Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Reality Check: The City of Lost Children

April 5, 2010

Reality Check:
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The City of Lost Children

Clockwise from top left: Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children, co-directed by Marc Caro, Dante 01, directed by Caro, Vidocq, designed by Caro

Clockwise from top left: Delicatessen and The City of Lost Children, co-directed by Marc Caro, Dante 01, directed by Caro, Vidocq, designed by Caro

In a Q and A recorded before and an interview recorded after a screening of The City of Lost Children at Sci-Fi London, Alex Fitch talks to Marc Caro about co-directing the film with Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the art of making children cry on screen and the risk of burning his actors with an over eager cinematographer!

Marc Caro, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch at Sci-Fi London 8

Marc Caro, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch at Sci-Fi London 8

Please note: the show is in English and French with translation by Virginie Sélavy.

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: Wikipedia and IMDb pages on Marc Caro
Buy Marc’s books from www.amazon.fr
French illustration and comics blog – Doury is dead
Listen to Alex’s panel discussion with Marc and four other directors about low budget SF filmmaking at Sci-Fi London

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

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Panel Borders: The art of Marc Caro

April 5, 2010 2 Comments

Panel Borders:

The art of Marc Caro

Alternate edit broadcast 01/04/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

The many of faces of Marc Caro - clockwise from top left: A12 C4 print, cover and interior page from Tot, covers of Contrapunktiques,  In Vitro, The City of lost children DVD and Dante 01 storyboard collection

The many of faces of Marc Caro - clockwise from top left: A12 C4 print, cover and interior page from Tot, covers of Contrapunktiques, In Vitro, The City of lost children DVD and Dante 01 storyboard collection

In the first of a month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch talks to director Marc Caro about his experiences in both media, how working in bande dessinée led to animation, how animation led to live action film. Marc talks about his work appearing in Metal Hurlant with Enki Bilal and Moebius and how the work of Spiegelman and Satrapi made the form more respectable. Also, Alex and Marc talk about his work designing the comic book adaptation Blueberry, how his colleagues Jean Pierre Jeunet and Pitof fared in America making Alien Resurrection and Catwoman respectively and what it was like making his first film –Dante 01 – without his famous Delicatessen collaborator. The interview was recorded before and after a screening of The City of Lost Children at Sci-Fi London.

Marc Caro, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch at Sci-Fi London 8

Marc Caro, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch at Sci-Fi London 8

Please note: the show is in English and French with translation by Virginie Sélavy.

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: Wikipedia and IMDb pages on Marc Caro
Buy Marc’s books from www.amazon.fr
More examples of Marc’s comics at lambiek.net
French illustration and comics blog – Doury is dead
Listen to Alex’s panel discussion with Marc and four other directors about low budget SF filmmaking at Sci-Fi London

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Today’s show: The art of Marc Caro

April 1, 2010

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – The art of Marc Caro

The many of faces of Marc Caro - clockwise from top left: A12 C4 print, cover and interior page from Tot, covers of Contrapunktiques,  In Vitro, The City of lost children DVD and Dante 01 storyboard collection

The many of faces of Marc Caro - clockwise from top left: A12 C4 print, cover and interior page from Tot, covers of Contrapunktiques, In Vitro, The City of lost children DVD and Dante 01 storyboard collection

In the first of a month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch talks to director Marc Caro about his experiences in both media, how working in bande dessinée led to animation, how animation led to live action film. Marc talks about his work appearing in Metal Hurlant with Enki Bilal and Moebius and how the work of Spiegelman and Satrapi made the form more respectable. Also, Alex and Marc talk about his work designing the comic book adaptation Blueberry, how his colleagues Jean Pierre Jeunet and Pitof fared in America making Alien Resurrection and Catwoman respectively and what it was like making his first film –Dante 01 – without his famous Delicatessen collaborator. The interview was recorded after a screening of The City of Lost Children at Sci-Fi London.

Marc Caro, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch at Sci-Fi London 8

Marc Caro, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch at Sci-Fi London 8

Please note: the show is in English and French with translation by Virginie Sélavy.

5pm 01/04/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Wikipedia and IMDb pages on Marc Caro
Buy Marc’s books from www.amazon.fr
French illustration and comics blog – Doury is dead
Listen to Alex’s panel discussion with Marc and four other directors about low budget SF filmmaking at Sci-Fi London

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

John Hicklenton

Another pioneer of dark SF comic art, John Hicklenton, sadly passed away last week and Alex, along with everyone at Electric Sheep and Resonance FM would like to pass on their condolences to his friends and family. John’s death is a huge loss to the world of comics and Alex personally regrets not having interviewed John about his work before he died, however Pat Mills will be appearing on a future episode of the show to talk about John’s art and career.

In the meantime you can read a moving elegy to John’s life by Pat on the Forbidden Planet International blog.

More info on the FPI blog, the Multiple Sclerosis Trust website and Steve Holland’s Bear Alley blog.
You can buy the film Here’s Johnny, about the artist’s life and work here

Reality Check: The Problem of SF film making part two

March 28, 2010

Reality Check:
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The Problem of SF film making part two

Stills from Franklyn, A woman in Winter, Exam, Stingray Sam and The City of Lost Children

Stills from Franklyn, A woman in Winter, Exam, Stingray Sam and The City of Lost Children

In the second half of a panel discussion recorded live at last year’s London Science-Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival, Alex Fitch discusses the challenges of creating engaging and convincing SF scenarios on film with a quintet of eminent low budget film directors – Marc Caro (Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children), Cory McAbee (Stingray Sam), Gerald McMorrow (Franklyn), Stuart Hazeldine (Exam) and Richard Jobson (A Woman in Winter). The panel was sponsored by The Directors Guild of Great Britain and Mr Caro’s translator was Virginie Selavy. In this second part the panel discuss the importance of lighting and sound to low budget cinema and the need to double up crew members [part two of two]…

For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at Sci-Fi London (Parts one and two partially broadcast as an hour long Clear Spot on Resonance 104.4 FM, 17/03/10).

For more info about part one of this podcast, please click here

Links: Wikipedia pages on Marc Caro, Richard Jobson, Stuart Hazeldine, Gerald McMorrow and Cory McAbee
Win a copy of Stingray Sam on DVD and the soundtrack on CD
More info about Sci-Fi London

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Today’s show: The Problem of SF film making

March 17, 2010

Today on Resonance FM:

Clear Spot – The Problem of SF film making

Gerald McMorrow (Franklyn), Richard Jobson (A Woman in Winter), Stuart Hazeldine (Exam), Cory McAbee (Stingray Sam) and Marc Caro (The City of Lost Children)

Gerald McMorrow (Franklyn), Richard Jobson (A Woman in Winter), Stuart Hazeldine (Exam), Cory McAbee (Stingray Sam) and Marc Caro (The City of Lost Children)

In a panel discussion recorded live at last year’s London Sciene-Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival, Alex Fitch discusses the many aspects of creating engaging and convincing SF scenarios on film with a quintet of eminent low budget film directors – Marc Caro (Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children), Cory McAbee (Stingray Sam), Gerald McMorrow (Franklyn), Stuart Hazeldine (Exam) and Richard Jobson (A Woman in Winter). The panel was sponsored by The Directors Guild of Great Britain and Mr Caro’s translator was Virginie Selavy.

8pm 17/03/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast of part one online now, part two to follow after broadcast…

This year’s Sci-Fi London runs from 28/04 – 03/05 at the Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, Lower Regent Street.
More info at www.sci-fi-london.com/festival

Links: Wikipedia pages on Marc Caro, Richard Jobson, Stuart Hazeldine, Gerald McMorrow and Cory McAbee
More info about Sci-Fi London

Reality Check: The Problem of SF film making part one

February 25, 2010 6 Comments

Reality Check:
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The Problem of SF film making part one

From left to right, Gerald McMorrow, Richard Jobson, Stuart Hazeldine, Cory McAbee and Marc Caro, photos by Chris Patmore

From left to right, Gerald McMorrow, Richard Jobson, Stuart Hazeldine, Cory McAbee and Marc Caro, photos by Chris Patmore

In a panel discussion recorded live at last year’s London Science-Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival, Alex Fitch discusses the many aspects of creating engaging and convincing SF scenarios on film with a quintet of eminent low budget film directors – Marc Caro (Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children), Cory McAbee (Stingray Sam), Gerald McMorrow (Franklyn), Stuart Hazeldine (Exam) and Richard Jobson (A Woman in Winter). The panel was sponsored by The Directors Guild of Great Britain and Mr Caro’s translator was Virginie Selavy. [part one of two]
For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at Sci-Fi London (Parts one and two will be broadcast as an hour long Clear Spot on Resonance 104.4 FM, 17/03/10).

Links: Wikipedia pages on Marc Caro, Richard Jobson, Stuart Hazeldine, Gerald McMorrow and Cory McAbee
More info about Sci-Fi London

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Recommended events:

Comic book signings

Thursday 25th February, 6pm, Andy Diggle and Jock will be signing ‘The Losers’ – a great Graphic Novel just about to become a great movie.

Saturday 27th February, 1pm meet Pat Mills and Clint Langley signing ‘ABC Warriors: Volgan War Vol.2’

Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR

Five years of the Forbidden Planet International blog

The Forbidden Planet International blog celebrates its 5th birthday today and is an invaluable source of comics book and genre film news and reviews and a great friend of this blog. If you’ve never visited it before – and why not, it’s the 31st most influential blog in the UK according to Cision – now’s as good a time as any, with the latest post seeing the blog writers choosing their favourite authors and other recent posts include animation by Dylan Mercer, a review of Norwegian graphic novelist Jason’s latest book, info on Grant Morrison and Stephen Fry’s TV project and much, much more.

Web: www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog
RSS feed: www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/feed/
Twitter: www.twitter.com/fpinternational

Drawn Out and Painted Pink, an exhibition of cartoons by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton

Throughout February 2010 The Drill Hall will be hosting and housing Drawn Out & Painted Pink, a cartoon exhibition by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton documenting LGBT history from the 1970s to now.

“Like the best foreign correspondents (only funnier) their cartoons and comic strips have painted a devastatingly accurate self-portrait of LGBT life in the UK… They’ve got us bang to rights in the ways we were, the ways we are and the ways we could be. These are social documents of the highest order.”
Ellen Galford

The Drill Hall, Bloomsbury, West End, London WC1E 7EX