Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Today’s show: Graphic Details

November 20, 2014

Today at 11am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Graphic Details

Exterior of Space Station 65 gallery / Ariel Schrag discusses her work / excerpt from The Book of Sarah by Sarah Lightman

Exterior of Space Station 65 gallery / Ariel Schrag discusses her work / excerpt from The Book of Sarah by Sarah Lightman

Continuing a month of shows about the work of comic book creators who mix together different cultures and media in their art, Alex Fitch talks to gallery owners Jo David and Rachel House, and artist Ariel Schrag about the exhibition Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women, currently on display at Space Station 65, Kennington, South London. Also, Graphic Details curator Sarah Lightman talks about her work and introduces artists Miriam Katin, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman and Ilana Zeffren who describe the examples of their autobiographical strips which are featured in the exhibition. (Recorded at Space Station 65 Kennington, November 2014)

11am Thursday 20th November, repeated 7am Saturday 22nd November 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Space Station 65 website
Graphic Details blog
Ariel Schrag’s website

Tomorrow’s show: Exhibiting comics (2013)

May 19, 2013

Tomorrow morning at 8.30am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Exhibiting comics (2013)

page from The Book of Sarah by Sarah Lightman / exhibition launch / Press and Release flyer / photo of gallery

page from The Book of Sarah by Sarah Lightman / exhibition launch / Press and Release flyer / photo of gallery

As part of Panel Borders’ month of shows about fine art and comics, we have our yearly look at how art from comic books is displayed in the gallery space. At OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY, Deptford, Alex Fitch talks to gallery owner / curator Sue Cohen, and artist Sarah Lightman, about the latter’s exhibition “The Book of Sarah”, which previews her forthcoming graphic novel from Myriad Editions.
Also, at Phoenix Brighton, fine art lecturer Sue Gollifer, curator Karin Mori, exhibition designer Ben Thomson, and artist Iain Paxon (Hamilton Yarns) talk about the gallery’s exhibition of artists’ books “Press and Release”.

“The Book of Sarah” is on display at OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY, Enclave 9, Resolution Way, Deptford, London SE8 4NT (Weds – Sat) to 1st June, 2013 / “Press and Release” is on display at Phoenix Brighton, 10-14 Waterloo Pl., Brighton, East Sussex BN2 9NB (Weds – Sun) to 9th June 2013

8.30am, Monday 20th May 2013 / repeated 3pm, Thursday 23rd May, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Laydeez do podcasts: Who is Ana Mendieta?

October 3, 2012

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Photos: Jo David and Rachael House + Nicola Streeten, Shelby Sampson, Trina Robbins and Sarah Lightman / interior art and cover of Who is Ana Mendieta?

Photos: Jo David and Rachael House + Nicola Streeten, Shelby Sampson, Trina Robbins and Sarah Lightman / interior art and cover of Who is Ana Mendieta?

Who is Ana Mendieta?: A Q and A recorded at Whitechapel Gallery, in which Laydeez do comics curators Sarah Lightman and Nicola Streeten discuss their work with Christine Redfern, writer of the graphic novel Who is Ana Medieta?, currently the subject of an exhibition at Space Station Sixty Five, Kennington. Introduced by Space Station Sixty Five directors Jo David and Rachael House.
(Recorded by Whitechapel Gallery, edited by Alex Fitch) (more…)

Laydeez do podcasts: Comic Nurse / Tangles

May 28, 2012 1 Comment

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Panels from a Comic Nurse strip by M.K. Czerwiec and Tangles by Sarah Leavitt

Panels from a Comic Nurse strip by M.K. Czerwiec and Tangles by Sarah Leavitt

Comic Nurse / Tangles. In two talks recorded at Laydeez do comics, M.K. Czerwiec and Sarah Leavitt talk about their work, mixing autobiography and medical comics. M.K. discusses the strips produced by her alter-ego, Comic Nurse and Sarah talks about documenting her mother’s alzheimers disease in Tangles.
(Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch, Q and A session moderated by Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman)

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: M.K. Czerwiec’s website – comicnurse.com and archive of her online comics
Sarah Leavitt’s website and info on Tangles (more…)

Laydeez do podcasts – Judith Vanistendael: Dance by the light of the moon

January 19, 2012 4 Comments

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Excerpt from Dance by the light of the moon by Judith Vanistendael

Excerpt from Dance by the light of the moon by Judith Vanistendael

Judith Vanistendael: Dance by the light of the moon. In a Q and A recorded at Bar Music Hall in East London as part of Comica Festival, 2010, Paul Gravett talks to Flemish cartoonist Judith Vanistendael about her semi-autobiographical graphic novel Dance by the light of the moon, published in the UK by Self Made Hero.
(Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch, introduced by Sarah Lightman)
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Laydeez do podcasts: Trina Robbins Q and A

February 27, 2011

Laydeez do Podcasts:
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Trina Robbins Q and A

Laydeez do comics, September 2010, photo by Nicola Streeten

Laydeez do comics, September 2010, photo by Nicola Streeten

Complimenting our inaugural podcast, we have an additional companion recording of the Q and A that veteran Underground Comix creator and historian Trina Robbins gave at Laydeez do Comics in September 2010 with questions by Woodrow Phoenix and Paul Gravett among others. Introduced by Sarah Lightman, recorded and edited by Alex Fitch

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

Listen to Trina Robbins talk about the history of women in comics

Info about Laydeez do comics

Recommended events:

Glenn Baxter in Cork Street

Beloved British newspaper cartoonist Glenn Baxter has a new exhibition in London of his inimical one panel gags of whimsy and surrealism.
Flowers Central Gallery, 21 Cork Street London W1S 3LZ
8th Feb – 5th March 2011
More info at: www.flowersgalleries.com and www.glenbaxter.com

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Today’s show: Trina Robbins’ Underground Comix

February 3, 2011 1 Comment

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Trina Robbins’ Underground Comix

Woodrow Phoenix and Trina Robbins at Laydeez do Comix, photo by Lisa Gornick

Woodrow Phoenix and Trina Robbins at Laydeez do Comix, photo by Lisa Gornick

Starting a month of shows about female comic book creators, Panel Borders is proud to present a talk recorded at ‘Laydeez do Comics’ in September 2010. Veteran ‘Underground Comix’ creator and historian Trina Robbins talks about the history of women in comics and her six decades of working in the industry, creating and publishing titles that challenged the mainstream, as well as her flirtations with populist sex symbols Wonder Woman and Vampirella. (Edited and introduced by Alex Fitch)

5pm, 03/02/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast

Links: Wikipedia pages on Trina Robbins and Underground Comix
Recent interview with Trina Robbins at comicsbeat.com
Info about Laydeez do comics

Recommended events:

Orbital Comics exhibition and signings

Jim Zubkavich Signing

Jim Zubkavich, creator of Skull Kickers will be signing at Orbital Comics, Great Newport Street, London on Saturday 5th Feb, 4pm

Pauls Cornell and Rainey panel

Paul Cornell (Action Comics / Captain Britain) and Paul Rainey (There’s no time like the present / The Book of Lists) will be involved in a panel discussion about their work in Orbital, preceeded by a signing of their work. Saturday 19th Feb, 4pm / 7pm

Mark Stafford exhibition

Artist Mark Stafford (Bryan Talbot’s Cherubs / Electric Sheep Magazine) is exhibiting his work in the Orbital gallery, including images from his forthcoming contribution to Self Made Hero’s H.P. Lovecraft anthology… 18th Jan 2011 – 13th Feb 2011

More info at www.orbitalcomics.com

Collected Comics Library podcast #300

Reaching the grand number of 300 episodes, the excellent Collected Comics Library podcast interviews Charles Pelto of Classic Comics Press for their anniversary podcast, conducted by regualr presenter Chris Marshall…

http://www.collectedcomicslibrary.com/ccl-podcast-300-charles-pelto-classic-comics-press

Panel Borders: Tales of Diversity

December 31, 2009 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Tales of Diversity

Partially broadcast 17/12/09 as part of an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Excerpts from Blood in Stones by Nickita Patterson, Benefit Fraud by Chantelle Beckford and Rosalee Noel and The Dollhouse by Leke Adekanbi and Shantel Cherebin

Excerpts from Blood in Stones by Nickita Patterson, Benefit Fraud by Chantelle Beckford and Rosalee Noel and The Dollhouse by Leke Adekanbi and Shantel Cherebin

In the last of this month’s shows looking at the use of comics in education, Sarah Lightman visits the Eastside Educational Trust in Hackney and talks to two of the tutors / mentors from the organisation – Rakhee Jasani and Truly Johnston - who have set up a project called ‘Graphic Truths’ as a way of engaging young people with comic book creation to tell stories that are personal to them. Sarah also talks to four of the young creators – Chantelle, Shantel, Leke and Nickita – who have worked on the project and are seeing their comics printed in an anthology called ‘Tales of Diversity’ being launched next month.

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: Eastside Educational Trust - info about the Graphic Truths project on their website
Download Tales of Diversity as a PDF
Graphic Truths blog
Rag Factory website where the magazine is being launched on 16/01/10

Sarah Lightmanwebsite
Info about Sarah’s monthly comics discussion group – Laydeez do Comics

Recommended events:

Comixmas exhibition

ComiXmas: When Worlds Collide is an exhibition of fantastic images from contemporary comic books and graphic novels, featuring work by the best contemporary comic book artists, along with images from past great masters of the genre. On display in the exhibition are prints reproduced at a strikingly larger scale by artists such as Osamu Tezuka, one of the fathers of Japanese manga and anime; Hergé, the Belgian creator of Tintin; Woodrow Phoenix, creator of the award winning Rumble Strip; Andrzej Klimowski, illustrator of The Master & Margarita; Reinhard Kleist, illustrator of Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness; From Hell creators Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, and many other artists. This free exhibition runs from 11 December 2009 to 6 February 2010 at the LondonPrintStudio Gallery, 425 Harrow Road, London.

Additionally, Paul Gravett will be hosting a free panel discussion How A Comic Is Made at the LondonPrintStudio on Thursday 21 January 2010, where you can discover the secrets behind writing and drawing comics, graphic novels and manga, revealed by creators featured in the ComiXmas Exhibition: Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal (Master and Margarita), Nana Li (Twelfth Night), Pat Mills (Nemesis, Slaine, Requiem) and Woodrow Phoenix (Rumble Strip). Followed by book signings and reception.

More info at www.londonprintstudio.org.uk

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 donations by 200%!


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

More info here

Today’s show: Cartoons in the classroom

December 17, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Cartoons in the classroom

Extract from Tales of Diversity: Blood in Stones by Nickita Patterson and Cartoon Classroom logo and self portrait by Steve Marchant

Extract from Tales of Diversity: Blood in Stones by Nickita Patterson and Cartoon Classroom logo and self portrait by Steve Marchant

In the last of this month’s shows looking at the use of comics in education, we have interviews with a variety of practitioners and tutors with an interest in the subject. Sarah Lightman visits the Eastside Educational Trust in Hackney and talks to two of the tutors / mentors from the organisation – Rakhee Jasani and Truly Johnston – who have set up a project called ‘Graphic Truths’ as a way of engaging young people with comic book creation to tell stories that are personal to them. Sarah also talks to four of the young creators – Chantelle, Shantel, Leke and Nickita – who have worked on the project and are seeing their comics printed in an anthology called ‘Tales of Diversity’ being launched next month.
Also, Alex Fitch talks to V for Vendetta illustrator David Lloyd and cartoonist Steve Marchant about the project Cartoon Classroom they’ve set up with the help of Paul Gravett; a not-for-profit website that aims to inspire the next generation of cartoonists and make the art form more accessible to children and adults who want to be more proficient at creating comic-strips and drawing cartoons. http://www.cartoonclassroom.co.uk is also designed as a gateway and information resource for studying cartoon and sequential art in schools, colleges, libraries and museums across the UK and Ireland.

N.B./ A 25 min edit of Alex’s conversation with David and Steve will be podcast tonight and a 35 min edit of Sarah’s interviews with the mentors and students of the Eastside Trust will be podcast 31/12/09

5pm 17/12/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Eastside Educational Trust - info about the Graphic Truths project on their website
Download Tales of Diversity as a PDF
Graphic Truths blog
Rag Factory website where the magazine is being launched on 16/01/10

Cartoon Classroomwebsite
More info about Cartoon Classroom on Down the tubes
Buy Steve’s comic Stupidface at urban75.org
Steve’s online portfolio at www.cartoonstock.com
David’s website www.lforlloyd.com
Buy a painted V for Vendetta sketch by David off ebay and help support Cartoon Classroom
Listen to Alex’s interview with David about his comics career so far

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 donations by 200%!


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

More info here

Today’s show: Diary Drawings and autobiographical comics

May 22, 2008

Strip!: Diary Drawings and autobiographical comics
Alex Fitch talks to curator Sarah Lightman and gallery director Andrew Hewish about the Diary Drawings exhibition at the Centre for recent drawing in Islington, London. Alex and Sarah discuss the various styles of diary drawing in the exhibtion from the most literal examples, to blog entries and gag strips while Alex discusses with Andrew the history of the gallery and the necessity to have an exhibition space that concentrates on artists’ drawings in particular. Artists in the group show being discussed include Gabrielle Bell, David Blandy, Oliver East, Alex Fox, Miriam Katin, Sarah Lightman, Lady Lucy, Mio Matsumoto, Rutu Modan, Ariel Schrag and Rebecca Swindell.
Alex also talks to a couple of small press comic book creators who work in autobiographical comics – Oli Smith and Sean Azzopardi – about their continuing success selling comics in Camden Market and beyond; about their recent diary work (Weekend Friends and the collected version of 12 Hour Shift respectively) and how they’re both now collaborating with other comic book artists to produce work in the fantasy genre.
Thursday 22/05/08 5pm, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com
If you can’t wait ’til 5pm to hear Alex’s interviews with Sarah and Andrew, they’re online now…


Alex Fitch interviews Oli Smith, photo taken by Sean Azzopardi
Links: The Centre for recent drawing’s website
Time Out review of the exhibition
The drawing research network
Oli Smith’s website (warning: contains adult language!)
Sean Azzopardi’s blog
London Underground Comics website, where you can find info on buying Oli and Sean’s comics
<- Alex interviewing Oli Smith, photo taken by Sean Azzopardi…

Panel Borders: Diary Drawing

May 15, 2008 3 Comments

Panel Borders: Diary Drawing
To be broadcast 22/05/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Alex Fitch talks to curator Sarah Lightman and to gallery director Andrew Hewish about the Diary Drawing exhibition at the Centre for recent drawing in Islington, London. Alex and Sarah discuss the various styles of diary drawing in the exhibtion from the most literal examples, to blog entries and gag strips while Alex discusses with Andrew the history of the gallery and the necessity to have an exhibition space that concentrates on artists’ drawings in particular. Artists in the group show being discussed include Gabrielle Bell, David Blandy, Oliver East, Alex Fox, Miriam Katin, Sarah Lightman, Lady Lucy, Mio Matsumoto, Rutu Modan, Ariel Schrag and Rebecca Swindell

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

Links: The Centre for recent drawing’s website
Time Out review of the exhibition
The drawing research network

Previous podcasts by Alex on art exhibtions: The Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art (Barbican), Jim Mahfood (Dreamspace Gallery), “Play” (Cello Factory) part 1 / part 2, W. Heath Robinson (Cartoon Museum) and Paper Rad (Sketch Gallery)

Comics news:

On now at the Centre for Recent drawing in London:

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
Open: 9-23 May 2008 12- 6pm
More info at www.c4rd.org.uk

From Friday 16th May at La Galleria, 5b Pall Mall, London, Grant Rogers will be exhibiting Works on Wallpaper – drawings and mixed media works about the diversity of wildlife to be found on the world’s largest island, Australia, and the social diversity / Hotel chic to be found in the guest houses of Alice Springs, Yulara and Daintree.

From Saturday 17th May at The Railway Tavern, Station Rise, Tulse Hill, occasional Strip! contributor (and Bryan Talbot’s Cherubs illustrator) Mark Stafford will be exhibiting Pandemonium Carnivale; A series of unfortunate paintings

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