Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons on Panel Borders
March 8, 2009
— Classic Heroes month
Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and his other collaborators
If you’ve just watched the Watchmen in the cinema and would like to hear interviews with the creators, here’s a list of my interviews with Alan Moore and various artists who have illustrated his scripts including Dave Gibbons and David Lloyd…
… talks about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the highs (Kev O’Neill) and lows (Rob Liefeld) of collaborating with comic book artists, his notions of magic and ideaspace and just what giant bald men in nappies had to do with American paranoia in 1950s movies! (Originally broadcast Jan 25th 2007 on Resonance FM)
… talks about magic, Swamp Thing, movies and saving the comics industry.
(Originally broadcast 7pm, Jan 30th 2007 on Resonance FM)
… talks about animation, history and DNA….
(Originally broadcast 7.30pm, Jan 30th 2007 on Resonance FM)
… talks about his epic graphic novel Lost Girls, from its beginnings – serialised in the horror anthology Taboo – to its final printing 16 years later as a beautiful three volume slipcased hardback published by Top Shelf.
(Originally broadcast 5pm, Feb 14th 2008 on Resonance FM)
… talks about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier and depictions of procreation in Swamp Thing and Miracleman.
(Originally broadcast 5.30pm, Feb 14th 2008 on Resonance FM)
… talks 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..
(Originally broadcast Oct 23rd 2008 on Resonance FM)
Alan Moore and Pat Mills talk about their favourite cartoonist, the late Ken Reid who drew Roger the Dodger in the 1950s Beano and a variety of underrated strips in children’s comics such as Wham! and Whoopee! including the creepy classics Faceache and Frankie Stein, up to the 1980s…..
(Originally broadcast Jan 29th 2009 on Resonance FM)
Dave Gibbons talks about his career so far, working on more personal projects such as The Originals and his thoughts on the current Hollywood adaptation of Watchmen…
(Originally broadcast at 5pm, June 10th 2008 on Resonance FM)
Read an abridged transcript of the interview in Wheel Me Out magazine
David Lloyd talks about working on V for Vendetta and about the challenges of illustrating graphic novels such as The Horrorist and Kickback….
(Originally broadcast at 5.30pm, June 10th 2008 on Resonance FM)
Alan Davis and Paul Cornell talk about writing and in Alan’s case, also drawing Captain Britain, a character whose appearance in comics in the early 1980s by Alans Davis and Moore gave the strip a lasting appeal that endures to the current day. Paul Cornell talks about his recent revamp of the character in the new comic Captain Britain and MI:13 which sees the Captain get a 21st Century make-over while encountering such nefarious characters as Count Dracula and Gordon Brown!
(Originally broadcast March 5th 2009 on Resonance FM)