Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Tonight’s show: Moore, and Moore on Moore

December 30, 2016

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders special: Moore, and Moore on Moore

Anti-clockwise from top left: Electricomics logo, extracts from Big Nemo by Alan Moore and Coleen Doran, Sway by Leah Moore, John Reppion and Nicola Scott, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century by Alan Moore and Kevin O Neill

Anti-clockwise from top left: Electricomics logo, extracts from Big Nemo by Alan Moore and Coleen Doran, Sway by Leah Moore, John Reppion and Nicola Scott, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

The Panel Borders 2016 Christmas special celebrates ten years of comic book interviews on Resonance FM with a Dickensian look at Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Your present is a digitally remasted presentation of Alex Fitch’s first interview with Alan Moore, originally broadcast January 2007, in which the author talks about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, collaborating with Malcolm McLaren on the unmade film Fashion Beast and becoming a magician!

In addition, Alex talks to Leah Moore about collaborating with her father on the forward looking iPad app Electricomics, which offers a new platform for strips on tablets, with the potential of interactive graphics and new ways of storytelling.

8pm – 10pm Friday 30th December, repeat TBC, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Peckham Invalids and The Thrill Electric

October 30, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Peckham Invalids and The Thrill Electric

Partially broadcast 30/10/11 on Resonance FM

The Peckham House for Invalids issue 1 by Howard Hardiman, Julia Scheele and Sarah Gordon / The Thrill Electric by Leah Moore and John Reppion - issue 2 art by Emma Vieceli and Windflower Studios

The Peckham House for Invalids issue 1 by Howard Hardiman, Julia Scheele and Sarah Gordon / The Thrill Electric by Leah Moore and John Reppion - issue 2 art by Emma Vieceli and Windflower Studios

Concluding this month’s series of shows about new British comics, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of a pair of new Edwardian set comics that mix classic comic book ideas with old and new storytelling techniques. Howard Hardiman discusses The Peckham House for Invalids, a new comic he’s written, illustrated by Julia Scheele and Sarah Gordon that features disabled homeless children with superpowers. Howard and Alex also talk about the return of the author’s beloved anthropomorphic title Badger, in a new zine / illustrated novella format and his recent experiences at art school.
Plus, in a pair of interviews recorded at the MCM Expo, Alex talks to Leah Moore, John Reppion and Emma Vieceli about their web comic, The Thrill Electric, which started this week on Channel 4’s website and tells the tale of sexual politics gang violence and the arrival of the telegraph in turn of the Century Manchester.

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: The Thrill Electric website
Leah Moore and John Reppion’s website
Emma Vieceli’s website

The Peckham House for Invalids website
Buy Howard Hardiman’s other comics: Badger and The Lengths
Julia Scheele’s website
Sarah Gordon’s website

Recommended event:

Nobrow anthology launch

On Thursday November 3rd at the impossibly fashionable bar Jaguar Shoes, 32 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch, the pubishers of Luke Pearson’s books Nowbrow press will be launching their new anthology from 6.30pm.

More info: www.comicafestival.com

Today’s show: Peckham Invalids and The Thrill Electric

October 30, 2011

Tonight on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Peckham Invalids and The Thrill Electric

The Peckham House for Invalids issue 1 by Howard Hardiman, Julia Scheele and Sarah Gordon / The Thrill Electric by Leah Moore and John Reppion - issue 2 art by Emma Vieceli and Windflower Studios

The Peckham House for Invalids issue 1 by Howard Hardiman, Julia Scheele and Sarah Gordon / The Thrill Electric by Leah Moore and John Reppion - issue 2 art by Emma Vieceli and Windflower Studios

Concluding this month’s series of shows about new British comics, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of a pair of new Edwardian set comics that mix classic comic book ideas with old and new storytelling techniques. Howard Hardiman discusses The Peckham House for Invalids, a new comic he’s written, illustrated by Julia Scheele and Sarah Gordon that features disabled homeless children with superpowers. Howard and Alex also talk about the return of the author’s beloved anthropomorphic title Badger, in a new zine / illustrated novella format and his recent experiences at art school.
Plus, in a pair of interviews recorded at the MCM Expo, Alex talks to Leah Moore, John Reppion and Emma Vieceli about their web comic, The Thrill Electric, which started this week on Channel 4’s website and tells the tale of sexual politics gang violence and the arrival of the telegraph in turn of the Century Manchester.

8pm, Sunday 30th October, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: The Thrill Electric website
The Peckham House for Invalids website

Recommended event:

Nobrow anthology launch

On Thursday November 3rd at the impossibly fashionable bar Jaguar Shoes, 32 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch, the pubishers of Luke Pearson’s books Nowbrow press will be launching their new anthology from 6.30pm.

More info: www.comicafestival.com

Panel Borders: Doctor Who comics now…

July 16, 2009 9 Comments

Panel Borders:

Doctor Who comics now…

Originally broadcast 16/07/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Excerpt from The Ten Doctors by Rich Morris

Excerpt from The Ten Doctors by Rich Morris

Page from Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery by Moore and Reppion, art by Ben Templesmith

Page from Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery by Moore and Reppion, art by Ben Templesmith


Alex Fitch talks to the creators of a couple of recent innovative Doctor Who comics about bringing a new angle to the popular franchise. Leah Moore and John Reppion wrote the recent one off comic "The Whispering Gallery" which sees the Doctor and Martha exploring a terrifying museum on an alien planet. Also, Alex talks to Richard Morris, creator of the popular and unauthorised web comic, "The Ten Doctors" – an epic serialised graphic novel which celebrates almost every aspect you can think of from 46 years of the Timelord's adventures.

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: Rich Morris‘ webcomics – The Ten Doctors, Doctor Who: Forever Janette, House of Paulus, 24 fps and Yet another fantasy gamer comic

Leah Moore and John Reppion‘s website including info on Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery

Related interviews: Alex talks to John and Leah about Sherlock Holmes and Dracula comics
…to Gary Russell about Doctor Who comics
…to The Whispering Gallery artist Ben Templesmith about his work

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Related news:

Pho and Muc: comics and photos at the Arts Bar, Camberwell

Julian Hanshaw, winner of the 2008 Observer graphic short story competition for his comic strip “Sand Dunes and Sonic Booms”, exhibits images from his forthcoming travelogue / Thai cookery graphic novel “The Art of Pho”, alongside photos by Rob Athill of Saigon’s late night food vendors…

20th-26th July 5.30pm – late
Arts Bar (above Funky Munky),
25 Camberwell Church Street,
London SE5 8TR

Meet the artists at a special squid party night on the 24th…!

and:

Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard

14 July – 08 August 2009

The first British exhibition of his original artwork from.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Marshall Law
Nemesis the Warlock
Judge Dredd

The Illustration Cupboard is pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.

An exciting and sometimes controversial artist this unique event offers fans and collectors an opportunity to view thirty pieces of Kevin’s original drawings and paintings never seen before, and provides visitors to London during the summer season a chance to visit a truly special event.

All artwork is available for purchase, and signed books will also be for sale.
The exhibition will continue on our first floor gallery throughout the remainder of August.
Artwork can be viewed and purchased off our website from 8th July.
Prices range from £500 – £7500

Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 12pm – 5pm

Panel Borders: Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula

May 14, 2009 5 Comments

Panel Borders:

Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula

Originally broadcast 14/05/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Dracula by Leah Moore and John Reppion

Dracula by Leah Moore and John Reppion

Continuing adaptation and inspiration month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to writers Leah Moore and John Reppion about their two current comic book projects, adapting Bram Stoker’s Dracula for sequential art and continuing the adventures of Sherlock Holmes in a new comic for Dynamite Entertainment. Leah and John talk about the process of condensing Dracula into five 32 page comics, while including Stoker’s often neglected prologue Dracula’s guest plus adding to the saga of Sherlock Holmes by putting the Master Detective on trial for murder and terrorist activities…

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: John and Leah’s website
Dynamite Entertainment‘s website
Interview with Leah and John at newsarama.com: part 1 / part 2
Read 4 pages of The Trial of Sherlock Holmes and 5 pages of Draculaonline

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:

This Saturday at 2.30pm at Minet Library in Camberwell, comic book artist Brendan McCarthy is talking about his work as part of the Lambeth Literary festival and will be discussing his graphic novels Skin, Rogan Josh and Bad Company, his forthcoming work on Spiderman / Doctor Strange, his work on the TV show Reboot and the as yet unfilmed movie Mad Max IV.

More info at www.lambeth.gov.uk

Today’s show: Strip! – Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula

May 14, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula

Dracula by Leah Moore and John Reppion

Dracula by Leah Moore and John Reppion

Continuing adaptation and inspiration month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to writers Leah Moore and John Reppion about their two current comic book projects, adapting Bram Stoker’s Dracula for sequential art and continuing the adventures of Sherlock Holmes in a new comic for Dynamite Entertainment. Leah and John talk about the process of condensing Dracula into five 32 page comics, while including Stoker’s often neglected prologue Dracula’s guest plus adding to the saga of Sherlock Holmes by putting the Master Detective on trial for murder and terrorist activities…

5pm 14/05/09, repeated 11.30pm 17/05/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast online tonight…

Links: John and Leah’s website
Dynamite Entertainment‘s website
Interview with Leah and John at newsarama.com: part 1 / part 2
Read 4 pages of The Trial of Sherlock Holmes
Join our facebookgroup

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:

This Saturday at 2.30pm at Minet Library in Camberwell, comic book artist Brendan McCarthy is talking about his work as part of the Lambeth Literary festival and will be discussing his graphic novels Skin, Rogan Josh and Bad Company, his forthcoming work on Spiderman / Doctor Strange, his work on the TV show Reboot and the as yet unfilmed movie Mad Max IV.
More info at www.lambeth.gov.uk

Podcast: The work of Leah Moore and John Reppion part 3

October 19, 2007

The final part of Alex & Duncan’s interview with Leah Moore and John Reppion in which they talk about writing Witchblade: Shades of Grey, Leah’s Christmas Stamps story and the kind of comics they’d like to do in the future. Unfortunately this interview was recorded using Skype on a noisy computer and is not the best quality, so we recommend you listen to it using speakers rather than headphones…

Originally broadcast on Resonance FM on Thursday 27th September as part of Strip!. Panel Borders is Alex and Duncan’s contribution to Strip! and will vary from week to week as a multiple of 15 mins within the hour…

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com (mp3 format, 16.3mb)

Links: Leah and John’s website and blog
Interview with John & Leah about their recent work at Forbidden Planet International‘s blog
Interview with Leah at dragonskeep.com

In comics news:


ComICA at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London starts tomorrow and continues until November 6th and sees performances, screenings and live talks with the likes of Jamie Delano, Posy Simmonds and Kevin O’Neil.

More info at www.ica.org and www.paulgravett.com

Podcast: The work of Leah Moore and John Reppion part 2

October 17, 2007

The second part of Alex & Duncan’s interview with Leah Moore and John Reppion in which they talk about writing Wildgirl, moving to Dynamite Entertainment and John Reppion’s Zombie Army. Unfortunately this interview was recorded using Skype on a noisy computer and is not the best quality, so we recommend you listen to it using speakers rather than headphones…

Originally broadcast on Resonance FM on Thursday 27th September as part of Strip!. Panel Borders is Alex and Duncan’s contribution to Strip! and will vary from week to week as a multiple of 15 mins within the hour…

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com (mp3 format, 14.4mb)

Links: Leah and John’s website and blog
Buy a John Reppion’s Zombie Army T-shirt
Interview with Leah about Wildgirl at www.thecomicfanatic.com
Dynamite Entertainment press release about John & Leah moving to their company

Podcast: The work of Leah Moore and John Reppion part 1

October 12, 2007

The first part of Alex & Duncan’s interview with Leah Moore and John Reppion in which they talk about writing variously for the Fortean Times and Albion and the thorny issue of obtaining back issues of their work. Unfortunately this interview was recorded using Skype on a noisy computer and is not the best quality, so we recommend you listen to it using speakers rather than headphones…

Originally broadcast on Resonance FM on Thursday 27th September as part of Strip!. Panel Borders is Alex and Duncan’s contribution to Strip! and will vary from week to week as a multiple of 15 mins within the hour…

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com (mp3 format, 15.4mb)

Links: Leah and John’s website and blog
Publishers Weekly article on Albion
John’s article on The Childe of Hale