Panel Borders: Comic Sushi and Public Servants

Panel Borders: Comic Sushi and Public Servants
Originally broadcast 11/02/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Continuing this month’s look at webcomics, Dickon Harris speaks to a couple of creators of very different online strips at the Movies Comics and Manga expo in London’s Docklands. Liz Lunney creates a variety of humourous and cute animal strips under the anthology title ‘Online Comic Sushi’ which she has also printed in collections such as ‘Bears in your Face / The Man with Tetris on his Chin’ and ‘I Love Dinosaurs and they Love Me’ which led to her inclusion in the American Indie publisher Top Shelf’s collection of online comics, Top Shelf 2.0.
David O’Connell also makes family friendly comics in the form of his ongoing web strip ‘Tozo: The Public Servant’, a European ‘Clear line’ style comic reminiscent of Hergé, which tells the tale of a police inspector on the island city of Nova Venezia, who has been ordered to investigate the murder of Luco Lello, an employee of the Financial Exchange. His investigations include the mysterious but troublesome Spider Empire and the Ombra Society, led by the sinister Lady Magdalene, who travel by airship and Tozo is always accompanied by his sidekick, the mecha-golem ‘Klikker’!

Excerpts from Depressed Cat by Lizz Lunney and Tozo by David O Connell

Excerpts from Depressed Cat by Lizz Lunney and Tozo by David O Connell

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: Lizz Lunney – Website:
Pages at Top Shelf 2.0
Interview at

David O’Connell – Website:
Livejournal page:
Read Tozo: The Public Servant from the first page
Interview with David conducted by Garen Ewing
Listen to previews interviews about Clair Ligne comics conducted by Alex Fitch and Dickon Harris

Recommended events:

Arthur Ransom Exhibition at Orbital comics

14 January- 28 February

Orbital Comics is pleased to present British comics legend, Arthur Ranson’s, premiere exhibition, showing art spanning throughout his prolific career from 2000AD and beyond and depictions of beloved characters such as Judge Anderson, PSI and Button Man…
8 Gt Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA
More info:

Drawn Out and Painted Pink, an exhibition of cartoons by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton

Throughout February 2010 The Drill Hall will be hosting and housing Drawn Out & Painted Pink, a cartoon exhibition by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton documenting LGBT history from the 1970s to now.

“Like the best foreign correspondents (only funnier) their cartoons and comic strips have painted a devastatingly accurate self-portrait of LGBT life in the UK… They’ve got us bang to rights in the ways we were, the ways we are and the ways we could be. These are social documents of the highest order.”
Ellen Galford

The Drill Hall, Bloomsbury, West End, London WC1E 7EX