Panel Borders: Taboo and other anthologies

Panel Borders: Taboo and other anthologies

In the last of our month of shows on comic book anthologies, Alex Fitch talks to Kevin Eastman and Steve Bissette, co-publisher and editor respectively, of the ground-breaking horror periodical Taboo, which included the first instalments of Alan Moore’s From Hell and Lost Girls as well as work by Neil Gaiman, Moebius, S. Clay Wilson, Eddie Campbell and more. Kevin also discusses letting other creators draw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in his Shell Shock collection and elsewhere, and Steve talks about the travails of the Image Comics 1963 project, and the return of his characters in the forthcoming sequel anthology Tales of the Uncanny – N-Man and Friends.

Covers of Shell Shock, Taboo issues 4 and 1, 1963 issue 3 and proposed Tales of the Uncanny cover

Covers of Shell Shock, Taboo issues 4 and 1, 1963 issue 3 and proposed Tales of the Uncanny cover

Links: Steve Bissette’s website and shop where you can buy Taboo
Kevin Eastman’s website
Info on 1963 and Taboo at the Grand Comics Database
Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles website
Review of Moebius’ The Eyes of a Cat in The Comics Journal
Listen to Alan Moore talking about From Hell / Kevin Eastman talking in greater depth about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Recommended events:

Gosh! comics signings

Oliver Jeffers signing

Oliver Jeffers is probably best known to you through his stellar children’s books — like Lost And Found, How To Catch a Star, The Heart and the Bottle — all of which have a regular home on the Gosh! shelves. But it turns out he does other stuff too, and we had no idea. Neither Here Nor There is a big hardcover collection bringing together the last decade’s worth of Jeffers’ fine art and he’s coming to Gosh! to tell us all about it.

Starts at 7.30pm, Monday 1st October, 2012

Steve Appleby book launch

Gosh! comics are throwing a launch party with Guardian Books on the 12th of October for Steven Appleby’s Guide to Life, a collection of the Loomus strip that’s been running in The Guardian. They’ll also have an exhibition of the original art in the lead-up to the night. All the info is over at the Gosh! blog

Starts at 7pm, free entry and drinks as always.

7pm, 12th October 2012, Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
(Exhibition runs 28th September to 15th October)

Idle Hands Comix indiegogo campaign

Short film maker and illustrator Paul Cheshire is launching a new annual British comics anthology for 2013 and needs your help to fund it. Examples of his SF / LSD inspired work can be found at and ‘perks’ for funding the 100-150 page anthology can be found at