The work of Peter Doherty
Originally broadcast 22/01/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM
Art from Grendel Tales by Peter Doherty
In the third of this month’s shows about four generations of British cartoonists, Alex Fitch is talking to an artist who started work in the early 90s on Judge Dredd megazine, illustrating the acclaimed serial Young Death – Boyhood of a superfiend, has worked on a variety of titles in America such as Batman / Superman, The Dreaming and Grendel Tales, before returning to the world of Dredd again more recently. Peter Doherty has worked as a penciller, a fully rendered artist and as a colourist on off beat titles such as Shaolin Cowboy and Grant Morrison’s absurdist Sea Guy. This interview was recorded last November at the Leeds sequential art festival, Thought Bubble…
To download or stream the show in a variety of different formats, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org
Links: Buy Peter’s original artwork from The Book Palace
Interview with Peter at 2000ADreview.co.uk
Wikipedia pages on Peter Doherty, Grendel Tales, Young Death, The Dreaming and Shaolin Cowboy
Comics / Sci-Fi news:
Tom Humberstone exhibition at Orbital
Should you find yourself in Central London this weekend, there’s the re-opening of the comic shop Orbital which Marc Ellerby waxed lyrical about in last week’s show, who have relocated to 8 Great Newport Street, WC2H 7JF next to the Photographer’s Gallery.
Orbital appropriately now also have an exhibition space, which opens with a selection of new art pages by Tom Humberstone from the latest issue of his Eagle award winning title: How to date a girl in ten days, and that’s from this Saturday the 24th Jan, at 10am
More info at www.orbitalcomics.com
After Tezuka at The Barbican
Next week from Wednesday 28th January there’s another multimedia celebration of the art of classic manga artist Osamu Tezaka, starting with a screening of Dororo, introduced by Helen McCarthy and followed by screenings of Black Jack and Phoenix: Immutable Conclusion the following weekend.
More info at www.barbican.org.uk/film/
Drawn from Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets, Love Bites uses the Bard’s words in a modern performance, with music by Duke Ellington.
An invitation to a party attracts a vibrant collection of characters, with one uniting factor – love. Tender, dangerous, passionate, comic and sweet – will they find, reject, destroy or embrace it?
Love bites features Lisa Bowerman (Doctor Who, Bernice Summerfield) and Ortis Deeley (Kidulthood, CBBC)
The Leatherhead Theatre, Church Street, Leatherhead,Surrey, KT22 8DF to Saturday January 24, 7.45pm, Thursday matinee 2pm