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Panel Borders: Small Press Sci-Fi and Fantasy

July 9, 2009

Panel Borders:

Small Press Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Originally broadcast 09/07/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Panel from Untranslated by David Lander

Panel from Untranslated by David Lander

Continuing Sci-Fi comics month on the show, we have a couple of interviews recorded at comic book conventions with small press creators who are working in the SF and Fantasy genres. In an interview recorded at this year’s Bristol Comics Expo, Dickon Harris talks to comic book creator and musician Dave Lander who contributes to the anthology comic Decadence which in the last couple of instalments has been heavily SF themed and influenced by the style of Moebius and other contributors to the classic French anthology Métal Hurlant. Also, as Dave produced a CD soundtrack to go with recent issues, the show includes extracts from a couple of tracks.

Plus: Alex Fitch talks to Rob Jackson about his fantasy comics Random Journeys and Bog Wizards which combine unreliable narrators, humour and magical landscapes, in an interview recorded at “Schmurgencon” in a pub in the East End after the UK Web and Mini Comix Thing.

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: David’s myspace Decadence and music pages

Rob’s blog, website and page at

Wikipedia pages on Métal Hurlant, Mobius and Bristol Comics Expo

Web and Mini Comix Thing website

Review of “Schmurgencon” at fabtoons’ blog

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Related news:

The London Japanese Art Festival

is on the weekend of the 11th / 12th of July at Richmond Adult Community College and includes:

Manga and Anime Art Exhibition, craft and sales tables from Manga shops, toys and dolls and all sorts of Japanese art and culture related goods.

Talks by Helen McCarthy and Paul Gravett

Martial Arts

Kimono dressing (kitsuke) and kimono fashion show

Cosplay Masquerade and presentations

Manga drawing workshops

J-Pop Party

Set photo shoots and roving photographers

Origami and other paper art


Koto music

Japanese Dancing

Taiko Drumming

Japanese food and drink, including Pocky, obento and sake, as well as the open cafe area

Three Yatai – Takoyaki, Okonomi-yaki, Yakisoba, Donbri


The Japanese Art Festival is proud to announce that the event will be hosting the premiere of the Studio Ghibli anime Ocean Waves. Studio Ghibli is better known as the Oscar-winning animation studio who brought us Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.

Never before released in the UK, Ocean Waves centres around the life of Taku, an average high school student. But soon his quiet life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful exchange student from Tokyo. By the end of term Taku will have learnt a valuable lesson in love and friendship.

The Ocean Waves screening is courtesy of Optimum Releasing.

More info at


Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard

14 July – 08 August 2009

The first British exhibition of his original artwork from.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Marshall Law

Nemesis the Warlock

Judge Dredd

The Illustration Cupboardis pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.

As one of the most respected and highly regarded names in this field Kevin O’Neill’s illustrative work has led him to rub shoulders with distinguished writers, directors and film stars. Most widely known for his collaborations with writer Pat Mills on Marshal Law (see over) and Nemesis the Warlock in 2000AD Kevin has also worked with Alan Moore on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which was recently turned into a blockbuster Hollywood film starring Sean Connery.

An exciting and sometimes controversial artist this unique event offers fans and collectors an opportunity to view thirty pieces of Kevin’s original drawings and paintings never seen before, and provides visitors to London during the summer season a chance to visit a truly special event.

All artwork is available for purchase, and signed books will also be for sale.

The exhibition will continue on our first floor gallery throughout the remainder of August.

Artwork can be viewed and purchased off our website from 8th July.

Prices range from £500 – £7500

Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm

Saturday 12pm – 5pm

More info at

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  1. Alex’s audio round-up | The Forbidden Planet International Blog Log reblogged this and added:

    […] Panel Borders: Small press Sci-Fi and Fantasy […]

  2. Today’s show: Manga Jiman 2010 « “Panel Borders” & “Reality Check” reblogged this and added:

    […] Listen to Alex’s interviews with the winners of the 2007 competition Listen to Dickon’s previous interview with David Lander about his work […]

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    […] Listen to Alex’s interviews with the winners of the 2007 competition Listen to Dickon’s previous interview with David Lander about his work […]

  4. Panel Borders Goes SciFi Mad! reblogged this and added:

    […] End after the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing. Originally broadcast on 9th July check it out vial this link. (And don’t forget Alex has also interviewed the brilliant Paul Rainey as part of this thread […]

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