Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Audio Dramatics: Carols and Zombies

December 26, 2018 2 Comments

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Cover for Doctor Who: Jonah and promotional art for The Morpeth Carol and Zombies, Run!

Cover for Doctor Who: Jonah and promotional art for The Morpeth Carol and Zombies, Run!

An hour-long bimonthly podcast series in which Alex Fitch talks to actors and creators of audio dramas broadcast on radio or released on CD / download.

Carols and Zombies: In this episode, playwright Timothy X Atack and author Naomi Alderman talk about their genre bending work. Fitch and Atack explore the latter’s BBC Radio plays The Morpeth Carol, Phonophone and The Stroma Sessions, plus his Doctor Who audio dramas Jonah and The Wreck of the World. At a conference on Zombie fiction at the University of Brighton, guest presenter Ewan Kirkland talks to Alderman about her scripts for the immersive fitness app Zombies, Run!, which adds an aural survival horror narrative to a runner’s soundtrack as they travel across the landscape. Originally broadcast 19th Decemebr 2018 on Resonance 104.4 FM

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

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Tomorrow’s show: Carols and Zombies

December 18, 2018

Tomorrow on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Audio Dramatics: Carols and Zombies

Cover for Doctor Who: Jonah and promotional art for The Morpeth Carol and Zombies, Run!

Cover for Doctor Who: Jonah and promotional art for The Morpeth Carol and Zombies, Run!

Continuing the new hour-long series on Resonance FM in which Alex Fitch talks to creators of audio dramas that have been broadcast on radio or released on CD and mp3 download, in a bimonthly slot alternating with the Electric Sheep Film Show.

In this episode, playwright Timothy X Atack and author Naomi Alderman talk about their genre bending work. Fitch and Atack explore the latter’s BBC Radio plays The Morpeth Carol, Phonophone and The Stroma Sessions, plus his Doctor Who audio dramas Jonah and The Wreck of the World. At a conference on Zombie fiction at the University of Brighton, guest presenter Ewan Kirkland talks to Alderman about her scripts for the immersive fitness app Zombies, Run!, which adds an aural survival horror narrative to a runner’s soundtrack as they travel across the landscape.

5.30pm Wednesday 19th December 2018, repeated 2.30am Friday 21st December, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Electric Sheep Magazine Podcast: Shirkers House

November 26, 2018

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Posters for Shirkers and The House of the Long Shadows

Posters for Shirkers and The House of the Long Shadows

Shirkers House: In this month’s Electric Sheep Magazine podcast, Alex Fitch looks at appropriation and appreciation of films from the past. Director Sandi Tan talks about rediscovering and restoring the surviving footage from her student film Shirkers, a magical realist look at 1990s Singapore, which was stolen by the film’s producer upon completion, and in an interview recorded at Cine-Excess, Birmingham, cult horror director Pete Walker talks about making British B-Movies in the 1970s and 1980s, such as House of Whipcord, House of Mortal Sin and House of the Long Shadows. Plus classic tracks from Joan Baez, Postmodern Jukebox ft. Wayne Brady and Wiesh.

Originally broadcast Wednesday 21st November 2018, on Resonance 104.4 FM (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Haunted by the Past

June 19, 2018

Tomorrow at 5.30pm on Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Haunted by the Past

Advert for Third Window Films Animerama Blu-Rays / Comparison of stills from restored Nosferatu / Poster for The Endless

Advert for Third Window Films Animerama Blu-Rays / Comparison of stills from restored Nosferatu / Poster for The Endless

In this month’s Electric Sheep Film Show, we look at the restoration of old films, and movies haunted by the past. In an extract from a lecture at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, Mark Rance discusses his 2012 restoration of the classic German horror film Nosferatu, and ahead of its UK cinema release, Virginie Sélavy interviews Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, directors of the new Sci-Fi / horror movie The Endless about a pair of brothers returning to a cult.
Also, Alex Fitch talks to film critic Simon Abrams about the Blu-Ray release of Osama Tezuka’s Cleopatra and 1,001 Nights.
Plus: classic tracks by Saxophonetics, Valérie Litalien and Orkestra Obsolete.

5.30pm Wednesday 20th June 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 26th June, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at www.resonancefm.com / Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com
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Reality Check: Patrick Tatopoulos – Into the Unknown

August 22, 2017

Original designs by Patrick Tatopoulos for Batman v Superman - Dawn of Justice, Independence Day, Riddick

Original designs by Patrick Tatopoulos for Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice, Independence Day, Riddick

Patrick Tatopoulos – Into the Unknown Alex Fitch talks to production designer Patrick Tatopoulos about his work on such films as Godzilla (1998), Justice League, Alien vs. Predator, the Riddick saga and many more. Patrick also discusses his contributions to the “Into the Unknown – A Journey through Science Fiction” exhibition at the Barbican in the City of London, which includes props and recreations of his work on Stargate and I, Robot.

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: Patrick Tatopoulos’ Instagram site
More info about Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction at The Barbican (until September 1st 2017)
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Reality Check: Interactive Literature and Rural Horror

March 27, 2017 1 Comment

The Kraken Wakes website / The Eyes of My Mother poster

The Kraken Wakes website / The Eyes of My Mother poster

Interactive Literature and Rural Horror
Alex Fitch talks to director Nicholas Pesce about his monochrome rural horror film The Eyes of My Mother and Guy Gadney discusses the forthcoming interactive game of John Wyndham’s The Kraken Wakes.

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: More info about The Eyes of My Mother at www.parkcircus.com
The Kraken Wakes website

Today’s show: Fear and Fantasy

September 21, 2016

Today at 5.30pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Fear and Fantasy

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Cover of Tarzan on Film, posters for Creature Designers and Rupture

The monthly show about world cinema and cult releases. Electric Sheep Magazine editor Virginie Sélavy talks to Steven Shainberg about his new film Rupture and takes part in a Q and A with director Guillermo del Toro about the documentary Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex, recorded at Fantasia Festival, Montreal. Also, ESM assistant editor Alex Fitch discusses the comprehensive history of ‘Tarzan on Film’ published by Titan Books, with author Scott Tracy Griffin. Plus classic tracks from Carlos Casal Jr, Johnny Burnette, The Deadly Ones and Glenn Reeves!

5.30pm Wednesday 21st September, repeated 6am Sunday 25th September 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Transcript of Virginie’s interview with Steven Shainberg
Info about Titan Books’ Tarzan on Film
Buy Creature Designers – The Frankenstein Complex on DVD from amazon.co.uk

Tomorrow’s show: Summer Shockers

July 19, 2016

Tomorrow at 8pm on Resonance FM and DAB, Electric Sheep Film Show: Summer Shockers

Still and Blu-Ray cover of Suture / Frightfest 2016 poster

Still and Blu-Ray cover of Suture / Frightfest 2016 poster

Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch presents a couple of interviews regarding films to chill the soul during the summer heatwave. Suture directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel discuss their classic 90s neo-noir as it sees a new release on Blu-Ray in the UK from Arrow, and FrightFest founder and programmer Alan Jones explores the various examples of international gore screening in this year’s festival at Vue Shepherd’s Bush. Plus classic tracks from Can, Tom Jones and Salsa Picante.

8pm Wednesday 20th July, repeated 9am Thursday 21st July 2016, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Info about Frightfest 2016
Info about the Arrow Blu-Ray release of Suture

Today’s show: Sound and Vision

November 18, 2015

Today at 8pm on Resonance FM, Electric Sheep Film Show: Sound and Vision

Details from Berberian Sound Studio,  LIAF 2015 and Monster Club (by Graham Humphreys) posters

Details from Berberian Sound Studio, LIAF 2015 and Monster Club (by Graham Humphreys) posters

In today’s show, Electric Sheep Magazine editor in chief Virginie Sélavy and assistant editor Alex Fitch talk to visual artist Graham Humphreys, best known for his posters for The Evil Dead, Dream Demon and Santa Sangre, about his new book, Drawing Blood. Festival director Nag Vladermersky discusses this year’s edition of the London International Animation Festival, which runs at the Barbican from 4 to 10 December. Plus an interview with Peter Strickland, director of Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy, about his new ‘3D sound’ adaptation of Nigel Kneale’s The Stone Tape for BBC Radio 4, and a round-up of film news.

Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.

8pm Wednesday 18th November, repeated 9am Thursday 19th November 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Links: Download The Stone Tape from BBC iPlayer (until November 30th 2015)
Graham Humphrey’s website
London International Animation Festival website

Electric Sheep Magazine podcast: Cult Screenings, Hardware, Squirm

October 27, 2015

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Still from Hardware / Norwegian video cover for Blue Sunshine / still from Squirm

Still from Hardware / Norwegian video cover for Blue Sunshine / still from Squirm

Cult Screenings, Hardware, Squirm: Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch talks to directors Jeff Lieberman and Richard Stanley, and composer Simon Boswell about cult cinema screenings.
Fitch and Lieberman discuss the latter’s classic horror films Squirm, Blue Sunshine and Just Before Dawn during the director’s visit to Cine-Excess 2014 at the University of Brighton, and bookending a 25th anniversary screening of Hardware at SCI-FI-LONDON, Stanley and Boswell explore the genesis of their film, the former’s plans to direct an adaptaion of H.P.Lovecraft’s “The Colour out of Space” and the latter’s scores for other genre classics such as Sante Sangre and Shallow Grave. Plus classic tracks by R Dean Taylor, and PiL (with live accompaniment by Simon Boswell). (more…)

Today’s show: Film Festival Hardware and Satanic Panic

October 21, 2015

Today at 8pm on Resonance FM, Electric Sheep Film Show: Film Festival Hardware and Satanic Panic

Stills from Hardware and Squirm, extract from cover of Satanic Panic

Stills from Hardware and Squirm, extract from cover of Satanic Panic

In today’s show, Electric Sheep Magazine assistant editor Alex Fitch presents a special Halloween show: listen to director Richard Stanley and composer Simon Boswell talk about their legendary 1990 sci-fi tale Hardware in Q and As recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, and director Jeff Lieberman talks to Alex about his 1976 worm horror Squirm in an interview recorded at Cine-Excess Festival 2014.
Also, Electric Sheep editor in chief Virginie Sélavy interviews Canadian writer Kier-La Janisse about the new book she has edited about the 1980s Satanic Panic cultural phenomenon, plus a round-up of the London Film Festival with writer and cartoonist Mark Stafford.

Electric Sheep Film Show continues on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8pm, repeated the following day at 9am.

8pm Wednesday 21st October, repeated 9am Thursday 22nd October 2015, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Music in today’s show includes “There’s A Ghost In My House” by R. Dean Taylor and “The Order of Death” by Public Image Limited, featuring additional guitar by Simon Boswell (recorded live at SCI-FI-LONDON) (more…)

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 5 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…)