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: Exhibiting comics

February 12, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM: Panel Borders – Exhibiting comics

Lord Baker at the exhibition opening / Art from Her Maj / Kevin O Neill work on display at the Illustration Cupboard / Manga Jiman Winner The Deep Needs Train

Lord Baker at the exhibition opening / Art from Her Maj / Kevin O Neill work on display at the Illustration Cupboard / Manga Jiman Winner The Deep Needs Train

Continuing our month of shows about about non practitioners’ love of comics, Alex Fitch talks to Lord Baker of Dorking about The Cartoon Museum‘s latest exhibition ‘Her Maj: Sixty years of unofficial portraits of the Queen’ and to John Huddy, founder and curator of The Illustration Cupboard about the gallery’s history.
Also, from last week’s Manga Jiman awards ceremony at the Embassy of Japan in London, Cultural Officer Simon Wright and Minister Hiroshi Suzuki, the director of the Japan Information and Culture Centre, introduce this year’s winning entries to the comic book competition.
8pm, Sunday 12th February 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at / extended podcast of after broadcast at

Links: Info about Manga Jiman winners on the Japan Embassy website / Haiku Girl blog
The Illustration Cupboard’s website
Info about The Cartoon Museum

Recommended events:

Confessions of an Otaku – David Blandy in conversation with Japanese manga artist Inko

Video artist David Blandy unravels his obsession with Chinese and Japanese popular culture. From philosophical conversations with Bruce Lee to the quandary caused by loving Anime and being the grandson of a veteran of the Japanese concentration camps, Blandy will discuss the misrecognitions, mistranslations and revelations in Kung-Fu flicks, Manga and computer games.

Blandy uses video, performance and comics to address how identity is constructed, investigating our relationship to the mass media and cultural heritage. Blandy won the Times/South Bank Show Breakthrough Award in 2010.

Inko was born in Kyoto, Japan, and has been working as a Manga artist, and as a culture and language ambassador with SOAS.

Ticket Price (£6 / £8 / £10) includes a glass of wine

Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP

Nye Wright parks his Trailer in London: at Apple Store, Regent Street 16th Feb and Orbital Comics 17th Feb

Idaho-born Brightonian Nye Wright is talking about his amazing new graphic novel Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park in conversation with Paul Gravett at the Apple store in London’s Regent Street on Thursday 16th February at 7pm, and at Orbital comics, 8 Great Newport Street, near Leicester Square tube, on Friday 17th February at 7.30pm. Publishers Myriad Editions invite you to join Nye at either or both event – more info below – please rsvp editorial at

Orbital comics exhibition

To celebrate the release of Mary and Bryan Talbot’s long awaited Dotter of her Father’s Eyes, the Orbital Gallery is hosting an exhibition with original artwork from the book from until March 2, 2012.

8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA

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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