Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Brian Yuzna and the horror of Society

November 13, 2013

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Four films by Brian Yuzna

Four films by Brian Yuzna

Brian Yuzna and the horror of Society: Alex Fitch talks to film maker Brian Yuzna about his work, from his memorable debut as producer of Stuart Gordon’s Re-animator, his underrated satire of 1980s American preppy culture Society, and his later career making sequels to such franchises as Return of the Living Dead and Silent Night, Deadly Night. Recorded at the University of Brighton in conjunction with Cine-Excess Festival.

Cine-Excess VII is taking place at Birmingham MAC from 15th-17th November with guests including French filmmaker Catherine Breillat (Romance / Anatomy of Hell) and Italian auteur Francesco Barilli (The Perfume of the Lady in Black / Pensione paura)

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

Panel Borders: Great British Horror Comics

October 28, 2013 2 Comments

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex interviews Gareth Brookes

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex Fitch interviews Gareth Brookes

Great British Horror Comics: This episode concludes a month of episodes looking at horror comics, and includes interviews with a quartet of British creators who work in that genre. Alex Fitch talks to David Hine, author of Strange Embrace and writer of a variety of horror comics for American publishers, I.N.J. Culbard, the illustrator of Self Made Hero’s H.P.Lovecraft adaptations and Hannah Berry, whose second graphic novel Adamtine is a claustrophobic tale of terror set on a train, in a panel recorded at the first Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Also, Gareth Brookes discusses his extraordinary graphic novel The Black Project, illustrated via linocut and embroidery, which tells the story of an unusual young man who makes his girlfriends out of found materials, and mixes The Silence of the Lambs with arts and crafts magazines.
Originally broadcast Monday 28th October 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 (more…)

Today’s show: Great British Horror Comics

October 28, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Great British Horror Comics

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex interviews Gareth Brookes

David Hine, I.N.J. Culbard, Alex Fitch and Hannah Berry at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival / Alex Fitch interviews Gareth Brookes

Today’s show concludes a month of episodes looking at horror comics, and includes interviews with a quartet of British creators who work in that genre. Alex Fitch talks to David Hine, author of Strange Embrace and writer of a variety of horror comics for American publishers, I.N.J. Culbard, the illustrator of Self Made Hero’s H.P.Lovecraft adaptations and Hannah Berry, whose second graphic novel Adamtine is a claustrophobic tale of terror set on a train, in a panel recorded at the first Lakes International Comic Art Festival.
Also, Gareth Brookes discusses his extraordinary graphic novel The Black Project, illustrated via linocut and embroidery, which tells the story of an unusual young man who makes his girlfriends out of found materials, and mixes The Silence of the Lambs with arts and crafts magazines.
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 28th October 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 31st October 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Spirit animals – Hannah Eaton and Dan White

October 21, 2013 1 Comment

Cindy and Biscuit by Dan White / Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton

Cindy and Biscuit by Dan White / Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton

Spirit animals – Hannah Eaton and Dan White: Continuing a month of shows on horror and fantasy comics, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of writer / artists about their work in these genres which mix tales of adolescent girls with English legends, spirit animals and weird occurrences. Hannah Eaton discusses her folkloric graphic novel Naming Monsters, recently published by Myriad Editions and a result of her entering the 2012 First Fictions Competition. Dan White talks about his self published comics Terminus and Cindy and Biscuit, the latter combining the adventures of a Little Orphan Annie type character and her dog with Lovecraftian horrors. Both interviews were recorded live at Cartoon County, Brighton, Summer 2013, with additional questions by David Lloyd, Corinne Pearlman, Glenn Fabry, Dave Stone and others. Originally broadcast Monday 21st October 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 Hannah’s work at www.hannaheaton.com / www.myriadeditions.com
Alex’s previous interview with Hannah at Crawley Wordfest
Dan White’s website: milkthecat.wordpress.com featuring Cindy and Biscuit
Podcast / reviews site: mindlessones.com featuring Terminus
Cartoon County website
Listen to episode 68 of The Mindless Ones podcast, recorded immediately after the Dan White interview (more…)

Today’s show: Spirit animals – Hannah Eaton and Dan White

October 21, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Spirit animals – Hannah Eaton and Dan White

Cindy and Biscuit by Dan White / Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton

Cindy and Biscuit by Dan White / Naming Monsters by Hannah Eaton

Continuing a month of shows on horror and fantasy comics, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of writer / artists about their work in these genres which mix tales of adolescent girls with English legends, spirit animals and weird occurrences. Hannah Eaton discusses her folkloric graphic novel Naming Monsters, recently published by Myriad Editions and a result of her entering the 2012 First Fictions Competition. Dan White talks about his self published comics Terminus and Cindy and Biscuit, the latter combining the adventures of a Little Orphan Annie type character and her dog with Lovecraftian horrors. Both interviews were recorded live at Cartoon County, Brighton, Summer 2013, with additional questions by David Lloyd, Corinne Pearlman, Glenn Fabry, Dave Stone and others.

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 21th October 2013, repeated 2am, Thursday 24th October 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Panel Borders: Mute, Glenn Fabry

October 14, 2013

Art from Mute by Duncan Jones, More Kev by Garth Ennis, Lot 13 by Steve Niles, illustrated by Glenn Fabry

Art from Mute by Duncan Jones, More Kev by Garth Ennis, Lot 13 by Steve Niles, illustrated by Glenn Fabry

Mute, Glenn Fabry: Continuing a month of shows looking at horror and fantasy comics, Alex Fitch talks to comic book artist and illustrator Glenn Fabry about his graphic novel adaptation of Duncan Jones’ yet to be filmed sequel to Moon, a Philip K Dick style drama called Mute. Glenn discusses the differences between illustrating adaptions of film scripts and regular comics, his collaboration with Steve Niles on the horror serial Lot 13, drawing Garth Ennis’ “funniest script” for The Authority: Kev, and his plans for more personal work in the future. Recorded in front of a live audience at Cartoon County, Brighton, Summer 2013. Originally broadcast Monday 14th October 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 Glenn Fabry’s work at www.glennfabry.co.uk
Discover Cartoon County at www.cartooncounty.com
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Glenn (more…)

Today’s show: Mute, Glenn Fabry

October 14, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Mute, Glenn Fabry

Art from Mute by Duncan Jones, More Kev by Garth Ennis, Lot 13 by Steve Niles, illustrated by Glenn Fabry

Art from Mute by Duncan Jones, More Kev by Garth Ennis, Lot 13 by Steve Niles, illustrated by Glenn Fabry

Continuing a month of shows looking at horror and fantasy comics, Alex Fitch talks to comic book artist and illustrator Glenn Fabry about his graphic novel adaptation of Duncan Jones’ yet to be filmed sequel to Moon, a Philip K Dick style drama called Mute. Glenn discusses the differences between illustrating adaptions of film scripts and regular comics, his collaboration with Steve Niles on the horror serial Lot 13, drawing Garth Ennis’ “funniest script” for The Authority: Kev, and his plans for more personal work in the future. Recorded in front of a live audience at Cartoon County, Brighton, Summer 2013.

4.30pm, Monday 14th October 2013, repeated 8am, Sunday 21st October 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: More info about Glenn Fabry’s work at www.glennfabry.co.uk
Discover Cartoon County at www.cartooncounty.com
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Glenn (more…)

Panel Borders: 100 issues of The Walking Dead

October 8, 2013

Charlie Adlard signs art from The Walking Dead 106 / alternative cover for the issue / interior art

Charlie Adlard signs art from The Walking Dead 106 / alternative cover for the issue / interior art

100 issues of The Walking Dead: Starting a month of shows on horror and fantasy comics, Alex Fitch talks to artist Charlie Adlard about drawing 100 issues of The Walking Dead. Alex and Charlie discuss the various storylines the artist has rendered since 2004, coming up with new character designs for humans and zombies alike, how the TV show compliments and diverges from the original comic, and drawing variant covers for the title to help support his local comic book shop.
Recorded in front of a live audience at Infinity and Beyond Comics, Shrewsbury, Autumn 2012. Originally broadcast Monday 7th October 2013, on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: 100 issues of The Walking Dead

October 6, 2013

Today at 4.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: 100 issues of The Walking Dead

Charlie Adlard signs art from The Walking Dead 106 / alternative cover for the issue / interior art

Charlie Adlard signs art from The Walking Dead 106 / alternative cover for the issue / interior art

Starting a month of shows on horror and fantasy comics, Alex Fitch talks to artist Charlie Adlard about drawing 100 issues of The Walking Dead. Alex and Charlie discuss the various storylines the artist has rendered since 2004, coming up with new character designs for humans and zombies alike, how the TV show compliments and diverges from the original comic, and drawing variant covers for the title to help support his local comic book shop.

Recorded in front of a live audience at Infinity and Beyond Comics, Shrewsbury, Autumn 2012.

4.30pm, Monday 7th October 2013, repeated 11am, Thursday 10th October 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Book List: Alternate Histories

September 3, 2013

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Covers of World War Z and Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks, Intrusion and The Human Front by Ken MacLeod, The Bloodline Feud by Charles Stoss, Rapture of the nerds by Stross and Doctorow

Covers of World War Z and Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks, Intrusion and The Human Front by Ken MacLeod, The Bloodline Feud by Charles Stoss, Rapture of the nerds by Stross and Doctorow

Alternate Histories: Alex Fitch looks at the science-fiction sub genre of Alternate History, talking to three novelists about their works that imagines the past and near future if historical events had taken a different path. Charles Stross discusses his parallel worlds series “Merchant Princes” which depicts travel between various 21st Centuries where Europe is still feudal or has only just seen the industrial revolution plus his collaboration with Cory Doctorow “Rapture of the nerds”; Max Brooks talks about “World War Z” which depicts the present day Earth after twenty years of a war with zombies; and Ken MacLeod discusses his novella “The Human Front” and novel “Intrusion” which look at the kinds of police states that might exist in this county if various political movements had access to more advanced technology. (Originally broadcast 03/09/13 on Resonance FM)

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other formats you can download / stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org (more…)

I’m ready for my close-up: Spike Lee on crowdfunding

August 16, 2013 1 Comment

Still of Spike Lee from Kickstarter campaign video + an example of what his new film is not about

Still of Spike Lee from Kickstarter campaign video + an example of what his new film is not about

Spike Lee on crowdfunding: In a special episode of I’m ready for my close-up, Alex Fitch talks to American film maker Spike Lee about his Kickstarter campaign to fund a new movie about ‘blood addiction’ (which ends on August 21st). They also discuss his forthcoming remake of Park Chan-Wook’s Oldboy, Lee’s thoughts on blaxplotation films such as Blacula and the director’s continuing enjoyment of being a film tutor. (Originally broadcast 16/08/12 on Resonance FM) (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: The Last Horror Movie Actor

June 21, 2013

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Kevin Howarth in The Last Horror Movie, The Seasoning House, GallowWalkers

Kevin Howarth in The Last Horror Movie, The Seasoning House, GallowWalkers

The Last Horror Movie Actor: Ahead of the release of his new film The Seasoning House, Alex Fitch talks to actor Kevin Howarth about his career so far, from his memorable lead role in The Last Horror Movie (2003) to his forthcoming zombie action movie GallowWalkers with Wesley Snipes. Kevin talks about resisting his typecasting as a horror film actor, working as a voice artist on video games and the experiences of working with make-up Paul Hyett on various projects before the latter turned director on The Seasoning House. (Originally broadcast 21st June 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

The Seasoning House is released 21st June 2013 in UK cities by Kaleidoscope Entertainment, more info: www.theseasoninghouse.com

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

Links: Official film website
Profile on www.rottentomatoes.com (more…)

Today’s show: The Last Horror Movie Actor

June 21, 2013

Today at 5pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, I’m ready for my close-up: The Last Horror Movie Actor

Kevin Howarth in The Last Horror Movie, The Seasoning House, GallowWalkers

Kevin Howarth in The Last Horror Movie, The Seasoning House, GallowWalkers

Ahead of the release of his new film The Seasoning House, Alex Fitch talks to actor Kevin Howarth about his career so far, from his memorable lead role in The Last Horror Movie (2003) to his forthcoming zombie action movie GallowWalkers with Wesley Snipes. Kevin talks about resisting his typecasting as a horror film actor, working as a voice artist on video games and the experiences of working with make-up Paul Hyett on various projects before the latter turned director on The Seasoning House.

The Seasoning House is released 21st June 2013 in UK cities by Kaleidoscope Entertainment, more info: www.theseasoninghouse.com

5pm, Friday 21st June, repeated 8am Tuesday 25th June, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at www.electricsheepmagazine.com/events after broadcast

Links: Official film website
Profile on www.rottentomatoes.com (more…)

Reality Check: Living in Byzantium

May 27, 2013

Still from Byzantium by Neil Jordan

Still from Byzantium by Neil Jordan

Living in Byzantium: In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, Alex Fitch talks to producer Stephen Woolley, writer Moira Buffini and star Daniel Mays about the new British vampire movie Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan, which depicts the back story and current lives of a pair of female vampires living in modern day Hastings. (Byzantium is released in the UK on 31st May). (Originally broadcast 24th May 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

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: Official film website
Info about the screening at SCI-FI-LONDON (more…)

Today’s show: Living in Byzantium

May 24, 2013 1 Comment

Today at 5pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, I’m ready for my close-up: Living in Byzantium

Still from Byzantium by Neil Jordan

Still from Byzantium by Neil Jordan

In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, Alex Fitch talks to producer Stephen Woolley, writer Moira Buffini and star Daniel Mays about the new British vampire movie Byzantium, directed by Neil Jordan, which depicts the back story and current lives of a pair of female vampires living in modern day Hastings. (Byzantium is released in the UK on 31st May).

5pm, Friday 24th May, repeated 8am Tuesday 28th May, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at panelborders.wordpress.com/category/reality-check after broadcast (more…)

The Thread: Wrath (of the Dead)

May 21, 2013

Still from Night of the Living Dead

Still from Night of the Living Dead

Wrath (of the Dead): In the second of a series of eight shows about the Seven Deadly Sins, the weekly discussion show run by PhD students from The London Consortium looks at the concept of Wrath and its connection to zombie culture. Guests include: Dr. Richard Barnett, a Fellow at the Wellcome Trust and host of ‘Sick City’, Alex Fitch, the presenter of Resonance FM’s Panel Borders and an assistant editor of Electric Sheep Magazine, and Dr. Jill Critchley, psychotherapist, member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Psychotherapist. Host: Lauren Sapikowski (Originally broadcast 20/05/13 on Resonance FM) (more…)

Today’s show: Wrath (of the Dead)

May 20, 2013

This evening at 7pm on Resonance 104.4 FM, The Thread: Wrath (of the Dead)

Still from Night of the Living Dead

Still from Night of the Living Dead

In the second of a series of eight shows about the Seven Deadly Sins, the weekly discussion show run by PhD students from The London Consortium looks at the concept of Wrath and its connection to zombie culture. Guests include: Dr. Richard Barnett, a Fellow at the Wellcome Trust and host of ‘Sick City’, Alex Fitch, the presenter of Resonance FM’s Panel Borders and an assistant editor of Electric Sheep Magazine, and Dr. Jill Critchley, psychotherapist, member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Psychotherapist. Host: Lauren Sapikowski

7pm, Monday 20th May 2013 / repeated 2.30am, Sunday 26th May, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / more info at http://thethreadradio.org (more…)

Reality Check: Manhwa and Metamorphosis

November 9, 2012

Poster for Priest 3D, art from Priest and Ghostface by Min-Woo Hyung, poster for Metamorphosis, cover of Ghostwatch

Poster for Priest 3D, art from Priest and Ghostface by Min-Woo Hyung, poster for Metamorphosis, cover of Ghostwatch

Manhwa and Metamorphosis: Two events taking place this weekend are ideal places for fans of fantasy and science fiction to visit – SCI-FI-LONDON: EAST and Manhwa: Korean Story and Painting – each in venues not known for exploring those genres. Alex Fitch talks to director Chris Swanton about his adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, screening Sunday 11th November at Stratford Picturehouse and to comic book creator Min-Woo Hyung regarding the art he’s exhibiting at the Korean Creative Content Agency, 1-3 The Strand. Alex and Chris discuss why the director chose a hard to translate novel by Kafka as his directorial debut, following a career as an editor on such projects as the BBC’s Ghostwatch, and Min-Woo talks about his career as a Manhwa creator from his debut Chronicle of a Hot-blooded Judo King to his latest project Ghostface and his most famous series Priest, which was adapted as a Sci-Fi blockbuster in 2011. (more…)

Panel Borders: Gods and Monsters by Bernie Wrightson and Rebekah Isaacs

March 25, 2012 2 Comments

Age of Iron / Angel and Faith by Rebekah Isaacs + Frankenstein / The Incredible Hulk and the Thing by Bernie Wrightson

Age of Iron / Angel and Faith by Rebekah Isaacs + Frankenstein / The Incredible Hulk and the Thing by Bernie Wrightson

Gods and Monsters by Bernie Wrightson and Rebekah Isaacs: Concluding our month of shows about iconoclastic American comic book artists, Alex Fitch talks to a master of horror comics, Bernie Wrightson, and a relative newcomer, Rebekah Isaacs who has made a name for herself in deftly rendered comics in a variety of genres. Alex talks to Bernie about his work on Swamp Thing and Warren Comics’ horror titles in the 1970s, on collaborating with Stephen King in the 1980s and more recently working with Steve Niles at IDW including their new project, Frankenstein Alive, alive. (more…)

Today’s show: Gods and Monsters by Bernie Wrightson and Rebekah Isaacs

March 25, 2012

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4 FM: Panel Borders: Gods and Monsters by Bernie Wrightson and Rebekah Isaacs

Age of Iron / Angel and Faith by Rebekah Isaacs + Frankenstein / The Incredible Hulk and the Thing by Bernie Wrightson

Age of Iron / Angel and Faith by Rebekah Isaacs + Frankenstein / The Incredible Hulk and the Thing by Bernie Wrightson

Concluding our month of shows about iconoclastic American comic book artists, Alex Fitch talks to a master of horror comics, Bernie Wrightson, and a relative newcomer, Rebekah Isaacs who has made a name for herself in deftly rendered comics in a variety of genres. Alex talks to Bernie about his work on Swamp Thing and Warren Comics’ horror titles in the 1970s, on collaborating with Stephen King in the 1980s and more recently working with Steve Niles at IDW including their new project, Frankenstein Alive, alive. Alex and Rebekah chat about her career so far, working on superhero comics like Age of Iron and DV8 with Brian Wood and the horror titles that have made her name, The Twilight Zone and the ongoing Angel and Faith.

8pm, Sunday 25th March 2012, Resonance 104.4FM / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast of after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

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