Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Spring 2011 in print

April 14, 2011

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Reviews…

Drive AngryDrive Angry
Release date: 25/02/11 (Cinema)
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The Insatiable MoonThe Insatiable Moon
Release date: 04/03/11 (Cinema)
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Soure CodeSource Code
Release date: 01/04/11 (Cinema)
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Electric Sheep comics…

Excerpt from Notes on horror by Lisa GornickNotes on horror: a cartoon notebook,
illustrated article by Lisa Gornick








Adele Blanc Sec by Luc Besson, review by Dan Lester The Extraordinary adventures of Adele Blanc Sec
Release date: 22/04/11 (Cinema)
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Review by Dan Lester

 

 

Articles…

Duncan Jones Alex Fitch interviews Duncan Jones,
director of Moon and Source Code





Halloween H20 ‘The Many lives of Laurie Stode’,
final girl of the Halloween franchise





The Exorcist William Peter Blatty’s ‘faith trilogy’:
The Exorcist / The Ninth Configuration / Exorcist III

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Autumn 2010 in print

October 30, 2010

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Reviews…

SkylineSkyline
Release date: 12/11/10 (Cinema)
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A Town called PanicA Town called Panic
Release date: 08/10/10 (Cinema)
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La HordeLa Horde
Release date: 17/09/10 (Cinema)
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The Last ExorcismThe Last Exorcism
Release date: 03/09/10 (Cinema)
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Full Metal Alchemist: BrotherhoodFull Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Release date: 23/08/10 (DVD)
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Comic strip reviews…

City Lights comic extract City Lights
reviewed by Gwen and Andrew Cheverton
Release date: 15/11/10 (DVD / Blu-Ray)
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Big Tits Zombie review extract Big Tits Zombie
reviewed by Dan Lester
Release date: 11/10/10 (DVD / Blu-Ray)
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Pet Shop of Horrors comic review Pet Shop of Horrors
reviewed by David O’Connell
Release date: 02/08/10 (DVD)
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Articles…

Animal trilogy by Dario Argento Dario Argento’s ‘animal trilogy’: Bird with the Crystal Plumage / Cat o’Nine Tails/ Four Flies on Grey Velvet




Hammer and Tongs Alex Fitch interviews Hammer and Tongs
a.k.a. Nick Goldsmith and Garth Jennings




Joe Dante Alex Fitch interviews Joe Dante
part one / two



Futuristic cities on film Futuristic cities on film:
From Metropolis to Dream Home

Reality Check: Comics vs. film

August 21, 2010 2 Comments

Reality Check:
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Comics vs. film

Clockwise from top left - Dragon Soccer and The many worlds of Jonas Moore directed by Howard Webster, Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix and Pants Ant by Woodrow Phoenix and Louise Evans

Clockwise from top left - Dragon Soccer and The many worlds of Jonas Moore directed by Howard Webster, Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix and Pants Ant by Woodrow Phoenix and Louise Evans

This year’s cinematic interest in comic book adaptations shows no sign of slowing down with adaptations of Scott Pilgrim vs. the world and Tamara Drewe hitting screens over the next few weeks. To coincide with this, we have the next in our series of podcasts recorded in front of a live audience at this year’s Sci-Fi London festival – Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Woodrow Phoenix and film maker Howard Webster about the dialogue between comics, film and TV, looking at Woodrow’s work adapting his comic Pants Ant for the Cartoon Network and Howard’s interactive webcomic The Many Worlds of Jonas Moore. The podcast also features a brief appearance by Marcus Gilbert (Biggles / Army of Darkness) talking about his roles in Howard’s comics

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

Links: Woodrow Phoenix‘s website
Buy Rumble Strip from Myriad Editions
Louis (Felt Mistress) Evans’ felt renderings of Woodrow’s Pants Ant featured on her flickr pages

Howard Webster‘s website featuring the Dragon Soccer promo starring Marcus Gilbert
The Many Worlds of Jonas Moore website featuring the latest ‘Nazi Germany’ promo starring Colin Salmon

Recommended events:

Becky Cloonan at Orbital Comics

The art of American comic book artist Becky Cloonan is on display at Orbital Comics from 20th August to 20th September. Best known for her collaborartions with writer Brian Wood, the exhibtion curated by Tom Humberstone includes around 20 original pieces of work on show as well as some limited screenprints, postcard sets and a hand-painted guitar (only on display the first weekend of the show).

8 Great Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA
www.orbitalcomics.com

Hypercomics events at the Pump House Gallery and nearby

Sunday 22nd August, 12 noon – 6pm: Comiket – a small press comics fair being held in a marquee outside the venue which also features a drop in workshop for kids on character design. FREE
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Summer 2010 in print

August 20, 2010

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Reviews…

The Last ExorcismThe Last Exorcism
Release date: 30/08/10 (Frightfest preview) / 03/09/10 (Cinema)
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Scott Pilgrim Scott Pilgrim vs. the world
Release date: 25/08/10 (Cinema)
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Human Centipede The Human Centipede
Release date: 20/08/10 (Cinema)
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EXPENDABLES The Expendables
Release date: 19/08/10 (Cinema)
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Splice Splice
Release date: 23/07/10 (Cinema)
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Inception Inception
Release date: 16/07/10 (Cinema)
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The Incal The Incal
Release date: Out of print (Graphic novel)
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World on a Wire World on a Wire (Welt am Draht)
Release date: 17/06/10 (DVD)
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The killer inside me The killer inside me
Release date: 08/06/10 (Cinema)
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Pulse Pulse
Release date: 03/06/10 (TV)
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Comic strip reviews…

Extract of Cargo review by Paul Rainey Cargo
reviewed by Paul Rainey
Release date: 07/07/10 (DVD / Blu-ray)
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Extract of Martin review by Adam Cadwell Martin
reviewed by Adam Cadwell
Release date: 28/06/10 (DVD)
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Extract of Hidden Fortress review by Karen Rubins The Hidden Fortress
(Kakushi-toride no san-akunin)

reviewed by Karen Rubins
Release date: 07/06/10 (DVD)
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Panel Borders: The art of The Losers

April 30, 2010 2 Comments

Panel Borders:

The art of The Losers

Edited version broadcast 29/04/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

The Losers - in print by Jock and Andy Diggle and on film
The Losers – in print by Jock and Andy Diggle and on film

Concluding our month long look at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch interviews Jock, the main illustrator of The Losers, a 32 issue comic book series that has just been turned into an action film of the same name, based on the first half dozen issues of the comic. Alex also talks to Jock about his career so far, working on such characters as Lenny Zero and Green Arrow with writer Andy Diggle as well as illustrating the world of Judge Dredd, both in print and on the forthcoming movie written by Alex Garland.

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: Jock’s website
Info about The Losers on wikipedia and the IMDb
Official website

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Today’s show: The art of The Losers

April 29, 2010

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – The art of The Losers

The Losers - in print by Jock and Andy Diggle and on film

The Losers - in print by Jock and Andy Diggle and on film

Concluding our month long look at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch interviews Jock, the main illustrator of The Losers, a 32 issue comic book series that has just been turned into an action film of the same name, based on the first half dozen issues of the comic. Alex also talks to Jock about his career so far, working on such characters as Lenny Zero and Green Arrow with writer Andy Diggle as well as illustrating the world of Judge Dredd, both in print and on the forthcoming movie written by Alex Garland.

5pm 29/04/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: to follow…

Recommended events:

Sci-Fi London 9 – Life in 2050

Starting tonight at the Apollo Piccadilly on Lower Regent Street is Sci-Fi London, the twice yearly festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic film and there are a number of comics related events I’ve organised:

The Hospital of Transfiguration screening

At 6.30 tonight there’s the start of our season on Stanislaw Lem films, a writer best known for penning Solaris, filmed twice by Andrej Tarkovski and Steven Soderberg, but whose other filmic adaptations are rarely seen in this country.

Accompanying the screening of Hospital of Transfiguration is an introduction by graphic novelist Andrzej Kilmowski and he’ll being doing a Q & A after the film with Alex Fitch looking at Polish film making in the 1970s and 80s, something he observed up close as a film poster designer at the time.

6.30pm Thursday 29th April

60 Years of Dan Dare

A panel on 60 years of the lantern jawed space pilot -Alex Fitch will be talking to:
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.
John Freeman, a comics historian and writer. He previous wrote The Science Service and now writes the strip Ex Astris in the 00s Dan Dare magazine Spaceship Away and
Rod Barzilay the editor and one of the writers of Spaceship Away,

10.30am Saturday 1st May

30 years of MARVEL UK

Alex Fitch hosts a panel on the British arm of the American Superhero publisher, featuring:
Dez Skinn, a pioneering Marvel UK editor who launched titles such as Hulk Comic and Doctor Who Magazine which featured early licensed work by Alan Moore, David Lloyd, Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons.
Dan Abnett, who gave Captain Britain a new, darker spin in the 1990s by adding him to an Arthurian team of heroes with
Gary Erskine, co-creator of the Knights of Pendragon
John Freeman, who designed many of Marvel UK’s early 90s titles such as Death’s Head II, Warheads, Killpower and Motormouth, contributing strips to several issues as well.
Simon Furman, primary writer for Marvel’s Transformers, and a dozen issues of Doctor Who magazine. He created some of Marvel UK’s most memorable SF titles including Dragon Claws and Death’s Head.

11.45 am, Saturday 1st May

Future Publishing?

A panel chaired by Tom Hunter, organiser of the Arthur C. Clarke Awards for SF literaure on the future of (SF) publishing:
featuring, Paul Rainey a cartoonist, illustrator and creator of diary-comic-strip-in-list-form Book of Lists. He is currently serialising his graphic novel, or ‘thick comic book’, There’s No Time Like The Present.
Gary Gibson; Nova War is his fourth novel and his second Dakota Merrick book, following 2007’s Stealing Light. The third in the series, Empire of Light, is to be published in July.
Dave Bradley, the editor of SFX magazine…

1.00 pm, Saturday 1st May

The Birth of the Modern Doctor Who

A special 2 hour event hosted by Alex Fitch, featuring a panel on directing Doctor Who, with Andrew Morgan who directed Sylvester McCoy’s first serial and returned to helm the 7th Doctor’s finest hour – Remembrance of the Daleks – which finally saw them conquer a flight of stairs.
Charles Palmer who directed four episodes of Doctor Who, including the first appearance of Martha Jones in the series and the two part story Human Nature / The Family of Blood.
Richard Martin who directed 22 episodes of Doctor Who in the 1960s, including most of the first three Dalek serials. Contrasting with the experiences of the more recent Who directors, Richard will give a valuable insight into the early years of the show and how much / how little aspects of filming have changed.

also: a panel on Doctor Who off screen; during periods when the programme was off-air, his adventures continued in books and audio plays. We are very excited to bring together some of the finest writers of these spin-off stories. This group were crucial in shaping the 21st Century Doctor.
Simon Guerrier is a writer of Doctor Who short stories, novels, comic strips and audio plays. He has also written and produced several installments of the audio adventures of the Doctor’s former companion Professor Bernice Summerfield.
Neil Gardner is a producer of several recent Doctor Who audio titles. Neil edited Tom Baker’s long-awaited return to the role after nearly 30 years. He has also directed many of the recent Tenth Doctor talking books.
Alan Stevens is the producer of Kaldor City, a sequel to both Doctor Who: The Robots of Death and Blake’s 7: Weapon.

The session will be followed by a live reading of a short Bernice Summerfield play “Closure” by Paul Cornell, performed by the original cast: Lisa Bowerman and Sarah Mowatt…

1.00 pm Sunday 1st May

Coffee with Gary Erskine

The Popular comics penciller and inker will be holding a signing and sketching session at Sci-Fi London, so if you don’t fancy the Doctor Who event, come along early to get in line!

1.00 pm Sunday 1st May

All the events take place at the Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, 19 Lower Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4LR
More info at http://www.sci-fi-london.com
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Panel Borders: Mister Green and The Incredible Hulk

April 15, 2010 2 Comments

Panel Borders:

Mister Green and The Incredible Hulk

Edited version broadcast 15/04/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Clockwise from bottom left: still from Planet Hulk animated movie, cover of Incredible Hulk vol.3 no.98, stills from Mister Green and Robot Stories

Clockwise from bottom left: still from Planet Hulk animated movie, cover of Incredible Hulk vol.3 no.98, stills from Mister Green and Robot Stories

Continuing our month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch talks to comic book author and film-maker Greg Pak about his experiences in creating both media. Greg is the writer/director of a handful of short films including Mouse, Super Power Blues and the award winning Mister Green, the feature film Robot Stories and also the writer of a variety of Marvel comics. Alex and Greg talk about the similarities of both media, the freedom to develop characters over a fairly long stretch of time and seeing the first storyline of his run on the Incredible Hulk being adapted into the animated feature Planet Hulk.

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 pages on Greg Pak and Planet Hulk
Greg’s website: www.pakbuzz.com
Trailers for the Planet Hulk animated film / original comics
Planet Hulk / World War Hulk covers gallery at marvel.com
Info about screenings of Mister Green and other short films at this year’s Sci-Fi London festival
Follow Hercules‘ sidekick Amadeus Cho on twitter
Listen to Alex’s interview with Greg’s Incredible Hercules co-writer Fred Van Lente

Recommended events:

Whaam!: firstsite, Colchester’s 3 week festival of comics features a residency by artist David Baillie and a talk about subversive manga by Ilya and Chie Kutsuwada on Wednesday the 28th. More info about Whaam! can be found at www.firstsite.uk.net

Graphically Speaking: Rutu Modan, Amruta Patil and Jakob Strid, chaired by Paul Gravett – Three groundbreaking graphic novelists from Israel, India and Denmark sharpen their pencils to draw pictures and create stories beyond their countries and cultures that reach out to readers everywhere. 17 Apr, 4.30pm, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
More info: www.internationalpen.org.uk

Alternative Press DIY workshop

Alternative Press and CreativeCapital present: A day of free zine making, comix and self publishing workshops for people aged 19 and over. Including mini comic fair, and local opportunities for self publishers.

If you’re an artist, small press comix creator or zinester, please come along and sell your work at our mini fair communal table. Also, the local comic book shop Calamity Comics are opening their doors for the first time to the small press, and will be dedicating some shelf space to underground comix, so go along and show them your work.

Saturday 17th April 2010. 1- 6pm, Trinity Bar 378-380 Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2DL

More info at: www.alternativepress.org.uk

Comics and Graphic novels at London Book Fair

From 19th – 21st of April there are a series of workshops and seminars taking place at The London Book Fair in Earl’s Court and this year the event is looking at Comics and Graphic novels for the first time. Over the three days, speakers and panel chairs include: Jason Kingsley (Rebellion), Helen McCarthy, David Fickling, Emma Vieceli, Nana Li, Cory Doctorow, Ian Rankin and Paul Gravett.

More info at www.londonbookfair.co.uk

Unicomics at the University of Hertfordshire, a 4 day event will be taking place from April 22nd to April 25th with film screenings, talks and panels by Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons , Kevin O’Neill, Gary Erskine, Ian Culbard, and Sarah McIntyre, more info at www.unicomics.co.uk

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050 from Wednesday 28th April – Monday 3rd May features a variety of comics panels, on topics such as 60 years of Dan Dare, British Female Manga creators, Comics and film and Marvel UK with guests including Kate Brown, Rian Hughes, Gary Erskine, Emma Viecelli, Dez Skinn, Woodrow Phoenix, Garry Leach, Karen Rubins, Dan Abnett, Cyriak Harris and many more. More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Today’s show: Mister Green and The Incredible Hulk

April 15, 2010

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – Mister Green and The Incredible Hulk

Clockwise from bottom left: still from Planet Hulk animated movie, cover of Incredible Hulk vol.3 no.98, stills from Mister Green and Robot Stories

Clockwise from bottom left: still from Planet Hulk animated movie, cover of Incredible Hulk vol.3 no.98, stills from Mister Green and Robot Stories

Continuing our month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch talks to comic book author and film-maker Greg Pak about his experiences in creating both media. Greg is the writer/director of a handful of short films including Mouse, Super Power Blues and the award winning Mister Green, the feature film Robot Stories and also the writer of a variety of Marvel comics. Alex and Greg talk about the similarities of both media, the freedom to develop characters over a fairly long stretch of time and seeing the first storyline of his run on the Incredible Hulk being adapted into the animated feature Planet Hulk.

5pm 15/04/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Wikipedia pages on Greg Pak and Planet Hulk
Greg’s website: www.pakbuzz.com
Trailers for the Planet Hulk animated film / original comics
Planet Hulk / World War Hulk covers gallery at marvel.com
Info about screenings of Mister Green and other short films at this year’s Sci-Fi London festival
Follow Hercules‘ sidekick Amadeus Cho on twitter
Listen to Alex’s interview with Greg’s Incredible Hercules co-writer Fred Van Lente

Recommended events:

Whaam!: firstsite, Colchester’s 3 week festival of comics features a residency by artist David Baillie and a talk about subversive manga by Ilya and Chie Kutsuwada on Wednesday the 28th. More info about Whaam! can be found at www.firstsite.uk.net

Graphically Speaking: Rutu Modan, Amruta Patil and Jakob Strid, chaired by Paul Gravett – Three groundbreaking graphic novelists from Israel, India and Denmark sharpen their pencils to draw pictures and create stories beyond their countries and cultures that reach out to readers everywhere. 17 Apr, 4.30pm, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
More info: www.internationalpen.org.uk

Alternative Press DIY workshop

Alternative Press and CreativeCapital present: A day of free zine making, comix and self publishing workshops for people aged 19 and over. Including mini comic fair, and local opportunities for self publishers.

If you’re an artist, small press comix creator or zinester, please come along and sell your work at our mini fair communal table. Also, the local comic book shop Calamity Comics are opening their doors for the first time to the small press, and will be dedicating some shelf space to underground comix, so go along and show them your work.

Saturday 17th April 2010. 1- 6pm, Trinity Bar 378-380 Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2DL

More info at: www.alternativepress.org.uk

Comics and Graphic novels at London Book Fair

From 19th – 21st of April there are a series of workshops and seminars taking place at The London Book Fair in Earl’s Court and this year the event is looking at Comics and Graphic novels for the first time. Over the three days, speakers and panel chairs include: Jason Kingsley (Rebellion), Helen McCarthy, David Fickling, Emma Vieceli, Nana Li, Cory Doctorow, Ian Rankin and Paul Gravett.

More info at www.londonbookfair.co.uk

Unicomics at the University of Hertfordshire, a 4 day event will be taking place from April 22nd to April 25th with film screenings, talks and panels by Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons , Kevin O’Neill, Gary Erskine, Ian Culbard, and Sarah McIntyre, more info at www.unicomics.co.uk

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050 from Wednesday 28th April – Monday 3rd May features a variety of comics panels, on topics such as 60 years of Dan Dare, British Female Manga creators, Comics and film and Marvel UK with guests including Kate Brown, Rian Hughes, Gary Erskine, Emma Viecelli, Dez Skinn, Woodrow Phoenix, Garry Leach, Karen Rubins, Dan Abnett, Cyriak Harris and many more. More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Panel Borders: British Noir

April 8, 2010 2 Comments

Panel Borders:

British Noir

Edited version broadcast 08/04/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Panels from the graphic novel Jack Said by Paul Tanter and Oscar Alvarado / the filming of that scene featuring Simon Phillips and Jimmy White

Panels from the graphic novel Jack Said by Paul Tanter and Oscar Alvarado / the filming of that scene featuring Simon Phillips and Jimmy White

Continuing our month long look at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch talks to Paul Tanter, the writer of the ‘Jack Says‘ trilogy of British films noir. To accompany the first film, Paul wrote a prequel graphic novel ‘Jack Said‘ which in turn was filmed after the success of the first movie. Paul then wrote a graphic novel sequel ‘Jack Falls‘, which like the first book is illustrated by Mexican cartoonist and animator Oscar Alvarado and now is also entering preproduction as a motion picture.

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: Official movie site www.jacksays.co.uk
Wikipedia pages on Jack Says, Jack Said and Oscar Alvarado
Buy Jack Falls from Soaring Penguin Press
Listen to Alex’s interview with Soaring Penguin’s John Anderson

Recommended events:

The International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference – Comics: Cultures and Genres is taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University from the 12-14 April 2010 featuring keynote lectures by some of the most prolific comics scholars in the UK including Paul Gravett, Roger Sabin, Mel Gibson and Martin Barker. For more info please visit www.mmu.ac.uk

Whaam!: firstsite, Colchester’s 3 week festival of comics features a residency by artist David Baillie, a talk on boys and girls comics by Pat Mills and Eric Fernie on the 12th of April, a talk about the crossover between contemporary art and comics by Richard Reynolds and Simon Grennan on Thursday the 15 of April and a talk about subversive manga by Ilya and Chie Kutsuwada on Wednesday the 28th. More info about Whaam! can be found at www.firstsite.uk.net

Graphically Speaking: Rutu Modan, Amruta Patil and Jakob Strid, chaired by Paul Gravett – Three groundbreaking graphic novelists from Israel, India and Denmark sharpen their pencils to draw pictures and create stories beyond their countries and cultures that reach out to readers everywhere. 17 Apr, 4.30pm, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
More info: www.internationalpen.org.uk

Unicomics at the University of Hertfordshire, a 4 day event will be taking place from April 22nd to April 25th with film screenings, talks and panels by Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons , Kevin O’Neill, Gary Erskine, Ian Culbard, and Sarah McIntyre, more info at www.unicomics.co.uk

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050 from Wednesday 28th April – Monday 3rd May features a variety of comics panels, on topics such as 60 years of Dan Dare, British Female Manga creators, Comics and film and Marvel UK with guests including Kate Brown, Rian Hughes, Gary Erskine, Emma Viecelli, Dez Skinn, Woodrow Phoenix, Garry Leach, Karen Rubins, Dan Abnett, Cyriak Harris and many more. More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Today’s show: British Noir

April 8, 2010

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – British Noir

Panels from the graphic novel Jack Said by Paul Tanter and Oscar Alvarado / the filming of that scene featuring Simon Phillips and Jimmy White

Panels from the graphic novel Jack Said by Paul Tanter and Oscar Alvarado / the filming of that scene featuring Simon Phillips and Jimmy White

Continuing our month long look at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch talks to Paul Tanter, the writer of the ‘Jack Says‘ trilogy of British films noir. To accompany the first film, Paul wrote a prequel graphic novel ‘Jack Said‘ which in turn was filmed after the success of the first movie. Paul then wrote a graphic novel sequel ‘Jack Falls‘, which like the first book is illustrated by Mexican cartoonist and animator Oscar Alvarado and now is also entering preproduction as a motion picture.

5pm 08/04/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Official movie site www.jacksays.co.uk
Wikipedia pages on Jack Says, Jack Said and Oscar Alvarado
Buy Jack Falls from Soaring Penguin Press
Listen to Alex’s interview with Soaring Penguin’s John Anderson

Recommended events:

The International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference – Comics: Cultures and Genres is taking place at Manchester Metropolitan University from the 12-14 April 2010 featuring keynote lectures by some of the most prolific comics scholars in the UK including Paul Gravett, Roger Sabin, Mel Gibson and Martin Barker. For more info please visit www.mmu.ac.uk

Whaam!: firstsite, Colchester’s 3 week festival of comics features a residency by artist David Baillie, a talk on boys and girls comics by Pat Mills and Eric Fernie on the 12th of April, a talk about the crossover between contemporary art and comics by Richard Reynolds and Simon Grennan on Thursday the 15 of April and a talk about subversive manga by Ilya and Chie Kutsuwada on Wednesday the 28th. More info about Whaam! can be found at www.firstsite.uk.net

Graphically Speaking: Rutu Modan, Amruta Patil and Jakob Strid, chaired by Paul Gravett – Three groundbreaking graphic novelists from Israel, India and Denmark sharpen their pencils to draw pictures and create stories beyond their countries and cultures that reach out to readers everywhere. 17 Apr, 4.30pm, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
More info: www.internationalpen.org.uk

Unicomics at the University of Hertfordshire, a 4 day event will be taking place from April 22nd to April 25th with film screenings, talks and panels by Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons , Kevin O’Neill, Gary Erskine, Ian Culbard, and Sarah McIntyre, more info at www.unicomics.co.uk

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050 from Wednesday 28th April – Monday 3rd May features a variety of comics panels, on topics such as 60 years of Dan Dare, British Female Manga creators, Comics and film and Marvel UK with guests including Kate Brown, Rian Hughes, Gary Erskine, Emma Viecelli, Dez Skinn, Woodrow Phoenix, Garry Leach, Karen Rubins, Dan Abnett, Cyriak Harris and many more. More info at www.sci-fi-london.com

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Panel Borders: The art of Marc Caro

April 5, 2010 2 Comments

Panel Borders:

The art of Marc Caro

Alternate edit broadcast 01/04/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

The many of faces of Marc Caro - clockwise from top left: A12 C4 print, cover and interior page from Tot, covers of Contrapunktiques,  In Vitro, The City of lost children DVD and Dante 01 storyboard collection

The many of faces of Marc Caro - clockwise from top left: A12 C4 print, cover and interior page from Tot, covers of Contrapunktiques, In Vitro, The City of lost children DVD and Dante 01 storyboard collection

In the first of a month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch talks to director Marc Caro about his experiences in both media, how working in bande dessinée led to animation, how animation led to live action film. Marc talks about his work appearing in Metal Hurlant with Enki Bilal and Moebius and how the work of Spiegelman and Satrapi made the form more respectable. Also, Alex and Marc talk about his work designing the comic book adaptation Blueberry, how his colleagues Jean Pierre Jeunet and Pitof fared in America making Alien Resurrection and Catwoman respectively and what it was like making his first film –Dante 01 – without his famous Delicatessen collaborator. The interview was recorded before and after a screening of The City of Lost Children at Sci-Fi London.

Marc Caro, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch at Sci-Fi London 8

Marc Caro, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch at Sci-Fi London 8

Please note: the show is in English and French with translation by Virginie Sélavy.

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 and IMDb pages on Marc Caro
Buy Marc’s books from www.amazon.fr
More examples of Marc’s comics at lambiek.net
French illustration and comics blog – Doury is dead
Listen to Alex’s panel discussion with Marc and four other directors about low budget SF filmmaking at Sci-Fi London

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Today’s show: The art of Marc Caro

April 1, 2010

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip! – The art of Marc Caro

The many of faces of Marc Caro - clockwise from top left: A12 C4 print, cover and interior page from Tot, covers of Contrapunktiques,  In Vitro, The City of lost children DVD and Dante 01 storyboard collection

The many of faces of Marc Caro - clockwise from top left: A12 C4 print, cover and interior page from Tot, covers of Contrapunktiques, In Vitro, The City of lost children DVD and Dante 01 storyboard collection

In the first of a month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch talks to director Marc Caro about his experiences in both media, how working in bande dessinée led to animation, how animation led to live action film. Marc talks about his work appearing in Metal Hurlant with Enki Bilal and Moebius and how the work of Spiegelman and Satrapi made the form more respectable. Also, Alex and Marc talk about his work designing the comic book adaptation Blueberry, how his colleagues Jean Pierre Jeunet and Pitof fared in America making Alien Resurrection and Catwoman respectively and what it was like making his first film –Dante 01 – without his famous Delicatessen collaborator. The interview was recorded after a screening of The City of Lost Children at Sci-Fi London.

Marc Caro, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch at Sci-Fi London 8

Marc Caro, Virginie Sélavy and Alex Fitch at Sci-Fi London 8

Please note: the show is in English and French with translation by Virginie Sélavy.

5pm 01/04/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Wikipedia and IMDb pages on Marc Caro
Buy Marc’s books from www.amazon.fr
French illustration and comics blog – Doury is dead
Listen to Alex’s panel discussion with Marc and four other directors about low budget SF filmmaking at Sci-Fi London

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050, April 28th - May 3rd, 2010

John Hicklenton

Another pioneer of dark SF comic art, John Hicklenton, sadly passed away last week and Alex, along with everyone at Electric Sheep and Resonance FM would like to pass on their condolences to his friends and family. John’s death is a huge loss to the world of comics and Alex personally regrets not having interviewed John about his work before he died, however Pat Mills will be appearing on a future episode of the show to talk about John’s art and career.

In the meantime you can read a moving elegy to John’s life by Pat on the Forbidden Planet International blog.

More info on the FPI blog, the Multiple Sclerosis Trust website and Steve Holland’s Bear Alley blog.
You can buy the film Here’s Johnny, about the artist’s life and work here