Panel Borders: The Atom Style part 1 – Woodrow Phoenix and Garen Ewing
August 20, 2009
— Children's comics
The Atom Style part 1
Originally broadcast 06/08/09 as part of the 8pm Clear Spot on Resonance 104.4 FM
The first of two special episodes of Panel Borders looking at the history and practice of ‘The Atom Style’, which is currently the focus of an exhibtion at The Atomium in Brussels. Alex Fitch talks to artists Woodrow Phoenix and Garen Ewing about their work, exemplified in their recent graphic novels Rumble Strip and The Rainbow Orchid volume one, respectively. (part 1 of 2)
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 / Listen to the companion episode in which Alex talks to Paul Gravett, curator of The Atom Style exhibtion at The Atomium
Links: Read an extract from Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix in Creative Review
Rainbow Orchid pages at garenewing.co.uk
Info about the Atom Style exhibition at brusselscomics.com
Article on the Atom Style at www.paulgravett.com
Wikipedia pages on Paul Gravett, Woodrow Phoenix and Garen Ewing
This year’s Observer / Jonathan Cape and Manga Jiman competions are now on:
The Embassy of Japan’s annual manga-writing competition, open to anyone 14 years of age or over.
The Observer / Jonathan Cape / Comica Graphic Short Story Prize 2009
Are you an aspiring graphic novelist? Do you have an original story to tell? Win £1,000 and have your story printed in The Observer.
also: Comica/Ctrl.Alt.Shift: Comic Design Competition
Win the chance to create a unique comic in collaboration with musician and writer Lightspeed Champion. More info…
Deadline for all three competitions: September 25, 2009
and: Karen Rubins at the V & A
Manga artist Karen Rubins is the comic book artist in residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London and on the 21st of August, you’re welcome to visit her in her studio in The Sackler Centre, watch her create work, browse some books and take part in a comics jam session!
The Sackler Centre,
Victoria and Albert museum,
(closest entrance: Exhibtion Road, off the South Kensington museums ‘tunnel’)
London SW7 2RL
Download the flyer here…
plus: Laydeez do Comics ….
Is a graphic novel reading group or forum with a focus on comic works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday.
The group is run by illustrator Nicola Streeten and artist Sarah Lightman. As well as selecting favourite works to base discussion on, artists, academics and fans will be invited to speak. A platform for people to test new works and ideas or works in progress is included.
The Sewing Room / The Rag Factory / 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
6.30-8.30pm, Monday 24th August / Kim L. Pace, artist and curator of ‘Cult Fiction: Art and Comics’ who will be discussing her work and the book ‘New York Diary’ by Julie Doucet…
More info here…