Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Panel Borders: Unbound Barking

October 3, 2018

Pages from Barking and sketch of Brighton Palace Pier by Lucy Sullivan

Pages from Barking and sketch of Brighton Palace Pier by Lucy Sullivan

Unbound Barking: In a pair of interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Hove, Alex Fitch looks at the output of new Graphic Novel publisher Unbound. Commissioning Editor Lizzie Kaye talks about the history of the company and how they are trying to create a new way of publishing comics, and artist Lucy Sullivan discusses her crowd funded graphic novel about mental illness: Barking, a dramatic and phantasmagorical look at depression.

Partially broadcast 2nd May 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London)

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

Links: Unbound pages on Barking, and other graphic novels from the publisher
Lucy Sullivan’s website
Cartoon County website and twitter

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Today’s show: Strip! – Blank Slate Publishing

April 30, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Blank Slate Publishing

Sparky Hare by Mawil (published in English by Blank Slate)

Sparky O'Hare by Mawil (published in English by Blank Slate)

Continuing comic book publishing month on Strip!: Alex Fitch interviews Kenny Penman who runs Blank Slate books, a new British publishing company that has been around for just under a year and have 4 books to their name so far including Ignatz award nominee Trains are mint. Alex and Kenny talk about what factors decide the choice of books he publishes, the travails of finding a market for new graphic novels in the middle of a credit crunch and how his history as one of the founders of Forbidden Planet International has helped his new career as a publisher.

5pm 30/04/09, repeated 11.30pm 03/05/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast available now

Links: Blank Slate’s website
Trains are mint website and blog
Mawil’s website (click on the word ‘welcome’ in the top left hand corner for the English version)

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:

Sci-Fi London 8

From Wednesday 29th April – Monday 4th May , at The Apollo Picadilly, Lower Regent Street, London, it’s the 8th London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film which includes premieres of The Hunt for Gollum, 20th Century Boys part 2, Stingray Sam, The Clone Returns Home, Cyborg She and many more.

Comic book events include a screening of Hardware preceeded by an extended, illustrated Q and A with Alex Fitch interviewing Kevin O’Neill, a Q and A with Marc Caro following a screening of The City of Lost Children and a panel discussion with Paul Cornell, Bryan Talbot and Paul Duffield.

More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

Panel Borders: Ed Pinsent and Fast Fiction

April 24, 2009 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Ed Pinsent and Fast Fiction

Originally broadcast 23/04/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Fast Fiction issue 11, cover art by Ed Pinsent

Fast Fiction issue 11, cover art by Ed Pinsent

Continuing comic book publishing month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to Ed Pinsent, the second editor of the 1980s small press anthology and market stall Fast Fiction, (following Phil Elliott and Paul Gravett respectively) which was a ground breaking publication in the history of British comics. Alex talks to Ed about his comic book work then and now, his processes of including work in the anthology and the reasons it came to an end.
Also in this episode we have a competition to win a complete set of Dare Comics’ The Hunter, so tune in / download the podcast for more details!

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: Ed’s comics website – http://comics.edpinsent.com, and music magazine The Sound Projector
Listen to Ed’s bands, Mystery Dick and Pestrepeller on our musical cousin Stand Up Comics
Listen to Eddie Campbell and Paul Gravett talk about Fast Fiction

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:

Sci-Fi London 8

From Wednesday 29th April – Monday 4th May , at The Apollo Picadilly, Lower Regent Street, London, it’s the 8th London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film which includes premieres of The Hunt for Gollum, 20th Century Boys part 2, Stingray Sam, The Clone Returns Home, Cyborg She and many more.

Comic book events include a screening of Hardware preceeded by an extended, illustrated Q and A with Alex Fitch interviewing Kevin O’Neill, a Q and A with Marc Caro following a screening of The City of Lost Children and a panel discussion with Paul Cornell, Bryan Talbot and Paul Duffield.

More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

also:

at Orbital comics:

A new exhibition of the art of Brendan McCarthy is being shown at London’s newest comic book store, ORBITAL COMICS. The show features images of Brendan’s comic book work for both UK and US publishers from over the last twenty years. Featuring a lost image from the graphic novel SKIN, some drawings from a new comic project, DREAMTREES, a number of published ARTOONS from the CRISIS period of the early 90’s and more pictures from Brendan’s archive of unpublished art.
Brendan is currently working on a new Spider-Man/Dr Strange mini series for Marvel Comics, out later this year.

Et aussi, writer / artist Tom Humberstone launches the collected edition of his Eagle award winning “How to date a girl in 10 days” on Friday May 1st from 7.30pm, with music, drink, original artwork in the gallery, and a chance to get your copy signed!
Print out the flyer at www.ventedspleen.com to ensure entry on the night…
ORBITAL COMICS is the UK’s newest major comic book store, located just off London’s famous Leicester Square.
Orbital Comics and Collectibles, 8 Great Newport Street, London, England WC2H 7JA
More info at: www.orbitalcomics.com

at Gosh! comics:

ALAN MOORE & KEVIN O’NEILL SIGNING AT GOSH! 2ND MAY, 2PM-5PM
Fans of Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill will not want to pass up an opportunity to meet these comics giants when they sign at Gosh! Comics on 2nd May, 2pm-5pm, to celebrate the release of the much anticipated League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910.
The first in a triptych of tales, each standing alone but together forming the backbone of a 216-page narrative spanning 1910-2008, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910 is an 80-page squarebound. Priced at an eminently reasonable £5.95, with 72 pages of comics and a serialised prose back-up, the return of the series doesn’t disappoint, leaving a thirst for further adventures to come. Gosh will fly in a limited quantity of 500 copies of the book especially for the event. As such, sadly, there will be a strict 2-copy limit on each customer, and we won’t be able to reserve books for those not attending – these 500 copies will be available only on the day of the signing, while stocks last. The book will see general UK release in late May.

For those craving a sneak-peek at this much anticipated series, an exhibition of original artwork from 1910 is now on display at Gosh!, where it will remain until the end of May. Don’t pass up this rare opportunity to see original art from one of the UK’s most original artists.

Gosh! Comics, 39 Great Russell St, WC1B 3NZ, on 2nd May, 2pm-5pm
More info at: www.goshlondon.com

and:

The London Zine Symposium

The London Zine Symposium is a annual event where people interested in zines, small-press, comics and/ or radical culture can get together, buy or sell zines and share ideas with each other. The idea is to build a stronger DIY network and community by having people meet up, chat, maybe participate in a workshop or two but definitely have a good time.
12-6pm, Sunday 3rd May 2009 @ the Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street (off Brick Lane, East London)
More info at www.londonzinesymposium.org.uk

Today’s show: Strip! – Ed Pinsent and Fast Fiction

April 23, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – Ed Pinsent and Fast Fiction

Fast Fiction issue 11, cover art by Ed Pinsent

Fast Fiction issue 11, cover art by Ed Pinsent

Continuing comic book publishing month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to Ed Pinsent, the second editor of the 1980s small press anthology and market stall Fast Fiction, (following Phil Elliott and Paul Gravett respectively) which was a ground breaking publication in the history of British comics. Alex talks to Ed about his comic book work then and now, his processes of including work in the anthology and the reasons it came to an end.
Also in this episode we have a competition to win a complete set of Dare Comics’ The Hunter, so tune in / download the podcast for more details!

5pm 23/04/09, repeated 11.30pm 26/04/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Ed’s comics website – http://comics.edpinsent.com, and music magazine The Sound Projector
Listen to Ed’s band, Mystery Dick on our musical cousin
Stand Up Comics
Listen to Eddie Campbell and Paul Gravett talk about Fast Fiction

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:

Sci-Fi London 8

From Wednesday 29th April – Monday 4th May , at The Apollo Picadilly, Lower Regent Street, London, it’s the 8th London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film which includes premieres of The Hunt for Gollum, 20th Century Boys part 2, Stingray Sam, The Clone Returns Home, Cyborg She and many more.

Comic book events include a screening of Hardware preceeded by an extended, illustrated Q & A with Alex Fitch interviewing Kevin O’Neill, a Q & A with Marc Caro following a screening of The City of Lost Children and a panel discussion with Paul Cornell, Bryan Talbot and Paul Duffield.

More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

also:

at Orbital comics:

A new exhibition of the art of Brendan McCarthy is being shown at London’s newest comic book store, ORBITAL COMICS. The show features images of Brendan’s comic book work for both UK and US publishers from over the last twenty years. Featuring a lost image from the graphic novel SKIN, some drawings from a new comic project, DREAMTREES, a number of published ARTOONS from the CRISIS period of the early 90’s and more pictures from Brendan’s archive of unpublished art.
Brendan is currently working on a new Spider-Man/Dr Strange mini series for Marvel Comics, out later this year.

Et aussi, writer / artist Tom Humberstone launches the collected edition of his Eagle award winning “How to date a girl in 10 days” on Friday May 1st from 7.30pm, with music, drink, original artwork in the gallery, and a chance to get your copy signed!
Print out the flyer at www.ventedspleen.com to ensure entry on the night…
ORBITAL COMICS is the UK’s newest major comic book store, located just off London’s famous Leicester Square.
Orbital Comics & Collectibles, 8 Great Newport Street, London, England WC2H 7JA

at Gosh! comics:

ALAN MOORE & KEVIN O’NEILL SIGNING AT GOSH! 2ND MAY, 2PM-5PM
Fans of Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill will not want to pass up an opportunity to meet these comics giants when they sign at Gosh! Comics on 2nd May, 2pm-5pm, to celebrate the release of the much anticipated League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910.
The first in a triptych of tales, each standing alone but together forming the backbone of a 216-page narrative spanning 1910-2008, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Century: 1910 is an 80-page squarebound. Priced at an eminently reasonable £5.95, with 72 pages of comics and a serialised prose back-up, the return of the series doesn’t disappoint, leaving a thirst for further adventures to come. Gosh will fly in a limited quantity of 500 copies of the book especially for the event. As such, sadly, there will be a strict 2-copy limit on each customer, and we won’t be able to reserve books for those not attending – these 500 copies will be available only on the day of the signing, while stocks last. The book will see general UK release in late May.

For those craving a sneak-peek at this much anticipated series, an exhibition of original artwork from 1910 is now on display at Gosh!, where it will remain until the end of May. Don’t pass up this rare opportunity to see original art from one of the UK’s most original artists.

Gosh! Comics, 39 Great Russell St, WC1B 3NZ, on 2nd May, 2pm-5pm

and:

the London Zine Symposium

The London Zine Symposium is a annual event where people interested in zines, small-press, comics and/ or radical culture can get together, buy or sell zines and share ideas with each other. The idea is to build a stronger DIY network and community by having people meet up, chat, maybe participate in a workshop or two but definitely have a good time.
12-6pm, Sunday 3rd May 2009 @ the Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street ( off Brick Lane, East London)

Panel Borders: Comic Boom!

April 17, 2009 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

Comic Boom!

Originally broadcast 16/04/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

The Incredibles, covers of issues 1 - 4, published by Boom! studios

The Incredibles, covers of issues 1 - 4, published by Boom! studios

Continuing comic book publishing month on Panel Borders: Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott talk to Mark Waid, the editor-in-chief of Boom! Studios, a relatively new American comic book company that is attracting new creators, veterans of the medium and Hollywood screenwriters alike to pen their tales. Waid himself has been writing comics such as Fantastic Four, Captain America and The Flash for over twenty years and Alex, Duncan and Mark talk about the variety of genres Boom! publish, their methods for attracting new readers and their successes so far in publishing comics in print and on the internet.

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: Boom! studios website
Previews (7 page downloads) of The Unknown, Irredeemable, Cars, The Incredibles and The Muppet Show
Info about Boom!’s American newsstand distribution

Join our facebook group

Comics / sci-fi news: Strength from Adversity: A Contemporary Japanese Cinema and Art Festival – 15-17 April 2009

The National Gallery is pleased to be hosting this celebration of contemporary Japanese cinema. Includes screenings of Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen), Fudeko: Sono Ai – Tenshi no Piano (Fudeko and the Angel’s Piano), Takeshi Kitano’s Kikujiro and Okuribito (Departures)

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

and… (while we’re on the subject)

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…

also: Sci-Fi London 8

From Wednesday 29th April – Monday 4th May , at The Apollo Picadilly, Lower Regent Street, London, it’s the 8th London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film which includes premieres of The Hunt for Gollum, 20th Century Boys part 2, Stingray Sam, The Clone Returns Home, Cyborg She and many more.

Comic book events include a screening of Hardware preceeded by an extended, illustrated Q & A with Alex Fitch interviewing Kevin O’Neill, a Q & A with Marc Caro following a screening of The City of Lost Children and a panel discussion with Paul Cornell, Bryan Talbot and Paul Duffield.

More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

Today’s show: Strip! – Comic Boom!

April 16, 2009 1 Comment

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – Comic Boom!

The Incredibles, covers of issues 1 - 4, published by Boom! studios

The Incredibles, covers of issues 1 - 4, published by Boom! studios

Continuing comic book publishing month on Strip!: Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott talk to Mark Waid, the editor-in-chief of Boom! Studios, a relatively new American comic book company that is attracting new creators, veterans of the medium and Hollywood screenwriters alike to pen their tales. Waid himself has been writing comics such as Fantastic Four, Captain America and The Flash for over twenty years and Alex, Duncan and Mark talk about the variety of genres Boom! publish, their methods for attracting new readers and their successes so far in publishing comics in print and on the internet.

5pm 16/04/09, repeated 11.30pm 19/04/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Boom! studios website
Previews (7 page downloads) of The Unknown, Irredeemable, Cars, The Incredibles and The Muppet Show
Info about Boom!’s American newsstand distribution

Comics / sci-fi news: Strength from Adversity: A Contemporary Japanese Cinema and Art Festival – 15-17 April 2009

The National Gallery is pleased to be hosting this celebration of contemporary Japanese cinema. Includes screenings of Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen), Fudeko: Sono Ai – Tenshi no Piano (Fudeko and the Angel’s Piano), Takeshi Kitano’s Kikujiro and Okuribito (Departures) (while we’re on the subject)

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

and…

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:

Sci-Fi London 8

From Wednesday 29th April – Monday 4th May , at The Apollo Picadilly, Lower Regent Street, London, it’s the 8th London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film which includes premieres of The Hunt for Gollum, 20th Century Boys part 2, Stingray Sam, The Clone Returns Home, Cyborg She and many more.

Comic book events include a screening of Hardware preceeded by an extended, illustrated Q & A with Alex Fitch interviewing Kevin O’Neill, a Q & A with Marc Caro following a screening of The City of Lost Children and a panel discussion with Paul Cornell, Bryan Talbot and Paul Duffield.

More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

Panel Borders: Blank Slate Publishing

April 10, 2009 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

Blank Slate Publishing

Originally broadcast 12/04/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Sparky Hare by Mawil (published in English by Blank Slate)

Sparky O

Continuing comic book publishing month on Panel Borders: Alex Fitch interviews Kenny Penman who runs Blank Slate books, a new British publishing company that has been around for just under a year and have 4 books to their name so far including Ignatz award nominee Trains are mint. Alex and Kenny talk about what factors decide the choice of books he publishes, the travails of finding a market for new graphic novels in the middle of a credit crunch and how his history as one of the founders of Forbidden Planet International has helped his new career as a publisher.

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:Blank Slate’s website
Trains are mint website and blog
Mawil’s website (click on the word ‘welcome’ in the top left hand corner for the English version)

 

 

Join our facebook group

Comics / sci-fi news: Strength from Adversity: A Contemporary Japanese Cinema and Art Festival – 15-17 April 2009

The National Gallery is pleased to be hosting this celebration of contemporary Japanese cinema. Includes screenings of Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen), Fudeko: Sono Ai – Tenshi no Piano (Fudeko and the Angel’s Piano), Takeshi Kitano’s Kikujiro and Okuribito (Departures) (while we’re on the subject)

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

and…

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…

also: Sci-Fi London 8

From Wednesday 29th April – Monday 4th May , at The Apollo Picadilly, Lower Regent Street, London, it’s the 8th London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film which includes premieres of The Hunt for Gollum, 20th Century Boys part 2, Stingray Sam, The Clone Returns Home, Cyborg She and many more.

Comic book events include a screening of Hardware preceeded by an extended, illustrated Q & A with Alex Fitch interviewing Kevin O’Neill, a Q & A with Marc Caro following a screening of The City of Lost Children and a panel discussion with Paul Cornell, Bryan Talbot and Paul Duffield.

More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

Panel Borders: Zine-age Kicks!

April 3, 2009 5 Comments

Panel Borders:

Zine-age Kicks!

Originally broadcast 02/04/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

A selection of zines and limited edition art books by George Cullen

A selection of zines and limited edition art books by George Cullen

Starting a month of shows about comic book publishing on Panel Borders: Dickon Harris conducts three interviews with small press creators at the Brighton ‘Zine fest and at the “Zine-age kicks” event at Trap 2 Gallery in London. Dickon talks to Jimi Gherkin about his new ‘zine “Electric baby,” which includes advice for ‘zine and comic book creators on how to screenprint and self publish their own comics and also about the upcoming anthology Jimi’s editing and how anyone in the small press can submit items to be included. Dickon’s also talking to Dutch artist Kala Newman about her zine – “Impulsive random platform” – which she creates with fellow students from the Slade school of art and to George Cullen about his self published title “Throw away” which mixes cryptography with typography to beguiling effect.

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: Jimi Gherkin
Jimi’s blog – comicsandzines.wordpress.com including info on The Alternative Press anthology
Interview with Jimi at www.spoonfed.co.uk
Info on Brighton ‘zine-fest
Listen to Alex Fitch’s Summer 2008 interview with Jimi and to Jimi perform the song “It ‘aint gonna work out fine” as part of our show on performances by small press creators

Kala Newman
Info on Impulsive Random Platform at myspace
The IRP blog
Info about IRP music at www.thesladeaudioclub.com

George Cullen
George’s website and blog
Info on Trap 2 Gallery

Fuselit list of ‘zines and journals
www.wemakezines.com
Paul Gravett’s list of forthcoming comics events
Join our facebook group

Comics / sci-fi news: Strength from Adversity: A Contemporary Japanese Cinema and Art Festival – 15-17 April 2009

The National Gallery is pleased to be hosting this celebration of contemporary Japanese cinema. Includes screenings of Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen), Fudeko: Sono Ai – Tenshi no Piano (Fudeko and the Angel’s Piano), Takeshi Kitano’s Kikujiro and Okuribito (Departures)

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

and… (while we’re on the subject)

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…

Today’s show – Strip!: Zineage kicks

April 2, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Zineage kicks

A selection of zines and limited edition art books by George Cullen

A selection of zines and limited edition art books by George Cullen

Starting a month of shows about comic book publishing on Strip!: Dickon Harris conducts three interviews with small press creators at the Brighton ‘Zine fest and at the “Zine-age kicks” event at Trap 2 Gallery in London. Dickon talks to Jimi Gherkin about his new ‘zine “Electric baby,” which is a guide for ‘zine and comic book creators on how to screenprint and self publish their own comics and also about the upcoming anthology Jimi’s editing and how anyone in the small press can submit items to be included. Dickon’s also talking to Dutch artist Kala Newman about her zine – “Impulsive random platform” – which she creates with fellow students from the Slade school of art and to George Cullen about his self published title “Throw away” which mixes cryptography with typography to beguiling effect.

5pm 02/04/09, repeated 11.30pm 05/04/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Jimi Gherkin
Jimi’s blog – comicsandzines.wordpress.com including info on The Alternative Press anthology
Interview with Jimi at www.spoonfed.co.uk
Info on Brighton ‘zine-fest
Listen to Alex Fitch’s Summer 2008 interview with Jimi and to Jimi perform the song “It ‘aint gonna work out fine” as part of our show on performances by small press creators

Kala Newman
Info on Impulsive Random Platform at myspace
The IRP blog
Info about IRP music at www.thesladeaudioclub.com

George Cullen
George’s website and blog
Info on Trap 2 Gallery

Fuselit list of ‘zines and journals
www.wemakezines.com
Paul Gravett’s list of forthcoming comics events

Comics / sci-fi news: Strength from Adversity: A Contemporary Japanese Cinema and Art Festival – 15-17 April 2009

The National Gallery is pleased to be hosting this celebration of contemporary Japanese cinema. Includes screenings of Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen), Fudeko: Sono Ai – Tenshi no Piano (Fudeko and the Angel’s Piano), Takeshi Kitano’s Kikujiro and Okuribito (Departures)

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

and… (while we’re on the subject)

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…