September 1, 2011
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Garth Ennis’ Battlefields
Partially broadcast 01/09/11 on Resonance FM
Starting a month of shows about war comics, Alex Fitch talks to award winning writer Garth Ennis about his interest in the genre, from the backdrop of conflict in his debut strip Troubled Souls to his exploration of wars throughout the 20th Century and beyond in his series War Stories and Battlefields. Alex and Garth also discuss his past and forthcoming projects for Avatar, Dynamite and Marvel Comics and there are questions from the audience on the subjects of putting his stories into context for younger readers and the use of drones on the battlefield. This interview was recorded live at the Imperial War Museum, London as part of the ‘Comics and Conflicts Festival‘, August 2011.
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
Listen to Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott’s previous interview with Garth Ennis – part one / part two / part three
Listen to Alex’s interviews with John McCrea – 2007 part one, featuring Glen Fabry / part two / 2011 interview featuring Jon Browne
Belfast Comics ‘Barcamp”
The date has been confirmed for the second Comics Barcamp in the English speaking world – essentially an “unconference”, a creative business brainstorming seminar, run along communal lines.
To take place at Blick Studios in Belfast in September, who are also co-sponsors of the event, this free gathering is aimed at anyone who likes or creates small press/ underground comix or who simply enjoys non-hierarchical events with an emphasis on spirit of creativity, alternatives and co-operation.
Blick Studios, Belfast, Saturday 3rd September
More info at http://comicsbarcampbelfast.pbworks.com