Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

You can scroll the shelf using and keys

Panel Borders: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Captain Marvel

January 27, 2014 1 Comment

Covers of various comics by Kelly DeConnick

Covers of various comics by Kelly DeConnick

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Captain Marvel: Concluding a month of shows looking at Marvel Superhero comics, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kelly Sue DeConnick about her work on their Avengers Assemble, Osborne and Captain Marvel titles. Alex and Kelly Sue discuss how the author got her first work at Marvel, how her interest in aviation history leads to portrayals of female heroes from the real world in Captain Marvel, and how her writing collaboration with Warren Ellis on recent issues of Avengers Assemble came about. (Originally broadcast 27/01/14 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

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: Kelly Sue’s website
Listen to Kieron Gillen’s interview with Kelly Sue DeConnick
Listen to Alex’s interview with Matt Fraction about his work (more…)

Today’s Show: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Captain Marvel

January 27, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Captain Marvel

Covers of various comics by Kelly DeConnick

Covers of various comics by Kelly DeConnick

Concluding a month of shows looking at Marvel Superhero comics, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kelly Sue DeConnick about her work on their Avengers Assemble, Osborne and Captain Marvel titles. Alex and Kelly Sue discuss how the author got her first work at Marvel, how her interest in aviation history leads to portrayals of female heroes from the real world in Captain Marvel, and how her writing collaboration with Warren Ellis on recent issues of Avengers Assemble came about.

4.30pm, Monday 27th January 2014, repeated 11am, Thursday 30th January 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Kelly Sue’s website
Listen to Kieron Gillen’s interview with Kelly Sue DeConnick
Listen to Alex’s interview with Matt Fraction about his work (more…)

Panel Borders: Kieron Gillen, Now.1

January 23, 2014 1 Comment

Covers of various comics by Kieron Gillen

Covers of various comics by Kieron Gillen

Kieron Gillen, Now.1: Continuing a month of shows about Superhero Comics, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kieron Gillen about his recent titles published under the Marvel Now banner, including Iron Man and Young Avengers, his collaborations with writer Matt Fraction, thoughts on online and interactive comics, and his forays into ‘mature readers’ titles such as Uber. Recorded at Nine Worlds GeekFest, London 2013.

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: Kieron Gillen’s website and tumblr
Info on Kieron’s work at marvel.com

Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Kieron Gillen about his work (more…)

Today’s show: Kieron Gillen, Now.1

January 20, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Kieron Gillen, Now.1

Covers of various comics by Kieron Gillen

Covers of various comics by Kieron Gillen

Continuing a month of shows about Superhero Comics, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kieron Gillen about his recent titles published under the Marvel Now banner, including Iron Man and Young Avengers, his collaborations with writer Matt Fraction, thoughts on online and interactive comics, and his forays into ‘mature readers’ titles such as Uber. Recorded at Nine Worlds GeekFest, London 2013.

4.30pm, Monday 20th January 2014, repeated 11am, Thursday 23rd January 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Kieron Gillen’s website and tumblr
Info on Kieron’s work at marvel.com

Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Kieron Gillen about his work

Panel Borders: What is a Superhero?

January 16, 2014

Covers of What is a Superhero? by OUP / books by Will Brooker, Richard Reynolds, Kieron Gillen and Si Spurrier

Covers of What is a Superhero? by OUP / books by Will Brooker, Richard Reynolds, Kieron Gillen and Si Spurrier

What is a Superhero?: Continuing a month of shows about superhero comics, Alex Fitch discusses the new Oxford University Press book ‘What is a Superhero?’ with a couple of the contributors – Richard Reynolds (Central St. Martins School of Art and Design) and Will Brooker (Kingston University) – and two writers of superhero comics – Kieron Gillen (Iron Man) and Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy).
Reynolds and Brooker read from their sections of the anthology and discuss their thoughts on superheroes, pop star culture and technology; while Gillen and Spurrier talk about how they have built on the work of their predecessors while trying to create a voice of their own at Marvel Comics, in titles such as Journey into Mystery and The Punisher, and more revisionist stories elsewhere such as Extermination and Uber. Also, the four authors discuss the nature of cosplay with practitioners in the audience and its relation to the modern superhero identity. Recorded at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, Autumn 2013 as part of Comica Festival. (more…)

Today’s show: What is a Superhero?

January 13, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: What is a Superhero?

Covers of What is a Superhero? by OUP / books by Will Brooker, Richard Reynolds, Kieron Gillen and Si Spurrier

Covers of What is a Superhero? by OUP / books by Will Brooker, Richard Reynolds, Kieron Gillen and Si Spurrier

Continuing a month of shows about superhero comics, Alex Fitch discusses the new Oxford University Press book ‘What is a Superhero?’ with a couple of the contributors – Richard Reynolds (Central St. Martins School of Art and Design) and Will Brooker (Kingston University) – and two writers of superhero comics – Kieron GIllen (Iron Man) and Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy).
Reynolds and Brooker read from their sections of the anthology and discuss their thoughts on the modern superhero identity, while Gillen and Spurrier talk about how they have built on the work of their predecessors while trying to create a voice of their own at Marvel Comics, in titles such as Journey into Mystery and The Punisher. Recorded at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, Autumn 2013 as part of Comica Festival.

4.30pm, Monday 13th January 2014, repeated 11am, Thursday 16th January 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Drawing Daredevils

January 8, 2014 1 Comment

Art from Daredevil: End of Days by Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz and David Mack

Art from Daredevil: End of Days by Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz and David Mack

Drawing Daredevils: Starting a month of shows about Superhero comics, Alex Fitch talks to a trio of artists who have worked on the title Daredevil at different periods over the last forty years. Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz and David Mack discuss their various art styles, and their joy in collaborating together on the recent mini series Daredevil: End of days. (Recorded Spring 2013 at London Super Comic Con)

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: Marvel Wiki on Klaus Janson
Bill Sienkiewicz’ website
David Mack’s facebook page
Daredevil fansite: www.manwithoutfear.com (more…)

Today’s show: Drawing Daredevils

January 6, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Drawing Daredevils

Art from Daredevil: End of Days by Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz and David Mack

Art from Daredevil: End of Days by Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz and David Mack

Starting a month of shows about Superhero comics, Alex Fitch talks to a trio of artists who have worked on the title Daredevil at different periods over the last forty years. Klaus Janson, Bill Sienkiewicz and David Mack discuss their various art styles, and their joy in collaborating together on the recent mini series Daredevil: End of days. (Recorded Spring 2013 at London Super Comic Con)

4.30pm, Monday 6th January 2014, repeated 11am, Thursday 9th January 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Marvel Wiki on Klaus Janson
Bill Sienkiewicz’ website
David Mack’s facebook page
Daredevil fansite: www.manwithoutfear.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Writing Misfits

November 26, 2012 10 Comments

Misfits logo

Misfits logo

Writing Misfits: Concluding a month of shows about writing superhero stories, Panel Borders moves its attention from the comic book page to the small screen as Alex Fitch talks to Howard Overman about Misfits, E4’s award winning drama about teenagers with superpowers doing community service. Alex and Howard talk about the genesis of the show, writing episodes that engage with other genres such as time travel and ‘zombie noir’, his experiences on other shows such as Dirk Gently and Vexed, the travails of having to write certain characters out and introduce new ones, and the latest news on the Misfits movie. (Originally broadcast 25th November 2012 on Resonance 104.4 FM)
Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download. (more…)

Today’s show: Writing Misfits

November 25, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM – Panel Borders: Writing Misfits

Misfits logo

Misfits logo

Concluding a month of shows about writing superhero stories, Panel Borders moves its attention from the comic book page to the small screen as Alex Fitch talks to Howard Overman about Misfits, E4’s award winning drama about teenagers with superpowers doing community service. Alex and Howard talk about the genesis of the show, writing episodes that engage with other genres such as time travel and ‘zombie noir’, his experiences on other shows such as Dirk Gently and Vexed, and the travails of having to write characters out and introduce new ones.

8pm, Sunday 25th November 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: The work of Gail Simone

November 18, 2012

Comics by Gail Simone: Treehouse of Horror / Welcome to Tranquility / Wonder Woman / Secret Six / Batgirl

Comics by Gail Simone: Treehouse of Horror / Welcome to Tranquility / Wonder Woman / Secret Six / Batgirl

The work of Gail Simone: In a Q and A recorded at last Autumn’s MCM Expo, Alex Fitch talks to comic book writer Gail Simone about her career so far, from breaking into the industry via her influential blog ‘Women in Refrigerators’ and early strips for Bongo Comics to her recent runs on Birds of Prey and Secret Six. Gail discusses the changes to Batgirl in the DC New 52 range of comics, her acclaimed superhero retirement story Welcome to Tranquillity and her co-authorship of Firestorm with writer Ethan van Sciver.

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

Links: Gail Simone’s tumblr site / twitter page
MCM Expo website
Listen to Alex’s interview with Gail’s regular collaborator Nicola Scott and the 2011 Thought Bubble panel on writing comics featuring Gail, Andy Diggle, Robin Furth and Al Ewing (more…)

Today’s show: The work of Gail Simone

November 18, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM – Panel Borders: The work of Gail Simone

Comics by Gail Simone: Treehouse of Horror / Welcome to Tranquility / Wonder Woman / Secret Six / Batgirl

Comics by Gail Simone: Treehouse of Horror / Welcome to Tranquility / Wonder Woman / Secret Six / Batgirl

In a Q and A recorded at last Autumn’s MCM Expo, Alex Fitch talks to comic book writer Gail Simone about her career so far, from breaking into the industry via her influential blog ‘Women in Refrigerators’ and early strips for Bongo Comics to her recent runs on Birds of Prey and Secret Six. Gail discusses the changes to Batgirl in the DC New 52 range of comics, her acclaimed superhero retirement story Welcome to Tranquillity and her co-authorship of Firestorm with writer Ethan van Sciver.

8pm, Sunday 18th November 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Gail Simone’s tumblr site / twitter page
MCM Expo website
Listen to Alex’s interview with Gail’s regular collaborator Nicola Scott (more…)

Panel Borders: Writing serialised comics

November 11, 2012 1 Comment

Covers of Green Arrow by Andy Diggle, Batgirl by Gail Simone, Jennifer Blood by Al Ewing and The Dark Tower by Robin Furth

Covers of Green Arrow by Andy Diggle, Batgirl by Gail Simone, Jennifer Blood by Al Ewing and The Dark Tower by Robin Furth

Writing serialised comics: Continuing Panel Borders’ month of shows looking at the writing of superhero comics, Alex Fitch talks to writers Gail Simone, Andy Diggle, Robin Furth and Al Ewing about their work on British and American titles, in a panel discussion recorded at last year’s Thought Bubble festival. Gail and Andy discuss their work for DC Comics and contributing to anthology titles, while Robin talks about adapting Stephen King’s The Dark Tower for Marvel Comics and Al discusses moving from 2000AD to his first work on American strips.

Thought Bubble 2012 runs from 11th – 18th November, culminating with a two day comics convention on 17th and 18th November at Royal Armouries, Leeds.
(Originally broadcast 11/11/12 on Resonance FM) (more…)

Today’s show: Writing serialised comics

November 11, 2012 1 Comment

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM – Panel Borders: Writing serialised comics

Covers of Green Arrow by Andy Diggle, Batgirl by Gail Simone, Jennifer Blood by Al Ewing and The Dark Tower by Robin Furth

Covers of Green Arrow by Andy Diggle, Batgirl by Gail Simone, Jennifer Blood by Al Ewing and The Dark Tower by Robin Furth

Continuing Panel Borders’ month of shows looking at the writing of superhero comics, Alex Fitch talks to writers Gail Simone, Andy Diggle, Robin Furth and Al Ewing about their work on British and American titles, in a panel discussion recorded at last year’s Thought Bubble festival. Gail and Andy discuss their work for DC Comics and contributing to anthology titles, while Robin talks about adapting Stephen King’s The Dark Tower for Marvel Comics and Al discusses moving from 2000AD to his first work on American strips.

Thought Bubble 2012 runs from 11th – 18th November, culminating with a two day comics convention on 17th and 18th November at Royal Armouries, Leeds

8pm, Sunday 11th November 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Millar World

November 4, 2012

Covers of 2000AD Prog 842, Swamp Thing #159, American Jesus: Chosen #1, CLiNT vol. 2 #1, Super Crooks #1

Covers of 2000AD Prog 842, Swamp Thing #159, American Jesus: Chosen #1, CLiNT vol. 2 #1, Super Crooks #1

Millar World: Starting a month of shows on Panel Borders about the art of writing superhero comics, Alex Fitch talks to Mark Millar, a 2000AD alumnus who now has his own anthology comic CLiNT, featuring popular alt-superhero saga Kick-Ass and other strips intended for forthcoming movie adaptations. Alex and Mark discuss the latter’s experiences in British and American comics, the relationship of his Catholic faith to strips American Jesus and Saviour, and the genesis of super-villain heist caper Super Crooks with film maker Nacho Vigalondo. (Originally broadcast 04/11/12 on Resonance FM)

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

Links:Mark Millar’s website and wikipedia page
Titan publishing page on CLiNT
SFX article on
Millar’s involvement in forthcoming Marvel movies
Listen to Alex’s interview with director Nacho Vigalondo and transcript (more…)

Today’s show: Millar World

November 4, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM – Panel Borders: Millar World

Covers of 2000AD Prog 842, Swamp Thing #159, American Jesus: Chosen #1, CLiNT vol. 2 #1, Super Crooks #1

Covers of 2000AD Prog 842, Swamp Thing #159, American Jesus: Chosen #1, CLiNT vol. 2 #1, Super Crooks #1

Starting a month of shows on Panel Borders about the art of writing superhero comics, Alex Fitch talks to Mark Millar, a 2000AD alumnus who now has his own anthology comic CLiNT, featuring popular alt-superhero saga Kick-Ass and other strips intended for forthcoming movie adaptations. Alex and Mark discuss the latter’s experiences in British and American comics, the relationship of his Catholic faith to strips American Jesus and Saviour, and the genesis of super-villain heist caper Super Crooks with film maker Nacho Vigalondo.

8pm, Sunday 4th November 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Mark Millar’s website and wikipedia page
Titan publishing page on CLiNT
SFX article on
Millar’s involvement in forthcoming Marvel movies
Listen to Alex’s interview with director Nacho Vigalondo and transcript (more…)

Panel Borders: Tim Sale – Painting Batman and other Heroes

March 18, 2012 1 Comment

The Hulk, Superman, Batman and Heroes art by Tim Sale

The Hulk, Superman, Batman and Heroes art by Tim Sale

Tim Sale – Painting Batman and other Heroes: Continuing our month of shows about iconoclastic American comic book artists, in a Q and A recorded at last year’s Thought Bubble festival, Alex Fitch interviews artist Tim Sale about his career from early work like Thieves’ World and Billi 99 to his award winning collaborations with Jeph Loeb on Batman and the Marvel ‘colours’ tetralogy featuring Spider-Man, Daredevil and The Hulk. Alex and Tim also talk about the latter’s work on the TV series Heroes and the continuation of his most recent mini-seires, Captain America: White.
Originally broadcast 18/03/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.
Links: Tim Sale pages on Wikipedia and comicartfans.com
Tim’s website and Heroes ‘wiki’ page
More info about Thought Bubble festival, Leeds (more…)

Today’s show: Tim Sale – Painting Batman and other Heroes

March 18, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM: Panel Borders: Tim Sale – Painting Batman and other Heroes

The Hulk, Superman, Batman and Heroes art by Tim Sale

The Hulk, Superman, Batman and Heroes art by Tim Sale

Continuing our month of shows about iconoclastic American comic book artists, in a Q and A recorded at last year’s Thought Bubble festival, Alex Fitch interviews artist Tim Sale about his career from early work like Thieves’ World and Billi 99 to his award winning collaborations with Jeph Loeb on Batman and the Marvel ‘colours’ tetralogy featuring Spider-Man, Daredevil and The Hulk. Alex and Tim also talk about the latter’s work on the TV series Heroes and the continuation of his most recent mini-seires, Captain America: White.

8pm, Sunday 18th March 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast of after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Tim Sale pages on Wikipedia and comicartfans.com
Tim’s website and Heroes ‘wiki’ page
More info about Thought Bubble festival, Leeds (more…)

Panel Borders: Klaus Janson – Superhero Noir

March 11, 2012 3 Comments

Inks and pencils by Klaus Janson - The Hulk, Daredevil, Batman and Wolverine

Inks and pencils by Klaus Janson - The Hulk, Daredevil, Batman and Wolverine

Klaus Janson – Superhero Noir: Continuing our month of shows about iconoclastic American comic book artists, Alex Fitch talks to German-American artist Klaus Janson about his work from inking and eventually providing most of the art for Frank Miller’s run on Daredevil and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns in the early 80s to his more recent returns to those characters in Batman: Gothic and Daredevil: The End of Days. Klaus also talks about his love of teaching new artists and his experiences at comic book conventions over the years. (Recorded at Comics Launchpad, Birmingham 2011)
Originally broadcast 11/03/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.
Links:Klaus Janson pages on Wikipedia and comicartcommunity.com
Summary of Klaus Janson’s lecture at comics launchpad (more…)

Today’s show: Klaus Janson – Superhero Noir

March 11, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM: Panel Borders: Klaus Janson – Superhero Noir

Inks and pencils by Klaus Janson - The Hulk, Daredevil, Batman and Wolverine

Inks and pencils by Klaus Janson - The Hulk, Daredevil, Batman and Wolverine

Continuing our month of shows about iconoclastic American comic book artists, Alex Fitch talks to German-American artist Klaus Janson about his work from inking and eventually providing most of the art for Frank Miller’s run on Daredevil and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns in the early 80s to his recent acclaimed inking tenures on Wolverine and World War Hulk. Klaus also talks about his love of teaching new artists and his experiences at comic book conventions over the years. (Recorded at Comics Launchpad, Birmingham 2011)

8pm, Sunday 11th March 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast of after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Klaus Janson pages on Wikipedia and comicartcommunity.com
Summary of Klaus Janson’s lecture at comics launchpad (more…)

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 67 other followers