Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Panel Borders: Kieron Gillen – Gameplay and fantasy comics

July 28, 2011 1 Comment

Panel Borders:

Kieron Gillen – Gameplay and fantasy comics

Partially broadcast 28th July 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Panel from Save Point by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, still from The Curfew, excerpt from Uncanny X-Men by Gillen, Matt Fraction and Greg Land

Panel from Save Point by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, still from The Curfew, excerpt from Uncanny X-Men by Gillen, Matt Fraction and Greg Land

Concluding our month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and games, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kieron Gillen about how his history as a video and computer game journalist has influenced his comic writing career. Alex and Kieron talk about the latter’s experience writing for Warhammer Monthly, developing an online game The Curfew for Channel Four and how game playing has only had a small impact on his writing Thor and Uncanny X-Men.

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: Kieron’s website
Play The Curfew
Wikipedia pages on Warhammer, Kieron Gillen and the games review website he helped create, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Recommended events:

Orbital comics events…

GARRY LEACH EXHIBITION 13.07.11 – 12.08.11

Orbital Comics is very proud to present an exhibition of work by the great Garry Leach (Miracleman, Dan Dare).

The exhibition, which will run from Monday 11th for one month, includes pages from Judge Dredd, Warrior, The Twelve pencilled by Chris Weston, Transmetropolitan, pages inked by Garry from Benaroya Publishing’s Marksmen and more.

JACK KIRBY PANEL DISCUSSION

A panel discussion of the King of Comics’ work on Friday July 29th, with exhibition curator Jason Atomic, Charles Hatfield (comics academic and writer for the Jack Kirby Collector), David Hine (Bulletproof Coffin, Detective Comics), Garry Leach (Marksmen, Marvelman), Mike Lake and moderator Paul Gravett.

7.30pm, Friday 29th July, 2011

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
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Today’s show: Kieron Gillen – Gameplay and fantasy comics

July 28, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Kieron Gillen – Gameplay and fantasy comics

Panel from Save Point by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, still from The Curfew, excerpt from Uncanny X-Men by Gillen, Matt Fraction and Greg Land

Panel from Save Point by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, still from The Curfew, excerpt from Uncanny X-Men by Gillen, Matt Fraction and Greg Land

Concluding our month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and games, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kieron Gillen about how his history as a video and computer game journalist has influenced his comic writing career. Alex and Kieron talk about the latter’s experience writing for Warhammer Monthly, developing an online game The Curfew for Channel Four and how game playing has only had a small impact on his writing Thor and Uncanny X-Men.

5pm, Thursday 28/07/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Kieron’s website
Play The Curfew
Wikipedia pages on Warhammer, Kieron Gillen and the games review website he helped create, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Recommended events:

Orbital comics events…

GARRY LEACH EXHIBITION 13.07.11 – 12.08.11

Orbital Comics is very proud to present an exhibition of work by the great Garry Leach (Miracleman, Dan Dare).

The exhibition, which will run from Monday 11th for one month, includes pages from Judge Dredd, Warrior, The Twelve pencilled by Chris Weston, Transmetropolitan, pages inked by Garry from Benaroya Publishing’s Marksmen and more.

JACK KIRBY PANEL DISCUSSION

A panel discussion of the King of Comics’ work on Friday July 29th, with exhibition curator Jason Atomic, Charles Hatfield (comics academic and writer for the Jack Kirby Collector), David Hine (Bulletproof Coffin, Detective Comics), Garry Leach (Marksmen, Marvelman), Mike Lake and moderator Paul Gravett.

7.30pm, Friday 29th July, 2011

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
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Laydeez do podcasts: Beyond the page

July 26, 2011 3 Comments

Laydeez do Podcasts:
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Beyond the page

Excerpt from Malaak by Joumana Medlej, Jo Tyler and Lobo, Alex Fitch (art by Sarah McIntyre)

Excerpt from Malaak by Joumana Medlej, Jo Tyler and Lobo, Alex Fitch (art by Sarah McIntyre)

In three talks recorded at Laydeez do comics, we’re looking at dissemination of comics beyond the printed page, as University of Bournemouth lecturer Jo Tyler talks about adapting comic books for the radio, interviewer and journalist Alex Fitch talks about his experience of talking to comic book creators for broadcast and podcast and Lebanese cartoonist Joumana Medlej talks about her comic book Malaak: Angel of peace, which is available online and for a variety of devices which allow the reader to explore the language of the comic further than a simple translation.
(Introduced and recorded by Nicola Streeten, edited by Alex Fitch)

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: Radio Production at Bournemouth University
Read an extract of Salmon Doubts by Adam Sacks
Wikipedia page on Lobo

Interview with Alex Fitch at thecomicsbureau.co.uk
Archive of Alex’s early radio work

Malaak: Angel of Peace website

Read the Laydeez do comics blog
Info about Laydeez do comics

Panel Borders: Pat Mills’ Infamous comics and games

July 21, 2011 1 Comment

Panel Borders:

Pat Mills’ Infamous comics and games

Partially broadcast 21st July 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Panels from inFAMOUS: the fame strips by Pat Mills and (left to right) Ellen Lindner, Luke Pearson, Kate Brown and Fay Dalton

Panels from inFAMOUS: the fame strips by Pat Mills and (left to right) Ellen Lindner, Luke Pearson, Kate Brown and Fay Dalton

Continuing our month of shows about the crossover between games and comics, Alex Fitch talks to writer Pat Mills about the series of seven online comic strips he’s written to accompany the release of the new PlayStation game inFAMOUS 2. In the comic strips, riffing on the idea of fame and infamy, Pat and editor Howard Marks are satirising modern celebrities and also giving them and their companions the kind of powers you might find in the game. Alex and Pat talk about writing these strips, his previous experiences in writing interactive comics in the form of 2000AD spin off title The Dice Man and his thoughts on web comics and strips available for ebook readers.

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: Read inFAMOUS: the fame strips at www.infamousthegame.com
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Pat Mills
Ellen Linder’s website
Luke Pearson’s website
Kate Brown’s website
Fay Dalton’s website

Recommended events:

Pub Fiction presents…

The regular ‘Pub Fiction’ slot at the Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester presents Q and As with popular British comic book and fantasy writers:

Al Ewing, July 22nd, 6.30pm (£2 / ticket)
Bryan Talbot, July 23rd, 5pm (£5 / ticket)
Stephen Gallagher, July 23rd, 6.30pm (£5 / ticket)
Paul Magrs and George Mann, July 24th, 5pm (£2 / ticket)

Buy tickets at We Got Tickets or pay on the door.

Part of The Lass O’Gowrie‘s LassFest.

The Lass O’Gowrie
36 Charles Street
Manchester
M1 7DB
(more…)

Today’s show: Infamous comics and games

July 21, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Infamous comics and games

Panels from inFAMOUS: the fame strips by Pat Mills and (left to right) Ellen Lindner, Luke Pearson, Kate Brown and Fay Dalton

Panels from inFAMOUS: the fame strips by Pat Mills and (left to right) Ellen Lindner, Luke Pearson, Kate Brown and Fay Dalton

Continuing our month of shows about the crossover between games and comics, Alex Fitch talks to writer Pat Mills about the series of seven online comic strips he’s written to accompany the release of the new PlayStation game inFAMOUS 2. In the comic strips, riffing on the idea of fame and infamy, Pat and editor Howard Marks are satirising modern celebrities and also giving them and their companions the kind of powers you might find in the game. Alex and Pat talk about writing these strips, his previous experiences in writing interactive comics in the form of 2000AD spin off title The Dice Man and his thoughts on web comics and strips available for ebook readers.

5pm, Thursday 21/07/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Read inFAMOUS: the fame strips at www.infamousthegame.com
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Pat Mills
Ellen Linder’s website
Luke Pearson’s website
Kate Brown’s website
Fay Dalton’s website

Recommended events:

Pub Fiction presents…

The regular ‘Pub Fiction’ slot at the Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester presents Q and As with popular British comic book and fantasy writers:

Al Ewing, July 22nd, 6.30pm (£2 / ticket)
Bryan Talbot, July 23rd, 5pm (£5 / ticket)
Stephen Gallagher, July 23rd, 6.30pm (£5 / ticket)
Paul Magrs and George Mann, July 24th, 5pm (£2 / ticket)

Buy tickets at We Got Tickets or pay on the door.

Part of The Lass O’Gowrie‘s LassFest.

The Lass O’Gowrie
36 Charles Street
Manchester
M1 7DB
(more…)

Reality Check: Of ships and men – Atlantis Down and Nydenion

July 15, 2011 2 Comments

Reality Check:
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Of ships and men

Images from Nydenion and Atlantis Down

Images from Nydenion and Atlantis Down

In a pair of Q and As recorded at Sci-Fi London 10 (April 2011), Alex Fitch talks to the directors of two very different SF movies about the pilots of spaceships and their relationships with the craft and crew. Nydenion, directed by Jack Moik is a new German ‘Space Opera’ that borrows from the aesthetics of Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica to create a crowd pleasing saga of ships and men in interstellar battle; and Atlantis Down, directed by Max Bartoli is a Twilight Zone influenced SF / Horror film about the crew of a space shuttle who on encountering a mysterious orbital event, find themselves on a planet full of death traps and and uncanny encounters. Alex talks to Jack and Max about their two films and the different ways they have re-imagined classic Science Fiction tropes in the 21st Century.

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other episodes you can download, please visit the home of this episode at www.sci-fi-london.com

Links: Official film websites – www.nydenion.com / www.atlantisdown.com
Info about SCI-FI-LONDON 10 screenings of Nydenion and Atlantis Down

NASA website about the actual Space Shuttle Atlantis

Panel Borders: Level Up – the work of Gene Luen Yang

July 14, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Level Up – the work of Gene Luen Yang

Partially broadcast 14th July 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Excerpts from Level Up and Legends of the Joystick by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham

Excerpts from Level Up and Legends of the Joystick by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham

Continuing our month of shows about the crossover between comics and video games, Alex Fitch talks to American cartoonist Gene Luen Yang about his recent comics about games – his graphic novel Level Up and web strip Legends of the Joystick, both illustrated in watercolours by Thien Pham. Alex and Gene also talk about the use of autobiography in his comics, the elegant simplicity of older video games, and the occurrences of magical realism in his work from American Born Chinese to his forthcoming graphic novels about the Boxer Rebellion.

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: Read Legends of the Joystick and an extract from Level Up at tor.com
Read an additional behind the scenes cartoon about Level Up by Yang at wired.com
Gene’s website: www.geneyang.com
Interview with Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham at 8asians.com

Recommended events:

Pub Fiction presents…

The regular ‘Pub Fiction’ slot at the Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester presents Q and As with popular British comic book and fantasy writers:

Ramsey Campbell, July 18th, 6.30pm (£5 / ticket)
John Reppion, July 19th, 6.30pm (£2 / ticket)
Al Ewing, July 22nd, 6.30pm (£2 / ticket)
Bryan Talbot, July 23rd, 5pm (£5 / ticket)
Stephen Gallagher, July 23rd, 6.30pm (£5 / ticket)
Paul Magrs and George Mann, July 24th, 5pm (£2 / ticket)

Buy tickets at We Got Tickets or pay on the door.

Part of The Lass O’Gowrie‘s LassFest.

The Lass O’Gowrie
36 Charles Street
Manchester
M1 7DB
(more…)

Today’s show: Level Up – the work of Gene Luen Yang

July 14, 2011 1 Comment

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Level Up – the work of Gene Luen Yang

Excerpts from Level Up and Legends of the Joystick by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham

Excerpts from Level Up and Legends of the Joystick by Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham

Continuing our month of shows about the crossover between comics and video games, Alex Fitch talks to American cartoonist Gene Luen Yang about his recent comics about games – his graphic novel Level Up and web strip Legends of the Joystick, both illustrated in watercolours by Thien Pham. Alex and Gene also talk about the use of autobiography in his comics, the elegant simplicity of older video games, and the occurrences of magical realism in his work from American Born Chinese to his forthcoming graphic novels about the Boxer Rebellion.

5pm, Thursday 14/07/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Read Legends of the Joystick and an extract from Level Up at tor.com
Read an additional behind the scenes cartoon about Level Up by Yang at wired.com
Gene’s website: www.geneyang.com
Interview with Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham at 8asians.com

Recommended events:

Pub Fiction presents…

The regular ‘Pub Fiction’ slot at the Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester presents Q and As with popular British comic book and fantasy writers:

Ramsey Campbell, July 18th, 6.30pm (£5 / ticket)
John Reppion, July 19th, 6.30pm (£2 / ticket)
Al Ewing, July 22nd, 6.30pm (£2 / ticket)
Bryan Talbot, July 23rd, 5pm (£5 / ticket)
Stephen Gallagher, July 23rd, 6.30pm (£5 / ticket)
Paul Magrs and George Mann, July 24th, 5pm (£2 / ticket)

Buy tickets at We Got Tickets or pay on the door.

Part of The Lass O’Gowrie‘s LassFest.

The Lass O’Gowrie
36 Charles Street
Manchester
M1 7DB
(more…)

Panel Borders: Interactive comics

July 7, 2011 2 Comments

Panel Borders:

Interactive comics

Originally broadcast 7th July 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Extract from the interactive comic Jacks Abstraction by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Extract from the interactive comic Jacks Abstraction by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Starting a month of shows about the cross-over between comic books and video games, Alex Fitch talks to web comics creator Daniel Merlin Goodbrey about the latest examples of his experiments in interactive ‘hyper-comics’: including Jack’s Abstraction available on Android devices, and the forthcoming A Duck, which allow comic strip readers to follow differing narrative paths in various directions on the virtual page. Alex and Daniel also talk about other recent examples of the intersection between games and comics including Batman: Arkham Asylum and inFAMOUS 2: THE FAME STRiPS which he designed the flash interface for.

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: Download Jack’s Abstraction from the Android store

Daniel Merlin Goodbrey’s website: e-merl.com
Read inFAMOUS 2: THE FAME STRiPS online
Listen to previous interviews with Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Today’s show: Interactive comics

July 7, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Interactive comics

Extract from the interactive comic Jacks Abstraction by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Extract from the interactive comic Jacks Abstraction by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Starting a month of shows about the cross-over between comic books and video games, Alex Fitch talks to web comics creator Daniel Merlin Goodbrey about the latest examples of his experiments in interactive ‘hyper-comics’: including Jack’s Abstraction available on Android devices, and the forthcoming A Duck, which allow comic strip readers to follow differing narrative paths in various directions on the virtual page. Alex and Daniel also talk about other recent examples of the intersection between games and comics including Batman: Arkham Asylum and inFAMOUS 2: THE FAME STRiPS which he designed the flash interface for.

5pm, Thursday 07/07/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Buy Jack’s Abstraction at the Android store

Daniel Merlin Goodbrey’s website: e-merl.com
Read inFAMOUS 2: THE FAME STRiPS online
Listen to previous interviews with Daniel Merlin Goodbrey

Laydeez do podcasts: Bristol Cartoonists

July 6, 2011 3 Comments

Laydeez do Podcasts:
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Bristol Cartoonists

Self portraits by Andrew Godfrey - sketch at Laydeez do Comics - and Katie Green - cover of Lighter than my shadow

Self portraits by Andrew Godfrey - sketch at Laydeez do Comics - and Katie Green - cover of Lighter than my shadow

In this month’s podcast we have a recording of two cartoonists from Bristol whose work is informed by their medical conditions. Andrew Godfrey talks about his strips The Clichéd Artist and The Selfish Gene which detail his life with Cystic Fibrosis and Katie Green talks about her forthcoming book Lighter than my shadow: A graphic Memoir about battling anorexia, to be published by Jonathan Cape.
(Introduced and recorded by Nicola Streeten, edited by Alex Fitch)

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: Andrew Godfrey’s blog http://itsallaboutthecomics.blogspot.com
Katie Green’s website www.katiegreen.co.uk
Panel Borders’ month of shows on Medical Comics

Read Mike Medaglia’s blog entry about Andrew and Katie’s appearance at Laydeez do Comics
Info about Laydeez do comics