Today’s Panel Borders, Britain’s only on-air comics radio show, is titled “Junkyard Jack, Street Noise and Monster Fun” – a programme looking at comics for young audiences, and a young publisher looking to widen audiences.
Alex Fitch talks to editor Liz Frances about her imprint Street Noise Books, who publish a range of graphic novels about diversity and activism, and to Monster Fun artists Matt Baxter and Danny Noble about illustrating “Hire a Horror” and “Junkyard Jack” and “The Horse that Talked”.
Award-winning Street Noise make books that combine words and images in a powerful way, as in nonfiction graphic novels and memoirs. Their books have a radical, intersectional feminist, queer and inclusive vision, and seek to provide a platform for the voices of marginalized people.
Monster Fun, from 2000AD publishers Rebellion, is an all-new newsstand comic combining humour and adventure strips for a young audience, offering new takes on classic British comic characters, and introducing new ones, too.
• Panel Borders: Junkyard Jack, Street Noise and Monster Fun 5.30pm, Wednesday 1st March 2023, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 5th March 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / podcast after broadcast at panelborders.wordpress.com
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