Panel Borders: Adapting the classics – Klimowski and Schejbal
May 21, 2009
— Adaptation and Inspiration
Adapting the classics – Klimowski and Schejbal
Edited broadcast 21/05/09 as the first half of an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM
Continuing adaptation and inspiration month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to the illustrators of some recent literary adaptations in comic book format. Self Made Hero is a relatively new publishing company who have made a name for themselves with their range of Manga Shakespeare adaptations and are now doing European style graphic novels of literary classics. Alex talks to Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal, their illustrators and adaptors of The Master and Margarita and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org
Links: Publisher – www.selfmadehero.com
Andrzej’s website / Danusia’s website
Andrzej’s pages at www.polishposter.com and The Royal College of Art
Theatre design by Danusia: A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Andrzej
Read extracts fromThe Master and Margaritaat www.guardian.co.uk
Review of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on the FPI blog
Review of The Master and Margarita from The New Statesman
Comics / sci-fi news:
Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…
More info at www.bryan-talbot.com
The MCM Expo is on this weekend at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands and features guests from film, TV and comics including Warren Ellis, Tony Curtis, Linda Hamilton and many more.
More info at www.londonexpo.com
If you’re in South London:
Charley’s War and Manga Shakespeare at Streatham Library
Pat Mills and Ilya will be talking about their work at Streatham Library as part of Lambeth Readers and Writers festival. Pat will be discussing Charley’s War, Slaine, ABC Warriors, Marshall Law, Judge Dredd, Nemesis The Warlock and many other strips and Ilya will be talking about his roots in the small press, editing the Mammoth Best New Manga anthologies and adapting King Lear into Manga format…
7.30pm Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Road, SW16 1PL. Saturday 23rd May 2009
More info at: www.lambeth.gov.uk
If you’re in North London:
ARGH! The Ups & Downs of Life as a Comic Book Creator – I was Spider-Man’s Editor
Saturday 23rd May 2009 8.00PM
Stories told in pictures have been around for a long time .. from prehistoric cave drawings through the Bayeaux Tapestry, illustrator and editor, Tim Quinn takes you on a highly nostalgic trip down memory lane to meet some of the great and not-so-great comic characters of the last 150 years.
Tim also takes you behind-the-scenes from his days working for The Beano, Sparky, Bunty, Playhour, Jack & Jill, Buster, The Topper, the Daily Mirror’s Jane and Garth and America’s finest Marvel Comics. He will guide you through the creation of a brand new comic book charcter and reveal his own secret identity as Supreme Speedster, Jet Lagg.
The audience is invited to attend wearing capes and masks. Suitable for boys (of all ages and sexes). Ages 9+
Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, North Finchley, London N12 0GA
More info at www.artsdepot.co.uk
100 Years of Korean Manwha is now on at the Korean Cultural Centre
Manhwa celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2009. This popular art form holds a long and cherished history that began with the first publication of Doyoung Lee’s political cartoons in “Daehanminbo.”, a print newspaper was founded on June 2, 1909, and manhwa was born along with it. Following its birth, manhwa had to endure Korea’s tumultuous history under Japanese colonial rule. Manhwa survived the time periods of national liberation, the dark years of the Korean War, and through the dismal military dictatorship. The 80’s and 90’s of the 20th century marked the renaissance of manhwa. Manhwa published during these bygone eras help us reflect on our nation’s past.
1 May – 24 June 2009. 13 Strand, London WC2N 5BW. Tel. 020 7004 2600
More info at londonkoreanlinks.net