Panel Borders: Doctor Who comics by Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons
July 23, 2009
— Sci-Fi Comics
Doctor Who comics then
Originally broadcast 23/07/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM
Alex Fitch talks to two of the creators of Marvel UK’s seminal Who comic strip printed in Doctor Who Weekly. Pat Mills co-wrote the first 43 instalments of the weekly Doctor Who strip with fellow 2000AD cohort John Wagner, bring to the page such outlandish tales as The Iron Legion and The Star Beast about a Robot Roman army and a psychotic cute alien who befriends children. Dave Gibbons drew 56 of the first 60 instalments of the Marvel comic, making him the most iconic artist to be associated with Tom Baker’s Doctor in comic strip format and drew the first episode of Peter Davison’s run, as his swan song. Alex talks to Pat and Dave about their work on the comic and also about Pat’s forays into Who on the radio, writing scripts for Colin Baker and Paul McGann.
For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org
Links: Wikipedia pages on Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons and Doctor Who Magazine
Info on the Doctor Who audio plays The Scapegoat, Dead London and The Space Whale at http://www.bigfinish.com
Info about Dave’s Watchmen graffiti project on the South Bank
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Pho and Muc: comics and photos at the Arts Bar, Camberwell
Julian Hanshaw, winner of the 2008 Observer graphic short story competition for his comic strip “Sand Dunes and Sonic Booms”, exhibits images from his forthcoming travelogue / Thai cookery graphic novel “The Art of Pho”, alongside photos by Rob Athill of Saigon’s late night food vendors…
20th-26th July 5.30pm – late
Arts Bar (above Funky Munky),
25 Camberwell Church Street,
London SE5 8TR
Meet the artists at a special squid party night on the 23rd…!
also: Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard
14 July – 08 August 2009
The Illustration Cupboard is pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.
Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm / Saturday 12pm – 5pm / www.illustrationcupboard.com
and: Alternative Press Festival 2009
Wednesday 29th July – Sunday 2nd August 2009
A festival of events over five days celebrating the small press, self publishing and being creative in the print media.
Anthology Book launch / Wednesday 29th July / 7pm – 9pm
Free / Housmans radical booksellers / 5 Caledonian road / London / N1 9DX / www.housmans.com
Are you zine friendly? / Thursday 30th July / 7pm – late
Free / The Foundry / 86 Great Eastern Street / London / EC2A 3JL / www.foundry.tv
Spoken Word night out! / Friday 31st July / 7pm – Late
Free / The Griffin / 93 Leonard Street / London / EC2A 4RD
Collaborama! / Saturday 1st August / 11am – Late
Free / The Miller / 96 Snowsfields road / London Bridge / SE1 3SS / www.themiller.co.uk
Alternative Press Fair / Sunday 2nd August / 11am- 7pm
Free / St Aloysius Social Club / 20 Phoenix road / London / NW1 1TA
plus: Laydeez do Comics ….
Is a graphic novel reading group or forum with a focus on comic works
based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday.
Launching the first meeting in July 2009 the group is being set up by illustrator Nicola Streeten and artist Sarah Lightman. As well as selecting favourite works to base discussion on, artists, academics and fans will be invited to speak. A platform for people to test new works and ideas or works in progress will also be included.
The Sewing Room / The Rag Factory / 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
6.30-8.30pm, Monday 27 July / Guest Speaker: Sarah McIntyre, creator of Vern & Lettuce comic
More info here…