Panel Borders: Manhwa Galleries, Mixed media Graduates and Manga Girls

Panel Borders: Manhwa Galleries, Mixed media Graduates and Manga Girls

Broadcast 04/06/09 in an edited version as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Extract from Prick by Melody Lee

Extract from Prick by Melody Lee

Starting cross cultural comics month on the show: Dickon Harris introduces the 100 years of Manhwa exhibition at the London Korean Cultural Centre and talks to Alex Wilmore and Lauren Ann Sharp, a couple of recent illustration graduates.
Alex Fitch interviews a couple of female indie manga creators – Sally Jane Thompson and Kate Holden – at the Docklands Manga Expo and discusses the brutality of nature with Melody Lee, whose comics depict woodland animals in the style of Beatrix Potter but who also shoot, shag and swear like troopers!

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Links: NWSAD graduates
Alex Wilmore’s blog
Lauren Ann Sharp’s blog
Alex and Lauren’s joint website
Info about Insomnia Publications
Listen to Alex’s interview with Dan Berry about lecturing at NWSAD
North Wales School of Art and Design – N.B./ there are still psaces available for entry on Autumn ’09 courses

Indie Manga
Sally Jane Thompson and Kate Holden‘s pages at
Sally Jane’s website
Kate’s webcomic FanDanGo
Willie Hewes’ publishing company

Melody Lee
Website and Swatchbook page
Howard Hardiman’s favourite animal comics (including Melody’s Prick)
Info about ‘176’, where Melody will be selling her comics on 27th June
Info about the Movies, Comics and Manga Expo

100 years of Manhwa
Korean Cultural Centre website
Info about the exhibtion at
Review of the exhibition in The Korean Times
Wikipedia page on Manhwa

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LUC @ 176

The one month countdown starts now!

London Underground Comics’ latest event takes place at the 176 Project Space in Chalk Farm, London and features over 40 of the UK and beyond’s finest small press creators selling their wares in one of north London’s most beautiful gallery spaces.
Free tea and coffee, live DJs, animation projected on the 40 foot wall of the gallery and much more.

Exhibitors include: .
Oli Smith, Oliver Lambden, Sean Azzopardi, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Melody Lee, David Baillie, Douglas Noble, Marc Ellerby, Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen, Jake Harold, Dan Lester, Francesca Cassavetti, Sally-Anne Hickman, Richy K Chandler, Josceline Fenton, Phil Spence, Paul Rainey, Howard Hardiman and many more…

27th June, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
More info: /


An exhibition of Shaun (The Arrival) Tan’s prints, and 4 original pastels, is on at
The Illustration Cupboard at 22 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AL until 22nd June
More info at