Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Today’s show: Freud, Shakespeare and Marx

June 23, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Freud, Shakespeare and Marx

Much ado about nothing and Hamlet, drawn by Emma Vieceli / Freud and Marx by Anne Simon

Much ado about nothing and Hamlet, drawn by Emma Vieceli / Freud and Marx by Anne Simon

Continuing a month of shows looking at the work of female cartoonists, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of artists whose graphic novels have covered the work of masters of theatre, philosophy and psychoanalysis. In a Q and A recorded at Gosh! Comics as part of the SCI-FI-LONDON film festival, Emma Vieceli discusses her work on SelfMadeHero’s Manga Shakespeare line, drawing adaptations of Hamlet, relocated to a post-apocalyptic future, and Much ado about nothing, set in the 19th Century. Also, in an interview (translated by Alex Spiro) recorded at ELCAF – East London Comics Arts Festival – French cartoonist Anne Simon discusses her graphic novel biographies of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud, published in English by Nobrow.

4.30pm, Monday 23rd June, repeated 11am, Thursday 26th June 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at / podcast after broadcast at

Links: Emma Vieceli’s website and new webcomic Breaks
Manga Shakespeare website
Nobrow and Grand Papier pages on Anne Simon
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Emma Vieceli and Dickon Harris’ interview with Alex Spiro about Nobrow

Recommended events:

Support My so-called secret identity on Kickstarter

Acclaimed feminist superhero webcomic My so-called secret identity by Will (‘Dr. Batman’) Brooker and Sarah Zaidan is currently using Kickstarter to help fund its 5th issues. Perks include early access to the latest comic when it’s released online for £5, a bundle of all five print issues for £20 and various sketches and limited editions.

More info at:

Graphic novel courses at The British Library

To accompany the current Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK exhibition at The British Library, there are a pair of short educational comics courses being run by Ariel Kahn (Roehampton University).

Becoming a Graphic Novelist

Who is in Charge? The dynamics of image and text

Thu 19 Jun 2014, 18.30-20.30

Subverting Stereotypes

Wed 25 Jun 2014, 18.30-20.30

Price: £40 / £35 concessions

Mastering the Graphic Novel

Playing with Fire: Sex, subversion and the Self

Thu 26 Jun 2014, 18.30-20.30

Pushing the Boundaries, From Pitch to Publication

Wed 2 Jul 2014, 18.30-20.30

Price: £40 / £35 concessions

More info at


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