Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Panel Borders: Comic Boom!

April 17, 2009 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

Comic Boom!

Originally broadcast 16/04/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

The Incredibles, covers of issues 1 - 4, published by Boom! studios

The Incredibles, covers of issues 1 - 4, published by Boom! studios

Continuing comic book publishing month on Panel Borders: Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott talk to Mark Waid, the editor-in-chief of Boom! Studios, a relatively new American comic book company that is attracting new creators, veterans of the medium and Hollywood screenwriters alike to pen their tales. Waid himself has been writing comics such as Fantastic Four, Captain America and The Flash for over twenty years and Alex, Duncan and Mark talk about the variety of genres Boom! publish, their methods for attracting new readers and their successes so far in publishing comics in print and on the internet.

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

Links: Boom! studios website
Previews (7 page downloads) of The Unknown, Irredeemable, Cars, The Incredibles and The Muppet Show
Info about Boom!’s American newsstand distribution

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Comics / sci-fi news: Strength from Adversity: A Contemporary Japanese Cinema and Art Festival – 15-17 April 2009

The National Gallery is pleased to be hosting this celebration of contemporary Japanese cinema. Includes screenings of Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen), Fudeko: Sono Ai – Tenshi no Piano (Fudeko and the Angel’s Piano), Takeshi Kitano’s Kikujiro and Okuribito (Departures)

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

and… (while we’re on the subject)

Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…

also: Sci-Fi London 8

From Wednesday 29th April – Monday 4th May , at The Apollo Picadilly, Lower Regent Street, London, it’s the 8th London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film which includes premieres of The Hunt for Gollum, 20th Century Boys part 2, Stingray Sam, The Clone Returns Home, Cyborg She and many more.

Comic book events include a screening of Hardware preceeded by an extended, illustrated Q & A with Alex Fitch interviewing Kevin O’Neill, a Q & A with Marc Caro following a screening of The City of Lost Children and a panel discussion with Paul Cornell, Bryan Talbot and Paul Duffield.

More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

Today’s show: Strip! – Comic Boom!

April 16, 2009 1 Comment

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – Comic Boom!

The Incredibles, covers of issues 1 - 4, published by Boom! studios

The Incredibles, covers of issues 1 - 4, published by Boom! studios

Continuing comic book publishing month on Strip!: Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott talk to Mark Waid, the editor-in-chief of Boom! Studios, a relatively new American comic book company that is attracting new creators, veterans of the medium and Hollywood screenwriters alike to pen their tales. Waid himself has been writing comics such as Fantastic Four, Captain America and The Flash for over twenty years and Alex, Duncan and Mark talk about the variety of genres Boom! publish, their methods for attracting new readers and their successes so far in publishing comics in print and on the internet.

5pm 16/04/09, repeated 11.30pm 19/04/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Boom! studios website
Previews (7 page downloads) of The Unknown, Irredeemable, Cars, The Incredibles and The Muppet Show
Info about Boom!’s American newsstand distribution

Comics / sci-fi news: Strength from Adversity: A Contemporary Japanese Cinema and Art Festival – 15-17 April 2009

The National Gallery is pleased to be hosting this celebration of contemporary Japanese cinema. Includes screenings of Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen), Fudeko: Sono Ai – Tenshi no Piano (Fudeko and the Angel’s Piano), Takeshi Kitano’s Kikujiro and Okuribito (Departures) (while we’re on the subject)

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

and…

Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…

plus:

Sci-Fi London 8

From Wednesday 29th April – Monday 4th May , at The Apollo Picadilly, Lower Regent Street, London, it’s the 8th London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film which includes premieres of The Hunt for Gollum, 20th Century Boys part 2, Stingray Sam, The Clone Returns Home, Cyborg She and many more.

Comic book events include a screening of Hardware preceeded by an extended, illustrated Q & A with Alex Fitch interviewing Kevin O’Neill, a Q & A with Marc Caro following a screening of The City of Lost Children and a panel discussion with Paul Cornell, Bryan Talbot and Paul Duffield.

More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

Reality Check: Life during Wartime

December 3, 2008 4 Comments

Reality CheckReality Check logo: Life during Wartime

Continuing our new series of Sci-Fi London podcasts, we have a pair of interviews about modern Science-Fiction takes on warfare which have a classical, yet prescient feel to them: Duncan Nott talks to Garth Ennis about working on the new Virgin Comics version of the classic British sci-fi comic strip Dan Dare which sees Dare called out of retirement as Britain and Earth enter new hostilities with the Mekon due to a corrupt Prime Minister running the country. Also, Tripwire Magazine editor Joel Meadows presents and takes part in a brief press conference with actor Michael Hogan about playing the long suffering character Colonel Tigh in the 21st century reimagining of Battlestar Galactica, which is about to return to our screens shortly for the second half of its final season. Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch (with thanks to the MCM Expo for their invite to the Michael Hogan junket).
(more…)

Panel Borders: The work of Garth Ennis part 2

November 13, 2008 8 Comments

Panel Borders: The work of Garth Ennis part 2
Originally broadcast 18/09/08 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott continue their talk with one of Britain’s most popular and critically acclaimed comic book writers, and this week look at Garth Ennis’ move to creator owned projects, his bemusement with superheroes as demonstrated in the comic “The Boys” and the differences between scripting his own ideas and characters vs. being hired to work on existing ‘mainstream’ properties.
(more…)

Today’s show: The work of Garth Ennis part 2

September 18, 2008

Strip!: The work of Garth Ennis part 2
5pm 18/09/08 Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott continue their talk with one of Britain’s most popular and critically acclaimed comic book writers, and this week look at Garth Ennis’ move to creator owned projects, his bemusement with superheroes as demonstrated in the comic “The Boys” and the differences between scripting his own ideas and characters vs. being hired to work on existing properties.

Repeated at 11.30pm Sunday 21/09/08 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Listen to part one of Alex & Duncan’s chat with Garth…
(part 2 will be online in a couple of weeks time)

Links: Wikipedia page on Garth Ennis
A recent interview with Garth about The Punisher at Comic Book Resources
Read a Titanic related horror comic book by Garth
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Hitman artist John McCrea and Preacher cover artist Glenn Fabry

Comics news:

Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican

Movies into Manga: Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican

From 18th September, there’s a week long season of Osamu Tezuka adaptations at The Barbican, curated by Helen McCarthy, who Alex will be interviewing for a second time at Streatham Library on Monday 15th September, to be broadcast as a clear spot on Resonance FM at 8pm on the 18th…

Plus: The Jonthan Cape / Observer graphic fiction competition is back on, with the deadline being 17/10/09 to design a short story in comic book form to fit two pages of The Observer…

Jonathan Cape / The Observer graphic short story competition

Jonathan Cape / The Observer graphic short story competition

Also: At Harrods, Knightsbridge, Rich Johnston has curated an exhibtion of original comic book art by industry luminaries such as Sean Phillips and Raymond Briggs, open from now until the end of October…
More info at www.comicbitsonline.com and at Sean’s blog

Panel Borders: The work of Garth Ennis part 1

September 12, 2008 5 Comments

Panel Borders: The work of Garth Ennis part 1
Originally broadcast 11/09/08 on Resonance FM

Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott talk to one of Britain’s most popular and critically acclaimed comic book writers who’s famous for such mildly controversial titles as Preacher and The Boys, both of which are probably going to be adapted for the small and big screens in the not too distant future. Having worked for the main US publishers: Marvel and DC comics, Garth Ennis has started to take his projects to small companies such as Avatar and Dynamite while in terms of British characters, he’s also written the likes of Judge Dredd for 2000AD and Dan Dare for Virgin comics. (part 1 of 2)

For more info please visit the home of this podcast at archive.org

Links: Wikipedia page on Garth Ennis
A recent interview with Garth about The Punisher at Comic Book Resources
Read a Titanic related horror comic book by Garth
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Hitman artist John McCrea and Preacher cover artist Glenn Fabry

Comics news:

Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican

Movies into Manga: Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican

From 18th September, there’s a week long season of Osamu Tezuka adaptations at The Barbican, curated by Helen McCarthy, who Alex will be interviewing for a second time at Streatham Library on Monday 15th September, to be broadcast as a clear spot on Resonance FM at 8pm on the 18th…

Plus: The Jonthan Cape / Observer graphic fiction competition is back on, with the deadline being 17/10/09 to design a short story in comic book form to fit two pages of The Observer…

Jonathan Cape / The Observer graphic short story competition

Jonathan Cape / The Observer graphic short story competition

Also: At Harrods, Knightsbridge, Rich Johnston has curated an exhibtion of original comic book art by industry luminaries such as Sean Phillips and Raymond Briggs, open from now until the end of October…
More info at www.comicbitsonline.com and at Sean’s blog

Today’s show: The work of Garth Ennis part 1

September 11, 2008 1 Comment

Strip!: The work of Garth Ennis part 1
5pm 11/09/08 Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott talk to one of Britain’s most popular and critically acclaimed comic book writers who’s famous for such mildly controversial titles as Preacher and The Boys, both of which are probably going to be adapted for the small and big screens in the not too distant future. Having worked for the main US publishers: Marvel and DC comics, Garth Ennis has started to take his projects to small companies such as Avatar and Dynamite while in terms of British characters, he’s also written the likes of Judge Dredd for 2000AD and Dan Dare for Virgin comics.

Repeated at 11.30pm Sunday 14/09/08 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Links: Wikipedia page on Garth Ennis
A recent interview with Garth about The Punisher at Comic Book Resources
Read a Titanic related horror comic book by Garth
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Hitman artist John McCrea and Preacher cover artist Glenn Fabry

Comics news:

Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican

Movies into Manga: Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican

From 18th September, there’s a week long season of Osamu Tezuka adaptations at The Barbican, curated by Helen McCarthy, who Alex will be interviewing for a second time at Streatham Library on Monday 15th September, to be broadcast as a clear spot on Resonance FM at 8pm on the 18th…

Plus: The Jonthan Cape / Observer graphic fiction competition is back on, with the deadline being 17/10/09 to design a short story in comic book form to fit two pages of The Observer…

Jonathan Cape / The Observer graphic short story competition

Jonathan Cape / The Observer graphic short story competition

Also: At Harrods, Knightsbridge, Rich Johnston has curated an exhibtion of original comic book art by industry luminaries such as Sean Phillips and Raymond Briggs, open from now until the end of October…
More info at www.comicbitsonline.com and at Sean’s blog

Panel Borders: Tripwire and Studio Space

May 8, 2008 3 Comments

Panel Borders: Tripwire and Studio Space
Originally broadcast 08/05/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Duncan Nott and Alex Fitch are talking to Joel Meadows, publisher and editor of Tripwire magazine which ran for ten years and now exists as an annual publication and features the links between comic books and multimedia from films to TV shows and animation. He has also written a new book – Studio Space - about the work of comic book artists, which is released tomorrow.

For more info, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: Info on Tripwire X and Tripwire annual 2007,
Extract from the Alan Moore interview in Tripwire
Order Studio Space from Forbidden Planet International
Joel’s blog
Join our facebook group…

Comics news:

Tonight, 08/05/08 6.15pm at the Centre for new drawing in London:

The Centre for Recent Drawing presents Diary Drawing, an exhibition curated by Sarah Lightman. Diary Drawing brings together disparate types of visual journals and autobiographical graphic novels to examine drawing and diary making as process of thinking and acting, fundamental to human experience. Diary Drawing explores the application of line as a means of documenting, rendering and transcribing intimate and individual histories to a public audience. The exhibition features the work of Gabrielle Bell, David Blandy, Oliver East, Alex Fox, Miriam Katin, Sarah Lightman, Lady Lucy, Mio Matsumoto, Rutu Modan, Ariel Schrag, Rebecca Swindell
A panel discussion with Paul Gravett and exhibiting artists: 6.15-7pm 8th May, Private view 7-9pm, 8 May 2008, Open: 9-23 May 2008 12- 6pm
More info at www.c4rd.org.uk

Tomorrow 09/05/08 – Sunday 11/05/08

The Bristol International Comics Expo takes place at the British Empire & Commonwealth Exhibition Hall. Guests include Walt and Louise Simonson, Jim Starlin, Dave Gibbons, Alan Davis, Mark Buckingham, Mike Ploog and many others. More info at www.comicexpo.net

Including: 11/05/08 1.30pm: 2008 Gay Comics Panel – As gay comics seem to have increasing presence on bookshelves following 2007’s release of Fun Home and a great many Yaoi titles, host Alex Fitch talks to experts and comic creators about whether increasing gay representation is just a flash in the pan or signals genuine mainstream interest. The panel includes Paul Gravett (Great British Comics), David Shenton (Get Her!, The Shentons) and Yishan Li (Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 2).

Panel Borders: Comics on the radio

February 9, 2008

Originally broadcast 07/02/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott talk to Dirk Maggs about his comic book adaptations Superman – Death & Beyond, Superman on Trial and Batman: Knightfall, how the shows got commissioned and the challenges of bringing a visual art form to a visuals free medium. (more…)

Today’s show: Literature and comics

January 10, 2008

Today at 5pm on Resonance 104.4FM – Strip!: Literature and comics

In the first Strip! of the new year, Duncan Nott presents a quartet of interviews on classic literature and comics: Alex Fitch talks to David Brawn from Harper Collins about their Agatha Christie graphic novels, Duncan talks to Karen Wenborn from Classical Comics about their Shakespeare adaptations and guest presenter Virginie Selavy talks to Jamie Delano and Matt Brooker (D’israeli) about their contributions to the Poe collection Nevermore

104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at www.panelborders.com

Links: Info about Nevermore
More info about Harper Collins‘ comics
Classical Comics’ website

Panel Borders: The art of Mark Buckingham

January 4, 2008 3 Comments

Panel Borders: The art of Mark Buckingham
Originally broadcast 20/12/07 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

        

In the last Panel Borders of the year, Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott are looking at the depiction of beloved children’s characters in comics, talking to Mark Buckingham about reinventing classic fairy tales in Fables and the challenge of bringing something new to the character in his two year run on Spider-man.
Visit the home of this episode at archive.org

Links: Wikipedia pages on Mark Buckingham, Fables and the comic: Peter Parker, Spider-man
Download free Marvel Comics by Mark
Partial bibliography
Interview with Mark at Silver Bullet Comics

Podcast: Comics gossip and Flying friars part 2

October 30, 2007 1 Comment

The second half of Alex and Duncan’s hour long interview with Rich Johnston about Lying in the gutters and controversy in comics is available to download now…

Originally broadcast on Resonance FM on Thursday 25th September as the second half of Strip!.

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com (mp3 format, 29 mins, 28.3mb)

Links: Rich’s column Lying in the gutters
Wikipedia entry on Rich Johnston
Buy The Flying Friar from FPI

Podcast: Comics gossip and Flying friars part 1

October 29, 2007 2 Comments

The first half of Alex and Duncan’s hour long interview with Rich Johnston about The Flying Friar and Lying in the gutters is available to download now…

Originally broadcast on Resonance FM on Thursday 25th September as the first half of Strip!.

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com (mp3 format, 26 mins, 25.6mb)
Listen to part 2

Links: Rich’s column Lying in the gutters
Wikipedia entry on Rich Johnston
Buy The Flying Friar from FPI
More info on CSI: Dying in the Gutters

Today’s show: Comics gossip and Flying Friars

October 25, 2007

Today on Resonance 104.4FM at 5pm – Strip!: Comics gossip and Flying Friars

Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott interview infamous comics gossip columnist Rich Johnston about Lying in the Gutters for over a decade, being murdered in an (illustrated comic book) episode of CSI and writing a graphic novel about a 17th century monk whose life is strangely similar to a certain boy from Smallville‘s…

Links: Rich’s column Lying in the gutters
Wikipedia entry on Rich Johnston
Buy The Flying Friar from FPI

In comics news:


ComICA at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London is on now and continues until November 6th and sees performances, screenings and live talks with the likes of Jamie Delano, Posy Simmonds and Kevin O’Neil.

More info at www.ica.org and www.paulgravett.com

Podcast: The work of Leah Moore and John Reppion part 3

October 19, 2007

The final part of Alex & Duncan’s interview with Leah Moore and John Reppion in which they talk about writing Witchblade: Shades of Grey, Leah’s Christmas Stamps story and the kind of comics they’d like to do in the future. Unfortunately this interview was recorded using Skype on a noisy computer and is not the best quality, so we recommend you listen to it using speakers rather than headphones…

Originally broadcast on Resonance FM on Thursday 27th September as part of Strip!. Panel Borders is Alex and Duncan’s contribution to Strip! and will vary from week to week as a multiple of 15 mins within the hour…

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com (mp3 format, 16.3mb)

Links: Leah and John’s website and blog
Interview with John & Leah about their recent work at Forbidden Planet International‘s blog
Interview with Leah at dragonskeep.com

In comics news:


ComICA at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London starts tomorrow and continues until November 6th and sees performances, screenings and live talks with the likes of Jamie Delano, Posy Simmonds and Kevin O’Neil.

More info at www.ica.org and www.paulgravett.com

Podcast: The work of Leah Moore and John Reppion part 2

October 17, 2007

The second part of Alex & Duncan’s interview with Leah Moore and John Reppion in which they talk about writing Wildgirl, moving to Dynamite Entertainment and John Reppion’s Zombie Army. Unfortunately this interview was recorded using Skype on a noisy computer and is not the best quality, so we recommend you listen to it using speakers rather than headphones…

Originally broadcast on Resonance FM on Thursday 27th September as part of Strip!. Panel Borders is Alex and Duncan’s contribution to Strip! and will vary from week to week as a multiple of 15 mins within the hour…

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com (mp3 format, 14.4mb)

Links: Leah and John’s website and blog
Buy a John Reppion’s Zombie Army T-shirt
Interview with Leah about Wildgirl at www.thecomicfanatic.com
Dynamite Entertainment press release about John & Leah moving to their company

Podcast: Uncut interview – David Hine and Frazer Irving

October 17, 2007 3 Comments

Continuing our occasional series of hour long uncut versions of the interviews that were recorded for I’m ready for my close-up and Panel Borders, we have Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott’s complete interview with Frazer Irving & David Hine about their comics work such as Gutsville, Shaun of the dead, X-Men: The 198 and Spawn

This interview has been previous partially podcast in two halves and was broadcast in almost its entirety on 4th October

(mp3 format, 34.0mb / 37 mins)

Podcast: The work of Leah Moore and John Reppion part 1

October 12, 2007

The first part of Alex & Duncan’s interview with Leah Moore and John Reppion in which they talk about writing variously for the Fortean Times and Albion and the thorny issue of obtaining back issues of their work. Unfortunately this interview was recorded using Skype on a noisy computer and is not the best quality, so we recommend you listen to it using speakers rather than headphones…

Originally broadcast on Resonance FM on Thursday 27th September as part of Strip!. Panel Borders is Alex and Duncan’s contribution to Strip! and will vary from week to week as a multiple of 15 mins within the hour…

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com (mp3 format, 15.4mb)

Links: Leah and John’s website and blog
Publishers Weekly article on Albion
John’s article on The Childe of Hale

Today’s show: The art of Andrzej Klimowski and the work of Hine and Irving

October 4, 2007

Tonight’s Strip! at 5pm on Resonance 104.4FM is comprised of two interviews previously partially podcast…
First we have the complete interview Alex Fitch conducted with Andrzej Klimowski about his half dozen Graphic Novels which range from silent movie surrealist Traumnovelles to “Beginner’s guides to…” art and philosphy. Later we have Duncan Nott & Alex’s interview with comics creators David Hine & Frazer Irving who have made super heroes comics with a twist, horror stories and graphic fantasies.

There are podcasts already available of the first half of the interview with Andrzej and a shorter version of the interview with David and Frazer

Incidently, if you’re waiting for a podcast of the interview with Leah Moore and John Reppion, I’m cleaning up the sound before it gets archived for posterity and cutting it into podcast sized pieces!

Today’s show: The work of Leah Moore and John Reppion

September 27, 2007

From this evening, Panel Borders moves to thursdays as part of an hour long magazine show about comics called “Strip!” at 5pm and to kick off, the whole of tonight’s show is an interview conducted by Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott with writers Leah Moore and John Reppion.
Leah & John talk about writing comics such as Wild Girl, Albion, Raise the dead and Savage Tales for Wildstorm and Dynamite Entertainment… Leah also talks about her dad introducing her to the wonders of comics and writing last year’s Christmas Stamps short story, while John talks about writing for The Fortean Times and gathering his zombie army!

Links: Leah and John’s website and blog
comicon.con interview with Leah & John about Raise the dead
Publishers Weekly article on Albion

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