Panel Borders: Aces Weekly
Continuing our month of shows about anthologies, Alex Fitch talks to the creator and co-editor – David Lloyd – of a new weekly digital comics anthology, Aces Weekly.
Alex also talks to three of the other contributors – David Leach, John McCrea and Kev Hopgood – about their new strips which will feature in the title and how the creators hope this will open up a new market for British comics in a brand new format.
The first issue of Aces Weekly goes online at www.acesweekly.co.uk on 30th September 2012
Last week’s show about The Phoenix comic, featuring a panel discussion with Daniel Hartwell, Neill Cameron, Adam Murphy, Robin Etherington and Patrice Aggs is available now as a ‘feature length’ podcast.
In an hour long programme to compliment this month’s series of Panel Borders on comic book anthologies, Alex Fitch looks at “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic”, 2000AD in its 35th anniversary year, alongside the release of a new Dredd movie, featuring the comic’s longest running character.
Alex discusses the recently released 1800th issue of the comic with editor Matt Smith; the process of writing Future Shocks with small press creator David Baillie; the drawing of memorable strips such as Harlem Heroes and Nemesis the Warlock with artists Kev Hopgood and Henry Flint; and the art of putting words in the mouth of indestructible lawman Judge Dredd with letterer Annie Parkhouse.