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
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
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