Panel Borders: Spandex!

Panel Borders: Spandex!

Continuing our month of shows looking at unusual depictions of superheroes, in an interview recorded at the Thought Bubble festival in Leeds, Alex Fitch talks to writer / artist Martin Eden about his small press comics The O Men and Spandex, the latter featuring the world’s only all gay superhero team. Alex and Martin talk about distribution of small press comics, his experiences with the media’s interest in his new comic when it launched last year and representations of gay characters in sequential art.

Spandex group shot by Martin Eden

Spandex group shot by Martin Eden

This show was recorded live at Thought Bubble, Leeds

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: Martin’s blog –
The O Men website and blog

Listen to Alex’s interview with Tommy Roddy about his gay themed Superhero comic Pride High

Recommended events:

Alternative Press Fair: Sunday 28th November 2010

Comix, zines, self published art books, poetry workshop, illustration photo booth and over 100 titles from the world of small press. A chance for newcomers to sell their work on a communal table and for those interested to find out what the scene has to offer. Alternative Press will also be announcing details of next year’s Alternative Press Festival.

St. Aloysius’ Social Centre (Corner of Eversholt Street and Phoenix Road) London NW1 1TA Nearest Tube: Euston
Sunday 28th November 2010, 12pm to 6pm

ALSO: There are some flyer designs up on the comicsandzines blog. We want you to recreate the flyers in your own style!

More info:

Erika Moen – Signing and Exhibition

Erika Moen (Dar Comics) will be in London for the opening of her show at Orbital Comics! Come see herpaintings in real life and maybe get a book signed or something!

Orbital Comics, 8 Gt Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
Thursday, 30 December 2010 17:00

Comica, London week four

Sarah Ardizzone and Ros Schwartz: The Little Prince
A dialogue between two translators looking back at the biggest selling French language book.
Institut Francais, 17 Queensberry Place, London
Thursday, 25 November – 7.30pm

Paul Gravett: From Escape To Now
Paul Gravett gives an illustrated talk about his lifelong passion for comics, from the 80s Escape Magazine to now.
The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1
Monday, 29 November – 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Great British Comics: Steve Bell and Bryan Talbot
Two of Britain’s most brilliant graphic storytellers swap tales of their prolific careers.
ICA, The Mall, London SW1
Wednesday, 1 December – 6.45pm to 8.15pm

David Bircham: Alien Ink

Mingle with the rising talent of the UK, experience talks and attend a comic masterclass. Book Tickets…
London Print Studio, 425 Harrow Road, W10
Saturday, 4 December – Noon to 5pm

More info / book tickets at

Demons screening

Prior to its DVD re-release from Arrow Video, Midnight Movies presents a special screening of Dario Argento’s classic gory 80s horror Demons on Friday 26 November 2010 at Curzon Soho. One fateful night in a Berlin cinema, art imitates life as one by one the audience are possessed by blood-hungry, puss-filled demons. More details on Curzon Cinemas’ website.