixty Five: http://spacestationsixtyfive.com
• Panel Borders: Comedies and Tragedies airs at 4.30pm Monday 16th June, repeated 11am Thursday 19th June on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com