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: Toys and Games

March 8, 2018

Art from Lego Star Wars / Part Robot / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Bob Molesworth / Comic Turns / Macbeth by Karen Rubins

Art from Lego Star Wars / Part Robot / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Bob Molesworth / Comic Turns / Macbeth by Karen Rubins

Toys and Games: In a pair of interviews looking at the connections between toys, games and comics, Alex Fitch talks to artists Karen Rubins and Bob Molesworth about their work. Karen discusses her new comic art card game, Comic Turns, which allows the player to create their own sequential art stories, and her strip Tales to Give You the Shivers in The Phoenix.

In an interview recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, Bob Molesworth talks about drawing popular kids franchises such as Scooby Doo and Lego Star Wars, small press titles such as Dino Corps, and creating a cyberpunk adult colouring book called Part Robot.
Originally broadcast 7th March 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Toys and Games

March 6, 2018

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Toys and Games

Art from Lego Star Wars / Part Robot / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Bob Molesworth / Comic Turns / Macbeth by Karen Rubins

Art from Lego Star Wars / Part Robot / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Bob Molesworth / Comic Turns / Macbeth by Karen Rubins

In a pair of interviews looking at the connections between toys, games and comics, Alex Fitch talks to artists Karen Rubins and Bob Molesworth about their work. Karen discusses her new comic art card game, Comic Turns, which allows the player to create their own sequential art stories, and her strip Tales to Give You the Shivers in The Phoenix.

In an interview recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, Bob Molesworth talks about drawing popular kids franchises such as Scooby Doo and Lego Star Wars, small press titles such as Dino Corps, and creating a cyberpunk adult colouring book called Part Robot.

5.30pm Wednesday 7th March 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 13th March, 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: Designing comics

December 24, 2013

Comics by Robert M Ball, Rian Hughes, Mike Medaglia and Karen Rubins

Comics by Robert M Ball, Rian Hughes, Mike Medaglia and Karen Rubins

Designing comics: In a coda to a trio of shows about the use of fine art in comics, Alex Fitch looks at graphic design in comics, in a panel discussion with Rian Hughes (2000AD), Karen Rubins (V and A artist in residence), Robert Ball (Winter’s Knight) and Mike Medaglia (The Comix Reader). Hughes talks about his segue from being a comics artist into a full time graphic designer and font creator, Rubins discusses the influence of medieval woodcut design in her comic Blood Magic, Ball examines his move from ‘mondo’ style superhero posters to silent fantasy graphic novels and Medaglia explores the connections between atypical panel layout and Taoist theory in his small press anthology Wu Wei. Recorded at Caption Festival, Summer 2013. (Panel Borders will return in the second week of January, 2014)
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: Designing comics

December 23, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Designing comics

Comics by Robert M Ball, Rian Hughes, Mike Medaglia and Karen Rubins

Comics by Robert M Ball, Rian Hughes, Mike Medaglia and Karen Rubins

In a coda to a trio of shows about the use of fine art in comics, Alex Fitch looks at graphic design in comics, in a panel discussion with Rian Hughes (2000AD), Karen Rubins (V&A artist in residence), Robert Ball (Winter’s Knight) and Mike Medaglia (The Comix Reader). Hughes talks about his segue from being a comics artist into a full time graphic designer and font creator, Rubins discusses the influence of medieval woodcut design in her comic Blood Magic, Ball examines his move from ‘mondo’ style superhero posters to silent fantasy graphic novels and Medaglia explores the connections between atypical panel layout and Taoist theory in his small press anthology Wu Wei. Recorded at Caption Festival, Summer 2013. (Panel Borders will return in the second week of January, 2014)

4.30pm, Monday 23rd December 2013, repeated 11am, Tuesday 24th December 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Laydeez do podcasts: Manga Jiman 2011

October 16, 2011 2 Comments

Laydeez do Podcasts:
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Manga Jiman 2011

Manga Jiman entries by Zarina Liew, Yuri Kore and Clio Millett

Manga Jiman entries by Zarina Liew, Yuri Kore and Clio Millett

In a panel discussion recorded at the London Science-Fiction Film Festival in April, Zarina Liew (Runner-up 2009/2010), Yuri Kore (Winner 2009/2010), Clio Millett (Winner 2010/2011) – of the Japanese Embassy’s ‘Manga Jiman’ (Pride in Manga) competition join Karen Rubins (Comic book artist in residence, Victoria and Albert Museum 2010) to discuss the homegrown manga scene in the UK and the difference between Manga and Western style comics.
(Recorded, edited and introduced by Alex Fitch)

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: Zarina Liew’s website – cobaltcafe.co.uk
Beyond Raging Aves by Clio Millett
Yuri Kore’s website

Read the Laydeez do comics blog
Info about Laydeez do comics – Next meeting Oct 17th / Nov 21st

2010 interview with Zarina Liew, Yure Kore and Manga Jiman runner up David Lander
2009 interview with Karen Rubins
2008 interviews with Manga Jiman finalists Michael Kacar, Asia Alfasi and Gillian Sein Ying Ha

Recommended events:

Anders Nilsen UK tour

Candian cartoonist Anders Nilsen will be signing at:
Gosh! Comics, Berwick street at 6pm on Saturday 15th October, as part of a UK tour that sees him visit
Page 45, Nottingham on Sunday the 16th and
OK Comics, Leeds on Monday the 17th, he then gets a day off before coming back to London to do a Q and A at
Orbital comics on Wednesday 19th of October where he’ll be chatting to British cartoonist Tom Gauld.

More info: www.goshlondon.com / www.comicafestival.com
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Panel Borders: The art of Karen Rubins

September 10, 2009 8 Comments

Panel Borders:

The art of Karen Rubins

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

Excerpt from Tales by Ghost Light by Karen Rubins

Excerpt from Tales by Ghost Light by Karen Rubins

Continuing ‘Women in comics’ month, Alex Fitch talks to artist Karen Rubins about being the Comic Book Artist in Residence at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, being visited by members of the public and their collaborating on a strip displayed in her studio. Alex and Karen also discuss the latter’s career so far from drawing goth-styled comics for the small press to creating short manga pieces in “The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga 2” and “Manga Jiman 150”.

If you’d like to visit Karen at the Victoria and Albert museum, her studio is open to visitors this month from 1-4 pm on Fridays 11th & 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September.
There will be more Open Studios during the London Design Festival between the 19th and 25th September; her studio is located in the V and A’s Sackler Centre, the nearest entrance being in the tunnel that runs underneath Exhibition road from South Kensington tube.

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: Karen’s website, blog and page at the V & A website
Interview with Karen at Comic Bits Online
Buy Karen’s manga from Itch publishing

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Comics news:

Comics competitions

This year’s Observer / Jonathan Cape and Manga Jiman competions are now on:

Manga Jiman
The Embassy of Japan’s annual manga-writing competition, open to anyone 14 years of age or over.
More info

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

also: Comica/Ctrl.Alt.Shift: Comic Design Competition
Win the chance to create a unique comic in collaboration with musician and writer Lightspeed Champion. More info

Deadline for all three competitions: September 25, 2009

Pat Mills London signings:

2000 AD‘s latest graphic novel releases of the strips Defoe, ABC Warriors and Flesh with artists Clint Langley and Leigh Gallagher at Orbital just off Charing Cross Road on 12th September

Panini’s English translation of his French graphic albums Requiem: Vampire Knight at Forbidden Planet on Shaftesbury Avenue on September 19th