Panel Borders: Ricky Rouse has a Gun

Ricky Rouse Gets A Gun


Continuing a month of shows about the work of comic book creators who mix together different cultures and mediums in their work, on this week’s Panel Borders radio show Alex Fitch talks to playwright and film maker Jörg Tittel about writing his debut graphic novel Ricky Rouse has a Gun, a satire on Western movie violence and China’s ‘knock-off economy’, published by SelfMadeHero.

Fitch and Tittel discuss how the project evolved from a film script to a graphic novel, the process of working with artist John Aggs and whether the writer’s own background of an upbringing in different cultures fed in to the story on the page. (Recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton)

• Panel Borders: Ricky Rouse has a Gun airs at 11.00am Thursday 13th November, repeated 7am Saturday 15th November 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcast after broadcast at

Read our review of Ricky Rouse Has A Gun

Read our “Lakes Bond” Interview with Jörg Tittel

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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