Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Tomorrow’s show: 40 years of 2000AD

February 28, 2017

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders: 40 years of 2000AD

D Israeli, Phil Winslade, Mike Collins, Alex Fitch, Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton at Birmingham Comics Festival 2016 (Photos by Nik Vincent-Abnett) / ABC Warriors by Clint Langley and Pat Mills

D’Israeli, Phil Winslade, Mike Collins, Alex Fitch, Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton at Birmingham Comics Festival 2016 (Photos by Nik Vincent-Abnett) / ABC Warriors by Clint Langley and Pat Mills


The monthly show about comics and graphic novels; To celebrate the 40th anniversary of 2000AD, “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic”, Alex Fitch talks to half a dozen of the writers and artists who have worked on the British periodical in recent years. At the Birmingham Comic Festival 2016, Alex talks to D’Israeli, Phil Winslade, Mike Collins, Dan Abnett and Ian Edginton about collaborating together, and at Cartoon County, Brighton, artist Clint Langley talks about his process in creating intricate artwork for strips such as Slaine and ABC Warriors.

5.30pm Wednesday 1st March, repeated 6am Sunday 5th March 2017, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

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Book List: McKean and Sinclair

February 14, 2016

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Dave McKean, Chiara Ambrosio and Iain Sinclair at the Horse Hospital / cover and interior art from Slow Chocolate Autopsy (Photo by Alex Fitch)

Dave McKean, Chiara Ambrosio and Iain Sinclair at the Horse Hospital / cover and interior art from Slow Chocolate Autopsy (Photo by Alex Fitch)

McKean and Sinclair: Guest presenter Chiara Ambrosio talks to psycho-geographer and novelist Iain Sinclair and artist Dave McKean about their collaborations such as Slow Chocolate Autopsy and London Orbital, their inspirations and their working methods. The podcast also includes additional questions from Alex Fitch and others, plus readings by Sinclair and McKean of their short stories The Articulate Head and The Coast Road. Recorded at The Light and Shadow Salon, Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury in July 2014. (Partially broadcast as an episode of Panel Borders, 21/07/14 on Resonance FM) (more…)

Graphic Brighton 2015

April 25, 2015

Graphic Brighton poster 2015

This year’s Graphic Brighton event takes place on 1st and 2nd May at the  University of Brighton,
58-67 Grand Parade, BN2 0JY

Now part of the Brighton Fringe Festival, where you can book tickets;

The Friday night sees a panel on Gay Manga, Yaoi and Japanese style art in LGBT themed comics followed by a ‘Pecha Kucha’ style presentation by a dozen local cartoonists sponsored by Myriad Editions.

Images from GoGoMetro by Inko and Chie + Breaks by Emma Vieceli

On Saturday, there are seven panels to choose from on subjects such as:

Non-Visual Autism, Pregnancy, depictions of Ethnic minorities and Elderly in comics, the History of Marginalised groups in comic strips and much more.

Extracts from Over Under Sideways Down by Karrie Fransman and The Boss by Patrice Aggs

Full details here: www.graphicbrighton.com
Buy tickets here: boxoffice.brightonfringe.org
(Fri free / Sat £10/£6 conc.)

Advanced booking advised (more…)

Panel Borders: After 2000AD

November 27, 2013 7 Comments

Babble / Judge Dredd by Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle / Bad Company by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy / Rogan Gosh by Milligan and Brendan McCarthy

Babble / Judge Dredd by Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle / Bad Company by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy / Rogan Gosh by Milligan and Brendan McCarthy

After 2000AD: Concluding a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of 2000AD fanzine contributors and a quartet of acclaimed 1980s 2000AD alumni about their work. Dogbreath and Zarjaz contributors – Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle – discuss their first graphic novel, Babble, which tells the tale of how researchers into ancient languages accidentally release a virus that turns the human race into psychopaths. Also, in a tag team discussion recorded after a signing in Gosh! Comics, Brendan McCarthy, Peter Milligan, Jim McCarthy and Brett Ewins talk about their work in “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic”, the new Dark Horse collection The Best of Milligan and McCarthy, and the various ways they broke into comics. Originally broadcast Monday 25th November 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Today’s show: After 2000AD

November 25, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: After 2000AD

Babble / Judge Dredd by Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle / Bad Company by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy / Rogan Gosh by Milligan and Brendan McCarthy

Babble / Judge Dredd by Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle / Bad Company by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy / Rogan Gosh by Milligan and Brendan McCarthy

Concluding a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of 2000AD fanzine contributors and a quartet of acclaimed 1980s 2000AD alumni about their work. Dogbreath and Zarjaz contributors – Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle – discuss their first graphic novel, Babble, which tells the tale of how researchers into ancient languages accidentally release a virus that turns the human race into psychopaths.
Also, in a tag team discussion recorded after a signing in Gosh! Comics, Brendan McCarthy, Peter Milligan, Jim McCarthy and Brett Ewins talk about their work in “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic”, the new Dark Horse collection The Best of Milligan and McCarthy, and the various ways they broke into comics.

4.30pm, Monday 25th November 2013, repeated TBCam, Thursday 28th November 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Doctor Who and the Graphic Novels

November 20, 2013

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Doctor Who and the Graphic Novels: Continuing a month about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch looks at Doctor Who comic strips in the 50th anniversary week of the TV show. In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, artists Adrian Salmon and Mark Buckingham plus writers Scott Gray and Andrew Cartmel (also the TV script editor from 1987-1989) discuss the various adventures of the Doctor in sequential art, including the ‘wilderness years’ when the show was off air in the 1990s and comics were the only continuing visual adventures of the Time Lord. Recorded May 2013 in front of a live audience at SCI-FI-LONDON, Stratford Picture House.
Originally broadcast Monday 18th November 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Today’s show: Doctor Who and the graphic novels

November 18, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Doctor Who and the graphic novels

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Doctor Who comics by artists Adrian Salmon, Mark Buckingham, and writers Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray

Continuing a month about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch looks at Doctor Who comic strips in the 50th anniversary week of the TV show. In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, artists Adrian Salmon and Mark Buckingham plus writers Scott Gray and Andrew Cartmel (also the TV script editor from 1987-1989) discuss the various adventures of the Doctor in sequential art, including the ‘wilderness years’ when the show was off air in the 1990s and comics were the only continuing visual adventures of the Time Lord.

4.30pm, Monday 18th November 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 21st November 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Brighton – The Graphic Novelists

November 11, 2013 3 Comments

Brighton - the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtable

Brighton – the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtable

Brighton – The Graphic Novelists: Continuing a month of shows looking at comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to thirteen creators who contributed to Brighton: The Graphic Novel, a new anthology which tells vignettes from Brighton’s history over the last 300 years, published by QueenSpark Books; these include writers and illustrators Jim Holland, Maria Parra, Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright, Rosanna Lowe, Jules Craig, Jonathan Stearn, Chris Hagan, Rob Simpson, Jaime Huxtable and Ian Buchanan, plus art mentor / letterer Paul Collicutt, and editor / writing coach Tim Pilcher.
Originally broadcast Monday 11th November 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

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: More info about Brighton: The Graphic Novel can be found at www.queensparkbooks.org.uk
More info about Cartoon County can be found at www.cartooncounty.com

Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Paul Collicutt, Tim Pilcher and Nye Wright

Recommended Events:

Comica Festival 2013

This year’s London Comica Festival is in its last week and events include:

Poles ApART: New Polish Comics & Graphic Novels
Twelve of the most important current comics creators from Poland in their first UK show.
Where: Windows Gallery, Central Saint Martins, N1C 4AA
When: October 31 to November 16, 2013

Hyper-Pop Workshop
Step into the shoes of Pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein & make your own comic-book stories…
Where: Garden Room, Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8DS
When: November 16, 2013 10am-5.30pm

Reframe: Perspectives on Europe through Comics
Comics by nine artists from Algeria, Turkey & UK explore our contemporary attitudes to Europe.
Where: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA
When: October 23 to November 22, 2013

More info at www.comicafestival.com

Gosh! Comics signings and events

The Image Triple Signing with Brandon Graham, Fiona Staples, and Eric Stephenson

Together with Thought Bubble, we proudly present a BEHEMOTH of a signing – featuring three of Image Comics’ biggest and brightest. Join us on the Friday, the 22nd of November, and meet Brandon Graham (Prophet, King City), Fiona Staples (Saga), and Eric Stephenson (Nowhere Men).

Friday November 22nd, from 5pm to 7pm

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá Signing

For our second event in conjunction with November’s Leeds Thought Bubble Festival, we bring you the remarkably talented Brazilian comic-creator-twin-duo, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá! You’ll know them from their lovely artwork on The Umbrella Academy (written by Gerard Way) and the Casanova series (written by Matt Fraction), and most importantly from their collaborative effort, Daytripper, a beautiful book about death and family which is a consistent bestseller.

Wednesday November 27th, from 5pm to 7pm

Jeffrey Brown in conversation with Marc Ellerby

A legend of autobiographical comics, Jeffrey started out by self-publishing his first book, Clumsy (James Kochalka’s favourite graphic novel), which grabbed an enormous amount of attention from both cartoonists and comics fans, not to mention the attention of future publisher Chris Staros at Top Shelf. After Clumsy, he produced a whole series of heartfelt chronicles about his life and relationships, with the occasional absurdist superhero parody thrown in…
Here to talk to the man himself is Marc Ellerby, one of the most well-known names on the UK indie comics scene.

November 28th from 7.30pm until 9.00pm

Windowpane 2 and Breakdown Press Launch Party

Breakdown Press is a new London-based comics publisher dedicated to printing the work of original and exciting contemporary cartoonists. Having released Windowpane by Joe Kessler at last year’s Brooklyn Comics & Graphics Festival to great critical acclaim, Breakdown will be returning to the newly reinstated Comic Arts Brooklyn as well as Thought Bubble festival with Windowpane 2 and a raft of other exciting new releases.

Friday, 29 November 2013 from 7pm to 9pm

Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR

Today’s show: Brighton – The Graphic Novelists

November 11, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Brighton – The Graphic Novelists

Brighton - the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtabel

Brighton – the graphic novel, cover by Bryan Talbot, interior art by Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright and Jaime Huxtabel

Continuing a month of shows looking at comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to thirteen creators who contributed to Brighton: The Graphic Novel, a new anthology which tells vignettes from Brighton’s history over the last 300 years, published by QueenSpark Books; these include writers and illustrators Jim Holland, Maria Parra, Ottilie Hainsworth, Nye Wright, Rosanna Lowe, Jules Craig, Jonathan Stearn, Chris Hagan, Rob Simpson, Jaime Huxtable and Ian Buchanan, plus art mentor / letterer Paul Collicutt, and editor / writing coach Tim Pilcher.
N.B./ Panel Borders repeats during late October and early November are at 2am on Thursdays due to Resonance’s morning broadcasts from Void Festival, Londonderry / Derry

4.30pm, Monday 11th November 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 14th November 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Bad Planets and Misguided Islands

November 4, 2013 1 Comment

Covers of Oliver and the Seawigs, Bad Planet volume one and The Lycan

Covers of Oliver and the Seawigs, Bad Planet volume one and The Lycan

Bad Planets and Misguided Islands: Starting a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to two pairs of creators who come from outside the world of comics. In an interview recorded at the MCM Expo, London October 2013, actor turned writer Thomas Jane and illustrator Tim Bradstreet talk about their work on comics and graphic novels such as Bad Planet and The Lycan. Also, in an interview recorded at Daunt Books, Marylebone, children’s writers and illustrators Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve discuss swapping roles on various projects including The Phoenix comic and their latest book Oliver and the Seawigs, which is about moving, sentient islands and their headwear!
Originally broadcast Monday 4th November 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

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: More info about Bad Planet can be found at www.rawstudios.com
More info about Oliver and the Seawigs can be found at www.jabberworks.co.uk (more…)

Today’s show: Bad Planets and Misguided Islands

November 4, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Bad Planets and Misguided Islands

Covers of Oliver and the Seawigs, Bad Planet volume one and The Lycan

Covers of Oliver and the Seawigs, Bad Planet volume one and The Lycan

Starting a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to two pairs of creators who come from outside the world of comics. In an interview recorded at the MCM Expo, London October 2013, actor turned writer Thomas Jane and illustrator Tim Bradstreet talk about their work on comics and graphic novels such as Bad Planet and The Lycan. Also, in an interview recorded at Daunt Books, Marylebone, children’s writers and illustrators Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve discuss swapping roles on various projects including The Phoenix comic and their latest book Oliver and the Seawigs, which is about moving, sentient islands and their headwear!
N.B./ Panel Borders repeats during late October and early November are at 2am on Thursdays due to Resonance’s morning broadcasts from Void Festival, Londonderry / Derry

4.30pm, Monday 4th November 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 7th November 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: More info about Bad Planet can be found at www.rawstudios.com
More info about Oliver and the Seawigs can be found at www.jabberworks.co.uk (more…)

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…)

Panel Borders: Resident Aliens – Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse

July 29, 2012 2 Comments

Interior and cover of Resident Alien by Steve Parkhouse + Peter Hogan / Cover of The Bojeffries Saga by Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse / Cover of Revolver, edited by Peter Hogan

Interior and cover of Resident Alien by Steve Parkhouse + Peter Hogan / Cover of The Bojeffries Saga by Alan Moore and Parkhouse / Cover of Revolver, edited by Hogan

Resident Aliens: In the last of our series of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to Steve Parkhouse and Peter Hogan about their new comic, Resident Alien, initially serialised in Dark Horse Presents and now continuing as a comic book miniseries. The comic tells the story of an alien who has crash-landed in rural American and found a job as a small town doctor, now turned detective when a body is found in mysterious circumstances. Alex talks to Peter and Steve about working together, producing comics for both the UK and US markets and their previous experiences on revered British anthology titles Crisis and Doctor Who Monthly. (Recorded in front of an audience at Kapow!, London, Spring 2012) (more…)

Today’s show: Resident Aliens – Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse

July 29, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Panel Borders: Resident Aliens – Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse

Interior and cover of Resident Alien by Steve Parkhouse + Peter Hogan / Cover of The Bojeffries Saga by Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse / Cover of Revolver, edited by Peter Hogan

Interior and cover of Resident Alien by Steve Parkhouse + Peter Hogan / Cover of The Bojeffries Saga by Alan Moore and Steve Parkhouse / Cover of Revolver, edited by Peter Hogan

In the last of our series of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to Steve Parkhouse and Peter Hogan about their new comic, Resident Alien, initially serialised in Dark Horse Presents and now continuing as a comic book miniseries. The comic tells the story of an alien who has crash-landed in rural American and found a job as a small town doctor, now turned detective when a body is found in mysterious circumstances. Alex talks to Peter and Steve about working together, producing comics for both the UK and US markets and their previous experiences on revered British anthology titles Crisis and Doctor Who Monthly. (Recorded in front of an audience at Kapow!, London, Spring 2012)
8pm, Sunday 29th July 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Multimedia Comics by Edgar Wright and Dave Lander

July 22, 2012 4 Comments

Brandon Generator by Edgar Wright and Tommy Lee Edwards / cover of Decadance #9 / stills from Immortality by Dave Lander and MOA-192B by Stathis Tsemberlidis

Brandon Generator by Edgar Wright and Tommy Lee Edwards / cover of Decadance #9 / stills from Immortality by Dave Lander and MOA-192B by Stathis Tsemberlidis

Multimedia Comics: In the third of our series on comic book collaborators, Alex Fitch talks to two pairs of creators who have created cross platform comics that exist as both as sequential art and moving pictures. Film-maker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and Tommy Lee Edwards (Turf) discuss their interactive motion comic The Random adventures of Brandon Generator designed to promote Internet Explorer 9, and Dave Lander and Stathis Tsemberlidis discuss Decadence #9 plus their spin off short films Immortality and MOA-192B… Originally broadcast 22/07/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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

Today’s show: Multimedia Comics by Edgar Wright and Dave Lander

July 22, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Panel Borders: Multimedia Comics

Brandon Generator by Edgar Wright and Tommy Lee Edwards / cover of Decadance #9 / stills from Immortality by Dave Lander and MOA-192B by Stathis Tsemberlidis

Brandon Generator by Edgar Wright and Tommy Lee Edwards / cover of Decadance #9 / stills from Immortality by Dave Lander and MOA-192B by Stathis Tsemberlidis

In the third of our series on comic book collaborators, Alex Fitch talks to two pairs of creators who have created cross platform comics that exist as both as sequential art and moving pictures. Film-maker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and Tommy Lee Edwards (Turf) discuss their interactive motion comic The Random adventures of Brandon Generator designed to promote Internet Explorer 9, and Dave Lander and Stathis Tsemberlidis discuss Decadence #9 plus their spin off short films Immortality and MOA-192B

8pm, Sunday 22nd July 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Official Brandon Generator website
Review of The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator on downthetubes.net
Decadence comics website / Stathis Tsemberlidis’ myspace page
Listen to Dickon Harris’ previous interviews with Dave Lander (more…)

Today’s repeat show: Cabanon Press

July 17, 2012

Tonight at 7.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Panel Borders: Cabanon Press

Art by Simone Lia and Tom Gauld

Art by Simone Lia and Tom Gauld

A repeat of Sunday’s Panel Borders: In the second of a series of shows about comic book creators who have collaborated together, Alex Fitch talks to celebrated British cartoonists Tom Gauld and Simone Lia in a conversation recorded at this year’s Spring Comiket at Bishopsgate Institute, London. Tom and Simone talk about their collaborative comics First and Second (republished together as Both by Bloomsbury) and publishing books together under the title Cabanon Press. (Recorded at Comiket independent comics fair, London 2012)

7.30pm, Tuesday 17th July 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast available to download now at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Tom Gauld’s website
Simone Lia’s website
Info about Comica festival

Listen to previous interviews with Tom Gauld and Simone Lia
Listen to a panel discussion on Brockley based comic creators, including Simone
(more…)

Panel Borders: Cabanon Press

July 15, 2012 2 Comments

Art by Simone Lia and Tom Gauld

Art by Simone Lia and Tom Gauld

Cabanon Press: In the second of a series of shows about comic book creators who have collaborated together, Alex Fitch talks to celebrated British cartoonists Tom Gauld and Simone Lia in a conversation recorded at this year’s Spring Comiket at Bishopsgate Institute, London. Tom and Simone talk about their collaborative comics First and Second (republished together as Both by Bloomsbury) and publishing books together under the title Cabanon Press. (Recorded at Comiket independent comics fair, London 2012)

Originally broadcast 15/07/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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

Links: Tom Gauld’s website
Simone Lia’s website
Info about Comica festival

Listen to previous interviews with Tom Gauld and Simone Lia (more…)

Today’s show: Cabanon Press

July 15, 2012 1 Comment

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM… Panel Borders: Cabanon Press

Art by Simone Lia and Tom Gauld

Art by Simone Lia and Tom Gauld

In the second of a series of shows about comic book creators who have collaborated together, Alex Fitch talks to celebrated British cartoonists Tom Gauld and Simone Lia in a conversation recorded at this year’s Spring Comiket at Bishopsgate Institute, London. Tom and Simone talk about their collaborative comics First and Second (republished together as Both by Bloomsbury) and publishing books together under the title Cabanon Press. (Recorded at Comiket independent comics fair, London 2012)

8pm, Sunday 15th July 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Tom Gauld’s website
Simone Lia’s website
Info about Comica festival

Listen to previous interviews with Tom Gauld and Simone Lia
Listen to a panel discussion on Brockley based comic creators, including Simone
(more…)

Panel Borders: Scott Snyder / Jock – The Black Mirror

July 1, 2012 1 Comment

Extract from Batman: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder and Jock

Extract from Batman: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder and Jock

Scott Snyder / Jock – The Black Mirror: In the first of a series of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock about their 2010 / 2011 collaboration on Detective Comics, collected as the graphic novel Batman: The Black Mirror. Although Snyder’s current run on Batman is also winning critical acclaim, his first story showed his great affinity with the Dark Knight right from the start; The Black Mirror, also featured back-up tales illustrated by Francesco Francavella, which combine with the ‘features’ by Jock to tell a memorable tale of Jim Gordon’s estranged son James Junior returning home with murderous intent, while a former Robin, Dick Grayson, is protecting Gotham City as the Caped Crusader .(Recorded at Kapow! comics convention, London 2012) (more…)