Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Tomorrow’s show: Summer Festivals

June 20, 2017

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Summer Festivals

Posters for Beatriz at Dinner / Okja / Marjorie Prime

Posters for Beatriz at Dinner / Okja / Marjorie Prime

The monthly show about cult film and world cinema. Electric Sheep assistant editor Alex Fitch interviews a trio of independent film directors whose latest movies have premiered at recent festivals. At the London Sundance Film Festival, Alex talks to Miguel Arteta about his film Beatriz at Dinner, a drama about class conflict and environmentalism featuring John Lithgow and Salma Hayek, and to Michael Almereyda about his elegiac science-fiction movie Marjorie Prime adapted from the play of the same name and starring Lois Smith and Tim Robbins.

Plus: with translation by Jason Yu, Korean director Bong Joon-Ho discusses his latest film Okja, which proved controversial when screened at Cannes, and features Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal in an uproarious tale of GM food. Alex and Bong also discuss Jon Ronson’s involvement in the film, the theme of man vs. nature running through his filmography including The Host and Snowpiercer plus Netflix’s funding of the movie. Featuring classic tracks by The Mamas and the Papas, Regina Spektor, James Taylor and Jimmy Cliff.

5.30pm Wednesday 21st June, repeated 6am Sunday 25th June 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Today’s show: Independent genre comics

June 7, 2017

Today at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Independent genre comics

Comics by Simon Birks and Kevin Gunstone

Comics by Simon Birks and Kevin Gunstone

The monthly show about comics and graphic novels. This month, in a pair of interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Hove, Alex Fitch talks to a trio of independent comic creators who work in genre storytelling. Kevin Gunstone discusses writing sci-fi and horror comics such as Planet of Daemons, DIS: The Satan Machine, and Future Primitive for a variety of different publishers including Markosia and Amigo Comics.

Also, the co-founders of Sussex based Blue Fox comics – writer Simon Birks and creative director Marielle Birks – introduce their range of titles including Sinners, Hexes and a new gender swapped version of Robin Hood called Robyn.

5.30pm Wednesday 7th June, repeated 6am Sunday 11th June 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Dangerous Consumption

June 4, 2017

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Posters for The Girl with all the Gifts / The Boy on the Bridge / Flora / Cast and crew of Flora talk to Alex Fitch at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Chris Harvey

Posters for The Girl with all the Gifts / The Boy on the Bridge / Flora / Cast and crew of Flora talk to Alex Fitch at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Chris Harvey

Dangerous Consumption: The monthly show about cult film and world cinema. This month we’re looking at poisonous plants and post apocalyptic cannibalism, with two ‘revenge of nature’ film Q and As recorded at the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival. Electric Sheep assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to director Sasha Louis Vukovic, actors Teresa Marie Doran and William Aaron, Cinematographer Eric Irvin, and editor Erica Gulliver about their Canadian period Sci-Fi drama Flora, which depicts an expedition by 1920s botanists into uncharted territory…
Also, guest presenter and host of the Arthur C Clarke Awards, Tom Hunter discusses the film adaptation of acclaimed British zombie drama The Girl with all the Gifts and its print prequel The Boy on the Bridge with author Mike Carey. Featuring classic tracks by Nora Jones, The Beach Boys and C.W. Stoneking. Originally broadcast 16th May 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Panel Borders: Leah Moore – Electricomics

June 4, 2017

Electricomics title menu / excerpt from Sway by Leah Moore, John Reppion and Nicola Scott

Electricomics title menu / excerpt from Sway by Leah Moore, John Reppion and Nicola Scott

Leah Moore – Electricomics: Alex Fitch talks to Leah Moore about her Electricomics app for iPads which offers a new way of reading and distributing online comics to readers and a new platform for creators. Alex and Leah discuss the various titles available to read on the app, including Sway by herself, John Reppion and Nicola Scott, Big Nemo by Alan Moore and Colleen Dora, and how the project came about as part of a multimedia project envisioned by her father. Originally broadcast 30th December 2016 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at wwww.archive.org

Links: Leah Moore and John Reppion’s website
Electricomics website
Alex Fitch’s previous interviews with Alan Moore and Leah Moore
Download the Electicomics app from the iTunes app store

Tomorrow’s show: Dangerous Consumption

May 16, 2017

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Dangerous Consumption

Posters for The Girl with all the Gifts / The Boy on the Bridge / Flora / Cast and crew of Flora talk to Alex Fitch at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Chris Harvey

Posters for The Girl with all the Gifts / The Boy on the Bridge / Flora / Cast and crew of Flora talk to Alex Fitch at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Chris Harvey

The monthly show about cult film and world cinema. This month we’re looking at poisonous plants and post apocalyptic cannibalism, with two ‘revenge of nature’ film Q and As recorded at the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival. Electric Sheep assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to director Sasha Louis Vukovic, actors Teresa Marie Doran and William Aaron, Cinematographer Eric Irvin, and editor Erica Gulliver about their Canadian period Sci-Fi drama Flora, which depicts an expedition by 1920s botanists into uncharted territory…
Also, guest presenter and host of the Arthur C Clarke Awards, Tom Hunter discusses the film adaptation of acclaimed British zombie drama The Girl with all the Gifts and its print prequel The Boy on the Bridge with author Mike Carey. Featuring classic tracks by Nora Jones, The Beach Boys and C.W. Stoneking.

5.30pm Wednesday 16th May, repeated 6am Sunday 21st May 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Theatrical Comics

May 10, 2017

Cover and Interior art from Cher Ami by Ivan Petrus / Interior art from City of Glass by David Mazzucchelli / Photo of Lyric, Hammersmith

Cover and Interior art from Cher Ami by Ivan Petrus / Interior art from City of Glass by David Mazzucchelli / Photo of Lyric, Hammersmith

Theatrical Comics: At the Oxford Comic Con, Alex talks to graphic novelist Ivan Petrus Adriaenssens about the differences between the collected edition and touring production of Cher Ami, a collection of wordless comics about animals in The Great War, with music by Yuko.

Also, Alex interviews director Leo Warner about the theatre production of City of Glass, based on both the novel by Paul Auster and the graphic novel adaptation by David Mazzucchelli and Paul Karasik, which uses virtual realty, video projection and stage magic to recreate the metaphysical noir story on stage. Partially broadcast 2nd May 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at wwww.archive.org

Links: Info about the stage production of City of Glass
Cher Ami website
Listen to Alex’s 2012 interview with Ivan Petrus about The Neuport Gathering

Tomorrow’s show: Theatrical Comics

May 2, 2017

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Theatrical Comics

Cover of Cher Ami by Ivan Petrus and others / Cover of Deadpool Omnibus by Joe Kelly / Photo of The Lyric, Hammersmith

Cover of Cher Ami by Ivan Petrus and others / Cover of Deadpool Omnibus by Joe Kelly / Photo of The Lyric, Hammersmith

The monthly show about comics and graphic novels. In an episode looking at the performance and screening of work based on comics, Alex Fitch talks to a writer, an artist and a director about staging productions of sequential art.

At the Oxford Comic Con, Alex talks to graphic novelist Ivan Petrus Adriaenssens about the differences between the collected edition and touring production of Cher Ami, a collection of wordless comics about animals in The Great War, with music by Yuko, and on stage at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, comic book scribe Joe Kelly discusses writing Deadpool and spotting which elements of the character he contributed to appeared in the 2016 film adaptation.

Also, Alex interviews director Leo Warner about the theatre production of City of Glass, based on both the novel by Paul Auster and the graphic novel adaptation by David Mazzucchelli and Paul Karasik, which uses virtual realty, video projection and stage magic to recreate the metaphysical noir story on stage.

5.30pm Wednesday 3rd May, repeated 6am Sunday 7th May 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Independent Cinema

April 27, 2017

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Posters for Mad to be Normal / The White King / The Eyes of My Mother

Posters for Mad to be Normal / The White King / The Eyes of My Mother

Independent Cinema: The monthly show about world cinema and cult titles. In this episode we’re looking at the work of four independent filmmakers whose work celebrates eclectic personalities and mixes genres to beguiling effect. Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to husband and wife directing team Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht about their dystopian debut film The White King starring Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn, and to Nicolas Pesce about the influences on his monochrome thriller The Eyes of my Mother, from Béla Tarr to Tobe Hooper.

Also, in a Q&A recorded at Chichester Cinema, Film Festival programmer Roger Gibson interviews Robert Mullen about his exploration of R.D. Laing’s anti-establishment psychiatric facility Kingsley Hall in Mad to be Normal. With music by Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Puddles Pity Party, The Ramones and The Zombies. Originally broadcast 19th April 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Independent Filmmakers

April 18, 2017

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Independent Filmmakers

Posters for Mad to be Normal / The White King / The Eyes of My Mother

Posters for Mad to be Normal / The White King / The Eyes of My Mother

The monthly show about world cinema and cult titles. In this episode we’re looking at the work of four independent filmmakers whose work celebrates eclectic personalities and mixes genres to beguiling effect. Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to husband and wife directing team Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht about their dystopian debut film The White King starring Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn, and to Nicolas Pesce about the influences on his monochrome thriller The Eyes of my Mother, from Béla Tarr to Tobe Hooper.

Also, in a Q&A recorded at Chichester Cinema, Film Festival programmer Roger Gibson interviews Robert Mullen about his exploration of R.D. Laing’s anti-establishment psychiatric facility Kingsley Hall in Mad to be Normal. With music by Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Puddles Pity Party, The Ramones and The Zombies.

5.30pm Wednesday 19th April, repeated 6am Sunday 23rd April 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com
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Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Women in Horror

April 17, 2017

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Deranged DVD cover / Diabolique magazine Summer 2017 / Boston Underground film festival poster

Deranged DVD cover / Diabolique magazine Summer 2017 / Boston Underground film festival poster

Women in Horror: The monthly show about world cinema and cult titles. Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Sélavy talks to Nicole McControversy, director of the Boston Underground Film Festival, to Kat Ellinger, editor in chief of horror magazine Diabolique, and to Brazilian-born actress and producer Marcia do Vales about her latest film Deranged. Plus tunes by gutsy ladies, including Tina Turner and Prentice Moreland. Originally broadcast 15th March 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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

Links: Boston Underground Film Festival website
Diabolique magazine website
Buy Deranged on DVD from Amazon UK

Panel Borders: Seeking Opportunities

April 17, 2017

Covers and interior art from The Opportunity, An Inspector Calls and Romeo and Juliet by Will Volley

Covers and interior art from The Opportunity, An Inspector Calls and Romeo and Juliet by Will Volley

Seeking Opportunities: Alex Fitch talks to graphic novelist Will Volley about The Opportunity, his ‘film noir’ style exploration of the lives of door to door salesmen, published by Myriad Editions. Alex and Will also discuss the latter’s art for adaptations of classic literature including An Inspector Calls and Romeo and Juliet, recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton. Partially broadcast 14th June 2016 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at wwww.archive.org

Links: Info about The Opportunity on Myriad Editions’ website
Buy Will Volley’s books from Amazon UK

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Obscure films and conspiracies

April 12, 2017

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Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy at Resonance FM / still from Girl Divers at Spook Mansion / poster for The Creeping Garden

Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy at Resonance FM / still from Girl Divers at Spook Mansion / poster for The Creeping Garden

Obscure films and conspiracies: The monthly show about world cinema and cult titles. Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy look at how to track down obscure films, their links with conspiracy theories and talk to Jasper Sharp about the examples of cult Japanese Cinema he will be exploring at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, such as Girl Divers at Spook Mansion, as well as his own documentary film The Creeping Garden. Featuring classic tracks by She Trinity, Baby Washington, Bobby Angelo, Elvis Presley and The Velvets…
Originally broadcast: 16th February 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Panel Borders: George Hardie – Before and After

April 5, 2017

Wish you were here sticker / Mr Feed em menu / The Same Difference print / Word Salad album / Varoom! art by George Hardie

Wish you were here sticker / Mr Feed em menu / The Same Difference print / Word Salad album / Varoom! art by George Hardie

George Hardie – Before and After: Coinciding with a career retrospective at University of Brighton Gallery, Alex Fitch talks to George Hardie about the influence of comics on his illustrations and design work for clients such as Pink Floyd. Alex and George discuss the appearance of characters such as Tintin and Popeye in the latter’s work and how ‘before and after’ images use the language of sequential art to add surrealism to everyday objects. Originally broadcast 5th April 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

The exhibition “George Hardie: 50 Odd Years” is on display at University of Brighton gallery, Grand Parade, Brighton until Friday April 7th.

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at wwww.archive.org

Links: Mad Robot Comics website
Skate or Die! kickstarter page (ends March 9th 2017)

Tomorrow’s show: Collecting Souls and Brighton Rock

April 4, 2017

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Collecting Souls and Brighton Rock

Comic style art by George Hardie / Cover of Collecting Sticks by Joe Decie / Interior art from Adamtine by Hannah Berry

Comic style art by George Hardie / Cover of Collecting Sticks by Joe Decie / Interior art from Adamtine by Hannah Berry

The monthly show about comics and graphic novels. Celebrating the output of three artists associated with the City of Brighton and Hove, Alex Fitch talks to graphic novelists Joe Decie and Hannah Berry, and graphic designer George Hardie about their work. Coinciding with a career retrospective at University of Brighton Gallery, George Hardie discusses the influences of comics and sequential art on his illustrations and design work for clients such as Pink Floyd; at a conference on the Gothic at Manchester Metropolitan University, Hannah Berry talks about Adamtine which depicts travellers on an evocative haunted train, and at Cartoon County, Brighton, Joe Decie talks about his first full length graphic novel Collecting Sticks, published by Jonathan Cape.

5.30pm Wednesday 5th April, repeated 6am Sunday 9th April 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Reality Check: Interactive Literature and Rural Horror

March 27, 2017 1 Comment

The Kraken Wakes website / The Eyes of My Mother poster

The Kraken Wakes website / The Eyes of My Mother poster

Interactive Literature and Rural Horror
Alex Fitch talks to director Nicholas Pesce about his monochrome rural horror film The Eyes of My Mother and Guy Gadney discusses the forthcoming interactive game of John Wyndham’s The Kraken Wakes.

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other episodes you can download, please visit the home of this episode at www.sci-fi-london.com

Links: More info about The Eyes of My Mother at www.parkcircus.com
The Kraken Wakes website

Panel Borders: Mad Robot Comics

February 28, 2017

Covers of Last Exit to Brighton and Madhouse by Matt Hardy and Edward Bentley / variant cover for Cadavers by Warwick Johnson Cadwell / Interior art from Skate or Die by Ed Bentley

Covers of Last Exit to Brighton and Madhouse by Matt Hardy and Edward Bentley / variant cover for Cadavers by Warwick Johnson Cadwell / Interior art from Skate or Die by Ed Bentley

Mad Robot Comics: The monthly show about comics and graphic novels. At Cartoon County, Brighton, Alex Fitch explores the Madhouse and Cadavers comics with creators Matt Hardy and Edward Bentley, published by their Worthing based imprint Mad Robot Comics. The creators also discuss their serialised graphic novel Last Exit to Brighton, sold in 50p instalments, and Ed’s latest kickstarter project, Skate or Die!
Partially broadcast 1st February 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at wwww.archive.org

Links: Mad Robot Comics website
Skate or Die! kickstarter page (ends March 9th 2017)

Tomorrow’s show: 40 years of 2000AD

February 28, 2017

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders: 40 years of 2000AD

D Israeli, Phil Winslade, Mike Collins, Alex Fitch, Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton at Birmingham Comics Festival 2016 (Photos by Nik Vincent-Abnett) / ABC Warriors by Clint Langley and Pat Mills

D’Israeli, Phil Winslade, Mike Collins, Alex Fitch, Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton at Birmingham Comics Festival 2016 (Photos by Nik Vincent-Abnett) / ABC Warriors by Clint Langley and Pat Mills


The monthly show about comics and graphic novels; To celebrate the 40th anniversary of 2000AD, “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic”, Alex Fitch talks to half a dozen of the writers and artists who have worked on the British periodical in recent years. At the Birmingham Comic Festival 2016, Alex talks to D’Israeli, Phil Winslade, Mike Collins, Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton about collaborating together, and at Cartoon County, Brighton, artist Clint Langley talks about his process in creating intricate artwork for strips such as Slaine and ABC Warriors.

5.30pm Wednesday 1st March, repeated 6am Sunday 5th March 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Comics on Film

February 27, 2017

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Tourbillon poster/ panels from The Seinfeld Matrix / Elsie Harris, Picture Palace

Tourbillon poster/ panels from The Seinfeld Matrix / Elsie Harris, Picture Palace

Comics on Film: The monthly show about world cinema and cult titles. Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to actress Jessica Martin about her comic book tributes to Hollywood starlets and graphic novel Elsie Harris, Picture Palace about the Golden age of Cinema, and to artist Paul O’Connell about remixing images from The Matrix and other films to create satirical fumetti strips.
Also, in a Q and A recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, Alex talks to Alex talks to director Gene Ivery, and composer Gustavo Izquierdo of immortality drama Tourbillon. Featuring classic tracks by Nick Lowe, The Traits and Jenny Rock…
Originally broadcast: 18th January 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Obscure films and Conspiracies

February 14, 2017

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Obscure films and Conspiracies

Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy at Resonance FM / still from Girl Divers at Spook Mansion / poster for The Creeping Garden

Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy at Resonance FM / still from Girl Divers at Spook Mansion / poster for The Creeping Garden

The monthly show about cult and world cinema. This month Alex Fitch and Virginie Selavy look at how to track down obscure films and their links with conspiracy theories; Jasper Sharp discusses the examples of cult Japanese Cinema he will be exploring at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, such as Girl Divers at Spook Mansion, as well as his own documentary film The Creeping Garden, and Alex investigates items in the Resonance fundraising auction including comics by Alan Moore and a limited edition Muppet Wicker Man print. Featuring classic tracks by She Trinity, Baby Washington, Bobby Angelo, Elvis Presley and The Velvets…

5.30pm Wednesday 15th February, repeated 6am Sunday 19th February 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com
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Today’s show: Medical Emergencies

February 1, 2017

Today at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Medical Emergencies

Surgeon X creators - Devlin, Kenney, Beger, Roberts at Gosh! / Madhouse cover by Bentley / Cadavers 2 cover by WJC

Surgeon X creators – Devlin, Kenney, Beger, Roberts at Gosh! / Madhouse cover by Bentley / Cadavers 2 cover by WJC

The monthly show about comics and graphic novels; Alex Fitch talks to two teams of creators who use knowledge of medical emergencies to inform sci-fi and fantasy titles. At Cartoon County, Brighton, Alex explores the Madhouse and Cadavers comics with creators Matt Hardy and Edward Bentley, published by their Worthing based imprint Mad Robot Comics.
Also, in a panel discussion recorded at Gosh! Comics, editor Karen Berger, writer Sara Kenney, colourist James Devlin and medical advisor Dr. Adam Roberts (UCL) discuss their speculative thriller Surgeon X.

5.30pm Wednesday 1st February, repeated 6am Sunday 5th February 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)