Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Today’s show: Brockley (co)Max

June 24, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Panel Borders: Brockley (co)Max

Sarah Gordon, Howard Hardiman, Simone Lia, Gary Northfield, Julia Scheele, Kieron Gillen, Woodrow Phoenix and Alex Fitch at Brockley Max, photo by Ali Kat Projects

Sarah Gordon, Howard Hardiman, Simone Lia, Gary Northfield, Julia Scheele, Kieron Gillen, Woodrow Phoenix and Alex Fitch at Brockley Max, photo by Ali Kat Projects

In the last of our series of shows about comic book communities around the UK, Alex Fitch talks to Kieron Gillen (Uncanny X-Men), Sarah Gordon (The Peckham House for Invalids), Howard Hardiman (The Lengths), Simone Lia (Please God, find me a husband!), Gary Northfield (Derek the Sheep), Woodrow Phoenix (Nelson) and Julia Scheele (69 love songs, illustrated) about living and working in Brockley, South East London. Recorded live at the Brockley Max festival, June 2012, in association with Ali Kat Projects.
8pm, Sunday 24th June 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Kieron Gillen / Sarah Gordon / Howard Hardiman / Simone Lia websites
Gary Northfield / Woodrow Phoenix / Julia Scheele / Badger: The Movie websites (more…)

Laydeez do podcasts: Magical realism

December 1, 2011 3 Comments

Laydeez do Podcasts:
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Magical realism

Sparky O Hare by Mawil, Nelson by Woodrow Phoenix, Miss Moti by Kripa Joshi

Sparky O Hare by Mawil, Nelson by Woodrow Phoenix, Miss Moti by Kripa Joshi

In a pair of talks recorded at Laydeez do comics, cartoonists Kripa Joshi and Mawil (Markus Witzel) discuss their work, plus Alex Fitch visits Woodrow Phoenix in his studio to discuss his editing of the new graphic novel Nelson. If there is a common theme between the three, it is a sense of magical realism in their art which juxtaposes the ordinary with the out of the ordinary, from Woodrow’s use of road furniture in Rumble Strip, to Kripa’s use of Indian mythology in her tales of domestic incidents and Mawil’s blue collar stories of life in Germany through the lens of his alter-ego Sparky O’Hare.
Recorded by Nicola Streeten and Alex Fitch, introduced and edited by Alex Fitch.

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: Kripa Joshi‘s website and Miss Moti comics
Mawil‘s website
Woodrow Phoenix‘s online portfolio
More info about Nelson

Recommended events:

Laydeez do comics, December 2011

In the last LDC of 2011, Laydeez curators Nicola and Sarah talk about their work and how it has evolved since the first LDC meeting in 2009 + a couple of designers talk about their comics.

Guests:
Rachel Abrams, designer and writer, Brooklyn NY
Sarah Lightman, artist, curator and researcher
Marcia Mihotich, graphic designer and illustrator
Nicola Streeten, illustrator and author of graphic memoir Billy, Me & You

Recommended Read:
Billy, Me & You by Nicola Streeten, published by Myriad Editions

Monday 5 December
Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm
Venue: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

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Laydeez do podcasts: Trina Robbins Q and A

February 27, 2011

Laydeez do Podcasts:
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Trina Robbins Q and A

Laydeez do comics, September 2010, photo by Nicola Streeten

Laydeez do comics, September 2010, photo by Nicola Streeten

Complimenting our inaugural podcast, we have an additional companion recording of the Q and A that veteran Underground Comix creator and historian Trina Robbins gave at Laydeez do Comics in September 2010 with questions by Woodrow Phoenix and Paul Gravett among others. Introduced by Sarah Lightman, recorded and edited by Alex Fitch

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

Listen to Trina Robbins talk about the history of women in comics

Info about Laydeez do comics

Recommended events:

Glenn Baxter in Cork Street

Beloved British newspaper cartoonist Glenn Baxter has a new exhibition in London of his inimical one panel gags of whimsy and surrealism.
Flowers Central Gallery, 21 Cork Street London W1S 3LZ
8th Feb – 5th March 2011
More info at: www.flowersgalleries.com and www.glenbaxter.com

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Reality Check: Comics vs. film

August 21, 2010 2 Comments

Reality Check:
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Comics vs. film

Clockwise from top left - Dragon Soccer and The many worlds of Jonas Moore directed by Howard Webster, Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix and Pants Ant by Woodrow Phoenix and Louise Evans

Clockwise from top left - Dragon Soccer and The many worlds of Jonas Moore directed by Howard Webster, Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix and Pants Ant by Woodrow Phoenix and Louise Evans

This year’s cinematic interest in comic book adaptations shows no sign of slowing down with adaptations of Scott Pilgrim vs. the world and Tamara Drewe hitting screens over the next few weeks. To coincide with this, we have the next in our series of podcasts recorded in front of a live audience at this year’s Sci-Fi London festival – Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Woodrow Phoenix and film maker Howard Webster about the dialogue between comics, film and TV, looking at Woodrow’s work adapting his comic Pants Ant for the Cartoon Network and Howard’s interactive webcomic The Many Worlds of Jonas Moore. The podcast also features a brief appearance by Marcus Gilbert (Biggles / Army of Darkness) talking about his roles in Howard’s comics

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: Woodrow Phoenix‘s website
Buy Rumble Strip from Myriad Editions
Louis (Felt Mistress) Evans’ felt renderings of Woodrow’s Pants Ant featured on her flickr pages

Howard Webster‘s website featuring the Dragon Soccer promo starring Marcus Gilbert
The Many Worlds of Jonas Moore website featuring the latest ‘Nazi Germany’ promo starring Colin Salmon

Recommended events:

Becky Cloonan at Orbital Comics

The art of American comic book artist Becky Cloonan is on display at Orbital Comics from 20th August to 20th September. Best known for her collaborartions with writer Brian Wood, the exhibtion curated by Tom Humberstone includes around 20 original pieces of work on show as well as some limited screenprints, postcard sets and a hand-painted guitar (only on display the first weekend of the show).

8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA
www.orbitalcomics.com

Hypercomics events at the Pump House Gallery and nearby

Sunday 22nd August, 12 noon – 6pm: Comiket – a small press comics fair being held in a marquee outside the venue which also features a drop in workshop for kids on character design. FREE
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Panel Borders: The Atom Style part 1 – Woodrow Phoenix and Garen Ewing

August 20, 2009 10 Comments

Panel Borders:

The Atom Style part 1

Originally broadcast 06/08/09 as part of the 8pm Clear Spot on Resonance 104.4 FM

Panels from The Rainbow Orchid by Garen Ewing and Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix

Panels from The Rainbow Orchid by Garen Ewing and Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix

The first of two special episodes of Panel Borders looking at the history and practice of ‘The Atom Style’, which is currently the focus of an exhibtion at The Atomium in Brussels. Alex Fitch talks to artists Woodrow Phoenix and Garen Ewing about their work, exemplified in their recent graphic novels Rumble Strip and The Rainbow Orchid volume one, respectively. (part 1 of 2)

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 / Listen to the companion episode in which Alex talks to Paul Gravett, curator of The Atom Style exhibtion at The Atomium

Links: Read an extract from Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix in Creative Review
Rainbow Orchid pages at garenewing.co.uk
Info about the Atom Style exhibition at brusselscomics.com
Article on the Atom Style at www.paulgravett.com
Wikipedia pages on Paul Gravett, Woodrow Phoenix and Garen Ewing

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Comics news:

Comics competitions

This year’s Observer / Jonathan Cape and Manga Jiman competions are now on:

Manga Jiman
The Embassy of Japan’s annual manga-writing competition, open to anyone 14 years of age or over.
More info

The Observer / Jonathan Cape / Comica Graphic Short Story Prize 2009
Are you an aspiring graphic novelist? Do you have an original story to tell? Win £1,000 and have your story printed in The Observer.
More info

also: Comica/Ctrl.Alt.Shift: Comic Design Competition
Win the chance to create a unique comic in collaboration with musician and writer Lightspeed Champion. More info

Deadline for all three competitions: September 25, 2009

 

and: Karen Rubins at the V & A

Manga artist Karen Rubins is the comic book artist in residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London and on the 21st of August, you’re welcome to visit her in her studio in The Sackler Centre, watch her create work, browse some books and take part in a comics jam session!

The Sackler Centre,
Victoria and Albert museum,
(closest entrance: Exhibtion Road, off the South Kensington museums ‘tunnel’)
London SW7 2RL

Download the flyer here

 

plus: Laydeez do Comics ….

Is a graphic novel reading group or forum with a focus on comic works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday.

The group is run by illustrator Nicola Streeten and artist Sarah Lightman. As well as selecting favourite works to base discussion on, artists, academics and fans will be invited to speak. A platform for people to test new works and ideas or works in progress is included.

The Sewing Room / The Rag Factory / 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

6.30-8.30pm, Monday 24th August / Kim L. Pace, artist and curator of ‘Cult Fiction: Art and Comics’ who will be discussing her work and the book ‘New York Diary’ by Julie Doucet…

More info here…