Panel Borders: Medical Emergencies features interviews with Karen Berger and the Mad Robot Comics team

Panel Borders: Medical Emergencies

The monthly radio show about comics and graphic novels is back tonight. In Panel Borders: Medical EmergenciesAlex Fitch talks to two teams of creators who use knowledge of medical emergencies to inform sci-fi and fantasy titles.

At Cartoon County, Brighton, Alex explores the Madhouse and Cadavers comics created by Matt Hardy and Edward Bentley, from their Worthing based imprint Mad Robot Comics.

Then, in a panel discussion recorded at Gosh! Comics, editor Karen Berger, writer Sara Kenney, colourist James Devlin and medical advisor Dr. Adam Roberts (UCL) discuss their speculative thriller Surgeon X, which was drawn by the late John Watkiss, who died last month.

• Panel Borders: Medical Emergencies5.30pm Wednesday 1st February 2017, repeated 6am Sunday 5th February, Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London), streamed at / podcast at

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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