Panel Borders: Totnes Comics

Panel Borders: Totnes Comics

Starting a month of shows about communities of comic book creators around England*, Alex Fitch travels to Devon to interview artists and writers who live and work in Totnes. Jock, Lee O’Connor, John Spelling and Dom Reardon talk about their experiences in the South West, breaking into comics, the importance of 2000AD to their careers and future projects.
(* when Alex has a larger travel budget, expect Celtic comics communities at some point in the future)
Originally broadcast 03/06/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Extracts from comics by Lee O Connor, Jock, John Spelling and Dom Reardon

Extracts from comics by Lee O’Connor, Jock, John Spelling and Dom Reardon

Originally broadcast 03/06/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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Links: Jock’s website
Lee O’Connor’s website
Dom Reardon’s page on
John Spelling’s wordpress site

Listen to Alex’s interview with John Spelling and Lee O’Connor

Recommended events:

Comics at Brockley Max

As part of the Brockley Max Festival (1st to 9th June), there will be a special comics themed slot during all the events, Brockley Comix. Ali Kati Projects and Panel Borders will be presenting a live panel discussion on June 7th in the Talbot pub at 7pm, with a number of writers and artists from South-East London discussing their work with Alex Fitch (Resonance 104.4 FM), including Kieron Gillen, Sarah Gordon, Howard Hardiman, Simone Lia, Gary Northfield, Woodrow Phoenix and Julia Scheele, with opportunities for a Q and A and signings as well.

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Brockley Comix – 7pm, The Talbot, 7 Tyrwitt Road (off Lewisham Way), London SE4 1QG
Nearest station: St Johns (train from London Bridge / Charing Cross – or change at New Cross Overground or Lewisham DLR)


Strange Attractor and Maggs Bros are proud to present ‘Unstable’, an exhibition of new and old work from Battle Of The Eyes (Savage Pencil and Eyeball), Joel Biroco, Julian House and Cathy Ward. All artwork will be for sale, as will new books and other materials from Strange Attractor Press.

Unstable: 8 May – 8 June 2012 (Monday – Friday, 10.30am – 5pm)
Maggs Counterculture and Gallery,
50 Hays Muse, W1J 5QJ, London, UK

Laydeez do comics, June 2012

Oxford based cartoonist Kate Brown (The DFC, The Phoenix, Fish + Chocolate) will be talking about her work at this month’s LDC before the monthly meeting for female comic creators and their fans breaks for the summer holidays, alongside SelfMadeHero directors Doug Wallace and Emma Hayley who will be talking about their independent UK graphic novel publishing company.

6.30 – 9.30pm, Monday 18 June 2012
The Rag Factory 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
More info at

Support Badger the movie

A London based documentary and animation team is bringing Howard Hardiman’s beloved comic Badger to life in a new animated film that will also contain footage of the process of making Howard’s comic and its relevance to mental health issues.
You can support fundraising for this project at with various incentives depending on the level of contribution.