Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Today’s show: Spring conventions

April 14, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Spring conventions

Sprit of Hope cover by Mike Allred, panel from The Bulletproof Coffin by Shaky Kane, cover of Tripwire digital issue 001

Sprit of Hope cover by Mike Allred, panel from The Bulletproof Coffin by Shaky Kane, cover of Tripwire digital issue 001

Continuing our month of shows about anthologies and collectives, we have a trio of interviews recorded at two recent comic book conventions in London. Recorded at Kapow!, Islington Design Centre (April 2011): Alex Fitch talks to editor Alan Cowsill and publisher Tim Pilcher (Comic Book Alliance) about the comic book anthology Spirit of Hope that they’re bringing out to help raise funds to support the people of Japan after the recent Tsunami disaster and to Joel Meadows, editor of Tripwire about the new digital incarnation of his magazine about comics and pop culture. Also in an interview recorded at the London Comic and Small Press Expo, Goldsmiths College (March 2011), Dickon Harris talks to Shaky Kane about his career which has ranged from short pieces in a variety of anthologies such as 2000AD, Escape and Revolver to his serialised graphic novel, The Bulletproof Coffin, written by David Hine.

5pm, Thursday 14/04/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Wikipedia page on Shaky Kane
London Comic & Small Press Expo website

Article about Sprit of Hope at Geek Syndicate
Comic Book Alliance website

Tripwire magazine website
Panel Borders‘ previous interview with Joel Meadows about Tripwire, May 2008

Recommended events:

The London Zine Symposium, April 17th 2011

Workshops, talks and tables from around the world can be found at the 2011 London Zine Symposium, which is all about celebrating zines, small press, comix, radicals and DIY culture.
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Reality Check: Life during Wartime

December 3, 2008 4 Comments

Reality CheckReality Check logo: Life during Wartime

Continuing our new series of Sci-Fi London podcasts, we have a pair of interviews about modern Science-Fiction takes on warfare which have a classical, yet prescient feel to them: Duncan Nott talks to Garth Ennis about working on the new Virgin Comics version of the classic British sci-fi comic strip Dan Dare which sees Dare called out of retirement as Britain and Earth enter new hostilities with the Mekon due to a corrupt Prime Minister running the country. Also, Tripwire Magazine editor Joel Meadows presents and takes part in a brief press conference with actor Michael Hogan about playing the long suffering character Colonel Tigh in the 21st century reimagining of Battlestar Galactica, which is about to return to our screens shortly for the second half of its final season. Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch (with thanks to the MCM Expo for their invite to the Michael Hogan junket).
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Panel Borders: Tripwire and Studio Space

May 8, 2008 3 Comments

Panel Borders: Tripwire and Studio Space
Originally broadcast 08/05/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

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.

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

Links: 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).

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).