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Summer 2011 in print

September 1, 2011

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Reviews…

Akira
Release date: 27/05/11 (Blu-Ray)
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Musashi - Dream of the last SamuraiMusashi – Dream of the last Samurai
Release date: 04/07/11 (DVD)
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Batman LiveBatman Live
Release date: 24/08/11 (Theatre)
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The Skin I live inThe Skin I live in
Release date: 26/08/11 (Cinema)
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Electric Sheep comics…

Extract from Hardware comic strip review by Douglas Noble Hardware
Release date: 22/06/09 (DVD)
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Excerpt from Twilight Zone comic strip review by John Spelling The Twilight Zone, season one
Release date: 02/05/11 (Blu-Ray)
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Review by John Spelling

Extract from The Silent House comic strip review by Andrew Cheverton The Silent House
Release date: 01/08/11 (Blu-Ray)
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Review by Andrew Cheverton
 

 

Articles…

The Apocalypse trilogy by Richard Kelly

Spring 2011 in print

April 14, 2011

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Reviews…

Drive AngryDrive Angry
Release date: 25/02/11 (Cinema)
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The Insatiable MoonThe Insatiable Moon
Release date: 04/03/11 (Cinema)
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Soure CodeSource Code
Release date: 01/04/11 (Cinema)
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Electric Sheep comics…

Excerpt from Notes on horror by Lisa GornickNotes on horror: a cartoon notebook,
illustrated article by Lisa Gornick








Adele Blanc Sec by Luc Besson, review by Dan Lester The Extraordinary adventures of Adele Blanc Sec
Release date: 22/04/11 (Cinema)
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Articles…

Duncan Jones Alex Fitch interviews Duncan Jones,
director of Moon and Source Code





Halloween H20 ‘The Many lives of Laurie Stode’,
final girl of the Halloween franchise





The Exorcist William Peter Blatty’s ‘faith trilogy’:
The Exorcist / The Ninth Configuration / Exorcist III

Anthology books including work by Alex Fitch

April 12, 2011

As well as writing regular reviews for Shiny Shelf and Electric Sheep magazines, writing features and commissioning comic strips for the latter and transcribing interviews for Wheel Me Out Magazine, Alex Fitch has contributed to four anthologies published in 2010 / 11.

The first of these – Directory of World Cinema: American Independent – went online in March and the book went on sale in May 2010.

Cover of Directory of World Cinema: American Independent volume 1You can also download or read the book online (though Alex would prefer if you bought a copy – see below).

Here’re some extracts:
On director Stuart Gordon: “Gordon took advice from his mother when making science fiction: if you don’t have the budget to make it expensive, you should make it smart, and Fortress evokes a convincing futuristic world outside its subterranean walls.”

On Horror films: “Worldwide cultural and political liberation in the 1960s led to more extreme forms of art becoming acceptable within mainstream media, although there was still the occasional movie that relied on atmosphere for audience chills rather than entrails.”

Also includes Alex’s reviews of Halloween (1979), House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, The Sticky fingers of time, Super-size me, Shortbus, Society and Mala Noche. More info at www.intellectbooks.co.uk

Launched at the British International Comics Show in October 2010:

The Sleepless Phoenix anthology coverA new anthology of horror and genre comics by new creators whose original home for these strips – Insomnia Publication – ceased trading before publication, leading to this handsomely produced self published anthology.

The book contains a foreword by Alex Fitch; here’s an extract:


The Sleepless Phoenix: Survival Stories is mainly based around the horror genre with a handful of detours into war and science-fiction, which possibly reflects the popularities of those genres in general at the moment – TV & bookshelves are filled with vampire tales, while the big screen is full of remakes, reimaginings & rip offs of slasher films. Here, while there is a certain familiarity with certain tropes of scary stories, there are plenty of twists on reliable and shocking subjects to make the contents within both familiar and new…
The third of 2010’s anthologies includes a transcript of Alex Fitch’s interview with Michael Winterbottom about his film Code 46 in a book titled:

Michael Winterbottom: Interviews coverMichael Winterbottom: Interviews published by University Press of Mississippi in December. You can stream the interview at Sci-Fi London and download the mp3 here.

Here’s an extract:

MW:At one point, as a joke, we were going to do this big pseudo-scientific document about all the science that we’d drawn on to make our film because Minority Report was completely based on that ludicrous gadget/gimmick thing. For us, it was a question of looking at the way societies work now in different places, taking some of the issues like genetics and refugees and just move one step away from that. In the opposite sort of film, it’s great to watch something like Alphaville and just pan across a random skyline of Paris and that is the future. It’s as realistic a vision of the future as you’re going to get.

The first of 2011’s anthologies to feature writing by Alex Fitch is The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology (Strange Attractor Press, £13.99):


Cover of The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology … the first book by Electric Sheep Magazine, featuring all new articles by regular creators. Alex has contributed the script of a visual essay on zombie films post Night of the Living Dead (1968) and interviews with directors Michael Almereyda and Vincenzo Natali for a feature on film-makers’ favourite final scenes.

Here’re some extracts:
With Dawn of the dead in 1978, the zombie apocalypse is now fully under way: fleeing the outbreak, four survivors lead by another charismatic black hero end up holed up in a mall. No explanation is given for the apocalypse in the film; it simply presents zombies as brain-dead consumers shuffling about the building, snacking on human flesh between bouts of window shopping.

Michael Almereyda: (The Searchers) is a very American film, but it’s also a film that acknowledges and reels from these huge questions of genocide and race . It’s in some ways an ugly film – the ground is really smoking in that film, it’s not a pretty picture.

Vincenzo Natali: There are many things that are extraordinary about the ending of Se7en (1995). First and foremost, the entire film leads to that last and final moment. It’s like a Swiss watch, it’s perfectly constructed to bring us to that inevitable conclusion…

You can order Michael Winterbottom: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers) / Directory of World Cinema: American Independent volume 1 from amazon.co.uk and The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology from Strange Attractor Press. A product ordering page for The Sleepless Phoenix: Survival Stories will be available on their website soon.

The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

April 8, 2011

The first Electric Sheep book is now available, a 260 page anthology of the latest cutting edge writing and illustration about film, themed around the concept of ‘the end’.

Cover of The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

Cover of The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

From the gutter to the avant-garde, The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology (Strange Attractor Press, £13.99) brings together a mind-bendingly eclectic programme of films, authors, artists and directors to create a unique new vision of cinema past, present and future.

Follow Electric Sheep into the darkness and you’ll find Bill Morrison’s chemical ghosts, the bad girls of 50s exploitation films, apocalyptic evangelical cinema, the human centipede, Spanish zombies, Japanese nihilists, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s lost masterpiece Inferno, Ingmar Bergman’s visions of the end and David Lynch’s soundtracks of decay.

Contributors include Jack Sargeant, author of Deathtrippping: The Extreme Underground; Jason Wood, author of The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema; James Rose, author of Beyond Hammer: Contemporary British Horror Cinema; Greg Klymkiw, producer of Guy Maddin’s Careful; Frances Morgan, former editor of Plan B Magazine; Jim Harper, author of Flowers From Hell: The Modern Japanese Horror Film; as well as the Brothers Quay, Vincenzo Natali and Peter Whitehead among many others.

Like the website and magazine formerly published by Wallflower Press, The End is edited by Virginie Sélavy and as with Electric Sheep’s other incarnations, 4% of the book is written by Alex Fitch (an article on zombie movies, see below, and interviews with Vincenzo Natali and Michael Almereyda) who commissioned the comic strip (by Pearlyn Quan and Simon Guerrier) and most of the illustrations.
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Winter 2010/11 in print

February 4, 2011

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Reviews…

PaulPaul
Release date: 14/02/11 (Cinema)
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The Antonioni ProjectThe Antonioni Project
Release date: 01/02/11 (Theatre)
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127 Hours127 Hours
Release date: 07/01/11 (Cinema)
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Tron: LegacyTron: Legacy
Release date: 17/12/10 (Cinema)
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MonstersMonsters
Release date: 03/12/10 (Cinema)
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Comic strip reviews…

Excerpt from The Last Lovecraft review by Hannah Berry
The Last Lovecraft
reviewed by Hannah Berry
Release date: 04/04/11 (DVD / Blu-Ray)
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Extract of Breakfast at Tiffanys review by Francesca Cassavetti
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
reviewed by Francesca Cassavetti
Release date: 21/01/11 (Cinema)
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Boudu review by David Baillie Boudu saved from drowning
reviewed by David Baillie
Release date: 17/12/10 (Cinema)
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Autumn 2010 in print

October 30, 2010

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Reviews…

SkylineSkyline
Release date: 12/11/10 (Cinema)
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A Town called PanicA Town called Panic
Release date: 08/10/10 (Cinema)
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La HordeLa Horde
Release date: 17/09/10 (Cinema)
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The Last ExorcismThe Last Exorcism
Release date: 03/09/10 (Cinema)
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Full Metal Alchemist: BrotherhoodFull Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Release date: 23/08/10 (DVD)
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Comic strip reviews…

City Lights comic extract City Lights
reviewed by Gwen and Andrew Cheverton
Release date: 15/11/10 (DVD / Blu-Ray)
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Big Tits Zombie review extract Big Tits Zombie
reviewed by Dan Lester
Release date: 11/10/10 (DVD / Blu-Ray)
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Pet Shop of Horrors comic review Pet Shop of Horrors
reviewed by David O’Connell
Release date: 02/08/10 (DVD)
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Articles…

Animal trilogy by Dario Argento Dario Argento’s ‘animal trilogy’: Bird with the Crystal Plumage / Cat o’Nine Tails/ Four Flies on Grey Velvet




Hammer and Tongs Alex Fitch interviews Hammer and Tongs
a.k.a. Nick Goldsmith and Garth Jennings




Joe Dante Alex Fitch interviews Joe Dante
part one / two



Futuristic cities on film Futuristic cities on film:
From Metropolis to Dream Home

Summer 2010 in print

August 20, 2010

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Reviews…

The Last ExorcismThe Last Exorcism
Release date: 30/08/10 (Frightfest preview) / 03/09/10 (Cinema)
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Scott Pilgrim Scott Pilgrim vs. the world
Release date: 25/08/10 (Cinema)
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Human Centipede The Human Centipede
Release date: 20/08/10 (Cinema)
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EXPENDABLES The Expendables
Release date: 19/08/10 (Cinema)
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Splice Splice
Release date: 23/07/10 (Cinema)
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Inception Inception
Release date: 16/07/10 (Cinema)
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The Incal The Incal
Release date: Out of print (Graphic novel)
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World on a Wire World on a Wire (Welt am Draht)
Release date: 17/06/10 (DVD)
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The killer inside me The killer inside me
Release date: 08/06/10 (Cinema)
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Pulse Pulse
Release date: 03/06/10 (TV)
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Comic strip reviews…

Extract of Cargo review by Paul Rainey Cargo
reviewed by Paul Rainey
Release date: 07/07/10 (DVD / Blu-ray)
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Extract of Martin review by Adam Cadwell Martin
reviewed by Adam Cadwell
Release date: 28/06/10 (DVD)
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Extract of Hidden Fortress review by Karen Rubins The Hidden Fortress
(Kakushi-toride no san-akunin)

reviewed by Karen Rubins
Release date: 07/06/10 (DVD)
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Electric Sheep Magazine version 4.0

February 11, 2010

Electric Sheep Magazine is dead…

Long live Electric Sheep online!

Bloody Ballet montage by Julia Scheele
Bloody Ballet montage by Julia Scheele

Available online now is the fourth incarnation of Electric Sheep Magazine. ESM started out as an online magazine, metamorphosed into an A5 print magazine available in selected Art House Cinemas, regenerated into a full sized magazine with a spine available in selected Art Galleries and book shops and is now online only again. This is not to say it won’t return to print again in the future, but for now we’re concentrating on the online version, bringing across some of the best features of the print magazine to the web. These include illustrations by top small press comic book artists such as Julia Scheele who is the first illustrator of our new ‘themes‘ section which brings the quarterly nature of the print magazine to a monthly section online….

Excerpt from Asian Horror DVD collection review by Dan Lester
Excerpt from Asian Horror DVD collection review by Dan Lester

Our quarterly comic strip reviews are now also monthly online, starting with a new Asian horror film collection review by Dan Lester, who also provided us with our first print comic…

Plus in issue 36 of Electric Sheep Magazine online: 

We explore the dark and supernatural side of ballet on film with articles on Suspiria, The Red Shoes and a review of Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary by Alex Fitch.

New cinema releases include Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs, reviewed by Mark Stafford and Japanese debut Asyl, which centres on an unusual ‘love hotel’ in Tokyo. We examine how Takeshi Kitano confronts his ‘Beat’ Takeshi persona in the long-awaited Takeshis’ to offer an iconoclastic dissection of fame. We discuss our favourite Hitchcock blondes in anticipation of the Blonde Crazy retrospective at Birds Eye View next month. In the DVD section, we review Fritz Lang’s unsurpassed classic M and Craig Baldwin’s conspiratorial history of Scientology Mock Up on Mu. We look at Kim Longinotto’s Gaea Girls and Shinjuku Boys, two documentaries on women living on the margins of Japanese society and as part of our exploration of online movies, we look at David Lynch’s website.

In Short Cuts, we have a report on the 7th London Short Film Festival, which once more offered many memorable moments, while in our Alter Ego column, transferring from our print incarnation, Welcome to Mars author Ken Hollings tells us why he would be Astro Boy if he was a film character. Finally, quirky pop genius Lightspeed Champion picks his favourite films in the Film Jukebox. Also listen to our latest podcast, in which Alex Fitch talks to Oscar winning actress Susannah York about her career.

www.electricsheepmagazine.com

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Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2009

December 8, 2009 9 Comments

Cover of Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2009 featuring Yang Ik-Joon in Breathless

Cover of Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2009 featuring Yang Ik-Joon in Breathless

The latest and possibly final edition of Electric Sheep magazine has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch, Sarah Cronin and Toby Weidmann.

It’s a measly £3.75 in shops / £14 for 4 issues on subscription; ESM is in good bookshops now and available online (with a 30% discount) at wallflowerpress.co.uk

This issue includes (excerpts / not final versions) comic strip reviews of Where the sidewalk ends by Hannah Berry and Whirlpool by Mark Stafford, plus illustrations by Daniel Locke and James Stringer to accompany articles on Edgar Wallace ‘Krimi’ films and Biker movies respectively plus words (review of Stingray Sam) and a picture (to illustrate a review of Day Night Day Night) by “We are words and pictures” a.k.a. Matt Sheret and Julia Scheele.

Excerpt from Where the sidewalk ends review by Hannah Berry

Excerpt from Whirlpool review by Mark Stafford Illustration by Daniel Locke for an article on German Edgar Wallace adaptations

Illustration by James Stringer for an article about Biker movies Illustration of Day Night Day Night by Juila Scheele

The magazine also includes a conversation between Alex Fitch and Andrew Cartmel (Doctor Who script editor 1987-89) about the enduring appeal of The Prisoner, an article by Andrzej Klimowski about creating posters for Jim Jarmusch films, reviews of upcoming film and DVD releases and much, much more…

Electric Sheep Magazine also has additional content online including our latest podcast which features an interview with Oscar winning director Joseph Strick and reviews of the recent rereleases of Lone Wolf and Cub, Silent Night, Deadly Night and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

For more info click here:

Recommended events:

Lost Treasures of the Black Heart

…a night dedicated to unsung heroes and hidden gems. It’ll be on Tuesday 8th December, upstairs at the Black Heart pub in Camden Town. Doors are at 7pm and it’s £5 on the door.

We Are Words + Pictures will be joining Solipsistic Pop to sell Paper Science and selected comics at this night curated and hosted by Josie Long. It’s going to be a blast!

More info at the We Are Words + Pictures blog

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Donate to The Stroke Association and get free DVDs / CDs in exchange…

BBC audio director Neil Gardner (The Brightonomicon / Doctor Who: Hornet’s Nest) is offering choice items from his CD, DVD and book collection in exchange for donations to The Stroke Association and will match any amount donated x 2!


Get your stocking fillers from Neil and donate to a good cause….

More info here

Electric Sheep Magazine Autumn 2009

September 8, 2009 21 Comments

Electric Sheep Magazine Autumn 2009 cover

Electric Sheep Magazine Autumn 2009 cover

The latest edition of Electric Sheep magazine has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch and has reviews / interviews by various Resonance FM programme makers including Virginie, Alex and Philip Winter (all contributors to I’m ready for my close-up)…

It’s a measly £3.75 in shops / £14 for 4 issues on subscription; ESM is in good bookshops now and available online (with a 15% discount) at wallflowerpress.co.uk

This issue’s illustrations (not final versions) include:

ALUCARDA illustration by James Stringer

ALUCARDA illustration by James Stringer

Excerpt from COFFIN JOE box set review by Daniel Locke

Excerpt from COFFIN JOE box set review by Daniel Locke

Ther’s tha devil movin’ in my blood. The latest issue of Electric Sheep looks at religious extremes on film from Christic masochism to satanic cruelty. The extraordinary White Lightnin’ explores the Old Testament world of demented mountain dancer Jesco White while Klaus Kinski disastrously reinterprets the New Testament in Jesus Christ Saviour

Three of the many faces of RASPUTIN by Julia Scheele

Three of the many faces of RASPUTIN by Julia Scheele

Plus: Previews of Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Raindance 09, political animation, louche mariachi rockabilly Dan Sartain picks his top films, subversives Alejandro Jodorowsky and Kenneth Anger dynamite divine myths and Alex Fitch looks at the history of Rasputin on Film.

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

Also: listen to our most recent podcast in which Alex talks to cult Italian film director Dario Argento and prog rock band Goblin

Wheel Me Out magazine Summer 2009

June 24, 2009

Issue 4 of Wheel Me Out magazine

Issue 4 of Wheel Me Out magazine

The latest issue of the online magazine ‘Wheel Me Out’ is now available to download and includes transcripts of Alex Fitch’s interview with Park Chan-Wook about his film “I’m a cyborg but it’s okay”

Compared with other people I am relatively ignorant of pop culture. I tend to listen to classical music mainly and also read classical books. I don’t really watch recent films, mostly old ones. I’ve never played a computer game!

However, I am very interested in new technology so I’m trying to employ it in my films and am very positive about using computer graphics. In I’m a Cyborg… it’s quite visible that I relied on CGI, compared with my previous films where the CGI is invisible.

Sarah Lightman’s interview with David Lloyd about his artistic practice and influences on his work from the start of his career in advertising to his most recent graphic novel, “Kickback” …

It’s tougher to enter this business now than it was for me. There’s much more competition. Despite the fact that comic books aren’t selling as they used to, there’s no apparent reduction in the number of people who want to work in the field. I think this is because sequential art is something that people fall in love with and want passionately to work at.

Ananda Pellerin’s interview with Cosey Fanni Tutti, a founding member of the art / music collective Throbbing Gristle

My dad was a Fire Chief but he also did electronics. He used to build wirelesses and TVs and things. I look back now and see exactly why I am the way I am. I was listening to all this weird noise as he was tuning things in, circuit boards going off. He bought me a tape recorder when I was ten and said “you don’t need a record player, you can take this and do things instead.”

…and much more, including competitions to win mugs, CDs and posters…

Available now at www.wheelmeout.com / info about the previous issue

Also, at Sci-Fi London, there’s a partial transcript of Alex’s interview with Antony Johnston looking at writing the Dead Space comic book and in game dialogue…

With something like “Dead Space”, there are so many different media to take into account and the storyline, the master, overall storyline is so large, complex and there’s so much of it. With the comic, we knew we wanted to do a prequel and we knew roughly at that point how the game was going to pan out, so it was a question of “How are we going to establish the back story?”. We have to establish the tone the game is going to take, but we can’t give away clues that would help people to sort of cheat or beat the game. We can’t give away too many secrets that will spoil the game for people.

Read online now at www.sci-fi-london.com/news / listen to the full version of Alex’s interview with Antony as a podcast…

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009

June 4, 2009 17 Comments

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 cover

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 cover

The latest edition of Electric Sheep magazine has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch and has reviews / interviews by various Resonance programme makers including Virginie, Alex and Philip Winter (all contributors to I’m ready for my close-up)…

It’s a measly £3.25 in shops / £12 for 4 issues on subscription; ESM is in good bookshops now and available online (with a 15% discount) at www.wallflowerpress.co.uk

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 illustrations by Sean Azzopardi, Douglas Noble and Daniel Locke

Electric Sheep Magazine Summer 2009 illustrations by Sean Azzopardi, Douglas Noble and Daniel Locke

This month’s illustrators include: Sean Azzopardi - Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1978) / The Invasion (2007 – not shown), Douglas NobleHardware (1990), comic strip review – and Daniel LockeWestworld (1973) / I, Robot (2004 – not shown) and articles on the work of ‘Beat’ Takeshi, Joseph Losely and Patricia Highsmith’s (talented) Mr. Ripley plus interviews with Marc Caro, Ole Bornedal and Helen McCarthy…

ESM also continues online as a monthly magazine between print issues including exclusive interviews like Alex Fitch talking to acclaimed Britsh directors Peter Greenaway and Michael Winterbottom and reviews such as Mark Stafford looking at The Good, the bad and the weird

Illustration news:

LUC @ 176

The one month countdown starts now!

London Underground Comics’ latest event takes place at the 176 Project Space in Chalk Farm, London and features over 40 of the UK and beyond’s finest small press creators selling their wares in one of north London’s most beautiful gallery spaces.
Free tea and coffee, live DJs, animation projected on the 40 foot wall of the gallery and much more.

Exhibitors include: .
Oli Smith, Oliver Lambden, Sean Azzopardi, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, Melody Lee, David Baillie, Douglas Noble, Marc Ellerby, Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen, Jake Harold, Dan Lester, Francesca Cassavetti, Sally-Anne Hickman, Richy K Chandler, Josceline Fenton, Phil Spence, Paul Rainey, Howard Hardiman and many more…

27th June, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
More info: londonundergroundcomics.com / www.projectspace176.com

also:

An exhibition of Shaun (The Arrival) Tan’s prints, and 4 original pastels, is on at
The Illustration Cupboard at 22 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AL until 22nd June
More info at www.illustrationcupboard.com

Electric Sheep / Wheel Me Out magazines Spring 2009

March 18, 2009 2 Comments

Electric Sheep Magazine Spring 2009 cover

Electric Sheep Magazine Winter Spring cover

The Fourth Wallflower Press edition of Electric Sheep magazine has just been released and focuses on Tainted Love to celebrate the release of the sweet and bloody pre-teen vampire romance Let the Right One In, with articles on incestuous cinematic siblings, François Ozon’s tales of tortuous relationships, destructive passion in Nic Roeg’s Bad Timing, Julio Medem’s ambiguous lovers and nihilistic tenderness from Kôji Wakamatsu. Also Alex Fitch reviews Timecrimes and looks at the similarities between Wall-E and the Planet of the Apes (!), Tania Glyde discusses her ‘alter-ego’ in The Last Seduction and Virginie Selavy interviews Tomas Alfredson, author of Let the Right one in

In good bookshops now and available online (with a 15% discount) at www.wallflowerpress.co.uk and features illustrations by Oli Smith, Emma Price and Tom Humberstone and a new comic strip by Mark Stafford.
It’s a measly £3.25 in shops / £12 for 4 issues on subscription.

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

 

Let the right one in illustration by Tom Humberstone

Let the right one in illustration by Tom Humberstone

WALL-E and EVE on the Planet of the Apes illustration by Oli Smith

WALL-E and EVE on the Planet of the Apes illustration by Oli Smith

The Red Squirrel illustration by Emma Price  

The Red Squirrel illustration by Emma Price

Watchmen article illustration by Mark Stafford

Watchmen article illustration by Mark Stafford

 

ESM continues online as a monthly magazine between print issues including exclusive content such as Alex Fitch’s article on the West London Fantastic Film society and Virginie Selavy’s interview with Kim Ji Woon

Also:

Cover of Wheel Me Out magazine #3

Cover of Wheel Me Out magazine #3

The third issue of the new online magazine Wheel Me Out has just been released and features transcripts of Alex Fitch’s interviews with comic book creators Dave Gibbons and Bryan Talbot plus audio drama scribe Mark Wright. WMO also features Ananda Pellerin’s interviews with Ocean’s Eleven director Steven Soderbergh and DJ Max Tundra

Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2008

December 16, 2008 3 Comments

Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2008 cover

Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2008 cover

The third Wallflower Press edition of Electric Sheep magazine (co-presenter(s) of the Hectic Peelers cinema nights with Resonance FM) has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch and has reviews / interviews by various Resonance programme makers including Virginie, Alex and James DC (all contributors to I’m ready for my close-up / Strip!), and features illustrations by Strip! guests Tom Humberstone, Dan LesterMark Stafford (left to right below), and future Strip! guest Lee O’Connor.

It’s a measly £3.25 in shops / £12 for 4 issues on subscription.

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

 

Illustration by Tom Humberstone of Traci Lords in Cry Baby

 
Extract from Kamikaze Girls review by Dan LesterDeadly night by Mark Stafford

Lady Snowblood illustration by Lee O' Connor

ES also continues online as a monthly magazine between print issues including exclusive interviews like Alex Fitch talking to acclaimed Britsh directors Peter Greenaway and Michael Winterbottom and reviews such as Oli Smith looking at The Mindscape of Alan Moore

Electric Sheep Magazine Autumn 2008

September 12, 2008 3 Comments

Electric Sheep magazine cover Autumn ‘08
The second Wallflower Press edition of Electric Sheep magazine (co-presenter(s) of the Hectic Peelers cinema nights with Resonance FM) has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch and has reviews / interviews by various Resonance programme makers including Virginie, Philip Winter, James DC (all contributors to I’m ready for my close-up) + Paul Gravett and Alex Fitch (Strip!), and features illustrations by Tom Humberstone, Oli Smith and Sean Azzopardi plus a comic strip by Mark Stafford (IRFMCU)

Rollerball illustration by Sean Azzopardi

Cube illustration by Oli Smith LFF comic strip by Mark Stafford

It’s a measly £3.25 in shops / £12 for 4 issues on subscription.

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

ES also continues online as a monthly magazine between print issues including exclusive interviews such as Alex Fitch talking to acclaimed Canadian director Guy Maddin

Interview with Makoto Shinkai

June 2, 2008 1 Comment

Virginie Selavy and others at the ES relaunch partyA text only interview for a change – I may get Phil to read it out for the next ES podcast – between Alex Fitch and acclaimed animé director Makoto Shinkai (The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Voices of a Distant Star) is online now at www.electricsheepmagazine.com… Also online and in the print version of the magazine is a chat between Alex and ES editor Virginie Selavy about Paranoia Agent.
Shinkai will be appearing in person at the BFI’s Animé Now weekend to introduce a screening of his new film 5 centimetres per second, on 20th June.
The all new Wallflower Press quartely version of Electric Sheep Magazine is available to buy now from the ICA bookshop and elsewhere and features an exclusive Asian film review in comic strip format by Dan Lester and illustrations by Mark Stafford.

 

Links: Buy the print version of Electric Sheep magazine
Info on the BFI’s Animé Now weekend
Wallflower Press website
Other photos from the Electric Sheep relaunch party

Extract:

AF: In both Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days, it’s technology that both enables and prohibits normal communication and it seems to be a metaphor for unspoken words in relationships. Do you think technology – from letter writing to video phones – is something that gives people a chance to express their true feelings by liberating them from direct confrontation? Or does it make communication more difficult due to the lack of body language?

MS: I believe that it depends more on the circumstance if this kind of technology expresses your feelings. For Voices of a Distant Star, one of the reasons that I used mobile phone technology is that when I made it, texting on phones and sending e-mail by phone was starting to be popular in Japan. I was in a relationship at the time and used to send texts to my girlfriend. Although my texts arrived quickly, sometimes it took a long time for the replies to get back to me. In these instances, I wondered why it took such a long time to hear back and though we both lived relatively close by in Tokyo, I felt that her feelings might be far from mine. This experience drove me to include the use of mobile phone technology within the film.”

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