Today’s show: Régis Loisel and Peter Pan
February 3, 2014
— Cross cultural comics
Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Régis Loisel and Peter Pan
Starting a month of shows about French comics or Bande dessinée, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Régis Loisel about his epic graphic novel adaptation of and prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, published in the UK by Soaring Penguin Press. Fitch and Loisel talk about the artist’s work for Disney in the 1990s, his interest in anthropomorphic characters, and how Jack the Ripper unexpectedly became part of Peter Pan’s origin.
Recorded at the Institut Francais, London, Summer 2013 with translation provided by Justine Goy.
Paul Pope in (Comica) Conversation at Foyles
Comica is thrilled to announce that Paul Pope, the award-winning, American-born, truly international cartoonist, is making his exclusive London speaking engagement for a Comica Conversation at Foyles Bookshop on Tuesday February 4th. Paul will discuss his remarkable career, creative process, global influences and current projects and will be drawing live, answering your questions and signing his books. Pope will be in conversation with Comica Co-Director Paul Gravett, an aficionado since Pope’s debut Sin Titulo. Seating is limited so early online booking is advised!
Where: Foyles Gallery, 3rd Floor, Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB.
When: Tuesday February 4th 2014, doors open 6.15 for 6.30pm start, ends 8.30pm.
Tickets: £6 from WeGotTickets
Just So Happens Launch party
Fumio Obata is a comic book author and visual artist who makes absolutely stunning work and who we here at Gosh! are huge fans of. His comics are a visual mish-mash of manga and Bande Dessinée styles, with the frequent theme of cultural differences, and his zines were the insider tip-off at Thought Bubble 2012. Jonathan Cape have snapped him up quickly for his UK debut graphic novel, Just So Happens.
If this tickles your fancy, you should probably make it down to the launch party for Just So Happens, taking place on Friday, the 7th of February, from 7pm until 9pm. There will be booze as usual, as well as Fumio himself signing copies.
1 Berwick Street,
London W1F 0DR