Panel Borders: The Name’s Bond…

Panel Borders - Shelly and Philip BondOn this week’s Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to three members of the same family who are involved with making comics.

Shelly and Philip Bond discuss respectively editing and drawing comics published by Vertigo and IDW, such as Black Crown Quarterly, and Bob Bond talks about his six decades as a sports cartoonist, collected in such anthologies as 1966 and All That! and Both Legs Down One Knicker.

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• Panel Borders: The Name’s Bond… will air next on ResonanceFM at 2.30am on Friday, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed 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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