Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Panel Borders: After 2000AD

November 27, 2013 4 Comments

Babble / Judge Dredd by Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle / Bad Company by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy / Rogan Gosh by Milligan and Brendan McCarthy

Babble / Judge Dredd by Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle / Bad Company by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy / Rogan Gosh by Milligan and Brendan McCarthy

After 2000AD: Concluding a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of 2000AD fanzine contributors and a quartet of acclaimed 1980s 2000AD alumni about their work. Dogbreath and Zarjaz contributors – Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle – discuss their first graphic novel, Babble, which tells the tale of how researchers into ancient languages accidentally release a virus that turns the human race into psychopaths. Also, in a tag team discussion recorded after a signing in Gosh! Comics, Brendan McCarthy, Peter Milligan, Jim McCarthy and Brett Ewins talk about their work in “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic”, the new Dark Horse collection The Best of Milligan and McCarthy, and the various ways they broke into comics. Originally broadcast Monday 25th November 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Today’s show: After 2000AD

November 25, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: After 2000AD

Babble / Judge Dredd by Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle / Bad Company by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy / Rogan Gosh by Milligan and Brendan McCarthy

Babble / Judge Dredd by Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle / Bad Company by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy / Rogan Gosh by Milligan and Brendan McCarthy

Concluding a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of 2000AD fanzine contributors and a quartet of acclaimed 1980s 2000AD alumni about their work. Dogbreath and Zarjaz contributors – Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle – discuss their first graphic novel, Babble, which tells the tale of how researchers into ancient languages accidentally release a virus that turns the human race into psychopaths.
Also, in a tag team discussion recorded after a signing in Gosh! Comics, Brendan McCarthy, Peter Milligan, Jim McCarthy and Brett Ewins talk about their work in “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic”, the new Dark Horse collection The Best of Milligan and McCarthy, and the various ways they broke into comics.

4.30pm, Monday 25th November 2013, repeated TBCam, Thursday 28th November 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Doctor Who and the Graphic Novels

November 20, 2013

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Doctor Who and the Graphic Novels: Continuing a month about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch looks at Doctor Who comic strips in the 50th anniversary week of the TV show. In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, artists Adrian Salmon and Mark Buckingham plus writers Scott Gray and Andrew Cartmel (also the TV script editor from 1987-1989) discuss the various adventures of the Doctor in sequential art, including the ‘wilderness years’ when the show was off air in the 1990s and comics were the only continuing visual adventures of the Time Lord. Recorded May 2013 in front of a live audience at SCI-FI-LONDON, Stratford Picture House.
Originally broadcast Monday 18th November 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Today’s show: Doctor Who and the graphic novels

November 18, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Doctor Who and the graphic novels

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Continuing a month about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch looks at Doctor Who comic strips in the 50th anniversary week of the TV show. In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, artists Adrian Salmon and Mark Buckingham plus writers Scott Gray and Andrew Cartmel (also the TV script editor from 1987-1989) discuss the various adventures of the Doctor in sequential art, including the ‘wilderness years’ when the show was off air in the 1990s and comics were the only continuing visual adventures of the Time Lord.

4.30pm, Monday 18th November 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 21st November 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Brighton – The Graphic Novelists

November 11, 2013

Brighton - the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtable

Brighton – the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtable

Brighton – The Graphic Novelists: Continuing a month of shows looking at comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to thirteen creators who contributed to Brighton: The Graphic Novel, a new anthology which tells vignettes from Brighton’s history over the last 300 years, published by QueenSpark Books; these include writers and illustrators Jim Holland, Maria Parra, Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright, Rosanna Lowe, Jules Craig, Jonathan Stearn, Chris Hagan, Rob Simpson, Jaime Huxtable and Ian Buchanan, plus art mentor / letterer Paul Collicutt, and editor / writing coach Tim Pilcher.
Originally broadcast Monday 11th November 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

Links: More info about Brighton: The Graphic Novel can be found at www.queensparkbooks.org.uk
More info about Cartoon County can be found at www.cartooncounty.com

Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Paul Collicutt, Tim Pilcher and Nye Wright

Recommended Events:

Comica Festival 2013

This year’s London Comica Festival is in its last week and events include:

Poles ApART: New Polish Comics & Graphic Novels
Twelve of the most important current comics creators from Poland in their first UK show.
Where: Windows Gallery, Central Saint Martins, N1C 4AA
When: October 31 to November 16, 2013

Hyper-Pop Workshop
Step into the shoes of Pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein & make your own comic-book stories…
Where: Garden Room, Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS
When: November 16, 2013 10am-5.30pm

Reframe: Perspectives on Europe through Comics
Comics by nine artists from Algeria, Turkey & UK explore our contemporary attitudes to Europe.
Where: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA
When: October 23 to November 22, 2013

More info at www.comicafestival.com

Gosh! Comics signings and events

The Image Triple Signing with Brandon Graham, Fiona Staples, and Eric Stephenson

Together with Thought Bubble, we proudly present a BEHEMOTH of a signing – featuring three of Image Comics’ biggest and brightest. Join us on the Friday, the 22nd of November, and meet Brandon Graham (Prophet, King City), Fiona Staples (Saga), and Eric Stephenson (Nowhere Men).

Friday November 22nd, from 5pm to 7pm

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá Signing

For our second event in conjunction with November’s Leeds Thought Bubble Festival, we bring you the remarkably talented Brazilian comic-creator-twin-duo, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá! You’ll know them from their lovely artwork on The Umbrella Academy (written by Gerard Way) and the Casanova series (written by Matt Fraction), and most importantly from their collaborative effort, Daytripper, a beautiful book about death and family which is a consistent bestseller.

Wednesday November 27th, from 5pm to 7pm

Jeffrey Brown in conversation with Marc Ellerby

A legend of autobiographical comics, Jeffrey started out by self-publishing his first book, Clumsy (James Kochalka’s favourite graphic novel), which grabbed an enormous amount of attention from both cartoonists and comics fans, not to mention the attention of future publisher Chris Staros at Top Shelf. After Clumsy, he produced a whole series of heartfelt chronicles about his life and relationships, with the occasional absurdist superhero parody thrown in…
Here to talk to the man himself is Marc Ellerby, one of the most well-known names on the UK indie comics scene.

November 28th from 7.30pm until 9.00pm

Windowpane 2 and Breakdown Press Launch Party

Breakdown Press is a new London-based comics publisher dedicated to printing the work of original and exciting contemporary cartoonists. Having released Windowpane by Joe Kessler at last year’s Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival to great critical acclaim, Breakdown will be returning to the newly reinstated Comic Arts Brooklyn as well as Thought Bubble festival with Windowpane 2 and a raft of other exciting new releases.

Friday, 29 November 2013 from 7pm to 9pm

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

Today’s show: Brighton – The Graphic Novelists

November 11, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Brighton – The Graphic Novelists

Brighton - the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtabel

Brighton – the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtabel

Continuing a month of shows looking at comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to thirteen creators who contributed to Brighton: The Graphic Novel, a new anthology which tells vignettes from Brighton’s history over the last 300 years, published by QueenSpark Books; these include writers and illustrators Jim Holland, Maria Parra, Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright, Rosanna Lowe, Jules Craig, Jonathan Stearn, Chris Hagan, Rob Simpson, Jaime Huxtable and Ian Buchanan, plus art mentor / letterer Paul Collicutt, and editor / writing coach Tim Pilcher.
N.B./ Panel Borders repeats during late October and early November are at 2am on Thursdays due to Resonance’s morning broadcasts from Void Festival, Londonderry / Derry

4.30pm, Monday 11th November 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 14th November 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Bad Planets and Misguided Islands

November 4, 2013 1 Comment

Covers of Oliver and the Seawigs, Bad Planet volume one and The Lycan

Covers of Oliver and the Seawigs, Bad Planet volume one and The Lycan

Bad Planets and Misguided Islands: Starting a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to two pairs of creators who come from outside the world of comics. In an interview recorded at the MCM Expo, London October 2013, actor turned writer Thomas Jane and illustrator Tim Bradstreet talk about their work on comics and graphic novels such as Bad Planet and The Lycan. Also, in an interview recorded at Daunt Books, Marylebone, children’s writers and illustrators Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve discuss swapping roles on various projects including The Phoenix comic and their latest book Oliver and the Seawigs, which is about moving, sentient islands and their headwear!
Originally broadcast Monday 4th November 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

Links: More info about Bad Planet can be found at www.rawstudios.com
More info about Oliver and the Seawigs can be found at www.jabberworks.co.uk (more…)

Today’s show: Bad Planets and Misguided Islands

November 4, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Bad Planets and Misguided Islands

Covers of Oliver and the Seawigs, Bad Planet volume one and The Lycan

Covers of Oliver and the Seawigs, Bad Planet volume one and The Lycan

Starting a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to two pairs of creators who come from outside the world of comics. In an interview recorded at the MCM Expo, London October 2013, actor turned writer Thomas Jane and illustrator Tim Bradstreet talk about their work on comics and graphic novels such as Bad Planet and The Lycan. Also, in an interview recorded at Daunt Books, Marylebone, children’s writers and illustrators Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve discuss swapping roles on various projects including The Phoenix comic and their latest book Oliver and the Seawigs, which is about moving, sentient islands and their headwear!
N.B./ Panel Borders repeats during late October and early November are at 2am on Thursdays due to Resonance’s morning broadcasts from Void Festival, Londonderry / Derry

4.30pm, Monday 4th November 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 7th November 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: More info about Bad Planet can be found at www.rawstudios.com
More info about Oliver and the Seawigs can be found at www.jabberworks.co.uk (more…)

Panel Borders: Great British Horror Comics

October 28, 2013 2 Comments

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex interviews Gareth Brookes

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex Fitch interviews Gareth Brookes

Great British Horror Comics: This episode concludes a month of episodes looking at horror comics, and includes interviews with a quartet of British creators who work in that genre. Alex Fitch talks to David Hine, author of Strange Embrace and writer of a variety of horror comics for American publishers, I.N.J. Culbard, the illustrator of Self Made Hero’s H.P.Lovecraft adaptations and Hannah Berry, whose second graphic novel Adamtine is a claustrophobic tale of terror set on a train, in a panel recorded at the first Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Also, Gareth Brookes discusses his extraordinary graphic novel The Black Project, illustrated via linocut and embroidery, which tells the story of an unusual young man who makes his girlfriends out of found materials, and mixes The Silence of the Lambs with arts and crafts magazines.
Originally broadcast Monday 28th October 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org (more…)

Today’s show: Great British Horror Comics

October 28, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Great British Horror Comics

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex interviews Gareth Brookes

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex Fitch interviews Gareth Brookes

Today’s show concludes a month of episodes looking at horror comics, and includes interviews with a quartet of British creators who work in that genre. Alex Fitch talks to David Hine, author of Strange Embrace and writer of a variety of horror comics for American publishers, I.N.J. Culbard, the illustrator of Self Made Hero’s H.P.Lovecraft adaptations and Hannah Berry, whose second graphic novel Adamtine is a claustrophobic tale of terror set on a train, in a panel recorded at the first Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Also, Gareth Brookes discusses his extraordinary graphic novel The Black Project, illustrated via linocut and embroidery, which tells the story of an unusual young man who makes his girlfriends out of found materials, and mixes The Silence of the Lambs with arts and crafts magazines.
N.B./ Panel Borders repeats during late October and early November are at 2am on Thursdays due to Resonance’s morning broadcasts from Void Festival, Londonderry / Derry

4.30pm, Monday 28th October 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 31st October 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Today’s show: Spirit animals – Hannah Eaton and Dan White

October 21, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Spirit animals – Hannah Eaton and Dan White

Cindy and Biscuit by Dan White / Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton

Cindy and Biscuit by Dan White / Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton

Continuing a month of shows on horror and fantasy comics, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of writer / artists about their work in these genres which mix tales of adolescent girls with English legends, spirit animals and weird occurrences. Hannah Eaton discusses her folkloric graphic novel Naming Monsters, recently published by Myriad Editions and a result of her entering the 2012 First Fictions Competition. Dan White talks about his self published comics Terminus and Cindy and Biscuit, the latter combining the adventures of a Little Orphan Annie type character and her dog with Lovecraftian horrors. Both interviews were recorded live at Cartoon County, Brighton, Summer 2013, with additional questions by David Lloyd, Corinne Pearlman, Glenn Fabry, Dave Stone and others.

N.B./ Panel Borders repeats during late October and early November are at 2am on Thursdays due to Resonance’s morning broadcasts from Void Festival, Londonderry / Derry

4.30pm, Monday 21th October 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 24th October 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Nic Roeg and Sandy Lieberson – filmmakers talk comics

September 30, 2013

Pastiche of Performance poster featuring Nic Roeg and Sandy Lieberson

Pastiche of Performance poster featuring Nic Roeg and Sandy Lieberson

Nic Roeg and Sandy Lieberson – filmmakers talk comics: Concluding a month of shows on the presence of comics in the Victoria and Albert museum, Alex Fitch talks to two filmmakers who are regular attendees at Ian Rakoff’s comic book lectures at the V and A. Acclaimed film director Nic Roeg discusses his interest in comics and museum culture, how he nearly directed the 1980 adaptation of Flash Gordon and why the BBC wouldn’t let him choose Desert Island Discs for Radio 4′s Cultural Exchange. American Producer Sandy Lieberson, who worked with Roeg on Performance, talks about his love of classic newspaper strips, distinctions between high and low art and his involvement in The Magic Roundabout movie, Dougal and the Blue Cat. Originally broadcast Monday 30th September 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Panel Borders: Storing comics / awarding illustration

September 23, 2013 1 Comment

The National Art Library in the Victoria and Albert Museum / attendees at the Illustration Awards / display case from On Eagles Wings exhibition

The National Art Library in the Victoria and Albert Museum / attendees at the Illustration Awards / display case from ‘On Eagles Wings’ exhibition

Storing comics / awarding illustration:In the fourth of a series of shows looking at the presence of comics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Alex Fitch talks to three of the people involved in promoting the collection. Martin Flynn, Head of Access at the V & A talks about the museum’s annual illustration awards, how comic book creators are beginning to submit their work and the process of doing so. Ian Rakoff, founder of the Rakoff comic book collections and Marc Ward serials librarian at the National Art Library in the Victoria and Albert Museum discuss the storing of comics at the NAL in the museum’s climate controlled basement and elsewhere, how these titles are categorised and how members of the public can access them. Originally broadcast Monday 23rd September 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org (more…)

Today’s show: Storing comics / awarding illustration

September 23, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Storing comics / awarding illustration

The National Art Library in the Victoria and Albert Museum / attendees at the Illustration Awards / display case from On Eagles Wings exhibition

The National Art Library in the Victoria and Albert Museum / attendees at the Illustration Awards / display case from ‘On Eagles Wings’ exhibition

In the fourth of a series of shows looking at the presence of comics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Alex Fitch talks to three of the people involved in promoting the collection. Martin Flynn, Head of Access at the V & A talks about the museum’s annual illustration awards, how comic book creators are beginning to submit their work and the process of doing so. Ian Rakoff, founder of the Rakoff comic book collections and Marc Ward, serials librarian at the National Art Library in the Victoria and Albert Museum, discuss the storing of comics at the NAL, in the museum’s climate controlled basement and elsewhere, how these titles are categorised and how members of the public can access them.

4.30pm, Monday 23rd September 2013, repeated 11am, Thursday 26th September 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Comics in the National Art Library

September 9, 2013

Photo of the National Art Library

Photo of the National Art Library

Collecting comics at the National Art Library: Continuing a month of shows looking at the presence of comics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Alex Fitch talks to Jan van der Wateren (former chief librarian and Keeper of the National Art Library,) and Ian Rakoff (founder of the Rakoff Collection) about the collecting and acquisition of comics at the V and A. Jan and Ian talk about the history of the Rakoff collection, how it relates to other comic book collections in the archive at the National Art Library – such as the Krazy Kat Arkive and Walt Disney comics collection – and various efforts over the years to highlight their existence. Also, Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image at the V & A, talks about the museum’s cultural remit and how that relates to comics, periodicals and popular culture. Originally broadcast 9th September 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Today’s show: Collecting comics at the National Art Library

September 9, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Collecting comics at the National Art Library

Photo of the National Art Library

Photo of the National Art Library

Continuing a month of shows looking at the presence of comics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Alex Fitch talks to Jan van der Wateren (former chief librarian and Keeper of the National Art Library,) and Ian Rakoff (founder of the Rakoff Collection) about the collecting and acquisition of comics at the V & A. Jan and Ian talk about the history of the Rakoff collection, how it relates to other comic book collections in the archive at the National Art Library – such as the Krazy Kat Arkive and Walt Disney comics collection – and various efforts over the years to highlight their existence. Also, Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image at the V & A, talks about the museum’s cultural remit and how that relates to comics, periodicals and popular culture.

4.30pm, Monday 9th September 2013, repeated 11am, Thursday 12th September 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Panel Borders: Illustrating the Memory Palace

September 2, 2013

Photo of Memory Palace exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Photo of Memory Palace exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Illustrating the Memory Palace: In the first of a new series of Panel Borders, we have the start of a month of shows looking at the presence of comics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Alex Fitch talks to curator Ligaya Salazar and artist Robert Hunter about the exhibition Memory Palace which runs at the V and A until 20th October and depicts a post apocalyptic London where memory and speech are being legislated and curtailed by the state. Salazar discusses the creation of the exhibition with her co-curator Laurie Britton Newell and how the short story by Hari Kunzru which forms the basis of the show has been illustrated by artists from various media, including comics, illustration and sculpture. Hunter talks about his silent comic strip in the book of the exhibition which reimagines its creation within the walls of the museum and elsewhere, and his latest graphic novel Map of Days available from Nobrow Press. Originally broadcast 2nd September 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org (more…)

Today’s show: Illustrating the Memory Palace

September 2, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Illustrating the Memory Palace

Photo of Memory Palace exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Photo of Memory Palace exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum

In the first of a new series of Panel Borders in new time slots (same weekdays), we have the start of a month of shows looking at the presence of comics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Alex Fitch talks to curator Ligaya Salazar and artist Robert Hunter about the exhibition Memory Palace which runs at the V and A until 20th October and depicts a post apocalyptic London where memory and speech are being legislated and curtailed by the state. Salazar discusses the creation of the exhibition with her co-curator Laurie Britton Newell and how the short story by Hari Kunzru which forms the basis of the show has been illustrated by artists from various media, including comics, illustration and sculpture. Hunter talks about his silent comic strip in the book of the exhibition which reimagines its creation within the walls of the museum and elsewhere.

4.30pm, Monday 2nd September 2013, repeated 11am, Thursday 5th September 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Reconstructing Nightbreed

August 2, 2013

Electric Sheep podcast logo

Cast publicity shot from Nightbreed

Cast publicity shot from Nightbreed

Reconstructing Nightbreed: To coincide with its tour of America, in a panel discussion recorded in Welwyn Garden City, actors Simon Bamford (Ohnaka) and Nick Vince (Kinski) plus restoration producer Russell Cherrington and restoration editor Jimmy Johnson discuss the reconstruction of the director’s cut of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, which is being presented at various venues to help fund a high definition print. The panel discuss the edits imposed on Barker by the studio, the disappointment felt by many regarding the bowdlerised version released in 1990 and how with the help of various formats and sources, a reedit of all the existing footage was mounted to restore the film to its original version.

Nightbreed: the Cabal Cut will be screening in various venues across America during Summer and Autumn 2013, with an additional Australian showing in Melbourne in August. More info at http://www.occupymidian.com/screenings. Originally broadcast 26th July 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.

Links: Occupy Midian website
Info on a new Nightbreed short story collection (more…)

Today’s show: Reconstructing Nightbreed

July 26, 2013

Today at 5pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, I’m ready for my close-up: Reconstructing Nightbreed

Cast publicity shot from Nightbreed

Cast publicity shot from Nightbreed

Ahead of its tour of America, in a panel discussion recorded in Welwyn Garden City, actors Simon Bamford (Ohnaka) and Nick Vince (Kinski) plus restoration producer Russell Cherrington and restoration editor Jimmy Johnson discuss the reconstruction of the director’s cut of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed, which is being presented at various venues to help fund a high definition print. The panel discuss the edits imposed on Barker by the studio, the disappointment felt by many regarding the bowdlerised version released in 1990 and how with the help of various formats and sources, a reedit of all the existing footage was mounted to restore the film to its original version.

Nightbreed: the Cabal Cut will be screening in various venues across America from 27th July, with an additional Australian showing in Melbourne in August. More info at http://www.occupymidian.com/screenings

5pm, Friday 26th July, repeated 8am Tuesday 30th July, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at www.electricsheepmagazine.com/events after broadcast

Links: Occupy Midian website
Info on a new Nightbreed short story collection (more…)

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