Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Panel Borders: Digitising comics

March 31, 2013 1 Comment

Covers of Panel Nine digital comic collections The Certified Hunt Emerson and Dapper John, interior of Verity Fare / David Lloyd promotes Comics Thing app

Covers of Panel Nine digital comic collections The Certified Hunt Emerson and Dapper John, interior of Verity Fare / David Lloyd promotes Comics Thing app

Digitising comics: Concluding a month of shows looking at web comics, Alex Fitch talks to two experts in web based technologies about their dissemination methods aimed at bringing comics to tablets and other devices. Russell Willis discusses his Panel Nine range of graphic novels for the iPad which include titles by Eddie Campbell and David Lloyd and are about to be joined by a new digital store front for International book publishers.
Also, in a presentation recorded at Cartoon County in Brighton, Charles Kriel talks about his Indiegogo campaign to fund a new app designed to be the equivalent of iTunes for comics allowing collectors to combine their existing digital comics collections with newly bought titles to fill in the gaps, with questions asked by Alex Fitch, David Lloyd and members of the audience. (Originally broadcast 31/03/13 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: Panel Nine / Sequential / iEnglish websites
Comics Thing indiegogo campaign / 12 Stories Tall website (more…)

Today’s show: Digitising comics

March 31, 2013

This evening at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Digitising comics

Covers of Panel Nine digital comic collections The Certified Hunt Emerson and Dapper John, interior of Verity Fare / David Lloyd promotes Comics Thing app

Covers of Panel Nine digital comic collections The Certified Hunt Emerson and Dapper John, interior of Verity Fare / David Lloyd promotes Comics Thing app

Concluding a month of shows looking at web comics, Alex Fitch talks to two experts in web based technologies about their dissemination methods aimed at bringing comics to tablets and other devices. Russell Willis discusses his Panel Nine range of graphic novels for the iPad which include titles by Eddie Campbell and David Lloyd and are about to be joined by a new digital store front for International book publishers.
Also, in a presentation recorded at Cartoon County in Brighton, Charles Kriel talks about his Indiegogo campaign to fund a new app designed to be the equivalent of iTunes for comics allowing collectors to combine their existing digital comics collections with newly bought titles to fill in the gaps, with questions asked by Alex Fitch, David Lloyd and members of the audience.

6pm, Sunday 31st March 2013 / repeated 4.30pm, Tuesday 2nd April 3pm, Thursday 4th April, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Panel Nine / Sequential / iEnglish websites
Comics Thing indiegogo campaign / 12 Stories Tall website (more…)

Panel Borders: Collage and reappropriation

March 24, 2013

Clockwise from top left: webcomics by Scott C x2, Becky, Paul O Connell x 3, Frank

Clockwise from top left: webcomics by Scott C x2, Becky, Paul O’Connell x 3, Frank

Collage and reappropriation: Continuing a month of shows looking at webcomics, Panel Borders examines the work of a quartet of creators whose online strips and cartoons reinvent retro images and iconic characters from film and TV to beguiling effect. In a pair of short interviews recorded at Thought Bubble, Leeds 2012, Alex Fitch talks to American creators Scott C – about his webcomics Double Fine Action Comics and The Great Showdowns – and Becky and Frank about Tiny Kitten Teeth, cartoons which utilise imagery from toys, cereal packaging and children’s literature.

Also, Alex looks into the varying merits of print and web-based comics with British writer / artist Paul O’Connell, in an interview recorded at the University of Brighton. Paul’s postmodern fumetti mash-ups mix comedy and horror via strips such as A Muppet Wicker Man and The Seinfeld Matrix(more…)

Today’s show: Collage and reappropriation

March 24, 2013

This evening at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Collage and reappropriation

Clockwise from top left: webcomics by Scott C x2, Becky, Paul O Connell x 3, Frank

Clockwise from top left: webcomics by Scott C x2, Becky, Paul O’Connell x 3, Frank

Continuing a month of shows looking at webcomics, Panel Borders examines the work of a quartet of creators whose online strips and cartoons reinvent retro images and iconic characters from film and TV to beguiling effect. In a pair of short interviews recorded at Thought Bubble, Leeds 2012, Alex Fitch talks to American creators Scott C – about his webcomics Double Fine Action Comics and The Great Showdowns – and Becky and Frank about Tiny Kitten Teeth, cartoons which utilise imagery from toys, cereal packaging and children’s literature.

Also, Alex looks into the varying merits of print and web-based comics with British writer / artist Paul O’Connell, in an interview recorded at the University of Brighton. Paul’s postmodern fumetti mash-ups mix comedy and horror via strips such as A Muppet Wicker Man and The Seinfeld Matrix, and the artist discusses his collaborations with other Brighton based creators, including Lawrence Elwick on Charlie Parker, Handyman, plus his aspirations for using the medium of online comics to its full interactive potential.

6pm, Sunday 24th March 2013 / repeated 4.30pm, Tuesday 26th March, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: James Moran Vs Comics

March 17, 2013 1 Comment

Adverts for six Vs Comics: Night + Day, Eponymous, Happy Birthday, The Sentinal, Tabby and Trout, Ghost Club by various creators

Adverts for six Vs Comics: Night + Day, Eponymous, Happy Birthday, The Sentinal, Tabby and Trout, Ghost Club by various creators

James Moran Vs Comics: Continuing a month of shows about webcomics, Alex Fitch talks to screenwriter James Moran (Cockneys vs Zombies, Torchwood) about his new webcomic Day + Night, an urban vampire tale that casts the creatures of the night as ‘sharks on legs’ rather than the sparkly urbane figures found elsewhere. Also, in a panel recorded at Thought Bubble 2012, Vs Comics editor Mike Garley talks about the strip he’s writing – Eponymous - and introduces creators Nich Angell (Tabby and Trout), Ned Hartley (Ghost Club), Adam Christopher (The Sentinel) and Sally Jane Thompson (Happy Birthday) who present the strips they’re contributing to the online anthology comic, with the help of designer Mike Stock. (Originally broadcast 17/03/13 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 (more…)

Today’s show: James Moran Vs Comics

March 17, 2013 1 Comment

This evening at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: James Moran Vs Comics

Adverts for six Vs Comics: Night + Day, Eponymous, Happy Birthday, The Sentinal, Tabby and Trout, Ghost Club by various creators

Adverts for six Vs Comics: Night + Day, Eponymous, Happy Birthday, The Sentinal, Tabby and Trout, Ghost Club by various creators

Continuing a month of shows about webcomics, Alex Fitch talks to screenwriter James Moran (Cockneys vs Zombies, Torchwood) about his new webcomic Day + Night, an urban vampire tale that casts the creatures of the night as ‘sharks on legs’ rather than the sparkly urbane figures found elsewhere. Also, in a panel recorded at Thought Bubble 2012, Vs Comics editor Mike Garley talks about the strip he’s writing – Eponymous - and introduces creators Nich Angell (Tabby and Trout), Ned Hartley (Ghost Club), Adam Christopher (The Sentinel) and Sally Jane Thompson (Happy Birthday) who present the strips they’re contributing to the online anthology comic, with the help of designer Mike Stock.

6pm, Sunday 17th March 2013 / repeated 4.30pm, Tuesday 19th March, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Vs Comics website
Read a review of James Moran’s previous web-based serial Girl no.9 (more…)

Panel Borders: Steampunk Geniuses

March 10, 2013

Interior art and cover of Girl Genius omnibus / cover of Agatha H volume 1

Interior art and cover of Girl Genius omnibus / cover of Agatha H volume 1

Steampunk Geniuses: Continuing a month of shows looking at webcomics, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of a popular online steampunk strip that combines Victoriana, mad scientists, fantasy and strong female characters. Phil and Kaja Foglio discuss the history of Girl Genius, their careers before the start of their most famous comic and why they prefer the term ‘gaslamp fantasy’ for their niche in the science-fiction subgenre. (Recorded at Congenial, Role-Playing Unicon, Cambridge 2012) Originally broadcast 10/03/13 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 (more…)

Today’s show: Steampunk Geniuses

March 10, 2013

This evening at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Steampunk Geniuses

Interior art and cover of Girl Genius omnibus / cover of Agatha H volume 1

Interior art and cover of Girl Genius omnibus / cover of Agatha H volume 1

Continuing a month of shows looking at webcomics, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of a popular online steampunk strip that combines Victoriana, mad scientists, fantasy and strong female characters. Phil and Kaja Foglio discuss the history of Girl Genius, their careers before the start of their most famous comic and why they prefer the term ‘gaslamp fantasy’ for their niche in the science-fiction subgenre. (Recorded at Congenial, Role-Playing Unicon, Cambridge 2012)

6pm, Sunday 10th March 2013 / repeated 4.30pm, Tuesday 12th March, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Read Girl Genius online
Phil and Kaja Foglio’s website (more…)

Panel Borders: Young British Webcomic creators

March 3, 2013 1 Comment

Webcomics by Richy K. Chandler, Zarina Liew, Nich Angell,.Namiiebim and John Allison

Webcomics by Richy K. Chandler, Zarina Liew, Nich Angell,.Namiiebim and John Allison

Young British Webcomic creators: In the first of a series of shows, Alex Fitch talks to young British webcomic creators about their work. In a Q and A recorded at Comica Comiket (2011), John Allison discusses his webcomic Bad Machinery, and, as we draw to the end of the first Webcomic Artist Swap Project week (February 25th – March 3rd, 2013), Nich Angell (Cat and Meringue), Zarina Liew (Le Mime), Naniiebim (Mephistos) and project originator Richy K. Chandler (Lucy the Octopus), talk about their musical chairs experiment (more…)

Today’s show: Young British Webcomic creators

March 3, 2013

This evening at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Young British Webcomic creators

Webcomics by Richy K. Chandler, Zarina Liew, Nich Angell,.Namiiebim and John Allison

Webcomics by Richy K. Chandler, Zarina Liew, Nich Angell,.Namiiebim and John Allison

In the first of a series of shows looking at comics serialised on the internet, Alex Fitch talks to a quintet of young British webcomic creators about their work. In a Q and A recorded at Comica Comiket (2011), John Allison discusses his webcomic Bad Machinery, his reasons for choosing the internet as a form of delivery and the lessons he’s learned as a comic book creator over the last decade.

Also, as we draw to the end of the first Webcomic Artist Swap Project week (February 25th – March 3rd, 2013), Nich Angell (Cat and Meringue), Zarina Liew (Le Mime), Naniiebim (Mephistos) and project originator Richy K. Chandler (Lucy the Octopus), talk about their musical chairs experiment which saw thirteen creators write and draw each others’ strips in order to bring new readers to stories they may not have previously encountered, and raise awareness of the British webcomic scene in general.

6pm, Sunday 3rd March 2013 / repeated 4.30pm, Tuesday 5th March, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Necessary Monsters

February 26, 2010 1 Comment

Panel Borders:

Necessary Monsters

Edited version broadcast 25/02/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Cowboy 13 does his thing in the start of the three page epilogue to volume one of Necessary Monsters by Sean Azzopardi and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Cowboy 13 does his thing in the start of the three page epilogue to volume one of Necessary Monsters by Sean Azzopardi and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Concluding webcomics month on the show, Alex Fitch catches up with artist Sean Azzopardi and writer Daniel Merlin Goodbrey as the first series of their epic webcomic Necessary Monsters comes to its conclusion after a total of 125 pages serialised over two years. The series mixes a ‘black ops’ style spy thriller with the tropes of modern horror films and bizarre characters with ultra violence to maximum effect. Alex talks to Daniel and Sean about the progression of the strip, the various ways it’s been published and their collaborations with another webcomics creator – Douglas Noble – on a zombie western (The Rule of Death) and surrealistic thriller (Sightings of Wallace Sendek) respectively.

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: Read Necessary Monsters online from page one, with more info about the cast of characters here
Reviews of chapters one and two and three and four on the Forbidden Planet International blog
Read an illustrated article on the construction of a page of the strip at www.comicmonsters.com

Sean’s website – www.phatcatz.org.uk
Daniel’s website – www.e-merl.com

Listen to Alex’s 2008 interviews with Sean and Daniel

Recommended events:

Five years of the Forbidden Planet International blog

The Forbidden Planet International blog celebrates its 5th birthday today and is an invaluable source of comics book and genre film news and reviews and a great friend of this blog. If you’ve never visited it before – and why not, it’s the 31st most influential blog in the UK according to Cision – now’s as good a time as any, with the latest post seeing the blog writers choosing their favourite authors and other recent posts include animation by Dylan Mercer, a review of Norwegian graphic novelist Jason’s latest book, info on Grant Morrison and Stephen Fry’s TV project and much, much more.

Web: www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog
RSS feed: www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/feed/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/fpinternational

ABC Warriors signing

Saturday 27th February, 1pm meet Pat Mills and Clint Langley signing ‘ABC Warriors: Volgan War Vol.2′

Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR
(more…)

Today’s shows: Necessary Monsters / The films of Park Chan-Wook

February 25, 2010

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – Necessary Monsters

Cowboy 13 does his thing in the start of the three page epilogue to volume one of Necessary Monsters by Sean Azzopardi and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Cowboy 13 does his thing in the start of the three page epilogue to volume one of Necessary Monsters by Sean Azzopardi and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Concluding webcomics month on the show, Alex Fitch catches up with artist Sean Azzopardi and writer Daniel Merlin Goodbrey as the first series of their epic webcomic Necessary Monsters comes to its conclusion after a total of 125 pages serialised over two years. The series mixes a ‘black ops’ style spy thriller with the tropes of modern horror films and bizarre characters with ultra violence to maximum effect. Alex talks to Daniel and Sean about the progression of the strip, the various ways it’s been published and their collaborations with another webcomics creator – Douglas Noble – on a zombie western (The Rule of Death) and surrealistic thriller (Sightings of Wallace Sendek) respectively.

5pm 25/02/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Read Necessary Monsters online from page one, with more info about the cast of characters here
Reviews of chapters one and two and three and four on the Forbidden Planet International blog
Read an illustrated article on the construction of a page of the strip at www.comicmonsters.com

Sean’s website – www.phatcatz.org.uk
Daniel’s website – www.e-merl.com

Listen to Alex’s 2008 interviews with Sean and Daniel

Also – Lucky Cat: The films of Park Chan-Wook

Song Kang-ho and Kim Ok-bin in the film Thirst by Park Chan-Wook

Song Kang-ho and Kim Ok-bin in the film Thirst by Park Chan-Wook

Today’s episode of Resonance FM’s Asian culture show is a Park Chan-Wook special to coincide with the UK DVD release of the Korean auteur’s vampire film Thirst. Zoë Baxter is joined in the studio by Mira Stout (author of bestselling novel “One Thousand Chestnut Trees”, playwright, and film critic) and Alex Fitch (broadcaster and assistant editor of Electric Sheep film magazine) to discuss Thirst and Chan-Wook’s oeuvre.
Korean tea and snacks will be sampled for the Dim Sum Lunchbox.

7pm 25/02/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online soon at www.luckykitty.blogspot.com

Links: Wikipedia pages on Thirst and Park Chan-Wook

Listen to Alex’s appearance on Lucky Cat last year regarding the films of Tetsuya Nakashima
Listen to Alex’s 2008 interview with Park Chan-Wook, also available as an interview in Wheel Me Out magazine

Recommended events:

Five years of the Forbidden Planet International blog

The Forbidden Planet International blog celebrates its 5th birthday today and is an invaluable source of comics book and genre film news and reviews and a great friend of this blog. If you’ve never visited it before – and why not, it’s the 31st most influential blog in the UK according to Cision – now’s as good a time as any, with the latest post seeing the blog writers choosing their favourite authors and other recent posts include animation by Dylan Mercer, a review of Norwegian graphic novelist Jason’s latest book, info on Grant Morrison and Stephen Fry’s TV project and much, much more.

Web: www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog
RSS feed: www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/feed/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/fpinternational
(more…)

Panel Borders: Little Terrors and (other) Psychiatric Tales

February 19, 2010 8 Comments

Panel Borders:

Little Terrors and (other) Psychiatric Tales

Edited version broadcast 18/02/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Excerpts from Little Terrors by Jon Scrivens and Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham

Excerpts from Little Terrors by Jon Scrivens and Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham

Continuing our month long look at webcomics, Alex Fitch talks to two writer artists whose work started off telling fantastical tales, took a detour via stories set in Hell and its environs and are now doing work with a greater autobiographical element. Darryl Cunningham is the creator of the humourous superhero strip Super Sam and John by Night, whose sequel to that strip tells tales of the inferno, The Streets of San Diablo and more recently to critical acclaim has started rendering experiences from his day job in Psychiatric Tales; Jon Scrivens is the creator of Little Terrors, a popular strip that tells the tale of a friendly zombie who is trying to connect with his old friends, who have also turned into a variety of monsters, in the wake of an outbreak of the living dead. and Jon is just about to start on a new strip, When’s Graham, which mixes collegiate humour with a touch of time travel…

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: Jon Scrivens – Comic: www.littleterrorscomic.com
Website: www.jonscrivens.com
Review of Sherlock Holmes by Jon at theatrehopper.com
Myspace page: www.myspace.com/zombie_soundtrack

Darryl Cunningham – Website: www.darryl-cunningham.blogspot.com
Super Sam and John-of-the-Night: interview and archive at forbiddenplanet.co.uk
The Streets of San Diablo: http://act-i-vate.com/75.comic

Info about the 2010 Web and Mini Comix Thing
Info about Blank Slate Books

Recommended events:

LAYDEEZ DO COMICS

The monthly meeting for female fans of comics and fans of women who make comics!

Next meeting: Monday 22 Febrary 2010, 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

Guest Speaker: Kiriko Kubo, cartoonist, animation director and writer, creator of ‘Cynical Hysterie Hour’ and ‘Hime Mama’ (‘Princess mother-in-law)

Book for Discussion: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Full details: www.laydeezdocomics.com

Comic book signings

Thursday 25th February, 6pm, Andy Diggle and Jock will be signing ‘The Losers’ - a great Graphic Novel just about to become a great movie.

Saturday 27th February, 1pm meet Pat Mills and Clint Langley signing ‘ABC Warriors: Volgan War Vol.2′

Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR
(more…)

Today’s show: Little Terrors and (other) Psychiatric Tales

February 18, 2010

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – Little Terrors and (other) Psychiatric Tales

Excerpts from Little Terrors by Jon Scrivens and Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham

Excerpts from Little Terrors by Jon Scrivens and Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham

Continuing our month long look at webcomics, Alex Fitch talks to two writer artists whose work started off telling fantastical tales, took a detour via stories set in Hell and its environs and are now doing work with a greater autobiographical element. Darryl Cunningham is the creator of the humourous superhero strip Super Sam and John by Night, whose sequel to that strip tells tales of the inferno, The Streets of San Diablo and more recently to critical acclaim has started rendering experiences from his day job in Psychiatric Tales; Jon Scrivens is the creator of Little Terrors, a popular strip that tells the tale of a friendly zombie who is trying to connect with his old friends, who have also turned into a variety of monsters, in the wake of an outbreak of the living dead. and Jon is just about to start on a new strip, When’s Graham, which mixes collegiate humour with a touch of time travel…

5pm 18/02/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Jon Scrivens – Comic: www.littleterrorscomic.com
Website: www.jonscrivens.com
Review of Sherlock Holmes by Jon at theatrehopper.com
Myspace page: www.myspace.com/zombie_soundtrack

Darryl Cunningham – Website: www.darryl-cunningham.blogspot.com
Super Sam and John-of-the-Night: interview and archive at forbiddenplanet.co.uk
The Streets of San Diablo: http://act-i-vate.com/75.comic

Recommended events:

Drawn Out and Painted Pink, an exhibition of cartoons by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton

Throughout February 2010 The Drill Hall will be hosting and housing Drawn Out & Painted Pink, a cartoon exhibition by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton documenting LGBT history from the 1970s to now.

“Like the best foreign correspondents (only funnier) their cartoons and comic strips have painted a devastatingly accurate self-portrait of LGBT life in the UK… They’ve got us bang to rights in the ways we were, the ways we are and the ways we could be. These are social documents of the highest order.”
Ellen Galford

The Drill Hall, Bloomsbury, West End, London WC1E 7EX

Panel Borders: Comic Sushi and Public Servants

February 12, 2010 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Comic Sushi and Public Servants

Originally broadcast 11/02/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Excerpts from Depressed Cat by Lizz Lunney and Tozo by David O Connell

Excerpts from Depressed Cat by Lizz Lunney and Tozo by David O Connell

Continuing this month’s look at webcomics, Dickon Harris speaks to a couple of creators of very different online strips at the Movies Comics and Manga expo in London’s Docklands. Liz Lunney creates a variety of humourous and cute animal strips under the anthology title ‘Online Comic Sushi’ which she has also printed in collections such as ‘Bears in your Face / The Man with Tetris on his Chin’ and ‘I Love Dinosaurs and they Love Me’ which led to her inclusion in the American Indie publisher Top Shelf’s collection of online comics, Top Shelf 2.0.
David O’Connell also makes family friendly comics in the form of his ongoing web strip ‘Tozo: The Public Servant’, a European ‘Clear line’ style comic reminiscent of Hergé, which tells the tale of a police inspector on the island city of Nova Venezia, who has been ordered to investigate the murder of Luco Lello, an employee of the Financial Exchange. His investigations include the mysterious but troublesome Spider Empire and the Ombra Society, led by the sinister Lady Magdalene, who travel by airship and Tozo is always accompanied by his sidekick, the mecha-golem ‘Klikker’!

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: Lizz Lunney – Website: www.lizzlizz.com
Blog: lizzlizz.blogspot.com
Pages at Top Shelf 2.0
Interview at threadless.com

David O’Connell – Website: http://www.tozocomic.com
Livejournal page: tozocomic.livejournal.com
Read Tozo: The Public Servant from the first page
Interview with David conducted by Garen Ewing
Listen to previews interviews about Clair Ligne comics conducted by Alex Fitch and Dickon Harris

Recommended events:

Alternative Press Fair

It’s going to be a completely FREE event celebrating all things self-published and DIY.
Comics and Zines, Radical Literature, Poetry, Printmaking, Book Arts and even a bit of DIY Fashion will come together in this carnival of modern cottage industry!
There will be a huge variety of things to see and do, including collaborative drawing and live screen printing where you can make your own poster of the day.
In the evening there will be a party to celebrate the first birthday of the Alternative Press Fair with an open mic night for all comers to try, also featuring poetry, spoken word and music. So come along and help us blow out the candles!

I’ts all happening at; St Aloysius Social Club, 20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA
Nearest tube Euston
13th February, Noon-Midnight…

More info: http://comicsandzines.wordpress.com

Spend Valentine’s Day with We are Words + Pictures

14th February, at Notting Hill Arts Club
Two very special events brought to you by WAW+P.

3-7pm: Drop In + Draw.
Live art and workshops featuring Jamie McKelvie, Adam Cadwell and Tom Humberstone

Illustrators, writers and animators of all ages come together for an afternoon day of comic book art and fun. Featuring group-draw sessions, comic-themed activities and one-on-one tutorials, Drop In + Draw is open to artists of all abilities. You’ll be joined by Jamie McKelvie (X-Men: Divided We Stand, Suburban Glamour), Adam Cadwell (The Everyday) and Eagle Award-Winner Tom Humberstone (How To Date A Girl in 10 Days, My Fellow Americans), who’ll be on hand for sketches, advice and tips. So even if you can’t tell Batman from Manbat, or don’t know which end of a brush pen to hold, come on down and we’ll get you making comics.

Entry – £1 per person to cover materials.

7.30-late: Modern Romance.
A night of pop and music compered by Robin Ince. Featuring House of Starnge, Dogtanion and Judas Zero

A night of sunshine pop and four-color mayhem, Notting Hill Arts Club will be filled with comic art and live illustration while the bands play on. Compered by very special guest Robin Ince (The Office, Mock The Week, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Radio 4 regular), the acts include confetti-wielding electro-pop heroes House of Strange, Dogtanion – whose single ‘Heavy Talk’ was one of Drowned in Sound’s ‘Singles of 2009′ – and intergalactic folk hero Judas Zero.

Once the bands have finished the We Are Words + Pictures DJs will play into the night, bringing the likes of M.I.A., Lady Gaga, The Flaming Lips and Los Campesinos! to the dancefloor.

Entry – £5 per person (£4 concessions)

Please note: these events are adults only. Sorry.
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ

More info at http://wearewordsandpictures.com
(more…)

Today’s show: Comic Sushi and Public Servants

February 11, 2010

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – Comic Sushi and Public Servants

Excerpts from Depressed Cat by Lizz Lunney and Tozo by David O Connell

Excerpts from Depressed Cat by Lizz Lunney and Tozo by David O Connell

Continuing this month’s look at webcomics, Dickon Harris speaks to a couple of creators of very different online strips at the Movies Comics and Manga expo in London’s Docklands. Liz Lunney creates a variety of humourous and cute animal strips under the anthology title ‘Online Comic Sushi’ which she has also printed in collections such as ‘Bears in your Face / The Man with Tetris on his Chin’ and ‘I Love Dinosaurs and they Love Me’ which led to her inclusion in the American Indie publisher Top Shelf’s collection of online comics, Top Shelf 2.0.
David O’Connell also makes family friendly comics in the form of his ongoing web strip ‘Tozo: The Public Servant’, a European ‘Clear line’ style comic reminiscent of Hergé, which tells the tale of a police inspector on the island city of Nova Venezia, who has been ordered to investigate the murder of Luco Lello, an employee of the Financial Exchange. His investigations include the mysterious but troublesome Spider Empire and the Ombra Society, led by the sinister Lady Magdalene, who travel by airship and Tozo is always accompanied by his sidekick, the mecha-golem ‘Klikker’!

5pm 11/02/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Lizz Lunney – Website: www.lizzlizz.com
Blog: lizzlizz.blogspot.com
Pages at Top Shelf 2.0
Interview at threadless.com

David O’Connell – Website: http://www.tozocomic.com
Livejournal page: tozocomic.livejournal.com
Read Tozo: The Public Servant from the first page
Interview with David conducted by Garen Ewing
Listen to previews interviews about Clair Ligne comics conducted by Alex Fitch and Dickon Harris

Recommended events:

Alternative Press Fair

It’s going to be a completely FREE event celebrating all things self-published and DIY.
Comics and Zines, Radical Literature, Poetry, Printmaking, Book Arts and even a bit of DIY Fashion will come together in this carnival of modern cottage industry!
There will be a huge variety of things to see and do, including collaborative drawing and live screen printing where you can make your own poster of the day.
In the evening there will be a party to celebrate the first birthday of the Alternative Press Fair with an open mic night for all comers to try, also featuring poetry, spoken word and music. So come along and help us blow out the candles!

I’ts all happening at; St Aloysius Social Club, 20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA
Nearest tube Euston

More info: http://comicsandzines.wordpress.com

Spend Valentine’s Day with We are Words + Pictures

14th February, at Notting Hill Arts Club
Two very special events brought to you by WAW+P.

3-7pm: Drop In + Draw.
Live art and workshops featuring Jamie McKelvie, Adam Cadwell and Tom Humberstone

Illustrators, writers and animators of all ages come together for an afternoon day of comic book art and fun. Featuring group-draw sessions, comic-themed activities and one-on-one tutorials, Drop In + Draw is open to artists of all abilities. You’ll be joined by Jamie McKelvie (X-Men: Divided We Stand, Suburban Glamour), Adam Cadwell (The Everyday) and Eagle Award-Winner Tom Humberstone (How To Date A Girl in 10 Days, My Fellow Americans), who’ll be on hand for sketches, advice and tips. So even if you can’t tell Batman from Manbat, or don’t know which end of a brush pen to hold, come on down and we’ll get you making comics.

Entry – £1 per person to cover materials.

7.30-late: Modern Romance.
A night of pop and music compered by Robin Ince. Featuring House of Starnge, Dogtanion and Judas Zero

A night of sunshine pop and four-color mayhem, Notting Hill Arts Club will be filled with comic art and live illustration while the bands play on. Compered by very special guest Robin Ince (The Office, Mock The Week, Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Radio 4 regular), the acts include confetti-wielding electro-pop heroes House of Strange, Dogtanion – whose single ‘Heavy Talk’ was one of Drowned in Sound’s ‘Singles of 2009′ – and intergalactic folk hero Judas Zero.

Once the bands have finished the We Are Words + Pictures DJs will play into the night, bringing the likes of M.I.A., Lady Gaga, The Flaming Lips and Los Campesinos! to the dancefloor.

Entry – £5 per person (£4 concessions)

Please note: these events are adults only. Sorry.
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ

More info at http://wearewordsandpictures.com
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Panel Borders: Transmission X

February 4, 2010 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Transmission X

Originally broadcast 04/02/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Various Transmission X webcomics by Ramón Pérez, Karl Kershl and Cameron Stewart

Various Transmission X webcomics by Ramón Pérez, Karl Kershl and Cameron Stewart

Starting web comics month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to three members of the Canadian webcomics collective ‘Transmission X’ in an interview recorded during last year’s Comica festival after their signing at Orbital Comics. Cameron Stewart is best known for his work on Grant Morrison’s Seaguy and Batman and Robin, but has also been responsible for a online crime comic called Sin Titulo which between its first instalment in 2007 and its 89th page last autumn won the 2009 Joe Shuster Award for Best Webcomic. Also on the Transmission X site are a collection of other terrific strips in a variety of genres including Kukuburi and Butter Nut Squash by the prolific Ramón Pérez and The Abominable Charles Christopher by Karl Kershl. While they were on the London leg of their European tour, Alex caught up with Cameron, Ramón and Karl and talked about working in a variety of genres on the web, how this contrasts with their superhero comics for more famous publishers and the experience of updating web comics on a regular basis.

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: Transmission X homepage
Transmission X youtube channel

Cameron StewartSin Titulo webcomic
Cameron’s blog

Ramón PérezKukuburi and Butter Nut Squash webcomics
Ramón’s blog

Karl KershlThe Abominable Charles Christopher and North Sea Epoch webcomics
Karl’s blog

Recommended events:

Arthur Ransom Exhibition at Orbital comics

14 January- 14 February

Orbital Comics is pleased to present British comics legend, Arthur Ranson’s, premiere exhibition, showing art spanning throughout his prolific career from 2000AD and beyond and depictions of beloved characters such as Judge Anderson, PSI and Button Man…
8 Gt Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA
More info: www.orbitalcomics.com

Drawn Out and Painted Pink, an exhibition of cartoons by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton

Throughout February 2010 The Drill Hall will be hosting and housing Drawn Out & Painted Pink, a cartoon exhibition by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton documenting LGBT history from the 1970s to now.

“Like the best foreign correspondents (only funnier) their cartoons and comic strips have painted a devastatingly accurate self-portrait of LGBT life in the UK… They’ve got us bang to rights in the ways we were, the ways we are and the ways we could be. These are social documents of the highest order.”
Ellen Galford

The Drill Hall, Bloomsbury, West End, London WC1E 7EX

Today’s show: Transmission X

February 4, 2010

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – Transmission X

Various Transmission X webcomics by Ramón Pérez, Karl Kershl and Cameron Stewart

Various Transmission X webcomics by Ramón Pérez, Karl Kershl and Cameron Stewart

Starting web comics month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to three members of the Canadian webcomics collective ‘Transmission X’ in an interview recorded during last year’s Comica festival after their signing at Orbital Comics. Cameron Stewart is best known for his work on Grant Morrison’s Seaguy and Batman and Robin, but has also been responsible for a online crime comic called Sin Titulo which between its first instalment in 2007 and its 89th page last autumn won the 2009 Joe Shuster Award for Best Webcomic. Also on the Transmission X site are a collection of other terrific strips in a variety of genres including Kukuburi and Butter Nut Squash by the prolific Ramón Pérez and The Abominable Charles Christopher by Karl Kershl. While they were on the London leg of their European tour, Alex caught up with Cameron, Ramón and Karl and talked about working in a variety of genres on the web, how this contrasts with their superhero comics for more famous publishers and the experience of updating web comics on a regular basis.

5pm 04/02/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Transmission X homepage
Transmission X‘ youtube channel

Cameron StewartSin Titulo webcomic
Cameron’s blog

Ramón PérezKukuburi and Butter Nut Squash webcomics
Ramón’s blog

Karl KershlThe Abominable Charles Christopher and North Sea Epoch webcomics
Karl’s blog

Recommended events:

Arthur Ransom Exhibition at Orbital comics

14 January- 14 February

Orbital Comics is pleased to present British comics legend, Arthur Ranson’s, premiere exhibition, showing art spanning throughout his prolific career from 2000AD and beyond and depictions of beloved characters such as Judge Anderson, PSI and Button Man…
8 Gt Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA
More info: www.orbitalcomics.com

Drawn Out and Painted Pink, an exhibition of cartoons by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton

Throughout February 2010 The Drill Hall will be hosting and housing Drawn Out & Painted Pink, a cartoon exhibition by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton documenting LGBT history from the 1970s to now.

“Like the best foreign correspondents (only funnier) their cartoons and comic strips have painted a devastatingly accurate self-portrait of LGBT life in the UK… They’ve got us bang to rights in the ways we were, the ways we are and the ways we could be. These are social documents of the highest order.”
Ellen Galford

The Drill Hall, Bloomsbury, West End, London WC1E 7EX

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