Panel Borders: Brockley (co)Max

Panel Borders: Brockley (co)Max

In the last of our series of shows about comic book communities around the UK, Alex Fitch talks to Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men), Sarah Gordon (The Peckham House for Invalids), Howard Hardiman (The Lengths), Simone Lia (Please God, find me a husband!), Gary Northfield (Derek the Sheep), Woodrow Phoenix (Nelson) and Julia Scheele (69 love songs, illustrated) about living and working in Brockley, South East London. Recorded live at the Brockley Max festival, June 2012.

Originally broadcast 24/06/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM
N.B./ The next episode of Panel Borders will be broadcast / podcast on Sunday 8th July…

Sarah Gordon, Howard Hardiman, Simone Lia, Gary Northfield, Julia Scheele, Kieron Gillen, Woodrow Phoenix and Alex Fitch at Brockley Max, photo by Annie Kwan

Sarah Gordon, Howard Hardiman, Simone Lia, Gary Northfield, Julia Scheele, Kieron Gillen, Woodrow Phoenix and Alex Fitch at Brockley Max

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Links: Kieron Gillen / Sarah Gordon / Howard Hardiman / Simone Lia websites
Gary Northfield / Woodrow Phoenix / Julia Scheele / Badger: The Movie websites

Listen to previous interviews with Julia Scheele and the New Cross pen club / Gary Northfield / Simone Lia

Recommended events:

Karrie Fransman exhibition

This solo exhibition by comic creator Karrie Fransman‘s (The Guardian, The Times, Random House) plays with the boundaries of the comic medium by fitting comics in weird and wonderful places- dolls houses, jewellery boxes and quilts. With the advance of digital technologies, comics are escaping their paper covers and spilling out into the world, becoming visual and interactive.

Exhibition runs from 22nd June – 19 July

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

Sina Sparrow exhibition at Blush Bar

Small press creator Sina Sparrow (aka Sina Evil) is exhibiting a selection of his recent comics work entitled ‘Girls and boys’, featuring deconstruction of homoerotic superhero art and homages to Donna Summer.
Exhibtion runs from 8th June – 8th August 2012

Blush Bar, 8 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 6BD

The Comics Big Top of Awesome!

A one day children’s comics event as part of the Pop-Up Festival, Kings Cross. Come revel in the wonderful world of comics, with picture books and comics creator Sarah McIntyre! Learn from some of the UK’s top comics creators how to create your very own comic from start to finish – plus live drawing duels, talks and giant story wheels. So join Sarah and her friends Neill Cameron, Gary Northfield, Jamie Smart, Nana Li, Jamie Littler and David O’Conell for an utterly awesome comics adventure!

Saturday 30th June 12pm-6pm, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA
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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.