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Panel Borders: 35 years of 2000AD – Words and letters

September 26, 2012

Covers of 2000AD progs 1799 and 1800 featuring a promotional image from Dredd and art by Chris Weston and Simon Bisley

Covers of 2000AD progs 1799 and 1800 featuring a promotional image from Dredd and art by Chris Weston and Simon Bisley

35 years of 2000AD – Words and letters: Continuing our month of shows about comic book anthologies, Alex Fitch talks to Matt Smith about editing 2000AD and writing prose adventures of Judge Dredd, to David Baillie about penning Future Shocks, and to Annie Parkhouse about lettering “the galaxy’s greatest comic” in its 35th anniversary year. Matt also discusses penning a comic strip prequel to Dredd 3D in the latest Megazine, David discusses the concept of ‘selling out’ as a small press creator and Annie talks about her travails with international creators on American comic books. (Originally broadcast as the first half of a Clear Spot, 26/09/12 on Resonance FM)

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Links: Offical 2000AD website
Reviews of progs 1799 and 1800 on the Forbidden Planet International blog
Pat Mills’ blog post on the origins of Judge Dredd
Interview with Annie Parkhouse and fellow letterer Ellie DeVille
Previous podcasts: David Baillie and Kevin Eastman on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Steve Parkhouse on writing / drawing Sci-Fi comics, Pat Mills on the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and Matt Smith on 2000AD’s 30th anniversary

Recommended events:

Gosh! comics signings

Oliver Jeffers signing

Oliver Jeffers is probably best known to you through his stellar children’s books — like Lost And Found, How To Catch a Star, The Heart and the Bottle — all of which have a regular home on the Gosh! shelves. But it turns out he does other stuff too, and we had no idea. Neither Here Nor There is a big hardcover collection bringing together the last decade’s worth of Jeffers’ fine art and he’s coming to Gosh! to tell us all about it.

Starts at 7.30pm, Monday 1st October, 2012

Steve Appleby book launch

Gosh! comics are throwing a launch party with Guardian Books on the 12th of October for Steven Appleby’s Guide to Life, a collection of the Loomus strip that’s been running in The Guardian. They’ll also have an exhibition of the original art in the lead-up to the night. All the info is over at the Gosh! blog

Starts at 7pm, free entry and drinks as always.

7pm, 12th October 2012, Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
(Exhibition runs 28th September to 15th October)

Idle Hands Comix indiegogo campaign

Short film maker and illustrator Paul Cheshire is launching a new annual British comics anthology for 2013 and needs your help to fund it. Examples of his SF / LSD inspired work can be found at and ‘perks’ for funding the 100-150 page anthology can be found at

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  1. Reality Check: 35 years of 2000AD – Pencils and paint | Panel Borders and other podcasts reblogged this and added:

    […] years of 2000AD – Pencils and paint:. In a companion podcast to a recent edition of Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of iconic artists, responsible for illustrating many of 2000AD‘s […]

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