Panel Borders: Toys and Games

Karen Rubins comic Turns - Promotional Image

Panel Borders: Toys and Games, airing today on ResonanceFM, offers a pair of interviews looking at the connections between toys, games and comics.

Alex Fitch talks to artists Karen Rubins and Bob Molesworth about their work. Karen discusses her new comic art card game, Comic Turns (plying for deserved backing on Kickstarter now), which allows the player to create their own sequential art stories, and her strip “Tales to Give You the Shivers” in The Phoenix.

Karen Rubins comic Turns - Promotional Image

Karen is a comics creator and illustrator living and working in London, UK. She’s been making comics since the beginning of the century, and enjoys collaborative storytelling in all its forms. As well as writing and drawing, she runs workshops, clubs and courses for all ages.

Star Wars art by Bob Molesworth

Star Wars art by Bob Molesworth

In an interview recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, Bob talks about drawing Lego Star Wars, small press titles such as Dino Corps, and creating a cyberpunk adult colouring book called Part Robot.

Bob Molesworth got his first comic job illustrating Star Wars Clone Wars comics for Titan UK. He then went on to work on Titan’s Star Wars comic followed by Star Wars Rebels and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Panini. (He says he doesn’t really know how this happened, but is very happy that it did).

He is also the artist and co-creator of the graphic novels Dinocorps and Endangered Weapon B which were hugely fun to make and hopes that they are just as much fun to read.

• Panel Borders: Toys and Games airs at 5.30pm Wednesday 7th March 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 13th March, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at / podcast at

• Karen Rubins:

• Bob Molesworth:

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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