Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

You can scroll the shelf using and keys

This week’s show: Comic Collaborators

September 3, 2019 1 Comment

On Saturday, September 7th at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Comic Collaborators

Interior art from Bizarre Romance / Guantanamo Kid / The Bad, Bad Place

Interior art from Bizarre Romance / Guantanamo Kid / The Bad, Bad Place

In the second of two special 90 min episodes, this month’s programme looks at pairs of creators who collaborate together. Alex Fitch talks to Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell about their illustrated short story collection Bizarre Romance.

Also, David Hine and Mark Stafford discuss their graphic novels The Bad, Bad Place and Lip Hook in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, and Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc explore their bande dessinée biography Guantánamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani in a discussion recorded at London Book Fair.

4.30pm Saturday 7th September 2019, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Satanic Panic, Festival Screenings

November 7, 2015

Electric Sheep podcast logo

Satanic Panic cover / LFF logo / Mark Stafford, photo by Sarah McIntyre

Satanic Panic cover / LFF logo / Mark Stafford, photo by Sarah McIntyre

Satanic Panic, Festival Screenings: Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Sélavy talks to author Kier-La Janisse about her book on the 1980s ‘Satanic Panic’ phenomenon, in which subculture, cult film and teenage rebellions were erroneously classified as having supernatural connections. Virginie also chats to film critic and cartoonist Mark Stafford about films they saw at this year’s London Film Festival, including: High Rise, The Witch, Evolution, Der Nachtmahr, The Invitation, Men and Chicken, The Lobster, Green Room, James White, Desierto and The Forbidden Room. Plus classic tracks by Sparkle Moore with Dan Belloc and his orchestra, and The Sonics. (Edited by Alex Fitch) (more…)

Today’s show: Film Festival Hardware and Satanic Panic

October 21, 2015

Today at 8pm on Resonance FM, Electric Sheep Film Show: Film Festival Hardware and Satanic Panic

Stills from Hardware and Squirm, extract from cover of Satanic Panic

Stills from Hardware and Squirm, extract from cover of Satanic Panic

In today’s show, Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch presents a special Halloween show: listen to director Richard Stanley and composer Simon Boswell talk about their legendary 1990 sci-fi tale Hardware in Q and As recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, and director Jeff Lieberman talks to Alex about his 1976 worm horror Squirm in an interview recorded at Cine-Excess Festival 2014.
Also, Electric Sheep editor in chief Virginie Sélavy interviews Canadian writer Kier-La Janisse about the new book she has edited about the 1980s Satanic Panic cultural phenomenon, plus a round-up of the London Film Festival with writer and cartoonist Mark Stafford.

Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.

8pm Wednesday 21st October, repeated 9am Thursday 22nd October 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Music in today’s show includes “There’s A Ghost In My House” by R. Dean Taylor and “The Order of Death” by Public Image Limited, featuring additional guitar by Simon Boswell (recorded live at SCI-FI-LONDON) (more…)

I’m ready for my close-up special: London Film Festival 2012 review part 1

October 16, 2012

Posters for Beasts of the Southern Wild, Excision, Antiviral

Posters for Beasts of the Southern Wild, Excision, Antiviral

London Film Festival 2012 review part 1: In the first of two special hour long editions of I’m ready for my close-up, celebrating the 56th BFI London Film Festival, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist and film critic Mark Stafford about films they’ve seen at this year’s LFF. Films reviewed include: the new Ralph Steadman documentary: For no good reason, Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral, The Shining documentary Room 237, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa, Hyde Park on Hudson, Good Vibrations, West of Memphis, Beware of Mr. Baker, Animated Monty Python reunion: A Liar’s Autobiography, French cartoon Ernest and Celestine, and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie
Also, Alex talks to director Richard Bates Jr. about his excellent new teen body horror movie Excision, which stars Traci Lords, Malcolm McDowell and John Waters and is best described as a cross between We need to talk about Kevin and I was a teenage Frankenstein! (Originally broadcast in an edited version 16/10/12 on Resonance FM) (more…)

Today’s show: London Film Festival 2012 review part 1

October 16, 2012

Today at 11am on Resonance 104.4 FM… I’m ready for my close-up special: London Film Festival 2012 review part 1

Posters for Beasts of the Southern Wild, Excision, Antiviral

Posters for Beasts of the Southern Wild, Excision, Antiviral

In the first of two special hour long editions to celebrate the 56th BFI London Film Festival, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist and film critic Mark Stafford about films they’ve seen at this year’s LFF. Films reviewed include: the new Ralph Steadman documentary: For no good reason, Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral, The Shining documentary Room 237, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Sally Potter’s Ginger and Rosa, Hyde Park on Hudson, Good Vibrations, West of Memphis, Beware of Mr. Baker, Animated Monty Python reunion: A Liar’s Autobiography, French cartoon Ernest and Celestine, and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie
Also, Alex talks to director Richard Bates Jr. about his excellent new teen body horror movie Excision, which stars Traci Lords, Malcolm McDowell and John Waters and is best described as a cross between We need to talk about Kevin and I was a teenage Frankenstein!

11am, Tuesday 16th October 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Book List: Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft

December 3, 2011 10 Comments

Book List logo

Alex Fitch, Alice Duke, China Mieville, Denise Mina and Mark Stafford at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Fia Eamónn Wahlin

Alex Fitch, Alice Duke, China Mieville, Denise Mina and Mark Stafford at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Fia Eamónn Wahlin

Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft: As everyone likes a good ghost story at Christmas, Alex Fitch chairs a panel discussion on Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, the two American heavyweights of classic horror and fantastic literature, with contributors including novelists China Miéville and Denise Mina, and illustrators Mark Stafford and Alice Duke.
2011 is the 85th anniversary of Lovecraft’s seminal story The Call of Cthulu, the 80th anniversary of the character first appearing in another writer’s fiction (Robert E. Howard’s The Black Stone) (more…)

Today’s shows: Poe and Lovecraft / Low budget films

December 2, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

I’m ready for my close-up – Pulp Fiction: Low budget British genre films

Simon Burbage, John Thomson and Gavin Molloy in Pulp / Tom Guerrier helps Mark Gatiss get into character for Cleaning Up

Simon Burbage, John Thomson and Gavin Molloy in Pulp / Tom Guerrier helps Mark Gatiss get into character for Cleaning Up

Alex Fitch talks to director Tom Guerrier about his short film Clearing Up, featuring Doctor Who stars Mark Gatiss and Louise Jameson as a hitman and his landlady; and to Adam Hamdy, co-director, and actors Jay Sutherland, Gavin Molloy, Simon Burbage and Lee Ravitz, about Pulp, a caper movie set in the small press comic community. Both films are starting to tour festivals and Alex talks about to their creators about the making of each project and their ambitions to get the films to larger audiences.

Cleaning Up will be screening next on 10/01/12 at the London Short Film Festival at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.
Pulp receives its UK premiere on 02/02/12 at SFX Weekender Sci-Fi convention, Prestatyn Sands, Wales.

5pm, Friday 2nd December, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.electricsheepmagazine.com/events

…and on tonight…

Book List: Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft

Alex Fitch, Alice Duke, China Mieville, Denise Mina and Mark Stafford at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Fia Eamónn Wahlin

Alex Fitch, Alice Duke, China Mieville, Denise Mina and Mark Stafford at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Fia Eamónn Wahlin

As everyone likes a good ghost story at Christmas, Alex Fitch chairs a panel discussion on Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, the two American heavyweights of classic horror and fantastic literature, with contributors including novelists China Miéville and Denise Mina, and illustrators Mark Stafford and Alice Duke. 2011 is the 85th anniversary of Lovecraft’s seminal story The Call of Cthulu, the 80th anniversary of the character first appearing in another writer’s fiction (Robert E. Howard’s The Black Stone) and the 170th anniversary of the publication of The Murders in the Rue Morgue. The panelists discuss the influence of Lovecraft on genre fiction plus the use of the iconography of Poe in Goth culture and detective literature in front of an audience of fans and professionals including David Hine and Al Davison. (Recorded at the British Film Institute as part of this year’s SCI-FI-LONDON festival).

8pm, Friday 2nd December, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Websites: Cleaning Up / Pulp
China Mieville / Denise Mina / Alice Duke / Mark Stafford

Comics @ SCI-FI-LONDON

April 29, 2011

Comics @ SCI-FI-LONDON flyer by Tom Humberstone

Comics @ SCI-FI-LONDON flyer by Tom Humberstone

A two day festival about the best of British Comics from the last 30 years in a lovely new space – The Blue Room – at BFI Southbank.

DAY ONE: Saturday 30th April
The Blue Room, 1st Floor, BFI Southbank, Waterloo, London

Creators in attendance include Paul Collicutt (Robot City adventures), Phillipa Rice (My Cardboard Life), Alex Milway (The Mythical 9th Division), Eddie Robson (Doctor Who adventures), V.V. Brown, David Allain, John Spelling (all City of Abacus), Lee O’Connor (Ctrl Alt Delete unmasks corruption), Zarina Liew, Yuri Kore, Clio Millett (Manga Jiman winners), Matt Jones (BERG design) and Matthew Sheret (Paper Science)

Doors open at 10am – Small press creators will be around to sell their work and meet visitors

11am – SF comics for kids

Paul Collicutt (Robot City adventures), Phillipa Rice (My Cardboard Life), Alex Milway (The Mythical 9th Division) and Eddie Robson (Doctor Who adventures) discuss creating Science-Fiction and Fantasy comics for kids and having interested children in the format, how to keep their love of comics going. 

BBC Magazines logoChair : Chris Johnson (CBBC)
There will be a free copy of Doctor Who Adventures magazine for every member of the audience.

Followed by a children’s workshop run by Paul Collicutt

12.30pm – City of Abacus
A panel discussion with four of the creators of the serialised graphic novel CITY OF ABACUS including writers V.V. Brown and David Allain and artists Lee O’Connor and John Spelling, who drew issues two and three respectively, looking at the intriguing mix of dystopian SF and fantasy that the comic presents. Chair: Alex Fitch (Resonance FM)

Followed by City of Abacus signing

2pm – Manga Jiman
Three recent finalists – 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 one of the judges, to discuss the homegrown manga scene in the UK and the difference between Manga and Western style comics. Chair: Karen Rubins (Comic book artist in residence, Victoria and Albert Museum 2010)

3.30pm – The work of Warren Ellis
Editor Matt Jones (principal, BERG design who commission Ellis’ new comic SVK) and writer Matthew Sheret (Solipsistic Pop), whose love of comics started with Warren’s work, discuss the work of comic book / multimedia writer Warren Ellis who has penned some of the most influencial SF comics of the last twenty years. Chair: Iyare Igiehon (BBC 6Music)

Followed by 10 min preview screening of new documentary – “WARREN ELLIS: CAPTURED GHOSTS”

5pm – Close

More info at: www.scifilondon.com/festival

DAY TWO: Sunday 1st May
The Blue Room, 1st Floor, BFI Southbank, Waterloo, London

Creators in attendance include Al Davison and Tony Lee (IDW Doctor Who comic), Tom Humberstone (Solipsistic Pop), David Hine (Batman), China Miéville (Kraken), Denise Mina (The Field Of Blood), Alice Duke (Self Made Hero), Mark Stafford (Cherubs), Martin Fisher (Battle among the stars), Huw J. Davies (Freeman), Edward Ross (Parasites!) and Roger Mason (The Mice)

Doors open at 10am – Small press creators will be around to sell their work and meet visitors

11am – Small press to mainstream
Al Davison and Tony Lee (IDW Doctor Who comic), Tom Humberstone (Solipsistic Pop) and David Hine (Batman) talk about how working in small press comics has lead to work for mainstream publishers, but also provided a home to publish alternative titles throughout their careers so far. Chair: Matt Badham (Judge Dredd Megazine)

Followed by ‘Drop in and draw’ activities for first time artists wanting encouragement in creating comics, run by Tom Humberstone

12.30am – H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe
Novelists China Miéville (three time Arthur C. Clarke award winner for SF literature) and Denise Mina (The Field Of Blood) alongside artists Alice Duke (Self Made Hero) and Mark Stafford (Cherubs) discuss the influence of American writers Poe and Lovecraft on comic books and the difficulties posed by adapting their stories into strip format. Chair: Alex Fitch (Resonance FM)

2pm – Comics and moving pictures
Comics have been both the basis of and influenced the look of much TV and film over the past few years and so creators Martin Fisher (Battle among the stars), Huw J. Davies (Freeman, Garth), Edward Ross (Filmish, Parasites!) and Roger Mason (2000AD, The Mice) will be talking about how their interest in both fields has led to cross-pollination in their work and how they see this influencing both media as a whole. Chair: Rich Johnson (Bleeding Cool)

Vision Machine logo

There will be a free signed copy of the new graphic novel Vision Machine by Greg Pak and R.B. Silva for the first 60 members of the audience attending this panel.

3.30pm – Horror and noir
A panel looking at the crossover between two popular genres with guests Denise Mina, graphic novelist Hannah Berry who will be previewing her new book ADAMTIME and David Hine who has written horror themed comics throughout his career from Strange Embrace to Spawn. Chair: Paul Gravett (Comica Festival)

Followed by a preview of The Walking Dead DVD extras, including a filmed interview with Robert Kirkman talking about the comic book and its TV adaptation. (15 mins)

5pm Close

More info at www.scifilondon.com/festival

Further information is available in the May BFI Southbank programme and at www.bfi.org.uk/southbank

This is not a ticketed event, however there will be a sign up sheet on the door, if you would like to reserve a seat for individual panels.

The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

April 8, 2011

The first Electric Sheep book is now available, a 260 page anthology of the latest cutting edge writing and illustration about film, themed around the concept of ‘the end’.

Cover of The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

Cover of The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

From the gutter to the avant-garde, The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology (Strange Attractor Press, £13.99) brings together a mind-bendingly eclectic programme of films, authors, artists and directors to create a unique new vision of cinema past, present and future.

Follow Electric Sheep into the darkness and you’ll find Bill Morrison’s chemical ghosts, the bad girls of 50s exploitation films, apocalyptic evangelical cinema, the human centipede, Spanish zombies, Japanese nihilists, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s lost masterpiece Inferno, Ingmar Bergman’s visions of the end and David Lynch’s soundtracks of decay.

Contributors include Jack Sargeant, author of Deathtrippping: The Extreme Underground; Jason Wood, author of The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema; James Rose, author of Beyond Hammer: Contemporary British Horror Cinema; Greg Klymkiw, producer of Guy Maddin’s Careful; Frances Morgan, former editor of Plan B Magazine; Jim Harper, author of Flowers From Hell: The Modern Japanese Horror Film; as well as the Brothers Quay, Vincenzo Natali and Peter Whitehead among many others.

Like the website and magazine formerly published by Wallflower Press, The End is edited by Virginie Sélavy and as with Electric Sheep’s other incarnations, 4% of the book is written by Alex Fitch (an article on zombie movies, see below, and interviews with Vincenzo Natali and Michael Almereyda) who commissioned the comic strip (by Pearlyn Quan and Simon Guerrier) and most of the illustrations.
(more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine version 4.0

February 11, 2010

Electric Sheep Magazine is dead…

Long live Electric Sheep online!

Bloody Ballet montage by Julia Scheele
Bloody Ballet montage by Julia Scheele

Available online now is the fourth incarnation of Electric Sheep Magazine. ESM started out as an online magazine, metamorphosed into an A5 print magazine available in selected Art House Cinemas, regenerated into a full sized magazine with a spine available in selected Art Galleries and book shops and is now online only again. This is not to say it won’t return to print again in the future, but for now we’re concentrating on the online version, bringing across some of the best features of the print magazine to the web. These include illustrations by top small press comic book artists such as Julia Scheele who is the first illustrator of our new ‘themes‘ section which brings the quarterly nature of the print magazine to a monthly section online….

Our quarterly comic strip reviews are now also monthly online, starting with a new Asian horror film collection review by Dan Lester, who also provided us with our first print comic…

Plus in issue 36 of Electric Sheep Magazine online: 

We explore the dark and supernatural side of ballet on film with articles on Suspiria, The Red Shoes and a review of Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary by Alex Fitch.

New cinema releases include Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs, reviewed by Mark Stafford and Japanese debut Asyl, which centres on an unusual ‘love hotel’ in Tokyo. We examine how Takeshi Kitano confronts his ‘Beat’ Takeshi persona in the long-awaited Takeshis’ to offer an iconoclastic dissection of fame. We discuss our favourite Hitchcock blondes in anticipation of the Blonde Crazy retrospective at Birds Eye View next month. In the DVD section, we review Fritz Lang’s unsurpassed classic M and Craig Baldwin’s conspiratorial history of Scientology Mock Up on Mu. We look at Kim Longinotto’s Gaea Girls and Shinjuku Boys, two documentaries on women living on the margins of Japanese society and as part of our exploration of online movies, we look at David Lynch’s website.

In Short Cuts, we have a report on the 7th London Short Film Festival, which once more offered many memorable moments, while in our Alter Ego column, transferring from our print incarnation, Welcome to Mars author Ken Hollings tells us why he would be Astro Boy if he was a film character. Finally, quirky pop genius Lightspeed Champion picks his favourite films in the Film Jukebox. Also listen to our latest podcast, in which Alex Fitch talks to Oscar winning actress Susannah York about her career.

www.electricsheepmagazine.com

(more…)

Sunday Shock Therapy: Revisiting the Superhero Apocalypse!

March 10, 2009 1 Comment

Evil Brain from Outer Space (from Something Weird Video)

Evil Brain from Outer Space (from Something Weird Video)

This Sunday (15/03/09) at “Vibe Live” above the Vibe Bar at 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL, Electric Sheep Magazine is proud to present our FREE quarterly screening event to help promote the new print issue of the magazine. To compliment and offer alternate programming to the apocalyptic superhero movie currently in UK cinemas, Electric Sheep Magazine offers diverting afternoon entertainment, which includes an offbeat superhero movie and an apocalyptic short!

Evil Brain from Outer Space [Sūpā Jaiantsu – Uchū Kaijin Shutsugen]…features the final exploits of Japanese Superhero Starman in a mission to save the Earth from a marauding brainlike alien creature created by a mad scientist with the help of an alien army!
78 mins, black and white, 1964
(with thanks to Something Weird for permission to show the film)

The End is Cow…is a new short comedy film about mankind being threatened by an invasion of cephalopods cows who want to destroy us with their evil lactation!
[Cast and crew will be in attendance]
30 min, colour, 2008

Doors open at 2pm with music from DJ Lucky Cat and a stall selling London Underground Comics (featuring the work of Oli Smith and Emma Price) + comics by Tom Humberstone and Mark Stafford…
What else are you going to do on a cold Sunday afternoon in East London?
The first 10 people in get a free copy of the new issue of Electric Sheep! You will also have the possibility of winning a year’s subscription to the magazine!

In association with: Electric Sheep Magazine logo

Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2008

December 16, 2008 3 Comments

Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2008 cover

Electric Sheep Magazine Winter 2008 cover

The third Wallflower Press edition of Electric Sheep magazine (co-presenter(s) of the Hectic Peelers cinema nights with Resonance FM) has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch and has reviews / interviews by various Resonance programme makers including Virginie, Alex and James DC (all contributors to I’m ready for my close-up / Strip!), and features illustrations by Strip! guests Tom Humberstone, Dan LesterMark Stafford (left to right below), and future Strip! guest Lee O’Connor.

It’s a measly £3.25 in shops / £12 for 4 issues on subscription.

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

 

Illustration by Tom Humberstone of Traci Lords in Cry Baby

 
Extract from Kamikaze Girls review by Dan LesterDeadly night by Mark Stafford

Lady Snowblood illustration by Lee O' Connor

ES also continues online as a monthly magazine between print issues including exclusive interviews like Alex Fitch talking to acclaimed Britsh directors Peter Greenaway and Michael Winterbottom and reviews such as Oli Smith looking at The Mindscape of Alan Moore

Electric Sheep Magazine Autumn 2008

September 12, 2008 3 Comments

Electric Sheep podcast:
Electric Sheep podcast logo

The second Wallflower Press edition of Electric Sheep magazine (co-presenter(s) of the Hectic Peelers cinema nights with Resonance FM) has just been released and is available from various stockists… Electric Sheep is edited by Virginie Sélavy with assistance by Alex Fitch and has reviews / interviews by various Resonance programme makers including Virginie and Philip Winter (all contributors to I’m ready for my close-up) + Paul Gravett and Alex Fitch (Strip!), and features illustrations by Tom Humberstone, Oli Smith and Sean Azzopardi plus a comic strip by Mark Stafford (IRFMCU)

It’s a measly £3.25 in shops / £12 for 4 issues on subscription.

Click here for more details of the current issue, or here for the previous one

ES also continues online as a monthly magazine between print issues including exclusive interviews such as Alex Fitch talking to acclaimed Canadian director Guy Maddin

Panel Borders: The DFC part 1 (Pullman / Abadzis / Fickling)

May 29, 2008 11 Comments

Panel Borders: The DFC part 1 (Pullman / Abadzis / Fickling)
Originally broadcast 29/05/08 as part of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Alex Fitch presents the first half of a special report on the new kids’ comic The DFC published by Harper Collins / David Fickling Books, including David Fickling, Nick Abadzis and Philip Pullman’s speeches about the comic, recorded at the launch party for the periodical. Alex also interviews Philip Pullman about writing the lead story in The DFC and how this is a natural successor to his episodic narratives for children in His Dark Materials and elsewhere.

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

Links: www.thedfc.co.uk
Philip Pullman’s website
David Fickling’s website
Nick Abadzis’ website
Join our face book group

Comics news:

No Barcodes logoNo Barcodes” – 10am – 6pm, 31st May, Camden Lock Market. London Underground Comics presents a one day small press festival in which 50 indie creators will be selling their self published comics in Camden Market in London, including some of the best up & coming & established artists: Ilya, Sean Azzopardi, Oliver Lambden, Oli Smith + recent Eagle Award winner Tom Humberstone.

Mark Stafford's Pandaemonium CarnivaleMore info at: www.londonundergroundcomics.com, where writer / artist David Baillie has a selection of written interviews with some of the exhibitors.

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…

Today’s show: The DFC and the future of kids’ comic

May 29, 2008

Strip!: The DFC and the future of kids’ comics   

Alex Fitch presents a special report on the new kids’ comic The DFC published by Harper Collins / David Fickling Books, including David Fickling, Nick Abadzis and Philip Pullman’s speeches about the comic, recorded at the launch party for the periodical. Alex also interviews Philip Pullman about writing the lead story in The DFC and how this is a natural successor to his episodic narratives for children in His Dark Materials and elsewhere. Alex also talks to Philip’s illustrator on the strip, John Aggs, to John’s mother Patrice who is also producing a strip for the comic with her son called The Boss and to Jim Medway who is creating a comedy strip in The DFC called New at the Zoo.

5pm 29/05/08, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at www.panelborders.com

 

Links: www.thedfc.co.uk
Philip Pullman’s website
David Fickling’s website
Nick Abadzis’ website
John Aggs’ website
Etchings and books by Patrice Aggs   
Jim Medway’s blog

Comics news:

No Barcodes logoNo Barcodes” – 10am – 6pm, 31st May, Camden Lock Market. London Underground Comics presents a one day small press comics festival in which 50 indie comic book creators will be selling their self published comics at 8 tables in Camden Market in London, including some of the best up and coming and established artists and writers: Ilya, Sean Azzopardi, Oliver Lambden, Oli Smith and recent Eagle Award winner Tom Humberstone (Vented Spleen). 

Mark Stafford's Pandaemonium CarnivaleMore info at: www.londonundergroundcomics.com, where writer / artist David Baillie has a selection of written interviews with some of the exhibitors.

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…

Podcast: History in film

December 1, 2006

Last night’s show is now ready to download
(mp3 format, 26mb)

[Sorry for the audio quality at the beginning and end – I was using unfamiliar equiptment in my lunch break!]

Tonight’s show: History in Film

November 30, 2006

History and film have been inextricably linked since movie pioneers first shot footage of workers leaving factory gates and trains entering stations. In tonight’s show Alex Fitch explores the nature of history as a topic for film and the use of historical footage in films. The first half of the show is a discussion with James DeCarteret, Mark Stafford and Alison Goldie about recent films that depict and / or include historical events such as Hollywoodland and Nick Broomfield’s Ghosts and then Alex discusses the genre with Dr. Toby Haggith, the head of cinema programming at the Imperial War Museum, London.

10.30pm Resonance 104.4 FM / streamed at resonancefm.com and will be available to podcast here soon after. This site is available both in HTML or as an RSS feed

Links: The Third Australian History and Film Conference
www.historyonfilm.com
Imperial War Museum