Today’s show: A Cartoon History of Private Eye
May 12, 2014
— Comics and controversy
Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: A Cartoon History of Private Eye
Continuing a month of shows about comics and controversy, guest presenter Tom Sutcliffe talks to Nick Newman (author of Private Eye: A Cartoon History) and magazine editor Ian Hislop about memorable and controversial cartoons and strips in the fortnightly periodical. The trio discuss the history of cartoon art in Private Eye from the days of scurrilous Gerald Scarfe covers to the present day, which images have proved unacceptable and potentially libellous and how Hislop’s commissioning process for the magazine works. Recorded at the Victoria and Albert Museum, November 2013 and edited by Alex Fitch.
Links: Private Eye website
Nick Newman’s profile on procartoonists.org
Tom Sutcliffe’s profile on bbc.co.uk
Info about the event and Ian Rakoff’s comic book blog on the Victoria and Albert Museum’s website
Listen to Alex Fitch’s 2010 interview with Gerald Scarfe about his work / with the curators of the Rakoff collection of comics at the National Art Library in the Victoria and Albert Museum
May events at Gosh! Comics
Mary Talbot, Kate Charlesworth and Bryan Talbot signing
Sally Heathcote: Suffragette is a gripping inside story of the campaign for the vote. A tale of loyalty, love and courage, set against a vividly realized backdrop of Edwardian Britain, it follows the fortunes of a maid-of-all-work swept up in the feminist militancy of the era and is another stunning collaboration from Costa-award winners, Mary and Bryan Talbot. Teamed up with acclaimed illustrator, Kate Charlesworth, Sally Heathcote’s lavish pages bring history to life.
Saturday May 17th, 2-3pm
Becky Cloonan signing
Becky Cloonan is collecting her Wolves Trilogy (Wolves, The Mire and Demeter) into one superb hard cover graphic novel, By Chance Or Providence, out through Lounak Studios (who have plenty of lovely stuff on their website).She’s be launching it in London, at Gosh!, with a good ol’ knees-up and many bottles of wine.
Friday May 23rd, 7-9pm
1 Berwick Street,
London W1F 0DR
More info at www.goshlondon.com
Comics at the AusNZ literary festival
Various Australasian comic book creators are in London and are featured in documentary screenings for the Australia and New Zealand festival of literature and the arts taking place from 30th May – 1st June. These include:
Screening: THE SHARP EDGE – The Art of Martin Sharp (Oz magazine illustrator)
Eccentric. Outsider. Artist. Genius. Martin Sharp shaped pop art and culture in Australia and around the world for half a century.
Friday May 30th, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Talk: GRAPHIC LIVES – Sarah Laing, Dr Mary Talbot and Evie Wyld
What does working with graphic novels to remember great lives add to the biography genre?
Friday May 30th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Talk: WRITING AS THE ‘OTHER’ – Ed Hillyer and LF Bollée
Ed Hillyer and LF Bollée discuss post-colonial indigenous representation in novels and comics with broadcast journalist Alex Fitch.
Saturday May 31st, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Workshop: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL COMICS with Sarah Laing
Join this award-winning Kiwi fiction writer and graphic artist to create your own comics.
Saturday May 31st, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Screening: GRAPHIC NOVELS! MELBOURNE!
This feature documentary goes deep inside the burgeoning graphic novel scene in Melbourne.
Saturday May 31st, 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Other guests at the festival include Clive James, John Pilger and Val McDermid talking about their work. Full programme at http://ausnzfestival.com/events/