Panel Borders: A tour of Hypercomics

Panel Borders: A tour of Hypercomics

In an extra additional Summer podcast of Panel Borders, Alex Fitch introduces a walking tour by Paul Gravett of the Hypercomics: The Shapes of Comics exhibition he’s curated at the Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park, featuring work by Adam Dant, Dave McKean, Warren Pleece and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey who additionally joins Paul to talk about his contribution to the exhibition and poster display outside.

Hypercomics: the shape of comics to come is on now until 26th of September at Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ …

The Battersea Pump House Gallery with Hypercomics by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Dave McKean and Warren Pleece beyond

The Battersea Pump House Gallery with Hypercomics by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Dave McKean and Warren Pleece beyond

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: Info about the Hypercomics: The Shapes of Comics exhibition at and
Wikipedia pages on Dave McKean, Adam Dant, Warren Pleece and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Listen to Martin Myrone and Gerald Scarfe’s tour of Rude Britannia at Tate Britain (closes 05/09/10)

Recommended events:

Becky Cloonan at Orbital Comics

The art of American comic book artist Becky Cloonan is on display at Orbital Comics from 20th August to 20th September. Best known for her collaborartions with writer Brian Wood, the exhibtion curated by Tom Humberstone includes around 20 original pieces of work on show as well as some limited screenprints, postcard sets and a hand-painted guitar (only on display the first weekend of the show).
Becky herself will be in London on the 20th and will be available to chat to and sign books/art at the private view (8-10 pm 20th August 2010). There will also, as with all private views, be some free drink.

8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA

Hypercomics events at the Pump House Gallery and nearby

Sunday 22nd August, 12 noon – 6pm: Comiket – a small press comics fair being held in a marquee outside the venue which also features a drop in workshop for kids on character design. FREE

Thursday 26 August 6.30pm (Clapham Picture House): Film Screening – A Scanner Darkly

Film screening with an introduction by Nick Kaplony, Pump House Gallery.
A SCANNER DARKLY plays like a graphic novel come to life, with live-action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process. Ticktes £8.50 / £7 concessions

Sunday 19 September 1:30pm – 3:30pm: Masked Adventures in Comics!
Draw inspiration from the Hypercomics exhibition to design your own story’s masked heroes and villains. Get behind their masks to discover your characters’ unique personalities and use the Pump House Gallery
setting to bring them to life in a gripping story and leave with your own self-published comic book! This workshop will be led by comic artist Sarah McIntyre. FREE

Thursday 23 September 6:30pm – 8:00pm: Dave McKean Comics Masterclass
Award-winning author, artist and film-maker Dave McKean explains his working practices and processes in the creation of his comics in their various forms, including his new gallery project for Hypercomics.

N.B./ Tickets £15 Booking essential: call 020 8871 7572…

Filmbar70 at The Roxy Bar and Screen

Filmbar70 is the brainchild of two cinema and beer enthusiasts who want to share the joy of wrongfully obscure trash/class world cinema with monthly screenings at the brilliant Roxy Bar and Screen.

The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh (1971)
Director: Sergio Martino
Starring: Edwige Fenech| George Hilton| Ivan Rassimov + ads and action packed trailers!

Wednesday 25th August 2010 – groovy music from 7pm, programme starts 8pm – a night devoted to the wonderful Edwige Fenech and the sinister and sexy world of the giallo…

More info at