War (comic), what is it good for?
Alex Fitch, Ariel Kahn, Paul Gravett, Eileen Cassavetti and Francesca Cassavetti in the studio at Resonance FM, photo by Nick Tesco
In an episode of Panel Borders previously broadcast as a live ‘Clear Spot’ on Resonance FM, Alex Fitch talks to Paul Gravett, Ariel Kahn, Eileen Cassavetti, Francesca Cassavetti and David Blandy about about the importance of war comics in culture and bringing the experience of war and conflict to new readers in a way that text alone can’t fully realise, plus the forthcoming Comics and Conflicts conference and events at the Imperial War Museum. Paul and Ariel discuss classic war comics and Francesca and Eileen talk about publishing the latter’s war time diary in comic book format, plus, in excerpts from a couple of classic episodes, Alex talks to Garth Ennis, and Grant Rogers interviews Pat Mills about Charley’s War.
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
Listen to the full length interview with Pat Mills about Charley’s War conducted by Garth Rogers
Links: Info about the Comics and Conflicts events at the Imperial War Museum
Book tickets at http://wartime.iwm.org.uk (scroll down to find individual events
Info about Francesca and Eileen Cassavetti at fabtoons.blogspot.com
David Blandy’s film Child of the Atom
Info about War: The Human Cost
Charley’s War website
Wikipedia pages on Garth Ennis’ War Stories and Battlefields
Comics and Conflicts festival , Imperial War Museum
…will be held on 19-20 August, 2011 at the Imperial War Museum in London, and is aimed at comics scholars, practitioners, and enthusiasts. Conference speakers and guests include: Pat Mills (Charley’s War); Martin Barker and Roger Sabin on Doonesbury; Garth Ennis (Troubled Souls, War Stories) and Francesca Cassavetti(Fabtoons).
On Friday 19th, there is an academic conference, in which University students and writers will be presenting papers on the subject of War Comics throughout the day, followed by a talk by Charley’s War author Pat Mills. There are tickets available for the conference which includes the talk by Pat Mills, or the talk is available as a separate ticket.
On Saturday 20th, there are talks, panels and workshops by small press creators and international authors, including a hour long discussion with Garth Ennis on stage in his first UK appearance at a comics festival in many years.
All Saturday events are £6 / the final event of the weekend, The Comics go to War film screening is FREE!
Imperial War Museum,
London SE1 6HZ
Nearest tube: Lambeth North (Bakerloo) / Elephant and Castle (Northern line, City Branch) / Southwark (Jubilee)
Book tickets at http://wartime.iwm.org.uk
The Comics and Conflicts events form part of a Children’s literature festival being held from 13-21 August 2011, which accompanies the Imperial War Museum’s new exhibition Once Upon A Wartime: Classic War Stories for Children. For more information about the exhibition and the festival visit the Imperial War Museum web site.
Full listing of events at www.panelborders.com/events