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Graphic Brighton 2015

April 25, 2015

Graphic Brighton poster 2015

This year’s Graphic Brighton event takes place on 1st and 2nd May at the  University of Brighton,
58-67 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY

Now part of the Brighton Fringe Festival, where you can book tickets;

The Friday night sees a panel on Gay Manga, Yaoi and Japanese style art in LGBT themed comics followed by a ‘Pecha Kucha’ style presentation by a dozen local cartoonists sponsored by Myriad Editions.

Images from GoGoMetro by Inko and Chie + Breaks by Emma Vieceli

On Saturday, there are seven panels to choose from on subjects such as:

Non-Visual Autism, Pregnancy, depictions of Ethnic minorities and Elderly in comics, the History of Marginalised groups in comic strips and much more.

Extracts from Over Under Sideways Down by Karrie Fransman and The Boss by Patrice Aggs

Full details here: www.graphicbrighton.com
Buy tickets here: boxoffice.brightonfringe.org
(Fri free / Sat £10/£6 conc.)

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Laydeez do podcasts: Female Publishers and their work

September 27, 2011

Laydeez do Podcasts:
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Female Publishers and their work

Excerpts from Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti and Playing the Jewish Card by Corinne Pearlman

Excerpts from Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti and Playing the Jewish Card by Corinne Pearlman

In two talks recorded in August and January 2011, we explore the work of female comic book publishers and their work in the medium. In a Q and A recorded at the Imperial War Museum, Alex Fitch talks to Eileen and Francesca Cassavetti, about Eileen’s wartime diary Philip and Helena which Francesca republished recently in comic book format plus in a talk recorded at Laydeez Do Comics, Corinne Pearlman discusses her work for the Jewish Quarterly, her publishing endeavours with Myriad Editions and her design and editorial work for Comic Company, which produces healthcare information in comic strip format.
(Recorded by Allan Morrow and Nicola Streeten, edited and introduced by Alex Fitch)

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: More info about Comics and Conflicts at the Imperial War Museum
Listen to the subsequent discussion by Francesca, Eileen and Alex with the creators of War: The Human Cost
Francesca’s website www.fabtoons.com

Corinne’s website www.comicopera.com
Enjoy Healthcare info in strip format at www.comiccompany.co.uk
More info about Myriad Editions

Read the Laydeez do comics blog
Info about Laydeez do comics

Panel Borders: War – The Human Cost

September 22, 2011 7 Comments

Panel Borders:

War – The Human Cost

Partially broadcast 22/09/11 on Resonance FM

Ben Naylor, Dan Locke, Sean Duffield, Francesca Cassavetti, Eileen Cassavetti and Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum (art by Dan Locke, photographed by Jim Walker)

Ben Naylor, Dan Locke, Sean Duffield, Francesca Cassavetti, Eileen Cassavetti and Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum (art by Dan Locke, photographed by Jim Walker)

Continuing our month of shows about War Comics, we’re proud to broadcast a final panel discussion recorded at the ‘Comics and conflicts’ conference at the Imperial War Museum, August 2011. Alex Fitch chairs a discussion on ‘The personal and the political’ as the publisher and two of the contributing artists – Sean Duffield, Daniel Locke and Ben Naylor – talk about their anthology War: The Human Cost. They are also joined on stage by writer Eileen Cassavetti and cartoonist Francesca Cassavetti who published her mother’s wartime journal Philip and Helena in comic book format.
(Please note: this is the penultimate episode of Panel Borders to be broadcast on a Thursday evening, before the show moves to Sunday nights from October)

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

Cover of Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti / interior pages from War: The Human Cost by Ben Naylor, Daniel Locke and Sean Duffield

Cover of Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti / interior pages from War: The Human Cost by Ben Naylor, Daniel Locke and Sean Duffield

Links: Listen to Alex Fitch’s interview with Eileen and Francesca Cassavetti, Paul Gravett, Ariel Kahn and others about the Imperial War Museum Conference
Listen to Paul Gravett’s preceding panel about international War Comics with Mikkel Sommer, Dave Turbitt, David Blandy and others

Info about Francesca and Eileen Cassavetti at fabtoons.blogspot.com
Read Forbidden Planet International’s series of reviews on War: The Human Cost
Info about War: The Human Cost
Info about the Comics and Conflicts conference at the Imperial War Museum
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Today’s show: War – The Human Cost

September 22, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: War – The Human Cost

Ben Naylor, Dan Locke, Sean Duffield, Francesca Cassavetti, Eileen Cassavetti and Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum (art by Dan Locke, photographed by Jim Walker)

Ben Naylor, Dan Locke, Sean Duffield, Francesca Cassavetti, Eileen Cassavetti and Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum (art by Dan Locke, photographed by Jim Walker)

Continuing our month of shows about War Comics, we’re proud to broadcast a final panel discussion recorded at the ‘Comics and conflicts’ conference at the Imperial War Museum, August 2011. Alex Fitch chairs a discussion on ‘The personal and the political’ as the publisher and two of the contributing artists – Sean Duffield, Daniel Locke and Ben Naylor – talk about their anthology War: The Human Cost. They are also joined on stage by writer Eileen Cassavetti and cartoonist Francesca Cassavetti who published her mother’s wartime journal Philip and Helena in comic book format.
(Please note: this is the penultimate episode of Panel Borders to be broadcast on a Thursday evening, before the show moves to Sunday nights from October)

5pm, Thursday 22nd September, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Cover of Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti / interior pages from War: The Human Cost by Ben Naylor, Daniel Locke and Sean Duffield

Cover of Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti / interior pages from War: The Human Cost by Ben Naylor, Daniel Locke and Sean Duffield

Links: Listen to Alex Fitch’s interview with Eileen and Francesca Cassavetti, Paul Gravett, Ariel Kahn and others about the Imperial War Museum Conference
Listen to Paul Gravett’s preceding panel about international War Comics with Mikkel Sommer, Dave Turbitt, David Blandy and others
Read Forbidden Planet International’s series of reviews on War: The Human Cost
Info about Francesca and Eileen Cassavetti at fabtoons.blogspot.com
Info about War: The Human Cost
Info about the Comics and Conflicts conference at the Imperial War Museum
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Panel Borders: War (comic), what is it good for?

August 17, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

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

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

Recommended events:

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,
Lambeth Road,
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
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Today’s show: War (comic) what is it good for?

August 16, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Clear Spot: War (comic) what is it good for?

Covers of Charleys War by Mills and Colquhoun, War: The Human Cost by Duffield, Parkard et al. and Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti

Covers of Charleys War by Mills and Colquhoun, War: The Human Cost by Duffield, Parkard et al. and Philip and Helena by Eileen Cassavetti

In advance of the Comics and Conflicts two day festival at the Imperial War Museum on 19th and 20th August 2011, Alex Fitch talks to Paul Gravett, Ariel Kahn, Eileen and Francesca Cassavetti 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. The show will also include extracts from episodes of Panel Borders featuring Garth Ennis and Pat Mills who are both talking at the IWM comics events.

8pm, Tuesday 16/08/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

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
Info about War: The Human Cost
Charley’s War website
Wikipedia pages on Garth Ennis’ War Stories and Battlefields

Recommended events:

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,
Lambeth Road,
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
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Laydeez do podcasts: Small press special

March 19, 2011 2 Comments

Laydeez do Podcasts:
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Small press special

Ed by Azzopardi, Most Natural thing by Cassavetti and Babel by Miers

Ed by Azzopardi, Most Natural thing by Cassavetti and Babel by Miers

In this month’s podcast we have three recordings of presentations by small press creators given at Laydeez do comics in February 2011 – Sean Azzopardi, Francesca Cassavetti (with Nick Tesco) and John Miers talk about their self published comics and graphic novels, their interaction with the art world, visits to Angouleme and much more. Introduced by Nicola Streeten, recorded and edited by Alex Fitch

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: Sean Azzopardi’s website
Francesca Cassavetti’s website
John Miers’ website

Info about Laydeez do comics
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Winter 2010/11 in print

February 4, 2011

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Reviews…

PaulPaul
Release date: 14/02/11 (Cinema)
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The Antonioni ProjectThe Antonioni Project
Release date: 01/02/11 (Theatre)
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127 Hours127 Hours
Release date: 07/01/11 (Cinema)
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Tron: LegacyTron: Legacy
Release date: 17/12/10 (Cinema)
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MonstersMonsters
Release date: 03/12/10 (Cinema)
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Comic strip reviews…

Excerpt from The Last Lovecraft review by Hannah Berry
The Last Lovecraft
reviewed by Hannah Berry
Release date: 04/04/11 (DVD / Blu-Ray)
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Extract of Breakfast at Tiffanys review by Francesca Cassavetti
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
reviewed by Francesca Cassavetti
Release date: 21/01/11 (Cinema)
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Boudu review by David Baillie Boudu saved from drowning
reviewed by David Baillie
Release date: 17/12/10 (Cinema)
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Panel Borders: Lingua Franca

May 6, 2010

Panel Borders:

Lingua Franca: English language comics in Europe

Edited version broadcast 06/05/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Display from the Jack Kirby exhibtion in Lucerne + extract from the cover of B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S. by Francesca Cassavetti

Display from the Jack Kirby exhibtion in Lucerne + extract from the cover of B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S. by Francesca Cassavetti

Commencing our yearly month long look at ‘Cross Cultural comics’, Alex Fitch talks to Paul Gravett about co-curating a gallery show on Jack Kirby in Lucerne, Switzerland and the film adaptation of the bande dessinée Largo Winch which was shot mainly in English, even though the film is a French / Belgium co-production. Alex also talks to Francesca Cassavetti, Dan Lester, Sean Azzopardi and Oliver Lambden about their anthology B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S. which was created as a survey of the best small press creators in London for dissemination at the Angoulême comics festival in France at the beginning of the year.

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:

B.A.S.T.A.R.D.S.blog
Reviews at Midnight Fiction and Forbidden Planet International
Review of Francesca’s comic book on Angoulême

Kirby at Fumetto website
More info on Dan Nadel’s blog and comicsbeat.com
Paul’s guide to the Kirby exhibition

Largo Winch at Ciné lumièrescreening times
Buy the English language graphic novels from Cinebooks
Trailer at Daily Motion
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Panel Borders: Fab Toons and Splendid ‘Zines

September 3, 2009 8 Comments

Panel Borders:

Fab Toons and Splendid ‘Zines

Originally broadcast 03/09/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Extract from Re Members by Francesca Cassavetti and Nick Tesco

Extract from Re Members by Francesca Cassavetti and Nick Tesco

Starting ‘women in comics’ month on the show, we have a couple of interviews with small press creators who are selling their self published periodicals at festivals and competitions around the country. Dickon Harris talks to Bea, a.k.a. Beatrice Lane, in an interview recorded at the Bristol Small Press expo and Alex Fitch talks to Francesca Cassavetti in an interview recorded at “Schmurgen con” in Mile End. Bea publishes “Bear Cave” ‘zines on a variety of subjects from short fiction to music reviews, with her latest issue ‘The most splendid bands I know’ due out shortly, while Francesca’s “Fab Toons” comics tell a variety of autobiographical stories from her life, in strip format, from her days at art school to dating a former punk star and the birth of her first child.

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: Francesca’s website, blog and comicspace
Reviews of Francesca’s work on Richard Bruton’s Propaganda / Fictions blog
Bea’s work blog and We make ‘zines profile

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Comics news:

Comics competitions

This year’s Observer / Jonathan Cape and Manga Jiman competions are now on:

Manga Jiman
The Embassy of Japan’s annual manga-writing competition, open to anyone 14 years of age or over.
More info

The Observer / Jonathan Cape / Comica Graphic Short Story Prize 2009
Are you an aspiring graphic novelist? Do you have an original story to tell? Win £1,000 and have your story printed in The Observer.
More info

also: Comica/Ctrl.Alt.Shift: Comic Design Competition
Win the chance to create a unique comic in collaboration with musician and writer Lightspeed Champion. More info

Deadline for all three competitions: September 25, 2009