Panel Borders (episode 150!): Lost gloves, types of women and a (comic) Book of lists

Panel Borders (episode 150!): Lost gloves, types of women and a (comic) Book of lists

Extract from The Book of Lists by Paul Rainey and an illustrated poem by Ceri May,  Elsbeth van der Poel and others at the Alternative Press Fair

Extract from The Book of Lists by Paul Rainey and an illustrated poem by Ceri May, Elsbeth van der Poel and others at the Alternative Press Fair

In a pair of interviews recorded at “Collaborama!” during August’s Alternative Press week in London, ‘zine creator Dickon Harris talks to a couple of small press creators about their work: writer / artist Paul Rainey, whose comic book paperback The Book of Lists sees the cartoonist collating events from his life into thematic order and poet Ceri May who self publishes her writing at alt. press events. The podcast includes Ceri’s reading of the poems: “All the lost gloves of London”, “There are two types of women” and “When I grow up”… (Edited by Alex Fitch)

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: Paul RaineyOfficial website
where you can view 5 pages of The Book of Lists online
Review of various Rainey comics on the Propaganda review site

Ceri Maymyspace page and blog
Ceri’s video about the small press
Info about the Y Tuesday monthly poetry club on myspace

Recommended events:

Orbital Comics Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of various artists’ contributions to the Solipsistic Pop comics anthology from 14-19 November 2009.

Gilbert Shelton, signing the brand new Fat Freddy’s Cat Omnibus at:
Gosh! Comics, Great Russell Street, London – Saturday 14th November, 3-5 pm
A rare chance to meet the legendary American underground creator as Knockabout comics publish an omnibus edition of one of his most famous creations…

Cameron Stewart / Karl Kerschl / Ramón Pérez at Orbital Comics
Cameron Stewart (Seaguy, Batman & Robin), Karl Kerschl (Wednesday Comics: Flash, Teen Titans: Year One) and Ramón Pérez (Resistance, NYX: No Way Home)
will be signing their wares on Thursday 19th November 2009 from 5:00 to 7:00.

Reinhard Kleist signing Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness Saturday 21 November 13:00 – 14:00
Reinhard Kleist will be signing his graphic novel Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 21st November 1- 2pm
Johnny Cash was a seventeen-time Grammy winner who sold more than 90 million albums in his lifetime and became an icon of American music. Already a bestseller and award-winner in Europe, JOHNNY CASH: I SEE DARKNESS vividly portrays the unpredictable, turbulent life of a loner, patriot, outlaw, and music business rebel with all the drama and character befitting the man who became a legend in his own lifetime.


COMICA week two (all events at the ICA, The Mall, London unless noted otherwise):

James Jean and Tara McPherson
Join James Jean and Tara McPherson for an evening discussion and illustrated presentation. November 13, 2009 – from 7pm

Conference: Comics & Graphic Novels For Young People

Including keynote speakers Dr. Mel Gibson, Paul Gravett, Marcia Williams and David Fickling.
Froebel College, Roehampton University, Surrey November 14, 2009

Create Your Own True Stories with Phillip Marsden
Comic book creating workshop with cartoonist Phillip Marsden
Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Richmond, November 14, 2009 – 1pm to 4pm

Arts Foundation: Graphic Novelist Award 2010
The judges discuss the graphic novel’s ascendancy and announce the finalists for the £10,000 prize. Judges include: Posy Simmonds, illustrator cartoon strip in the Guardian & author of graphic novels such as Tamara Drew, Pat Mills, best known for creating 2000 AD and playing a major part in the development of Judge Dredd plus Comica Director Paul Gravett
November 15, 2009 – from 7.30pm

New Trends In Superhero Comic Books
Cameron Stewart, Karl Kerschl and Ramon Perez share their passion for the superhero genre. November 16, 2009 – from 7.30pm

Ctrl.Alt.Shift: Political Poster-Making Workshop
The young peoples charity and publishers of the Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption anthology present a workshop on making your own agit-pop posters.
The Book Club, 100 Leonard St, London, EC2A 4RH, November 18, 2009 – from 7pm

More info:


‘Dawn of the Dead’ Screening, Sasquatch Cinema at Shortwave, Tuesday 17 November @ 7.15pm.
Sasquatch Cinema is a monthly film night held at the new Shortwave cinema in Bermondsey Square, London, SE1 3UN (Tel: 0207 357 6845)

We will be showing an eclectic range of films including cult classics and rarities you may not have seen before.

The next film we will be showing is George Romero’s ‘Dawn of the Dead’ (Blu ray release) on Tuesday, 17 November at 19:15. The entry fee is £5.00 and zombie dress is optional. Tickets are sold on the night on a first come – first served basis.

Please view the Sasquatch Cinema facebook / myspace pages for more details about the film…