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: Great British Horror Comics

October 28, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Great British Horror Comics

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex interviews Gareth Brookes

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex Fitch interviews Gareth Brookes

Today’s show concludes a month of episodes looking at horror comics, and includes interviews with a quartet of British creators who work in that genre. Alex Fitch talks to David Hine, author of Strange Embrace and writer of a variety of horror comics for American publishers, I.N.J. Culbard, the illustrator of Self Made Hero’s H.P.Lovecraft adaptations and Hannah Berry, whose second graphic novel Adamtine is a claustrophobic tale of terror set on a train, in a panel recorded at the first Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Also, Gareth Brookes discusses his extraordinary graphic novel The Black Project, illustrated via linocut and embroidery, which tells the story of an unusual young man who makes his girlfriends out of found materials, and mixes The Silence of the Lambs with arts and crafts magazines.
N.B./ Panel Borders repeats during late October and early November are at 2am on Thursdays due to Resonance’s morning broadcasts from Void Festival, Londonderry / Derry

4.30pm, Monday 28th October 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 31st October 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

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Panel Borders: From small press to mainstream

April 23, 2013

Excerpts from Ellipsis by Tom Humberstone, Danger Academy by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood, The Alchemists Easel by Al Davison, Strange Embrace by David Hine

Excerpts from Ellipsis by Tom Humberstone, Danger Academy by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood, The Alchemist’s Easel by Al Davison, Strange Embrace by David Hine

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 (Originally broadcast 22/04/13 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

Links: Websites – Tony Lee, Tom Humberstone, David Hine, Al Davison (more…)

Today’s show: From small press to mainstream

April 22, 2013

This morning at 8.30am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: From small press to mainstream

Excerpts from Ellipsis by Tom Humberstone, Danger Academy by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood, The Alchemists Easel by Al Davison, Strange Embrace by David Hine

Excerpts from Ellipsis by Tom Humberstone, Danger Academy by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood, The Alchemist’s Easel by Al Davison, Strange Embrace by David Hine

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)

8.30am, Monday 22nd April 2013 / repeated 3pm, Thursday 25th April, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Websites – Tony Lee, Tom Humberstone, David Hine, Al Davison (more…)

Panel Borders: Inhumanity and darkness in literature

February 17, 2013

Cover of The Man who Laughs / sketch of Gwynplaine by Mark Stafford / interior art and cover of Heart of Darkness by Catherine Anyango

Cover of The Man who Laughs / sketch of Gwynplaine by Mark Stafford / interior art and cover of Heart of Darkness by Catherine Anyango

Inhumanity and darkness in literature: Continuing our month of shows about comics and literature, Alex Fitch talks to a trio of graphic novelists about adapting classic 19th century novels as sequential art. In a panel discussion recorded at Comica Comiket in 2011, David Hine and Mark Stafford discuss their adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Man who Laughs, a tale that has already cast a long shadow over comics, as the lead character Gwynplaine was supposedly an influence on the creation of The Joker. Also, fine artist Catherine Anyango discusses her visual approach to her 2010 adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, best known as the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, which sees her intricate pencilling style married with both text from the original novel and also Conrad’s The Congo Diary. (Originally broadcast 17/02/13 on Resonance 104.4 FM) (more…)

Today’s show: Inhumanity and darkness in literature

February 17, 2013

Tonight at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Inhumanity and darkness in literature

Cover of The Man who Laughs / sketch of Gwynplaine by Mark Stafford / interior art and cover of Heart of Darkness by Catherine Anyango

Cover of The Man who Laughs / sketch of Gwynplaine by Mark Stafford / interior art and cover of Heart of Darkness by Catherine Anyango

Continuing our month of shows about comics and literature, Alex Fitch talks to a trio of graphic novelists about adapting classic 19th century novels as sequential art. In a panel discussion recorded at Comica Comiket in 2011, David Hine and Mark Stafford discuss their adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Man who Laughs, a tale that has already cast a long shadow over comics, as the lead character Gwynplaine was supposedly an influence on the creation of The Joker. Also, fine artist Catherine Anyango discusses her visual approach to her 2010 adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, best known as the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, which sees her intricate pencilling style married with both text from the original novel and also Conrad’s The Congo Diary.

6pm, Sunday 17th February 2013, repeated at 4.30pm, Tuesday 19th February, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Today’s shows: Poe and Lovecraft / Low budget films

December 2, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

I’m ready for my close-up – Pulp Fiction: Low budget British genre films

Simon Burbage, John Thomson and Gavin Molloy in Pulp / Tom Guerrier helps Mark Gatiss get into character for Cleaning Up

Simon Burbage, John Thomson and Gavin Molloy in Pulp / Tom Guerrier helps Mark Gatiss get into character for Cleaning Up

Alex Fitch talks to director Tom Guerrier about his short film Clearing Up, featuring Doctor Who stars Mark Gatiss and Louise Jameson as a hitman and his landlady; and to Adam Hamdy, co-director, and actors Jay Sutherland, Gavin Molloy, Simon Burbage and Lee Ravitz, about Pulp, a caper movie set in the small press comic community. Both films are starting to tour festivals and Alex talks about to their creators about the making of each project and their ambitions to get the films to larger audiences.

Cleaning Up will be screening next on 10/01/12 at the London Short Film Festival at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.
Pulp receives its UK premiere on 02/02/12 at SFX Weekender Sci-Fi convention, Prestatyn Sands, Wales.

5pm, Friday 2nd December, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.electricsheepmagazine.com/events

…and on tonight…

Book List: Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft

Alex Fitch, Alice Duke, China Mieville, Denise Mina and Mark Stafford at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Fia Eamónn Wahlin

Alex Fitch, Alice Duke, China Mieville, Denise Mina and Mark Stafford at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Fia Eamónn Wahlin

As everyone likes a good ghost story at Christmas, Alex Fitch chairs a panel discussion on Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, the two American heavyweights of classic horror and fantastic literature, with contributors including novelists China Miéville and Denise Mina, and illustrators Mark Stafford and Alice Duke. 2011 is the 85th anniversary of Lovecraft’s seminal story The Call of Cthulu, the 80th anniversary of the character first appearing in another writer’s fiction (Robert E. Howard’s The Black Stone) and the 170th anniversary of the publication of The Murders in the Rue Morgue. The panelists discuss the influence of Lovecraft on genre fiction plus the use of the iconography of Poe in Goth culture and detective literature in front of an audience of fans and professionals including David Hine and Al Davison. (Recorded at the British Film Institute as part of this year’s SCI-FI-LONDON festival).

8pm, Friday 2nd December, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Websites: Cleaning Up / Pulp
China Mieville / Denise Mina / Alice Duke / Mark Stafford

Panel Borders: AC / DC (Paul Cornell and David Hine)

September 23, 2010 3 Comments

Panel Borders:

AC / DC

Originally broadcast 23rd September 2010 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Action Comics #690 and 691 by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods, Detective Comics #864 and 867 by David Hine, Jeremy Haun and Scott McDaniel

Action Comics #690 and 691 by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods, Detective Comics #864 and 867 by David Hine, Jeremy Haun and Scott McDaniel

Continuing our month of shows looking at British writers of superhero titles, Alex Fitch talks to the current writers of two of the longest running American comics – Action Comics (which normally features Superman) and Detective Comics (which generally features Batman), Paul Cornell and David Hine.
Alex talks to Paul about his sojourn on the book which will detail a year long quest by Lex Luthor to gain superpowers and about his forthcoming titles Knight and Squire – a British set spin off of Batman – and Soldier One, a Science-Fiction title for Boom! comics, based on an idea by Stan Lee, and to David about exploring light and darkness in Gotham City, the joy of writing the psychopaths in Arkham Asylum and his surrealistic pop art Image comic The Bulletproof Coffin.

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: Wikipedia pages on Paul Cornell, David Hine, Action Comics and Detective Comics

David’s Strange Embrace website
Paul’s website

Read an interview with Paul about Knight and Squire
Read an article about Action Comics #894 featuring ‘Death
Read 6 pages of Soldier Zero #1 by Paul Cornell, Stan Lee and Javier Pina

Read an interview with David about Batman: Arkham Reborn
Read the whole of The Bulletproof Coffin #1 online

Related podcasts:
Alex’s previous interview with David Hine (and Frazer Irving) about X-Men: The 198, Silent War, Spawn and Shaun of the dead.

Alex’s panel discussion on Sci-Fi comics with Paul Cornell, Bryan Talbot, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Paul Duffield.

Alex’s interviews with Paul Cornell and Alan Davis about Captain Britain

Alex’s interview with Neil Gaiman about Stardust

Recommended events:

Pickled Ink‘s search for a comics artist

Art illustration agency Pickled Ink has launched a new award in a bid to find an artist to draw a new graphic novel by Super Gran creator and writer Jenny McDade.
(more…)

Today’s show: AC / DC (Paul Cornell and David Hine)

September 23, 2010

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: AC / DC (Paul Cornell and David Hine)

Action Comics #690 and 691 by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods, Detective Comics #864 and 867 by David Hine, Jeremy Haun and Scott McDaniel

Action Comics #690 and 691 by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods, Detective Comics #864 and 867 by David Hine, Jeremy Haun and Scott McDaniel

Continuing our month of shows looking at British writers of superhero titles, Alex Fitch talks to the current writers of two of the longest running American comics – Action Comics (which normally features Superman) and Detective Comics (which generally features Batman), Paul Cornell and David Hine.
Alex talks to Paul about his sojourn on the book which will detail a year long quest by Lex Luthor to gain superpowers and about his forthcoming titles Knight and Squire – a British set spin off of Batman – and Soldier One, a Science-Fiction title for Boom! comics, based on an idea by Stan Lee, and to David about exploring light and darkness in Gotham City, the joy of writing the psychopaths in Arkham Asylum and his surrealistic pop art Image comic The Bulletproof Coffin.

5pm, 23/09/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast here at 10.30pm 23/09/10

Wikipedia pages on Paul Cornell, David Hine, Action Comics and Detective Comics

David’s Strange Embrace website
Paul’s website

Read an interview with Paul about Knight and Squire
Read an article about Action Comics #894 featuring ‘Death
Read 6 pages of Soldier Zero #1 by Paul Cornell, Stan Lee and Javier Pina

Read an interview with David about Batman: Arkham Reborn
Read the whole of The Bulletproof Coffin #1 online

Recommended events:

Pickled Ink’s search for a comics artist

Art illustration agency Pickled Ink has launched a new award in a bid to find an artist to draw a new graphic novel by Super Gran creator and writer Jenny McDade.

Working with Jenny, the creator/writer of the TV series Super Gran, who cut her teeth writing strips for the British girls comic Tammy, and comic book author and editor Pat Mills, the agency is searching for an outstanding character-led artist to illustrate Jenny’s first graphic novel script, Party Girls. The winner will be awarded £1000.00 and a contract of representation at Pickled Ink, whose current artists include Hanako Clulow, Hattie Newman, Hannah Bagshaw and many others.

In brief, they’re asking for: character design of two lead characters; and a 20 frame sample sequence and a front cover design. The winning artist must be an existing or recent graduate from the last 12 months only, able to draw modern fashion, facial expression, great storytelling, and be generally ‘2011’.

The deadline for entries is Monday 8th November 2010, more info at www.pickledink.com where you can download a PDF of the full rules and conditions

Podcast: Uncut interview – David Hine and Frazer Irving

October 17, 2007 3 Comments

Continuing our occasional series of hour long uncut versions of the interviews that were recorded for I’m ready for my close-up and Panel Borders, we have Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott’s complete interview with Frazer Irving & David Hine about their comics work such as Gutsville, Shaun of the dead, X-Men: The 198 and Spawn

This interview has been previous partially podcast in two halves and was broadcast in almost its entirety on 4th October

(mp3 format, 34.0mb / 37 mins)

Today’s show: The art of Andrzej Klimowski and the work of Hine and Irving

October 4, 2007

Tonight’s Strip! at 5pm on Resonance 104.4FM is comprised of two interviews previously partially podcast…
First we have the complete interview Alex Fitch conducted with Andrzej Klimowski about his half dozen Graphic Novels which range from silent movie surrealist Traumnovelles to “Beginner’s guides to…” art and philosphy. Later we have Duncan Nott & Alex’s interview with comics creators David Hine & Frazer Irving who have made super heroes comics with a twist, horror stories and graphic fantasies.

There are podcasts already available of the first half of the interview with Andrzej and a shorter version of the interview with David and Frazer

Incidently, if you’re waiting for a podcast of the interview with Leah Moore and John Reppion, I’m cleaning up the sound before it gets archived for posterity and cutting it into podcast sized pieces!

Podcast: Hine and Irving’s Silent War(s) part 2

September 3, 2007

Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott conclude their interview with artist Frazer Irving and writer / artist David Hine, looking at politics in comics, artistic influences on pencillers and inkers, plus their recent collaboration on Marvel’s Silent War.
As Panel Borders is currently podcast only, you can download today’s show now… (mp3 format, 13.7mb)
For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com

Links: Wikipedia pages on David Hine and Frazer Irving
Frazer’s website
More info on Spawn
Interview with Frazer about Silent War
Interview with David about X-Men: the 198 & Son of M

Podcast: Hine and Irving’s Silent War(s) part 1

August 27, 2007

Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott interview artist Frazer Irving and writer / artist David Hine about their work in comics from early strips in 2000AD to their recent collaboration on Marvel’s Silent War.
As Panel Borders is currently podcast only, you can download today’s show now… (mp3 format, 14.2mb)
For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com

Links: Wikipedia pages on David Hine and Frazer Irving
Frazer’s website
Articles by David on the 2006 Bristol Expo, continuity and adverts in comics
A vampire story and a Sherlock Holmes story illustrated by Frazer