Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Panel Borders: Brockley (co)Max

June 24, 2012 3 Comments

Sarah Gordon, Howard Hardiman, Simone Lia, Gary Northfield, Julia Scheele, Kieron Gillen, Woodrow Phoenix and Alex Fitch at Brockley Max, photo by Ali Kat Projects

Sarah Gordon, Howard Hardiman, Simone Lia, Gary Northfield, Julia Scheele, Kieron Gillen, Woodrow Phoenix and Alex Fitch at Brockley Max, photo by Ali Kat Projects

Brockley (co)Max: In the last of our series of shows about comic book communities around the UK, Alex Fitch talks to Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men), Sarah Gordon (The Peckham House for Invalids), Howard Hardiman (The Lengths), Simone Lia (Please God, find me a husband!), Gary Northfield (Derek the Sheep), Woodrow Phoenix (Nelson) and Julia Scheele (69 love songs, illustrated) about living and working in Brockley, South East London. Recorded live at the Brockley Max festival, June 2012, in association with Ali Kat Projects.

Originally broadcast 24/06/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM
N.B./ The next episode of Panel Borders will be broadcast / podcast on Sunday 8th July…

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.
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Panel Borders: Mature animal comics

December 9, 2010

Panel Borders:

Mature animal comics

Originally broadcast 9th December 2010 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Panels from The Lengths by Howard Hardiman and Grandville Mon Amour by Bryan Talbot

Panels from The Lengths by Howard Hardiman and Grandville Mon Amour by Bryan Talbot

Continuing this month’s series of shows about anthropomorphic or ‘funny animal’ comics Alex Fitch talks to a pair of writer / artists whose latest projects deal with animal / human hybrids in adult situations: Howard Hardiman whose new project is The Lengths, a black and white comic about male sex workers, based on interviews he conducted in London and funded via IndieGoGo and an Arts Council Grant, while in an interview recorded at The Cartoon Museum, Bryan Talbot discusses Grandville Mon Amour, the second volume of his steampunk graphic album series set in a violent turn of the century Paris.

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: Howard’s website www.cutebutsad.co.uk
Grandville page on Bryan’s website www.bryan-talbot.com
Wikipedia pages on Grandville and funny animal comics
Buy Grandville and Grandville Mon Amour from amazon.co.uk

Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Howard Hardiman and Bryan Talbot

Recommended events:

Comica, London week six

The final two events of Comica 2010 include:

Film screening: Grant Morrison – Talking With Gods
A fascinating documentary detailing the vision of one of the most popular and controversial writers. Followed by a signing with Steve Cook, Rian Hughes and Frazer Irving.
ICA, The Mall, London
Sunday, 12 December – 4pm

Girls Comics: Pat Mills & Jenny McDade
Writers Pat Mills and Jenny McDade will be discussing the world of girls’ comics.
London Print Studios, 425 Harrow Road, W10
Thursday, 16 December – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

More info / book tickets at www.comicafestival.com

Posy Simmonds at Laydeez do Comics

Guest Speaker: Posy Simmonds MBE
British illustrator and writer. Creator of graphic novels, Gemma Bovery (2000) and Tamara Drewe (2005–2006) recently made into a film.

ALSO please bring along one thing you have worked on this year for everyone to look at during the break. If you are not an artist please bring something else!

We will be serving home made mince pies and mulled wine.

Recommended Reads: Gemma Bovery / Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmonds

Guest Blogger: Ellen Lindner

Monday 13 December 2010, 6.30-9.30pm, The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

Erika Moen – Signing and Exhibition

Erika Moen (Dar Comics) will be in London for the opening of her show at Orbital Comics! Come see her paintings in real life and maybe get a book signed or something!

Orbital Comics, 8 Gt Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
Thursday, 30 December 2010 17:00

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Today’s show: Mature animal comics

December 9, 2010

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Mature animal comics

Panels from The Lengths by Howard Hardiman and Grandville Mon Amour by Bryan Talbot

Panels from The Lengths by Howard Hardiman and Grandville Mon Amour by Bryan Talbot

Continuing this month’s series of shows about anthropomorphic or ‘funny animal’ comics Alex Fitch talks to a pair of writer / artists whose latest projects deal with animal / human hybrids in adult situations: Howard Hardiman whose new project is The Lengths, a black and white comic about male sex workers, based on interviews he conducted in London and funded via IndieGoGo and an Arts Council Grant, while in an interview recorded at The Cartoon Museum, Bryan Talbot discusses Grandville Mon Amour, the second volume of his steampunk graphic album series set in a violent turn of the century Paris.

5pm, 09/12/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast here after transmission

Links: Howard’s website www.cutebutsad.co.uk
Grandville page on Bryan’s website www.bryan-talbot.com
Wikipedia pages on Grandville and funny animal comics

Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Howard Hardiman and Bryan Talbot

Recommended events:

Comica, London week six

The final two events of Comica 2010 include:

Film screening: Grant Morrison – Talking With Gods
A fascinating documentary detailing the vision of one of the most popular and controversial writers. Followed by a signing with Steve Cook, Rian Hughes and Frazer Irving.
ICA, The Mall, London
Sunday, 12 December – 4pm

Girls Comics: Pat Mills & Jenny McDade
Writers Pat Mills and Jenny McDade will be discussing the world of girls’ comics.
London Print Studios, 425 Harrow Road, W10
Thursday, 16 December – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

More info / book tickets at www.comicafestival.com

Posy Simmonds at Laydeez do Comics

Guest Speaker: Posy Simmonds MBE
British illustrator and writer. Creator of graphic novels, Gemma Bovery (2000) and Tamara Drewe (2005–2006) recently made into a film.

ALSO please bring along one thing you have worked on this year for everyone to look at during the break. If you are not an artist please bring something else!

We will be serving home made mince pies and mulled wine.

Recommended Reads: Gemma Bovery / Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmonds

Guest Blogger: Ellen Lindner

Monday 13 December 2010, 6.30-9.30pm, The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

Erika Moen – Signing and Exhibition

Erika Moen (Dar Comics) will be in London for the opening of her show at Orbital Comics! Come see her paintings in real life and maybe get a book signed or something!

Orbital Comics, 8 Gt Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
Thursday, 30 December 2010 17:00

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Panel Borders: The art of Howard Hardiman

December 4, 2008 7 Comments

Panel Borders: The art of Howard Hardiman
Originally broadcast 04/12/08 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Howard Hardimans Badger

Howard Hardimans Badger

It’s the start of Gay Comics month on Resonance FM (season of good will to all men and whatnot) and we kick off with an ideal Christmas present for children of all ages: Badger by up and coming artist Howard Hardiman. Alex and Howard talk about funny animal / anthropomorphic titles and their relation to autobiography, having a sense of location in comics and the tricky art of marketing a new product…

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

Links: Howard’s website: www.cutebutsad.co.uk
Review of Badger at www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog
Preview Badger art on www.flickr.com

Comics / Sci-Fi news:

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

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

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…

CELEBRATE LUXmas AT THE ALPHABET BAR

Alphabet Bar, 61-63 Beak Street, Soho, London, W1F 9FL
Saturday 13th December, 12 noon til late (exhibition open 13/12/08 – 20/12/08)
To celebrate the end of London Underground Comics’ epic 75 week run in Camden Lock Market over the past year… and Christmas as well.
There will be DJs from 6pm til late, drinking, merriment, a large communal comics table exhibiting the finest of British small press as well as an exhibition of original art by the core members of the LUC team which will run until the 20th of December.
Exhibitors who will be displaying (and selling) their original art as well as their comics include: Oli Smith, Sean Azzopardi, Jake Harold, Oliver Lamden, Dan Lester, Sally-Anne Hickman, Phil Spence, Francesca Cassavetti, Emma Price, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, David Baillie and Tim Keable

More info at http://londonundergroundcomics.com/