Panel Borders: Comic stamps

Panel Borders: Comic stamps

Starting a month of shows all about British Comics, Alex Fitch interviews Richard Scholey, from design company The Chase, and Philip Parker, Head of Stamps strategy, Royal Mail, about the new range of comic book stamps which have just been released and feature art and covers from such classic titles as 2000AD, The Beano, The Eagle and The Dandy. Alex talks to Richard and Philip about their choice of covers, the design process and how the range of special stamps takes in high and low brow art throughout the year.

Comic book stamps released by the Royal Mail, March 2012

Originally broadcast 01/04/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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Links: Buy stamps from
Info about The Chase design company
Article about the comic stamps at

Recommended events:

Supergods at the Petrie Museum


Date: 2-3 April | Time: 11am – 3.30pm | Price: Free. Preferably book in advance. | Age group: Young people age 12 up.

Create your own superheroes based on the Ancient Egyptian gods. Get advice from a comics writer on how tell your story. Take inspiration from the museum and other comics about Egypt to put your own comic strip together. Suitable for 12 years upwards. With Kel Winser.

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Orbital Comics events

This April in the Orbital Gallery, Self-Made Hero showcases the artwork of the re-released classic anthology It’s Dark in London.

The book is a portrait of London that captures the city’s fundamental essence as an exquisite mixture of lofty towers and gutter sleaze, of suburban gentility and urban depravity, of private vices and public philanthropy, with artwork by Steve Bell, Dix, Jonathan Edwards, Carl Flint, Melinda Gebbie, Garry Marshall, Dave McKean, Woodrow Phoenix amongst others… to April 26th

The crew at 2000AD are bringing four of their most zarjaz creators to Orbital Comics on Saturday April 7 to celebrate the release of their new book, Mega-City Undercover 2.

Rob Williams, Simon Coleby, D’Israeli and Rufus Dayglo will all be on hand to sign and sketch for you, followed by a Q and A to discuss the new book and other projects.

2000AD are arranging giveaways for a few lucky participants, so make sure you don’t miss out on this truly mega event! Signing starts at 4pm followed by Q&A at 6pm.

Saturday April 7th, 4pm
Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

Gosh! Comics events

Simone Lia book launch and signing – Please God, Find me a husband!

April 10th, from 6.30pm

Darryl Cunningham book launch, signing and in conversation with Robin Ince, re: Science Tales

April 24, time TBC

Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR