Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Today’s show: Unusual Origins

March 24, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Unusual Origins

Cover and interior art from Mengelmoes by Willem Samuel and It Girl by Jessica Martin

Cover and interior art from Mengelmoes by Willem Samuel and It Girl by Jessica Martin

Continuing a month of shows about comics and graphic novels which present ‘slices of life’ on the page, Alex Fitch talks two creators who are doing their first work in the field. Jessica Martin, actress turned graphic novelist, discusses her self published comic book biography of Clara Bow – It Girl – and her forthcoming longer work about society and cinema in the 1930s. Willem Samuel talks about the first volume of his autobiography Mengelmoes, published by Soaring Penguin Press, which depicts his childhood in South Africa and how the drawing style and magical realist narration will change over later volumes.

4.30pm, Monday 24th March, repeated 11am, Thursday 27th March 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcast after broadcast at

Links: Jessica Martin’s website
Info about Mengelmoes at Soaring Penguin Press’ website

Recommended events:

British Comics Month at Gosh!

Special events celebrating British Comics are taking place throughout March at Gosh! Comics in Soho, London. These include:

2000AD SIGNING: Dan Abnett, Tom Eglington, Simon Coleby, Simon Davis and Smudge will be here in sign PROG 1874 issue – billed as a jumping-on point for new readers! Wednesday, March 26th, and runs from 6pm to 7pm. From the 24th through to the 30th of March, customers will be able to get 25% off all Rebellion titles!

KATE EVANS’ BUMP LAUNCH PARTY: a book all about the ins-and-outs and gooey details of conception, pregnancy, and birthing. The launch party takes place on Friday, March 28th, and runs from 7pm to 9pm. There will be drinks!

ALAN MOORE and KEVIN O’NEILL SIGNING copies of Nemo: Roses Of Berlin, out from Knockabout. Due to the sheer volume of demand at this events, Alan and Kevin will only be able to sign four items per person, and only books in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series – that way, everyone has a chance to have a chat as well as getting their LOEG books signed! Look out for a special release on the day, too. The signing takes place on Saturday, March the 29th, and will be running from 2pm to 6pm. It is advised to get there early, as the queue tends grow to huge proportions and often has to be capped!

More info at / Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR

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