The Atom Style part 2
Originally broadcast, in an edited version, 06/08/09 as part of the 8pm Clear Spot on Resonance 104.4 FM
Cover of Escape magazine issue 2 by Rian Hughes, edited by Paul Gravett
The second 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 comics historian and curator of the Atom Style exhibtion, Paul Gravett about the history of that aesthetic movement and its links with Clair Ligne / Clear Line comics made famous by Herge’s Adventures of Tintin. Paul championed the style and movement in his 1980s magazine Escape and Alex and Paul talk about the British artists he helped discover and the European artists he felt were being neglected by the public, then and now. (part 2 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 artists Garen Ewing and Woodrow Phoenix
Links: Info about the Atom Style exhibition at brusselscomics.com
Article on the Atom Style at www.paulgravett.com
Wikipedia pages on Paul Gravett, Rian Hughes and Hergé
Info about the Javier Mariscal exhibtion at The Design Museum in London
David O’Connell’s clair ligne webcomic Tozo
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This year’s Observer / Jonathan Cape and Manga Jiman competions are now on:
The Embassy of Japan’s annual manga-writing competition, open to anyone 14 years of age or over.
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.
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…