Panel Borders: Cabanon Press

Panel Borders: Cabanon Press

In the second of a series of shows about comic book creators who have collaborated together, Alex Fitch talks to celebrated British cartoonists Tom Gauld and Simone Lia in a conversation recorded at this year’s Spring Comiket at Bishopsgate Institute, London. Tom and Simone talk about their collaborative comics First and Second (republished together as Both by Bloomsbury) and publishing books together under the title Cabanon Press.

Art by Simone Lia and Tom Gauld

Art by Simone Lia and Tom Gauld

Originally broadcast 15/07/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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Links: Tom Gauld’s website
Simone Lia’s website
Info about Comica festival

Listen to previous interviews with Tom Gauld and Simone Lia
Listen to a panel discussion on Brockley based comic creators, including Simone

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Orbital Comics

Mars Attacks signing

To celebrate the triumphant return of MARS ATTACKS! we have superstar artists John McCrea (Hitman, Mars Attacks! comic for IDW) and Jason Atomic (Mars Attacks! trading cards for Topps) in-store for an exclusive signing on July 18th.

We’ll have copies of the new comic series (including all the hard-to-find variant covers), packs of the new Topps trading cards, and original art on sale from the artists. In addition, John McCrea will be taking on special sketch commissions during the signing for those who want something a little more personalised.

Wednesday, July 18 from 4pm.

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

Gosh! comics events

Ellipsis launch

Artist Tom Humberstone (Solipsistic Pop) will be launching his new comic Ellipsis at Gosh on July 27, from 7 to 8:30pm. There’ll be original art on display, free booze, and Tom will happily sign copies.

Friday July 27th, 7pm – 8.30pm

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

Support Tripwire 20th anniversary book

Over the last twenty years, TRIPWIRE has been covering comics, TV and film with interviews and columns by now-famous names like Grant Morrison and Warren Ellis. Still running as an annual publication, it continues to run feature-length articles and one-off artwork cover commissions.

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of TRIPWIRE, and to commemorate this milestone, Unbound are working with editor-in-chief Joel Meadows to crowd-fund a beautifully bound hardback celebration of the publication. It will be filled with the sort of content that has garnered praise from many of the biggest and best names in genre over its twenty-year existence. Art from genre and comic geniuses Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Drew Struzan (Shawshank Redemption, Indiana Jones), Duncan Fegredo, Frank Quitely, Walter Simonson, Chris Weston, Howard Chaykin and many more. Classic interviews and features that have made TRIPWIRE’s reputation, including Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Peter Milligan and Guillermo Del Toro

This ultra limited hardcover edition will only available through the Unbound website. The more you pledge, the more collectibles you can get your hands on and remember – we can’t do it without your support.

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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