Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Tonight’s show: The work of Osamu Tezuka

September 18, 2008

Clear Spot: The work of Osamu Tezuka
8pm 18/09/08 Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at

Alex Fitch talks to manga expert Helen McCarthy in front of an audience of comic book readers at Streatham Library about the work of manga and animé pioneer Osamu Tezuka who is the subject of a season now on at The Barbican. Alex and Helen look at Tezuka’s manga work from New Treasure Island to MW and also Tezuka’s career in animé from early experimental shorts to the big budget adaptation of his classic manga comic Metropolis.

The show is available to download now, to give more people a chance to hear my conversation with Helen before the Tezuka season opens at The Barbican tonight. Part one (manga) / part two (animé)

Links: Info on Movies into Manga: Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican
wikipedia page on Osamu Tezuka
Review of Tezuka’s Black Jack volume one by Joe McCulloch
Info about Helen’s panel on Tezuka at The Bristol Comics expo earlier this year (under “2pm Ramada Suite”)
Buy Helen’s books from
Info on Osamu Tezuka titles on DVD at
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Helen McCarthy and The Streatham Library Graphic Novels readers group part one / part two

Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican

Movies into Manga: Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican

Starting 18th September, there’s a week long season of Osamu Tezuka adaptations at The Barbican, curated by Helen McCarthy and features screenings of Astro Boy, Kimba the white lion and many of his experimental short films…

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