Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: Dystopias and Parallel Worlds

January 18, 2019

Electric Sheep podcast logo

Posters for Hidden Reserves, Nothing Really Happens and Alpha Gateway

Posters for Hidden Reserves, Nothing Really Happens and Alpha Gateway

Dystopias and Parallel Worlds: In this month’s Electric Sheep Film Show, Alex Fitch looks at dystopias and parallel worlds on film in three interviews recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, the London International Science Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival. On stage, Alex talks to directors Valentin Hitz and John V. Soto about their films Hidden Reserves (Stille Reserven) and Alpha Gateway which depict worlds where corporations have subjugated humanity and travel between parallels is possible, and in a chat with actor / producer Joseph Graham, the latter discusses the surrealist suburban comedy Nothing Really Happens and his webcomic Monomania. With music selected by Kieron Gillen (The Wicked and the Divine) including future classics by Madge, Hayley Heynderickx, Sylan Esso and Jonathan Bree.

Originally broadcast Wednesday 16th January 2019, on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Panel Borders: Kieron Gillen, Now.1

January 23, 2014 1 Comment

Covers of various comics by Kieron Gillen

Covers of various comics by Kieron Gillen

Kieron Gillen, Now.1: Continuing a month of shows about Superhero Comics, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kieron Gillen about his recent titles published under the Marvel Now banner, including Iron Man and Young Avengers, his collaborations with writer Matt Fraction, thoughts on online and interactive comics, and his forays into ‘mature readers’ titles such as Uber. Recorded at Nine Worlds GeekFest, London 2013.

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

Links: Kieron Gillen’s website and tumblr
Info on Kieron’s work at marvel.com

Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Kieron Gillen about his work (more…)

Today’s show: Kieron Gillen, Now.1

January 20, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Kieron Gillen, Now.1

Covers of various comics by Kieron Gillen

Covers of various comics by Kieron Gillen

Continuing a month of shows about Superhero Comics, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kieron Gillen about his recent titles published under the Marvel Now banner, including Iron Man and Young Avengers, his collaborations with writer Matt Fraction, thoughts on online and interactive comics, and his forays into ‘mature readers’ titles such as Uber. Recorded at Nine Worlds GeekFest, London 2013.

4.30pm, Monday 20th January 2014, repeated 11am, Thursday 23rd January 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Kieron Gillen’s website and tumblr
Info on Kieron’s work at marvel.com

Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Kieron Gillen about his work

Panel Borders: What is a Superhero?

January 16, 2014 3 Comments

Covers of What is a Superhero? by OUP / books by Will Brooker, Richard Reynolds, Kieron Gillen and Si Spurrier

Covers of What is a Superhero? by OUP / books by Will Brooker, Richard Reynolds, Kieron Gillen and Si Spurrier

What is a Superhero?: Continuing a month of shows about superhero comics, Alex Fitch discusses the new Oxford University Press book ‘What is a Superhero?’ with a couple of the contributors – Richard Reynolds (Central St. Martins School of Art and Design) and Will Brooker (Kingston University) – and two writers of superhero comics – Kieron Gillen (Iron Man) and Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy).
Reynolds and Brooker read from their sections of the anthology and discuss their thoughts on superheroes, pop star culture and technology; while Gillen and Spurrier talk about how they have built on the work of their predecessors while trying to create a voice of their own at Marvel Comics, in titles such as Journey into Mystery and The Punisher, and more revisionist stories elsewhere such as Extermination and Uber. Also, the four authors discuss the nature of cosplay with practitioners in the audience and its relation to the modern superhero identity. Recorded at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, Autumn 2013 as part of Comica Festival. (more…)

Today’s show: What is a Superhero?

January 13, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: What is a Superhero?

Covers of What is a Superhero? by OUP / books by Will Brooker, Richard Reynolds, Kieron Gillen and Si Spurrier

Covers of What is a Superhero? by OUP / books by Will Brooker, Richard Reynolds, Kieron Gillen and Si Spurrier

Continuing a month of shows about superhero comics, Alex Fitch discusses the new Oxford University Press book ‘What is a Superhero?’ with a couple of the contributors – Richard Reynolds (Central St. Martins School of Art and Design) and Will Brooker (Kingston University) – and two writers of superhero comics – Kieron GIllen (Iron Man) and Si Spurrier (X-Men: Legacy).
Reynolds and Brooker read from their sections of the anthology and discuss their thoughts on the modern superhero identity, while Gillen and Spurrier talk about how they have built on the work of their predecessors while trying to create a voice of their own at Marvel Comics, in titles such as Journey into Mystery and The Punisher. Recorded at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, Autumn 2013 as part of Comica Festival.

4.30pm, Monday 13th January 2014, repeated 11am, Thursday 16th January 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Brockley (co)Max

June 24, 2012 5 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

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.
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Panel Borders live at Brockley Max

June 7, 2012

Brockley Comix

As part of the Brockley Max Festival (1st to 9th June), there will be a special comics themed event: Brockley Comix. Ali Kati Projects and Panel Borders will be presenting a live panel discussion on June 7th in the Talbot pub at 7pm, with a number of writers and artists from South-East London discussing their work with Alex Fitch (Resonance FM), including Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men), Sarah Gordon (The Peckham 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).

There will also be a Q + A and signing as well.

7pm, The Talbot, 2 Tyrwitt Road, London SE4 1QG
Nearest station: St Johns (train from London Bridge / Charing Cross – or one stop from either New Cross Overground or Lewisham DLR)

Reality Check: The work of Warren Ellis

April 24, 2012 2 Comments

Excerpt from SVK by Warren Ellis and Disraeli / Covers of newuniversal: 1959 and Phonogram vs. the fans

Excerpt from SVK by Warren Ellis & D'israeli / Covers of newuniversal: 1959 and Phonogram vs. the fans

The work of Warren Ellis: Iyare Igiehon (BBC 6music) discusses the work of Warren Ellis with Matt Jones (BERG design), Matthew Sheret (We are words + pictures) and Kieron Gillen (X-Men). Jones talks about SVK, the new comic by Ellis and D’Israeli, commissioned by BERG, Sheret discusses how Ellis inspired him to become a writer and Gillen talks about his friendship with the writer and their Marvel collaborations.

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other episodes you can download, please visit the home of this episode at www.sci-fi-london.com

Links: Buy SVK by Warren Ellis and Disraeli from BERG design (more…)

Panel Borders: Kieron Gillen – Gameplay and fantasy comics

July 28, 2011 1 Comment

Panel Borders:

Kieron Gillen – Gameplay and fantasy comics

Partially broadcast 28th July 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Panel from Save Point by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, still from The Curfew, excerpt from Uncanny X-Men by Gillen, Matt Fraction and Greg Land

Panel from Save Point by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, still from The Curfew, excerpt from Uncanny X-Men by Gillen, Matt Fraction and Greg Land

Concluding our month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and games, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kieron Gillen about how his history as a video and computer game journalist has influenced his comic writing career. Alex and Kieron talk about the latter’s experience writing for Warhammer Monthly, developing an online game The Curfew for Channel Four and how game playing has only had a small impact on his writing Thor and Uncanny X-Men.

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: Kieron’s website
Play The Curfew
Wikipedia pages on Warhammer, Kieron Gillen and the games review website he helped create, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Recommended events:

Orbital comics events…

GARRY LEACH EXHIBITION 13.07.11 – 12.08.11

Orbital Comics is very proud to present an exhibition of work by the great Garry Leach (Miracleman, Dan Dare).

The exhibition, which will run from Monday 11th for one month, includes pages from Judge Dredd, Warrior, The Twelve pencilled by Chris Weston, Transmetropolitan, pages inked by Garry from Benaroya Publishing’s Marksmen and more.

JACK KIRBY PANEL DISCUSSION

A panel discussion of the King of Comics’ work on Friday July 29th, with exhibition curator Jason Atomic, Charles Hatfield (comics academic and writer for the Jack Kirby Collector), David Hine (Bulletproof Coffin, Detective Comics), Garry Leach (Marksmen, Marvelman), Mike Lake and moderator Paul Gravett.

7.30pm, Friday 29th July, 2011

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
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Today’s show: Kieron Gillen – Gameplay and fantasy comics

July 28, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Kieron Gillen – Gameplay and fantasy comics

Panel from Save Point by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, still from The Curfew, excerpt from Uncanny X-Men by Gillen, Matt Fraction and Greg Land

Panel from Save Point by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie, still from The Curfew, excerpt from Uncanny X-Men by Gillen, Matt Fraction and Greg Land

Concluding our month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and games, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kieron Gillen about how his history as a video and computer game journalist has influenced his comic writing career. Alex and Kieron talk about the latter’s experience writing for Warhammer Monthly, developing an online game The Curfew for Channel Four and how game playing has only had a small impact on his writing Thor and Uncanny X-Men.

5pm, Thursday 28/07/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Kieron’s website
Play The Curfew
Wikipedia pages on Warhammer, Kieron Gillen and the games review website he helped create, Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Recommended events:

Orbital comics events…

GARRY LEACH EXHIBITION 13.07.11 – 12.08.11

Orbital Comics is very proud to present an exhibition of work by the great Garry Leach (Miracleman, Dan Dare).

The exhibition, which will run from Monday 11th for one month, includes pages from Judge Dredd, Warrior, The Twelve pencilled by Chris Weston, Transmetropolitan, pages inked by Garry from Benaroya Publishing’s Marksmen and more.

JACK KIRBY PANEL DISCUSSION

A panel discussion of the King of Comics’ work on Friday July 29th, with exhibition curator Jason Atomic, Charles Hatfield (comics academic and writer for the Jack Kirby Collector), David Hine (Bulletproof Coffin, Detective Comics), Garry Leach (Marksmen, Marvelman), Mike Lake and moderator Paul Gravett.

7.30pm, Friday 29th July, 2011

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
(more…)

Panel Borders: Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen’s Phonogram

June 20, 2008 12 Comments

Panel Borders: Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen’s Phonogram
Orignally broadcast 19/06/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Continuing our series of reports from this year’s Bristol International comics Expo:
Alex Fitch talks to artist Jamie McKelvie and writer Kieron Gillen of the comic book Phonogram about the way the comic mixes ideas about magic and music to create a package that is both nostalgic and very modern. Alex also talks to Jamie about his solo project Suburban Glamour and to Kieron about his upcoming sci-fi prequel Newuniversal: 1959.

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

Links: Official Phonogram website
Wikipedia pages on Phonogram, Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen
Jamie’s website, blog and flickr page
Kieron’s blog and interview at strip-for-me.com

Comics news:

Mark Stafford's Pandaemonium Carnivale

On now at The Railway Tavern, Station Rise, Tulse Hill, occasional Strip! contributor (and Bryan Talbot’s Cherubs illustrator) Mark Stafford is exhibiting Pandemonium Carnivale; A series of unfortunate paintings