Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

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Panel Borders: Unnamable horrors in genre comics by Brubaker, Abnett and Lanning

December 18, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Unnamable horrors in genre comics

Partially broadcast 18/12/11 on Resonance FM

Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the Marvel Cancerverse by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning in Realm of Kings, drawn by Leonardo Manco and The Thanos Imperative drawn by Miguel Sepulveda

Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the Marvel Cancerverse by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning in Realm of Kings, drawn by Leonardo Manco and The Thanos Imperative drawn by Miguel Sepulveda

Concluding our series of shows about H.P. Lovecraft, Alex Fitch talks to three creators who have recently penned comics inspired by his monsters and scenarios. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning talk about adding a Lovecraftian twist to Marvel Superheroes in their titles Realm of Kings and The Thanos Imperative, which feature alternative versions of Captain Marvel and the Avengers possessed by the ‘Many-angled Ones’. Also Ed Brubaker discusses Fatale, his latest collaboration with artist Sean Phillips, following Sleeper, Criminal and Incognito, which mixes noir storytelling with occult ceremonies and tentacle faced Nazis.

For more info and a variety of formats you can stream or listen to this podcast in, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Alex Fitch interviews Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning

Alex Fitch interviews Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning

Also available: video podcast with Abnett and Lanning about their Marvel ‘Space Opera’ titles

Links: Wikipedia pages on Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Realm of Kings and The Thanos Imperative

Buy Realm of Kings, The Thanos Imperative, Criminal, Incognito and Sleeper from amazon.co.uk

Previous interviews about H.P. Lovecraft: Alan Moore, I.N.J. Culbard, panel discussion featuring China Mieville and Denise Mina

Today’s show: Unnamable horrors in genre comics

December 18, 2011

Tonight on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Unnamable horrors in genre comics

Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the Marvel Cancerverse by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning in Realm of Kings, drawn by Leonardo Manco and The Thanos Imperative drawn by Miguel Sepulveda

Fatale by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, the Marvel Cancerverse by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning in Realm of Kings, drawn by Leonardo Manco and The Thanos Imperative drawn by Miguel Sepulveda

Concluding our series of shows about H.P. Lovecraft, Alex Fitch talks to three creators who have recently penned comics inspired by his monsters and scenarios. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning talk about adding a Lovecraftian twist to Marvel Superheroes in their titles Realm of Kings and The Thanos Imperative, which feature alternative versions of Captain Marvel and the Avengers possessed by the ‘Many-angled Ones’. Also Ed Brubaker discusses Fatale, his latest collaboration with artist Sean Phillips, following Sleeper, Criminal and Incognito, which mixes noir storytelling with occult ceremonies and tentacle faced Nazis.

8pm, Sunday 18th December, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Alex Fitch interviews Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning

Alex Fitch interviews Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning

Also available: video podcast with Abnett and Lanning about their Marvel ‘Space Opera’ titles

Links: Wikipedia pages on Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Realm of Kings and The Thanos Imperative

Buy Realm of Kings, The Thanos Imperative, Criminal, Incognito and Sleeper from amazon.co.uk

Previous interviews about H.P. Lovecraft: Alan Moore, I.N.J. Culbard, panel discussion featuring China Mieville and Denise Mina

Panel Borders – Alan Moore: The Horrors at Red Hook

December 11, 2011 5 Comments

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Alan Moore: The Horrors at Red Hook

Partially broadcast 11/12/11 on Resonance FM

Wrap covers of The Courtyard and Neonomicon by Alan Moore, Anthony Johnson and Jacen Burrows

Wrap covers of The Courtyard and Neonomicon by Alan Moore, Anthony Johnson and Jacen Burrows

Continuing our month of shows about H.P. Lovecraft, Alex Fitch talks to Alan Moore about his final graphic novel that isn’t part of the continuing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen narrative – Neonomicon – which has just been published, along with its prequel The Courtyard, as a graphic novel by Avatar Press. Both comics follow on from Lovecraft’s tale ‘The Horror at Red Hook’ and Alan discusses why he chose that story in particular to explore further, plus the origins of The Courtyard in an abandoned short story collection called ‘Yuggoth Cultures’, and examples of Lovecraftian imagery in his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen saga.

For more info and a variety of formats you can stream or listen to this podcast in, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: Info about The Courtyard and Neonomicon
Order the short story collections: The Starry Wisdom (prose) and Yuggoth Cultures (comics) featuring Alan Moore and The graphic novel The Courtyard / Neonomicon from amazon.co.uk
Read H.P. Lovecraft’s The Horror at Red Hook
Youtube analysis of Neonomicon: part one / two

Listen to Alex’s discussion with Antony Johnson about adapting The Courtyard and other prose fiction for comics
Download previous interviews with Alan Moore

Recommended events:

Comics Gosh!p

Another monthly event, in which hosts Mike Medaglia and Mark Haylock pick a ‘mainstream’ and small press comic to discuss in this free reading group in Gosh Comics!, Soho

This month they’re looking at “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud and John Miers‘ treatment of The Tower of Babel in his book “A Collection of Comics”
All books will be available at Gosh! and you can read ‘The Tower of Babel’ online (however the book is really nice to have!)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Time: 19:00 until 21:00
Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F ODR

More info: http://www.facebook.com/thinkingcomics
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Today’s show – Alan Moore: The Horrors at Red Hook

December 11, 2011

Tonight on Resonance FM

Panel Borders – Alan Moore: The Horrors at Red Hook

Wrap covers of The Courtyard and Neonomicon by Alan Moore, Anthony Johnson and Jacen Burrows

Wrap covers of The Courtyard and Neonomicon by Alan Moore, Anthony Johnson and Jacen Burrows

Continuing our month of shows about H.P. Lovecraft, Alex Fitch talks to Alan Moore about his final graphic novel that isn’t part of the continuing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen narrative – Neonomicon – which has just been published, along with its prequel The Courtyard, as a graphic novel by Avatar Press. Both comics follow on from Lovecraft’s tale ‘The Horror at Red Hook’ and Alan discusses why he chose that story in particular to explore further, plus the origins of The Courtyard in an abandoned short story collection called ‘Yuggoth Cultures’, and examples of Lovecraftian imagery in his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen saga.

8pm, Sunday 11th December, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Info about The Courtyard and Neonomicon
Order the short story collections: The Starry Wisdom (prose) and Yuggoth Cultures (comics) featuring Alan Moore and The graphic novel The Courtyard / Neonomicon from amazon.co.uk
Read H.P. Lovecraft’s The Horror at Red Hook
Youtube analysis of Neonomicon: part one / two

Listen to Alex’s discussion with Antony Johnson about adapting The Courtyard and other prose fiction for comics
Download previous interviews with Alan Moore

Recommended events:

Comics Gosh!p

Another monthly event, in which hosts Mike Medaglia and Mark Haylock pick a ‘mainstream’ and small press comic to discuss in this free reading group in Gosh Comics!, Soho

This month they’re looking at “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud and John Miers‘ treatment of The Tower of Babel in his book “A Collection of Comics”
All books will be available at Gosh! and you can read ‘The Tower of Babel’ online (however the book is really nice to have!)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Time: 19:00 until 21:00
Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F ODR

More info: http://www.facebook.com/thinkingcomics
(more…)

Panel Borders: Illustrating the Mountains of Madness

December 4, 2011 4 Comments

Panel Borders:

Illustrating the Mountains of Madness

Partially broadcast 04/12/11 on Resonance FM

Images from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and Deadbeats by I.N.J Culbard

Images from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and Deadbeats by I.N.J Culbard

Beginning a trio of shows about the influence of writer H.P.Lovecraft on comics, Alex Fitch talks to I.N.J. Culbard about his graphic novel adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness and forthcoming adaptation of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward for Self Made Hero. Cartoonist Rob Davis briefly joins the conversation (recorded at last month’s Thought Bubble convention) as Alex, Rob and Ian discuss Lovecraft’s short stories and the difficulty of illustrating prose that is alternatively wordy, obtuse and unnamable.

For more info and a variety of formats you can stream or listen to this podcast in, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: Ian’s blog strangeplanetstories.blogspot.com
Info about the Lovecraft Anthology, At the Mountains of Madness and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
Preview pages from Ian’s forthcoming Lovecraftian comic Deadbeats
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Ian Culbard about Sherlock Holmes and The Picture of Dorian Grey / with China Miéville, Denise Mina, Mark Stafford and Alice Duke about H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe

Recommended events:

Canny Comics

On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December, listeners in the North of England might like to go along to the Newcastle Comic Convention, Canny Comics which is taking place at Tyneside Cinema and Newcastle City Library – events include a free screening of George lucas’ magnum opus, Howard the Duck, signings, a drink and draw session and guests include Mary and Bryan Talbot, Doug Braithwaite, Gary Erskine and Al Ewing…
09/12/11 – 7pm till late, Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear NE1 6QG
10/12/11 – 10am – 5.30pm, Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
More info can be found at cannycomiccon.blogspot.com

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Today’s show: Illustrating the Mountains of Madness

December 4, 2011

Tonight on Resonance FM

Panel Borders: Illustrating the Mountains of Madness

Images from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and Deadbeats by I.N.J Culbard

Images from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, At the Mountains of Madness and Deadbeats by I.N.J Culbard

Beginning a trio of shows about the influence of writer H.P.Lovecraft on comics, Alex Fitch talks to I.N.J. Culbard about his graphic novel adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness and forthcoming adaptation of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward for Self Made Hero. Cartoonist Rob Davis briefly joins the conversation (recorded at last month’s Thought Bubble convention) as Alex, Rob and Ian discuss Lovecraft’s short stories and the difficulty of illustrating prose that is alternatively wordy, obtuse and unnamable.

8pm, Sunday 4th December, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Ian’s blog strangeplanetstories.blogspot.com
Info about the Lovecraft Anthology, At the Mountains of Madness and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
Preview pages from Ian’s forthcoming Lovecraftian comic Deadbeats
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Ian Culbard about Sherlock Holmes and The Picture of Dorian Grey / with China Miéville, Denise Mina, Mark Stafford and Alice Duke about H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe

Recommended events:

Laydeez do comics, December 2011

In the last LDC of 2011, Laydeez curators Nicola and Sarah talk about their work and how it has evolved since the first LDC meeting in 2009 + a couple of designers talk about their comics.

Guests:
Rachel Abrams, designer and writer, Brooklyn NY
Sarah Lightman, artist, curator and researcher
Marcia Mihotich, graphic designer and illustrator
Nicola Streeten, illustrator and author of graphic memoir Billy, Me & You

Recommended Read:
Billy, Me & You by Nicola Streeten, published by Myriad Editions

Monday 5 December
Time: 6.30 – 9.30pm
Venue: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

Canny Comics

On Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December, listeners in the North of England might like to go along to the Newcastle Comic Convention, Canny Comics which is taking place at Tyneside Cinema and Newcastle City Library – events include a free screening of George lucas’ magnum opus, Howard the Duck, signings, a drink and draw session and guests include Mary and Bryan Talbot, Doug Braithwaite, Gary Erskine and Al Ewing…
09/12/11 – 7pm till late, Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear NE1 6QG
10/12/11 – 10am – 5.30pm, Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
More info can be found at cannycomiccon.blogspot.com

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Book List: Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft

December 3, 2011 10 Comments

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Alex Fitch, Alice Duke, China Mieville, Denise Mina and Mark Stafford at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Fia Eamónn Wahlin

Alex Fitch, Alice Duke, China Mieville, Denise Mina and Mark Stafford at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Fia Eamónn Wahlin

Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft: As everyone likes a good ghost story at Christmas, Alex Fitch chairs a panel discussion on Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, the two American heavyweights of classic horror and fantastic literature, with contributors including novelists China Miéville and Denise Mina, and illustrators Mark Stafford and Alice Duke.
2011 is the 85th anniversary of Lovecraft’s seminal story The Call of Cthulu, the 80th anniversary of the character first appearing in another writer’s fiction (Robert E. Howard’s The Black Stone) (more…)

Today’s shows: Poe and Lovecraft / Low budget films

December 2, 2011

Today on Resonance FM

I’m ready for my close-up – Pulp Fiction: Low budget British genre films

Simon Burbage, John Thomson and Gavin Molloy in Pulp / Tom Guerrier helps Mark Gatiss get into character for Cleaning Up

Simon Burbage, John Thomson and Gavin Molloy in Pulp / Tom Guerrier helps Mark Gatiss get into character for Cleaning Up

Alex Fitch talks to director Tom Guerrier about his short film Clearing Up, featuring Doctor Who stars Mark Gatiss and Louise Jameson as a hitman and his landlady; and to Adam Hamdy, co-director, and actors Jay Sutherland, Gavin Molloy, Simon Burbage and Lee Ravitz, about Pulp, a caper movie set in the small press comic community. Both films are starting to tour festivals and Alex talks about to their creators about the making of each project and their ambitions to get the films to larger audiences.

Cleaning Up will be screening next on 10/01/12 at the London Short Film Festival at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.
Pulp receives its UK premiere on 02/02/12 at SFX Weekender Sci-Fi convention, Prestatyn Sands, Wales.

5pm, Friday 2nd December, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.electricsheepmagazine.com/events

…and on tonight…

Book List: Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft

Alex Fitch, Alice Duke, China Mieville, Denise Mina and Mark Stafford at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Fia Eamónn Wahlin

Alex Fitch, Alice Duke, China Mieville, Denise Mina and Mark Stafford at SCI-FI-LONDON, photo by Fia Eamónn Wahlin

As everyone likes a good ghost story at Christmas, Alex Fitch chairs a panel discussion on Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, the two American heavyweights of classic horror and fantastic literature, with contributors including novelists China Miéville and Denise Mina, and illustrators Mark Stafford and Alice Duke. 2011 is the 85th anniversary of Lovecraft’s seminal story The Call of Cthulu, the 80th anniversary of the character first appearing in another writer’s fiction (Robert E. Howard’s The Black Stone) and the 170th anniversary of the publication of The Murders in the Rue Morgue. The panelists discuss the influence of Lovecraft on genre fiction plus the use of the iconography of Poe in Goth culture and detective literature in front of an audience of fans and professionals including David Hine and Al Davison. (Recorded at the British Film Institute as part of this year’s SCI-FI-LONDON festival).

8pm, Friday 2nd December, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Websites: Cleaning Up / Pulp
China Mieville / Denise Mina / Alice Duke / Mark Stafford