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: Theatrical Comics

May 10, 2017

Cover and Interior art from Cher Ami by Ivan Petrus / Interior art from City of Glass by David Mazzucchelli / Photo of Lyric, Hammersmith

Cover and Interior art from Cher Ami by Ivan Petrus / Interior art from City of Glass by David Mazzucchelli / Photo of Lyric, Hammersmith

Theatrical Comics: At the Oxford Comic Con, Alex talks to graphic novelist Ivan Petrus Adriaenssens about the differences between the collected edition and touring production of Cher Ami, a collection of wordless comics about animals in The Great War, with music by Yuko.

Also, Alex interviews director Leo Warner about the theatre production of City of Glass, based on both the novel by Paul Auster and the graphic novel adaptation by David Mazzucchelli and Paul Karasik, which uses virtual realty, video projection and stage magic to recreate the metaphysical noir story on stage. Partially broadcast 2nd May 2017 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / DAB (London)

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

Links: Info about the stage production of City of Glass
Cher Ami website
Listen to Alex’s 2012 interview with Ivan Petrus about The Neuport Gathering

Tomorrow’s show: Theatrical Comics

May 2, 2017

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

Cover of Cher Ami by Ivan Petrus and others / Cover of Deadpool Omnibus by Joe Kelly / Photo of The Lyric, Hammersmith

Cover of Cher Ami by Ivan Petrus and others / Cover of Deadpool Omnibus by Joe Kelly / Photo of The Lyric, Hammersmith

The monthly show about comics and graphic novels. In an episode looking at the performance and screening of work based on comics, Alex Fitch talks to a writer, an artist and a director about staging productions of sequential art.

At the Oxford Comic Con, Alex talks to graphic novelist Ivan Petrus Adriaenssens about the differences between the collected edition and touring production of Cher Ami, a collection of wordless comics about animals in The Great War, with music by Yuko, and on stage at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, comic book scribe Joe Kelly discusses writing Deadpool and spotting which elements of the character he contributed to appeared in the 2016 film adaptation.

Also, Alex interviews director Leo Warner about the theatre production of City of Glass, based on both the novel by Paul Auster and the graphic novel adaptation by David Mazzucchelli and Paul Karasik, which uses virtual realty, video projection and stage magic to recreate the metaphysical noir story on stage.

5.30pm Wednesday 3rd May, repeated 6am Sunday 7th May 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Today’s show: Comics on Film

January 18, 2017

Today at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Comics on Film

Tourbillon poster/ panels from The Seinfeld Matrix / Elsie Harris, Picture Palace

Tourbillon poster/ panels from The Seinfeld Matrix / Elsie Harris, Picture Palace

The monthly show about world cinema and cult titles. Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to actress Jessica Martin about her comic book tributes to Hollywood starlets and graphic novel Elsie Harris, Picture Palace about the Golden age of Cinema, and to artist Paul O’Connell about remixing images from The Matrix and other films to create satirical fumetti strips.
Also, in a Q and A recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, Alex talks to Gene Ivery, the director of immortality drama Tourbillon. Featuring classic tracks by Nick Lowe, The Traits and Jenny Rock…

5.30pm Wednesday 18th January, repeated 6am Sunday 22nd January 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com
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Tonight’s show: Moore, and Moore on Moore

December 30, 2016

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders special: Moore, and Moore on Moore

Anti-clockwise from top left: Electricomics logo, extracts from Big Nemo by Alan Moore and Coleen Doran, Sway by Leah Moore, John Reppion and Nicola Scott, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century by Alan Moore and Kevin O Neill

Anti-clockwise from top left: Electricomics logo, extracts from Big Nemo by Alan Moore and Coleen Doran, Sway by Leah Moore, John Reppion and Nicola Scott, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

The Panel Borders 2016 Christmas special celebrates ten years of comic book interviews on Resonance FM with a Dickensian look at Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Your present is a digitally remasted presentation of Alex Fitch’s first interview with Alan Moore, originally broadcast January 2007, in which the author talks about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, collaborating with Malcolm McLaren on the unmade film Fashion Beast and becoming a magician!

In addition, Alex talks to Leah Moore about collaborating with her father on the forward looking iPad app Electricomics, which offers a new platform for strips on tablets, with the potential of interactive graphics and new ways of storytelling.

8pm – 10pm Friday 30th December, repeat TBC, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Performing Comics

December 6, 2016

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

By Gum! exhibition poster / characters by Danny Noble / cover of Dan Dare audio adventures

By Gum! exhibition poster / characters by Danny Noble / cover of Dan Dare audio adventures

In the penultimate Panel Borders of 2016, Alex Fitch looks at the performance of comic strips outside of the pages of magazines. Danny Nobel talks about her comics featuring Oliver Reed and Alan Bates having additional adventures beyond Women in Love, her novel Mary Deadly, and the relationship between her graphics work and her band The Meow Meows, in a Q and A recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton.

Also, sound designer Alistair Lock discusses the challenge of creating effects and voices for the new audio adaptation of Dan Dare, and the curators – Hamish McGillvray, Paul Gravett and Peter Hansen – of “The Story of British Comics So Far: Cor! By Gum! Zarjaz!” exhibition at The Lightbox, Woking introduce their display of great UK comics.

5.30pm Wednesday 7th December, repeated 6am Sunday 11th December 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Words and Pictures

June 13, 2016

Tomorrow at 8pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Words and Pictures

Art from The Opportunity, An Android Awakes, Romeo and Juliet by Will Volley /  An Android Awakes by Mike French and Karl Brown

Art from The Opportunity, An Android Awakes, Romeo and Juliet by Will Volley / An Android Awakes by Mike French and Karl Brown

Alex Fitch talks to Will Volley about his new noir tinged graphic novel The Opportunity published by Myriad Editions and creating art for adaptions of Romeo and Juliet, and An Inspector Calls for Classical Comics. Also Mike French and Karl Brown discuss their illustrated novel An Android Awakes which mixes short stories and comics to create a hybrid between text and sequential art. (Interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton)

8pm Tuesday 14th June, repeated 9am Wednesday 15th June 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (Panel Borders continues on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.)

Links: An Android Awakes website
Info about The Opportunity on Myriad Editions website
Info about Romeo and Juliet and An Inspector Calls on Classical Comics website

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: Guardian Lit

July 10, 2014 4 Comments

Alex Fitch interviews Karrie Fransman, Toby Litt and Martin Rowson at Guardian Masterclass

Alex Fitch interviews Karrie Fransman, Toby Litt and Martin Rowson at Guardian Masterclass

Guardian Lit: Starting a month of shows looking at the connections between comics and literature, Alex Fitch talks to Guardian cartoonists Karrie Fransman and Martin Rowson, and novelist Toby Litt about their processes of comic book creation. Fransman discusses how she broke into the industry before starting Observer Graphic Novel of the Month, The House that Groaned; Rowson looks at how political cartooning lead to his adaptations of classics such as Tristram Shandy, and Litt talks about how his career as a novelist helped him write DC Comics’ new title Dead Boy Detectives. Recorded in front of an audience at Guardian Masterclass, January 2014. (more…)

Today’s show: Guardian Lit

July 7, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Guardian Lit

Excerpts from The House that Groaned by Karrie Fransman, Tristram Shandy by Martin Rowson, and Dead Boy Detectives by Toby Litt and Mark Buckingham

Excerpts from The House that Groaned by Karrie Fransman, Tristram Shandy by Martin Rowson, and Dead Boy Detectives by Toby Litt and Mark Buckingham

Starting a month of shows looking at the connections between comic books and literature, Alex Fitch talks to Guardian cartoonsists Karrie Fransman and Martin Rowson, and novelist Toby Litt about their processes of comic book creation. Fransman discusses how she broke into the industry before starting Observer Graphic Novel of the Month, The House that Groaned; Rowson looks at how political cartooning lead to his adaptations of literary classics such as Tristram Shandy, and Litt talks about how his career as a novelist helped him write DC Comics’ new serialised comic book Dead Boy Detectives. Recorded in front of an audience at Guardian Masterclass, January 2014.

4.30pm, Monday 7th July, repeated 11am, Thursday 10th July 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Updating the classics

February 25, 2013 2 Comments

Interior art and cover of Gulliver's Travels by Martin Rowson, cover of Vicious Circle and interior art from The Unwritten, written by Mike Carey

Interior art and cover of Gulliver’s Travels by Martin Rowson, cover of Vicious Circle and interior art from The Unwritten, written by Mike Carey

Updating the classics: Concluding our month of shows looking at the connections between comics and literature, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of authors who have used graphic novels and comics to update classic literature. Mike Carey discusses his comic The Unwritten which sees characters from classic literature – such as Frankenstein‘s monster – and authors – like Mark Twain – being caught up in a fantastical conspiracy through the ages; Alex and Mike also discuss how the latter’s parallel career as a novelist effects his comic book writing.
Also, newspaper cartoonist Martin Rowson discusses his graphic novel adaptation and updating of Gulliver’s Travels, with its art and content reflecting current political leaders and situations. (Originally broadcast 24/02/13 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…)

Today’s show: Updating the classics

February 24, 2013

Tonight at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Adapting the classics

Interior art and cover of Gulliver's Travels by Martin Rowson, cover of Vicious Circle and interior art from The Unwritten, written by Mike Carey

Interior art and cover of Gulliver’s Travels by Martin Rowson, cover of Vicious Circle and interior art from The Unwritten, written by Mike Carey

Concluding our month of shows looking at the connections between comics and literature, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of authors who have used graphic novels and comics to update classic literature. Mike Carey discusses his comic The Unwritten which sees characters from classic literature – such as Frankenstein‘s monster – and authors – like Mark Twain – being caught up in a fantastical conspiracy through the ages; Alex and Mike also discuss how the latter’s parallel career as a novelist effects his comic book writing.
Also, newspaper cartoonist Martin Rowson discusses his graphic novel adaptation and updating of Gulliver’s Travels, with its art and content reflecting current political leaders and situations.
6pm, Sunday 24th February 2013, repeated 4.30pm, Tuesday 26th February, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Inhumanity and darkness in literature

February 17, 2013

Cover of The Man who Laughs / sketch of Gwynplaine by Mark Stafford / interior art and cover of Heart of Darkness by Catherine Anyango

Cover of The Man who Laughs / sketch of Gwynplaine by Mark Stafford / interior art and cover of Heart of Darkness by Catherine Anyango

Inhumanity and darkness in literature: Continuing our month of shows about comics and literature, Alex Fitch talks to a trio of graphic novelists about adapting classic 19th century novels as sequential art. In a panel discussion recorded at Comica Comiket in 2011, David Hine and Mark Stafford discuss their adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Man who Laughs, a tale that has already cast a long shadow over comics, as the lead character Gwynplaine was supposedly an influence on the creation of The Joker. Also, fine artist Catherine Anyango discusses her visual approach to her 2010 adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, best known as the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, which sees her intricate pencilling style married with both text from the original novel and also Conrad’s The Congo Diary. (Originally broadcast 17/02/13 on Resonance 104.4 FM) (more…)

Today’s show: Inhumanity and darkness in literature

February 17, 2013

Tonight at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Inhumanity and darkness in literature

Cover of The Man who Laughs / sketch of Gwynplaine by Mark Stafford / interior art and cover of Heart of Darkness by Catherine Anyango

Cover of The Man who Laughs / sketch of Gwynplaine by Mark Stafford / interior art and cover of Heart of Darkness by Catherine Anyango

Continuing our month of shows about comics and literature, Alex Fitch talks to a trio of graphic novelists about adapting classic 19th century novels as sequential art. In a panel discussion recorded at Comica Comiket in 2011, David Hine and Mark Stafford discuss their adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Man who Laughs, a tale that has already cast a long shadow over comics, as the lead character Gwynplaine was supposedly an influence on the creation of The Joker. Also, fine artist Catherine Anyango discusses her visual approach to her 2010 adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, best known as the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now, which sees her intricate pencilling style married with both text from the original novel and also Conrad’s The Congo Diary.

6pm, Sunday 17th February 2013, repeated at 4.30pm, Tuesday 19th February, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Panel Borders: The Amazing Adventures of Fraction and Chabon

February 10, 2013 6 Comments

Covers of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay / ...of The Escapist by Michael Chabon, Casanova / Fantastic Four / FF by Matt Fraction et al.

Covers of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay / …of The Escapist by Michael Chabon, Casanova / Fantastic Four / FF by Matt Fraction et al.

The Amazing adventures of Fraction and Chabon Continuing a month of shows looking at the connections between sequential art and literature, Alex Fitch talks to writers Matt Fraction and Michael Chabon about their friendship, reading experiences outside of graphic novels and mutual love of comics. Matt Fraction is an award winning writer who has become one of the most important contributors to Marvel’s range of superhero comics, with runs on Iron Fist, Thor and Iron Man under his belt, his new assignment is the continuing adventures of The Fantastic Four and their extended family. Fraction also has indie credentials from his ongoing European style spy series Casanova. Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay”, a chronicle of the comic book industry in the middle decades of the 20th Century, (more…)

Today’s show: The amazing adventures of Fraction and Chabon

February 10, 2013

Tonight at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: The amazing adventures of Fraction and Chabon

Covers of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay / ...of The Escapist by Michael Chabon, Casanova / Fantastic Four / FF by Matt Fraction et al.

Covers of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay / …of The Escapist by Michael Chabon, Casanova / Fantastic Four / FF by Matt Fraction et al.

Continuing a month of shows looking at the connections between sequential art and literature, Alex Fitch talks to writers Matt Fraction and Michael Chabon about their friendship, reading experiences outside of graphic novels and mutual love of comics. Matt Fraction is an award winning writer who has become one of the most important contributors to Marvel’s range of superhero comics, with runs on Iron Fist, Thor and Iron Man under his belt, his new assignment is the continuing adventures of The Fantastic Four and their extended family. Fraction also has indie credentials from his ongoing European style spy series Casanova. Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay”, a chronicle of the comic book industry in the middle decades of the 20th Century, which he continued in the pages of the comic book series The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, that saw the author write his first comic book script, plus the publication of Will Eisner’s final story to feature The Spirit.

6pm, Sunday 10th February 2013, repeated at 4.30pm, Tuesday 12th February, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Panel Borders: Swedish thrillers and dark Sci-Fi fantasy

February 3, 2013

Covers of A Sickness in the family, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo parts 1 and 2 by Denise Mina et al., Razorjack issue 1 and Com.X collected edition by John Higgins, Double-Crossing novel by Michael Carroll

Covers of A Sickness in the family, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo parts 1 and 2 by Denise Mina et al., Razorjack issue 1 and Com.X collected edition by John Higgins, Double-Crossing novel by Michael Carroll

Swedish thrillers and dark Sci-Fi fantasy Starting a month about the links between comics and literature, Alex Fitch looks at an example of a series of books that are being adapted for comics and comics that are being continued as novels. Scots novelist Denise Mina discusses her adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy as a series of graphic novels for DC Comics, starting with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and writer / artist John Higgins explains the transition of his SF / horror comic series Razorjack into a series of books written by himself and other authors. (Originally broadcast 03/02/13 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…)

Today’s show: Swedish thrillers and dark Sci-Fi fantasy

February 3, 2013

Tonight at 6pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Swedish thrillers and dark Sci-Fi fantasy

Covers of A Sickness in the family, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo parts 1 and 2 by Denise Mina et al., Razorjack issue 1 and Com.X collected edition by John Higgins, Double-Crossing novel by Michael Carroll

Covers of A Sickness in the family, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo parts 1 and 2 by Denise Mina et al., Razorjack issue 1 and Com.X collected edition by John Higgins, Double-Crossing novel by Michael Carroll

Starting a month about the links between comics and literature, Alex Fitch looks at an example of a series of books that are being adapted for comics and comics that are being continued as novels. Scots novelist Denise Mina discusses her adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy as a series of graphic novels for DC Comics, starting with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and writer / artist John Higgins explains the transition of his SF / horror comic series Razorjack into a series of books written by himself and other authors.

6pm, Sunday 3rd February 2013, repeated at 4.30pm, Tuesday 5th February, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at http://www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Adapting prose for manga, games and genre comics

May 28, 2009 11 Comments

Panel Borders:
 
Adapting prose for manga, games and genre comics

Broadcast 28/05/09 in an edited version as an episode of Strip! on Resonance FM

Covers to Dead Space - the comic, issues 1 to 3 by Antony Johnston and Ben Templesmith

Covers to Dead Space, the comic – issues 1 to 3 by Antony Johnston and Ben Templesmith

Concluding adaptation and inspiration month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to writer and graphic designer Antony Johnston about combining text and image in comics and other media from his illustrated novella Frightening Curves to enriching the computer game he scripted – Dead Space – with a comic book prequel and interactive websites. Alex and Antony also talk about the latter’s influences, writing the new Wolverine Manga and adapting the prose work of Alan Moore and Anthony Horowitz into comic book format.

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
Read a partial transcript of this interview at www.sci-fi-london.com

Links: Antony’s website – www.antonyjohnston.com and pages on wikipedia and google books
Interview about, interactive website and review of Dead Space
Oni Press’ official Wasteland website
Avatar Press microsite about Antony’s first collaboration with Alan Moore – The Courtyard
Extracts from Antony’s Alex Rider adaptations at lovereading4kids.co.uk
Review of Wolverine manga
Join our facebook group

Comics / sci-fi news:

Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…

plus:

LUC @ 176

The one month countdown starts now!

London Underground Comics’ latest event takes place at the 176 Project Space in Chalk Farm, London and features over 40 of the UK and beyond’s finest small press creators selling their wares in one of north London’s most beautiful gallery spaces.
Free tea and coffee, live DJs, animation projected on the 40 foot wall of the gallery and much more.

Exhibitors include: .
Oli Smith, Oliver Lambden, Sean Azzopardi, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, David Baillie, Douglas Noble, Marc Ellerby, Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen,Jake Harold, Dan Lester, Francesca Cassavetti, Sally-Anne Hickman, Richy K Chandler, Josceline Fenton, Phil Spence, Paul Rainey, Howard Hardiman and many more…

27th June, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
More info: londonundergroundcomics.com / www.projectspace176.com

Today’s show: Adapting prose for manga, games and genre comics

May 28, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Adapting prose for manga, games and genre comics

Covers to Dead Space - the comic, issues 1 to 3 by Antony Johnston and Ben Templesmith

Covers to Dead Space, the comic - issues 1 to 3 by Antony Johnston and Ben Templesmith

Concluding adaptation and inspiration month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to writer and graphic designer Antony Johnston about combining text and image in comics and other media from his illustrated novella Frightening Curves to enriching the computer game he scripted – Dead Space – with a comic book prequel and interactive websites. Alex and Antony also talk about the latter’s influences, writing the new Wolverine Manga and adapting the prose work of Alan Moore and Anthony Horowitz into comic book format.

5pm 28/05/09, repeated 11.30pm 31/05/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast online tonight…

Links: Antony’s website – www.antonyjohnston.com and pages on wikipedia and google books
Interview about, interactive website and review of Dead Space
Oni Press’ official Wasteland website
Avatar Press microsite about Antony’s first collaboration with Alan Moore – The Courtyard
Extracts from Antony’s Alex Rider adaptations at lovereading4kids.co.uk
Review of Wolverine manga
Join our facebook group

Comics / sci-fi news:
Kamishibai.org is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…

plus:
LUC @ 176

The one month countdown starts now!

London Underground Comics’ latest event takes place at the 176 Project Space in Chalk Farm, London and features over 40 of the UK and beyond’s finest small press creators selling their wares in one of north London’s most beautiful gallery spaces.
Free tea and coffee, live DJs, animation projected on the 40 foot wall of the gallery and much more.

Exhibitors include: .
Oli Smith, Oliver Lambden, Sean Azzopardi, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, David Baillie, Douglas Noble, Marc Ellerby, Jamie McKelvie, Kieron Gillen,Jake Harold, Dan Lester, Francesca Cassavetti, Sally-Anne Hickman, Richy K Chandler, Josceline Fenton, Phil Spence, Paul Rainey, Howard Hardiman and many more…

27th June, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT
More info: londonundergroundcomics.com / www.projectspace176.com