Today’s show: The art of Marc Caro
April 1, 2010
— Comics and film
Today on Resonance FM:
Strip! – The art of Marc Caro
In the first of a month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch talks to director Marc Caro about his experiences in both media, how working in bande dessinée led to animation, how animation led to live action film. Marc talks about his work appearing in Metal Hurlant with Enki Bilal and Moebius and how the work of Spiegelman and Satrapi made the form more respectable. Also, Alex and Marc talk about his work designing the comic book adaptation Blueberry, how his colleagues Jean Pierre Jeunet and Pitof fared in America making Alien Resurrection and Catwoman respectively and what it was like making his first film –Dante 01 – without his famous Delicatessen collaborator. The interview was recorded after a screening of The City of Lost Children at Sci-Fi London.
5pm 01/04/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…
Links: Wikipedia and IMDb pages on Marc Caro
Buy Marc’s books from www.amazon.fr
French illustration and comics blog – Doury is dead
Listen to Alex’s panel discussion with Marc and four other directors about low budget SF filmmaking at Sci-Fi London
Another pioneer of dark SF comic art, John Hicklenton, sadly passed away last week and Alex, along with everyone at Electric Sheep and Resonance FM would like to pass on their condolences to his friends and family. John’s death is a huge loss to the world of comics and Alex personally regrets not having interviewed John about his work before he died, however Pat Mills will be appearing on a future episode of the show to talk about John’s art and career.
In the meantime you can read a moving elegy to John’s life by Pat on the Forbidden Planet International blog.
More info on the FPI blog, the Multiple Sclerosis Trust website and Steve Holland’s Bear Alley blog.
You can buy the film Here’s Johnny, about the artist’s life and work here…