Panel Borders - Shelly and Philip Bond

Panel Borders: The Name’s Bond…

On this week’s Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to three members of the same family who are involved with making comics. Shelly and Philip Bond discuss respectively editing and drawing comics published by Vertigo and IDW, such as Black Crown Quarterly, and Bob Bond talks about his six decades as a sports cartoonist, collected inContinue reading Panel Borders: The Name’s Bond…

Panel Borders: Killing Superman with Louise Simonson and Frank Quitely

In this week’s Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of comic book creators who have been involved in titles which depicted The Death of Superman. In a discussion recorded at Portsmouth Comic Con, writer Louise Simonson talks about killing the Man of Steel in the 1990s and working on iconic Marvel comics suchContinue reading Panel Borders: Killing Superman with Louise Simonson and Frank Quitely

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival 2018 Poster by The Surreal McCoy SNIP

Wolves in the Bay: Surreal McCoy, Rachel Ball announced for Herne Bay Cartoon Festival

Artist The Surreal McCoy will be back in Herne Bay this summer, as part of the sixth annual Herne Bay Cartoon Festival. She will be discussing her graphic novel, The Wolf of Baghdad – A Memoir of a Lost Homeland on Friday 3rd August, in conversation with Alex Fitch and artist Rachel Ball, author ofContinue reading Wolves in the Bay: Surreal McCoy, Rachel Ball announced for Herne Bay Cartoon Festival

Panel Borders: Studying Comics

Panel Borders: Studying Comics

In a trio of interviews recorded at academic events for the comics radio show Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to three writers of academic books about comics. At the IGNCC conference at the University of Dundee, Alex talks to David Kunzle and and Thierry Groensteen about their titles on the history and language of comics,Continue reading Panel Borders: Studying Comics

Musician and comic writer Gerard Way

Panel Borders: Music and Comics

In a pair of interviews recorded in front of a live audience, Panel Borders investigates the work of a trio of creators who have an interest in combining music and comic book art. At Thought Bubble Festival, Alex Fitch talks to My Chemical Romance singer Gerard Way about writing such comics as Doom Patrol, The Umbrella Academy and TheContinue reading Panel Borders: Music and Comics