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: Local Anthologies

October 12, 2015

Today at 8pm on Resonance FM, Panel Borders: Local Anthologies

Issues 3 -5 of Girl Frenzy by Erica Smith / Alice White, Nich Angell, (Jon Lock) and Alex Fitch discuss Big Punch Magazine

Issues 3 -5 of Girl Frenzy by Erica Smith / Alice White, Nich Angell, (Jon Lock) and Alex Fitch discuss Big Punch Magazine

Continuing the new series of Panel Borders as an hour long monthly show, Alex Fitch talks to a quartet of young comic book creators and an editor / graphic designer, about anthology titles that utilise local talent. Cartoonist Erica Smith recalls her influential zine Girl Frenzy, made by Brightonians in the 1990s in an interview recorded at Cartoon County, Hove.

Also, Gloucestershire based graphic novelists Nich Angell, Lucy Brown, Jon Lock and Alice White discuss Big Punch Magazine and other titles created together and apart under the umbrella of Big Punch Studios, in a panel discussion from the ‘True Believers’ comic convention in Cheltenham.

Panel Borders continues on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.

8pm Tues 13th October, repeated 9am Wednesday 14th October 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Taboo and other anthologies

September 30, 2012 3 Comments

Covers of Shell Shock, Taboo issues 4 and 1, 1963 issue 3 and proposed Tales of the Uncanny cover

Covers of Shell Shock, Taboo issues 4 and 1, 1963 issue 3 and proposed Tales of the Uncanny cover

Taboo and other anthologies: In the last of our month of shows on comic book anthologies, Alex Fitch talks to Kevin Eastman and Steve Bissette, co-publisher and editor respectively, of the ground-breaking horror periodical Taboo, which included the first instalments of Alan Moore’s From Hell and Lost Girls as well as work by Neil Gaiman, Moebius, S. Clay Wilson, Eddie Campbell and more. Kevin also discusses letting other creators draw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in his Shell Shock collection and elsewhere, and Steve talks about the travails of the Image Comics 1963 project, and the return of his characters in the forthcoming sequel anthology Tales of the Uncanny – N-Man and Friends. (Originally broadcast in an edited version 30/09/12 on Resonance FM)
Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download. (more…)

Today’s show: Taboo and other anthologies

September 30, 2012 1 Comment

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Panel Borders: Taboo and other anthologies

Covers of Shell Shock, Taboo issues 4 and 1, 1963 issue 3 and proposed Tales of the Uncanny cover

Covers of Shell Shock, Taboo issues 4 and 1, 1963 issue 3 and proposed Tales of the Uncanny cover

In the last of our month of shows on comic book anthologies, Alex Fitch talks to Kevin Eastman and Steve Bissette, co-publisher and editor respectively, of the ground-breaking horror periodical Taboo, which included the first instalments of Alan Moore’s From Hell and Lost Girls as well as work by Neil Gaiman, Moebius, S. Clay Wilson, Eddie Campbell and more. Kevin also discusses letting other creators draw the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in his Shell Shock collection and elsewhere, and Steve talks about the travails of the Image Comics 1963 project, and the return of his characters in the forthcoming sequel anthology Tales of the Uncanny – N-Man and Friends.

8pm, Sunday 30th September 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Steve Bissette’s website and shop where you can buy Taboo
Kevin Eastman’s website (more…)

Reality Check: 35 years of 2000AD – Pencils and paint

September 27, 2012 2 Comments

2000AD covers by Kev Hopgood and Henry Flint

2000AD covers by Kev Hopgood and Henry Flint

35 years of 2000AD – Pencils and paint: In a companion podcast to a recent edition of Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of iconic artists, responsible for illustrating many of 2000AD‘s most memorable characters to celebrate the title’s 35th anniversary year. Kev Hopgood has drawn Judge Dredd, Future Shocks and Harlem Heroes, before going on to co-create War Machine in the American Iron Man comic; while Henry Flint has rendered memorable runs on Nemesis the Warlock, Rogue Trooper and ABC Warriors.
(Expanded podcast of the second half of a Clear Spot, broadcast 16/09/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

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 (more…)

Panel Borders: 35 years of 2000AD – Words and letters

September 26, 2012 1 Comment

Covers of 2000AD progs 1799 and 1800 featuring a promotional image from Dredd and art by Chris Weston and Simon Bisley

Covers of 2000AD progs 1799 and 1800 featuring a promotional image from Dredd and art by Chris Weston and Simon Bisley

35 years of 2000AD – Words and letters: Continuing our month of shows about comic book anthologies, Alex Fitch talks to Matt Smith about editing 2000AD and writing prose adventures of Judge Dredd, to David Baillie about penning Future Shocks, and to Annie Parkhouse about lettering “the galaxy’s greatest comic” in its 35th anniversary year. Matt also discusses penning a comic strip prequel to Dredd 3D in the latest Megazine, David discusses the concept of ‘selling out’ as a small press creator and Annie talks about her travails with international creators on American comic books. (Originally broadcast as the first half of a Clear Spot, 26/09/12 on Resonance FM)

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download. (more…)

Today’s show: 35 years of 2000AD

September 26, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Clear Spot: 35 years of 2000AD

Covers of 2000AD progs 1799 and 1800 featuring a promotional image from Dredd and art by Chris Weston and Simon Bisley

Covers of 2000AD progs 1799 and 1800 featuring a promotional image from Dredd and art by Chris Weston and Simon Bisley

In an hour long programme to compliment this month’s series of Panel Borders on comic book anthologies, tonight’s Clear Spot looks at “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic”, 2000AD in its 35th anniversary year, alongside the release of a new Dredd movie, featuring the comic’s longest running character.

Alex Fitch discusses the recently released 1800th issue of the comic with editor Matt Smith; the process of writing Future Shocks with small press creator David Baillie; the drawing of memorable strips such as Harlem Heroes and Nemesis the Warlock with artists Kev Hopgood and Henry Flint; and the art of putting words in the mouth of indestructible lawman Judge Dredd with letterer Annie Parkhouse.

8pm, Wednesday 26th September 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / two extended podcasts after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Aces Weekly

September 23, 2012 7 Comments

Clockwise from top left, art from Aces Weekly by: David Lloyd, David Leach, Kev Hopgood and John McCrea

Clockwise from top left, art from Aces Weekly by: David Lloyd, David Leach, Kev Hopgood and John McCrea

Aces Weekly: Continuing our month of shows about anthologies, Alex Fitch talks to the creator and co-editor – David Lloyd – of a new weekly digital comics anthology, Aces Weekly. Alex also talks to three of the other contributors – David Leach, John McCrea and Kev Hopgood – about their new strips which will feature in the title and how the creators hope this will open up a new market for British comics in a brand new format.

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.

Links: Aces Weekly official website and facebook page (more…)

Today’s show: Aces Weekly

September 23, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Panel Borders: Aces Weekly

Clockwise from top left, art from Aces Weekly by: David Lloyd, David Leach, Kev Hopgood and John McCrea

Clockwise from top left, art from Aces Weekly by: David Lloyd, David Leach, Kev Hopgood and John McCrea

Continuing our month of shows about anthologies, Alex Fitch talks to the creator and co-editor – David Lloyd – of a new weekly digital comics anthology, Aces Weekly. Alex also talks to three of the other contributors – David Leach, John McCrea and Kev Hopgood – about their new strips which will feature in the title and how the creators hope this will open up a new market for British comics in a brand new format.

8pm, Sunday 23rd September 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Aces Weekly official website and facebook page (more…)

Panel Borders: The Phoenix

September 16, 2012 2 Comments

Cover of The Phoenix, art from Corpse Talk, Blimpville, The Pirates of Pangaea, Long Gone Don

Cover of The Phoenix, art from Corpse Talk, Blimpville, The Pirates of Pangaea, Long Gone Don

The Phoenix: In the first of a new series of Panel Borders, we start a month of shows looking at comic book anthologies with a recording of a panel discussion of the children’s comic The Phoenix. Creators Daniel Hartwell (writer: ‘Pirates of the Pangaea’), Neill Cameron (artist: ‘Pirates of the Pangaea’), Adam Murphy (‘Corpse Talk’), Robin Etherington (writer: ‘Long Gone Don’) and Patrice Aggs (‘Blimpville’) discuss creating serialised comics for children and how the title rose from the ashes of The DFC – hosted by David O’Connell (‘Tozo: The Public Servant’) and recorded live at Caption Festival, Oxford.

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download. (more…)

Today’s show: The Phoenix

September 16, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Panel Borders: The Phoenix

Cover of The Phoenix, art from Corpse Talk, Blimpville, The Pirates of Pangaea, Long Gone Don

Cover of The Phoenix, art from Corpse Talk, Blimpville, The Pirates of Pangaea, Long Gone Don

In the first of a new series of Panel Borders, we start a month of shows looking at comic book anthologies with a recording of a panel discussion of the children’s comic The Phoenix. Creators Daniel Hartwell (writer: ‘Pirates of the Pangaea’), Neill Cameron (artist: ‘Pirates of the Pangaea’), Adam Murphy (‘Corpse Talk’), Robin Etherington (writer: ‘Long Gone Don’) and Patrice Aggs (‘Blimpville’) discuss creating serialised comics for children and how the title rose from the ashes of The DFC – hosted by David O’Connell (‘Tozo: The Public Servant’) and recorded live at Caption Festival, Oxford.

8pm, Sunday 16th September 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: The Phoenix official website
Caption festival website (more…)

Laydeez do podcasts: Promoting comics

September 7, 2012 1 Comment

Laydeez do podcasts logo

Charles Hatfield, photo by Reanna Delgadillo, Jay Eales and Selina Lock, photo by Andy Luke

Charles Hatfield, photo by Reanna Delgadillo, Jay Eales and Selina Lock, photo by Andy Luke

Promoting comics: In two talks recorded at Laydeez do comics, the first in a new season of Laydeez do podcasts, Charles Hatfield talks about comics academia and Jay Eales and Selina Lock discuss publishing The Girly Comic. Hatfield is the author of ‘Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature’ and ‘Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby’ and discusses introducing comics to English literature students. Jay and Selina also talk about helming the Caption small press festival in Oxford for a number of years and producing their own small press comics.
(Recorded by Nicola Streeten, edited by Alex Fitch) (more…)

Laydeez do podcasts: London Print Studio Comics Collective

May 23, 2011 2 Comments

Laydeez do Podcasts:
Laydeez do podcasts logo

London Print Studio Comics Collective

London Print Studio Comics Collective logo

London Print Studio Comics Collective logo

In this month’s podcast we have a recording of two talks by the London Print Studio Comics Collective – Isabel Greenberg, Rachel Emily Taylor, William Goldsmith, Joe Kelly and Freya Harrisson – alongside mentor Karrie Franzman and LPS director John Philips. Karrie and her protégés talk about their work, visiting the Angoulême comics festival in France, the process of getting published and how the internship has improved their artistic practice.
(Introduced and edited by Alex Fitch, recorded by Nicola Streeten)

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: London Print Studio Comics Collective blog
London Print Studio website
Panel Borders interviews with Karrie Franzman and Isabel Greenberg

Info about Laydeez do comics
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Panel Borders: Nobrow Press

April 28, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Nobrow Press

Partially broadcast 28th April 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Interior of People I have never met by Nick White, Exterior and interior of A Graphic Cosmogony published by Nobrow Press

Interior of People I have never met by Nick White, Exterior and interior of A Graphic Cosmogony published by Nobrow Press

This week’s show concludes our month of shows about comic book anthologies and collectives. In today’s episode Dickon Harris talks to Nick White and Alex Spiro from Nobrow Press in an interview recorded at the launch of their anthology “A Graphic Cosmogony” at the London Print Studio in November 2010 and Dickon is chatting to Nick and Alex about the history of Nobrow and the unique graphic design sensibilities and use of colour by the publishing company. (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: Original listing of the event at London Print Studio
Nobrow Press website www.nobrow.net
Review of A Graphic Cosmogny at itsnicethat.com

Recommended events:

Comics @ SCI-FI-LONDON

A two day festival about the best of British Comics from the last 30 years in a lovely new space – The Blue Room – at BFI Southbank.

The event includes panel discussions, workshops, talks, a film preview and signings, with guests including Al Davison (IDW Doctor Who comic), Tom Humberstone (Solipsistic Pop), David Hine (Batman), China Miéville (Kraken), Denise Mina (The Field Of Blood), Alice Duke (Self Made Hero), Mark Stafford (Cherubs), Ian Edginton (Victorian Undead), Martin Fisher (Battle among the stars), Huw J. Davies (Freeman), Edward Ross (Parasites!), Roger Mason (The Mice), Paul Collicutt (Robot City adventures), Phillipa Rice (My Cardboard Life), Alex Milway (The Mythical 9th Division), Eddie Robson (Doctor Who adventures), (Singer / songwriter) V.V. Brown, (film-maker) David Allain, (artist) John Spelling (all City of Abacus), Lee O’Connor (Ctrl Alt Delete unmasks corruption), Zarina LiewYuri KoreClio Millett (Manga Jiman winners), Matt Jones (BERG design) and Matthew Sheret (Paper Science)

The Blue Room, BFI Southbank, 30th April / 1st May, 10am – 5pm

More info at www.scifilondon.com/bficomics

Further information is available in the May BFI Southbank programme and at www.bfi.org.uk/southbank
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Today’s show: Nobrow Press

April 28, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Nobrow Press

Interior of People I have never met by Nick White, Exterior and interior of A Graphic Cosmogony published by Nobrow Press

Interior of People I have never met by Nick White, Exterior and interior of A Graphic Cosmogony published by Nobrow Press

This week’s show concludes our month of shows about comic book anthologies and collectives. In today’s episode Dickon Harris talks to Nick White and Alex Spiro from Nobrow Press in an interview recorded at the launch of their anthology “A Graphic Cosmogony” at the London Print Studio in November 2010 and Dickon is chatting to Nick and Alex about the history of Nobrow and the unique graphic design sensibilities and use of colour by the publishing company. (Edited by Alex Fitch)

5pm, Thursday 28/04/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Original listing of the event at London Print Studio
Nobrow Press website www.nobrow.net
Review of A Graphic Cosmogny at itsnicethat.com

Recommended events:

Comics @ SCI-FI-LONDON

A two day festival about the best of British Comics from the last 30 years in a lovely new space – The Blue Room – at BFI Southbank.

The event includes panel discussions, workshops, talks, a film preview and signings, with guests including Al Davison (IDW Doctor Who comic), Tom Humberstone (Solipsistic Pop), David Hine (Batman), China Miéville (Kraken), Denise Mina (The Field Of Blood), Alice Duke (Self Made Hero), Mark Stafford (Cherubs), Ian Edginton (Victorian Undead), Martin Fisher (Battle among the stars), Huw J. Davies (Freeman), Edward Ross (Parasites!), Roger Mason (The Mice), Paul Collicutt (Robot City adventures), Phillipa Rice (My Cardboard Life), Alex Milway (The Mythical 9th Division), Eddie Robson (Doctor Who adventures), (Singer / songwriter) V.V. Brown, (film-maker) David Allain, (artist) John Spelling (all City of Abacus), Lee O’Connor (Ctrl Alt Delete unmasks corruption), Zarina LiewYuri KoreClio Millett (Manga Jiman winners), Matt Jones (BERG design) and Matthew Sheret (Paper Science)

The Blue Room, BFI Southbank, 30th April / 1st May, 10am – 5pm

More info at www.scifilondon.com/bficomics

Further information is available in the May BFI Southbank programme and at www.bfi.org.uk/southbank
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Panel Borders: Dan Dare in the 20th Century

April 21, 2011 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

Dan Dare in the 20th Century

Partially broadcast 21st April 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Three anthologies featuring Dan Dare: The Eagle, 2000AD and 1980s Eagle comic

Three anthologies featuring Dan Dare: The Eagle, 2000AD and 1980s Eagle comic

Continuing our month of shows about collectives and anthologies, we have a recording of a panel discussion from Sci-Fi London in 2010, celebrating the continuing popularity of the iconic British Space Hero whose first appearance in The Eagle was published in April 1950. Comics editor and writer John Freeman (The Science Service / Ex Astris) talks to a quartet of artists and writers who have created new adventures for the lantern jawed pilot in more recent years.

These include: Garry Leach, who drew Dan’s return to print in 2000AD, ten years after the end of the original Eagle, in the late 1970s and more recently covers for Virgin comics’ revival of the ‘Pilot of the future’ in 2008;
Rian Hughes, who drew the Eagle inspired comic The Science Service in 1989 and then the Mekon’s final revenge in the Thatcherite satire Dare in the adult comics Revolver and Crisis a year later;
Gary Erskine, who drew Dan Dare’s most recent official comic book adventures in the Virgin Comics periodical of the same name; and
Rod Barzilay,
the editor and one of the writers of Spaceship Away, a small press Dan Dare magazine that has continued the original adventures of Spacefleet where the 1950s Eagle left off over the past decade.

This recording covers Dare’s appearance in print from the 1950s to the 1980s. (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 the podcast of the second half of this panel recording

Links: Original listing of the event at Sci-Fi London
Wikipedia page on Dan Dare
Spaceship Away magazine website
John Freeman’s British Comics news website – Down the tubes
Rian Hughes’ website www.devicefonts.co.uk
Gary Erskine online
Buy original Garry Leach art from artdroids.co.uk

Recommended events:

25 years of John Constantine: Hellblazer at SCI-FI-LONDON

To belatedly celebrate the 25th anniversary of the start of the ongoing Hellblazer comic, for the inaugural event of this year’s London International Science-Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival, Sci-Fi London is proud to present a panel of Constantine creators – Jamie Delano, David Lloyd, Andy Diggle and Peter Milligan – in an on stage Q and A about their experiences of working on the comic and related graphic novels.
The panel is followed by a screening of the movie Constantine (2005).
5pm, Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London.

Tickets / more info: www.sci-fi-london.com/festival

Comics @ SCI-FI-LONDON

A two day festival about the best of British Comics from the last 30 years in a lovely new space – The Blue Room – at BFI Southbank.
(more…)

Today’s show: Dan Dare in the 20th Century

April 21, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Dan Dare in the 20th Century

Three anthologies featuring Dan Dare: The Eagle, 2000AD and 1980s Eagle comic

Three anthologies featuring Dan Dare: The Eagle, 2000AD and 1980s Eagle comic

Continuing our month of shows about collectives and anthologies, we have a recording of a panel discussion from Sci-Fi London in 2010, celebrating the continuing popularity of the iconic British Space Hero whose first appearance in The Eagle was published in April 1950. Comics editor and writer John Freeman (The Science Service / Ex Astris) talks to a quartet of artists and writers who have created new adventures for the lantern jawed pilot in more recent years.

These include: Garry Leach, who drew Dan’s return to print in 2000AD, ten years after the end of the original Eagle, in the late 1970s and more recently covers for Virgin comics’ revival of the ‘Pilot of the future’ in 2008;
Rian Hughes, who drew the Eagle inspired comic The Science Service in 1989 and then the Mekon’s final revenge in the Thatcherite satire Dare in the adult comics Revolver and Crisis a year later;
Gary Erskine, who drew Dan Dare’s most recent official comic book adventures in the Virgin Comics periodical of the same name; and
Rod Barzilay,
the editor and one of the writers of Spaceship Away, a small press Dan Dare magazine that has continued the original adventures of Spacefleet where the 1950s Eagle left off over the past decade.

This recording covers Dare’s appearance in print from the 1950s to the 1980s. (Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch)

5pm, Thursday 21/04/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Original listing of the event at Sci-Fi London
Wikipedia page on Dan Dare
Spaceship Away magazine website
John Freeman’s British Comics news website – Down the tubes
Rian Hughes’ website www.devicefonts.co.uk
Gary Erskine online
Buy original Garry Leach art from artdroids.co.uk

Recommended events:

25 years of John Constantine: Hellblazer at SCI-FI-LONDON

To belatedly celebrate the 25th anniversary of the start of the ongoing Hellblazer comic, for the inaugural event of this year’s London International Science-Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival, Sci-Fi London is proud to present a panel of Constantine creators – Jamie Delano, David Lloyd, Andy Diggle and Peter Milligan – in an on stage Q and A about their experiences of working on the comic and related graphic novels.
The panel is followed by a screening of the movie Constantine (2005).
5pm, Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London.

Tickets / more info: www.sci-fi-london.com/festival

Comics @ SCI-FI-LONDON

A two day festival about the best of British Comics from the last 30 years in a lovely new space – The Blue Room – at BFI Southbank.
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Panel Borders: Spring conventions

April 14, 2011 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

Spring conventions

Partially broadcast 14th April 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Sprit of Hope cover by Mike Allred, panel from The Bulletproof Coffin by Shaky Kane, cover of Tripwire digital issue 001

Sprit of Hope cover by Mike Allred, panel from The Bulletproof Coffin by Shaky Kane, cover of Tripwire digital issue 001

Continuing our month of shows about anthologies and collectives, we have a trio of interviews recorded at two recent comic book conventions in London. Recorded at Kapow!, Islington Design Centre (April 2011): Alex Fitch talks to editor Alan Cowsill and publisher Tim Pilcher (Comic Book Alliance) about the comic book anthology Spirit of Hope that they’re bringing out to help raise funds to support the people of Japan after the recent Tsunami disaster and to Joel Meadows, editor of Tripwire about the new digital incarnation of his magazine about comics and pop culture. Also in an interview recorded at the London Comic and Small Press Expo, Goldsmiths College (March 2011), Dickon Harris talks to Shaky Kane about his career which has ranged from short pieces in a variety of anthologies such as 2000AD, Escape and Revolver to his serialised graphic novel, The Bulletproof Coffin, written by David Hine.

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: Wikipedia page on Shaky Kane
London Comic & Small Press Expo website

Article about Sprit of Hope at Geek Syndicate
Comic Book Alliance website

Tripwire magazine website
Panel Borders‘ previous interview with Joel Meadows about Tripwire, May 2008

Recommended events:

The London Zine Symposium, April 17th 2011

Workshops, talks and tables from around the world can be found at the 2011 London Zine Symposium, which is all about celebrating zines, small press, comix, radicals and DIY culture.
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Today’s show: Spring conventions

April 14, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Spring conventions

Sprit of Hope cover by Mike Allred, panel from The Bulletproof Coffin by Shaky Kane, cover of Tripwire digital issue 001

Sprit of Hope cover by Mike Allred, panel from The Bulletproof Coffin by Shaky Kane, cover of Tripwire digital issue 001

Continuing our month of shows about anthologies and collectives, we have a trio of interviews recorded at two recent comic book conventions in London. Recorded at Kapow!, Islington Design Centre (April 2011): Alex Fitch talks to editor Alan Cowsill and publisher Tim Pilcher (Comic Book Alliance) about the comic book anthology Spirit of Hope that they’re bringing out to help raise funds to support the people of Japan after the recent Tsunami disaster and to Joel Meadows, editor of Tripwire about the new digital incarnation of his magazine about comics and pop culture. Also in an interview recorded at the London Comic and Small Press Expo, Goldsmiths College (March 2011), Dickon Harris talks to Shaky Kane about his career which has ranged from short pieces in a variety of anthologies such as 2000AD, Escape and Revolver to his serialised graphic novel, The Bulletproof Coffin, written by David Hine.

5pm, Thursday 14/04/11, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Wikipedia page on Shaky Kane
London Comic & Small Press Expo website

Article about Sprit of Hope at Geek Syndicate
Comic Book Alliance website

Tripwire magazine website
Panel Borders‘ previous interview with Joel Meadows about Tripwire, May 2008

Recommended events:

The London Zine Symposium, April 17th 2011

Workshops, talks and tables from around the world can be found at the 2011 London Zine Symposium, which is all about celebrating zines, small press, comix, radicals and DIY culture.
(more…)

The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

April 8, 2011

The first Electric Sheep book is now available, a 260 page anthology of the latest cutting edge writing and illustration about film, themed around the concept of ‘the end’.

Cover of The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

Cover of The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

From the gutter to the avant-garde, The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology (Strange Attractor Press, £13.99) brings together a mind-bendingly eclectic programme of films, authors, artists and directors to create a unique new vision of cinema past, present and future.

Follow Electric Sheep into the darkness and you’ll find Bill Morrison’s chemical ghosts, the bad girls of 50s exploitation films, apocalyptic evangelical cinema, the human centipede, Spanish zombies, Japanese nihilists, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s lost masterpiece Inferno, Ingmar Bergman’s visions of the end and David Lynch’s soundtracks of decay.

Contributors include Jack Sargeant, author of Deathtrippping: The Extreme Underground; Jason Wood, author of The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema; James Rose, author of Beyond Hammer: Contemporary British Horror Cinema; Greg Klymkiw, producer of Guy Maddin’s Careful; Frances Morgan, former editor of Plan B Magazine; Jim Harper, author of Flowers From Hell: The Modern Japanese Horror Film; as well as the Brothers Quay, Vincenzo Natali and Peter Whitehead among many others.

Like the website and magazine formerly published by Wallflower Press, The End is edited by Virginie Sélavy and as with Electric Sheep’s other incarnations, 4% of the book is written by Alex Fitch (an article on zombie movies, see below, and interviews with Vincenzo Natali and Michael Almereyda) who commissioned the comic strip (by Pearlyn Quan and Simon Guerrier) and most of the illustrations.
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Panel Borders: Newspaper Comics

April 7, 2011 2 Comments

Panel Borders:

Newspaper Comics

Partially broadcast 7th April 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Interior of Paper Science no.1, exterior of The Comix Reader no.1

Interior of Paper Science no.1, exterior of The Comix Reader no.1

This week’s show begins a month of shows about anthologies and collectives; Alex Fitch talks to the editors of two comic book anthologies which are printed in newspaper form; Richard Cowdry about his anthology, The Comix Reader, a new 24 page newspaper anthology inspired by his love of old newspaper strips, cinema cartoons and his connections with the alternate press scene; and Matthew Sheret about his twice yearly anthology Paper Science, published through his company We are words and pictures, an anthology which showcases brilliant design and the best up and coming comic book creators.

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: More info about The Comix Reader at www.thecomixreader.com and Paper Science at www.wearewordsandpictures.com

Paper Science 4 will be launched at Sci-Fi London’s comic book weekend, which takes place at the BFI on London’s Southbank on 30th April and 1st May, a two day festival featuring panels, talks, workshops, screenings / tables for small press creators to sell their work and entry is free. More info at www.londoncomicsfestival.com

Laydeez do comics April 2011
Guest Speakers

Members of The London Print Studio Comics Collective will present their individual works.
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