Today’s show: ‘From Hell’ and Psycho Geography
October 23, 2008
Strip!: ‘From Hell’ and Psycho Geography*
Continuing Eddie Campbell month on Resonance FM… Alex Fitch talks to writer and magician Alan Moore about collaborating with Eddie Campbell on his masterpiece From Hell and the two comic book adaptations of his performances Snakes and Ladders and The Birth Caul. Alex and Alan talk about the experience of documenting Whitechapel in the past and present and Alan’s growing interest in psychogeography in London and beyond.
(With thanks to Dutch underground filmmaker Theo Lismith** for use of his kitchen to do the recording in…)
*Alex is aware that psychogeography is all one word but as From Hell is all about Geography and the exploits of a Psychopath…
**This is a bad joke that Oli Smith is aware of…
5pm 23/10/08, repeated 11.30pm 26/10/08 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com
Links: Wikipedia pages on From Hell, Snakes and Ladders / The Birth Caul, Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell and psychogeography
Buy From Hell from www.topshelfcomix.com (U.S) or Knockabout comics (U.K.), who also stock ‘A disease of language’ which reprints Snakes and Ladders and The Birth Caul
Eddie Campbell’s blog
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Comics / Sci-Fi news:
Paul Gravett, the author of the NEO award-winning book Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics, invites you to discover secrets behind their most dazzling creators and characters. How can you read manga to enjoy them at their fullest? What gives these stories such power? What’s a good manga in English to start with? Whether you are new to the subject or a serious otaku, this is a fascinating multi-media presentation for everyone to enjoy.
All ticket-holders will receive a 20% discount on Gravett & Stanbury books purchased from the book table.
Thursday, 23rd October 2008, 7pm to 9.30pm
There will be an interval with light refreshments. St Albans Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwin Gardens, London, EC1N 7AB Tube: Chancery Lane.
Tickets and more info available at www.paulgravett.com
London Movie Comic Media Expo
At the London Excel centre on the 25th & 26th October, the worlds of comics, film, games and TV collide as the MCM expo hits London, featuring appearances and panels by the stars of Heroes, Merlin, and Battlestar Galactica plus lumiaries from some of the best comic books and graphic novels currently available such as Charlie Higson, Kev Walker, Ben Templesmith, Oliver Lambden and Laurence Powell.
Tickets and more info available at www.londonexpo.com
Handmade and Bound
Handmade & Bound is an independent fair with affordable, handmade artists’ books, comics and zines. An ideal place to meet and buy the work of cutting edge small press creators such as Marc Ellerby, Sean Duffield and Jimi Gherkin…
Saturday 8 November 2008, St Aloysius Social Club, Phoenix Road, London NW1 (nearest tube Euston). 12-6pm. Free entry.
Evening entertainment 8pm-12am: DJs and bands, including The Slim Reaper and Her Magic Powers.
More info at www.handmadeandbound.com
Also: At Harrods, Knightsbridge, Rich Johnston has curated an exhibtion of original comic book art by industry luminaries such as Sean Phillips and Raymond Briggs, open from now until the end of October…
More info at and at Sean’s blog.