Panel Borders: Editing Psycho Gran with David Leach

Psycho Gran on the blower


Alex Fitch explores the art and culture of comics and graphic novels with practitioners worldwide on his Panel Borders radio show – and this week, he’s spotlighting a great British comics creator. Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist and comic book editor David Leach about his career so far. Alex and David discuss the latter’s most famous character Psycho Gran, her appearances in family comics from Oink! to Aces Weekly, and his work editing licenced titles for Marvel UK and at Titan.

• Panel Borders: Editing Psycho Gran airs at 11.00am Thursday 22nd January, repeated 7.00am Saturday 24th January 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at podcast after broadcast 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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