Panel Borders: Naming Minotaurs

Panel Borders: Naming Minotaurs

In the first of a series of shows looking at depictions of illness and medicine in comics, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of two recent graphic novels that deal with these themes. In a panel discussion recorded at Crawley WordFest, Alex talks to Nye Wright and Hannah Eaton about their graphic novels Things to do in a retirement home trailer park and Naming Monsters, with an introduction to the work of publisher Myriad Editions by editor Holly Ainley. Nye’s graphic novel depicts the last months of his relationship with his father as the latter dies of emphysema, with the comic book versions of the pair depicted as anthropomorphic characters; Hannah’s is a psychological exploration of a young woman coming to terms with her mother’s death and the contrasts and connections between her vignettes and British folklore stories.
Originally broadcast Monday 2nd June on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

Panels from Naming Monsters and Things to do in a retirement home trailer park

Panels from Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton and Things to do in a retirement home trailer park by Nye Wright

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