This week’s Panel Borders: 2000AD alumni Colin Wilson and Jim Alexander interviewed

A panel from Rogue Trooper, drawn by Colin Wilson

A panel from Rogue Trooper, drawn by Colin Wilson

Starting a month of shows about ‘The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’, Alex Fitch talks to a writer and an artist about their work in and after 2000AD.

Colin Wilson discusses getting his first work on the periodical and drawing Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper strips in the early 1980s, while writer Jim Alexander and artist Pete Woods discuss titles published by Alexander’s imprint ‘Planet Jimbot’, including Amazing & Fantastic Tales, and Food Chain.

Colin has been working professionally drawing comics since 1980. Over that time he’s worked on characters – Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper for 2000AD in the UK, Blueberry in France, and a variety of series for DC, Wildstorm and Dark Horse in the United States.

Jim is a stalwart of DC, Marvel, 2000AD and many more and of course runs the Planet Jimbot independent comics publishing house. Two of his strips, “King’s Crown” and “Whisky in the Jar”, have been adapted for the TV series Metal Hurlant Chronicles shown on Syfy in the US.

Panel Borders: 2000AD alumni airs at 11.30am Thursday 6th August, repeated 7.00am Saturday 8th August 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcast after broadcast at

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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