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: Habibi Blankets

January 29, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM…

Panel Borders: Habibi Blankets

Habibi, Blankets and Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson

Habibi, Blankets and Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson

Concluding our month of shows looking at biography and autobiography in comics, Alex Fitch talks to the multiple award winning (and Grammy nominated) cartoonist Craig Thompson about his epic new graphic novel Habibi (My beloved). Alex and Craig discuss the 672 page book’s reworking of themes from ‘One Thousand and One Nights’, mixing in modern concerns about gender politics and pollution in the Middle East and how his previous autobiographical works Blankets and Carnet de Voyage, with their themes of sexual awakening, religion and travelogue, led to his latest work.

8pm, Sunday 29th January 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at / extended podcast of after broadcast at

Links: Habibi page at
Info about Craig’s graphic novels at
Craig’s website:

Recommended events:

Orbital comics signing and exhibtion launch

To celebrate the release of Mary and Bryan Talbot’s long awaited Dotter of her Father’s Eyes, the Orbital Gallery will be hosting an exhibition with original artwork from the book from February 2 to March 2.

On February 3rd, the Talbots will come to Orbital for a signing, starting at 5pm.

8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA

EDDIE CAMPBELL signing at Gosh! Comics, 6:30pm, Friday 3rd February
1, Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR /
Nearest tube: Picadilly Circus / Leicester Square

Storytelling for Comics and Graphic Novels course

You will learn about comic and graphic novel storytelling techniques, and how to create your own visual narrative. Everyone will end the course with one completed comic page, and the skills to continue their work for themselves. We will look at comic and graphic novel art styles, the use of text and images, the “grammar” of comic art, use of sound effects, abstraction, and styles. You provide a story from your own experience, or one you wish to adapt into the medium.

West Dean College, Chichester (Suitable for all levels)
2nd – 4th March 2012
Details here:

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