Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Today’s show: Exploring War in popular comics

September 8, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Exploring War in popular comics

Doonesbury, Martin Baker and Roger Sabin at the Imperial War Museum / Commando livery outside the National Army museum

Doonesbury, Martin Baker and Roger Sabin at the Imperial War Museum / Commando livery outside the National Army museum

Continuing our month of shows about war comics, Panel Borders is pleased to present a selection of interviews recorded at the launch of “Draw your Weapons – the art of Commando comics”, a new exhibition at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, as Alex Fitch talks to curator Robert Fleming, current Commando editor Calum Laird, and former editor George Low about the history of the comic and the art on display at the museum. Also in another recording taken from last month’s ‘Comics and conflicts’ festival at the Imperial War Museum, Roger Sabin and Martin Barker give a presentation about the depiction of the Iraq war and PTSD in the US comic strip Doonesbury.

5pm, Thursday 08/09/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcast after broadcast at


Buy A ‘Toxic Genre’: The Iraq War Films by Martin Baker, Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: A History of Comic Art by Roger Sabin,
The Doonesbury trilogy: The Long Road Home, The War within and Signature Wound,
Commando: 50 Years – A Home for Heroes, Rogue Raiders, Achtung! and Scramble!: The Ten Best Battle of Britain Comic Books Ever! from

Commando website
More info about Draw your Weapons – 50 years of Commando comics at the National Army Museum
Comics and Conflicts at the Imperial War museum
Listen to last week’s War comics show: Garth Ennis’ Battlefields

Recommended events:

New Comic Internship at londonprintstudio for 21-25 Year Olds

Do you enjoy telling tall tales or scribbling stories? Do you love reading graphic novels, comics or picture books? Then look no further!

londonprintstudio is offering five carefully chosen 21-25 year olds the chance to…

-Run comic workshops for 16-20 year olds.
-Receive mentoring from top professional comic artists, anthology makers, screenwriters, print makers, comic publishers and art educators.
-Develop your own artistic comic projects with supervision from mentors and feedback from your fellow interns..
-Be introduced to the London comic scene, attend events, give presentations, network and meet publishers, editors and creators in the comic industry.
-Take part in editing, planning and creating work for a comic anthology publication and a comic exhibition at londonprintstudio.

The course is run by professional comic creator Karrie Fransman whose comics have appeared in The Times, The Guardian and who is currently working on her first graphic novel due to be published by Random House.

2 days (14 hours) per week for a six-months. Interns will receive a travel and food expenses budget for two days per week. All londonprintstudio staff and volunteers are required to have a Criminal Records Bureau Check.

Deadline for return of application form: Monday 5th September 2011
Interviews: Tuesday 13th September 2011
Start date: Tuesday 20th September 2011

For job description and application click here:
For more information on the project click here:

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