Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Panel Borders: Telling Truths

October 8, 2021 1 Comment

Interior art from Livestock, Graphic Science, Fukishima and Such, Such Were The Joys

Interior art from Livestock, Graphic Science, Fukishima and Such, Such Were The Joys

Telling Truths: Alex Fitch talks to a quartet of graphic novelists whose work reflects events from history over the last hundred years. In a panel discussion recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Hannah Berry, Darryl Cunningham and Fumio Obata discuss how their work is based on recent culture and economics regarding graphic novels Livestock, Graphic Science and Fumio’s Fukishima comic. Also, cartoonist Jaime Huxtable talks about illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of George Orwell’s autobiographical essay Such, Such Were The Joys, with script by Sean Michael Wilson, in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

Partially broadcast 7th October 2021 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

Links: For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this episode at archive.org
Hannah Berry’s website
Darryl Cunningham’s blog
Fumio Obata’s website
Jaime Huxtable’s website (more…)

Next week’s show: Telling Truths

October 2, 2021

Interior art from Livestock, Graphic Science, Fukishima and Such, Such Were The Joys

Interior art from Livestock, Graphic Science, Fukishima and Such, Such Were The Joys

Alex Fitch talks to a quartet of graphic novelists whose work reflects events from history over the last hundred years. In a panel discussion recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Hannah Berry, Darryl Cunningham and Fumio Obata discuss how their work is based on recent culture and economics regarding graphic novels Livestock, Graphic Science and Fumio’s Fukishima comic. Also, cartoonist Jaime Huxtable talks about illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of George Orwell’s autobiographical essay Such, Such Were The Joys, with script by Sean Michael Wilson, in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County.

5.30pm, Wednesday 7th October 2021, repeat broadcast 10am, Sunday 10th October, Resonance 104.4 FM + DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Hannah Berry’s website
Darryl Cunningham’s blog
Fumio Obata’s website
Jaime Huxtable’s website

More info about the latest graphic graphic novels by this episode’s guests: The Garden by Fumio Obata, Livestock by Hannah Berry, Putin’s Russia by Darryl Cunningham, and Such, Such Were The Joys by Jaime Huxtable

Panel Borders: Educating Comics

January 9, 2021

Hannah Berry, Elle Whitcroft, Nick Cannan, Catherine Moran, Charlotte Semlyen, Tania Suryabandara, Judith Biddlestone and Ottilie Hansworth at Graphic Brighton / interior and exterior art from The Curious Case of Leonardos Bicycle by Brick

Hannah Berry, Elle Whitcroft, Nick Cannan, Catherine Moran, Charlotte Semlyen, Tania Suryabandara, Judith Biddlestone and Ottilie Hansworth at Graphic Brighton / interior and exterior art from The Curious Case of Leonardo’s Bicycle by Brick

Educating Comics: In a 2 hour Panel Borders Winter Special, comics creators discuss using the medium as an educational resource. Comics academic Elle Whitcroft introduces Ottilie Hansworth and her students Charlotte Semlyen, Catherine Moran, Tania Suryabandara, Judith Biddlestone and Nick Cannan regarding their creation of a strip anthology about The Theatre Royal, Brighton featuring untold tales of orphans, psychic cleaners and Marlene Dietrich! Also, Alex Fitch talks to graphic novelist Brick about his book The Curious Case of Leonardo’s Bicycle, which looks at unreliable Da Vinci research in the 20th Century, and to Comics Laureate Hannah Berry about her activities in the role. Recorded at Graphic Brighton 2019, and University of Brighton Central Media Services.

Originally broadcast 6th January 2021 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit archive.org (more…)

Panel Borders: Genre and Inspiration

November 14, 2019 3 Comments

Esther McManus, Danny Noble, Jess Taylor, Zara Slattery talking at The Cartoon Museum / Garth Ennis interviewed by Alex Fitch at LICAF, and examples of their work

Esther McManus, Danny Noble, Jess Taylor, Zara Slattery talking at The Cartoon Museum / Garth Ennis interviewed by Alex Fitch at LICAF, and examples of their work

Genre and Inspiration: In a pair of recordings looking at how comic creators are inspired by genre and inspiration, guest presenter and comics laureate Hannah Berry talks to Arts Foundation comics prize finalists Esther McManus, Danny Noble, Jess Taylor, and Zara Slattery in a panel discussion at The Cartoon Museum, London, plus Alex Fitch talks to Garth Ennis about writing Preacher, The Boys and more recent work in an interview recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

Originally broadcast Wednesday 6th November 2019 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London) (more…)

Next week’s show: Genre and Inspiration

October 31, 2019

On Wednesday, November 6th at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Genre and Inspiration

Esther McManus, Danny Noble, Jess Taylor, Zara Slattery talking at The Cartoon Museum / Garth Ennis interviewed by Alex Fitch at LICAF, and examples of their work

Esther McManus, Danny Noble, Jess Taylor, Zara Slattery talking at The Cartoon Museum / Garth Ennis interviewed by Alex Fitch at LICAF, and examples of their work

In a pair of recordings looking at how comic creators are inspired by genre and inspiration, guest presenter and comics laureate Hannah Berry talks to Arts Foundation comics prize finalists Esther McManus, Danny Noble, Jess Taylor, and Zara Slattery in a panel discussion at The Cartoon Museum, London, plus Alex Fitch talks to Garth Ennis about writing Preacher, The Boys and more recent work in an interview recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival.

5.30pm Wednesday November 6th 2019, repeated 2.30am Friday 8th November, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Girls Comics

September 19, 2018 1 Comment

Hannah Eaton, Hannah Berry and Jenni Scott discuss Girls Comics at Caption / cover of 2017 Misty special / Mel Gibson interviews Anne Digby at IGNCC / first page of the Tammy adaptation of Trebizon

Hannah Eaton, Hannah Berry and Jenni Scott discuss Girls Comics at Caption / cover of 2017 Misty special / Mel Gibson interviews Anne Digby at IGNCC / first page of the Tammy adaptation of Trebizon

Girls Comics: In a 90 minute special edition of Panel Borders, cartoonist and Graphic Novels editor Corinne Pearlman introduces a pair of interviews about “Girls Comics”, periodicals aimed at young female audiences from the second half of the 20th Century: Comics scholar Mel Gibson interviews the author of the Trebizon novels for Young Adults, Anne Digby, who was also the writer of a variety of strips for Tammy, including “Olympia Jones” and “Tennis Star Tina”.
Also, Jinty appreciation website creator Jenni Scott talks to a pair of female graphic novelists – Hannah Eaton and Hannah Berry – about how girls comics influenced their work, with the latter also involved in the relaunch of Misty as an annual Halloween comic… (more…)

Next week’s show: Girls’ Comics Autumn Special

August 30, 2018

On Wednesday September 5th at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Girls’ Comics Autumn Special

Hannah Eaton, Hannah Berry and Jenni Scott discuss Girls Comics at Caption / cover of 2017 Misty special / Mel Gibson interviews Anne Digby at IGNCC / first page of the Tammy adaptation of Trebizon

Hannah Eaton, Hannah Berry and Jenni Scott discuss Girls Comics at Caption / cover of 2017 Misty special / Mel Gibson interviews Anne Digby at IGNCC / first page of the Tammy adaptation of Trebizon

In a 90 minute special edition of Panel Borders, cartoonist and Graphic Novels editor Corinne Pearlman introduces a pair of interviews about “Girls Comics”, periodicals aimed at young female audiences from the second half of the 20th Century: Comics scholar Mel Gibson interviews the author of the Trebizon novels for Young Adults, Anne Digby, who was also the writer of a variety of strips for Tammy, including “Olympia Jones” and “Tennis Star Tina”.
Also, Jinty appreciation website creator Jenni Scott talks to a pair of female graphic novelists – Hannah Eaton and Hannah Berry – about how girls comics influenced their work, with the latter also involved in the relaunch of Misty as an annual Halloween comic…

5.30pm Wednesday 5th September 2018, repeat TBC, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Sci-Fi and Satire

July 29, 2018

Pages from Livestock by Hannah Berry / cartoons by Steven Appleby

Pages from Livestock by Hannah Berry / cartoons by Steven Appleby

Sci-Fi and Satire: In a pair of interviews recorded in front of live audiences, Alex Fitch talks to creators whose work includes elements of Science Fiction and Satire. At Cartoon County, Brighton, Alex talks to Hannah Berry about her latest and possibly final Graphic Novel – Livestock which looks at celebrity culture in a world where cloning is on the rise. At the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, cartoonist Steven Appleby discusses his Space Hero Captain Star and newspaper strips about family experience such as Loomus and Normal Life. (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Sci-Fi and Satire

July 3, 2018

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Sci-Fi and Satire

Pages from Livestock by Hannah Berry / cartoons by Steven Appleby

Pages from Livestock by Hannah Berry / cartoons by Steven Appleby

In a pair of interviews recorded in front of live audiences, Alex Fitch talks to creators whose work includes elements of Science Fiction and Satire. At Cartoon County, Brighton, Alex talks to Hannah Berry about her latest and possibly final Graphic Novel – Livestock which looks at celebrity culture in a world where cloning is on the rise. At the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, cartoonist Steven Appleby discusses his Space Hero Captain Star and newspaper strips about family experience such as Loomus and Normal Life.

5.30pm Wednesday 4th July 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 10th July, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Collecting Souls and Brighton Rock

April 4, 2017 1 Comment

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Collecting Souls and Brighton Rock

Comic style art by George Hardie / Cover of Collecting Sticks by Joe Decie / Interior art from Adamtine by Hannah Berry

Comic style art by George Hardie / Cover of Collecting Sticks by Joe Decie / Interior art from Adamtine by Hannah Berry

The monthly show about comics and graphic novels. Celebrating the output of three artists associated with the City of Brighton and Hove, Alex Fitch talks to graphic novelists Joe Decie and Hannah Berry, and graphic designer George Hardie about their work. Coinciding with a career retrospective at University of Brighton Gallery, George Hardie discusses the influences of comics and sequential art on his illustrations and design work for clients such as Pink Floyd; at a conference on the Gothic at Manchester Metropolitan University, Hannah Berry talks about Adamtine which depicts travellers on an evocative haunted train, and at Cartoon County, Brighton, Joe Decie talks about his first full length graphic novel Collecting Sticks, published by Jonathan Cape.

5.30pm Wednesday 5th April, repeated 6am Sunday 9th April 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

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…)

Panel Borders: What makes a good graphic novel?

July 3, 2014 3 Comments

Excerpts from work by Corinne Pearlman, Hannah Berry, Hannah Eaton and Nicola Streeten

Excerpts from work by Corinne Pearlman, Hannah Berry, Hannah Eaton and Nicola Streeten

What makes a good graphic novel?: Concluding a month of shows looking at the work of female cartoonists, Alex Fitch hosts a panel discussion with cartoonists Hannah Berry, Corinne Pearlman, Hannah Eaton and Nicola Streeten to try and answer the question: “What makes a good graphic novel?”, with reference to their own work as writers, artists and commissioning editors and to other publications that have inspired them. Recorded at ‘Graphic Brighton’, University of Brighton, May 2014. Originally broadcast 30th June 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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…)

Today’s show: What makes a good graphic novel?

June 30, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: What makes a good graphic novel?

Exceprts from work by Corinne Pearlman, Hannah Berry, Hannah Eaton and Nicola Streeten

Exceprts from work by Corinne Pearlman, Hannah Berry, Hannah Eaton and Nicola Streeten

Concluding a month of shows looking at the work of female cartoonists, Alex Fitch hosts a panel discussion with cartoonists Hannah Berry, Corinne Pearlman, Hannah Eaton and Nicola Streeten to try and the question: “What makes a good graphic novel?”, with reference to their own work as writers, artists and commissioning editors and to other publications that have inspired them. Recorded at ‘Graphic Brighton’, University of Brighton, May 2014.

4.30pm, Monday 30th June, repeated 11am, Thursday 3rd July 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Tales and hoaxes by Ravi Thornton

May 2, 2014

Cover, photography and interior from Brin and Bent by Ravi Thornton / art from Hoax: Psychosis Blues by Hannah Berry

Cover, photography and interior from Brin and Bent by Ravi Thornton / art from Hoax: Psychosis Blues by Hannah Berry

Tales and hoaxes by Ravi Thornton: Concluding a month of shows about the connections between comics and music, graphic novelist and musician Ravi Thornton discusses her books The Tale of Brin & Bent and Minno Marylebone and Hoax: Psychosis Blues with Alex Fitch in a Q and A recorded at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Ravi talks about the musical accompaniment for Minno Marylebone, its connection with ballet and new technology, the numerous artists involved with Hoax and how the graphic novel will be accompanied by a performance at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in June. The episode also features Hannah Berry talking about her contribution to Psychosis Blues and a pair of songs from Hoax: My Lonely Heart performed by Minute Taker and introduced by singer Ben McGarvey. (Originally broadcast 28th April 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM, London) (more…)

Today’s show: Tales and hoaxes by Ravi Thornton

April 28, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Tales and hoaxes by Ravi Thornton

Cover, photography and interior from Brin and Bent by Ravi Thornton / art from Hoax: Psychosis Blues by Hannah Berry

Cover, photography and interior from Brin and Bent by Ravi Thornton / art from Hoax: Psychosis Blues by Hannah Berry

Concluding a month of shows about the connections between comics and music, graphic novelist and musician Ravi Thornton discusses her books The Tale of Brin & Bent and Minno Marylebone and Hoax: Psychosis Blues with Alex Fitch in a Q and A recorded at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Ravi talks about the musical accompaniment for Minno Marylebone, its connection with ballet and new technology, the numerous artists involved with Hoax and how the graphic novel will be accompanied by a performance at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in June. The episode also features Hannah Berry talking about her contribution to Psychosis Blues and a pair of songs from Hoax: My Lonely Heart performed by Minute Taker and introduced by singer Ben McGarvey.

4.30pm, Monday 28th April, repeated 11am, Thursday 1st May 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / (more…)

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
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Panel Borders: Great British Horror Comics

October 28, 2013 5 Comments

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex interviews Gareth Brookes

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex Fitch interviews Gareth Brookes

Great British Horror Comics: This episode concludes a month of episodes looking at horror comics, and includes interviews with a quartet of British creators who work in that genre. Alex Fitch talks to David Hine, author of Strange Embrace and writer of a variety of horror comics for American publishers, I.N.J. Culbard, the illustrator of Self Made Hero’s H.P.Lovecraft adaptations and Hannah Berry, whose second graphic novel Adamtine is a claustrophobic tale of terror set on a train, in a panel recorded at the first Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Also, Gareth Brookes discusses his extraordinary graphic novel The Black Project, illustrated via linocut and embroidery, which tells the story of an unusual young man who makes his girlfriends out of found materials, and mixes The Silence of the Lambs with arts and crafts magazines.
Originally broadcast Monday 28th October 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

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…)

Today’s show: Great British Horror Comics

October 28, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Great British Horror Comics

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex interviews Gareth Brookes

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex Fitch interviews Gareth Brookes

Today’s show concludes a month of episodes looking at horror comics, and includes interviews with a quartet of British creators who work in that genre. Alex Fitch talks to David Hine, author of Strange Embrace and writer of a variety of horror comics for American publishers, I.N.J. Culbard, the illustrator of Self Made Hero’s H.P.Lovecraft adaptations and Hannah Berry, whose second graphic novel Adamtine is a claustrophobic tale of terror set on a train, in a panel recorded at the first Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Also, Gareth Brookes discusses his extraordinary graphic novel The Black Project, illustrated via linocut and embroidery, which tells the story of an unusual young man who makes his girlfriends out of found materials, and mixes The Silence of the Lambs with arts and crafts magazines.
N.B./ Panel Borders repeats during late October and early November are at 2am on Thursdays due to Resonance’s morning broadcasts from Void Festival, Londonderry / Derry

4.30pm, Monday 28th October 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 31st October 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Sussex to South Asia and stops in-between

October 21, 2012

Excerpts from Im never coming back by Julan Hanshaw and Adamtine by Hannah Berry

Excerpts from I’m never coming back by Julan Hanshaw and Adamtine by Hannah Berry

Sussex to South Asia and stops in-between: Continuing a month of shows about travel in comic books and graphic novels, this week’s Panel Borders looks at the work of two young graphic novelists whose work is published by Jonathan Cape. Alex Fitch talks to Julian Hanshaw about his new collection of short stories, I’m Never Coming Back which includes his award winning entry to the Observer / Cape Graphic Short Story Prize, and his previous graphic novel The Art of Pho, which both depict magical-realist stories of travel around the globe.
Also, in a talk given at Laydeez do Comics earlier this year, Hannah Berry discusses her second graphic novel, Adamtime, which tells the tale of a group of people trapped on a mysterious, sedentary train in the middle of the night, the paths that lead them there and their attempts to escape. (Originally broadcast 21/10/12 on Resonance FM) (more…)

Panel Borders: Talking Teabags and Wishing Wells

October 1, 2009 7 Comments

Panel Borders:

Talking Teabags and Wishing Wells

Originally broadcast 01/10/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Extracts from Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry and Fried Egg and Cherry Cake by Sally-Anne Hickman

Extracts from Britten and Brulightly by Hannah Berry plus Fried Egg and Cherry Cake by Sally-Anne Hickman

Concluding ‘women in comics month’ on the show, Alex Fitch talks to a couple of illustrators about their genre bending work. Hannah Berry‘s debut graphic novel Britten and Brülightly tells the tale of a harried private detective with the nickname of ‘The Heartbreaker’ whose final case sees his career catch up with him, in a terrific comic book that combines the tenets of noir with gentle surrealism – his confidant is his pet teabag, Stewart – and assured cinematic visuals. Sally-Anne Hickman is a self-published comic book artist and writer whose work ranges from affectionate parodies of pop culture icons such as Spider-man and the Powerpuff Girls to intricate diary comics that give an intimate portrayal of the self-publishing world, packaged as collectible items with textured covers that incorporate fur, metallic sparkle and googly puppet eyes.

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: Read Fried Egg and Cherry Cake by Sally-Anne Hickman online at Paper Tiger Comix and early comics (2002-2004) at Cheese Comics’ website
Reviews of Sex, drawn and Rock and Roll & A Smelly Tail at the Forbidden Planet International blog

Interview with Hannah Berry at the Forbidden Planet International blog
Review of Britten and Brülightly at Down the Tubes

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Comics news:

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

Deadline: 19th October 2009
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