Panel Borders: Zine-age Kicks!

Panel Borders: Zine-age Kicks!

Originally broadcast 02/04/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

A selection of zines and limited edition art books by George Cullen

A selection of zines and limited edition art books by George Cullen

Starting a month of shows about comic book publishing on Panel Borders: Dickon Harris conducts three interviews with small press creators at the Brighton ‘Zine fest and at the “Zine-age kicks” event at Trap 2 Gallery in London. Dickon talks to Jimi Gherkin about his new ‘zine “Electric baby,” which includes advice for ‘zine and comic book creators on how to screenprint and self publish their own comics and also about the upcoming anthology Jimi’s editing and how anyone in the small press can submit items to be included. Dickon’s also talking to Dutch artist Kala Newman about her zine – “Impulsive random platform” – which she creates with fellow students from the Slade school of art and to George Cullen about his self published title “Throw away” which mixes cryptography with typography to beguiling effect.

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Links: Jimi Gherkin
Jimi’s blog – including info on The Alternative Press anthology
Interview with Jimi at
Info on Brighton ‘zine-fest
Listen to Alex Fitch’s Summer 2008 interview with Jimi and to Jimi perform the song “It ‘aint gonna work out fine” as part of our show on performances by small press creators

Kala Newman
Info on Impulsive Random Platform at myspace
The IRP blog
Info about IRP music at

George Cullen
George’s website and blog
Info on Trap 2 Gallery

Fuselit list of ‘zines and journals
Paul Gravett’s list of forthcoming comics events
Join our facebook group

Comics / sci-fi news: Strength from Adversity: A Contemporary Japanese Cinema and Art Festival – 15-17 April 2009

The National Gallery is pleased to be hosting this celebration of contemporary Japanese cinema. Includes screenings of Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen), Fudeko: Sono Ai – Tenshi no Piano (Fudeko and the Angel’s Piano), Takeshi Kitano’s Kikujiro and Okuribito (Departures)

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

and… (while we’re on the subject) is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…