Panel Borders: Brown, Nao / Bagnold Summer

Panel Borders: Brown, Nao / Bagnold Summer

In the third of a trilogy of shows about depictions of lives on the comic book page, Alex Fitch talks to the authors of two of 2012’s most acclaimed graphic novels. Glyn Dillon discusses The Nao of Brown, his long awaited return to comics after much loved contributions to strips published by Deadline and Vertigo in the 1990s. Dillon’s graphic novel depicts the life of an OCD sufferer who channels her creativity into toys, relationships and storytelling…
Alex also talks to Joff Winterhart, writer / artist of Days of the Bagnold Summer, an affectionate, warts and all depiction of six weeks in the life of a dissolutioned 15 year old and his long suffering mother as they try to endure the summer holidays together. Joff discusses the history of the book, how it relates to his animation work and music, and his feelings about the book’s nomination as one of the first two graphic novels to be short listed for the Costa Book Awards.

Excerpts from The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon and Days of the Bagnold Summer by Joff Winterhart

Excerpts from The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon and Days of the Bagnold Summer by Joff Winterhart

(Originally broadcast 16th December 2012 on Resonance 104.4 FM)
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(Panel Borders will return in January with a month of shows looking at the 25th anniversary of John Constantine: Hellblazer)

Links: Read the original Observer short story competition version of Days of the Bagnold Summer
Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels Tumblr
Bucky band website

Reviews of Days of the Bagnold Summer and The Nao of Brown

Nao of Brown website
Self Made Hero website including info on the FrgosLegs toy featured in the graphic novel
Interview with Glyn in The Comics Journal

Listen to Nicola Streeten’s interview with Mary and Bryan Talbot about their Costa Award nominated graphic novel Dotter of her Father’s Eyes

Recommended events:

Charlie Adlard signing and discussing his 100th issue of The Walking Dead

Charlie Adlard will be celebrating his 100th issue of The Walking Dead in January at Infintiy and Beyond. For those that haven’t seen details of events these as follows:


An Audience With Charlie Adlard – £2.00 per person

This evening event will feature a Q and A with Charlie, conducted by Alex Fitch, where he will discuss his run on the Walking Dead. Drinks and nibbles provided. This event is only open to a maximum of 50 people, on a first come first served basis. Attendees will receive a signed print and will be the first to see the as yet unannounced Infinity and Beyond Walking Dead #106 exclusive variant cover. Charlie will only be signing copies of #106 on this date.


An open signing for all that can make it!

Charlie will sign Walking Dead comics and books but attendees must purchase a copy of The Walking Dead #106 Infinity & Beyond exclusive cover.

*Events and times subject to change and variation without notice

More info on the Infinity and Beyond facebook page

Infinity and Beyond, 31 Castle Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 2XB