Panel Borders: Local Anthologies

Girl Frenzy comics

Continuing the new series of Panel Borders as an hour long monthly show, Alex Fitch talks to a quartet of young comic book creators and an editor / graphic designer, about anthology titles that utilise local talent. Cartoonist Erica Smith recalls her influential zine Girl Frenzy, made by Brightonians in the 1990s in an interview recorded at Cartoon County, Hove.

Big Punch Magazine Issue 3

Big Punch Magazine Issue 3

Also, Gloucestershire based graphic novelists Nich Angell, Lucy Brown, Jon Lock and Alice White discuss Big Punch Magazine (which we profiled here a while back) and other titles created together and apart under the umbrella of Big Punch Studios, in a panel discussion from the ‘True Believers’ comic convention in Cheltenham.

Panel Borders continues on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8.00pm, repeated the following day at 9.00am.

• Panel Borders: Local Anthologies airs 8.00pm Tues 13th October, repeated 9.00am Wednesday 14th October 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcastafter broadcast at

• Last month’s programme on laureats is available to download now as two podcasts

Dave Gibbons
Chris Riddell

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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