Panel Borders: Comic Book Caption(s)

Panel Borders: Comic Book Caption(s)

Starting a month of shows about comic book shops, we have three interviews recorded at Oxford’s small press comics convention ‘Caption’. Alex Fitch talks to Doctor Who comic illustrator Al Davison, who runs a graphic novels and art supply shop in Coventry and to former Gay Comics writer Will Morgan, one of the proprietors of a comic book shop in Putney which specialises in classic British titles. Also, 2000AD artist P.J. Holden is interviewed by comics journalist Matt Badham, about the shops he frequented while growing up in Belfast.

Will Morgan, Al Davison and P.J. Holden sell their wares at Caption and other locations

Will Morgan, Al Davison and P.J. Holden sell their wares at Caption and other locations

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: Will Morgan‘s shop 30th Century Comics, Putney
Will’s profile on
Buy Prime Cuts by Will Morgan writing as Howard Strangroom from

Al Davison‘s shop The Astral Gypsy, Coventry
Al’s Astral Gypsy and Muscle Memory blogs
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Al Davison about Doctor Who comics

P.J. Holden‘s website
Articles about P.J. at Irish Comic News
Additional interview with P.J. by Matt Badham about breaking in to 2000AD

Caption website
Selina Locke’s photos of Caption 2010
Matt Badham’s blog
2000AD online

Recommended events:

Caption Comics festival 2011

Oxford’s small press comics festival is taking place this weekend, the 6th and 7th of August at the East Oxford Community centre.
Guests include Al Davison, Ian Culbard, Kate Brown, Paul Rainey, David O’Connell and Paul Duffield and tickets are a very reasonable five pounds per day, plus workshops on comic book creating, the annual Caption auction featuring original art pages and new pieces by attending creators and much, much more…

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New Comic Internship at londonprintstudio for 21-25 Year Olds

Do you enjoy telling tall tales or scribbling stories? Do you love reading graphic novels, comics or picture books? Then look no further!

londonprintstudio is offering five carefully chosen 21-25 year olds the chance to…

-Run comic workshops for 16-20 year olds.
-Receive mentoring from top professional comic artists, anthology makers, screenwriters, print makers, comic publishers and art educators.
-Develop your own artistic comic projects with supervision from mentors and feedback from your fellow interns..
-Be introduced to the London comic scene, attend events, give presentations, network and meet publishers, editors and creators in the comic industry.
-Take part in editing, planning and creating work for a comic anthology publication and a comic exhibition at londonprintstudio.

The course is run by professional comic creator Karrie Fransman whose comics have appeared in The Times, The Guardian and who is currently working on her first graphic novel due to be published by Random House.

2 days (14 hours) per week for a six-months. Interns will receive a travel and food expenses budget for two days per week. All londonprintstudio staff and volunteers are required to have a Criminal Records Bureau Check.

Deadline for return of application form: Monday 5th September 2011
Interviews: Tuesday 13th September 2011
Start date: Tuesday 20th September 2011

For job description and application click here:
For more information on the project click here:

Gosh! comics events

Gosh! Comics have outgrown their happy home of 25 years and are moving to new, bigger premises in Soho!

To celebrate the opening of Gosh! Comics’ new store on Berwick Street and the opening of their new gallery space, the first event in the new premises is a signing and exhibition by celebrated comic book artist Dave McKean of his new graphic novel Celluloid.

Dave McKean will be signing at Gosh! from 2pm ‘til 4pm on Saturday the 6th of August. The exhibition runs until the 6th of September.

Then on the following week, acclaimed indie comics creator Luke Pearson will be launching his new title Everything We Miss, a book about the breakdown of a relationship and the infinitesimal events we would notice if our attention wasn’t directed elsewhere.

6pm – 8pm, Saturday 13th August, 2011

1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR

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