Panel Borders: British Strip Heroes – Garth, Wallace and Gromit
March 24, 2011
— Newspaper comics
British Strip Heroes – Garth, Wallace and Gromit
Partially broadcast 24th March 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM
Continuing this month’s theme of shows about newspaper comics, Alex Fitch talks to a couple of creators working on newspaper strips featuring popular British science-fiction characters. Richy K Chandler is a member of a writing team penning new adventures of Wallace and Gromit for The Sun newspaper, including this week’s story ‘Paper Hound’ and talks about his interest in humour strips and writing licensed characters. Writer / artist Huw J Davies was approached by The Daily Mirror in 2007 to update their classic adventure strip Garth for the 21st Century and he talks about his problems in achieving this goal and how it lead to a reimagining of the character in his graphic novel Freeman.
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: Buy Wallace and Gromit strips online at http://gb.zinio.com
Richy K Chandler’s website www.tempolush.com
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Richy about his small press work
Info about Huw’s art master classes at The London Film Museum
Info about Freeman at www.markosia.com
Download Freeman from www.graphicly.com
Articles about Garth at scifipulse.net
Wikipedia pages on Wallace and Gromit and Garth
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