Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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This week’s show: Multimedia Comics

May 30, 2022

Hannah Berry and Lance Dann at Graphic Brighton / cover and interior art from The Rez / page from The Train by Chihoi / The Train on display in the window of the Southbank Centre

Hannah Berry and Lance Dann at Graphic Brighton / cover and interior art from The Rez / page from The Train by Chihoi / The Train on display in the window of the Southbank Centre

This month, Alex Fitch talks to comic creators about multimedia engagement with their sequential art. Chinese cartoonist Chihoi chats about his comic The Train, which is currently on display in the riverside window of the the Royal Festival Hall, London, and at Graphic Brighton, audio producer Lance Dann and graphic novelist Hannah Berry discuss a comic and podcast called The Rez, which is a science-fiction title about kindness aimed at a young audience.

5.30pm, Wednesday 1st June 2022, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 5th June 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: The Rez website, comic, and in app podcast
Order a print copy of The Rez from Soaring Penguin Press
The Rez page at Apple Podcasts / iTunes
Hannah Berry’s website and previous interviews
Info about The Train at the Southbank Centre
Chihoi’s website and gallery exhibitions
Info about Chihoi’s comic The Book Fight
Order Chihoi’s comics collection The Library from Lambiek

Next week’s show: New Anthologies

April 30, 2022

Cover of The 77 annual, Blazer no.2, Eat More Comics: The Best of The Nib, The Nib no. 6 plus photos of Ben Cullis, Steve MacManus, Alex Fitch, Sarah Mirk, Myfanwy Tristram, Daniel Locke

Cover of The 77 annual, Blazer no.2, Eat More Comics: The Best of The Nib, The Nib no. 6 plus photos of Ben Cullis, Steve MacManus, Alex Fitch, Sarah Mirk, Myfanwy Tristram, Daniel Locke

In a pair of interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Alex Fitch talks to a number of creators about their work on anthologies. Sarah Mirk discusses her work on political comics anthology The Nib with contributions from artists Myfanwy Tristram and Daniel Locke, talking about their strips created for the title. Ben Conan Cullis, a.k.a. Benksy, and veteran comics editor Steve MacManus talk about the various titles they’ve launched via kickstarter including The 77, Blazer and Pandora which are a love letter to classic British comics.

5.30pm, Wednesday 4th May 2022, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 8th May 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: The Nib website
Sarah Mirk’s website
The 77 website and shop
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Steve MacManus about launching the first issue of Blazer

Next week’s show: Sporting Titles

March 31, 2022

Comics by Ellen Lindner and Josh Hicks / photos of Lindner, FItch and Hicks

Comics by Ellen Lindner and Josh Hicks / photos of Lindner, FItch and Hicks

In a pair of interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonists whose recent work has been on sports themed comics. Ellen Lindner chats about her project ‘A History of Gender Rebellion in Baseball’ – which has generated the comic, Lost Diamonds and two issues of the zine The Cranklet’s Chronicle, so far and looks at how female presenting people, and people of colour have been marginalised by the sport, and Josh Hicks discusses Glorious Wrestling Alliance, which follows the escapades of ‘the universe’s least-professional wrestling company’, as well running Carp Publishing Endeavours, a micropress based out of Cardiff, plus his work on animating a pop video for the Foo Fighters.

5.30pm, Wednesday 6th April 2022, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 10th April 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Ellen Lindner’s website
The Strumpet comic website
Josh Hicks’ website
Carp Publishing Endeavors website

Next week’s show: Music, Comics and Performance

February 25, 2022

David Bramwell performs The Cult of Water at Brighton Festival 2018, Once Upon a Time by Danny Noble, Cover of Black Crown Quarterly featuring a fictionalised version of Will Potter (drawn by Philip Bond)David Bramwell performs The Cult of Water at Brighton Festival 2018, Once Upon a Time by Danny Noble, Cover of Black Crown Quarterly featuring a fictionalised version of Will Potter (drawn by Philip Bond)

In a pair of interviews recorded at Graphic Brighton Alex Fitch talks to a trio of performers who mix music and comics in their creative output. Will Potter (Cud) and Danny Noble (The Meow Meows) discuss how being in bands has an influence in their writing and drawing comics, while David Bramwell talks about how music is an important part of his performance piece The Cult of Water which examines the work of Alan Moore.

5.30pm, Wednesday 2nd March 2022, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 6th March 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Danny Noble’s website
Info about Black Crown Quarterly on Cud’s website
David Bramwell’s website

Listen to Alex’s interview with Philip Bond about drawing music related comics More Graphic Brighton podcasts

Next week’s show: Historical Adventures

January 27, 2022

Interior art from Freedom Bound and Incognegro: Renaissance, drawn by Warren Pleece / covers of these books / cover and interior art from Basil & Victoria drawn by Edith

Alex Fitch talks to artists Warren Pleece and Edith (Grattery) about their work on historical graphic novels. In a Q &A recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, Pleece discusses the joy of rendering adventures set in the past, and the importance of creating comics featuring people of colour who often get excised from history, when drawing the books Freedom Bound and Incognegro: Renaissance. Plus, in an interview recorded at Amiens comics festival, Edith explores her technique and references, including inspiration from Gustave Doré, when rendering Basil & Victoria and her adaptation of Tom’s Midnight Garden, dramas set in Victorian England and beyond.

5.30pm, Wednesday 2nd February 2022, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 6th February 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Warren Pleece’s website
Info about Freedom Bound on publisher BHP Comics’ website
Info about Incognegro: Renaissance on publisher Dark Horse Comics’ website
Edith’s profile on Lambiek
Info about Basil & Victoria on publisher Humanoids’ website
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Next week’s show: Drawn from Experience

December 29, 2021

Excerpts of comics by Steven Appleby, Sayra Begum, Matt Smith and Rachael Smith

Excerpts of comics by Steven Appleby, Sayra Begum, Matt Smith and Rachael Smith

Alex Fitch talks to creators of autobiographical comics and graphic novels inspired by life, about depicting their own experiences on the page. In a panel discussion recorded at the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, Steven Appleby, Sayra Begum, Rachael Smith and Matt Smith talk about their titles Drag Man, Mongrel, Quarantine Comix, and You’re Stuck with Me Now in front of a live audience.
Also, as part of the Academic Comics conference ‘L’Enfance de l’Art: Jeuness et Bandes dessinées’ (The Childhood of Art: Youth and Comics) hosted at Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Laurence Grove (University of Glasgow) discusses his personal experiences of observing depictions of disability in comics for children and adults.

5.30pm, Wednesday 5th January 2022, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 9th January 2022, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Steven Appleby’s website
Sayra Begum’s website
Rachael Smith’s website
Matt Smith’s website: Smith vs Smith
Laurence Grove’s profile on University of Glasgow website

Next week’s show: Drawn from the past

November 25, 2021

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Pages and cover from The Roles We Play by Sabba Khan / Cover and images from The Middle Ages – A Graphic History illustrated by Neil Max Emmanuel

In this month’s show Alex Fitch talks to a pair of cartoonists whose work recreates moments from the past. Former ‘Time Team’ illustrator Neil Max Emmanuel explores the various drawing styles he’s adopted to illustrate The Middle Ages – A Graphic History which illuminates numerous moments from ‘The Dark Ages’ and how some of the period reflects the Britain of today, and Sabba Khan discusses her graphic novel The Roles We Play which mixes infographics, comics autobiography, and family history of forced migration from Mirpur in Pakistan, in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

5.30pm, Wednesday 1st December 2021, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 5th December, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Sabbah Khan’s website
Neil Max Emmanuel’s website
More info about The Middle Ages – A Graphic History on Icon Books’ website
Info about The Roles We Play on Myriad Editions’ website
Buy The Roles We Play and The Middle Ages: A Graphic History from Amazon UK
Listen to Alex’s interview with Meg-John Barker about Icon Books’ Queer: A Graphic History and Gender: A Graphic Guide
Listen to Sabba Khan’s presentation about her previous comics work at LDComics

Next week’s show: Superhuman Creatures

October 30, 2021

Pages from Swamp Thing vol.2 #53 and Miracleman #16 by John Totleben and Alan Moore / Photos of Totleben, Fitch and JMKE / Pages from The Will o'the Wisp and P.S. by JMKE
Pages from Swamp Thing vol.2 #53 and Miracleman #16 by John Totleben and Alan Moore / Photos of Totleben, Fitch and JMKE / Pages from The Will o’the Wisp and P.S. by JMKE

In a belated Halloween episode, Alex Fitch talks to a couple of artists whose work features mutated humanoid figures in haunted landscapes. Alex talks to veteran artist John Totleben about working with Alan Moore on classic 1980s titles Swamp Thing and Miracleman, and to cartoonist Josephine Mairead King Edwards about comics P.S., and The Will o’the Wisp – the latter recently reprinted by Breakdown Press – in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

5.30pm, Wednesday 3rd November 2021, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 7th November, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: JMKE’s website
Info about the Breakdown Press reprint of The Will o’the Wisp
Scans of The Comic Journal interviews with Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben
Order the Saga of the Swamp Thing paperback Box Set and issues of Miracleman by John Totleben on Amazon
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Steve Bissette and Alan Moore about working on Swamp Thing

Next week’s show: Sound and Vectrexians

October 19, 2021 1 Comment

On Friday October 29th at 8.00pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Clear Spot: Sound and Vectrexians

Fell holds a prototype Vecribbon overlay / anticlockwise screen shots from Vecribbon, Raiding Party, Holzer Vectrex generated hand and polyhederon / Derek Holzer at Zagreb Vector Hack Festival 2018

Fell holds a prototype Vecribbon overlay / anticlockwise screen shots from Vecribbon, Raiding Party, Holzer Vectrex generated hand and polyhederon / Derek Holzer at Zagreb Vector Hack Festival 2018

In a Clear Spot looking at new uses for the Vectrex games console, an arcade style machine by Milton Bradley from 1983, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of creators who use the machine to generate graphics paired with unique sounds. Programmer ‘Fell’ discusses his titles Raiding Party and 3D Vector Space Cab, plus forthcoming game Vecribbon, as part of the programming team Shattered Screens. Audiovisual artist Derek Holzer explains how he hacks the Vectrex to allow input of frequencies which generate complex images on the screen of the device, and can be manipulated for artistic effect.

8pm (BST), Friday 29th October 2021, repeat broadcast 10am (GMT), Monday 1st November, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Shattered Screens website including free demos and Vecribbon preorder
Derek Holzer website including article on Vector synthesis art
Videos by Derek Holzer on Vimeo and youtube
Vectrex fandom website including page on International Play Your Vectrex Day
Vectrex ProGaming Boards pages (more…)

Next week’s show: Telling Truths

October 2, 2021

Interior art from Livestock, Graphic Science, Fukishima and Such, Such Were The Joys

Interior art from Livestock, Graphic Science, Fukishima and Such, Such Were The Joys

Alex Fitch talks to a quartet of graphic novelists whose work reflects events from history over the last hundred years. In a panel discussion recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Hannah Berry, Darryl Cunningham and Fumio Obata discuss how their work is based on recent culture and economics regarding graphic novels Livestock, Graphic Science and Fumio’s Fukishima comic. Also, cartoonist Jaime Huxtable talks about illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of George Orwell’s autobiographical essay Such, Such Were The Joys, with script by Sean Michael Wilson, in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

5.30pm, Wednesday 7th October 2021, repeat broadcast 10am, Sunday 10th October, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Hannah Berry’s website
Darryl Cunningham’s blog
Fumio Obata’s website
Jaime Huxtable’s website

More info about the latest graphic graphic novels by this episode’s guests: The Garden by Fumio Obata, Livestock by Hannah Berry, Putin’s Russia by Darryl Cunningham, and Such, Such Were The Joys by Jaime Huxtable

Next week’s show: Ensemble Casts

August 25, 2021

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Interior art from Biscuits, Marble Cake, Inhibit and The ME Generation, photos of Jenny Robins, Scott Jason Smith, Eve Greenwood and Colin Brake

In a two hour early Autumn special, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of comics with ensemble casts. Jenny Robins discusses her graphic novel Biscuits (Assorted), which presents a snapshot of the intertwining lives of modern women from diverse backgrounds; Scott Jason Smith explores his book Marble Cake, a magical realist look at a community in South London; Eve Greenwood converses about their superhero webcomic Inhibit and LGBT+ publishing house Quindre Press; and former Eastenders and Doctor Who writer Colin Brake explains the history of his kickstarted comic The ME Generation to be drawn by artist Yishan Li.

Interviews with Robins, Smith and Greenwood recorded via Cartoon County online / The ME Generation kickstarter ends Wednesday September 8th, 2021.

5pm, Wednesday 1st September 2021, repeat broadcast 11am, Sunday 5th September, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: More info about Biscuits (Assorted) from publisher Myriad Editions
Jenny Robins website
More info about Marble Cake from publisher Avery Hill
Scott Jason Smith website
Eve Greenwood website, including page on Inhibit
More info about
Quindrie Press
Info about Colin Brake on Wikipedia and IMDb filmography

Tomorrow’s show: Good Comics

August 3, 2021

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Covers of The Good Comics Reader 1 + 2, Dead Singers Society 3, and cover and interior art from Cosmos and other stories by Rozi Hathaway

Alex Fitch looks at the output of small press publishing house Good Comics, in a pair of interviews with two of their creators. Editor / co-publisher Paddy Johnston talks about the founding of the imprint based on the success of their initial title Dead Singers Society, and artist Rozi Hathaway discusses her collection Cosmos and Other Stories, and contributions to the Good Comics Reader.

Good Comics will be selling their wares at the Hackney Comics and Zine Fair, online throughout September. Recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton in front of a live audience.

7pm, Wednesday 4th August 2021, repeat broadcast 10am, Sunday 8th August Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Good Comics website
Paddy Johnston’s website
Rozi Hathaway’s website
Listen to Alex’s interview with Eleanor Crewes about All the Times I Knew I was Gay

Next week’s show: Anticipating the Future

July 2, 2021

Images from Full Tilt Boogie and Madi: Once Upon a Time in the Future written by Alex DeCampi / Images from Infinitum: An Afrofuturism Tale and Matty’s Rocket

In the 501st episode of Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to a couple of creators who work on Science-Fiction Comics. In a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County, writer Alex DeCampi discusses her YA serial Full Tilt Boogie serialised in 2000AD and recently collected as a book, and working with director Duncan Jones on adapting his unmade film Madi: Once Upon a Time in the Future as a graphic novel. Also, Alex chats to artist Tim Fielder about his epic graphic novel Infinitum: An Afrofuturism Tale which covers millennia in the life of an immortal who observes the rise and fall of humanity, and his ‘diesel-punk’ comics series Matty’s Rocket.

5.30pm, Wednesday 7th July 2021, repeat broadcast TBC, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Info about Madi: Once Upon a Time in the Future on publisher Z2 Comics website, and Full Tilt Boogie on 2000AD website
Info about Infinitum: An Afrofuturism Tale on Harper Collins’ website
Tim Fielder’s
website, including page on Matty’s Rocket
Alex DeCampi’s website
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Next week’s show: From the City to the Suburbs (on Film)

May 27, 2021

On Tuesday June 1st at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Clear Spot: From the City to the Suburbs (on Film)

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Posters for I am Ren / Minor Premise / stills from films being shown as part of ‘Return to the city’

In advance of the Barbican Cinema’s season ‘Return to the City’, Alex Fitch talks to cinema programmer Alex Davidson about the city-based films they are showing between 8th and 27th June, set in six different urban environments, from five different decades.

Also, in a pair of interviews recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, Alex talks to director Patricia Ryczko and actress Marta Krol about their film I am Ren (Panacea), which depicts an android / housewife who is sent to a mental institution to find out if she is human or machine, and to film-maker Eric Schultz regarding his movie Minor Premise about a neuroscientist who experiments on himself with dangerous results.

8pm, Tuesday 1st June 2021, repeat broadcast 10am Wednesday 2nd June, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Next month’s show: Panel Borders 500 – Discerning the Past

May 21, 2021

On Wednesday May 5th at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Fantastical Visions

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Mike Lake, Denis Kitchen (Kitchen Sink Press), Will Eisner, Nick Landau (Titan Books) and Stan Nicholls (original FP manager), June 1980 (photo by Richard Bruton) / Various contributors to The Inking Woman including Nicola Streeten (in purple) and Cath Tate (in red, photo by Jakki Brown)

In the 500th episode of Panel Borders, Alex Fitch takes a nostalgic look back at important moments in the history of comics. Alex discusses anthology title The Inking Woman with two of its editors – Dr. Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate – and how they compiled the book’s survey of 250 years of female cartoonists. Also, co-founder of the Forbidden Planet chain of shops – Mike Lake – talks about his involvement in the birth of the British ‘direct market’ in the UK which inaugurated organised distribution of American comics in the UK in the 1970s.

5.30pm, Wednesday 2nd June 2021, repeat broadcast 2.30am, Friday 4th June, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: More info about The Inking Woman published by Myriad Editions and profile of Cath Tate
Mike Lake’s website
Nicola Streeten’s website (more…)

Next week’s show: Fantastical Visions

April 29, 2021

On Wednesday May 5th at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Fantastical Visions

Art from Coma by Zara Slattery / Captain America by Declan Shalvey / Avengers by Staz Johnson

Art from Coma by Zara Slattery / Captain America by Declan Shalvey / Avengers by Staz Johnson

In an episode celebrating great comic book art, Alex Fitch talks to three artists who bring wonderous visions to the page. In a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, Zara Slattery discusses her graphic novel Coma which depicts her experiences of extreme medical intervention as a journey through a fantastical dreamscape. Plus, in a ‘live draw’ session recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Declan Shalvey and Staz Johnson discuss their influences and inspirations for working on such titles as Injection and 2000AD.

5.30pm, Wednesday 5th May 2021, repeat broadcast 2.30am, Friday 7th May, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: More info about Coma published by Myriad Editions
Zara Slattery’s website
Wikipedia pages on Declan Shalvey and Staz Johnson
Staz Johnson’s blog
Declan Shalvey’s tumblr
Listen to Alex and Zara discuss classic video games in a show about the Vectrex games console
More info about support for survivors of Necrotising Fasciitis

Tomorrow’s show: Defensive Animals

April 6, 2021

On Wednesday April 7th at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Defensive Animals

Images from Tummy Bugs by Leomi Sadler / Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai

Images from Tummy Bugs by Leomi Sadler / Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai

In the second of two programmes looking at anthropomorphic comics, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of comic creators about their titles featuring combative animal characters. Leomi Sadler discusses her strips about insects, gargoyles, bacteria and other creatures battling against adversity, featured in a new collection – Tummy Bugs – published by Breakdown Press.

Also, in an interview recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, veteran cartoonist Stan Sakai chats about his long running comic Usagi Yojimbo which chronicles the adventures of a samurai rabbit…

5.30pm, Wednesday 7th April 2021, repeat broadcast 2.30am, Friday 9th April, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: More info about Tummy Bugs on Breakdown Press’ website
Interview with Leomi Sadler on the Creative Review website
Stan Sakai’s website
Usagi Yojimbo website
More interviews with creators of anthropomorphic comics

This Week’s show: Melancholic Animals

February 28, 2021

On Wednesday March 3rd at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Melancholic Animals

Art from I Killed Adolf Hitler and Werewolves of Montpellier by Jason / Haway Man, Klaus by Richard Short

Art from I Killed Adolf Hitler and Werewolves of Montpellier by Jason / Haway Man, Klaus by Richard Short

Alex Fitch talks to a pair of creators of anthropomorphic comics whose work features stories of animals in melancholic situations. Richard Short discusses the various publications featuring his popular feline character, including the latest graphic novel Haway Man, Klaus, published by Breakdown Press. Also, in an interview recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Alex chats to Norwegian cartoonist Jason about his work, including such genre titles as such as I Killed Adolf Hitler and Werewolves of Montpellier.

5.30pm, Wednesday 3rd March 2021, repeat broadcast 2.30am, Friday 5th March, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: More info about Haway Man, Klaus on Breakdown Press’ website
Interview with Richard Short on The Comics Journal website
Info about books by Jason on Fantagraphics’ website
Jason’s biography on Sundero Gallery site
More interviews with creators of anthropomorphic comics

Next week’s show: Retro Anthologies

January 27, 2021

On Wednesday February 3rd at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Retro Anthologies

 Covers of Blazer and The Mighty One written by Steve MacManus / Interior art by Julie Hollings from Beryl the Bitch and Dire Streets / Covers of Hot Jazz by Hunt Emerson and Outrageous Tales from the Old Testament by Emerson, Hollings and friends

Covers of Blazer and The Mighty One written by Steve MacManus / Interior art by Julie Hollings from Beryl the Bitch and Dire Streets / Covers of Hot Jazz by Hunt Emerson and Outrageous Tales from the Old Testament by Emerson, Hollings and friends

In a pair of interviews, Alex Fitch talks to comic book editor Steve MacManus about his new retro comic book anthology Blazer, plus his tenure on 2000AD and other classic titles, and to Julie Hollings and Hunt Emerson about their work on music themed comics such as Revolver and Hot Jazz, plus anthology Outrageous Tales from the Old Testament including work by both, in a Q and A recorded at the 2018 Graphic Brighton conference at the University of Sussex.

If you enjoy Panel Borders, please consider donating some money towards the running costs of Resonance FM, during February – more info at https://www.resonancefm.com/donate

5.30pm, Wednesday 3rd February 2021, repeat broadcast 2.30am, Friday 5th February, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Blazer Kickstarter campaign
Steve MacManus’ twitter page
Julie Hollings’ page on British Comics database and Lambiek
Hunt Emerson’s website and page on Lambiek (more…)

This week’s show: Dramatising the Real

November 30, 2020

On Wednesday December 2nd at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Dramatising the Real

Excerpts from Scene and Heard by David Ziggy Greene, and The Red Virgin / Sally Heathcote by Mary and Bryan Talbot

Excerpts from Scene and Heard by David Ziggy Greene, and The Red Virgin / Sally Heathcote by Mary and Bryan Talbot

In a pair of interviews looking at comic creators who dramatise real life events, Alex Fitch talks to Bryan and Mary Talbot about their graphic novels Sally Heathcote: Suffragette and The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia on French revolutionary Louise Michel in a Q and A recorded at Graphic Brighton, and to David Ziggy Greene about his fortnightly strip in Private EyeScene and Heard – and editing collections of graphic reportage in Save Our Souls, recorded at Cartoon County.

5.30pm, Wednesday 2nd December 2020, repeat broadcast 2.30am, Friday 4th December, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Review of the first Scene and Heard collection on Broken Frontier
David Ziggy Green’s online shop
Graphic novels page on Mary Talbot’s website
Bryan Talbot’s website