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Comics and conflicts: Pat Mills on Charleys War

February 8, 2012

Comics and Conflicts logo by Peter Stanbury

Charleys War by Joe Colquhoun and Pat Mills

Charleys War by Joe Colquhoun and Pat Mills

Pat Mills on Charleys War: Imperial War Museum educator Grant Rogers talks to Pat Mills about his seminal wartime strip Charley’s War, serialised in Battle Action comic in the 1970s and 80s. Grant and Pat Mills discuss the history of the strip, working with Joe Colquhoun and the real life events that influenced the comic. (Recorded in front of an audience at the 2011 Comics and Conflicts conference at the Imperial War Museum, London.)

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.
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Hectic Peelers screening: Azur and Asmar – The Princes’ Quest

February 8, 2009

Hectic Peelers screening: Azur and Asmar – The Princes’ Quest

Electric Sheep podcast:
Electric Sheep podcast logo

TUESDAY 10 February, Roxy Bar and Screen, 7:30pm, FREE: For the first Electric Sheep / Resonance FM film club of 2009 we have a screening of Michel Ocelot’s acclaimed Azur et Asmar / The Princes’ Quest, a CGI tale of feuding brothers involved in a magical quest worthy of Scheherazade. After the screening, Electric Sheep assistant editor Alex Fitch will be talking to former animator Grant Rogers (DuckTales, Dogtanian, Father Christmas) about Ocelot’s work such as Kirikou and the Sorceress and the continuing interest in cut-out animation. (With thanks to Soda Pictures for their permission to show the film)
7.30pm, 10/02/09, Roxy Bar and Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street London SE1 1LB

Hectic Peelers

To find out more about other Electric Sheep Screenings, please click here and for the magazine, please visit www.electricsheepmagazine.com

Links: Azur and Asmar / The Princes’ Quest official home page
Buy the DVD from sodapictures.com

In association with: Electric Sheep Magazine logo

Strip! at Christmas…

December 19, 2008

Resonance FM is broadcasting repeats from Monday 22nd December to Sunday January 4th, 2009, so there’ll be no Strip! broadcast Christmas day as I’m sure you’d all rather be watching the Queen’s Speech. However, Strip! will be er… stripped throughout the week after with a daily repeat of the best episodes of the last three months from Monday 29th December – Friday 2nd Jan at 2.30pm daily:

Strip!: Charles Burns’ Fear(s) of the dark
Guest presenter Virginie Sélavy talks to the renowned American comic book artist and writer Charles Burns about Black Holeand the French portmanteau film Fear(s) of the dark…
Originally broadcast September 25th 2008,
repeat: 2.30pm Monday 29th December 2008

Alex Fitch talks to Alan Moore

Alex Fitch talks to Alan Moore

Strip!: Alan Moore’s ‘From Hell’ and Psycho Geography
Alex Fitch talks to writer and magician Alan Moore about collaborating with artist 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 October 23rd 2008,
repeat: 2.30pm Tuesday 30th December 2008

Strip: Eddie Campbell – the life and many deaths of the artist
Alex Fitch talks to artist / writer Eddie Campbell about his books The Fate of the Artist, The Black Diamond Detective Agency and The Amazing, Remarkable Monsieur Leotard.
Originally broadcast October 30th 2008,
repeat: 2.30pm Wednesday 31st December 2008

Alex Fitch talks to Jill Thompson

Alex Fitch talks to Jill Thompson

Strip!: The art of Jill Thompson
Alex Fitch talks to Jill Thompson about her spooky graphic novellas for all ages: Magic Trixie and Scary Godmother and about drawing DC comics such as Sandman and Wonder Woman…
Originally broadcast November 13th 2008,
repeat: 2.30pm Thursday 1st January 2009

Strip!: The work of Art Spiegelman
Guest presenter Grant Rogers talks to Pulitzer prize winning author Art Spiegelman about his seminal work Maus and the 30th anniversary republication of Breakdowns, his sophomoric collection of underground strips…
Originally broadcast November 27th 2008, repeat:
2.30pm Friday 2nd January 2009

The next new episode will follow at the usual time and day on January 8th 2009 and Alex Fitch will be talking to acclaimed children’s illustrator and comic book artist Raymond Briggs about his career…

Panel Borders: The work of Art Spiegelman

November 28, 2008 8 Comments

Panel Borders: The work of Art Spiegelman
Originally broadcast 27/11/08 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Guest presenter Grant Rogers talks to Pulitzer prize winning author Art Spiegelman about his seminal work Maus and the 30th anniversary republication of Breakdowns, his sophomoric collection of underground strips which has now been reprinted in hardback format with a new 30 page autobiographical comic book called Portrait of the artist as a young %@?*!… The interview was recorded and edited by Alex Fitch.
(With thanks to Penguin books, the ICA and Paul Gravett for arranging this interview).
Resonance 104.4 FM, Thursday 27/11/08 5pm, repeated 11.30pm Sunday 30/11/08…

To download or stream the show in a variety of different formats, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: Read excerpts from Portrait of the artist as a young %@?*!… at the Virginia Quarterly Review website
Wikipedia pages on Art Spiegelman and Maus
Read excerpts from In the shadow of no Towers at www.randomhouse.com
To hear Grant’s interview with Pat Mills about Charley’s War, please click here

Comics / Sci-Fi news:

Howard Hardiman's Badger

Howard Hardiman

BADGER AT THE GREENWICH PICTURE HOUSE

Artwork from Howard Hardiman’s delightful small press comic Badger goes on display from Monday 1st of December at the Picture House Cinema in Greenwich for a month.

01/12/08 – 01/01/09, Greenwich Picture House, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN, London

More info at www.picturehouses.co.uk
and www.cutebutsad.co.uk by the time the exhibtion goes up!

Howard will be a guest on next week’s Strip! on Resonance FM…

DAVID LLOYD AT THE NEW END GALLERY, HAMPSTEAD

Kickback – an exhibtion of the sequential art of David Lloyd, including work from Night Raven, Kickback and V for Vendetta is the latest show at The New End Gallery in Hampstead following their current exhibition of Pink Floyd cover artist Storm Thorgerson. All the pages on display will be for sale…

Tues- Sun 04/12/08 – 23/12/08, New end gallery, 27 Carnegie House, Hampstead, London NW3 1JE

More info at www.newendgallery.com by the time the exhbition goes up (honestly, does no-one update their websites?)!

 

SUNDAY SHOCK THERAPY
SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER, Vibe Live, 2-6pm, FREE: To celebrate the publication of the winter issue of Electric Sheep we’ll be screening a double bill of outrageous Icelandic horror movies, the comic book-style vampire comedy Frostbite (2006) and the classic 50s monster movie Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959). For all those desperate to find eccentric, bizarre, funny, enchanting, beautiful and non-mass-produced Christmas presents, we’ll also have an alternative mini-Christmas market with a film books and DVDs stall from Cinéphilia, London Underground Comics, Where It’s At Is Where You Are records, Sophistikitten retro lingerie, and cakes!
The first 20 people in get a free copy of the new issue of Electric Sheep! You will also have the possibility of winning a year’s subscription to the magazine!

Today’s show: The work of Art Spiegelman

November 27, 2008

In this week’s episode of Strip!, guest presenter Grant Rogers talks to Pulitzer prize winning author Art Spiegelman about his seminal work Maus and the 30th anniversary republication of Breakdowns, his sophomoric collection of underground strips which has now been reprinted in hardback format with a new 30 page autobiographical comic book called Portrait of the artist as a young %@?*!… The interview was recorded and edited by Alex Fitch.
(With thanks to Penguin books, the ICA and Paul Gravett for arranging this interview).
Resonance 104.4 FM, Thursday 27/11/08 5pm, repeated 11.30pm Sunday 30/11/08…

Links: Read excerpts from Portrait of the artist as a young %@?*!… at Virginia Quarterly Review website
Wikipedia pages on Art Spiegelman and Maus
Read excerpts from In the shadow of no Towers at www.randomhouse.com

Comics / Sci-Fi news:

Howard Hardimans Badger

Howard Hardiman's Badger

BADGER AT THE GREENWICH PICTURE HOUSE
 
Artwork from Howard Hardiman’s delightful small press comic Badger goes on display from Monday1st of December at the Picture House Cinema in Greenwich for a month.
01/12/08 – 01/01/09, Greenwich Picture House, Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NN, London
 
More info at www.picturehouses.co.uk
and www.cutebutsad.co.uk by the time the exhibtion goes up!
 
Howard will be a guest on next week’s Strip! on Resonance FM…
 
DAVID LLOYD AT THE NEW END GALLERY, HAMPSTEAD
 
Kickback – an exhibtion of the sequential art of David Lloyd, including work from Night Raven, Kickback and V for Vendetta is the latest show at The New End Gallery in Hampstead following their current exhibition of Pink Floyd cover artist Storm Thorgerson. All the pages on display will be for sale…
 
Tues- Sun 04/12/08 – 23/12/08, New end gallery, 27 Carnegie House, Hampstead, London NW3 1JE
 
More info at www.newendgallery.com by the time the exhbition goes up (honestly, does no-one update their websites?)!

 

SUNDAY SHOCK THERAPY
SUNDAY 7 DECEMBER, Vibe Live, 2-6pm, FREE: To celebrate the publication of the winter issue of Electric Sheep we’ll be screening a double bill of outrageous Icelandic horror movies, the comic book-style vampire comedy Frostbite (2006) and the classic 50s monster movie Terror in the Midnight Sun (1959). For all those desperate to find eccentric, bizarre, funny, enchanting, beautiful and non-mass-produced Christmas presents, we’ll also have an alternative mini-Christmas market with a film books and DVDs stall from Cinéphilia, London Underground Comics, Where It’s At Is Where You Are records, Sophistikitten retro lingerie, and cakes!
The first 20 people in get a free copy of the new issue of Electric Sheep! You will also have the possibility of winning a year’s subscription to the magazine!

Panel Borders: Charley’s War

May 14, 2008 6 Comments

Panel Borders: Charley’s War
Originally broadcast 08/05/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

An extended version of guest presenter Grant Rogers‘ (a former animator on such shows as Tales of Beatrix Potter and Dogtanian and now an educator at the Imperial War Museum) interview with Pat Mills about his critically acclaimed serial about the 1st World War – Charley’s War – which was serialised in the pulp war comic Battle Picture weekly in the late 1970s and is now being reprinted in lavish hardback volumes by Titan Books

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

Links: Wikipedia pages on Charley’s War and Pat Mills
Grant’s website
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Grant about his career working on great British Cartoons and his favourite film of 2006
Listen to Alex and Duncan’s interview with Pat Mills about 2000AD

Read Steven Beeny’s Rebellion 1920 (as advertised by Pat!)

Comics news:

On now at the Centre for Recent drawing in London:

Diary Drawing, an exhibition curated by Sarah Lightman. Diary Drawing brings together disparate types of visual journals and autobiographical graphic novels to examine drawing and diary making as process of thinking and acting, fundamental to human experience. Diary Drawing explores the application of line as a means of documenting, rendering and transcribing intimate and individual histories to a public audience. The exhibition features the work of Gabrielle Bell, David Blandy, Oliver East, Alex Fox, Miriam Katin, Sarah Lightman, Lady Lucy, Mio Matsumoto, Rutu Modan, Ariel Schrag, Rebecca Swindell
Open: 9-23 May 2008 12- 6pm
More info at www.c4rd.org.uk

From Friday 16th May at La Galleria, 5b Pall Mall, London, Grant Rogers will be exhibiting Works on Wallpaper – drawings and mixed media works about the diversity of wildlife to be found on the world’s largest island, Australia, and the social diversity / Hotel chic to be found in the guest houses of Alice Springs, Yulara and Daintree.

From Saturday 17th May at The Railway Tavern, Station Rise, Tulse Hill, occasional Strip! contributor (and Bryan Talbot’s Cherubs illustrator) Mark Stafford will be exhibiting Pandemonium Carnivale; A series of unfortunate paintings

Today’s show: Comics and the outside world

May 8, 2008

Strip!: Comics and the outside world
In today’s show we’re looking at periodicals that look at the crossover between comics and the outside world.
In the first of today’s interviews, guest presenter Grant Rogers (a former animator on such shows as Tales of Beatrix Potter and Dogtanian and now an educator at the Imperial War Museum) is interviewing Pat Mills about his critically acclaimed serial about the 1st World War – Charley’s War – which was serialised in the pulp war comic Battle Picture weekly in the late 1970s and is now being reprinted in lavish hardback volumes by Titan Books.
Then, Duncan Nott and Alex Fitch are talking to Joel Meadows, publisher and editor of Tripwire magazine which ran for ten years and now exists as an annual publication and features the links between comic books and multimedia from films to TV shows and animation. He has also written a new book – Studio Space – about the work of comic book artists, which is released tomorrow.

Thursday 08/05/08 5pm, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

Links: Wikipedia pages on Charley’s War and Pat Mills
Grant’s website
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Grant about his career working on great British Cartoons and his favourite film of 2006
Listen to Alex and Duncan’s interview with Pat Mills about 2000AD
Info on Tripwire X and Tripwire annual 2007,
Extract from the Alan Moore interview in Tripwire
Order Studio Space from Forbidden Planet International
Joel’s blog
Join our facebook group…

Comics news:

Tonight, 08/05/08 6.15pm at the Centre for new drawing in London:

The Centre for Recent Drawing presents Diary Drawing, an exhibition curated by Sarah Lightman. Diary Drawing brings together disparate types of visual journals and autobiographical graphic novels to examine drawing and diary making as process of thinking and acting, fundamental to human experience. Diary Drawing explores the application of line as a means of documenting, rendering and transcribing intimate and individual histories to a public audience. The exhibition features the work of Gabrielle Bell, David Blandy, Oliver East, Alex Fox, Miriam Katin, Sarah Lightman, Lady Lucy, Mio Matsumoto, Rutu Modan, Ariel Schrag, Rebecca Swindell
A panel discussion with Paul Gravett and exhibiting artists: 6.15-7pm 8th May, Private view 7-9pm, 8 May 2008, Open: 9-23 May 2008 12- 6pm
More info at www.c4rd.org.uk

Tomorrow 09/05/08 – Sunday 11/05/08

The Bristol International Comics Expo takes place at the British Empire & Commonwealth Exhibition Hall. Guests include Walt and Louise Simonson, Jim Starlin, Dave Gibbons, Alan Davis, Mark Buckingham, Mike Ploog and many others. More info at www.comicexpo.net

Including: 11/05/08 1.30pm: 2008 Gay Comics Panel – As gay comics seem to have increasing presence on bookshelves following 2007’s release of Fun Home and a great many Yaoi titles, host Alex Fitch talks to experts and comic creators about whether increasing gay representation is just a flash in the pan or signals genuine mainstream interest. The panel includes Paul Gravett (Great British Comics), David Shenton (Get Her!, The Shentons) and Yishan Li (Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 2).

Podcast: Animation – Great British Cartoons

November 23, 2007 6 Comments

I’m ready for my close-up
[Animation month] Great British Cartoons
Partially broadcast 22/11/07

Yesterday’s show is now available to download now…
(mp3 format, 28.5mb)

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

Tonight’s show: Animation – Great British cartoons

November 22, 2007

10.30pm Resonance 104.4FM: I’m ready for my close-up [Animation month] – Great British cartoons

Alex Fitch interviews former animator Grant Rogers about his work on classic childrens’ cartoons such as Father Christmas, Grandpa and Tales of Beatrix Potter – made by legendary production company TVC – as well as his work on international shows such as DuckTales and Dogtanian and the three Muskehounds.

Links: Grant’s website
Wikipedia pages on Dogtanian, DuckTales, Beatrix Potter and Raymond Briggs
Animation World Network articles on TVC and Disney investing in UK programming

Podcast: The best films of 2006

December 29, 2006 2 Comments

Last night’s show is now ready to download
(mp3 format, 26.5mb)

Tonight’s show: The best films of 2006

December 28, 2006 2 Comments

It’s the end of the year show… Alex Fitch asks various broadcasters and previous guests of I’m ready for my close-up to name their favourite film of the last 12 months. Guests include Emma Smart (BFI), Kim Morgan (Midnight Sex Talk), Kev. F. Sutherland (The Beano), Kai Clear (Film-maker), Grant Rogers (Artist / animator) and Toby Haggith (Head of cinema programming, IWM).

Other links: IWM student film festival
Alex’s film reviews

10.30pm Resonance 104.4 FM / streamed at resonancefm.com