Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Panel Borders: Adapting Don Quixote

September 21, 2014

Excerpts from Don Quixote adapted by Rob Davis

Excerpts from Don Quixote adapted by Rob Davis

Adapting Don Quixote: Concluding a month of episodes looking at the connections between comics and literature, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Rob Davis about adapting Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote as a pair of graphic novels for SelfMadeHero. Fitch and Davis discuss boiling down the novel’s 1000 pages to the shorter length of the graphic novel, how this relates to his Quixotic experience of editing the exquisite corpse project Nelson and his previous work illustrating Doctor Who. Recorded at the Cervantes Institute, Belgravia, Summer 2013. (Originally broadcast 28th July 2014 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

Links: Rob Davis’ blog
Info about the Don Quixote graphic novel at www.selfmadehero.com
Cervantes Institute website

Today’s show: Adapting Don Quixote

July 28, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Adapting Don Quixote

Excerpts from Don Quixote adapted by Rob Davis

Excerpts from Don Quixote adapted by Rob Davis

Concluding a month of episodes looking at the connections between comics and literature, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Rob Davis about adapting Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote as a pair of graphic novels for SelfMadeHero. Fitch and Davis discuss boiling down the novel’s 1000 pages to the shorter length of the graphic novel, how this relates to his Quixotic experience of editing the exquisite corpse project Nelson and his previous work illustrating Doctor Who. Recorded at the Cervantes Institute, Belgravia, Summer 2013. (Final episode in the current series)

4.30pm, Monday 28th July, repeated 11am, Thursday 31st July 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Rob Davis’ blog
Info about the Don Quixote graphic novel at www.selfmadehero.com
Cervantes Institute website (more…)

Panel Borders: Nelson

December 10, 2012

Panels from Nelson by Dan Berry, Duncan Fegredo, Rob Davis, Sarah McIntyre, Jonathan Edwards and Suzy Varty

Panels from Nelson by Dan Berry, Duncan Fegredo, Rob Davis, Sarah McIntyre, Jonathan Edwards and Suzy Varty

Nelson: Continuing our month of shows looking at depictions of lives on the page, Dan Berry talks to four of his fellow creators who worked on the award winning anthology graphic novel Nelson, published by Blank Slate Books, including the book’s co-editor Rob Davis and artists Duncan Fegredo, Jonathan Edwards, Sarah McIntyre and Suzy Varty. Nelson depicts 54 days in the life of the titular character, a young and then adult female Londoner, who is born in the first chapter set in 1968 and we follow her life to middle age in the present day. Dan discusses the history of the project, the aspects of autobiography that were absorbed into each creator’s pages and the collaborative processes involved in working on a exquisite corpse method of storytelling. Recorded at Thought Bubble Festival, Leeds 2011 and edited by Alex Fitch (more…)

Today’s show: Nelson

December 9, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM – Panel Borders: Nelson

Panels from Nelson by Dan Berry, Duncan Fegredo, Rob Davis, Sarah McIntyre, Jonathan Edwards and Suzy Varty

Panels from Nelson by Dan Berry, Duncan Fegredo, Rob Davis, Sarah McIntyre, Jonathan Edwards and Suzy Varty

Continuing our month of shows looking at depictions of lives on the page, Dan Berry talks to four of his fellow creators who worked on the award winning anthology graphic novel Nelson, published by Blank Slate Books, including the book’s co-editor Rob Davis and artists Duncan Fegredo, Jonathan Edwards, Sarah McIntyre and Suzy Varty. Nelson depicts 54 days in the life of the titular character, a young and then adult female Londoner, who is born in the first chapter set in 1968 and we follow her life to middle age in the present day. Dan discusses the history of the project, the aspects of autobiography that were absorbed into each creator’s pages and the collaborative processes involved in working on a exquisite corpse method of storytelling. (Recorded at Thought Bubble Festival, Leeds 2011 and edited by Alex Fitch)

8pm, Sunday 9th December 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Illustrating the Mountains of Madness

December 4, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Illustrating the Mountains of Madness

Partially broadcast 04/12/11 on Resonance FM

Images from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and Deadbeats by I.N.J Culbard

Images from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and Deadbeats by I.N.J Culbard

Beginning a trio of shows about the influence of writer H.P.Lovecraft on comics, Alex Fitch talks to I.N.J. Culbard about his graphic novel adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness and forthcoming adaptation of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward for Self Made Hero. Cartoonist Rob Davis briefly joins the conversation (recorded at last month’s Thought Bubble convention) as Alex, Rob and Ian discuss Lovecraft’s short stories and the difficulty of illustrating prose that is alternatively wordy, obtuse and unnamable.

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: Ian’s blog strangeplanetstories.blogspot.com
Info about the Lovecraft Anthology, At the Mountains of Madness and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
Preview pages from Ian’s forthcoming Lovecraftian comic Deadbeats
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Ian Culbard about Sherlock Holmes and The Picture of Dorian Grey / with China Miéville, Denise Mina, Mark Stafford and Alice Duke about H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe

Recommended events:

Canny Comics

On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December, listeners in the North of England might like to go along to the Newcastle Comic Convention, Canny Comics which is taking place at Tyneside Cinema and Newcastle City Library – events include a free screening of George lucas’ magnum opus, Howard the Duck, signings, a drink and draw session and guests include Mary and Bryan Talbot, Doug Braithwaite, Gary Erskine and Al Ewing…
09/12/11 – 7pm till late, Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear NE1 6QG
10/12/11 – 10am – 5.30pm, Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
More info can be found at cannycomiccon.blogspot.com

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