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Today’s show: Small Press Sci-Fi and Fantasy

July 9, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Small Press Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Panel from Untranslated by David Lander

Panel from Untranslated by David Lander

Continuing Sci-Fi comics month on the show, we have a couple of interviews recorded at comic book conventions with small press creators who are working in the SF and Fantasy genres. In an interview
recorded at this year’s Bristol Comics Expo, Dickon Harris talks to comic book creator and musician Dave Lander who contributes to the anthology comic Decadence which in the last couple of instalments has been heavily SF themed and influenced by the style of Moebius and other contributors to the classic French anthology Métal Hurlant. Also, as Dave produced a CD soundtrack to go with recent issues, the show includes extracts from a couple of tracks.
Plus: Alex Fitch talks to Rob Jackson about his fantasy comics Random Journeys and Bog Wizards which combine unreliable narrators, humour and magical landscapes, in an interview recorded at “Schmurgencon” in a pub in the East End after the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing.
5pm 09/07/09, repeated 11.30pm 12/07/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcast online tonight…

Links: David’s myspace Decadence and music pages
Rob’s blog, website and page at
Wikipedia pages on Métal Hurlant, Mobius and Bristol Comics Expo
Web and Mini Comix Thing website
Review of “Schmurgencon” at fabtoons’ blog

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Related news:

The London Japanese Art Festival
is on the weekend of the 11th / 12th of July at Richmond Adult Community College and includes:
Manga and Anime Art Exhibition, craft and sales tables from Manga shops, toys and dolls and all sorts of Japanese art and culture related goods.
Talks by Helen McCarthy and Paul Gravett
Martial Arts
Kimono dressing (kitsuke) and kimono fashion show
Cosplay Masquerade and presentations
Manga drawing workshops
J-Pop Party
Set photo shoots and roving photographers
Origami and other paper art
Koto music
Japanese Dancing
Taiko Drumming
Japanese food and drink, including Pocky, obento and sake, as well as the open cafe area
Three Yatai – Takoyaki, Okonomi-yaki, Yakisoba, Donbri


The Japanese Art Festival is proud to announce that the event will be hosting the premiere of the Studio Ghibli anime Ocean Waves. Studio Ghibli is better known as the Oscar-winning animation studio who brought us Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.

Never before released in the UK, Ocean Waves centres around the life of Taku, an average high school student. But soon his quiet life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful exchange student from Tokyo. By the end of term Taku will have learnt a valuable lesson in love and friendship.

The Ocean Waves screening is courtesy of Optimum Releasing.

More info at

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  1. Journalista - the news weblog of The Comics Journal » Blog Archive » July 17, 2009: Becoming a bummer reblogged this and added:

    […] Who comics creators Leah Moore, John Reppion and Richard Morris (31.5MB), and a look at small-press sci-fi and fantasy […]

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