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Graphic Brighton festival

April 1, 2014

Widescreen Graphic Brighton logo by Daniel Locke

A one day event, being held at the University of Brighton Faculty of Arts, May 24th 2014, curated by Paul Slater, Barbara Chamberlin and Alex Fitch. Guests include Chris Riddell, David Lloyd, John Higgins, Nicola Streeten, Hannah Berry, Corinne Pearlman, Daniel Locke, Joe Decie, Neil Evans (a.k.a. Nelson Evergreen), Lawrence Elwick, Ian Williams, Paul O’Connell, Nye Wright, Hannah Eaton, Paul Collicutt and Tim Pilcher.

The day will comprise talks, panel discussions, workshops and much more, and is only a five minute walk from the sea front for a lunchtime barbeque!

Tickets are £8 / £5 concessions and must be bought in advance from http://arts.brighton.ac.uk

9.30 – 5.30, Saturday 24th May 2014,
University of Brighton Faculty of Arts
, 56-58 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY
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Panel Borders: Brighton – The Graphic Novelists

November 11, 2013 3 Comments

Brighton - the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtable

Brighton – the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtable

Brighton – The Graphic Novelists: Continuing a month of shows looking at comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to thirteen creators who contributed to Brighton: The Graphic Novel, a new anthology which tells vignettes from Brighton’s history over the last 300 years, published by QueenSpark Books; these include writers and illustrators Jim Holland, Maria Parra, Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright, Rosanna Lowe, Jules Craig, Jonathan Stearn, Chris Hagan, Rob Simpson, Jaime Huxtable and Ian Buchanan, plus art mentor / letterer Paul Collicutt, and editor / writing coach Tim Pilcher, in a panel discussion recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton.
Originally broadcast Monday 11th November 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

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: More info about Brighton: The Graphic Novel can be found at www.queensparkbooks.org.uk
More info about Cartoon County can be found at www.cartooncounty.com

Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Paul Collicutt, Tim Pilcher and Nye Wright

Recommended Events:

Comica Festival 2013

This year’s London Comica Festival is in its last week and events include:

Poles ApART: New Polish Comics & Graphic Novels
Twelve of the most important current comics creators from Poland in their first UK show.
Where: Windows Gallery, Central Saint Martins, N1C 4AA
When: October 31 to November 16, 2013

Hyper-Pop Workshop
Step into the shoes of Pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein & make your own comic-book stories…
Where: Garden Room, Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS
When: November 16, 2013 10am-5.30pm

Reframe: Perspectives on Europe through Comics
Comics by nine artists from Algeria, Turkey & UK explore our contemporary attitudes to Europe.
Where: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA
When: October 23 to November 22, 2013

More info at www.comicafestival.com

Gosh! Comics signings and events

The Image Triple Signing with Brandon Graham, Fiona Staples, and Eric Stephenson

Together with Thought Bubble, we proudly present a BEHEMOTH of a signing – featuring three of Image Comics’ biggest and brightest. Join us on the Friday, the 22nd of November, and meet Brandon Graham (Prophet, King City), Fiona Staples (Saga), and Eric Stephenson (Nowhere Men).

Friday November 22nd, from 5pm to 7pm

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá Signing

For our second event in conjunction with November’s Leeds Thought Bubble Festival, we bring you the remarkably talented Brazilian comic-creator-twin-duo, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá! You’ll know them from their lovely artwork on The Umbrella Academy (written by Gerard Way) and the Casanova series (written by Matt Fraction), and most importantly from their collaborative effort, Daytripper, a beautiful book about death and family which is a consistent bestseller.

Wednesday November 27th, from 5pm to 7pm

Jeffrey Brown in conversation with Marc Ellerby

A legend of autobiographical comics, Jeffrey started out by self-publishing his first book, Clumsy (James Kochalka’s favourite graphic novel), which grabbed an enormous amount of attention from both cartoonists and comics fans, not to mention the attention of future publisher Chris Staros at Top Shelf. After Clumsy, he produced a whole series of heartfelt chronicles about his life and relationships, with the occasional absurdist superhero parody thrown in…
Here to talk to the man himself is Marc Ellerby, one of the most well-known names on the UK indie comics scene.

November 28th from 7.30pm until 9.00pm

Windowpane 2 and Breakdown Press Launch Party

Breakdown Press is a new London-based comics publisher dedicated to printing the work of original and exciting contemporary cartoonists. Having released Windowpane by Joe Kessler at last year’s Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival to great critical acclaim, Breakdown will be returning to the newly reinstated Comic Arts Brooklyn as well as Thought Bubble festival with Windowpane 2 and a raft of other exciting new releases.

Friday, 29 November 2013 from 7pm to 9pm

Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR

Today’s show: Brighton – The Graphic Novelists

November 11, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Brighton – The Graphic Novelists

Brighton - the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtabel

Brighton – the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtabel

Continuing a month of shows looking at comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to thirteen creators who contributed to Brighton: The Graphic Novel, a new anthology which tells vignettes from Brighton’s history over the last 300 years, published by QueenSpark Books; these include writers and illustrators Jim Holland, Maria Parra, Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright, Rosanna Lowe, Jules Craig, Jonathan Stearn, Chris Hagan, Rob Simpson, Jaime Huxtable and Ian Buchanan, plus art mentor / letterer Paul Collicutt, and editor / writing coach Tim Pilcher.
N.B./ Panel Borders repeats during late October and early November are at 2am on Thursdays due to Resonance’s morning broadcasts from Void Festival, Londonderry / Derry

4.30pm, Monday 11th November 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 14th November 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Naming Minotaurs

June 3, 2013 3 Comments

Panels from Naming Monsters and Things to do in a retirement home trailer park

Panels from Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton and Things to do in a retirement home trailer park by Nye Wright

Naming Minotaurs: In the first of a series of shows looking at depictions of illness and medicine in comics, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of two recent graphic novels that deal with these themes. In a panel discussion recorded at Crawley WordFest, Alex talks to Nye Wright and Hannah Eaton about their graphic novels Things to do in a retirement home trailer park and Naming Monsters, with an introduction to the work of publisher Myriad Editions by editor Holly Ainley. Nye’s graphic novel depicts the last months of his relationship with his father as the latter dies of emphysema, with the comic book versions of the pair depicted as anthropomorphic characters; Hannah’s is a psychological exploration of a young woman coming to terms with her mother’s death and the contrasts and connections between her vignettes and British folklore stories. (Originally broadcast 03/05/13 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

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 (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Naming Minotaurs

June 2, 2013

Tomorrow morning at 8.30am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Naming Minotaurs

Panels from Naming Monsters and Things to do in a retirement home trailer park

Panels from Naming Monsters and Things to do in a retirement home trailer park

In the first of a series of shows looking at depictions of illness and medicine in comics, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of two recent graphic novels that deal with these themes. In a panel discussion recorded at Crawley WordFest, Alex talks to Nye Wright and Hannah Eaton about their graphic novels Things to do in a retirement home trailer park and Naming Monsters, with an introduction to the work of publisher Myriad Editions by editor Holly Ainley. Nye’s graphic novel depicts the last months of his relationship with his father as the latter dies of emphysema, with the comic book versions of the pair depicted as anthropomorphic characters; Hannah’s is a psychological exploration of a young woman coming to terms with her mother’s death and the contrasts and connections between her vignettes and British folklore stories.

8.30am, Monday 3rd June 2013 / repeated 3pm, Thursday 6th June, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Info about Things to do in a retirement home trailer park and Naming Monsters at myriadeditions.com
Info about Crawley WordFest

Recommended Events:

Sean Azzopardi Exhibition

Flashback Records, Crouch End, will be hosting an exhibition of prints by local cartoonist / publisher Sean Azzopardi.

VIEWING WILL BE ON FRIDAY 7th JUNE 6pm-8pm.
There will be some complimentary booze and fine, fine music.

This event is part of the Crouch End Festival 2013.

More info: www.facebook.com/events

David Shenton Exhibition

These Foolish Things: Shenton’s cartoons are often camp but they’re not just camp, and they’re not that awful apolitical offensive camp, but a light, knowing, meaningful camp; their first task is to entertain and to make the audience laugh – and often they do much more because the liberation politics that informs his work means that with the laugh there is an acerbic point – a wry observation on how we live or a satirical comment about society and a wider political context, contained in the lives and musings of plausible and likeable characters. Or sometimes it’s just a silly joke.

1 June to 27 July 2013

Space Station 65 Gallery, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS

More info: www.spacestationsixtyfive.com

DrownTown Launch Party and Signing

2000AD alumni Robbie Morrison (Nikolai Dante) and Jim Murray (Batman / Judge Dredd) have embarked on a fully-painted epic set in a flooded futuristic London and are launching the first volume at Gosh with a party and art exhibition!

It’s all happening on Friday the 21st of June, from 7pm until 9pm at which point everything will probably move on to the pub down the road. There’s no need to RSVP but if you’d like to reserve a book feel free to ask. Published by Jonathan Cape, the book is a £12.99 hardcover and if you can’t make it on the night but would like a signed/dedicated copy anyway, send us an email to info@goshlondon.com

7pm, Friday 21st June
Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London, W10DR

More info: www.goshlondon.com

Panel Borders: Brighton Comix

June 10, 2012

Kickback by David Lloyd, St Martin of Tours by Daniel Locke, Up the wooden hill by Joe Decie, Riddlers Fayre by Steve Carroll and Jeff Anderson, Things to do in a retirement home trailer park by Nye Wright and cover of Erotic Comics 2 by Tim Pilcher

Kickback by David Lloyd, St Martin of Tours by Daniel Locke, Up the wooden hill by Joe Decie, Riddlers Fayre by Steve Carroll and Jeff Anderson, Things to do in a retirement home trailer park by Nye Wright and cover of Erotic Comics 2 by Tim Pilcher

Brighton Comix: Continuing our month of shows about comic book communities around the UK, Alex Fitch visits a meeting of Cartoon County in Brighton and chats to David Lloyd, Daniel Locke, Joe Decie, Steve Carroll, Nye Wright and Tim Pilcher about their work and how the experience of living and working on the South East Coast has influenced their comics. Recorded June 2011, at The Cricketers Pub, Brighton.
Originally broadcast 10/06/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.

Links: Cartoon County website
David Lloyd / Daniel Locke / Joe Decie / Nye Wright websites
Read Riddler’s Fayre and Strip comic by Steve Carroll / Tim Pilcher’s blog
Listen to previous interviews with David Lloyd, Nye Wright, Daniel Locke and Tim Pilcher (more…)

Today’s show: Brighton Comix

June 10, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Panel Borders: Brighton Comix

Kickback by David Lloyd, St Martin of Tours by Daniel Locke, Up the wooden hill by Joe Decie, Riddlers Fayre by Steve Carroll and Jeff Anderson, Things to do in a retirement home trailer park by Nye Wright and cover of Erotic Comics 2 by Tim Pilcher

Kickback by David Lloyd, St Martin of Tours by Daniel Locke, Up the wooden hill by Joe Decie, Riddlers Fayre by Steve Carroll and Jeff Anderson, Things to do in a retirement home trailer park by Nye Wright and cover of Erotic Comics 2 by Tim Pilcher

Continuing our month of shows about comic book communities around the UK, Alex Fitch visits a meeting of Cartoon County in Brighton and chats to David Lloyd, Daniel Locke, Joe Decie, Steve Carroll, Nye Wright and Tim Pilcher about their work and how the experience of living and working on the South East Coast has influenced their comics. Recorded June 2011, at The Cricketers Pub, Brighton.

8pm, Sunday 10th June 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast of after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Cartoon County website
David Lloyd / Daniel Locke / Joe Decie / Nye Wright websites
Read
Riddler’s Fayre and Strip comic by Steve Carroll
Tim Pilcher’s
blog

Listen to previous interviews with David Lloyd, Nye Wright, Daniel Locke and Tim Pilcher (more…)