Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Today’s show: Cancer Comics

June 16, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Cancer Comics

Covers of Seeds by Ross Mackintosh, Drawing the line and Drawing the line again curated by Suley Fattah and Kasra Ghanbari

Covers of Seeds by Ross Mackintosh, Drawing the line and Drawing the line again curated by Suley Fattah and Kasra Ghanbari

Continuing our month of shows about medical comics, we have two recordings of creators’ very different approaches to tackling the issue of cancer in sequential art. In another presentation from last year’s Graphic Medicine conference, Suley Fattah talks about his anthologies Drawing the line and Drawing the line again, which collect a selection of new comics about the subject of cancer to raise money for related charities. Also, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Ross Mackintosh about his moving autobiographical book Seeds which depicts his father’s battle with the disease.

5pm, Thursday 16/06/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcast after broadcast at

Links: For more information about Ross Mackintosh’ Seeds,
For more info about Drawing the line and Drawing the line again,

Listen to Brian Fies talk about his work

Info about the 2011 Graphic Medicine conference, 9-11 June 2011, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago

Recommended events:

Klaus Janson is a comic book legend with a career spanning over four decades from the 1970s to today. He originally shot to fame as Frank Miller’s inker on Daredevil and the legendary Dark Knight Returns, but is also an accomplished artist in his own right, having worked on Batman: Death & The Maidens with writer Greg Rucka. He is currently inking John Romita Jr on The Avengers and recently released two books about Pencilling and Inking for DC Comics.

Klaus’ signing is a London exclusive at Orbital Comics on Thursday, June 16 at 5pm.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA

Comics Launchpad, Birmingham

This weekend, a unique event takes place at The Studio, Birmingham, bringing together seasoned professionals and aspiring creators from around the world with one thing in common: a passion for comics.

The first event of its kind, Launch Pad includes a full programme of workshops and seminars designed to inform and inspire budding writers and artists, along with opportunities for portfolio reviews and face-to-face feedback.

Speakers at the one day conference include legendary creator Klaus Janson, DC Comics Senior Editor Joey Cavalieri and 2000AD Editor Matt Smith, and the event is officially supported by Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Rebellion Entertainment, Diamond Distribution and a host of other major publishing companies worldwide.

Join International Comics Shows at The Studio in Canon Street on Saturday, June 18 and find out how to make your career take off.

The Conference is limited to 300 delegates and includes an option to attend the exclusive after event roof garden party with complimentary food and drink.

To find out more or to book your place go to:

Laydeez do comics June 2011

Guest Speakers

Andrew Godfrey
Bristol based illuatrator and comics artist

Katie Green
Bristol based illustrator and comics artist

Professor Charles Hatfield

Professor at California State University.
Author of Alternative Comics (2005) 
Member of the editorial board for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics.

Joumana Medlej
Lebanon based comics artist.
Creator of comic series Malaak: Angel of Peace

Monday 20 June,  6.30 – 9.30pm, The Rag Factory, Heneage Street (off Brick Lane), London


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