Starting a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, later today on radio show Panel Borders Alex Fitch talks to to pairs of creators who come from outside the world of comics. In an interview recorded at the MCM Expo, London October 2013, actor turned writer Thomas Jane and illustrator Tim Bradtreet talk about their work on comics and graphic novels such as Bad Planet and The Lycan.
Also, in an interview recorded at Daunt Books, Marylebone children’s writers and illustrators Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve discuss swapping roles on various projects including The Phoenix comic and their latest book Oliver and the Seawigs which is about moving, sentient islands and their headwear!
• Panel Borders: Bad Planets and Misguided Islands airs at 4.30pm, Monday 4th November, repeated 2.00am, Thursday 7th November, Resonance 104.4 FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at http://panelborders.wordpress.com
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.