Panel Borders: Women of Caption

Panel Borders: Women of Caption

Concluding Women in Comics month on Panel Borders, Alex Fitch presents three interviews conducted at the small press comics convention Caption held in Oxford last Summer. Selina Lock and Jeremy Day discuss the history of the convention, how it has changed over the years and the various events they’ve been involved with at the East Oxford Community Centre. Alex also talks to Philippa Rice, creator of the comic My Cardboard Life, who was one of the people involved in running a collectible dinosaur sticker game at this convention and at other comics events.

Jeremy Day and Philippa Rice prepare activities at Caption, photos by Selina Lock

Jeremy Day and Philippa Rice prepare activities at Caption, photos by Selina Lock

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Links: Caption website
Jeremy Day’s website
Selina Lock’s flickr page
Fact or Fiction Press website
Philippa Rice’s webcomic:

Recommended events:

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 – 3rd March 2011
More info at: and

Laydeez do Comics Small press special:

The monthly event for female (and male) comic book creators, fans and critics meets on the last day of February with a special event devoted to small press creators. Former London Underground Comics creators Francesca Cassavetti and Sean Azzopardi talk about their work, Karrie Fransman introduces the five young graduates who are interning at the London print studio working on an ambitious comics anthology and running workshops for young members of the local community and ‘Tower of Babel’ illustrator, John Miers who was featured at last year’s Comica, talks about his process.

Guest Speakers:
Francesca Cassavetti – Illustrator and comics creator
Sean Azzopardi – Web comics creator and graphic novelist
London Print Studio Comics Collective
John Miers – Illustrator and Comics creator

Monday 28th Feburary, 6.30-9.30pm, The Rag Factory, Heneage Street, (off Brick Lane), London E1 5LJ

London Comic and Small Press Expo March 12th, 2011

“The capital’s Bohemian comic show” brings you “all the best that the Indie, Small Press and Web Comix world has to offer.” – David Hine and Shaky Kane will be talking about their work and exhibitors include Yuri Kore, Timothy Winchester, David O’Connell, Sarah McIntyre, Hugh Raine, Luke Pearson, Edward Ross, Rob Jackson, Dan Berry, Douglas Noble and many more…

Goldsmiths University, New Cross, London
March 12, 2011- 10am to 5pm – more info:

followed by…

Comica Conversation: Lorenzo Mattotti and Dave McKean

Mattotti and McKean discuss their visionary approaches to comics with Paul Gravett in the first of this year’s Comica events.

Tickets only £3, bookable online.

Great Hall, Goldsmiths University, New Cross, London

March 12, 2011 – 6pm to 7.30pm – more info: