Panel Borders: Drawing and Painting Comics

Panel Borders - Fine Art Comics

Pages of comics by Al Davison, Hannah Eaton, Vicky Stonebridge and  James E Snelling

Starting a month of shows about creators who use fine art in their work, guest presenter Richard Reynolds (FRSA) discusses art techniques used in strips and graphic novels with artists Al Davison, Hannah Eaton, James E Snelling and Vicky Stonebridge on today’s Panel Borders show.
Recorded at the Caption Festival, Oxford this summer, Al discusses relearning to draw comics after suffering bouts of blindness and hand paralyses, Hannah talks about the fine art training that contributed to her first graphic novel, James explores his parallel art careers in trompe l’oeil interiors and comic books and Vicky demonstrates the use of painting and ceramics in her site specific sculptures, photographs and sequential art.

Panel Borders: Drawing and Painting Comics – 4.30pm, Monday 2nd December 2013, repeated 2.00am, Thursday 5th December 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcast after broadcast at


• Listen to previous podcasts featuring Al Davison and Hannah Eaton; plus, Richard Reynolds discussing re-appropriation of art in comics with Rian Hughes

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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