Panel Borders: Writing Misfits

Panel Borders: Writing Misfits

Concluding a month of shows about writing superhero stories, Panel Borders moves its attention from the comic book page to the small screen as Alex Fitch talks to Howard Overman about Misfits, the E4 award winning drama about teenagers with superpowers doing community service. Alex and Howard talk about the genesis of the show, writing episodes that engage with other genres such as time travel and ‘zombie noir’, his experiences on other shows such as Dirk Gently and Vexed, the travails of having to write certain characters out and introduce new ones, and the latest news on the Misfits movie.

Misfits logo

Misfits logo

(Originally broadcast 25th November 2012 on Resonance 104.4 FM)
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Links: Official E4 Misfits website including a comic book adaptation of the pilot episode
Wikipedia pages on Misfits and Howard Overman
Misfits fanpop page

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Comica Festival 2012 week three

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Comica Festival 2012 week four

Teatime Launch for Recipes from The Kitchen Drawer
Helen Ashley makes & sells special Comica Cookies for a teatime launch of her book of graphic recipes – all welcome!
Where: Eggs Milk Butter, 192 Southgate Road, London, N1 3HU
When: November 25, 2012 2-5pm

Dante’s Inferno Launch Party: Sinners & Demons
Celebrate Hunt Emerson and Kevin Jackson’s graphic adaptation of this diabolical literary classic!
Where: Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Sq, SW1X 8NX
When: November 30, 2012 6.30-8.30pm

Comic art exhibition: SCORE AND SCRIPT

Devised by John Miers, curated by Comica co-director Megan Donnolley, featuring 23 of Britain’s finest comics creators: Sean Azzopardi, Elliot Baggott, Dan Berry, Andy Bleck, Richy K. Chandler, John Cei Douglas, Daniel Fennings, Andrew Godfrey, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, James Hickman, Sally-Anne Hickman, Kripa Joshi, Mike Medaglia, Stuart Medley, Tanya Meditzky, John Miers, Douglas Noble, Gary Northfield, David O’Connell, Woodrow Phoenix, Andy Poyiadgi, John Riordan and Karen Rubins.

There will also be a “Santa’s Ghetto” fair day on Saturday December 8, where comics and other artwork by the exhibitors will be on sale.

Venue: Centre for Recent Drawing, 2-4 Highbury Station Road, London N1 1SB
Dates: Exhibition runs Nov 22 – Dec 15, fair day Saturday December 8.
Times: C4RD is open Thur-Sat, 1-6pm, admission free.

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Gosh! Comics events

Bryan Lee O’Malley and Hope Larson signing

The last time we had Bryan Lee O’Malley in our shop was just before he got all gussied up for the red carpet premiere of Scott Pilgrim. That was two years ago so it’s about time we had him back — he still hasn’t seen our fancy new shop! This time he’s joined at the signing table by his phenomenally talented wife, Hope Larson, so you’re getting two great creators for the price of one signing line. It’s all happening on Friday the 7th of December, from 5pm to 7pm and you are invited. Find out who borrowed your Scott Pilgrims, ring them up and demand them back.

If you can’t make it on the day and would like to request a signed book then send us an email to and we’ll sort it out for you.

Friday, December 7, Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London, 5pm to 7pm

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