Torsobear: Yarns From Toyburg Cover

Panel Borders: TorsoBear, Cogs & Claws

Torsobear: Yarns From Toyburg Cover


Continuing a month of shows about creators whose work sits in the middle ground between ‘mainstream’ and independent comics on Britain’s only over the air regular show about comics, Alex Fitch talks to creator Brett Uren about his graphic novel series TorsoBear, a noir-inspired anthology featuring a bear and a wooden policeman investigating crimes in Toyburg.

As our regular readers know, Brett recently launched a Kickstarter for the second volume of the series and you can read Antony Esmond’s interview with him about it here.

Also, Brian Bennett and Jimmy Pearson discuss the webcomic Cogs & Claws, a monochrome, fast paced space opera serial published as a graphic novel by Markosia (recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton).

• Panel Borders: TorsoBear, Cogs & Claws air at 11.00am Thursday 21st May, repeated 7.00am Saturday 23rd May 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at   / podcast after broadcast at

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John Freeman

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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