Panel Borders: The work of Marc Ellerby

Panel Borders: The work of Marc Ellerby

Originally broadcast 15/01/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

An image from the online diary comic Ellerbisms by Marc Ellerby

An image from the online diary comic Ellerbisms by Marc Ellerby

In the second of this month’s shows about four generations of British cartoonists, Alex Fitch is talking to artist and writer Marc Ellerby, who has self-published a variety of small press autobiographical comics, drawn Love the way you love by Jamie S. Rich for Oni Press and the back-up strip for the latest issue of Image Comics’ critically acclaimed Phonogram. Marc is currently exhibiting original artwork in the Drawn! exhibition at Brent Museum (until 8th Feb 2009) and throughout last year ran a Manga Club at a bookshop at Lakeside in Essex…

To download or stream the show in a variety of different formats, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Marc’s website and online comic strip Ellerbisms

Info about Oni Press’ comic book Love the way you love
Phonogram blog and review at Forbidden Planet International
Image from and review of Put The Book Back On The Shelf: A Belle And Sebastian Anthology
Listen to Alex’s interview with Phonogram creators Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen
Listen to Oliver Lambden’s report from last year’s UK web and mini-comix thing which includes an interview with Marc’s girlfriend!

Comics / Sci-Fi news:

Jessica Fostekew and Other Jokers
‘So You Think You’re Funny’ Semi-Finalist 2008, Jessica Fostekew, brings you a bundle of twisted treats!
Stand-up Comedy followed by a sinister and silly tale of character and sketch comedy.
Jessica hit the UK stand-up circuit like a thunderbolt of joy in January 2008. She has appeared at prestigious clubs such as ‘Up The Creek’, ‘The Comedy Café’ and ‘Spank’. Quarter-Finalist in ‘Laughing Horse Competition’ last year, she recently won ‘The Lion’s Den’ in November 2008 and performs regularly all over the country.
We will then delight you with the tale of various freaky folk in an alternate world, a London not entirely different from our own, but one where a few people are on back to front. Starring Jessica Fostekew, Maxine Ridout, Jo Bowis, Toby Williams and Drummond Bowskill.

21 / 22 Jan 2009, 7.30pm Canal Cafe Theatre, Delamere Terrace, Little Venice, Paddington, London, W2 6ND


Sci-Fi London 2009 (29 Apr – 4 May) has been nominated as one of the best things to do this year by The Times, so put it in your diaries now! It’s going to be amazing (and I only know about the events I’m organising!)…


“Ask Alan Moore…”,

the Forbidden Planet International Blog is inviting people to submit questions for their next interview with Alan Moore (about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century), so visit the blog entry for more info and submit a question…!