Panel Borders: Non-Verbal Communication with Laura Malacart and artist Daniel Locke

Yes! Graphic Novel by Laura Malacart and Daniel Locke
Concluding a trio of shows about ‘untold tales’, narratives not normally depicted in comics, Alex Fitch talks to writer Laura Malacart and artist Daniel Locke on today’s Panel Borders radio show, about their comic book Yes! which explores the true story of an autistic man who communicates through song, classified technically as non-verbal communication.
Daniel and Laura discuss how the comic was developed from the latter’s academic research, how it works as a multi-media project alongside video clips, and the distribution of the story via a free tabloid edition and webcomic. (Recorded at Cartoon County, September 2014)
• Panel Borders: Non-Verbal Communication airs at 11.00am Thursday 18th December, repeated 7am Saturday 20th December 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcast after broadcast at

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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