Continuing a month of radio shows about the depiction of musicians and music culture in comic books, this week’s episode of Britain’s Panel Borders coincides with our yearly look at the work of young graphic novelists whip will also be making a special appearance at London’s Orbital Comics on Saturday.
Alex Fitch talks to Owen Johnson, Mark D Penman, James Lawrence and Andrew Tunney about their comics and forming an exhibiting group with three others called Ghosts for an art show at London’s Orbital Comics entitled ‘Cult’. The artists discuss the influences on their comics including the anthology title Waste, how the group was formed and what visitors can expect from the exhibition; includes an extract from the soundtrack to Johnson’s comic Raygun Roads.
The exhibition Ghosts: Cult runs at Orbital Comics, London until 20th April. This is the first time that you will be able to view a collection of CULT-inspired artwork, as well as buy specially designed prints and original art from the members of GHOSTS. Many of these creations will only be available at the CULT exhibition or have very limited print runs that will be made available to attendees of CULT exclusively during the show.Every member of GHOSTS will be signing at Orbital on Saturday 19th April, from 2-5.00pm.
• Panel Borders: (Ghosts of) Young Graphic Novelists airs at 4.30pm today, Monday 14th April, repeated 11.00am, Thursday 17th April 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com after broadcast
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.