Panel Borders celebrates 100 issues of “The Walking Dead”

Charile Adlard. Photo: Olivier Roller

Photo: Olivier Roller

Starting a month of shows on horror and fantasy comics, Alex Fitch talks to artist Charlie Adlard this week on his radio show Panel Borders, about drawing 100 issues of The Walking Dead.

Alex and Charlie discuss the various storylines the artist has rendered since 2004, coming up with new character designs for humans and zombies alike, how the TV shows compliments and diverges from the original comic, and drawing variant covers for the title to help support his local comic book shop.

Recorded in front of a live audience at Infinity and Beyond Comics, Shrewsbury in Autumn 2012, the interview will be broadcast at  Thursday 10th October on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / 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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