Panel Borders: The art of Jill Thompson

Panel Borders: The art of Jill Thompson

Alex Fitch interviews Jill Thompson
Concluding children’s comics month on Panel Borders, the belated podcast of Alex Fitch’s interview with Jill Thompson sees Alex and Jill talk about her career so far from drawing popular DC comics such as Wonder Woman and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman to creating her own children’s books Scary Godmother and Magic Trixie. Jill also talks about her influences, her early work on Mike Baron’s Badger and her latest project Beasts of Burden.
(With thanks to Gosh! Comics for arranging this interview)

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Links: Jill’s website and blog
Jill’s page at
Watch the cartoon version of Scary Godmother on youtube
Read an interview with Jill and writer Evan Dorkin about Beasts of Burden
Read the first instalment of Beasts of Burden at
Buy Jill’s comics from Forbidden Planet International

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Comics news:

Comics competitions

This year’s Observer / Jonathan Cape and Manga Jiman competions are now on:

Manga Jiman
The Embassy of Japan’s annual manga-writing competition, open to anyone 14 years of age or over.
More info

The Observer / Jonathan Cape / Comica Graphic Short Story Prize 2009
Are you an aspiring graphic novelist? Do you have an original story to tell? Win £1,000 and have your story printed in The Observer.
More info

also: Comica/Ctrl.Alt.Shift: Comic Design Competition
Win the chance to create a unique comic in collaboration with musician and writer Lightspeed Champion. More info

Deadline for all three competitions: September 25, 2009