Panel Borders: The DFC part 1 (Pullman / Abadzis / Fickling)

Panel Borders: The DFC part 1 (Pullman / Abadzis / Fickling)
Originally broadcast 29/05/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Alex Fitch presents the first half of a special report on the new kids’ comic The DFC published by Harper Collins / David Fickling Books, including David Fickling, Nick Abadzis and Philip Pullman’s speeches about the comic, recorded at the launch party for the periodical. Alex also interviews Philip Pullman about writing the lead story in The DFC and how this is a natural successor to his episodic narratives for children in His Dark Materials and elsewhere.

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Comics news:

No Barcodes logoNo Barcodes” – 10am – 6pm, 31st May, Camden Lock Market. London Underground Comics presents a one day small press festival in which 50 indie creators will be selling their self published comics in Camden Market in London, including some of the best up & coming & established artists: Ilya, Sean Azzopardi, Oliver Lambden, Oli Smith + recent Eagle Award winner Tom Humberstone.

Mark Stafford's Pandaemonium CarnivaleMore info at:, where writer / artist David Baillie has a selection of written interviews with some of the exhibitors.

On now at The Railway Tavern, Station Rise, Tulse Hill, occasional Strip! contributor (and Bryan Talbot’s Cherubs illustrator) Mark Stafford is exhibiting Pandemonium Carnivale; A series of unfortunate paintings…