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: Euro Noir – Igort and Jordi Bernet

June 4, 2020

Pages from Torpedo and Jonah Hex by Jordi Bernet / Stills from the film adaptation of 5 is the Perfect Number by Igort and page from the original graphic novel

Euro Noir: In this month’s show, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of veteren European artists who specialise in comics influenced by Film Noir. Alex chats to Igort about directing the film adaptation of of his classic graphic novel 5 is the Perfect Number, and how it differs from and homages the original comic. Also, in a Q and A translated by Miguel A. Domínguez, Jordi Bernet dicusses drawing the 1930s gangster saga Torpedo and American Western drama Jonah Hex. Recorded at the Institut Français, London and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Originally broadcast 3rd June 2020 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

This week’s show: Euro Noir

June 1, 2020

On Wednesday, June 3rd 2020 at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Euro Noir – Igort and Jordi Bernet

Pages from Torpedo and Jonah Hex by Jordi Bernet / Stills from the film adaptation of 5 is the Perfect Number by Igort and page from the original graphic novel

In this month’s show, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of veteren European artists who specialise in comics influenced by Film Noir. Alex chats to Igort about directing the film adaptation of of his classic graphic novel 5 is the Perfect Number, and how it differs from and homages the original comic. Also, in a Q and A translated by Miguel A. Domínguez, Jordi Bernet dicusses his drawing process on the 1930s gangster saga Torpedo and American Western drama Jonah Hex. Recorded at the Institut Français, London and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

5.30pm Wednesday June 3rd 2020, repeated 2.30am Friday 5th June, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Info about the screening of 5 is the Perfect Number at the Institut Français, as part of the Made in Italy festival
Info about the Q and A with Bernet at LICAF (more…)

Architecture Culture: Visions of the Past and Future

May 21, 2020

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Images from BinToGather project by Erect Architecture / Drawing of Tradescant tomb / Painting of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens / examples of Closer Than We Think by Arthur Radeburgh

Images from BinToGather project by Erect Architecture / Drawing of Tradescant tomb / Painting of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens / examples of Closer Than We Think by Arthur Radeburgh

Visions of the Past and Future: In the monthly show about culture and the built environment, architect Susanne Tutsch (Erect Architecture) discusses green and inclusive designs influenced by the work of John Tradescant and the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, and using the language of comics to communicate designs for a communal recycling project in a lecture recorded at the University of Brighton.
Also, Alex Fitch talks to documentary film-maker Brett Ryan Bonowicz about his film on the work of cartoonist Arthur Radebaugh who designed visions of the future in his 1950s newspaper strip Closer Than We Think, which influenced visual futurists such as Syd Mead, recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON 18. (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Visions of the Past and Future

May 19, 2020

On Wednesday May 20th at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Architecture Culture: Visions of the Past and Future

Images from BinToGather project by Erect Architecture / Drawing of Tradescant tomb / Painting of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens / examples of Closer Than We Think by Arthur Radeburgh

Images from BinToGather project by Erect Architecture / Drawing of Tradescant tomb / Painting of Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens / examples of Closer Than We Think by Arthur Radeburgh

In the monthly show about culture and the built environment, architect Susanne Tutsch (Erect Architecture) discusses green and inclusive designs influenced by the work of John Tradescant and the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, and using the language of comics to communicate designs for a communal recycling project in a lecture recorded at the University of Brighton.

Also, Alex Fitch talks to documentary film-maker Brett Ryan Bonowicz about his film on the work of cartoonist Arthur Radebaugh who designed visions of the future in his 1950s newspaper strip Closer Than We Think, which influenced visual futurists such as Syd Mead, recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON 18. (more…)

Audio Dramatics: Companion Chronicles – Louise Jameson and Carole Ann Ford

May 8, 2020

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Covers of ATA Girl + Doctor Who audio drams featuring Louise Jameson / Doctor Who and Susan's War featuring Carole Ann Ford

Covers of ATA Girl + Doctor Who audio drams featuring Louise Jameson / Doctor Who and Susan’s War featuring Carole Ann Ford

An hour-long seasonal podcast series in which Alex Fitch talks to actors and creators of audio dramas broadcast on radio or released on CD/mp3.

Groundbreaking Podcasts: In this episode, a look at the return of classic Doctor Who companions in new audio dramas on radio and download, Alex Fitch chats to actresses Carole Ann Ford and Louise Jameson. Jameson talks about reprising the role of Tom Baker’s companion Leela, and appearing in audio dramas Survivors, The Omega Factor and WII saga ATA Girl, which she also writes for and co-created. Ford discusses playing the Doctor’s granddaughter in stories that range from monologues to full cast adventures, which revive the William Hartnell era of the programme, and also depict an adult version of the character taking part in The Time War alongside Paul McGann. Originally broadcast 8th May 2020 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Panel Borders: Epic Crowdfunding – Jim Starlin and Ahmed Alameen

May 8, 2020

Cover and interior art from The Epics of Enkidu and Dreadstar Returns

Cover and interior art from The Epics of Enkidu and Dreadstar Returns

Epic Crowdfunding: In this month’s show, two international graphic novelists discuss their crowdfunding campaigns for sequels to epic narratives. Ahmed Alameen talks about his comic The Epics of Enkidu, a sequel to the Mesopotamian legend of Gilgamesh reimaged with an autistic hero and set in the modern day, and creating motion comic Team Genesis. Also, veteran creator Jim Starlin explores The Return of Dreadstar, a new graphic novel follow-up to his classic 1980s comic; Jim also discusses working on The Death of Captain Marvel and titles featuring his beioved character Thanos.

Originally broadcast 6th May 2020 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Companion Chronicles

May 7, 2020

On Friday, May 8th 2020 at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Clear Spot: Companion Chronicles

Covers of ATA Girl + Doctor Who audio drams featuring Louise Jameson / Doctor Who and Susan's War featuring Carole Ann Ford

Covers of ATA Girl + Doctor Who audio drams featuring Louise Jameson / Doctor Who and Susan’s War featuring Carole Ann Ford

In an hour long look at the return of classic Doctor Who companions in new audio dramas on radio and download, Alex Fitch chats to actresses Carole Ann Ford and Louise Jameson. Jameson talks about reprising the role of Tom Baker’s companion Leela, and appearing in audio dramas Survivors, The Omega Factor and WII saga ATA Girl, which she also writes for and co-created. Ford discusses playing the Doctor’s granddaughter in stories that range from monologues to full cast adventures, which revive the William Hartnell era of the programme, and also depict an adult version of the character taking part in The Time War alongside Paul McGann.

8pm Friday 8th May 2020, repeat 10am Monday 11th May, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Epic Crowdfunding

May 5, 2020

On Wednesday, May 6th 2020 at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Epic Crowdfunding – Jim Starlin and Ahmed Alameen

Cover and interior art from The Epics of Enkidu and Dreadstar Returns

Cover and interior art from The Epics of Enkidu and Dreadstar Returns

In this month’s show, two international graphic novelists discuss their crowdfunding campaigns for sequels to epic narratives. Ahmed Alameen talks about his comic The Epics of Enkidu, a sequel to the Mesopotamian legend of Gilgamesh reimaged with an autistic hero and set in the modern day, and creating motion comic Team Genesis. Also, veteran creator Jim Starlin explores The Return of Dreadstar, a new graphic novel follow-up to his classic 1980s comic; Jim also discusses working on The Death of Captain Marvel and titles featuring his beioved character Thanos.

5.30pm Wednesday May 6th 2020, repeated 2.30am Friday 8th May, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Architecture Culture: Charles Dickens and EcoCities

April 16, 2020

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Poster of and image included in Childhood in Dickensian London exhibition / Cover and interior art from smartcities, resilient landscapes + ecowarriors by C.J. Lim and Ed Liu, C.J. Lim lecturing at University of Brighton

Poster of and image included in Childhood in Dickensian London exhibition / Cover and interior art from smartcities, resilient landscapes + ecowarriors by C.J. Lim and Ed Liu, C.J. Lim lecturing at University of Brighton

Charles Dickens and EcoCities: Alex Fitch talks to architects, curators and practitioners who promote architecture in wider culture. This month: exhibition designer Rebecca Simpson discusses the creation of ‘Childhood in Dickensian London’ at Senate House Library, the process of chosing images for display and collaborating with curators.
Also, architect C.J. Lim talks about his visual explorations of EcoCities and other futuristic concerns in a variety of illustrated books
, which incorporate comic strips, diagrams and models, including such titles as smartcities, resilient landscapes + ecowarriors, and his Realms of Impossibility trilogy. (more…)

This week’s show: Charles Dickens and EcoCities

April 13, 2020

On Wednesday April 15th at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Architecture Culture: Charles Dickens and EcoCities

Poster of and image included in Childhood in Dickensian London exhibition / Cover and interior art from smartcities, resilient landscapes + ecowarriors by C.J. Lim and Ed Liu, C.J. Lim lecturing at University of Brighton

Poster of and image included in Childhood in Dickensian London exhibition / Cover and interior art from smartcities, resilient landscapes + ecowarriors by C.J. Lim and Ed Liu, C.J. Lim lecturing at University of Brighton

Alex Fitch talks to architects, curators and practitioners who promote architecture in wider culture. This month: exhibition designer Rebecca Simpson discusses the creation of ‘Childhood in Dickensian London’ at Senate House Library, the process of chosing images for display and collaborating with curators.
Also, architect C.J. Lim talks about his visual explorations of EcoCities and other futuristic concerns in a variety of illustrated books
, which incorporate comic strips, diagrams and models, including such titles as smartcities, resilient landscapes + ecowarriors, and his Realms of Impossibility trilogy.

5.30pm, Wednesday 15th April 2020, repeat broadcast 2.30am Friday 17th April, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com (more…)

Today’s show: Pop Culture – Alice, Honor and 2000AD

April 10, 2020

Today at 8pm on Resonance FM, Electric Sheep Film Show: Pop Culture

Poster for Alice in Wonderland at the British Library, publicity still for The Avengers with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman, poster for Future Shock

Poster for Alice in Wonderland at the British Library, publicity still for The Avengers with Patrick MacNee and Honor Blackman, poster for Future Shock

In a repeat of the December 2015 episode of the Electric Sheep Film Show, ESM editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch explore film and pop culture.
To commemorate the recent passing of a great British actress, in an interview recorded at the London Film Museum, Alex talks to legendary British actress Honor Blackman about Goldfinger, Doctor Who and the cult 1960s TV series The Avengers, plus producer Sean Hogan discusses Future Shock: The Story of 2000AD, a documentary that charts the development of the seminal British comic.
Also, Virginie chats to curator Helen Melody about the 2015 Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the British Library, and the varying adapations of Alice on screen over the years.

8pm Friday 10th April, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast (more…)

Panel Borders: Myriad Authors – Hannah Eaton and Sabba Khan

April 2, 2020

Hannah Eaton and Sabba Khan present their work

Hannah Eaton and Sabba Khan present their work at Cartoon County / LDComics

Myriad Authors: In this month’s show, two female artists discuss their forthcoming graphic novels about exclusion and inclusion, inspired by history and untold family traumas. In a Q and A hosted by Alex Fitch and recorded at Cartoon County, Hannah Eaton discusses the folk horror and factual influences on her forthcoming graphic novel Blackwood, and in a presentation recorded at an LDComics event at the Cartoon Museum, Sabba Khan relates how her culture, family history and background as an architect are combined in her forthcoming book Pluralism. Both creators were shortlisted for the First Graphic Novel Competition run by Myriad Editions, and will see their books published by the company over the next year.

Partially broadcast 1st April 2020 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

This week’s show: Myriad Authors – Hannah Eaton and Sabba Khan

March 30, 2020

On Wednesday, April 1st at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Myriad Authors – Hannah Eaton and Sabba Khan

Hannah Eaton and Sabba Khan present their work

Hannah Eaton and Sabba Khan present their work at Cartoon County / LDComics

In this month’s show, two female artists discuss their forthcoming graphic novels about exclusion and inclusion, inspired by history and untold family traumas. In a Q and A hosted by Alex Fitch and recorded at Cartoon County, Hannah Eaton discusses the folk horror and factual influences on her forthcoming graphic novel Blackwood, and in a presentation recorded at an LDComics event at the Cartoon Museum, Sabba Khan relates how her culture, family history and background as an architect are combined in her forthcoming book Pluralism. Both creators were shortlisted for the First Graphic Novel Competition run by Myriad Editions, and will see their books published by the company over the next year.

5.30pm Wednesday Aptil 1st 2020, repeated 2.30am Friday 3rd April, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Architecture Culture: Vivariums and Architecture on Film

March 20, 2020

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Posters for Little Joe and Vivarium / Mark Kermode photo by Adam Prosser

Posters for Little Joe and Vivarium / Mark Kermode photo by Adam Prosser

Vivariums and Architecture on Film:
In this episode of Resonance’s monthly show on how Architecture and the built environment is represented in Culture, we explore examples of architecture on film. Alex Fitch talks to director Jessica Hausner about her psychological thriller Little Joe, which explores the effects of a genetically modified plant designed to alter people’s emotions, plus her movies about uncanny locations such as Hotel, Lourdes and Amour Fou. Alex also chats to Lorcan Finnegan about his film Vivarium that depicts the fortunes of a couple trapped in a maze of identical suburban houses, after a young couple get lured in by a creepy estate agent.

Plus, Mark Kermode discusses depictions of Architecture in such films as Blade Runner and The Shining in a lecture recorded at the University of Brighton. (more…)

This week’s show: Vivariums and Architecture on Film

March 16, 2020

On Wednesday March 18th at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Architecture Culture: Vivariums

Posters for Little Joe and Vivarium / Mark Kermode photo by Adam Prosser

Posters for Little Joe and Vivarium / Mark Kermode photo by Adam Prosser

In this episode of Resonance’s monthly show on how Architecture and the built environment is represented in Culture, we explore examples of architecture on film. Alex Fitch talks to director Jessica Hausner about her psychological thriller Little Joe which explores the effects of a genetically modified plant designed to alter people’s emotions, and to Lorcan Finnegan about his film Vivarium that depicts the fortunes of a couple trapped in a maze of identical suburban houses.

Also, Mark Kermode discusses depictions of Architecture in such films as Blade Runner and The Shining in a lecture recorded at the University of Brighton.

Little Joe is currently screening in UK cinemas, Vivarium is released on VOD on March 27th via such platforms as Curzon Home Cinema and BFI Player.

5.30pm, Wednesday 18th March 2020, repeat broadcast 2.30am Friday 20th March, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Broadcasting Comics

March 4, 2020

Comics and presentation by Jude Cowan Montague at LDComics / Posters advertising Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures / comic version of Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy drawn by Steve Leialoha

Comics and presentation by Jude Cowan Montague at LDComics / Posters advertising Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures / comic version of Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy drawn by Steve Leialoha

Broadcasting Comics: In this month’s show, Alex Fitch investigates the connections between radio and comics. Artist and broadcaster Jude Cowan Montague talks about her forthcoming comics and illustrated poetry shortly to be published, in a Q and A recorded at LDComics at The Cartoon Museum. Montague discusses her graphic novel ‘Love on the Isle of Dogs’ about her husband’s mental illness, and explores how her work on this project relates to her role as a radio presenter. Also, actor Geoff McGivern discusses taking on the role of Dan Dare‘s companion Digby in audio adaptations of the classic Eagle comic strips produced by B7 Media and Big Finish Productions, as well as his experiences playing Ford Prefect in The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on BBC Radio.

Partially broadcast 4th March 2020 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Next week’s show: Broadcasting Comics

February 28, 2020

On Wednesday, March 4th at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Broadcasting Comics

Comics and presentation by Jude Cowan Montague at LDComics / Posters advertising Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures / comic version of Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy drawn by Steve Leialoha

Comics and presentation by Jude Cowan Montague at LDComics / Posters advertising Dan Dare: The Audio Adventures / comic version of Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy drawn by Steve Leialoha

In this month’s show, Alex Fitch investigates the connections between radio and comics. Artist and broadcaster Jude Cowan Montague talks about her forthcoming comics and illustrated poetry shortly to be published, in a Q and A recorded at LDComics at The Cartoon Museum. Montague discusses her graphic novel ‘Love on the Isle of Dogs’ about her husband’s mental illness, and explores how her work on this project relates to her role as a radio presenter. Also, actor Geoff McGivern discusses taking on the role of Dan Dare‘s companion Digby in audio adaptations of the classic Eagle comic strips produced by B7 Media and Big Finish Productions, as well as his experiences playing Ford Prefect in The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on BBC Radio.

5.30pm Wednesday March 4th 2020, repeated 2.30am Friday 6th March, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Architecture Culture: Double Vision

February 20, 2020

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Sill and poster from Impossible Monsters / double page spread from Square Eyes

Sill and poster from Impossible Monsters / double page spread from Square Eyes

Double Vision: In this episode of Resonance’s monthly show on how Architecture and the built environment is represented in Culture, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of two works of fiction involving double vision. Graphic Novelists Anna Mill and Luke Jones discuss their book Square Eyes which depicts a dystopian future where the inhabitants of a city wear augmented reality glasses to see a more idealised version of their environment. Also, director Nathan Catucci explores the uncanny New York landscape of his thriller Impossible Monsters as a psychology professor’s research into sleep disorders leads to deadly results. Interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton and Cine Excess 13, Birmingham City University.

Square Eyes is available now from Jonathan Cape; Impossible Monsters is currently sceeening in US cinemas, with its UK Vimeo / VOD release on March 3rd. (more…)

Next week’s show: Double Vision

February 14, 2020

On Wednesday February 19th at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Architecture Culture: Double Vision

Sill and poster from Impossible Monsters / double page spread from Square Eyes

Sill and poster from Impossible Monsters / double page spread from Square Eyes

In this episode of Resonance’s monthly show on how Architecture and the built environment is represented in Culture, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of two works of fiction involving double vision. Graphic Novelists Anna Mill and Luke Jones discuss their book Square Eyes which depicts a dystopian future where the inhabitants of a city wear augmented reality glasses to see a more idealised version of their environment. Also, director Nathan Catucci explores the uncanny New York landscape of his thriller Impossible Monsters as a psychology professor’s research into sleep disorders leads to deadly results. Interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton and Cine Excess 13, Birmingham City University.

Square Eyes is available now from Jonathan Cape; Impossible Monsters is currently sceeening in US cinemas, with its UK Vimeo / VOD release on March 3rd.

5.30pm, Wednesday 19th February 2020, repeat broadcast 2.30am Friday 21st February, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com (more…)

Panel Borders: For the Love of Comics

February 8, 2020

Covers of Justice Society, All Star Squadron, Conan comics written by Roy Thomas / excerpt from Robin Ince's Bad Book Club, covers of Murmurs of Doubt and Billionaires graphic novels

Covers of Justice Society, All Star Squadron, Conan comics written by Roy Thomas / excerpt from Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club, covers of Murmurs of Doubt and Billionaires graphic novels

For the Love of Comics: In this month’s show, Alex Fitch talks to veteran comics writer and editor Roy Thomas, and to stand-up comedian Robin Ince about their love of the comic book medium. Thomas discusses his time as a comics historian, editor and writer on such titles as All Star Squadron and Conan the Barbarian, and working in the Marvel Bullpen with Stan Lee in an interview recorded at Portsmouth Comic Con. Ince talks about his formative experiences reading such titles as House of Hammer and 2000AD, contributing to such anthologies as Dodgem Logic and Save Our Souls, and his ongoing support for Resonance FM.

Plus: info about comics and genre entertainment items in the Resonance fundraising auction, which started on 7th February…

Partially broadcast 5th February 2020 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)