Today’s show: From small press to mainstream
April 22, 2013
— Indie Comics month
This morning at 8.30am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: From small press to mainstream
In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, the London International festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, guest presenter Matt Badham talks to comic creators David Hine, Al Davison, Tom Humberstone and Tony Lee about starting their careers in independent comics, how that influenced their style and choices when breaking into the ‘mainstream’ industry and the advice they have to give creators starting out now. (Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch)
Gosh Comics Signings
Launch party for Tom Gauld’s YOU’RE ALL JUST JEALOUS OF MY JETPACK, a collection of his Guardian strips. There’s also an exclusive Gosh! bookplate edition out on the same day (the reserve list is already enormous and this is definitely on the road to selling out).
Ian Gibson signing copies of the new edition of HALO JONES.
All of these are listed on the events page.
Gosh! comics, 1 Berwick Street, London
Help launch The Black Cloud
Support Charles Cutting’s new graphic short story compilation… If you think it’s the kind of thing you would be cool with posting about, liking and sharing on Facespace and Twitter, Charlie would be most grateful…
Over the last year and a half Charles has produced three short stories in graphic form for three different authors.
‘After The End’ is penned by Tauriq Moosa and deals with a secret scientific experiment.
‘Two Little Boys’ concerns an intriguing coincidence linking the lives of Adolf Hitler and Ludwig Wittgenstein and is written by Christian David. It first appeared in Issue 29 of The Illustrated Ape.
The final story ‘The Bleeding Horse’ is an adaptation of a macabre story by Brian J Showers about a haunted Irish pub.
Charlie needs $2000 to cover the printing and shipping costs. By pre-ordering a copy of Black Cloud via Indiegogo you will be entitled to various perks depending on how much you wish to chip in to the campaign. These cost between $15 and $200 and include sketches, advertising space and original artwork.
Exhibitions at Orbital Comics
is a digital 3D illustrator who specialises in stylised pinups. His work has been showcased on the internet over 60 times, and has been featured in many international books and magazines, appearing on 4 covers. Some of his clients include EA, Tassimo, Seat, Intel and The international Olympic Committee.
This exhibition of his personal works features a wide range of his appealing female character illustrations, with signed prints, an artbook and even a VERY limited edition figurine for sale.
17th April – 10th May
Artists Jason Atomic and Rian Hughes are curating an exhibtion at Orbital Comics, on the subject of Reappropriating Lichtenstein to coincide with the final weeks of the exhibtion at Tate Modern in May. Any practising comic book artists who would like to trace back one of Lichtenstein’s images to its original source, crediting the original artist in the process, and produce a new version themselves are invited to submit proposal for exhibition by April 6th.
More info here: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/03/19/a-call-for-comic-artists-to-respond-to-roy-lichtenstein
Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA