Panel Borders: Studying Comics

Panel Borders: Studying Comics

In a trio of interviews recorded at academic events for the comics radio show Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to three writers of academic books about comics.

At the IGNCC conference at the University of Dundee, Alex talks to David Kunzle and and Thierry Groensteen about their titles on the history and language of comics, and at the book launch for Alan Moore: Out From the Underground, Maggie Grey discusses her investigation into the early career of one of Britain’s most revered comic book creators.

• Panel Borders: Studying Comics airs at 5.30pm Wednesday 6th June 2018, repeated 7.00am Tuesday 12th June, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at / extended podcast after broadcast at

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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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