Panel Borders: Inside the Fleece Station

Panel Borders: Inside the Fleece Station

Edited broadcast 29/10/09 as part of an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Signs to The Fleece Station designed by Sarah McIntyre, Gary Northfield and Viviane Schwartz

Signs to The Fleece Station designed by Sarah McIntyre, Gary Northfield and Viviane Schwartz

Concluding ‘anthologies and collectives month’ on the show, in an interview recorded on location at the Old Police Station The Fleece Station in Deptford, Alex Fitch talks to artists Sarah McIntyre and Viviane Schwartz about their work including books such as Morris the Mankiest Monster and There are Cats in this book plus the benefits of sharing a studio that has a web and public presence.

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: The Fleece Station blog
Sarah’s website and blog
Viviane’s website
The DFC website / “Save the DFC” blog
Super Comics Adventure Squad blog

Related events: BLACK POWERS exhibition at Swiss Cottage Library Gallery

As part of Black History Month, Swiss Cottage Library Gallery presents an exhibition of comics by black creators and of African-American characters in comics. The collection coheres around black representations through the imagery and language of the comic book medium: representation as markers of both historical and contemporary struggles. The theme is developed through archival works from the 1930’s to the present-day and culminates with a display of the singular comic art of Patrice and John Aggs, Paul Peart-Smith, Woodrow Phoenix and Lance Tooks.

09 October – 06 November 2009
Swiss Cottage Library Gallery, 88 Avenue Rd, London, United Kingdom

and: London signings…

Orbital Halloween signing of epic proportions! Featuring: Glenn Fabry (Preacher, Hellblazer), Garry Leach (Marvelman, Dan Dare), Mike Carey (Unwritten, X-Men, Lucifer), David Hine (Strange Embrace, Silent War), Andy Lanning (Nova, War of Kings) and Dan Abnett (Warhammer 40,000, War of Kings)
Come to Orbital, 8 Gt Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA on 31 October 2009 from 3-5pm to take part in our Halloween festivities!

Eddie Campbell / Alex: The Years have pants Signing at Gosh! Comics, Great Russell Street – Saturday 7th November – early London availability of the behemoth that is Alec: The Years Have Pants – A Life-Sized Omnibus. Saturday 7th November 2 – 4pm

David Petersen /Mouse Guard: David Petersen is signing the gorgeous Mouse Guard Winter 1152 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 7th November 1 – 2pm

plus: Autumn comics conventions and events…

5th to the 26th of November: Comica, the three week festival of comics in and around the Institute of Comtemporary Arts in London includes appearances by Eddie Campbell, David Lloyd, Brian Talbot, James Jean and Tara McPherson. – more info at

19th to the 22nd of November: The Thought Bubble sequential art festival in Leeds which includes appearances by Paul Cornell, Gary Erskine, Garen Ewing, Andy Diggle, Frank Quietly and many more – more info at

November Small Press events:

Handmade and bound – The Affordable book arts and zine fair, Sunday 1st November at the St Aloysius Social Club, near Euston,

The Small Press Comiket, Sunday 8th November which is part of the fortnight long Comica festival at The ICA, on The Mall, in Central London

Are you zine friendly?”, Thursday 12th November, an Alternative Press event at the Foundry in Hoxton, promoting a new small press web resource: the Zine Friendly blog! And that’s at 86 Great Eastern Street.

For more info about all these events please visit: