Panel Borders: Millar World

Panel Borders: Millar World

Starting a month of shows on Panel Borders about the art of writing superhero comics, Alex Fitch talks to Mark Millar, a 2000AD alumnus who now has his own anthology comic CLiNT, featuring popular alt-superhero saga Kick-Ass and other strips intended for forthcoming movie adaptations. Alex and Mark discuss the latter’s experiences in British and American comics, the relationship of his Catholic faith to strips American Jesus and Saviour, and the genesis of super-villain heist caper Super Crooks with film maker Nacho Vigalondo. (Originally broadcast 04/11/12 on Resonance FM)

Covers of 2000AD Prog 842, Swamp Thing #159, American Jesus: Chosen #1, CLiNT vol. 2 #1, Super Crooks #1

Covers of 2000AD Prog 842, Swamp Thing #159, American Jesus: Chosen #1, CLiNT vol. 2 #1, Super Crooks #1

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Links: Mark Millar’s website and wikipedia page
Titan publishing page on CLiNT
SFX article on
Millar’s involvement in forthcoming Marvel movies
Listen to Alex’s interview with director Nacho Vigalondo and transcript

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Comica Festival 2012 week one

Comics, Manga & Co.: Launch Party
The opening night of this major touring exhibition celebrating the best in contemporary German comics.
Where: Goethe-Institut, 50 Princes Gate, London SW7 2PH
When: November 5, 2012 7.00-9.00pm

Kevin O’Neill: An Extraordinary Century
Kevin O’Neill reveals all about the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’s Century trilogy.
Where: Foyles Bookshop, 3rd Floor Gallery, London WC2H 0EB
When: November 8, 2012 6.30-7.30pm

Grandville Bête Noire Premiere: Bryan & Mary Talbot
The Badger is back in the third of the phenomenal Grandville series of anthropomorphic steampunk romance thrillers!
Where: Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
When: November 9, 2012 6.30-7.30pm

Launch Party: The Strumpet & Ink+Paper
Celebrate the release of these sparkling new issues with the publishers & contributors.
Where: Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2
When: November 9, 2012 7-9.30pm

Alois Nebel: Opening Gala Screening & Live Music Party
Jaromír 99 introduces a premiere screening of the animated movie & performs the original score.
Where: Riverside Studios Gallery, Crisp Rd, Hammersmith, W6 9R
When: November 9, 2012 8.15 Film 9.45 Party

Comica Comiket Fall 2012 Independent Comics Fair
Discover the very best in comics & enjoy the Drawing Parade of superstar artists, all for free!
Where: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH
When: November 10, 2012 11am to 7pm

Line Hoven: Scraperboard Workshop
Learn to make your own scraperboard illustrations from the acclaimed German graphic novelist.
Where: Goethe-Institut, 50 Princes Gate, London SW7 2PH
When: November 11, 2012 11am to 5pm

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The Production is officially sanctioned by the publishers of 2000AD, Rebellion and has the blessing of both original writer Alan Moore, and artist Ian Gibson who created the memorable 50th century landscapes in the strip.

Location: Leeds’ The Library Scream Pub
Dates: Sunday November 11th (7.30pm), Monday November 12th (7.30pm) and Saturday November 17th (12.30pm and 2.45pm).

Tickets are £10.00 each, 50% discount for concessions. Tickets are available online at or on the door.

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Exhibition runs until November 4th, more info at

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