Panel Borders: Brighton – The Graphic Novelists

Panel Borders: Brighton – The Graphic Novelists

Continuing a month of shows looking at comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to thirteen creators who contributed to Brighton: The Graphic Novel, a new anthology which tells vignettes from Brighton’s history over the last 300 years, published by QueenSpark Books; these include writers and illustrators Jim Holland, Maria Parra, Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright, Rosanna Lowe, Jules Craig, Jonathan Stearn, Chris Hagan, Rob Simpson, Jaime Huxtable and Ian Buchanan, plus art mentor / letterer Paul Collicutt, and editor / writing coach Tim Pilcher.

Recorded in front of a live audience at Cartoon County, Brighton, Autumn 2013. Originally broadcast 11th November 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

Brighton - the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtable

Brighton – the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtable

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Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Paul Collicutt, Tim Pilcher and Nye Wright

Recommended Events:

Comica Festival 2013

This year’s London Comica Festival is in its last week and events include:

Poles ApART: New Polish Comics & Graphic Novels
Twelve of the most important current comics creators from Poland in their first UK show.
Where: Windows Gallery, Central Saint Martins, N1C 4AA
When: October 31 to November 16, 2013

Hyper-Pop Workshop
Step into the shoes of Pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein & make your own comic-book stories…
Where: Garden Room, Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS
When: November 16, 2013 10am-5.30pm

Reframe: Perspectives on Europe through Comics
Comics by nine artists from Algeria, Turkey & UK explore our contemporary attitudes to Europe.
Where: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA
When: October 23 to November 22, 2013

More info at

Gosh! Comics signings and events

The Image Triple Signing with Brandon Graham, Fiona Staples, and Eric Stephenson

Together with Thought Bubble, we proudly present a BEHEMOTH of a signing – featuring three of Image Comics’ biggest and brightest. Join us on the Friday, the 22nd of November, and meet Brandon Graham (Prophet, King City), Fiona Staples (Saga), and Eric Stephenson (Nowhere Men).

Friday November 22nd, from 5pm to 7pm

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá Signing

For our second event in conjunction with November’s Leeds Thought Bubble Festival, we bring you the remarkably talented Brazilian comic-creator-twin-duo, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá! You’ll know them from their lovely artwork on The Umbrella Academy (written by Gerard Way) and the Casanova series (written by Matt Fraction), and most importantly from their collaborative effort, Daytripper, a beautiful book about death and family which is a consistent bestseller.

Wednesday November 27th, from 5pm to 7pm

Jeffrey Brown in conversation with Marc Ellerby

A legend of autobiographical comics, Jeffrey started out by self-publishing his first book, Clumsy (James Kochalka’s favourite graphic novel), which grabbed an enormous amount of attention from both cartoonists and comics fans, not to mention the attention of future publisher Chris Staros at Top Shelf. After Clumsy, he produced a whole series of heartfelt chronicles about his life and relationships, with the occasional absurdist superhero parody thrown in…
Here to talk to the man himself is Marc Ellerby, one of the most well-known names on the UK indie comics scene.

November 28th from 7.30pm until 9.00pm

Windowpane 2 and Breakdown Press Launch Party

Breakdown Press is a new London-based comics publisher dedicated to printing the work of original and exciting contemporary cartoonists. Having released Windowpane by Joe Kessler at last year’s Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival to great critical acclaim, Breakdown will be returning to the newly reinstated Comic Arts Brooklyn as well as Thought Bubble festival with Windowpane 2 and a raft of other exciting new releases.

Friday, 29 November 2013 from 7pm to 9pm

Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR