Panel Borders: Kid Koala’s Kult Komics

Panel Borders: Kid Koala’s Kult Komics

Starting New British Comics month on Panel Borders in its new Sunday night slot, guest presenter Robin The Fog talks to Eric San, better known as Kid Koala, a world-renowned DJ, turntablist and cartoonist hailing from Montreal. Best known for a series of delightfully odd-ball albums released on the UK Ninja Tune label (often including a free comic book), 2011 has seen the publication of his second graphic novel Space Cadet, a labour of love years in the making, complete with bespoke soundtrack album. The Kid has also been travelling around presenting a series of ‘Music To Draw To’ events of late, where pens and paper are mandatory accessories and the audience sit around drawing to an ‘inspirational’ turntable set. Sketchbook in hand, Robin The Fog attended the recent London leg of his tour to talk etch-boards, robots and the Canadian work-ethic.

Cover of Space Cadet and flyer for Music to draw to by Kid Koala, drawing of Kid Koala at turntable by Andy Paterson

Cover of Space Cadet and flyer for Music to draw to by Kid Koala, drawing of Kid Koala at turntable by Andy Paterson

For more info and a variety of formats you can stream or listen to this podcast in, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Kid Koala‘s website
Robin The Fog’s website
Buy Kid Koala’s Space Cadet from UK publisher, Ninja Tune records
Info about Red Material gallery, who hosted the ‘Music to draw’ to event

Recommended events:

Info about the BD Passion comics festival at the Institute Francais, Kensington, taking place on 7th-9th October

Anders Nilsen signing tour

Gosh! Comics, No. 1 Berwick Street, London, Saturday 15th October
Page 45, Nottingham, Sunday the 16th October
OK Comics, Leeds, Monday 17th October

Anders Nilsen (of MOME, Kramers Ergot, and The Believer) is appearing at all sorts of places around the world in a tour ten years in the making. His series Big Questions has finally been released in a massive, toe-breakingly huge tome by Drawn & Quarterly — a far cry from the self-published zines many first encountered it in, when Nilsen envisioned the whole thing as a mere 75 pages long.

Anders will be signing at Gosh! between 6pm and 7pm, followed by a short talk and Q&A afterwards.
There’ll also be a limited edition A3 print for every attendee.

More info at

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