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Panel Borders: Defensive Animals

April 7, 2021

Images from Tummy Bugs by Leomi Sadler / Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai

Images from Tummy Bugs by Leomi Sadler / Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai

Defensive Animals: In the second of two programmes looking at anthropomorphic comics, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of comic creators about their titles featuring combative animal characters. Leomi Sadler discusses her strips about insects, gargoyles, bacteria and other creatures battling against adversity, featured in a new collection – Tummy Bugs – published by Breakdown Press.

Also, in an interview recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, veteran cartoonist Stan Sakai chats about his long running comic Usagi Yojimbo which chronicles the adventures of a samurai rabbit…

Originally broadcast 7th April 2021 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit

Links: More info about Tummy Bugs on Breakdown Press’ website
Interview with Leomi Sadler on the Creative Review website
Stan Sakai’s website
Usagi Yojimbo website
More interviews with creators of anthropomorphic comics including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman

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  1. 25 out of 500 | Panel Borders and other podcasts reblogged this and added:

    […] together Art Spiegelman on Maus and Breakdowns Mariko Tamaki on This One Summer and She-Hulk Stan Sakai on Usagi Yojimbo Julie Hollings on Beryl the Bitch and Dire Streets Toshio Maedaon Urotsokidoji […]

  2. A Radio Milestone! Alex Fitch has Made 500 Panel Borders radio shows… Roll on 500 more… – reblogged this and added:

    […] including the likes of Audrey Niffenegger, Raymond Briggs, Bryan and Mary Talbot, Mariko Tamaki, Stan Sakai, Julie Hollings, Gerald Scarfe, Becky Cloonan and many […]

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