Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Today’s show: Independent genre comics

June 7, 2017

Today at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders: Independent genre comics

Comics by Simon Birks and Kevin Gunstone

Comics by Simon Birks and Kevin Gunstone

The monthly show about comics and graphic novels. This month, in a pair of interviews recorded at Cartoon County, Hove, Alex Fitch talks to a trio of independent comic creators who work in genre storytelling. Kevin Gunstone discusses writing sci-fi and horror comics such as Planet of Daemons, DIS: The Satan Machine, and Future Primitive for a variety of different publishers including Markosia and Amigo Comics.

Also, the co-founders of Sussex based Blue Fox comics – writer Simon Birks and creative director Marielle Birks – introduce their range of titles including Sinners, Hexes and a new gender swapped version of Robin Hood called Robyn.

5.30pm Wednesday 7th June, repeated 6am Sunday 11th June 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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Panel Borders: Mad Robot Comics

February 28, 2017

Covers of Last Exit to Brighton and Madhouse by Matt Hardy and Edward Bentley / variant cover for Cadavers by Warwick Johnson Cadwell / Interior art from Skate or Die by Ed Bentley

Covers of Last Exit to Brighton and Madhouse by Matt Hardy and Edward Bentley / variant cover for Cadavers by Warwick Johnson Cadwell / Interior art from Skate or Die by Ed Bentley

Mad Robot Comics: The monthly show about comics and graphic novels. At Cartoon County, Brighton, Alex Fitch explores the Madhouse and Cadavers comics with creators Matt Hardy and Edward Bentley, published by their Worthing based imprint Mad Robot Comics. The creators also discuss their serialised graphic novel Last Exit to Brighton, sold in 50p instalments, and Ed’s latest kickstarter project, Skate or Die!
Partially broadcast 1st February 2017 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: Mad Robot Comics website
Skate or Die! kickstarter page (ends March 9th 2017)

Tomorrow’s show: New to comics

November 1, 2016

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Panel Borders: New to comics

Comics by Mike Stock, Barnaby Eaton-Jones and Jack Devereaux / Excerpt from Just getting old by Eliza Fricker, wallpaper by Baines and Fricker

Cover of The Grand Tour, designed by Mike Stock, promo art for Perfect by Barnaby Eaton-Jones, Robin Grenville-Evans and Simon Brett, and interior art from Next Stop Space by Jack Devereaux / Excerpt from Just getting old by Eliza Fricker, wallpaper by Baines and Fricker

In a pair of Q and As recorded live in front of an audience, Alex Fitch interviews a quartet of comic book creators who are relatively new to the medium. In a panel discussion from True Believers Comic Con, Cheltenham, Alex talks to designer and letterer Mike Stock, writer Barnaby Eaton-Jones and artist Jack Devereaux about their self-published and small press comics. Also, in a interview recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, Eliza Fricker reads from her debut graphic novel Just Getting Old, and explores the links with her design company Baines and Fricker who make prints and wallpaper for Liberty, Heals and Urban Outfitters.

5.30pm Wednesday 2nd November, repeated 6am Sunday 6th November 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Baines and Fricker website and blog
Barnaby Eaton-Jones’ Chinbeard Books and Comics
Mike Stock’s website
Jack Devereaux’s tumblr site

Panel Borders: Canadian Comics

December 7, 2015

Cover of Fear Itself by Stuart Immonen, interior art from HellCat by Immonen and Immonen, cover and interior art from Russian Olive by Immomen and Immonen, cover and interior art from Its hard to be a girl by Bach

Cover of Fear Itself by Stuart Immonen, interior art from HellCat by Immonen and Immonen, cover and interior art from Russian Olive by Immomen and Immonen, cover and interior art from Its hard to be a girl by Bach

Canadian Comics: In a pair of interviews recorded at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal, Alex Fitch talks to a trio of Canadian comic book creators about their work. Husband and wife team Stuart and Kathryn Immonen discuss working together and apart on such Marvel comic books as NextWave, Heralds, HellCat and Fear Itself, and on their more personal projects including the webcomic Moving Pictures and their latest graphic novel Russian Olive To Red King.

Plus, in a live Q and A recorded in front of a select audience, Alex also talks to Quebec based cartoonist Estelle Bachelard, who draws under the pen-name Bach, about her first graphic novel from Soaring Penguin press – It’s Hard to be a Girl – which collects her humorous autobiographical facebook strips, taped in Brew Brothers Tea Shop, Kendal. (Originally broadcast as part of the ‘Clear Spot’, 9th November 2015 on Resonance 104.4 FM) (more…)

Panel Borders: The Worldwide Comix of Jeffrey Lewis

April 22, 2014

Comics and album covers by Jeffrey Lewis

Comics and album covers by Jeffrey Lewis

The Worldwide Comix of Jeffrey Lewis: Continuing a month of shows looking at the connections between comic books and music culture, guest presenter Conor O’Grady talks to American underground cartoonist and musician Jeffrey Lewis about his comics such as Fuff and The Worldwide Comix Scavenger Hunt. O’Grady and Lewis also discuss the latter’s tools for making strips, the connections between the artist’s short films and static images and his thoughts on delivering comics via new technology. Edited and introduced by Alex Fitch. (Originally broadcast 21st April 2014 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: Jeffrey Lewis’ website and music downloads from bandcamp
Buy digital versions of Jeffrey’s comics at lushcomics.com
(more…)

Today’s show: The Worldwide Comix of Jeffrey Lewis

April 21, 2014

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: The Worldwide Comix of Jeffrey Lewis

Comics and album covers by Jeffrey Lewis

Comics and album covers by Jeffrey Lewis

Continuing a month of shows looking at the connections between comic books and music culture, guest presenter Conor O’Grady talks to American underground cartoonist and musician Jeffrey Lewis about his comics such as Fuff and The Worldwide Comix Scavenger Hunt. O’Grady and Lewis also discuss the latter’s tools for making strips, the connections between the artist’s short films and static images and his thoughts on delivering comics via new technology.

4.30pm, Monday 21st April, repeated 11am, Thursday 24th April 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Jeffrey Lewis’ website and music downloads from bandcamp
Buy digital versions of Jeffrey’s comics at lushcomics.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Shallowater, Your Days Are Numbered

April 29, 2013

Your days are numbered cover by David Ziggy Green / excerpt from Shallowater by Jenny Linn-Cole

Your days are numbered cover by David Ziggy Green / excerpt from Shallowater by Jenny Linn-Cole

Shallowater, Your Days Are Numbered: Concluding a month of shows looking at small press and independent comics, we have a pair of interviews recorded in venues where such titles are stocked. Alex Fitch talks to Jenny-Linn Cole (in the gallery of Orbital Comics), about her graphic novel Shallowater, an tale of music, masculinity, and existentialism serialised in a series of small press comics. Also, in an interview recorded at the DIY Cultures festival, Dickon Harris talks to Jon Turner about the independent comics magazine Your days are numbered which mixes reviews and articles about sequential art with cutting edge graphic design. (Originally broadcast 29/04/13 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

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: Your days are numbered website
Jenny Linn-Cole’s website / blog (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Shallowater, Your days are numbered

April 28, 2013

Tomorrow morning at 8.30am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Shallowater, Your days are numbered

Your days are numbered cover by David Ziggy Green / excerpt from Shallowater by Jenny Linn-Cole

Your days are numbered cover by David Ziggy Green / excerpt from Shallowater by Jenny Linn-Cole

Concluding a month of shows looking at small press and independent comics, we have a pair of interviews recorded in venues where such titles are stocked. Alex Fitch talks to Jenny-Linn Cole (in the gallery of Orbital Comics), about her graphic novel Shallowater, an tale of music, masculinity, and existentialism serialised in a series of small press comics. Also, in an interview recorded at the DIY Cultures festival, Dickon Harris talks to Jon Turner about the independent comics magazine Your days are numbered which mixes reviews and articles about sequential art with cutting edge graphic design.

8.30am, Monday 29th April 2013 / repeated 3pm, Thursday 2nd May, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Panel Borders: From small press to mainstream

April 23, 2013

Excerpts from Ellipsis by Tom Humberstone, Danger Academy by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood, The Alchemists Easel by Al Davison, Strange Embrace by David Hine

Excerpts from Ellipsis by Tom Humberstone, Danger Academy by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood, The Alchemist’s Easel by Al Davison, Strange Embrace by David Hine

From small press to mainstream: In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, the London International festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, guest presenter Matt Badham talks to comic creators David Hine, Al Davison, Tom Humberstone and Tony Lee about starting their careers in independent comics, how that influenced their style and choices when breaking into the ‘mainstream’ industry and the advice they have to give creators starting out now. Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch (Originally broadcast 22/04/13 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

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: Websites – Tony Lee, Tom Humberstone, David Hine, Al Davison (more…)

Today’s show: From small press to mainstream

April 22, 2013

This morning at 8.30am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: From small press to mainstream

Excerpts from Ellipsis by Tom Humberstone, Danger Academy by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood, The Alchemists Easel by Al Davison, Strange Embrace by David Hine

Excerpts from Ellipsis by Tom Humberstone, Danger Academy by Tony Lee and Dan Boultwood, The Alchemist’s Easel by Al Davison, Strange Embrace by David Hine

In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, the London International festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, guest presenter Matt Badham talks to comic creators David Hine, Al Davison, Tom Humberstone and Tony Lee about starting their careers in independent comics, how that influenced their style and choices when breaking into the ‘mainstream’ industry and the advice they have to give creators starting out now. (Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch)

8.30am, Monday 22nd April 2013 / repeated 3pm, Thursday 25th April, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Websites – Tony Lee, Tom Humberstone, David Hine, Al Davison (more…)

Panel Borders: Young Graphic Novelists, Spring 2013

April 15, 2013 5 Comments

Extracts from Frogman by Matt Fitch and Mark Lewis / The Adventures of Leeroy and Popo by Louis Roskosch

Extracts from Frogman by Matt Fitch and Mark Lewis / The Adventures of Leeroy and Popo by Louis Roskosch

Young Graphic Novelists, Spring 2013: Continuing a month of shows looking at small press and independent publishers, Panel Borders looks at two titles that rework familiar pop-culture tropes in new comics by young creators. In an interview recorded at Comica Comiket, Alex Fitch talks to Louis Roskosch about his video game inspired graphic novel The Adventures of Leeroy and Popo, published by Nobrow. Also, Dickon Harris speaks to Matt Fitch and Mark Lewis of ‘Dead Canary Comics’, about their collaborations in the worlds of advertising agencies and comic book creation as they discuss the production of their first superhero title, the Spider-Man spoof Frogman.

Nobrow and Dead Canary Comics will be among dozens of exhibitors at this year’s Comica Comiket, taking place at Central St. Martins School of Art and Design, Handyside Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA on Saturday April 20th, 2013 – more info at www.comicafestival.com (Originally broadcast 15/04/13 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

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 (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Young Graphic Novelists, Spring 2013

April 14, 2013

Tomorrow morning at 8.30am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Young Graphic Novelists, Spring 2013

Extracts from Frogman by Matt Fitch and Mark Lewis / The Adventures of Leeroy and Popo by Louis Roskosch

Extracts from Frogman by Matt Fitch and Mark Lewis / The Adventures of Leeroy and Popo by Louis Roskosch

Continuing a month of shows looking at small press and independent publishers, Panel Borders looks at two titles that rework familiar pop-culture tropes in new comics by young creators. In an interview recorded at Comica Comiket, Alex Fitch talks to Louis Roskosch about his video game inspired graphic novel The Adventures of Leeroy and Popo, published by Nobrow. Also, Dickon Harris speaks to Matt Fitch and Mark Lewis of ‘Dead Canary Comics’, about their collaborations in the worlds of advertising agencies and comic book creation as they discuss the production of their first superhero title, the Spider-Man spoof Frogman.

Nobrow and Dead Canary Comics will be among dozens of exhibitors at this year’s Comica Comiket, taking place at Central St. Martins School of Art and Design, Handyside Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA on Saturday April 20th, 2013 – more info at www.comicafestival.com

8.30am, Monday 15th April 2013 / repeated 3pm, Thursday 18th April, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Panel Borders: Small press publishers

April 8, 2013

Titles published by Sloth Comics, Accent UK and Disconnected Press

Titles published by Sloth Comics, Accent UK and Disconnected Press

Small press publishers: Starting a month of shows in a new time slot, Panel Borders is looking at small press and self published comics, including the titles produced by two British independent publishing companies in interviews recorded at the London Super Comics Convention.
Alex Fitch talks to Nicolas Rossert, Loran and Charles Cutting about Sloth Comics, a new publisher devoted to both British and European graphic novels, including reissues of classic titles. Loran discusses his book Booyah!, about a playful green monster with anger management issues; Cutting talks about his steampunk adventure Steam Hammer, and Rossert describes his approach to choosing graphic novel formats and the process of getting the rights to republish Moebius and Alejandro Jodorowski’s classic Madwoman of the Sacred Heart.
Also, publisher Colin Mathieson discusses his company Accent UK which has built up a commendable body of work over the last dozen years concentrating on anthology books which have showcased the work of some of the country’s finest small press creators. Artist Conor Boyle joins the conversation to talk about Accent’s latest graphic novel Who on Earth was Thaddeus Mist? and the importance of design to the company’s range of books. (Originally broadcast 08/04/13 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

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: Sloth Comics website
Accent UK website
Disconnected Press blog (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Small press publishers

April 7, 2013 1 Comment

Tomorrow morning at 8.30am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Small press publishers

Titles published by Sloth Comics, Accent UK and Disconnected Press

Titles published by Sloth Comics, Accent UK and Disconnected Press

Starting a month of shows in a new time slot, Panel Borders is looking at small press and self published comics, including the titles produced by two British independent publishing companies in interviews recorded at the London Super Comics Convention.
Alex Fitch talks to Nicolas Rossert, Loran and Charles Cutting about Sloth Comics, a new publisher devoted to both British and European graphic novels, including reissues of classic titles. Loran discusses his book Booyah!, about a playful green monster with anger management issues; Cutting talks about his steampunk adventure Steam Hammer, and Rossert describes his approach to choosing graphic novel formats and the process of getting the rights to republish Moebius and Alejandro Jodorowski’s classic Madwoman of the Sacred Heart.
Also, publisher Colin Mathieson discusses his company Accent UK which has built up a commendable body of work over the last dozen years concentrating on anthology books which have showcased the work of some of the country’s finest small press creators. Artist Conor Boyle joins the conversation to talk about Accent’s latest graphic novel Who on Earth was Thaddeus Mist? and the importance of design to the company’s range of books.

8.30am, Monday 8th April 2013 / repeated 3pm, Thursday 11th April, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Panel Borders: The art of Philip Spence

March 12, 2009 7 Comments

Panel Borders:

The art of Philip Spence

Originally broadcast 26/02/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Ninja Bunnies by Philip Spence

Ninja Bunnies by Philip Spence

Concluding Indie comics month (a little bit late due to technical issues) on Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to artist Philip Spence about his self published mini-comics / web comic The Adventures of Ninja Bunny. Mini-comics are an offshoot of the zine and small press comics scene, measuring approx 9cm square and have a more collectible appearance for causal comics browsers who may pick up the titles in art fairs and markets. Philip has recently branched out from his minis into regular sized autobiographical titles and talks about his interest in fine art prints and the production process.

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: Phil’s website
Interview with Phil at Forbidden Planet International‘s blog
Info about the UK Web and Mini Comix Thing where Phil will next be selling his wares on 28th March

Today’s shows: The art of Philip Spence / Traitors to Hitler

February 26, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: The art of Philip Spence

Ninja Bunnies by Philip Spence

Ninja Bunnies by Philip Spence

Concluding Indie comics month on Strip!: Alex Fitch talks to artist Philip Spence about his self published mini-comics / web comic The Adventures of Ninja Bunny. Mini-comics are an offshoot of the zine and small press comics scene, measuring approx 9cm square and have a more collectible appearance for causal comics browsers who may pick up the titles in art fairs and markets. Philip has recently branched out from his minis into regular sized autobiographical titles and talks about his interest in fine art prints and the production process.
(Please note, the interview with Richy K Chandler has been delayed for a little while and will be included in a future episode of “Strip!” / “Panel Borders”)

5pm 26/02/09, repeated 11.30pm 01/03/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Phil’s website
Interview with Phil at Forbidden Planet International‘s blog
Info about the UK Web and Mini Comix Thing where Phil will next be selling his wares on 28th March

I’m ready for my close-up special*: The films of Rex Bloomstein

Alex Fitch talks to director Rex Bloomstein about his films Traitors to Hitler (1979) and KZ (2006) while deal respectively with the 1944 Bomb plot against Hitler and the last concentration camp to close at the end of the Second World War. “Traitors to Hitler” is showing this Saturday and Sunday at the Imperial War Museum as part of a weekend of films and talks about the Bomb plot (including a screening of Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise); Alex and Rex talk about documenting persecution and freedom of speech on film and notions of psychogeography in the documentary process.

6pm 26/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / www.electricsheepmagazine.wordpress.com

*(N.B./ This is an extra edition today of IRFMCU at the unusual time of 6pm as well as the regular 10.30pm show)

Links: Rex’s website
Interview with Rex following a screening of KZ at the Sundance Film Festival
Rex’s page at the “British Documentary Website” dfgdocs.com
Rex’s filmography at the University of Leicester website
Imperial War Museum website

Panel Borders: The work of David Baillie

February 19, 2009 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

The work of David Baillie

Originally broadcast 19/02/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Extract from A Dogs Tale by David Baillie

Extract from A Dogs Tale by David Baillie

Continuing Indie comics month on Panel Borders: Alex Fitch talks to writer and artist David Baillie about his experiences in the comics industry. David has been self publishing comics since the beginning of the 2000s and has recently produced his first graphic novel – Tongue of the dead – a pastiche and welcome update of 1970s and 80s Sword and Sorcery comics such as Conan the Barbarian. David also has worked as a comics commentator for various publications, is working on a 3D site specific graphic novel with Daniel Merlin Goodbrey displayed on the walls of a children’s hospital in France and has just seen his first “Future Shock” published in the venerable British periodical 2000AD.

To download or stream the show in a variety of different formats, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: David’s website and blog
The first page of David’s Future Shock at the Forbidden Planet International blog
David’s 24 minute comic on flickr
Short fiction by David at the daily writing blog “Elephant Words”

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Comics news:

Brighton ‘zine fest February 2008

…will be taking place over the weekend of 21st/22nd February. Workshops, talks and bands will be on the Saturday (@ The Cowley Club) and zine stalls, acoustic acts and a few other mystery things will be on the Sunday (@ West Hill Hall).

More info at www.brightonzinefest.co.uk

Today’s shows: Comics by David Baillie / Being Bruce Campbell

February 19, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: The work of David Baillie

Advert for The Belly Button Bubble Chronicles by David Baillie

Advert for The Belly Button Bubble Chronicles by David Baillie

Continuing Indie comics month on Strip!: Alex Fitch talks to writer and artist David Baillie about his experiences in the comics industry. David has been self publishing comics since the beginning of the 2000s and has recently produced his first graphic novel – Tongue of the dead – a pastiche and welcome update of 1970s and 80s Sword and Sorcery comics. David also has worked as a comics commentator for various publications, is working on a 3D site specific graphic novel with Daniel Merlin Goodbrey displayed on the walls of a children’s hospital in France and has just seen his first “Future Shock” published in the venerable British periodical 2000AD.

5pm 19/02/09, repeated 11.30pm 22/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: David’s website
The first page of David’s Future Shock at the Forbidden Planet International blog
David’s 24 minute comic on flickr

I’m ready for my close-up: Being Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell in My name is Bruce

Bruce Campbell in My name is Bruce

Alex Fitch talks to legendary ‘B’-movie actor Bruce Campbell about his new film My name is Bruce which sees the actor directing, producing and playing a fictionalised version of himself on screen. My name is Bruce sees Campbell kidnapped by a fan and taken to the small town of Gold Lick, Oregon (pop. 333) to save the locals from an ancient Chinese demon prefaced by his own country and western musical numbers… Alex and Bruce also talk about the actor’s career so far, appearing in memorable films by Sam Raimi such as the Evil Dead and Spider-Man trilogies, and his experience of dealing with fandom over the years…

10.30pm 19/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended (sweary!) podcast online now at www.sci-fi-london.com/audio

Links: Watch the trailer for My Name is Bruce
Bruce’s website
More info on the My name is Bruce DVD

Comics News:

Brighton ‘zine fest February 2008

…will be taking place over the weekend of 21st/22nd February. Workshops, talks and bands will be on the Saturday (@ The Cowley Club) and zine stalls, acoustic acts and a few other mystery things will be on the Sunday (@ West Hill Hall).

More info at www.brightonzinefest.co.uk

Panel Borders: The work of Adrian Tomine

February 12, 2009 3 Comments

Panel Borders:

The work of Adrian Tomine

Originally broadcast 12/02/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Extract from Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

Extract from Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

Continuing Indie comics month on Panel Borders: Eagle Award winning writer and artist Tom Humberstone talks to American comic book creator Adrian Tomine who writes and draws the comic book Optic Nerve, originally self published and now serialised by Drawn and Quarterly. Collections of short stories from the comic, entitled Summer Blonde and Sleepwalk, have just been published in the UK by Faber and Faber.
Adrian is also the editor of a series of collections of the work of underground manga creator Yoshihiro Tatsumi including Abandon the old in Tokyo and The Push Man and other stories. Tom and Adrian talk about working in comics, Adrian’s artistic influences and interests, his graphic novel Shortcomings and his involvement in bringing Tatsumi’s work to the attention of a new generation in the West.

To download or stream the show in a variety of different formats, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: Adrian’s website
Buy Adrian’s books from Drawn and Quarterly, Faber and Faber and Forbidden Planet International
Article on Summer Blonde in Time Magazine
Wikipedia page on Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Tom’s website
This podcast is part of our occasional Creators Talking series in which one comic book creator talks to another…
Listen to Alex Fitch and Tom Humberstone chat about David Lynch, Dark City and Tom’s comics

Comics news:

Here’s Johnny Screening on More4

The excellent documentary Here’s Johnny about artist John (Nemesis the Warlock, Judge Dredd) Hicklenton’s battle with multiple sclerosis is being shown next tuesday at 10pm on More4. The film includes great examples of his work and interviews with the likes of Pat Mills and Glenn Fabry…
More info about the film on its official site.

and…

Brighton ‘zine fest February 2008

…will be taking place over the weekend of 21st/22nd February. Workshops, talks and bands will be on the Saturday (@ The Cowley Club) and zine stalls, acoustic acts and a few other mystery things will be on the Sunday (@ West Hill Hall).

More info at www.brightonzinefest.co.uk

Today’s shows: Tom Humberstone talks to Adrian Tomine / The short films of Jeff Keen‏

February 12, 2009 2 Comments

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip: The work of Adrian Tomine

Extract from Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

Extract from Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

Continuing Indie comics month on Strip!: Eagle Award winning writer and artist Tom Humberstone will be talking to American comic book creator Adrian Tomine who writes and draws the comic book Optic Nerve, originally self published and now serialised by Drawn and Quarterly. Collections of short stories from the comic, entitled Summer Blonde and Sleepwalk, have just been published in the UK by Faber and Faber.
Adrian is also the editor of a series of collections of the work of underground manga creator Yoshihiro Tatsumi including Abandon the old in Tokyo and The Push Man and other stories. Tom and Adrian talk about working in comics, Adrian’s artistic influences and interests, his graphic novel Shortcomings and his involvement in bringing Tatsumi’s work to the attention of a new generation in the West.

5pm 12/02/09, repeated 11.30pm 15/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Adrian’s website
Buy Adrian’s books from Drawn and Quarterly, Faber and Faber and Forbidden Planet International
Article on Summer Blonde in Time Magazine
Tom’s website
Listen to Alex Fitch and Tom Humberstone chat about David Lynch, Dark City and Tom’s comics

I’m ready for my close-up: The strange short films of Jeff Keen

A Home Movie by Jeff Keen

A Home Movie by Jeff Keen

For one night only (unless we inveigle them into doing more), the team of Resonance’s long missed Sunday night show Midnight Sex Talk are reunited on air for a special episode of I’m ready for my close-up
Alex Fitch talks to Tania Glyde and Kim Morgan about the films of experimental film maker Jeff Keen, whose work is about to be showcased in 4 programmes at the BFI Southbank over the next couple of weeks and in a definitive DVD box set. Keen’s work ranges from comic book inspired free-for-alls featuring cameos by The Flash, The Spirit and Mickey Mouse, to vaguely erotic scenes of debauchery in squats, and apocalyptic visions in ancient quarries.
Tania, Kim and Alex look at the variety of images and found footage in Keen’s work and try to answer the inevitable question: “What does it all mean?”…

10.30pm 12/02/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast 18/02/09 at http://www.electricsheepmagazine.wordpress.com

Links: More info on the BFI’s Jeff Keen season and DVD box set
Listen to Kim’s previous film reviews
Tania’s blog and info about her book Cleaning up, how I gave up drinking and lived
Alex’s early radio appearances on episodes of Midnight Sex Talk concerning “Movies”, “Censorship”, “Death” and “Psychos”!
Visit the archive of Tania and Kim’s previous shows at www.midnightsextalk.com