Panel Borders: The art of Melinda Gebbie

Panel Borders: The art of Melinda Gebbie

Continuing this month’s series of shows about female comic creators, we’re proud to broadcast a talk given by American comic book artist Melinda Gebbie about her work, from being featured in the renowned underground comics anthology Wimmen’s Comix in the 1970s to working as an animator in the 1980s on such films as When the wind blows to her collaborations with Alan Moore such as Lost Girls and Cobweb from the 1990s to the present day. Recorded at the Oxford Small Press Comics festival, Caption in Summer 2010. Interview conducted by Jenni Scott, edited and introduced by Alex Fitch.

Comics containing art by Melinda Gebbie: Wimmens Comix #7, Lost Girls #1, Tomorrow stories #5

Comics containing art by Melinda Gebbie: Wimmens Comix #7, Lost Girls #1, Tomorrow stories #5

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Links: Wikipedia page on Melinda Gebbie
Lambiek page on Wimmen’s Comic
Sarah McIntyre’s report about Caption 2011
Caption website
Read posts by Jenni Scott at

Listen to Alex Fitch’s interview with Alan Moore about Lost Girls: part one / part two / video

Recommended events:

Young Graphic Novel Festival, Islington

Childrens’ workshops:

Gary Northfield – Thursday February 24, 10.30am – 12, Ages 8 – 11, 10 places
John Barnes Library, 275 Camden Rd., N7 0JN 020 7527 7900
+ Thursday February 24, 2.30pm – 4, Ages 8 – 11, 10 places
Finsbury Library, 245 St. John St., EC1V 4NB 020 7527 7960

Sally Kindberg – Saturday February 26 ,11am – 12, Ages 8 – 11, 10 places
North Library, Manor Gardens, N7 6JX 020 7527 7840
More info:

Glenn Baxter in Cork Street
Beloved British newspaper cartoonist Glenn Baxter has a new exhibition in London of his inimical one panel gags of whimsy and surrealism.
Flowers Central Gallery, 21 Cork Street London W1S 3LZ
8th Feb – March 2011
More info at: and

Orbital Comics event

Pauls Cornell and Rainey panel

Paul Cornell (Action Comics / Captain Britain) and Paul Rainey (There’s no time like the present / The Book of Lists) will be involved in a panel discussion about their work in Orbital, preceeded by a signing of their work. Saturday 19th Feb, 4pm / 7pm
More info at

Brighton Zine Fest: Saturday 19th February to Sunday 20th February

Back to Brighton up your February is the Brighton Zine Fest! Those lovely zinesters are running a couple of days to give you an excuse to pop down there and have a good time with them. This year we have:

Saturday 19th – Fund Raising Gig at the Cowley Club: various bands / performers playing including: Moloch, Gin Panic, Lianne Hall, She’s got sick and Animal Magic Tricks – £5 / whatever you can afford! More info at

Saturday 20th – Zine Fair, Talks and Workshops, at the Hanover Community Centre including: how to make a zine; zines as activism; making a comic; needle felting, and more… More info at