Panel Borders: Comics on Comics with Stewart Lee and Josie Long

Comedian Stewart Lee. Photo: Colin Hutton

Comedian Stewart Lee. Photo: Colin Hutton

Comedians Stewart Lee and Josie Long discuss their appreciation of the medium and forays into creating strips in Panel Borders: Comics on Comics this week.

Stewart Lee is an English stand-up comedian, writer and director who was one half of the radio duo Lee and Herring in the mid-1990s, alongside Richard Herring. He also co-wrote and co-directed the West End hit musical Jerry Springer: The Opera.

Stewart Lee's "appearance" in Doomsday Clock #3 by Geoff john, art by Gary Frank © DC

Stewart Lee’s “appearance” in Doomsday Clock #3 by Geoff john, art by Gary Frank © DC

Alex Fitch converses with Lee, who talks about writing the story “The Property” for CLiNT Magazine and his love for Resonance FM.

Josie Long’s “Another Planet” - What If the Daily Mail didn't Exixt

Josie Long’s “Another Planet”

Josie Long’s “Another Planet” - What If the Conspiracy Theorists were Right All Along?

Guest presenter Mark Hibbett talks to Josie Long about her comic Another Planet featured in The Guardian and the integration of cartoons into her stand-up routine, in front of an audience at Central St Martins.

Josie is a writer and a stand up comedian Who as well as enjoying traveling and performing, cares a lot about politics and social justice and sometimes run a thing called the Alternative Reality Tour.

The episode of the long-running comics show also includes a survey of the various comic book and genre titles on sale as part of this year’s Resonance FM fundraiser auction.

• Panel Borders: Comics on Comics airs 5.30pm Wednesday 7th February 2018, repeated 7.00am Tuesday 13th February, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at / Resonance Replay stream on / podcast after broadcast at

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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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