Today’s show: The work of Art Spiegelman
November 27, 2008
In this week’s episode of Strip!, guest presenter Grant Rogers talks to Pulitzer prize winning author Art Spiegelman about his seminal work Maus and the 30th anniversary republication of Breakdowns, his sophomoric collection of underground strips which has now been reprinted in hardback format with a new 30 page autobiographical comic book called Portrait of the artist as a young %@?*!… The interview was recorded and edited by Alex Fitch.
(With thanks to Penguin books, the ICA and Paul Gravett for arranging this interview).
Resonance 104.4 FM, Thursday 27/11/08 5pm, repeated 11.30pm Sunday 30/11/08…
Links: Read excerpts from Portrait of the artist as a young %@?*!… at Virginia Quarterly Review website
Wikipedia pages on Art Spiegelman and Maus
Read excerpts from In the shadow of no Towers at www.randomhouse.com
Comics / Sci-Fi news:
BADGER AT THE GREENWICH PICTURE HOUSE
Artwork from Howard Hardiman’s delightful small press comic Badger goes on display from Monday1st of December at the Picture House Cinema in Greenwich for a month.
01/12/08 – 01/01/09, Greenwich Picture House, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN, London
More info at www.picturehouses.co.uk
and www.cutebutsad.co.uk by the time the exhibtion goes up!
Howard will be a guest on next week’s Strip! on Resonance FM…
DAVID LLOYD AT THE NEW END GALLERY, HAMPSTEAD
Kickback – an exhibtion of the sequential art of David Lloyd, including work from Night Raven, Kickback and V for Vendetta is the latest show at The New End Gallery in Hampstead following their current exhibition of Pink Floyd cover artist Storm Thorgerson. All the pages on display will be for sale…
Tues- Sun 04/12/08 – 23/12/08, New end gallery, 27 Carnegie House, Hampstead, London NW3 1JE
More info at www.newendgallery.com by the time the exhbition goes up (honestly, does no-one update their websites?)!
SUNDAY SHOCK THERAPY
SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER, Vibe Live, 2-6pm, FREE: To celebrate the publication of the winter issue of Electric Sheep we’ll be screening a double bill of outrageous Icelandic horror movies, the comic book-style vampire comedy Frostbite (2006) and the classic 50s monster movie Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959). For all those desperate to find eccentric, bizarre, funny, enchanting, beautiful and non-mass-produced Christmas presents, we’ll also have an alternative mini-Christmas market with a film books and DVDs stall from Cinéphilia, London Underground Comics, Where It’s At Is Where You Are records, Sophistikitten retro lingerie, and cakes!
The first 20 people in get a free copy of the new issue of Electric Sheep! You will also have the possibility of winning a year’s subscription to the magazine!