Listen Up! Panel Borders: Telling Truths, airs today

On today’s only broadcast radio show about comics, airing on Resonance FM, comics guru Alex Fitch talks to a quartet of graphic novelists whose work reflects events from history over the last hundred years.

In a panel discussion recorded at a previous Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Hannah Berry, Darryl Cunningham and Fumio Obata discuss how their work is based on recent culture and economics.

Also, cartoonist Jaime Huxtable talks about illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of George Orwell’s autobiographical essay Such, Such Were The Days in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

Panel Borders: Telling Truths airs today at 5.30pm, Wednesday 6th October 2021, repeated 10.00am, Sunday 11th October, Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB, extended podcast at

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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