Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Graphic Brighton podcast: What is a good graphic novel?

July 16, 2014 1 Comment

Hannah Berry, Ian Williams, Hannah Eaton, Corinne Pearlman and David Lloyd at Graphic Brighton 2014 - photos by Paul Slater

Hannah Berry, Ian Williams, Hannah Eaton, Corinne Pearlman and David Lloyd at Graphic Brighton 2014 – photos by Paul Slater

What is a good graphic novel?: In a podcast recording from the May 2014 Graphic Brighton event, David Lloyd, Corinne Pearlman, Hannah Berry, Nicola Streeten, Hannah Eaton and Ian Williams try to answer the question: ‘What makes a good graphic novel?’ in a panel discussion chaired by Alex Fitch.

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 (more…)

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Graphic Brighton festival

April 1, 2014

Widescreen Graphic Brighton logo by Daniel Locke

A one day event, being held at the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts, May 24th 2014, curated by Paul Slater, Barbara Chamberlin and Alex Fitch. Guests include Chris Riddell, David Lloyd, John Higgins, Nicola Streeten, Hannah Berry, Corinne Pearlman, Daniel Locke, Joe Decie, Neil Evans (a.k.a. Nelson Evergreen), Lawrence Elwick, Ian Williams, Paul O’Connell, Nye Wright, Hannah Eaton, Paul Collicutt and Tim Pilcher.

The day will comprise talks, panel discussions, workshops and much more, and is only a five minute walk from the sea front for a lunchtime barbeque!

Tickets are £8 / £5 concessions and must be bought in advance from http://arts.brighton.ac.uk

9.30 – 5.30, Saturday 24th May 2014,
University of Brighton Faculty of Arts
, 56-58 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY
(more…)

Today’s show: Digitising comics

March 31, 2013

This evening at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Digitising comics

Covers of Panel Nine digital comic collections The Certified Hunt Emerson and Dapper John, interior of Verity Fare / David Lloyd promotes Comics Thing app

Covers of Panel Nine digital comic collections The Certified Hunt Emerson and Dapper John, interior of Verity Fare / David Lloyd promotes Comics Thing app

Concluding a month of shows looking at web comics, Alex Fitch talks to two experts in web based technologies about their dissemination methods aimed at bringing comics to tablets and other devices. Russell Willis discusses his Panel Nine range of graphic novels for the iPad which include titles by Eddie Campbell and David Lloyd and are about to be joined by a new digital store front for International book publishers.
Also, in a presentation recorded at Cartoon County in Brighton, Charles Kriel talks about his Indiegogo campaign to fund a new app designed to be the equivalent of iTunes for comics allowing collectors to combine their existing digital comics collections with newly bought titles to fill in the gaps, with questions asked by Alex Fitch, David Lloyd and members of the audience.

6pm, Sunday 31st March 2013 / repeated 4.30pm, Tuesday 2nd April 3pm, Thursday 4th April, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Panel Nine / Sequential / iEnglish websites
Comics Thing indiegogo campaign / 12 Stories Tall website (more…)

Panel Borders – 25 years of John Constantine: Hellblazer

January 13, 2013 2 Comments

Hellblazer comics by Jamie Delano, David Lloyd, Andy Diggle and Peter Milligan

Hellblazer comics by Jamie Delano, David Lloyd, Andy Diggle and Peter Milligan

25 years of John Constantine: Hellblazer Panel Borders returns after the Christmas break for a new series in an earlier slot on Sunday evenings. Starting a series of shows about the 25th anniversary of the occult detective John Constantine’s first appearance in his own solo comic book, Alex Fitch talks to writers Jamie Delano, Andy Diggle and Peter Milligan, and artist David Lloyd, about creating issues of Hellblazer from its first issue to the present day. Jamie and David discuss the early days of the comic, launched as a spin off from Alan Moore’s acclaimed run on Swamp Thing while Andy and Peter talk about bringing the character into the 21st Century. (Recorded in front of a live audience at SCI-FI-LONDON, Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, April 2011)
Links: Websites – Jamie Delano / David Lloyd / Andy Diggle / Peter Milligan (more…)

Today’s show – 25 years of John Constantine: Hellblazer

January 13, 2013

Tonight at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders – 25 years of John Constantine: Hellblazer

Hellblazer comics by Jamie Delano, David Lloyd, Andy Diggle and Peter Milligan

Hellblazer comics by Jamie Delano, David Lloyd, Andy Diggle and Peter Milligan

Panel Borders returns after the Christmas break for a new series in an earlier slot on Sunday evenings. Starting a series of shows about the 25th anniversary of the occult detective John Constantine’s first appearance in his own solo comic book, Alex Fitch talks to writers Jamie Delano, Andy Diggle and Peter Milligan, and artist David Lloyd, about creating issues of Hellblazer from its first issue to the present day. Jamie and David discuss the early days of the comic, launched as a spin off from Alan Moore’s acclaimed run on Swamp Thing while Andy and Peter talk about bringing the character into the 21st Century.
(Recorded in front of a live audience at SCI-FI-LONDON, Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, April 2011)

6pm, Sunday 13th January 2013, repeated at 4.30pm, Tuesday 15th January, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at http://www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Aces Weekly

September 23, 2012 7 Comments

Clockwise from top left, art from Aces Weekly by: David Lloyd, David Leach, Kev Hopgood and John McCrea

Clockwise from top left, art from Aces Weekly by: David Lloyd, David Leach, Kev Hopgood and John McCrea

Aces Weekly: Continuing our month of shows about anthologies, Alex Fitch talks to the creator and co-editor – David Lloyd – of a new weekly digital comics anthology, Aces Weekly. Alex also talks to three of the other contributors – David Leach, John McCrea and Kev Hopgood – about their new strips which will feature in the title and how the creators hope this will open up a new market for British comics in a brand new format.

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.

Links: Aces Weekly official website and facebook page (more…)

Today’s show: Aces Weekly

September 23, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Panel Borders: Aces Weekly

Clockwise from top left, art from Aces Weekly by: David Lloyd, David Leach, Kev Hopgood and John McCrea

Clockwise from top left, art from Aces Weekly by: David Lloyd, David Leach, Kev Hopgood and John McCrea

Continuing our month of shows about anthologies, Alex Fitch talks to the creator and co-editor – David Lloyd – of a new weekly digital comics anthology, Aces Weekly. Alex also talks to three of the other contributors – David Leach, John McCrea and Kev Hopgood – about their new strips which will feature in the title and how the creators hope this will open up a new market for British comics in a brand new format.

8pm, Sunday 23rd September 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Aces Weekly official website and facebook page (more…)

Panel Borders: Brighton Comix

June 10, 2012

Kickback by David Lloyd, St Martin of Tours by Daniel Locke, Up the wooden hill by Joe Decie, Riddlers Fayre by Steve Carroll and Jeff Anderson, Things to do in a retirement home trailer park by Nye Wright and cover of Erotic Comics 2 by Tim Pilcher

Kickback by David Lloyd, St Martin of Tours by Daniel Locke, Up the wooden hill by Joe Decie, Riddlers Fayre by Steve Carroll and Jeff Anderson, Things to do in a retirement home trailer park by Nye Wright and cover of Erotic Comics 2 by Tim Pilcher

Brighton Comix: Continuing our month of shows about comic book communities around the UK, Alex Fitch visits a meeting of Cartoon County in Brighton and chats to David Lloyd, Daniel Locke, Joe Decie, Steve Carroll, Nye Wright and Tim Pilcher about their work and how the experience of living and working on the South East Coast has influenced their comics. Recorded June 2011, at The Cricketers Pub, Brighton.
Originally broadcast 10/06/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.

Links: Cartoon County website
David Lloyd / Daniel Locke / Joe Decie / Nye Wright websites
Read Riddler’s Fayre and Strip comic by Steve Carroll / Tim Pilcher’s blog
Listen to previous interviews with David Lloyd, Nye Wright, Daniel Locke and Tim Pilcher (more…)

Today’s show: Brighton Comix

June 10, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Panel Borders: Brighton Comix

Kickback by David Lloyd, St Martin of Tours by Daniel Locke, Up the wooden hill by Joe Decie, Riddlers Fayre by Steve Carroll and Jeff Anderson, Things to do in a retirement home trailer park by Nye Wright and cover of Erotic Comics 2 by Tim Pilcher

Kickback by David Lloyd, St Martin of Tours by Daniel Locke, Up the wooden hill by Joe Decie, Riddlers Fayre by Steve Carroll and Jeff Anderson, Things to do in a retirement home trailer park by Nye Wright and cover of Erotic Comics 2 by Tim Pilcher

Continuing our month of shows about comic book communities around the UK, Alex Fitch visits a meeting of Cartoon County in Brighton and chats to David Lloyd, Daniel Locke, Joe Decie, Steve Carroll, Nye Wright and Tim Pilcher about their work and how the experience of living and working on the South East Coast has influenced their comics. Recorded June 2011, at The Cricketers Pub, Brighton.

8pm, Sunday 10th June 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast of after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Cartoon County website
David Lloyd / Daniel Locke / Joe Decie / Nye Wright websites
Read
Riddler’s Fayre and Strip comic by Steve Carroll
Tim Pilcher’s
blog

Listen to previous interviews with David Lloyd, Nye Wright, Daniel Locke and Tim Pilcher (more…)

Panel Borders: Visiting the Cartoon Classroom

December 18, 2009

Panel Borders:

Visiting the Cartoon Classroom

Partially broadcast 17/12/09 as part of an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

A new painting of V by David Lloyd and logo + self portrait by Steve Marchant to help promote Cartoon Classroom

A new painting of V by David Lloyd and logo + self portrait by Steve Marchant to help promote Cartoon Classroom

Continuing our month of shows on comics and education, Alex Fitch talks to V for Vendetta illustrator David Lloyd and cartoonist Steve Marchant about the project – Cartoon Classroom – they’ve set up with the help of Paul Gravett; a not-for-profit website that aims to inspire the next generation of cartoonists and make the art form more accessible to children and adults who want to be more proficient at creating comic-strips and drawing cartoons. www.cartoonclassroom.co.uk is also designed as a gateway and information resource for studying cartoon and sequential art in schools, colleges, libraries and museums across the UK and Ireland and so Steve and David talk about the genesis of the project, its roots in the London Cartoon Centre and their own experiences both as comic book tutors and when they first broke into the industry.

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: Cartoon Classroom website
More info about Cartoon Classroom on Down the tubes
Buy Steve’s comic Stupidface at urban75.org
Steve’s online portfolio at www.cartoonstock.com
David’s website www.lforlloyd.com
Buy a painted V for Vendetta sketch by David off ebay and help support Cartoon Classroom
Info about the Cartoon Museum in London
Fanzine article about Andy Roberts’ experiences at the London Cartoon Centre
Listen to Alex’s interview with David about his comics career so far

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Donate to The Stroke Association and get free DVDs / CDs in exchange…


BBC audio director Neil Gardner (The Brightonomicon / Doctor Who: Hornet’s Nest) is offering choice items from his CD, DVD and book collection in exchange for donations to The Stroke Association and will match donations by 200%!


Get your stocking fillers from Neil and donate to a good cause….

More info here

Today’s show: Cartoons in the classroom

December 17, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Cartoons in the classroom

Extract from Tales of Diversity: Blood in Stones by Nickita Patterson and Cartoon Classroom logo and self portrait by Steve Marchant

Extract from Tales of Diversity: Blood in Stones by Nickita Patterson and Cartoon Classroom logo and self portrait by Steve Marchant

In the last of this month’s shows looking at the use of comics in education, we have interviews with a variety of practitioners and tutors with an interest in the subject. Sarah Lightman visits the Eastside Educational Trust in Hackney and talks to two of the tutors / mentors from the organisation – Rakhee Jasani and Truly Johnston – who have set up a project called ‘Graphic Truths’ as a way of engaging young people with comic book creation to tell stories that are personal to them. Sarah also talks to four of the young creators – Chantelle, Shantel, Leke and Nickita – who have worked on the project and are seeing their comics printed in an anthology called ‘Tales of Diversity’ being launched next month.
Also, Alex Fitch talks to V for Vendetta illustrator David Lloyd and cartoonist Steve Marchant about the project Cartoon Classroom they’ve set up with the help of Paul Gravett; a not-for-profit website that aims to inspire the next generation of cartoonists and make the art form more accessible to children and adults who want to be more proficient at creating comic-strips and drawing cartoons. http://www.cartoonclassroom.co.uk is also designed as a gateway and information resource for studying cartoon and sequential art in schools, colleges, libraries and museums across the UK and Ireland.

N.B./ A 25 min edit of Alex’s conversation with David and Steve will be podcast tonight and a 35 min edit of Sarah’s interviews with the mentors and students of the Eastside Trust will be podcast 31/12/09

5pm 17/12/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Eastside Educational Trust info about the Graphic Truths project on their website
Download Tales of Diversity as a PDF
Graphic Truths blog
Rag Factory website where the magazine is being launched on 16/01/10

Cartoon Classroomwebsite
More info about Cartoon Classroom on Down the tubes
Buy Steve’s comic Stupidface at urban75.org
Steve’s online portfolio at www.cartoonstock.com
David’s website www.lforlloyd.com
Buy a painted V for Vendetta sketch by David off ebay and help support Cartoon Classroom
Listen to Alex’s interview with David about his comics career so far

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Click here to visit The Stroke Association website

Donate to The Stroke Association and get free DVDs / CDs in exchange…


BBC audio director Neil Gardner (The Brightonomicon / Doctor Who: Hornet’s Nest) is offering choice items from his CD, DVD and book collection in exchange for donations to The Stroke Association and will match donations by 200%!


Get your stocking fillers from Neil and donate to a good cause….

More info here

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons on Panel Borders

March 8, 2009 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and his other collaborators

Doctor Manhattan by Dave Gibbons

Doctor Manhattan by Dave Gibbons

If you’ve just watched the Watchmen in the cinema and would like to hear interviews with the creators, here’s a list of my interviews with Alan Moore and various artists who have illustrated his scripts including Dave Gibbons and David Lloyd…

Alan Moore

… talks about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the highs (Kev O’Neill) and lows (Rob Liefeld) of collaborating with comic book artists, his notions of magic and ideaspace and just what giant bald men in nappies had to do with American paranoia in 1950s movies! (Originally broadcast Jan 25th 2007 on Resonance FM)

… talks about magic, Swamp Thing, movies and saving the comics industry.

(Originally broadcast 7pm, Jan 30th 2007 on Resonance FM)

 

… talks about animation, history and DNA….

(Originally broadcast 7.30pm, Jan 30th 2007 on Resonance FM)

Alex Fitch interviews Alan Moore at Gosh! (Photo by Oli Smith)

Click on the image to watch the video, which was filmed by Oli Smith

… talks about his epic graphic novel Lost Girls, from its beginnings – serialised in the horror anthology Taboo – to its final printing 16 years later as a beautiful three volume slipcased hardback published by Top Shelf.

(Originally broadcast 5pm, Feb 14th 2008 on Resonance FM)


… talks about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier and depictions of procreation in Swamp Thing and Miracleman.

(Originally broadcast 5.30pm, Feb 14th 2008 on Resonance FM)



… talks about collaborating with Eddie Campbell on his masterpiece From Hell and the two comic book adaptations of his performances Snakes and Ladders and The Birth Caul..

(Originally broadcast Oct 23rd 2008 on Resonance FM)



Alan Moore and Pat Mills talk about their favourite cartoonist, the late Ken Reid who drew Roger the Dodger in the 1950s Beano and a variety of underrated strips in children’s comics such as Wham! and Whoopee! including the creepy classics Faceache and Frankie Stein, up to the 1980s…..

(Originally broadcast Jan 29th 2009 on Resonance FM)

Click on the image to watch a video of the interview

Click on the image to watch a video of the interview, which was filmed by Oli Smith

Dave Gibbons talks about his career so far, working on more personal projects such as The Originals and his thoughts on the current Hollywood adaptation of Watchmen

(Originally broadcast at 5pm, June 10th 2008 on Resonance FM)

Read an abridged transcript of the interview in Wheel Me Out magazine


Alex Fitch talks to David Lloyd

Alex Fitch talks to David Lloyd

David Lloyd talks about working on V for Vendetta and about the challenges of illustrating graphic novels such as The Horrorist and Kickback….

(Originally broadcast at 5.30pm, June 10th 2008 on Resonance FM)

Captain Britain by Alan Davis and Alan Moore

Captain Britain by Alan Davis and Alan Moore


Alan Davis and Paul Cornell talk about writing and in Alan’s case, also drawing Captain Britain, a character whose appearance in comics in the early 1980s by Alans Davis and Moore gave the strip a lasting appeal that endures to the current day. Paul Cornell talks about his recent revamp of the character in the new comic Captain Britain and MI:13 which sees the Captain get a 21st Century make-over while encountering such nefarious characters as Count Dracula and Gordon Brown!

(Originally broadcast March 5th 2009 on Resonance FM)

Video podcast: The art of David Lloyd (being Dave… part 2)

July 11, 2008 1 Comment

Panel Borders – The art of David Lloyd (being Dave… part 2) video podcast
Audio version broadcast at 5.35pm, 10/07/08 on Resonance FM

Alex Fitch and David Lloyd

A special video edition of Panel Borders – In the second of two podcasts about artists called Dave who worked with writer Alan Moore, Alex Fitch talks to artist David Lloyd about his career, about working with Alan on V for Vendetta and about the challenges of illustrating graphic novels such as The Horrorist and Kickback.”

There are a couple of versions of the video available to download at archive.org including jpg screen grabs and an animated gif of the video…
For the audio version of this podcast, click here

Links: Wikipedia pages on David and V for Vendetta
David’s website – lforlloyd.com
Why not join our facebook group?

Comics news:

Comics and 'zines flyer

Also: Online now at Manchester Met’ Contemporary Film and Video:

Tales from the Flat: the movie! (sort of)

To quote one of the stars, Oliver Lambden: “Alex Thomson, Jack Tomkins and Jon Hull recently completed their final piece for their film degrees at Manchester Uni and they decided to make a short documentay all about Modern Monstrosity and The Camden Comics Stall. Give it a watch, it’s bloody awesome, the soundtrack’s amazing, it’s only ten minutes long and it’s viewable here…”

Panel Borders: The art of David Lloyd

July 10, 2008 7 Comments

Panel Borders: The art of David Lloyd
Orignally broadcast 10/06/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Alex Fitch and David Lloyd

In the second of two podcasts about artists called Dave who worked with writer Alan Moore, Alex Fitch talks to artist David Lloyd about his career, about working with Alan on V for Vendetta and about the challenges of illustrating graphic novels such as The Horrorist and Kickback.

For more info please visit the home of this episode at archive.org

Links: Wikipedia pages on David and V for Vendetta
David’s
website – lforlloyd.com
Why not join our facebook group?

Comics news:

Comics and 'zines flyer

Also: Online now at Manchester Met’ Contemporary Film and Video:

Tales from the Flat: the movie! (sort of)

To quote one of the stars, Oliver Lambden: “Alex Thomson, Jack Tomkins and Jon Hull recently completed their final piece for their film degrees at Manchester Uni and they decided to make a short documentay all about Modern Monstrosity and The Camden Comics Stall. Give it a watch, it’s bloody awesome, the soundtrack’s amazing, it’s only ten minutes long and it’s viewable here…”

Today’s show: Being Dave and working with Alan

July 10, 2008 1 Comment

Strip!: Being Dave and working with Alan

To compliment our annual interview with Alan Moore (2007 part one, part two, part three / 2008 part one, part two, video), on today’s Strip!, Alex Fitch is talking to a couple of comic book artists who did their most famous work with Alan…

Dave Gibbons
Dave Gibbons drew Watchmen which is currently being turned into a multi-million dollar blockbuster and has drawn a variety of seminal comics on both sides of the Atlantic from Green Lantern to Dan Dare.

David LloydDavid Lloyd drew the anarchic parable V for Vendetta, first published in Warrior Magazine / completed at DC comics and specialises in comic book noir from Night Raven to his recent graphic novel for the French market.

Alex talks to both Daves about their careers so far, working on more personal projects such as The Originals and Kickback respectively and what they thought of the Hollywood adaptations of their most famous works…

5pm, Resonance 104.4 FM 10/07/08
This show will also be available as a video podcast…

Links: Wikipedia pages on Dave Gibbons, Watchmen and The Originals
Page on Dave’s work at Lambiek and 2000AD online
Watch Fitch and Gibbons in a youtube video advertising Oli Smith’s LUC stall

Wikipedia pages on David Lloyd and V for Vendetta
David’s website – lforlloyd.com

Comics news:

Comics and 'zines flyer

Also: Online now at Manchester Met’ Contemporary Film and Video:

Tales from the Flat: the movie! (sort of)

To quote one of the stars, Oliver Lambden: “Alex Thomson, Jack Tomkins and Jon Hull recently completed their final piece for their film degrees at Manchester Uni and they decided to make a short documentay all about Modern Monstrosity and The Camden Comics Stall. Give it a watch, it’s bloody awesome, the soundtrack’s amazing, it’s only ten minutes long and it’s viewable here…”