Barbara Chamberlin is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton and has a rather eclectic teaching and research profile that combines language teacher education, sociolinguistics and comics studies at both under and postgraduate levels.

She has researching a PhD at the University of Arts, London, where she is exploring the construction of female monstrosity in comics, something that allows her to indulge her scholarly interests in comics with a lifelong love of horror and monsters.


Alex Fitch presents the UK’s only monthly broadcast radio show about comics – Panel Borders – on the Arts Council Radio Station, Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB in London.

He has lectured on comics and film at the Natural History and Science Museums in London, been a guest lecturer at the Universities of Wolverhampton and East London, and teaches Media Studies, Comics, and Architecture part-time at the University of Brighton where he is pursuing a PhD on Comics and Architecture.

He has been published on the topics of comics and film by McFarland, the University of Chicago Press and University Press of Mississippi.


Elle Whitcroft is a PhD researcher at the University of Sussex looking at Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland, and teaches comics as part of an outreach programme for Primary School students with The Brilliant Club.

She has written papers on Angela Carter, Alison Bechdel, Sandman, Joe Sacco and Russian Surrealism and created an interactive adventure game on shapes for children.

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