Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Today’s show: Social realism and magical realism in comics

March 31, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Social realism and magical realism in comics

Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray, Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt, Locas by Jaime Hernandez

Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray, Corto Maltese by Hugo Pratt, Locas by Jaime Hernandez

Concluding this month’s theme of shows about newspaper comics, Alex Fitch introduces a talk recorded at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in which Ian Rakoff discusses social realism and magical realism in the newspaper strip Little Orphan Annie and the international comic books Corto Maltese and Love and Rockets and how the three sagas are related.

5pm, Thursday 31/03/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Ian’s blog
Articles on Little Orphan Annie from 1935-1945 and 1970-2000
Victoria and Albert Museum website
Wikipedia pages on Little Orphan Annie, Corto Maltese and Love and Rockets

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