Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Panel Borders: Sporting Titles

May 7, 2022

Comics by Ellen Lindner and Josh Hicks / photos of Lindner, FItch and Hicks

Comics by Ellen Lindner and Josh Hicks / photos of Lindner, FItch and Hicks

Sporting Titles: In a pair of interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonists whose recent work has been on sports themed comics. Ellen Lindner chats about her project ‘A History of Gender Rebellion in Baseball’ – which has generated the comic, Lost Diamonds and two issues of the zine The Cranklet’s Chronicle, so far and looks at how female presenting people, and people of colour have been marginalised by the sport, and Josh Hicks discusses Glorious Wrestling Alliance, which follows the escapades of ‘the universe’s least-professional wrestling company’, as well running Carp Publishing Endeavours, a micropress based out of Cardiff, plus his work on animating a pop video for the Foo Fighters.

Originally broadcast 6th April 2022 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more formats to stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at archive.org

Links: Ellen Lindner’s website
The Strumpet comic website
Josh Hicks’ website
Carp Publishing Endeavors website

Next week’s show: New Anthologies

April 30, 2022

Cover of The 77 annual, Blazer no.2, Eat More Comics: The Best of The Nib, The Nib no. 6 plus photos of Ben Cullis, Steve MacManus, Alex Fitch, Sarah Mirk, Myfanwy Tristram, Daniel Locke

Cover of The 77 annual, Blazer no.2, Eat More Comics: The Best of The Nib, The Nib no. 6 plus photos of Ben Cullis, Steve MacManus, Alex Fitch, Sarah Mirk, Myfanwy Tristram, Daniel Locke

In a pair of interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Alex Fitch talks to a number of creators about their work on anthologies. Sarah Mirk discusses her work on political comics anthology The Nib with contributions from artists Myfanwy Tristram and Daniel Locke, talking about their strips created for the title. Ben Conan Cullis, a.k.a. Benksy, and veteran comics editor Steve MacManus talk about the various titles they’ve launched via kickstarter including The 77, Blazer and Pandora which are a love letter to classic British comics.

5.30pm, Wednesday 4th May 2022, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 8th May 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: The Nib website
Sarah Mirk’s website
The 77 website and shop
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Steve MacManus about launching the first issue of Blazer

Next week’s show: Sporting Titles

March 31, 2022

Comics by Ellen Lindner and Josh Hicks / photos of Lindner, FItch and Hicks

Comics by Ellen Lindner and Josh Hicks / photos of Lindner, FItch and Hicks

In a pair of interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonists whose recent work has been on sports themed comics. Ellen Lindner chats about her project ‘A History of Gender Rebellion in Baseball’ – which has generated the comic, Lost Diamonds and two issues of the zine The Cranklet’s Chronicle, so far and looks at how female presenting people, and people of colour have been marginalised by the sport, and Josh Hicks discusses Glorious Wrestling Alliance, which follows the escapades of ‘the universe’s least-professional wrestling company’, as well running Carp Publishing Endeavours, a micropress based out of Cardiff, plus his work on animating a pop video for the Foo Fighters.

5.30pm, Wednesday 6th April 2022, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 10th April 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Ellen Lindner’s website
The Strumpet comic website
Josh Hicks’ website
Carp Publishing Endeavors website

Panel Borders: Music, Comics, and Performance

March 7, 2022

David Bramwell performs The Cult of Water at Brighton Festival 2018, Once Upon a Time by Danny Noble, Cover of Black Crown Quarterly featuring a fictionalised version of Will Potter (drawn by Philip Bond)David Bramwell performs The Cult of Water at Brighton Festival 2018, Once Upon a Time by Danny Noble, Cover of Black Crown Quarterly featuring a fictionalised version of Will Potter (drawn by Philip Bond)

Music, Comics, and Performance: In a pair of interviews recorded at Graphic Brighton Alex Fitch talks to a trio of performers who mix music and comics in their creative output. Will Potter (Cud) and Danny Noble (The Meow Meows) discuss how being in bands has an influence in their writing and drawing comics, while David Bramwell talks about how music is an important part of his performance piece The Cult of Water which examines the work of Alan Moore.

Originally broadcast 3rd March 2022 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

Links: Danny Noble’s website
Info about Black Crown Quarterly on Cud’s website
David Bramwell’s website
Listen to Alex’s interview with Philip Bond about drawing music related comics
More Graphic Brighton podcasts

Next week’s show: Music, Comics and Performance

February 25, 2022

David Bramwell performs The Cult of Water at Brighton Festival 2018, Once Upon a Time by Danny Noble, Cover of Black Crown Quarterly featuring a fictionalised version of Will Potter (drawn by Philip Bond)David Bramwell performs The Cult of Water at Brighton Festival 2018, Once Upon a Time by Danny Noble, Cover of Black Crown Quarterly featuring a fictionalised version of Will Potter (drawn by Philip Bond)

In a pair of interviews recorded at Graphic Brighton Alex Fitch talks to a trio of performers who mix music and comics in their creative output. Will Potter (Cud) and Danny Noble (The Meow Meows) discuss how being in bands has an influence in their writing and drawing comics, while David Bramwell talks about how music is an important part of his performance piece The Cult of Water which examines the work of Alan Moore.

5.30pm, Wednesday 2nd March 2022, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 6th March 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Danny Noble’s website
Info about Black Crown Quarterly on Cud’s website
David Bramwell’s website

Listen to Alex’s interview with Philip Bond about drawing music related comics More Graphic Brighton podcasts

Panel Borders: Historical Adventures

February 4, 2022

Interior art from Freedom Bound and Incognegro: Renaissance, drawn by Warren Pleece / covers of these books / cover and interior art from Basil & Victoria drawn by Edith

Historical Adventures: Alex Fitch talks to artists Warren Pleece and Edith (Grattery) about their work on historical graphic novels. In a Q &A recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, Pleece discusses the joy of rendering adventures set in the past, and the importance of creating comics featuring people of colour who often get excised from history, when drawing the books Freedom Bound and Incognegro: Renaissance. Plus, in an interview recorded at Amiens comics festival, Edith explores her technique and references, including inspiration from Gustave Doré, when rendering Basil & Victoria and her adaptation of Tom’s Midnight Garden, dramas set in Victorian England and beyond.

Partially broadcast 2nd February 2022 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

Links: For more info, and links to various download formats, please visit the home of this podcast at archive.org
Warren Pleece’s website
Edith’s profile on Lambiek
(more…)

Next week’s show: Historical Adventures

January 27, 2022

Interior art from Freedom Bound and Incognegro: Renaissance, drawn by Warren Pleece / covers of these books / cover and interior art from Basil & Victoria drawn by Edith

Alex Fitch talks to artists Warren Pleece and Edith (Grattery) about their work on historical graphic novels. In a Q &A recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, Pleece discusses the joy of rendering adventures set in the past, and the importance of creating comics featuring people of colour who often get excised from history, when drawing the books Freedom Bound and Incognegro: Renaissance. Plus, in an interview recorded at Amiens comics festival, Edith explores her technique and references, including inspiration from Gustave Doré, when rendering Basil & Victoria and her adaptation of Tom’s Midnight Garden, dramas set in Victorian England and beyond.

5.30pm, Wednesday 2nd February 2022, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 6th February 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Warren Pleece’s website
Info about Freedom Bound on publisher BHP Comics’ website
Info about Incognegro: Renaissance on publisher Dark Horse Comics’ website
Edith’s profile on Lambiek
Info about Basil & Victoria on publisher Humanoids’ website
(more…)

Panel Borders: Drawn from Experience

January 12, 2022

Excerpts of comics by Steven Appleby, Sayra Begum, Matt Smith and Rachael Smith

Excerpts of comics by Steven Appleby, Sayra Begum, Matt Smith and Rachael Smith

Drawn from Experience: Alex Fitch talks to creators of autobiographical comics and graphic novels inspired by life, about depicting their own experiences on the page. In a panel discussion recorded at the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, Steven Appleby, Sayra Begum, Rachael Smith and Matt Smith talk about their titles Drag Man, Mongrel, Quarantine Comix, and You’re Stuck with Me Now in front of a live audience.
Also, as part of the Academic Comics conference ‘L’Enfance de l’Art: Jeuness et Bandes dessinées’ (The Childhood of Art: Youth and Comics) hosted at Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Laurence Grove (University of Glasgow) discusses his personal experiences of observing depictions of disability in comics for children and adults.

Partially broadcast 5th January 2022 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

Links: For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this episode at archive.org
Steven Appleby’s website
Sayra Begum’s website
Rachael Smith’s website
Matt Smith’s website: Smith vs Smith
Laurence Grove’s profile on University of Glasgow website

Panel Borders: Drawn from Memory

December 31, 2021

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Cover and Interior art from The Roles we Play and Roti, by Sabba Khan and photo from Khan Bonshek website

Drawn from Memory: In this episode, Alex Fitch talks to Sabba Khan about her graphic novel The Roles We Play which mixes infographics, comics autobiography, and family history of forced migration from Mirpur in Pakistan, as well as her architectural practice, and previous comics such as Roti which show an interest in construction and repetition. Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

Partially broadcast 1st December 2021 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

Links: For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this episode at archive.org
Sabbah Khan’s website
More info about The Roles We Play on Myriad Editions’ website
Buy The Roles We Play on Amazon UK
Listen to Sabba Khan’s presentation about her previous comics work at LDComics

Next week’s show: Drawn from Experience

December 29, 2021

Excerpts of comics by Steven Appleby, Sayra Begum, Matt Smith and Rachael Smith

Excerpts of comics by Steven Appleby, Sayra Begum, Matt Smith and Rachael Smith

Alex Fitch talks to creators of autobiographical comics and graphic novels inspired by life, about depicting their own experiences on the page. In a panel discussion recorded at the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, Steven Appleby, Sayra Begum, Rachael Smith and Matt Smith talk about their titles Drag Man, Mongrel, Quarantine Comix, and You’re Stuck with Me Now in front of a live audience.
Also, as part of the Academic Comics conference ‘L’Enfance de l’Art: Jeuness et Bandes dessinées’ (The Childhood of Art: Youth and Comics) hosted at Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Laurence Grove (University of Glasgow) discusses his personal experiences of observing depictions of disability in comics for children and adults.

5.30pm, Wednesday 5th January 2022, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 9th January 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Steven Appleby’s website
Sayra Begum’s website
Rachael Smith’s website
Matt Smith’s website: Smith vs Smith
Laurence Grove’s profile on University of Glasgow website

Panel Borders: Drawn from History

December 23, 2021

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Cover and Interior art from The Middle Ages: A Graphic History and Saxon Gold, illustrated by Neil Max Emmanuel and photo of the artist

Drawn from History: In this episode, Alex Fitch talks to former ‘Time Team’ motion graphics creator Neil Max Emmanuel, who explores the various drawing styles he’s adopted to illustrate The Middle Ages – A Graphic History which illuminates numerous moments from ‘The Dark Ages’ and how some of the period reflects the Britain of today. Alex and Neil also discuss the latter’s tenure making graphics for archeological digs on TV, and illustrating the children’s book Saxon Gold

Partially broadcast 1st December 2021 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

Links: For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this episode at archive.org
Neil Max Emmanuel’s website
More info about The Middle Ages – A Graphic History on Icon Books’ website
Buy The Middle Ages: A Graphic History from Amazon UK and Saxon Gold from History West Midlands’ website
Listen to Alex’s interview with Meg-John Barker about Icon Books’ Queer: A Graphic History and Gender: A Graphic Guide

Next week’s show: Drawn from the past

November 25, 2021

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Pages and cover from The Roles We Play by Sabba Khan / Cover and images from The Middle Ages – A Graphic History illustrated by Neil Max Emmanuel

In this month’s show Alex Fitch talks to a pair of cartoonists whose work recreates moments from the past. Former ‘Time Team’ illustrator Neil Max Emmanuel explores the various drawing styles he’s adopted to illustrate The Middle Ages – A Graphic History which illuminates numerous moments from ‘The Dark Ages’ and how some of the period reflects the Britain of today, and Sabba Khan discusses her graphic novel The Roles We Play which mixes infographics, comics autobiography, and family history of forced migration from Mirpur in Pakistan, in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

5.30pm, Wednesday 1st December 2021, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 5th December, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Sabbah Khan’s website
Neil Max Emmanuel’s website
More info about The Middle Ages – A Graphic History on Icon Books’ website
Info about The Roles We Play on Myriad Editions’ website
Buy The Roles We Play and The Middle Ages: A Graphic History from Amazon UK
Listen to Alex’s interview with Meg-John Barker about Icon Books’ Queer: A Graphic History and Gender: A Graphic Guide
Listen to Sabba Khan’s presentation about her previous comics work at LDComics

Panel Borders: Superhuman Creatures

November 4, 2021

Pages from Swamp Thing vol.2 #53 and Miracleman #16 by John Totleben and Alan Moore / Photos of Totleben, Fitch and JMKE / Pages from The Will o'the Wisp and P.S. by JMKE
Pages from Swamp Thing vol.2 #53 and Miracleman #16 by John Totleben and Alan Moore / Photos of Totleben, Fitch and JMKE / Pages from The Will o’the Wisp and P.S. by JMKE

Superhuman Creatures: In a belated Halloween episode, Alex Fitch talks to a couple of artists whose work features mutated humanoid figures in haunted landscapes. Alex talks to veteran artist John Totleben about working with Alan Moore on classic 1980s titles Swamp Thing and Miracleman, and to cartoonist Josephine Mairead King Edwards about comics P.S., and The Will o’the Wisp – the latter recently reprinted by Breakdown Press – in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

Partially broadcast 3rd November 2021 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

Links: For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this episode at archive.org
JMKE’s website
Info about the Breakdown Press reprint of The Will o’the Wisp
Scans of The Comic Journal interviews with Moore, Bissette and Totleben
Order the Saga of the Swamp Thing paperback Box Set and issues of Miracleman by John Totleben on Amazon
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Steve Bissette and Alan Moore about working on Swamp Thing

Next week’s show: Superhuman Creatures

October 30, 2021

Pages from Swamp Thing vol.2 #53 and Miracleman #16 by John Totleben and Alan Moore / Photos of Totleben, Fitch and JMKE / Pages from The Will o'the Wisp and P.S. by JMKE
Pages from Swamp Thing vol.2 #53 and Miracleman #16 by John Totleben and Alan Moore / Photos of Totleben, Fitch and JMKE / Pages from The Will o’the Wisp and P.S. by JMKE

In a belated Halloween episode, Alex Fitch talks to a couple of artists whose work features mutated humanoid figures in haunted landscapes. Alex talks to veteran artist John Totleben about working with Alan Moore on classic 1980s titles Swamp Thing and Miracleman, and to cartoonist Josephine Mairead King Edwards about comics P.S., and The Will o’the Wisp – the latter recently reprinted by Breakdown Press – in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

5.30pm, Wednesday 3rd November 2021, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 7th November, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: JMKE’s website
Info about the Breakdown Press reprint of The Will o’the Wisp
Scans of The Comic Journal interviews with Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben
Order the Saga of the Swamp Thing paperback Box Set and issues of Miracleman by John Totleben on Amazon
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Steve Bissette and Alan Moore about working on Swamp Thing

Clear Spot: Sound and Vectrexians

October 30, 2021

Fell holds a prototype Vecribbon overlay / anticlockwise screen shots from Vecribbon, Raiding Party, Holzer Vectrex generated hand and polyhederon / Derek Holzer at Zagreb Vector Hack Festival 2018

Fell holds a prototype Vecribbon overlay / anticlockwise screen shots from Vecribbon, Raiding Party, Holzer Vectrex generated hand and polyhederon / Derek Holzer at Zagreb Vector Hack Festival 2018

Sound and Vectrexians: In a Clear Spot looking at new uses for the Vectrex games console, an arcade style machine by Milton Bradley from 1983, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of creators who use the machine to generate graphics paired with unique sounds. Programmer ‘Fell’ discusses his titles Raiding Party and 3D Vector Space Cab, plus forthcoming game Vecribbon, as part of the programming team Shattered Screens. Audiovisual artist Derek Holzer explains how he hacks the Vectrex to allow input of frequencies which generate complex images on the screen of the device, and can be manipulated for artistic effect.

Partially broadcast 29th October 2021 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit archive.org

Links: Shattered Screens website including free demos and Vecribbon preorder
Derek Holzer website including article on Vector synthesis art
Videos by Derek Holzer on Vimeo and youtube
Vectrex fandom website including page on International Play Your Vectrex Day
Vectrex ProGaming Boards pages (more…)

Next week’s show: Sound and Vectrexians

October 19, 2021 1 Comment

On Friday October 29th at 8.00pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Clear Spot: Sound and Vectrexians

Fell holds a prototype Vecribbon overlay / anticlockwise screen shots from Vecribbon, Raiding Party, Holzer Vectrex generated hand and polyhederon / Derek Holzer at Zagreb Vector Hack Festival 2018

Fell holds a prototype Vecribbon overlay / anticlockwise screen shots from Vecribbon, Raiding Party, Holzer Vectrex generated hand and polyhederon / Derek Holzer at Zagreb Vector Hack Festival 2018

In a Clear Spot looking at new uses for the Vectrex games console, an arcade style machine by Milton Bradley from 1983, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of creators who use the machine to generate graphics paired with unique sounds. Programmer ‘Fell’ discusses his titles Raiding Party and 3D Vector Space Cab, plus forthcoming game Vecribbon, as part of the programming team Shattered Screens. Audiovisual artist Derek Holzer explains how he hacks the Vectrex to allow input of frequencies which generate complex images on the screen of the device, and can be manipulated for artistic effect.

8pm (BST), Friday 29th October 2021, repeat broadcast 10am (GMT), Monday 1st November, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Shattered Screens website including free demos and Vecribbon preorder
Derek Holzer website including article on Vector synthesis art
Videos by Derek Holzer on Vimeo and youtube
Vectrex fandom website including page on International Play Your Vectrex Day
Vectrex ProGaming Boards pages (more…)

Desert Island Comics: Greg Rucka

October 19, 2021

Alex Fitch interviews Greg Rucka

Alex Fitch interviews Greg Rucka

Desert Island Comics: Greg Rucka If you missed this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, and would like to get a taste of the event, you can watch Alex Fitch’s video interview with comics writer Greg Rucka about the five titles he would want to have with him, if marooned on a desert island, including classics by Brian Bolland, Matt Wagner, Bill Sienkiewicz, Matt Fraction and Jen Van Meter.

Alex and Greg also talk about the comics which inspired the writer in his formative years, including Marvel Digest collections, and the importance of minority representation in his comics Batwoman and The Old Guard

Links: Watch Desert Island Comics: Greg Rucka on youtube
Watch Alex interview Garth Ennis, Simon Spurrier and Rob Williams in a panel discussion on writing comics at LICAF
Other youtube videos on the Lakes International Comic Art Festival channel

Panel Borders: Telling Truths

October 8, 2021 1 Comment

Interior art from Livestock, Graphic Science, Fukishima and Such, Such Were The Joys

Interior art from Livestock, Graphic Science, Fukishima and Such, Such Were The Joys

Telling Truths: Alex Fitch talks to a quartet of graphic novelists whose work reflects events from history over the last hundred years. In a panel discussion recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Hannah Berry, Darryl Cunningham and Fumio Obata discuss how their work is based on recent culture and economics regarding graphic novels Livestock, Graphic Science and Fumio’s Fukishima comic. Also, cartoonist Jaime Huxtable talks about illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of George Orwell’s autobiographical essay Such, Such Were The Joys, with script by Sean Michael Wilson, in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

Partially broadcast 7th October 2021 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

Links: For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this episode at archive.org
Hannah Berry’s website
Darryl Cunningham’s blog
Fumio Obata’s website
Jaime Huxtable’s website (more…)

Next week’s show: Telling Truths

October 2, 2021

Interior art from Livestock, Graphic Science, Fukishima and Such, Such Were The Joys

Interior art from Livestock, Graphic Science, Fukishima and Such, Such Were The Joys

Alex Fitch talks to a quartet of graphic novelists whose work reflects events from history over the last hundred years. In a panel discussion recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Hannah Berry, Darryl Cunningham and Fumio Obata discuss how their work is based on recent culture and economics regarding graphic novels Livestock, Graphic Science and Fumio’s Fukishima comic. Also, cartoonist Jaime Huxtable talks about illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of George Orwell’s autobiographical essay Such, Such Were The Joys, with script by Sean Michael Wilson, in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

5.30pm, Wednesday 7th October 2021, repeat broadcast 10am, Sunday 10th October, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Hannah Berry’s website
Darryl Cunningham’s blog
Fumio Obata’s website
Jaime Huxtable’s website

More info about the latest graphic graphic novels by this episode’s guests: The Garden by Fumio Obata, Livestock by Hannah Berry, Putin’s Russia by Darryl Cunningham, and Such, Such Were The Joys by Jaime Huxtable

Panel Borders: Edible Ensembles

September 13, 2021 1 Comment

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Interior art from Biscuits / Photos of Jenny Robins and Jason Scott Smith / Interior art from Marble Cake

Edible Ensembles: In the second of two early Autumn specials, Alex Fitch chats to the creators of graphic novels with diverse ensemble casts. Jenny Robins discusses her graphic novel Biscuits (Assorted), which presents a snapshot of the intertwining lives of modern women from diverse backgrounds; Scott Jason Smith explores his book Marble Cake, a magical realist look at a community in South London, in Q and As recorded at Cartoon County.

Partially broadcast 1st September 2021 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

Links: For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit archive.org
More info about Biscuits (Assorted) from publisher Myriad Editions
Jenny Robins website and etsy shop
Jenny Robins and Scott Jason Smith on Instagram
More info about Marble Cake from publisher Avery Hill
Scott Jason Smith website
Comics by SJS on issuu and Top Shelf 2.0