December 9, 2010
Mature animal comics
Originally broadcast 9th December 2010 on Resonance 104.4 FM
Panels from The Lengths by Howard Hardiman and Grandville Mon Amour by Bryan Talbot
Continuing this month’s series of shows about anthropomorphic or ‘funny animal’ comics Alex Fitch talks to a pair of writer / artists whose latest projects deal with animal / human hybrids in adult situations: Howard Hardiman whose new project is The Lengths, a black and white comic about male sex workers, based on interviews he conducted in London and funded via IndieGoGo and an Arts Council Grant, while in an interview recorded at The Cartoon Museum, Bryan Talbot discusses Grandville Mon Amour, the second volume of his steampunk graphic album series set in a violent turn of the century Paris.
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: Howard’s website www.cutebutsad.co.uk
Grandville page on Bryan’s website www.bryan-talbot.com
Wikipedia pages on Grandville and funny animal comics
Buy Grandville and Grandville Mon Amour from amazon.co.uk
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Howard Hardiman and Bryan Talbot
Comica, London week six
The final two events of Comica 2010 include:
Film screening: Grant Morrison – Talking With Gods
A fascinating documentary detailing the vision of one of the most popular and controversial writers. Followed by a signing with Steve Cook, Rian Hughes and Frazer Irving.
ICA, The Mall, London
Sunday, 12 December – 4pm
Girls Comics: Pat Mills & Jenny McDade
Writers Pat Mills and Jenny McDade will be discussing the world of girls’ comics.
London Print Studios, 425 Harrow Road, W10
Thursday, 16 December – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
More info / book tickets at www.comicafestival.com
Posy Simmonds at Laydeez do Comics
Guest Speaker: Posy Simmonds MBE
British illustrator and writer. Creator of graphic novels, Gemma Bovery (2000) and Tamara Drewe (2005–2006) recently made into a film.
ALSO please bring along one thing you have worked on this year for everyone to look at during the break. If you are not an artist please bring something else!
We will be serving home made mince pies and mulled wine.
Recommended Reads: Gemma Bovery / Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmonds
Guest Blogger: Ellen Lindner
Monday 13 December 2010, 6.30-9.30pm, The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
Erika Moen – Signing and Exhibition
Erika Moen (Dar Comics) will be in London for the opening of her show at Orbital Comics! Come see her paintings in real life and maybe get a book signed or something!
Orbital Comics, 8 Gt Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
Thursday, 30 December 2010 17:00