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 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.

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Caption podcast: Kate Brown and Paul Duffield

July 29, 2012

Art from FreakAngels by Paul Duffield and The Lost Boy by Kate Brown

Art from FreakAngels by Paul Duffield and The Lost Boy by Kate Brown

Kate Brown and Paul Duffield: In the latest episode of the Caption Podcast, and the first to have been recorded at Caption small press festival 2011; Alex Fitch hosts a discussion between cartoonists Kate Brown and Paul Duffield about their comics and working practices. Kate and Paul are both alumni of the Manga Shakespeare line published by Self Made Hero and bring subtle, illustrative lines to their work, with washes of colour and and obvious interest in Manga. The two creators discuss sharing a studio, bouncing ideas off each other and working on children’s comics such as The DFC and The Phoenix as well as their first graphic novels. (more…)

Caption podcast: John Miers – The Tower of Babel

June 24, 2012

Excerpt from The Tower of Babel by John Miers

Excerpt from The Tower of Babel by John Miers

John Miers – The Tower of Babel: In the second exclusive Caption podcast, we have a recording of John Miers’ talk about his project The Tower of Babel which adapts the Book of Genesis as a giant silent comic that explores aspects of pre-written communication and language. Recorded at Caption small press festival, Oxford 2010.

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

Links: Download John’s powerpoint presentation, to accompany his talk (more…)

Caption podcast: Web comics

June 7, 2012 6 Comments

David O Connell, Sydney Padua, P.J. Holden, Philipa Rice, Liz Lunney and Paul Gravett at Caption 2010, photo by Terry Wiley

David O’Connell, Sydney Padua, P.J. Holden, Philipa Rice, Liz Lunney and Paul Gravett at Caption 2010, photo by Terry Wiley

Web Comics: In the first exclusive Caption podcast, Paul Gravett discusses webcomics with a variety of young creators including P.J. Holden, Liz Lunney, Tim Winchester, Philipa Rice, Sydney Padua and David O’Connell, whose work varies from cardboard cutouts to historical fiction. Recorded at Caption small press comics festival, 2010.

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

Links: Liz Lunney / Sydney Padua / Philipa Rice websites
P.J. Holden / Timothy Winchester / David O’Connell websites
Paul Gravett’s
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Panel Borders: Comic Book Caption(s)

August 4, 2011 5 Comments

Panel Borders:

Comic Book Caption(s)

Will Morgan, Al Davison and P.J. Holden sell their wares at Caption and other locations

Will Morgan, Al Davison and P.J. Holden sell their wares at Caption and other locations

Starting a month of shows about comic book shops, we have three interviews recorded at Oxford’s small press comics convention ‘Caption’. Alex Fitch talks to Doctor Who comic illustrator Al Davison, who runs a graphic novels and art supply shop in Coventry and to former Gay Comics writer Will Morgan, one of the proprietors of a comic book shop in Putney which specialises in classic British titles. Also, 2000AD artist P.J. Holden is interviewed by comics journalist Matt Badham, about the shops he frequented while growing up in Belfast.

Read Alex’s article about Caption in The Oxford Journal

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: Will Morgan‘s shop 30th Century Comics, Putney
Will’s profile on prismcomics.org
Buy Prime Cuts by Will Morgan writing as Howard Strangroom from amazon.co.uk

Al Davison‘s shop The Astral Gypsy, Coventry
Al’s Astral Gypsy and Muscle Memory blogs
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Al Davison about Doctor Who comics

P.J. Holden‘s website
Articles about P.J. at Irish Comic News
Additional interview with P.J. by Matt Badham about breaking in to 2000AD

Caption website
Selina Locke’s photos of Caption 2010
Matt Badham’s blog
2000AD online

Recommended events:

Caption Comics festival 2011

Oxford’s small press comics festival is taking place this weekend, the 6th and 7th of August at the East Oxford Community centre.
Guests include Al Davison, Ian Culbard, Kate Brown, Paul Rainey, David O’Connell and Paul Duffield and tickets are a very reasonable five pounds per day, plus workshops on comic book creating, the annual Caption auction featuring original art pages and new pieces by attending creators and much, much more…

Find more info at www.caption.org

New Comic Internship at londonprintstudio for 21-25 Year Olds

Do you enjoy telling tall tales or scribbling stories? Do you love reading graphic novels, comics or picture books? Then look no further!

londonprintstudio is offering five carefully chosen 21-25 year olds the chance to…
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Panel Borders: The art of P.J. Holden

August 4, 2011 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

The art of P.J. Holden

Excerpt from a Judge Dredd strip by P.J. Holden and Gordon Rennie

Excerpt from a Judge Dredd strip by P.J. Holden and Gordon Rennie

A special online exclusive episode of Panel Borders – in an interview recorded at Oxford’s Caption comic book festival in 2010, comics journalist Matt Badham talks to 2000AD artist P.J. Holden about his work, from his formative years combining art and computers to getting his first Judge Dredd assignment and his most recent projects.

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 Alex Fitch’s article about Caption in The Oxford Journal

Links: P.J.’s website
Matt Badham’s blog
Caption website
2000AD online
Listen to the companion podcast to this interview in which P.J. talks to Matt about his formative years in Belfast and Alex Fitch talks to Al Davison and Will Morgan about Caption

Recommended events:

Caption Comics festival 2011

Oxford’s small press comics festival is taking place this weekend, the 6th and 7th of August at the East Oxford Community centre.
Guests include Al Davison, Ian Culbard, Kate Brown, Paul Rainey, David O’Connell and Paul Duffield and tickets are a very reasonable five pounds per day, plus workshops on comic book creating, the annual Caption auction featuring original art pages and new pieces by attending creators and much, much more…

Find more info at www.caption.org

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Panel Borders: Women of Caption

February 24, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Women of Caption

Partially broadcast 24th February 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Jeremy Day and Philippa Rice prepare activities at Caption, photos by Selina Lock

Jeremy Day and Philippa Rice prepare activities at Caption, photos by Selina Lock

Concluding Women in Comics month on Panel Borders, Alex Fitch presents three interviews conducted at the small press comics convention Caption held in Oxford last Summer. Selina Lock and Jeremy Day discuss the history of the convention, how it has changed over the years and the various events they’ve been involved with at the East Oxford Community Centre. Alex also talks to Philippa Rice, creator of the comic My Cardboard Life, who was one of the people involved in running a collectible dinosaur sticker game at this convention and at other comics events.

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: Caption website
Jeremy Day’s website
Selina Lock’s flickr page
Fact or Fiction Press website
Philippa Rice’s webcomic: mycardboardlife.com

Recommended events:

Young Graphic Novel Festival, Islington

Childrens’ workshops:

Sally Kindberg – Saturday February 26 ,11am – 12, Ages 8 – 11, 10 places
North Library, Manor Gardens, N7 6JX 020 7527 7840
More info: http://www.islington.gov.uk/Education/Libraries/whatsnewlibraries

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Panel Borders: The art of Melinda Gebbie

February 17, 2011 7 Comments

Panel Borders:

The art of Melinda Gebbie

Partially broadcast 17th February 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Comics containing art by Melinda Gebbie: Wimmens Comix #7, Lost Girls #1, Tomorrow stories #5

Comics containing art by Melinda Gebbie: Wimmens Comix #7, Lost Girls #1, Tomorrow stories #5

Continuing this month’s series of shows about female comic creators, we’re proud to broadcast a talk given by American comic book artist Melinda Gebbie about her work, from being featured in the renowned underground comics anthology Wimmen’s Comix in the 1970s to working as an animator in the 1980s on such films as When the wind blows to her collaborations with Alan Moore such as Lost Girls and Cobweb from the 1990s to the present day. Recorded at the Oxford Small Press Comics festival, Caption in Summer 2010. Interview conducted by Jenni Scott, edited and introduced 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: Wikipedia page on Melinda Gebbie
Lambiek page on Wimmen’s Comic
Sarah McIntyre’s report about Caption 2011
Caption website
Read posts by Jenni Scott at factorfictionpress.co.uk

Listen to Alex Fitch’s interview with Alan Moore about Lost Girls: part one / part two / video

Recommended events:

Young Graphic Novel Festival, Islington

Childrens’ workshops:

Gary Northfield – Thursday February 24, 10.30am – 12, Ages 8 – 11, 10 places
John Barnes Library, 275 Camden Rd., N7 0JN 020 7527 7900
+ Thursday February 24, 2.30pm – 4, Ages 8 – 11, 10 places
Finsbury Library, 245 St. John St., EC1V 4NB 020 7527 7960

Sally Kindberg – Saturday February 26 ,11am – 12, Ages 8 – 11, 10 places
North Library, Manor Gardens, N7 6JX 020 7527 7840
More info: http://www.islington.gov.uk/Education/Libraries/whatsnewlibraries

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