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: On the Brink of a Brass Sun

August 29, 2015

Covers of Wilds End, Brass Sun and Celeste, interior art from The King in Yellow by I.N.J. Culbard

Covers of Wilds End, Brass Sun and Celeste, interior art from The King in Yellow by I.N.J. Culbard

On the Brink of a Brass Sun: Concluding a month of shows about ‘The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’, Alex Fitch talks to artist I.N.J. Culbard about his work for 2000AD on strips such as ‘clock-punk fantasy’ serial Brass Sun and the forthcoming Brink. Ian also explains his unusual method for drawing Dan Abnett’s anthropomorphic adaptation of The War of the WorldsWild’s End published by Boom! – plus his recent graphic novels for SelfMadeHero: Celeste and The King in Yellow. (Last in the current series – Panel Borders will return in a new slot and format in September)
Originally broadcast 27th August 2015 on Resonance 104.4 FM.

For more info and a variety of formats to stream or download this podcast, please visit archive.org (more…)

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Tomorrow’s show: On the Brink of a Brass Sun

August 26, 2015

Tomorrow at 11.30am on Resonance FM, Panel Borders: On the Brink of a Brass Sun

Covers of Wilds End, Brass Sun and Celeste, interior art from The King in Yellow by I.N.J. Culbard

Covers of Wilds End, Brass Sun and Celeste, interior art from The King in Yellow by I.N.J. Culbard

Concluding a month of shows about ‘The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic’, Alex Fitch talks to artist I.N.J. Culbard about his work for 2000AD on strips such as ‘clock-punk fantasy’ serial Brass Sun and the forthcoming Brink. Ian also explains his unusual method for drawing Dan Abnett’s anthropomorphic adaptation of The War of the WorldsWild’s End published by Boom! – plus his recent graphic novels for SelfMadeHero: Celeste and The King in Yellow.
(Last in the current series – Panel Borders will return in a new slot and format in September)

11.30am Thursday 27th August, repeated 7am Saturday 29th August 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: More info about I.N.J. Culbard on SelfMaderHero’s website
Buy Brass Sun volume one from 2000AD online

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: Illustrating the Mountains of Madness

December 4, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Illustrating the Mountains of Madness

Partially broadcast 04/12/11 on Resonance FM

Images from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and Deadbeats by I.N.J Culbard

Images from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and Deadbeats by I.N.J Culbard

Beginning a trio of shows about the influence of writer H.P.Lovecraft on comics, Alex Fitch talks to I.N.J. Culbard about his graphic novel adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness and forthcoming adaptation of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward for Self Made Hero. Cartoonist Rob Davis briefly joins the conversation (recorded at last month’s Thought Bubble convention) as Alex, Rob and Ian discuss Lovecraft’s short stories and the difficulty of illustrating prose that is alternatively wordy, obtuse and unnamable.

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

Links: Ian’s blog strangeplanetstories.blogspot.com
Info about the Lovecraft Anthology, At the Mountains of Madness and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
Preview pages from Ian’s forthcoming Lovecraftian comic Deadbeats
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Ian Culbard about Sherlock Holmes and The Picture of Dorian Grey / with China Miéville, Denise Mina, Mark Stafford and Alice Duke about H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe

Recommended events:

Canny Comics

On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December, listeners in the North of England might like to go along to the Newcastle Comic Convention, Canny Comics which is taking place at Tyneside Cinema and Newcastle City Library – events include a free screening of George lucas’ magnum opus, Howard the Duck, signings, a drink and draw session and guests include Mary and Bryan Talbot, Doug Braithwaite, Gary Erskine and Al Ewing…
09/12/11 – 7pm till late, Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear NE1 6QG
10/12/11 – 10am – 5.30pm, Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
More info can be found at cannycomiccon.blogspot.com

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Today’s show: Illustrating the Mountains of Madness

December 4, 2011

Tonight on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Illustrating the Mountains of Madness

Images from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and Deadbeats by I.N.J Culbard

Images from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and Deadbeats by I.N.J Culbard

Beginning a trio of shows about the influence of writer H.P.Lovecraft on comics, Alex Fitch talks to I.N.J. Culbard about his graphic novel adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness and forthcoming adaptation of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward for Self Made Hero. Cartoonist Rob Davis briefly joins the conversation (recorded at last month’s Thought Bubble convention) as Alex, Rob and Ian discuss Lovecraft’s short stories and the difficulty of illustrating prose that is alternatively wordy, obtuse and unnamable.

8pm, Sunday 4th December, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Ian’s blog strangeplanetstories.blogspot.com
Info about the Lovecraft Anthology, At the Mountains of Madness and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
Preview pages from Ian’s forthcoming Lovecraftian comic Deadbeats
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Ian Culbard about Sherlock Holmes and The Picture of Dorian Grey / with China Miéville, Denise Mina, Mark Stafford and Alice Duke about H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe

Recommended events:

Laydeez do comics, December 2011

In the last LDC of 2011, Laydeez curators Nicola and Sarah talk about their work and how it has evolved since the first LDC meeting in 2009 + a couple of designers talk about their comics.

Guests:
Rachel Abrams, designer and writer, Brooklyn NY
Sarah Lightman, artist, curator and researcher
Marcia Mihotich, graphic designer and illustrator
Nicola Streeten, illustrator and author of graphic memoir Billy, Me & You

Recommended Read:
Billy, Me & You by Nicola Streeten, published by Myriad Editions

Monday 5 December
Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm
Venue: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

Canny Comics

On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December, listeners in the North of England might like to go along to the Newcastle Comic Convention, Canny Comics which is taking place at Tyneside Cinema and Newcastle City Library – events include a free screening of George lucas’ magnum opus, Howard the Duck, signings, a drink and draw session and guests include Mary and Bryan Talbot, Doug Braithwaite, Gary Erskine and Al Ewing…
09/12/11 – 7pm till late, Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear NE1 6QG
10/12/11 – 10am – 5.30pm, Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
More info can be found at cannycomiccon.blogspot.com

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Panel Borders: Sherlock Holmes and Dorian Grey by Ian Culbard

May 21, 2009 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

Sherlock Holmes and Dorian Grey by Ian Culbard

Edited broadcast 21/05/09 as the second half of an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Extract from The Picture of Dorian Grey by Ian Culbard and Ian Edginton

Extract from The Picture of Dorian Grey by Ian Culbard and Ian Edginton

Continuing adaptation and inspiration month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to the illustrators of some new and recent literary adaptations in comic book format. Self Made Hero is a relatively new publishing company who have made a name for themselves with their range of Manga Shakespeare adaptations and are now doing European style graphic novels of literary classics. Alex talks to Ian Culbard, their illustrator of Ian Edginton’s adaptations of The Picture of Dorian Grey and The Hound of the Baskervilles

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: Publisher – www.selfmadehero.com
Ian’s blog
Ian’s other collaboration with Ian Edginton, Retro Rockets, Go!
Ian’s “Round Robin” comics with various other creators: Huzzah and Huzzah Noir
Join our facebook group

Comics / sci-fi news:

Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…

plus:

The animated trailer for Bryan Talbot’s new graphic novel Grandville, a new Steampunk tale about murder and intrigue in Fin de siècle Paris, is online now

More info at www.bryan-talbot.com

and:

The MCM Expo is on this weekend at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands and features guests from film, TV and comics including Warren Ellis, Tony Curtis, Linda Hamilton and many more.

More info at www.londonexpo.com

also:

If you’re in South London:

Charley’s War and Manga Shakespeare at Streatham Library

Pat Mills and Ilya will be talking about their work at Streatham Library as part of Lambeth Readers and Writers festival. Pat will be discussing Charley’s War, Slaine, ABC Warriors, Marshall Law, Judge Dredd, Nemesis The Warlock and many other strips and Ilya will be talking about his roots in the small press, editing the Mammoth Best New Manga anthologies and adapting King Lear into Manga format…

7.30pm Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Road, SW16 1PL. Saturday 23rd May 2009
More info at: www.lambeth.gov.uk

If you’re in North London:


ARGH! The Ups & Downs of Life as a Comic Book Creator – I was Spider-Man’s Editor
Saturday 23rd May 2009 8.00PM
Stories told in pictures have been around for a long time .. from prehistoric cave drawings through the Bayeaux Tapestry, illustrator and editor, Tim Quinn takes you on a highly nostalgic trip down memory lane to meet some of the great and not-so-great comic characters of the last 150 years.
Tim also takes you behind-the-scenes from his days working for The Beano, Sparky, Bunty, Playhour, Jack & Jill, Buster, The Topper, the Daily Mirror’s Jane and Garth and America’s finest Marvel Comics. He will guide you through the creation of a brand new comic book charcter and reveal his own secret identity as Supreme Speedster, Jet Lagg.
The audience is invited to attend wearing capes and masks. Suitable for boys (of all ages and sexes). Ages 9+
Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, North Finchley, London N12 0GA
More info at www.artsdepot.co.uk

100 Years of Korean Manwha is now on at the Korean Cultural Centre
Manhwa celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2009. This popular art form holds a long and cherished history that began with the first publication of Doyoung Lee’s political cartoons in “Daehanminbo.”, a print newspaper was founded on June 2, 1909, and manhwa was born along with it. Following its birth, manhwa had to endure Korea’s tumultuous history under Japanese colonial rule. Manhwa survived the time periods of national liberation, the dark years of the Korean War, and through the dismal military dictatorship. The 80’s and 90’s of the 20th century marked the renaissance of manhwa. Manhwa published during these bygone eras help us reflect on our nation’s past.
1 May – 24 June 2009. 13 Strand, London WC2N 5BW. Tel. 020 7004 2600
More info at londonkoreanlinks.net

Today’s shows: Charlie Kaufman on Synecdoche, New York / Andrzej Klimowski, Danusia Schejbal and Ian Culbard on adapting the classics

May 21, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Sherlock Holmes vs. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Andrzej Klimowski

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Andrzej Klimowski

Continuing adaptation and inspiration month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to the illustrators of some new and recent literary adaptations in comic book format. Self Made Hero is a relatively new publishing company who have made a name for themselves with their range of Manga Shakespeare adaptations and are now doing European style graphic novels of literary classics. Alex talks to Ian Culbard, artist of Ian Edginton’s adaptations of The Picture of Dorian Grey and The Hound of the Baskervilles and to Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal, illustrators and adaptors of The Master and Margarita and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

5pm 21/05/09, repeated 11.30pm 24/05/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast online at http://www.panelborders.wordpress.com after broadcast…

I’m ready for my close-up: Charlie Kaufman – bringing interior worlds to the screen

Charlie Kaufman directs Robin Weigert in Synecdoche, New York

Charlie Kaufman directs Robin Weigert in Synecdoche, New York

Alex Fitch talks to Academy Award winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman about his new film Synecdoche, New York, the challenges of directing his own script, working with Spike Jones and Michel Gondry on his previous screenplays such as Being John Malkovich and Human Nature and issues of post-modernism and magical realism in his work. Alex also talks to Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Selavy about Synecdoche, New York looking at Kaufman’s depictions of the internal workings of the human mind in that film and in earlier scripts such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind.

10.30pm 21/05/09, repeated 5pm 22/05/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast online after broadcast at www.sci-fi-london.com/audio

Links: www.selfmadehero.com

Ian CulbardIan’s blog
Ian’s other collaboration with Ian Edginton, Retro Rockets, Go!
Ian’s “Round Robin” comics with various other creators: Huzzah and Huzzah Noir

Andrzej KlimowskiAndrzej’s website
Andrzej’s pages at www.polishposter.com and The Royal College of Art
Article by Paul Gravett on The Secret
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Andrzej

Danusia SchejbalDanusia’s website
Read extracts from The Master and Margarita at www.guardian.co.uk
Review of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on the FPI blog
Review of The Master and Margarita from The New Statesman

Charlie Kaufman – Charlie’s pages on Wikipedia and the IMDb
Kaufman resource site beingcharliekaufman.com
Interview in The Guardian

Comics / sci-fi news:

Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…

plus:

 

The animated trailer for Bryan Talbot’s new graphic novel Grandville, a new Steampunk tale about murder and intrigue in Fin de siècle Paris, is online now

More info at www.bryan-talbot.com

and:

The MCM Expo is on this weekend at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands and features guests from film, TV and comics including Warren Ellis, Tony Curtis, Linda Hamilton and many more.

More info at www.londonexpo.com

also:

If you’re in South London:

Charley’s War and Manga Shakespeare at Streatham Library

Pat Mills and Ilya will be talking about their work at Streatham Library as part of Lambeth Readers and Writers festival. Pat will be discussing Charley’s War, Slaine, ABC Warriors, Marshall Law, Judge Dredd, Nemesis The Warlock and many other strips and Ilya will be talking about his roots in the small press, editing the Mammoth Best New Manga anthologies and adapting King Lear into Manga format…

7.30pm Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Road, SW16 1PL. Saturday 23rd May 2009
More info at: www.lambeth.gov.uk

If you’re in North London:

 
ARGH! The Ups & Downs of Life as a Comic Book Creator – I was Spider-Man’s Editor
Saturday 23rd May 2009 8.00PM
Stories told in pictures have been around for a long time .. from prehistoric cave drawings through the Bayeaux Tapestry, illustrator and editor, Tim Quinn takes you on a highly nostalgic trip down memory lane to meet some of the great and not-so-great comic characters of the last 150 years.
Tim also takes you behind-the-scenes from his days working for The Beano, Sparky, Bunty, Playhour, Jack & Jill, Buster, The Topper, the Daily Mirror’s Jane and Garth and America’s finest Marvel Comics. He will guide you through the creation of a brand new comic book charcter and reveal his own secret identity as Supreme Speedster, Jet Lagg.
The audience is invited to attend wearing capes and masks. Suitable for boys (of all ages and sexes). Ages 9+
Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, North Finchley, London N12 0GA
More info at www.artsdepot.co.uk