Today’s show: Funny Monsters Zoom
January 29, 2015
— Children's comics
Tomorrow at 11am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Funny Monsters Zoom
Concluding a month of shows looking at children’s comics, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of cartoonists who both publish ‘traditional’ style British anthology comics in the style of The Dandy and other weekly titles. Joe Matthews discusses Funny Monsters Comic, a new periodical that mixes comedy / horror strips featuring zombies and werewolves with child friendly gags, puzzles and text pages.
Also, in an interview recorded at CECAF (Crouch End Comic Art Festival), Alex talks to Zoom Rockman, a teenager who has been publishing his own humour title – The Zoom – since the age of 9, with 10 biannual issues under his belt. The Zoom features satirical strips looking at modern culture and life in London as well as reoccurring characters such as Skanky Pigeon who has also appeared in The Beano.
Links: Funny Monsters Comic facebook page
The Zoom comic website
Zoom Rockman’s strip for the BBC’s 1914 Day by Day project
Crouch End Comic Art Festival website