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Today’s show: Magical Realism

October 11, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Clear Spot: Magical Realism

Covers of Telegraph Avenue and Manhoof for Amateurs by Michael Chabon, The Boy who Sawm with Piranhas by David Almond and This Moose belongs to me by Oliver Jeffers

Covers of Telegraph Avenue and Manhoof for Amateurs by Michael Chabon, The Boy who Sawm with Piranhas by David Almond and This Moose belongs to me by Oliver Jeffers

In this month’s Book List Clear Spot, Alex Fitch talks to author Michael Chabon about his latest novel Telegraph Avenue and his collection of autobiographical essays, Manhood for Amateurs, which both display the writer’s love of collectables and ephemera from comic books to lego, Blaxploitation films to classic funk records.
Also in a Q and A recorded at Waterstones, Piccadilly, Sarah McIntyre talks to author David Almond and illustrator Oliver Jeffers about their collaboration on The Boy who swam with Piranhas and Jeffers’ latest picture book, This Moose belongs to me, which combines the artist’s use of painting, collage and word balloons to create a fable about collectivism for younger readers!

8pm, Thursday 11th October 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at / extended podcast after broadcast at

Links: Oliver Jeffers’ portfolio
Sarah McIntyre’s website
David Almond’s website
Michael Chabon’s website

Recommended events:

Steve Appleby book launch

Gosh! comics are throwing a launch party with Guardian Books on the 12th of October for Steven Appleby’s Guide to Life, a collection of the Loomus strip that’s been running in The Guardian. They’ll also have an exhibition of the original art in the lead-up to the night. All the info is over at the Gosh! blog

Starts at 7pm, free entry and drinks as always.

7pm, 12th October 2012, Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
(Exhibition runs 28th September to 15th October)

Nobrow at Foyles – Hilda and the Bird Parade Graphic Novel Exhibition, by Luke Pearson

Come and see the amazingly intricate original drawings from Luke Pearson’s latest instalment in the Hilda Series, Hilda and the Bird Parade, only at Foyles on Charing Cross Road

Address: The Gallery at Foyles, Third Floor, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB

Admission: Free

Dates: 5th – 17th of October

Gallery Opening Times*: Mon – Sat 9.30am – 5pm, Sunday 11.30am – 5pm

*Please note that the Gallery may be closed when instore meetings and events are taking place

Who is Ana Mendieta? exhibition

Art from the graphic novel Who is Ana Mendieta? by Christine Redfern and Caro Caron is on display at Space Station Sixty Five gallery, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS

Exhibition runs until November 4th, more info at

Laydeez do comics, October 2012

Monday 22 October, 6.30 – 9.30pm
The Rag Factory 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

Simon Grennan, artist
Lucy Lyons, artist
Fay Trier, writer

Idle Hands Comix indiegogo campaign

Short film maker and illustrator Paul Cheshire is launching a new annual British comics anthology for 2013 and needs your help to fund it. Examples of his SF / LSD inspired work can be found at and ‘perks’ for funding the 100-150 page anthology can be found at

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