Today’s shows: Tom Humberstone talks to Adrian Tomine / The short films of Jeff Keen
February 12, 2009
— Indie Comics month
Today on Resonance FM:
Strip: The work of Adrian Tomine
Continuing Indie comics month on Strip!: Eagle Award winning writer and artist Tom Humberstone will be talking to American comic book creator Adrian Tomine who writes and draws the comic book Optic Nerve, originally self published and now serialised by Drawn and Quarterly. Collections of short stories from the comic, entitled Summer Blonde and Sleepwalk, have just been published in the UK by Faber and Faber.
Adrian is also the editor of a series of collections of the work of underground manga creator Yoshihiro Tatsumi including Abandon the old in Tokyo and The Push Man and other stories. Tom and Adrian talk about working in comics, Adrian’s artistic influences and interests, his graphic novel Shortcomings and his involvement in bringing Tatsumi’s work to the attention of a new generation in the West.
5pm 12/02/09, repeated 11.30pm 15/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com
Links: Adrian’s website
Buy Adrian’s books from Drawn and Quarterly, Faber and Faber and Forbidden Planet International
Article on Summer Blonde in Time Magazine
Listen to Alex Fitch and Tom Humberstone chat about David Lynch, Dark City and Tom’s comics
I’m ready for my close-up: The strange short films of Jeff Keen
For one night only (unless we inveigle them into doing more), the team of Resonance’s long missed Sunday night show Midnight Sex Talk are reunited on air for a special episode of I’m ready for my close-up…
Alex Fitch talks to Tania Glyde and Kim Morgan about the films of experimental film maker Jeff Keen, whose work is about to be showcased in 4 programmes at the BFI Southbank over the next couple of weeks and in a definitive DVD box set. Keen’s work ranges from comic book inspired free-for-alls featuring cameos by The Flash, The Spirit and Mickey Mouse, to vaguely erotic scenes of debauchery in squats, and apocalyptic visions in ancient quarries.
Tania, Kim and Alex look at the variety of images and found footage in Keen’s work and try to answer the inevitable question: “What does it all mean?”…
10.30pm 12/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast 18/02/09 at http://www.electricsheepmagazine.wordpress.com
Links: More info on the BFI’s Jeff Keen season and DVD box set
Listen to Kim’s previous film reviews
Tania’s blog and info about her book Cleaning up, how I gave up drinking and lived
Alex’s early radio appearances on episodes of Midnight Sex Talk concerning “Movies”, “Censorship”, “Death” and “Psychos”!
Visit the archive of Tania and Kim’s previous shows at www.midnightsextalk.com
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