Today’s show: Creating Constantine
January 20, 2013
— 25 years of John Constantine: Hellblazer
Tonight at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders – Creating Constantine
Continuing our month of shows about the 25th anniversary of John Constantine: Hellblazer, Alex Fitch discusses the first appearances of the character with co-creator Steve Bissette. Alex and Steve discuss the artist’s tenure as penciller on the acclaimed horror comic Swamp Thing, drawing (the as yet unnamed) Constantine in the background of scenes before Alan Moore gave the character a voice, and Steve’s continuing fascination with the monster genre.
(Listen to the second half of Alex’s interview with Steve, in which they discuss the anthology books Taboo and Tales of the Uncanny – N-Man and Friends.
6pm, Sunday 20th January 2013, repeated at 4.30pm, Tuesday 22nd January, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at http://www.panelborders.wordpress.com
Links: Steve Bissette’s website
Writer Charles Skaggs discusses the reboot of Constantine
Empire Magazine article on John Constantine
Laydeez do comics January 2013
Monday 21 Jan, 6-8.30pm
Foyles Gallery, third floor,
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0EB
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
ENTRY: FREE but contributions welcome for drinks and cake!
RSVP: Although free, for health and safety reasons, please book for each event.
Dr Muna Al-Jawad, Consultant in Elderly Medicine, BSUH, Comics artist
and co-organiser of the 4th International Comics and Medicine Conference, 2013
John Miers, Artist www.johnmiers.com
David Jesus Vignolli, Artist www.jesusvignolli.com/david
Zombies at the Science Museum
Zombies: the word alone is enough to get the pulse racing, but what makes them so terrifying? On a dark winter’s night at the Science Museum, we’ll explore the murky but fascinating world of consciousness and uncover the inner workings of the zombie psyche. From mind-altering drugs to the innate impulses we all feel, prepare to walk the line between human and zombie in surprising and theatrical ways. Bring your brain – and guard it carefully. There’ll also be prizes for the best-dressed zombies, so get creating your costumes!
Doors open 18.45, Wednesday 30th January 2013, Free (over 18s only)
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD