Panel Borders: Little Terrors and (other) Psychiatric Tales

Panel Borders: Little Terrors and (other) Psychiatric Tales
Edited version broadcast 18/02/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Continuing our month long look at webcomics, Alex Fitch talks to two writer artists whose work started off telling fantastical tales, took a detour via stories set in Hell and its environs and are now doing work with a greater autobiographical element. Darryl Cunningham is the creator of the humourous superhero strip Super Sam and John by Night, whose sequel to that strip tells tales of the inferno, The Streets of San Diablo and more recently to critical acclaim has started rendering experiences from his day job in Psychiatric Tales; Jon Scrivens is the creator of Little Terrors, a popular strip that tells the tale of a friendly zombie who is trying to connect with his old friends, who have also turned into a variety of monsters, in the wake of an outbreak of the living dead. and Jon is just about to start on a new strip, When’s Graham, which mixes collegiate humour with a touch of time travel…

Excerpts from Little Terrors by Jon Scrivens and Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham

Excerpts from Little Terrors by Jon Scrivens and Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham

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Links: Jon Scrivens – Comic:
Review of Sherlock Holmes by Jon at
Myspace page:

Darryl Cunningham – Website:
Super Sam and John-of-the-Night: interview and archive at
The Streets of San Diablo:

Info about the 2010 Web and Mini Comix Thing
Info about Blank Slate Books

Recommended events:


The monthly meeting for female fans of comics and fans of women who make comics!

Next meeting: Monday 22 Febrary 2010, 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

Guest Speaker: Kiriko Kubo, cartoonist, animation director and writer, creator of ‘Cynical Hysterie Hour’ and ‘Hime Mama’ (‘Princess mother-in-law)

Book for Discussion: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Full details:

Comic book signings

Thursday 25th February, 6pm, Andy Diggle and Jock will be signing ‘The Losers’ – a great Graphic Novel just about to become a great movie.

Saturday 27th February, 1pm meet Pat Mills and Clint Langley signing ‘ABC Warriors: Volgan War Vol.2’

Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR

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