Today’s show: The DFC and the future of kids’ comic
May 29, 2008
Alex Fitch presents a special report on the new kids’ comic The DFC published by Harper Collins / David Fickling Books, including David Fickling, Nick Abadzis and Philip Pullman’s speeches about the comic, recorded at the launch party for the periodical. Alex also interviews Philip Pullman about writing the lead story in The DFC and how this is a natural successor to his episodic narratives for children in His Dark Materials and elsewhere. Alex also talks to Philip’s illustrator on the strip, John Aggs, to John’s mother Patrice who is also producing a strip for the comic with her son called The Boss and to Jim Medway who is creating a comedy strip in The DFC called New at the Zoo.
Philip Pullman’s website
David Fickling’s website
Nick Abadzis’ website
John Aggs’ website
Etchings and books by Patrice Aggs
Jim Medway’s blog
“No Barcodes” – 10am – 6pm, 31st May, Camden Lock Market. London Underground Comics presents a one day small press comics festival in which 50 indie comic book creators will be selling their self published comics at 8 tables in Camden Market in London, including some of the best up and coming and established artists and writers: Ilya, Sean Azzopardi, Oliver Lambden, Oli Smith and recent Eagle Award winner Tom Humberstone (Vented Spleen).
More info at: www.londonundergroundcomics.com, where writer / artist David Baillie has a selection of written interviews with some of the exhibitors.
On now at The Railway Tavern, Station Rise, Tulse Hill, occasional Strip! contributor (and Bryan Talbot’s Cherubs illustrator) Mark Stafford is exhibiting Pandemonium Carnivale; A series of unfortunate paintings…