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Comics and conflicts: Pat Mills on Charleys War

February 8, 2012

Comics and Conflicts logo by Peter Stanbury

Charleys War by Joe Colquhoun and Pat Mills

Charleys War by Joe Colquhoun and Pat Mills

Pat Mills on Charleys War: Imperial War Museum educator Grant Rogers talks to Pat Mills about his seminal wartime strip Charley’s War, serialised in Battle Action comic in the 1970s and 80s. Grant and Pat Mills discuss the history of the strip, working with Joe Colquhoun and the real life events that influenced the comic. (Recorded in front of an audience at the 2011 Comics and Conflicts conference at the Imperial War Museum, London.)

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.
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Panel Borders: David B’s Black Paths

September 29, 2011 3 Comments

Panel Borders:

David B’s Black Paths

Partially broadcast 29/09/11 on Resonance FM

Images from Black Paths and Epileptic by David B

Images from Black Paths and Epileptic by David B

Concluding our month of shows on war comics and our four years of broadcasts on Thursday evenings, Alex Fitch talks to French graphic novelist David B about his new book Black Paths, which depicts a little known footnote to the First World War, as the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire loses control of the city port of Fiume in Italy and we meet various eccentric characters trapped within the city walls. Alex and David also talk about the latter’s Ignatz Award winning comic book Epileptic and his work with the independent publishing company L’Association.

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

Links: Wikipedia pages on David B and Epileptic
More info on Black Paths at www.selfmadehero.com
Article on the new wave of French Comics by Paul Gravett

Info about the BD Passion comics festival at the Institute Francais, Kensington, taking place on 7th-9th October

Today’s show: David B’s Black Paths

September 28, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: David B’s Black Paths

Images from Black Paths and Epileptic by David B

Images from Black Paths and Epileptic by David B

Concluding our month of shows on war comics and our four years of broadcasts on Thursday evenings, Alex Fitch talks to French graphic novelist David B about his new book Black Paths, which depicts a little known footnote to the First World War, as the defeated Austro-Hungarian Empire loses control of the city port of Fiume in Italy and we meet various eccentric characters trapped within the city walls. Alex and David also talk about the latter’s Ignatz Award winning comic book Epileptic and his work with the independent publishing company L’Association.

5pm, Thursday 29th September, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Wikipedia pages on David B and Epileptic
More info on Black Paths at www.selfmadehero.com
Article on the new wave of French Comics by Paul Gravett

Info about the BD Passion comics festival at the Institute Francais, Kensington, taking place on 7th-9th October

Laydeez do podcasts: Female Publishers and their work

September 27, 2011

Laydeez do Podcasts:
Laydeez do podcasts logo

Female Publishers and their work

Excerpts from Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti and Playing the Jewish Card by Corinne Pearlman

Excerpts from Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti and Playing the Jewish Card by Corinne Pearlman

In two talks recorded in August and January 2011, we explore the work of female comic book publishers and their work in the medium. In a Q and A recorded at the Imperial War Museum, Alex Fitch talks to Eileen and Francesca Cassavetti, about Eileen’s wartime diary Philip and Helena which Francesca republished recently in comic book format plus in a talk recorded at Laydeez Do Comics, Corinne Pearlman discusses her work for the Jewish Quarterly, her publishing endeavours with Myriad Editions and her design and editorial work for Comic Company, which produces healthcare information in comic strip format.
(Recorded by Allan Morrow and Nicola Streeten, edited and introduced 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

Links: More info about Comics and Conflicts at the Imperial War Museum
Listen to the subsequent discussion by Francesca, Eileen and Alex with the creators of War: The Human Cost
Francesca’s website www.fabtoons.com

Corinne’s website www.comicopera.com
Enjoy Healthcare info in strip format at www.comiccompany.co.uk
More info about Myriad Editions

Read the Laydeez do comics blog
Info about Laydeez do comics

Panel Borders: War – The Human Cost

September 22, 2011 7 Comments

Panel Borders:

War – The Human Cost

Partially broadcast 22/09/11 on Resonance FM

Ben Naylor, Dan Locke, Sean Duffield, Francesca Cassavetti, Eileen Cassavetti and Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum (art by Dan Locke, photographed by Jim Walker)

Ben Naylor, Dan Locke, Sean Duffield, Francesca Cassavetti, Eileen Cassavetti and Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum (art by Dan Locke, photographed by Jim Walker)

Continuing our month of shows about War Comics, we’re proud to broadcast a final panel discussion recorded at the ‘Comics and conflicts’ conference at the Imperial War Museum, August 2011. Alex Fitch chairs a discussion on ‘The personal and the political’ as the publisher and two of the contributing artists – Sean Duffield, Daniel Locke and Ben Naylor – talk about their anthology War: The Human Cost. They are also joined on stage by writer Eileen Cassavetti and cartoonist Francesca Cassavetti who published her mother’s wartime journal Philip and Helena in comic book format.
(Please note: this is the penultimate episode of Panel Borders to be broadcast on a Thursday evening, before the show moves to Sunday nights from October)

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

Cover of Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti / interior pages from War: The Human Cost by Ben Naylor, Daniel Locke and Sean Duffield

Cover of Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti / interior pages from War: The Human Cost by Ben Naylor, Daniel Locke and Sean Duffield

Links: Listen to Alex Fitch’s interview with Eileen and Francesca Cassavetti, Paul Gravett, Ariel Kahn and others about the Imperial War Museum Conference
Listen to Paul Gravett’s preceding panel about international War Comics with Mikkel Sommer, Dave Turbitt, David Blandy and others

Info about Francesca and Eileen Cassavetti at fabtoons.blogspot.com
Read Forbidden Planet International’s series of reviews on War: The Human Cost
Info about War: The Human Cost
Info about the Comics and Conflicts conference at the Imperial War Museum
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Today’s show: War – The Human Cost

September 22, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: War – The Human Cost

Ben Naylor, Dan Locke, Sean Duffield, Francesca Cassavetti, Eileen Cassavetti and Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum (art by Dan Locke, photographed by Jim Walker)

Ben Naylor, Dan Locke, Sean Duffield, Francesca Cassavetti, Eileen Cassavetti and Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum (art by Dan Locke, photographed by Jim Walker)

Continuing our month of shows about War Comics, we’re proud to broadcast a final panel discussion recorded at the ‘Comics and conflicts’ conference at the Imperial War Museum, August 2011. Alex Fitch chairs a discussion on ‘The personal and the political’ as the publisher and two of the contributing artists – Sean Duffield, Daniel Locke and Ben Naylor – talk about their anthology War: The Human Cost. They are also joined on stage by writer Eileen Cassavetti and cartoonist Francesca Cassavetti who published her mother’s wartime journal Philip and Helena in comic book format.
(Please note: this is the penultimate episode of Panel Borders to be broadcast on a Thursday evening, before the show moves to Sunday nights from October)

5pm, Thursday 22nd September, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Cover of Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti / interior pages from War: The Human Cost by Ben Naylor, Daniel Locke and Sean Duffield

Cover of Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti / interior pages from War: The Human Cost by Ben Naylor, Daniel Locke and Sean Duffield

Links: Listen to Alex Fitch’s interview with Eileen and Francesca Cassavetti, Paul Gravett, Ariel Kahn and others about the Imperial War Museum Conference
Listen to Paul Gravett’s preceding panel about international War Comics with Mikkel Sommer, Dave Turbitt, David Blandy and others
Read Forbidden Planet International’s series of reviews on War: The Human Cost
Info about Francesca and Eileen Cassavetti at fabtoons.blogspot.com
Info about War: The Human Cost
Info about the Comics and Conflicts conference at the Imperial War Museum
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Panel Borders: Children of the Atom

September 15, 2011 3 Comments

Panel Borders:

Children of the Atom

Partially broadcast 15/09/11 on Resonance FM

Child of the Atom by Blandy and Inko / Obsolete by Mikkel Sommer / Dougies War by Glass and Turbitt

Child of the Atom by Blandy and Inko / Obsolete by Mikkel Sommer / Dougies War by Glass and Turbitt

Continuing our month of shows about war comics, in a panel discussion recorded at last month’s Comics and Conflicts conference at the Imperial War Museum, London, Paul Gravett talks to Mikkel Sommer about his graphic novella Obsolete, to publisher Adrian Searle and artist Dave Turbitt about Dougie’s War and to film maker David Blandy and illustrator Inko about their project Child of the Atom. Edited and introduced by Alex Fitch.

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

Links: Review of Obsolete at itsallaboutthecomics.blogspot.com
Interview with Mikkel Sommer at nobrow.net

Review of Dougie’s War at downthetubescomics.blogspot.com
Official website: www.dougieswar.com

Interview with David Blandy at the Arts Information Company
Official website: www.davidblandy.co.uk

Listen to Alex Fitch’s interview with Gravett, Blandy and others about the Imperial War Museum Conference

Today’s show: Children of the Atom

September 15, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Children of the Atom

Child of the Atom by Blandy and Inko / Obsolete by Mikkel Sommer / Dougies War by Glass and Turbitt

Child of the Atom by Blandy and Inko / Obsolete by Mikkel Sommer / Dougies War by Glass and Turbitt

Continuing our month of shows about war comics, in a panel discussion recorded at last month’s Comics and Conflicts conference at the Imperial War Museum, London, Paul Gravett talks to Mikkel Sommer about his graphic novella Obsolete, to publisher Adrian Searle and artist Dave Turbitt about Dougie’s War and to film maker David Blandy and illustrator Inko about their project Child of the Atom. Edited and introduced by Alex Fitch.

5pm, Thursday 15/09/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Review of Obsolete at itsallaboutthecomics.blogspot.com
Interview with Mikkel Sommer at nobrow.net

Review of Dougie’s War at downthetubescomics.blogspot.com
Official website: www.dougieswar.com

Interview with David Blandy at the Arts Information Company
Official website: www.davidblandy.co.uk

Listen to Alex Fitch’s interview with Gravett, Blandy and others about the Imperial War Museum Conference

Panel Borders: Exploring War in popular comics

September 8, 2011 3 Comments

Panel Borders:

Exploring War in popular comics

Partially broadcast 08/09/11 on Resonance FM

Doonesbury, Martin Baker and Roger Sabin at the Imperial War Museum / Commando livery outside the National Army museum

Doonesbury, Martin Baker and Roger Sabin at the Imperial War Museum / Commando livery outside the National Army museum

Continuing our month of shows about war comics, Panel Borders is pleased to present a selection of interviews recorded at the launch of “Draw your Weapons – the art of Commando comics”, a new exhibition at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, as Alex Fitch talks to curator Robert Fleming, current Commando editor Calum Laird, and former editor George Low about the history of the comic and the art on display at the museum. Also in another recording taken from last month’s ‘Comics and conflicts’ festival at the Imperial War Museum, Roger Sabin and Martin Baker give a presentation about the depiction of the Iraq war and PTSD in the US comic strip Doonesbury.

Please note: Martin and Roger’s presentation contains strong language and challenging ideas, so we recommend younger listeners (or parents who share the podcast with younger listeners) stop playback of the podcast after the Commando interviews.

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

Links: Buy A ‘Toxic Genre': The Iraq War Films by Martin Baker, Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: A History of Comic Art by Roger Sabin,
The Doonesbury trilogy: The Long Road Home, The War within and Signature Wound,
Commando: 50 Years – A Home for Heroes, Rogue Raiders, Achtung! and Scramble!: The Ten Best Battle of Britain Comic Books Ever! from amazon.co.uk

Commando website
More info about Draw your Weapons – 50 years of Commando comics at the National Army Museum
Comics and Conflicts at the Imperial War museum
Listen to last week’s War comics show: Garth Ennis’ Battlefields

Today’s show: Exploring War in popular comics

September 8, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Exploring War in popular comics

Doonesbury, Martin Baker and Roger Sabin at the Imperial War Museum / Commando livery outside the National Army museum

Doonesbury, Martin Baker and Roger Sabin at the Imperial War Museum / Commando livery outside the National Army museum

Continuing our month of shows about war comics, Panel Borders is pleased to present a selection of interviews recorded at the launch of “Draw your Weapons – the art of Commando comics”, a new exhibition at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, as Alex Fitch talks to curator Robert Fleming, current Commando editor Calum Laird, and former editor George Low about the history of the comic and the art on display at the museum. Also in another recording taken from last month’s ‘Comics and conflicts’ festival at the Imperial War Museum, Roger Sabin and Martin Baker give a presentation about the depiction of the Iraq war and PTSD in the US comic strip Doonesbury.

5pm, Thursday 08/09/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links:

Buy A ‘Toxic Genre': The Iraq War Films by Martin Baker, Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: A History of Comic Art by Roger Sabin,
The Doonesbury trilogy: The Long Road Home, The War within and Signature Wound,
Commando: 50 Years – A Home for Heroes, Rogue Raiders, Achtung! and Scramble!: The Ten Best Battle of Britain Comic Books Ever! from amazon.co.uk

Commando website
More info about Draw your Weapons – 50 years of Commando comics at the National Army Museum
Comics and Conflicts at the Imperial War museum
Listen to last week’s War comics show: Garth Ennis’ Battlefields

Recommended events:

New Comic Internship at londonprintstudio for 21-25 Year Olds

Do you enjoy telling tall tales or scribbling stories? Do you love reading graphic novels, comics or picture books? Then look no further!

londonprintstudio is offering five carefully chosen 21-25 year olds the chance to…

-Run comic workshops for 16-20 year olds.
-Receive mentoring from top professional comic artists, anthology makers, screenwriters, print makers, comic publishers and art educators.
-Develop your own artistic comic projects with supervision from mentors and feedback from your fellow interns..
-Be introduced to the London comic scene, attend events, give presentations, network and meet publishers, editors and creators in the comic industry.
-Take part in editing, planning and creating work for a comic anthology publication and a comic exhibition at londonprintstudio.

The course is run by professional comic creator Karrie Fransman whose comics have appeared in The Times, The Guardian and who is currently working on her first graphic novel due to be published by Random House.

2 days (14 hours) per week for a six-months. Interns will receive a travel and food expenses budget for two days per week. All londonprintstudio staff and volunteers are required to have a Criminal Records Bureau Check.

Deadline for return of application form: Monday 5th September 2011
Interviews: Tuesday 13th September 2011
Start date: Tuesday 20th September 2011

For job description and application click here: http://www.londonprintstudio.org.uk/F13-intern.html
For more information on the project click here: http://www.londonprintstudiocomics.blogspot.com/

Panel Borders: Garth Ennis’ Battlefields

September 1, 2011 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

Garth Ennis’ Battlefields

Partially broadcast 01/09/11 on Resonance FM

Garth Ennis interviewed by Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum, London. Photo by Joe Shahabuddin

Garth Ennis interviewed by Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum, London. Photo by Joe Shahabuddin

Starting a month of shows about war comics, Alex Fitch talks to award winning writer Garth Ennis about his interest in the genre, from the backdrop of conflict in his debut strip Troubled Souls to his exploration of wars throughout the 20th Century and beyond in his series War Stories and Battlefields. Alex and Garth also discuss his past and forthcoming projects for Avatar, Dynamite and Marvel Comics and there are questions from the audience on the subjects of putting his stories into context for younger readers and the use of drones on the battlefield. This interview was recorded live at the Imperial War Museum, London as part of the ‘Comics and Conflicts Festival‘, August 2011.

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

Links: Watch an interview with Garth recorded on the same day by Talk Comix
Read an interview with Garth transcribed on the day by The Irish Times

Wikipedia pages on War Stories and Battlefields

Listen to Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott’s previous interview with Garth Ennis – part one / part two / part three
Listen to Alex’s interviews with John McCrea – 2007 part one, featuring Glen Fabry / part two / 2011 interview featuring Jon Browne

Recommended events:

Belfast Comics ‘Barcamp”

The date has been confirmed for the second Comics Barcamp in the English speaking world – essentially an “unconference”, a creative business brainstorming seminar, run along communal lines.

To take place at Blick Studios in Belfast in September, who are also co-sponsors of the event, this free gathering is aimed at anyone who likes or creates small press/ underground comix or who simply enjoys non-hierarchical events with an emphasis on spirit of creativity, alternatives and co-operation.

Blick Studios, Belfast, Saturday 3rd September

More info at http://comicsbarcampbelfast.pbworks.com

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Today’s show: Garth Ennis’ Battlefields

September 1, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Garth Ennis’ Battlefields

Garth Ennis interviewed by Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum, London. Photo by Joe Shahabuddin

Garth Ennis interviewed by Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum, London. Photo by Joe Shahabuddin

Starting a month of shows about war comics, Alex Fitch talks to award winning writer Garth Ennis about his interest in the genre, from the backdrop of conflict in his debut strip Troubled Souls to his exploration of wars throughout the 20th Century and beyond in his series War Stories and Battlefields. Alex and Garth also discuss his past and forthcoming projects for Avatar, Dynamite and Marvel Comics and there are questions from the audience on the subjects of putting his stories into context for younger readers and the use of drones on the battlefield. This interview was recorded live at the Imperial War Museum, London as part of the ‘Comics and Conflicts Festival‘, August 2011.

5pm, Thursday 01/09/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Watch an interview with Garth recorded on the same day by Talk Comix
Read an interview with Garth transcribed on the day by The Irish Times

Wikipedia pages on War Stories and Battlefields

Listen to Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott’s previous interview with Garth Ennis – part one / part two / part three
Listen to Alex’s interviews with John McCrea – 2007 part one, featuring Glen Fabry / part two / 2011 interview featuring Jon Browne

Recommended events:

Belfast Comics ‘Barcamp”

The date has been confirmed for the second Comics Barcamp in the English speaking world – essentially an “unconference”, a creative business brainstorming seminar, run along communal lines.

To take place at Blick Studios in Belfast in September, who are also co-sponsors of the event, this free gathering is aimed at anyone who likes or creates small press/ underground comix or who simply enjoys non-hierarchical events with an emphasis on spirit of creativity, alternatives and co-operation.

Blick Studios, Belfast, Saturday 3rd September

More info at http://comicsbarcampbelfast.pbworks.com

New Comic Internship at londonprintstudio for 21-25 Year Olds

Do you enjoy telling tall tales or scribbling stories? Do you love reading graphic novels, comics or picture books? Then look no further!

londonprintstudio is offering five carefully chosen 21-25 year olds the chance to…

-Run comic workshops for 16-20 year olds.
-Receive mentoring from top professional comic artists, anthology makers, screenwriters, print makers, comic publishers and art educators.
-Develop your own artistic comic projects with supervision from mentors and feedback from your fellow interns..
-Be introduced to the London comic scene, attend events, give presentations, network and meet publishers, editors and creators in the comic industry.
-Take part in editing, planning and creating work for a comic anthology publication and a comic exhibition at londonprintstudio.

The course is run by professional comic creator Karrie Fransman whose comics have appeared in The Times, The Guardian and who is currently working on her first graphic novel due to be published by Random House.

2 days (14 hours) per week for a six-months. Interns will receive a travel and food expenses budget for two days per week. All londonprintstudio staff and volunteers are required to have a Criminal Records Bureau Check.

Deadline for return of application form: Monday 5th September 2011
Interviews: Tuesday 13th September 2011
Start date: Tuesday 20th September 2011

For job description and application click here: http://www.londonprintstudio.org.uk/F13-intern.html
For more information on the project click here: http://www.londonprintstudiocomics.blogspot.com/

Panel Borders: War (comic), what is it good for?

August 17, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

War (comic), what is it good for?

Alex Fitch, Ariel Kahn, Paul Gravett, Eileen Cassavetti and Francesca Cassavetti in the studio at Resonance FM, photo by Nick Tesco

Alex Fitch, Ariel Kahn, Paul Gravett, Eileen Cassavetti and Francesca Cassavetti in the studio at Resonance FM, photo by Nick Tesco

In an episode of Panel Borders previously broadcast as a live ‘Clear Spot’ on Resonance FM, Alex Fitch talks to Paul Gravett, Ariel Kahn, Eileen Cassavetti, Francesca Cassavetti and David Blandy about about the importance of war comics in culture and bringing the experience of war and conflict to new readers in a way that text alone can’t fully realise, plus the forthcoming Comics and Conflicts conference and events at the Imperial War Museum. Paul and Ariel discuss classic war comics and Francesca and Eileen talk about publishing the latter’s war time diary in comic book format, plus, in excerpts from a couple of classic episodes, Alex talks to Garth Ennis, and Grant Rogers interviews Pat Mills about Charley’s War.

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 the full length interview with Pat Mills about Charley’s War conducted by Garth Rogers

Links: Info about the Comics and Conflicts events at the Imperial War Museum
Book tickets at http://wartime.iwm.org.uk (scroll down to find individual events
Info about Francesca and Eileen Cassavetti at fabtoons.blogspot.com
David Blandy’s film Child of the Atom
Info about War: The Human Cost
Charley’s War website
Wikipedia pages on Garth Ennis’ War Stories and Battlefields

Recommended events:

Comics and Conflicts festival , Imperial War Museum

…will be held on 19-20 August, 2011 at the Imperial War Museum in London, and is aimed at comics scholars, practitioners, and enthusiasts. Conference speakers and guests include: Pat Mills (Charley’s War); Martin Barker and Roger Sabin on Doonesbury; Garth Ennis (Troubled Souls, War Stories) and Francesca Cassavetti(Fabtoons).

On Friday 19th, there is an academic conference, in which University students and writers will be presenting papers on the subject of War Comics throughout the day, followed by a talk by Charley’s War author Pat Mills. There are tickets available for the conference which includes the talk by Pat Mills, or the talk is available as a separate ticket.

On Saturday 20th, there are talks, panels and workshops by small press creators and international authors, including a hour long discussion with Garth Ennis on stage in his first UK appearance at a comics festival in many years.

All Saturday events are £6 / the final event of the weekend, The Comics go to War film screening is FREE!

Imperial War Museum,
Lambeth Road,
London SE1 6HZ

Nearest tube: Lambeth North (Bakerloo) / Elephant and Castle (Northern line, City Branch) / Southwark (Jubilee)

Book tickets at http://wartime.iwm.org.uk

The Comics and Conflicts events form part of a Children’s literature festival being held from 13-21 August 2011, which accompanies the Imperial War Museum’s new exhibition Once Upon A Wartime: Classic War Stories for Children.  For more information about the exhibition and the festival visit the Imperial War Museum web site.

Full listing of events at www.panelborders.com/events
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Today’s show: War (comic) what is it good for?

August 16, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Clear Spot: War (comic) what is it good for?

Covers of Charleys War by Mills and Colquhoun, War: The Human Cost by Duffield, Parkard et al. and Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti

Covers of Charleys War by Mills and Colquhoun, War: The Human Cost by Duffield, Parkard et al. and Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti

In advance of the Comics and Conflicts two day festival at the Imperial War Museum on 19th and 20th August 2011, Alex Fitch talks to Paul Gravett, Ariel Kahn, Eileen and Francesca Cassavetti about the importance of war comics in culture and bringing the experience of war and conflict to new readers in a way that text alone can’t fully realise. The show will also include extracts from episodes of Panel Borders featuring Garth Ennis and Pat Mills who are both talking at the IWM comics events.

8pm, Tuesday 16/08/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Info about the Comics and Conflicts events at the Imperial War Museum
Book tickets at http://wartime.iwm.org.uk (scroll down to find individual events
Info about Francesca and Eileen Cassavetti at fabtoons.blogspot.com
Info about War: The Human Cost
Charley’s War website
Wikipedia pages on Garth Ennis’ War Stories and Battlefields

Recommended events:

Comics and Conflicts festival , Imperial War Museum

…will be held on 19-20 August, 2011 at the Imperial War Museum in London, and is aimed at comics scholars, practitioners, and enthusiasts. Conference speakers and guests include: Pat Mills (Charley’s War); Martin Barker and Roger Sabin on Doonesbury; Garth Ennis (Troubled Souls, War Stories) and Francesca Cassavetti(Fabtoons).

On Friday 19th, there is an academic conference, in which University students and writers will be presenting papers on the subject of War Comics throughout the day, followed by a talk by Charley’s War author Pat Mills. There are tickets available for the conference which includes the talk by Pat Mills, or the talk is available as a separate ticket.

On Saturday 20th, there are talks, panels and workshops by small press creators and international authors, including a hour long discussion with Garth Ennis on stage in his first UK appearance at a comics festival in many years.

All Saturday events are £6 / the final event of the weekend, The Comics go to War film screening is FREE!

Imperial War Museum,
Lambeth Road,
London SE1 6HZ

Nearest tube: Lambeth North (Bakerloo) / Elephant and Castle (Northern line, City Branch) / Southwark (Jubilee)

Book tickets at http://wartime.iwm.org.uk

The Comics and Conflicts events form part of a Children’s literature festival being held from 13-21 August 2011, which accompanies the Imperial War Museum’s new exhibition Once Upon A Wartime: Classic War Stories for Children.  For more information about the exhibition and the festival visit the Imperial War Museum web site.

Full listing of events at www.panelborders.com/events
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Comics and conflict at the Imperial War Museum

August 13, 2011 6 Comments

Comics and conflict

19th-20th August, 2011

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

iwm logo

The Comics and Conflicts Conference will be held on 19-20 August, 2011 at the Imperial War Museum in London, and is aimed at comics scholars, practitioners, and enthusiasts. Conference speakers and guests include: Pat Mills (Charley’s War); Martin Barker and Roger Sabin on Doonesbury; Garth Ennis (Troubled Souls, War Stories) and Francesca Cassavetti (Fabtoons).

Here’s a run down of the two days of events:

Friday 19th August:

9.00am – War Comics Conference opens; coffee and registration

10.00am – introductory talk by MARTIN BAKER and ROGER SABIN about the depiction of war in the Guardian’s comic strip Doonesbury

11.00am – choice of parallel sessions: REPRESENTING TRAUMA (Chair, Ariel Kahn) / ETHNICITY, NATIONALISM AND REPRESENTATION
(Chair, Paul Gravett)

12.20pm – Lunch

1.20pm – Panel on THE IMAGE AND REALITY OF WAR: (Chair, Garth Ennis) featuring Tim Pilcher, Darin Jensen, Isabelle Delorme

2.40pm – choice of parallel sessions: FORM AND CONTENT: (Chair, Roger Sabin) / CONFLICT AND IDEOLOGY: (Chair, Alex Fitch)

4.00pm – Coffee break

4.20pm – In conversation with PAT MILLS, from Charley’s War to Ayatollah’s Son followed by signing

Listen to the full length interview with Pat Mills about Charley’s War conducted by Garth Rogers in 2008

6.00pm – Close

Please note: ticket cost for the entire day is £30.00 / Students £15.00 including Pat Mills talk or £6 for Mills talk only.

Saturday 20th August

10.30am – Artist DAVID COLLIER talks about his work from American Splendor to Chimo, followed by comic making master class at noon (separate ticket)

11.30am Artists and publishers discuss Trauma and Conflict (Chair, Paul Gravett) with Danish artist MIKKEL SOMMER, writer and illustrator of Obsolete, and ADRIAN SEARLE, the publisher of Dougie’s War, plus artist DAVE TURBITT.

2.00pm Artists and publishers discuss The Personal and the Political (Chair, Alex Fitch) with FRANCESCA CASSAVETTI and her mother, EILEEN CASSAVETTI talking about the latter’s wartime diary which Francesca has published as a comic; joined by SEAN DUFFIELD, publisher of War – the Human Cost plus contributing artists DANIEL LOCKE and BEN NAYLOR; and DAVID BLANDY talking about his short film Child of the Atom.

3.00pm In Conversation with GARTH ENNIS – from Troubled Souls to Battlefields; a rare UK appearance by the writer, followed by signing

Listen to Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott’s 2008 interview with Garth Ennis – part one / part two

4.30pm Film Screening: COMIC BOOKS GO TO WAR, directed by Mark Daniels, which looks at the work of Joe Sacco, Keiji Nakazawa (Barefoot Gen) and Marjane Satrapi among others, featuring new interviews with the creators + short film: CHILD OF THE ATOM by David Blandy, which explores a return visit to Hiroshima by the child of a local man and the representation of Nuclear Holocaust in Japanese animation.

All Saturday events are £6 / the film screening is FREE!

Imperial War Museum,
Lambeth Road,
London SE1 6HZ
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