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Today’s show – Apostolos Doxiadis’ Logicomix

December 3, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – Apostolos Doxiadis’ Logicomix

Panels from Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis et al.

Panels from Logicomix by Apostolos Doxiadis et al.

The first of this month’s series of shows looking at links between “education and comic books”. Alex Fitch talks to to author Apostolos Doxiadis about the graphic novel Logicomix- An epic search for truth which he co-wrote with computer scientist Christos Papadimitriou from the University of California, in Berkeley. The graphic novel centres around the life of Bertrand Russell and explores the history of mathematics in the 20th century, intertwined with the story of the authors grappling with the project’s creation. Alex and Apostolos are looking at the interesting structure of the graphic novel and how this relates to its subject matter as well as the nature of modern biographical comic books.

5pm 03/12/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Offical Logicomix website
Apostolos’ website
youtube video about the making of Logicomix
Reviews of the book in The Guardian and the New York Times

Related events: Christmas (comic) markets

As it’s December there are a myriad of opportunities to buy the work of small press comics in different locations. At Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street from the 3rd to the 6th of December the East End arts club will be running a Christmas fair called Take the biscuit, featuring art by comic book creators such as Daniel Locke and a variety of low fi street artists – more info at eastendartsclub.co.uk

Also in the east end and also from the 3rd to the 6th of December there’s the Guest Projects Christmas Market at Yinka Shonibare’s Space, 1 Andrews Road, London, E8 4QL featuring zines such as Impulsive Random platform – see www.guestprojects.com for details.

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