Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Panel Borders: The Inking Woman

April 2, 2018

Rachael House talks about her work at Frame:Works / cartoons by The Surreal McCoy / cover of The Inking Woman

Rachael House talks about her work at Frame:Works / cartoons by The Surreal McCoy / cover of The Inking Woman

The Inking Woman: To celebrate the release of “The Inking Woman – 250 years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain”, published by Myriad Editions, three of the participants in the book talk about their work and love of the medium. Alex Fitch talks to Sandi Toksvig, a patron of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation, and to artist The Surreal McCoy who was the artist in residence during Sandi’s lunchtime show on LBC Radio and is a cartoonist for The Sunday Times and The Independent.

Also, in a talk given at Central St. Martin’s School of Art and chaired by comics scholar Guy Lawley, Rachael House discusses her involvement with the queer ‘zine movement over the last twenty years and beyond.

Originally broadcast 7th March 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org (more…)

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Panel Borders: Comics on Comics – Stewart Lee and Josie Long

February 7, 2018

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Josie Long tour poster / excerpt from Another Planet / Excerpt from The Property by Lee and Yeowell / from Incredible Hulk #106 with Stewart Lee cameo

Comics on Comics – Stewart Lee and Josie Long: In a pair of interviews featuring comedians celebrating their love of comics, Stewart Lee and Josie Long discuss their appreciation of the medium and forays into creating strips. Alex Fitch converses with Lee about collecting obscure titles, writing the story The Property for CLiNT Magazine and his love for Resonance FM.

Guest presenter Mark Hibbett talks to Long about her comic Another Planet featured in The Guardian and the integration of cartoons into her stand-up routine, in front of an audience at Central St Martins. Also: a survey of the various comic book and genre titles on sale as part of this year’s Resonance FM fundraiser auction.
Originally broadcast 7th February 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

For more audio formats to download and stream, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Comics on Comics

February 6, 2018

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Comics on Comics

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Josie Long tour poster / excerpt from Another Planet / Excerpt from The Property by Lee and Yeowell / from Incredible Hulk #106 with Stewart Lee cameo

In a pair of interviews featuring comedians celebrating their love of comics, Stewart Lee and Josie Long discuss their appreciation of the medium and forays into creating strips. Alex Fitch converses with Lee about collecting obscure titles, writing the story The Property for CLiNT Magazine and his love for Resonance FM. Guest presenter Mark Hibbett talks to Long about her comic Another Planet featured in The Guardian and the integration of cartoons into her stand-up routine, in front of an audience at Central St Martins. Also: a survey of the various comic book and genre titles on sale as part of this year’s Resonance FM fundraiser auction.

5.30pm Wednesday 7th February 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 13th February, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Today’s show: The Worldwide Comix of Jeffrey Lewis

April 21, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: The Worldwide Comix of Jeffrey Lewis

Comics and album covers by Jeffrey Lewis

Comics and album covers by Jeffrey Lewis

Continuing a month of shows looking at the connections between comic books and music culture, guest presenter Conor O’Grady talks to American underground cartoonist and musician Jeffrey Lewis about his comics such as Fuff and The Worldwide Comix Scavenger Hunt. O’Grady and Lewis also discuss the latter’s tools for making strips, the connections between the artist’s short films and static images and his thoughts on delivering comics via new technology.

4.30pm, Monday 21st April, repeated 11am, Thursday 24th April 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Jeffrey Lewis’ website and music downloads from bandcamp
Buy digital versions of Jeffrey’s comics at lushcomics.com (more…)

Today’s show: Buying and celebrating comics

February 26, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM: Panel Borders – Buying and celebrating comics

Action, Marvel and Detective Comics sold by Heritage Collectables, Ibis the Invincible, Zines and Comics at Lik + Neon, Paul Gannon and Rob Deb at Geek Night Out

Action, Marvel and Detective Comics sold by Heritage Collectables, Ibis the Invincible, Zines and Comics at Lik + Neon, Paul Gannon and Rob Deb at Geek Night Out

Concluding our month of shows looking at non practitioners’ love of comics, Alex Fitch talks to auctioneer Lon Allen of Heritage comics and collectables in Texas, the company that last week began the auction of the Billy Wright collection of 300 comics including the first Batman, Superman and Marvel Comics from the 1930s and the sale has raised nearly 3.5 million dollars so far. Also, Alex talks to stand-up comedian Rob Deb, to Lik + Neon gift shop owner Janice Taylor about stocking small press comics on Brick Lane in London and to Paul Harrison, a Doctor of Egyptian Archeology, who is giving a talk on representations of Egyptian culture in superhero comics (more…)

Panel Borders: Caught up with a Long Scarfe

June 24, 2010 15 Comments

Panel Borders:

Caught up with a Long Scarfe

Originally broadcast 09/06/10 as part of a Clear Spot on Resonance 104.4 FM

Clockwise from top - part of Rude Britannia curated by Gerald Scarfe, a classic drawing of Thatcher by the artist, cover of a zine by Josie Long

Clockwise from top - part of Rude Britannia curated by Gerald Scarfe, a classic drawing of Thatcher by the artist, cover of a zine by Josie Long

In the third of three shows about and inspired by the Tate Britain exhibition ‘Rude Britannia’, Alex Fitch talks to the beloved British cartoonist Gerald Scarfe about his contributions to the exhibition and Dickon Harris talks to comedienne Josie Long about her interest in creating ‘zines and comics for distribution at her stand-up comedy gigs…

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: Rude Britannia microsite
Video tour of the exhibtion on The Telegraph website
Gerald Scarfe‘s website

Josie Long‘s website including her comics archive
Info about The Black Heart, home of Josie’s ‘Lost Treasures’…

Recommended events:

David Hine and Shaky Kane signing and exhibition at Orbital Comics

David Hine (Son of M, X-Men Noir) and Shaky Kane (Soul Sisters, Judge Dredd) willl be signing their new comic, Bulletproof Coffin, at Orbital Comics Thursday 24th June 2010 from 5-7pm.

There is also an exhibition of Shaky Kane artwork in the Orbital Comics Gallery from 14th-30th June.

Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA

Comica Argentina

A mini Comica festival for Summer: an exhibition of the cream of Argentine comic art accompanies a trio of events at King’s Place in Somers Town…

July 2nd: Paul Gravett gives an illustrated talk about the history of comic art in Argentina. 6.30 pm
July 3rd: The Mystery Of The First Animated Movies – Gabriele Zucchelli’s documentary film, made in 2006, explores the making of El Apóstol. 6.30 pm
July 4th: Paul Gravett talks to cartoonist Oscar Grillo and director / animator Gabriele Zucchelli. 6.00 pm

The exhibition is being held at Canning House, 2 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PJ to June 25 and then at King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG from July 1st-4th.

More info at www.comicafestival.com

Stand-up comics podcast part 2

August 15, 2008 9 Comments

Stand-up Comics” * part 2
Originally broadcast 14/08/08 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

The second half of the final one hour edition of Resonance FM’s weekly comic book show Strip!** is a special ‘zine-style show curated by Gemma Cantlow, editor of the ‘zine Layby Perk and features a variety of small press creators performing music and spoken word pieces on the radio.

Stand-Up Comics logo

Stand-Up Comics logo

Here’s the track listing…

1 ) Daniel Locke (Green) / Ian Murphy – “It was always burning”
2 ) Attack Wave Pestrepeller featuring Savage Pencil – “These with the ash of spiders”
3 ) Mystery Dick / Ed Pinsent and Harley Richardson (Sound Projector) – “St. Joseph of Copertino”
4 ) Matthew Thurber (1-800 Mice) – “Hiawatha’s Underwater Bird”
5 ) Sylvie Winn (The Director of Tall Buildings) – “Bipolar Bear”
6 ) Dan Lester (Monkeys Might Puke) – “Usagi Yojimbo
7 ) Jimi Gherkin (Jimi Gherkin Comics) – “It ain’t gonna work out fine” (+ slight reprise)

For more info and various formats to download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org / Listen to part one

*Alex Fitch is clearly responsible for this pun…
**Strip! will be back in September in half hour instalments…

Comics news:

London Underground Comics Low Energy Day

London Underground Comics' Low Energy Day

LUC is proud to announce its SECOND festival of the year, Low Energy Day on the 30th of August.
After the success of No Barcodes, with its beautiful atmosphere, universal profit making and footfall of over six hundred visitors we’ve decided to do… well pretty much the same again actually.

Plus a couple of sexy bonuses:

Last time we had twelve tables and fifty two exhibitors, this time we are spread over two areas, meaning we can ditch the tables that weren’t in prime positions. We now have ten tables in the original No Barcodes hall, and another five in the centre of the busy Market Hall next door, allowing us to accommodate more creators than ever before, and hopefully give people who asked for space after we were full before a chance to participate.
DJ Laurence Powell from small press legends Modern Monstrosity (Tales From The Flat) will be entertaining us all day with his comics themed mixes in the middle of the main room.
On top of that expect the usual food discounts for taking part in the event, opportunities to sell comics to a large and unsaturated market, and the chance to meet and make friends new and old in the beautiful and popular Camden Lock Market.

Also: On now until the end of August – “Caption Comics Collective” at the Jam Factory

Caption Collective exhibition at The Jam Factory

Caption Collective exhibition at The Jam Factory

Comics artists Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, D’Israeli, David Baillie, Sally Anne Hickman and many more display their artistic wares at this gallery show in Oxford. More info at www.thejamfactoryoxford.com

Stand-up comics podcast part 1

August 15, 2008 8 Comments

Stand-up Comics” * part 1
Originally broadcast 14/08/08 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

The first half of the final one hour edition of Resonance FM’s weekly comic book show Strip!** is a special ‘zine-style show curated by Gemma Cantlow, editor of the ‘zine Layby Perk and features a variety of small press creators performing music and spoken word pieces on the radio.

Stand-Up Comics logo

Stand-Up Comics logo

Here’s the track listing…

1 ) Gareth Brookes (Appalling Nonsense) – “Smell of the wild”
2 ) Steven Tillotson (Banal Pig Comics) – “‘Round Michael Douglas’ House” (performed by Dan Lester / Monkeys Might Puke)
3 ) Gareth Brookes – “Jolly Bear”
4 ) Ambergris / Matthew Thurber (1-800 Mice) – “Anti-Matter / Alma Mater”
5 ) Ambergris / Matthew Thurber – “Ice Water”

For more info and various formats to download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org / Listen to part two

*Alex Fitch is clearly responsible for this pun…
**Strip! will be back in September in half hour instalments…

Comics news:

London Underground Comics Low Energy Day

London Underground Comics' Low Energy Day

LUC is proud to announce its SECOND festival of the year, Low Energy Day on the 30th of August.
After the success of No Barcodes, with its beautiful atmosphere, universal profit making and footfall of over six hundred visitors we’ve decided to do… well pretty much the same again actually.

Plus a couple of sexy bonuses:

Last time we had twelve tables and fifty two exhibitors, this time we are spread over two areas, meaning we can ditch the tables that weren’t in prime positions. We now have ten tables in the original No Barcodes hall, and another five in the centre of the busy Market Hall next door, allowing us to accommodate more creators than ever before, and hopefully give people who asked for space after we were full before a chance to participate.
DJ Laurence Powell from small press legends Modern Monstrosity (Tales From The Flat) will be entertaining us all day with his comics themed mixes in the middle of the main room.
On top of that expect the usual food discounts for taking part in the event, opportunities to sell comics to a large and unsaturated market, and the chance to meet and make friends new and old in the beautiful and popular Camden Lock Market.

Also: On now until the end of August – “Caption Comics Collective” at the Jam Factory

Caption Collective exhibition at The Jam Factory

Caption Collective exhibition at The Jam Factory

Comics artists Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, D’Israeli, David Baillie, Sally Anne Hickman and many more display their artistic wares at this gallery show in Oxford. More info at www.thejamfactoryoxford.com

Today’s Show: “Stand-up Comics”

August 14, 2008

Strip!: “Stand-up Comics” *

Today’s final one hour edition of Strip!** is a special ‘zine-style show curated by Gemma Cantlow, editor of the ‘zine Layby Perk and features a variety of small press creators performing music and spoken word pieces on the radio. Here’s the track listing…

Stand-Up Comics logo

Stand-Up Comics logo

1 ) Gareth Brookes (Appalling Nonsense) – “Smell of the wild”
2 ) Steven Tillotson (Banal Pig Comics) – “‘Round Michael Douglas’ House” (performed by Dan Lester)
3 ) Gareth Brookes – “Jolly Bear”
4 ) Ambergris / Matthew Thurber (1-800 Mice) – “Anti-Matter / Alma Mater”
5 ) Ambergris / Matthew Thurber – “Ice Water”
6 ) Daniel Locke (Green) / Ian Murphy – “It was always burning”
7 ) Attack Wave Pestrepeller featuring Savage Pencil – “These with the ash of spiders”
8 ) Mystery Dick / Ed Pinsent and Harley Richardson (Sound Projector) – “St. Joseph of Copertino”
9 ) Matthew Thurber – “Hiawatha’s Underwater Bird”
10) Sylvie Winn (The Director of Tall Buildings) – “Bipolar Bear”
11) Dan Lester (Monkeys Might Puke) – “Usagi Yojimbo
12) Jimi Gherkin (Jimi Gherkin Comics) – “It ain’t gonna work out fine” (+ slight reprise)

5pm 14/08/08 Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com

*Alex Fitch is clearly responsible for this pun…
**Strip! will be back in September in half hour instalments…

Comics news:

London Underground Comics Low Energy Day

London Underground Comics' Low Energy Day

LUC is proud to announce its SECOND festival of the year, Low Energy Day on the 30th of August.
After the success of No Barcodes, with its beautiful atmosphere, universal profit making and footfall of over six hundred visitors we’ve decided to do… well pretty much the same again actually.

Plus a couple of sexy bonuses:

Last time we had twelve tables and fifty two exhibitors, this time we are spread over two areas, meaning we can ditch the tables that weren’t in prime positions. We now have ten tables in the original No Barcodes hall, and another five in the centre of the busy Market Hall next door, allowing us to accommodate more creators than ever before, and hopefully give people who asked for space after we were full before a chance to participate.
DJ Laurence Powell from small press legends Modern Monstrosity (Tales From The Flat) will be entertaining us all day with his comics themed mixes in the middle of the main room.
On top of that expect the usual food discounts for taking part in the event, opportunities to sell comics to a large and unsaturated market, and the chance to meet and make friends new and old in the beautiful and popular Camden Lock Market.

Also: On now until the end of August – “Caption Comics Collective” at the Jam Factory

Caption Collective exhibition at The Jam Factory

Caption Collective exhibition at The Jam Factory

Comics artists Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, D’Israeli, David Baillie, Sally Anne Hickman and many more display their artistic wares at this gallery show in Oxford. More info at www.thejamfactoryoxford.com