Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Panel Borders: Sci-Fi and Satire

July 29, 2018

Pages from Livestock by Hannah Berry / cartoons by Steven Appleby

Pages from Livestock by Hannah Berry / cartoons by Steven Appleby

Sci-Fi and Satire: In a pair of interviews recorded in front of live audiences, Alex Fitch talks to creators whose work includes elements of Science Fiction and Satire. At Cartoon County, Brighton, Alex talks to Hannah Berry about her latest and possibly final Graphic Novel – Livestock which looks at celebrity culture in a world where cloning is on the rise. At the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, cartoonist Steven Appleby discusses his Space Hero Captain Star and newspaper strips about family experience such as Loomus and Normal Life. (more…)

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Panel Borders: Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea

September 30, 2014 1 Comment

Bryan O'Malley and Alex Fitch, Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea, Michael Cera

Bryan O Malley and Alex Fitch, Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea, Michael Cera

Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea: Concluding his two part interview with Bryan Lee O’Malley, Alex Fitch talks to the author about his debut graphic novel Lost at Sea and his seminal six part series Scott Pilgrim. Fitch and O’Malley discuss the film adaptation of the latter, O’Malley’s use of autobiographical incidents which inform his work and pencilling covers for comics by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. Also, in a podcast exclusive, the episode includes brief interviews with Edgar Wright and Michael Cera recorded at the London premiere of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. (Recorded in front of an audience at the British Library, August 2014, and originally broadcast 25th Sep 2014 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: Bryan’s website – www.radiomaru.com and wikipedia page
Listen to Alex’s interview with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright (more…)

Today’s show: Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea

September 25, 2014

Today at 11am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea

Bryan O Malley and Alex Fitch, Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea

Bryan O’Malley and Alex Fitch, Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea

Concluding his two part interview with Bryan Lee O’Malley, Alex Fitch talks to the author about his seminal six part series Scott Pilgrim and his debut graphic novel Lost at Sea. Fitch and O’Malley discuss Edgar Wright’s film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, O’Malley’s use of autobiographical incidents which inform his work and pencilling covers for comics by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie. (Recorded in front of an audience at the British Library, August 2014)

11am Thursday 25th September, repeated 7am Saturday 27th September 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

More info: Bryan’s website – www.radiomaru.com and wikipedia page
Listen to Alex’s interview with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright (more…)

Panel Borders: Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds

September 21, 2014 1 Comment

Pages from Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Pages from Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds: Opening a new season of Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley in the first of a two part interview about his work. This week Fitch and O’Malley discuss the new graphic novel Seconds, published by SelfMadeHero, which depicts the adventures in time and (local) space of a young female chef who encounters a house spirit on the eve of opening her own restaurant. O’Malley talks about the influences on the book from reading Diana Wynne Jones to working in a kitchen while drawing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and the challenge of creating his first full colour graphic novel. (Recorded in front of an audience at the British Library, August 2014, and originally broadcast 18th September 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM) (more…)

Tomorrow’s show: Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds

September 17, 2014

Thursday at 11am on Resonance 104.4 FM, Panel Borders: Seconds

Pages from Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Pages from Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Opening a new season of Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley in the first of a two part interview about his work. This week Fitch and O’Malley discuss the new graphic novel Seconds, published by SelfMadeHero, which depicts the adventures in time and (local) space of a young female chef who encounters a house spirit on the eve of opening her own restaurant. O’Malley talks about the influences on the book from reading Diana Wynne Jones to working in a kitchen while drawing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and the challenge of creating his first full colour graphic novel. (Recorded in front of an audience at the British Library, August 2014)

11am Thursday 18th September, repeated 7am Saturday 20th September 2014, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com (more…)

Reality Check: Robbie Morrison – Taking Dante DrownTown

August 21, 2013 1 Comment

Covers of comics written by Robbie Morrison - Nikolai Dante, 2000AD featuring Shakara, DrownTown

Covers of comics written by Robbie Morrison – Nikolai Dante, 2000AD featuring Shakara, DrownTown

Robbie Morrison – Taking Dante DrownTown: In advance of his appearance at Edinburgh BookFest’s Stripped (graphic novels) weekend, Alex Fitch talks to Robbie Morrison about his career in comics so far, from his fifteen year tenure as the writer of Nikolai Dante in 2000AD, working with artists such as Simon Fraser and John Burns, to his new graphic novel DrownTown, published by Jonathan Cape.
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 (more…)

Reality Check: The Scarifyers

January 30, 2013 2 Comments

Promo material for The Thirteen Hallows, David Warner and Terry Molloy, cover of The Scarifyers comic no.1

Promo material for The Thirteen Hallows, David Warner and Terry Molloy, cover of The Scarifyers comic no.1

The Scarifyers: As we enter Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary year, Reality Check investigates a radio drama series tangentally connected to the franchise. The Scarifyers is a horror / black comedy series, with new installments broadcast each year on BBC Radio 4 Extra (formerly BBC 7) and released on CD and concern the adventures of an elderly horror writer and his retired police sidekick as they investigate supernatural crimes and occurances in 1950s Britain. Alex Fitch talks to series writer and producer Simon Barnard and CD cover artist Garen Ewing about the genre crossing narrative (more…)

Reality Check: Modern childrens comics

April 5, 2012 1 Comment

The Mythical 9th Division by Alex Milway, Robot City adventures by Paul Collicutt, Doctor Who Adventures by Eddie Robson

The Mythical 9th Division by Alex Milway, Robot City adventures by Paul Collicutt, Doctor Who Adventures by Eddie Robson

Modern children’s comics: In a panel discussion recorded at last year’s SCI-FI-LONDON festival, CBBC presenter Chris Johnson talks to Paul Collicutt (Robot City adventures), Alex Milway (The Mythical 9th Division) and Eddie Robson (Doctor Who adventures) about creating Science-Fiction and Fantasy comics for kids and having interested children in the format, how to keep their love of comics going.

Listen to Alex Fitch’s interviews with Alex Milway and Paul Collicutt
(more…)

Panel Borders: The art of P.J. Holden

August 4, 2011 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

The art of P.J. Holden

Excerpt from a Judge Dredd strip by P.J. Holden and Gordon Rennie

Excerpt from a Judge Dredd strip by P.J. Holden and Gordon Rennie

A special online exclusive episode of Panel Borders – in an interview recorded at Oxford’s Caption comic book festival in 2010, comics journalist Matt Badham talks to 2000AD artist P.J. Holden about his work, from his formative years combining art and computers to getting his first Judge Dredd assignment and his most recent projects.

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

Read Alex Fitch’s article about Caption in The Oxford Journal

Links: P.J.’s website
Matt Badham’s blog
Caption website
2000AD online
Listen to the companion podcast to this interview in which P.J. talks to Matt about his formative years in Belfast and Alex Fitch talks to Al Davison and Will Morgan about Caption

Recommended events:

Caption Comics festival 2011

Oxford’s small press comics festival is taking place this weekend, the 6th and 7th of August at the East Oxford Community centre.
Guests include Al Davison, Ian Culbard, Kate Brown, Paul Rainey, David O’Connell and Paul Duffield and tickets are a very reasonable five pounds per day, plus workshops on comic book creating, the annual Caption auction featuring original art pages and new pieces by attending creators and much, much more…

Find more info at www.caption.org

(more…)

Panel Borders: The art of Kevin O’Neill

July 30, 2009 7 Comments

Panel Borders:

The art of Kevin O’Neill

Originally broadcast 30/07/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Alex Fitch talks to Kevin O Neill at Sci-Fi London below a couple of pages from Metalzoic

Alex Fitch talks to Kevin O'Neill at Sci-Fi London below a couple of pages from Metalzoic

Concluding Sci-Fi comics month on Panel Borders, Alex Fitch talks to artist Kevin O’Neill about his work with writer Pat Mills from his early days working on Nemesis the Warlock and A.B.C. Warriors in 2000AD to the hero hunting cop Marshal Law for various publishers. Alex and Kevin also talk about the film adaptations of his work from Hardware (based on the short story Shok!) to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, loosely based on the comic he co-created with Alan Moore. Recorded live in front of an audience at Sci-Fi London.

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: Wikipedia pages on Kevin, Hardware, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Nemesis the Warlock and Marshal Law
Interview with Kevin in The Times
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Kevin’s comic collaborators Alan Moore and Pat Mills including his discussion with both of them about the late humour cartoonist Ken Reid
Join our facebook group / follow Panel Borders on twitter

Related news:

Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard

14 July – 08 August 2009

The Illustration Cupboard is pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.

Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm / Saturday 12pm – 5pm / www.illustrationcupboard.com

and: Alternative Press Festival 2009

Wednesday 29th July – Sunday 2nd August 2009

A festival of events over five days celebrating the small press, self publishing and being creative in the print media.

Spoken Word night out! / Friday 31st July / 7pm – Late

Free / The Griffin / 93 Leonard Street / London / EC2A 4RD

Collaborama! / Saturday 1st August / 11am – Late

Free / The Miller / 96 Snowsfields road / London Bridge / SE1 3SS / www.themiller.co.uk

Alternative Press Fair / Sunday 2nd August / 11am- 7pm

Free / St Aloysius Social Club / 20 Phoenix road / London / NW1 1TA

More info about all events at comicsandzines.wordpress.com and www.alternativepress.org.uk

Today’s show: The art of Kevin O’Neill

July 30, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: The art of Kevin O’Neill

Alex Fitch talks to Kevin O Neill at Sci-Fi London below a couple of pages from Metalzoic

Alex Fitch talks to Kevin O'Neill at Sci-Fi London below a couple of pages from Metalzoic

Concluding Sci-Fi comics month on Strip!, Alex Fitch talks to artist Kevin O’Neill about his work with writer Pat Mills from his early days working on Nemesis the Warlock and A.B.C. Warriors in 2000AD to the hero hunting cop Marshal Law for various publishers. Alex and Kevin also talk about the film adaptations of his work from Hardware (based on the short story Shok!) to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, loosely based on the comic he co-created with Alan Moore. Recorded live in front of an audience at Sci-Fi London.

5pm 30/07/09, repeated 11.30pm 02/08/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Wikipedia pages on Kevin, Hardware, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Nemesis the Warlock and Marshal Law
Interview with Kevin in The Times
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Kevin’s comic collaborators Alan Moore and Pat Mills including his discussion with both of them about the late humour cartoonist Ken Reid
Join our facebook group / follow Panel Borders on twitter

Related news:

Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard

14 July – 08 August 2009

The Illustration Cupboard is pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.

Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm / Saturday 12pm – 5pm / www.illustrationcupboard.com

and: Alternative Press Festival 2009

Wednesday 29th July – Sunday 2nd August 2009

A festival of events over five days celebrating the small press, self publishing and being creative in the print media.

Are you zine friendly? / Thursday 30th July / 7pm – late

Free / The Foundry / 86 Great Eastern Street / London / EC2A 3JL / www.foundry.tv

Spoken Word night out! / Friday 31st July / 7pm – Late

Free / The Griffin / 93 Leonard Street / London / EC2A 4RD

Collaborama! / Saturday 1st August / 11am – Late

Free / The Miller / 96 Snowsfields road / London Bridge / SE1 3SS / www.themiller.co.uk

Alternative Press Fair / Sunday 2nd August / 11am- 7pm

Free / St Aloysius Social Club / 20 Phoenix road / London / NW1 1TA

More info about all events at comicsandzines.wordpress.com and www.alternativepress.org.uk

Panel Borders: Doctor Who comics by Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons

July 23, 2009 6 Comments

Panel Borders:

Doctor Who comics then

Originally broadcast 23/07/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Excerpt from Doctor Who - The Dogs of Doom by Mills / Wagner and Gibbons

Excerpt from Doctor Who - The Dogs of Doom by Mills / Wagner and Gibbons

Alex Fitch talks to two of the creators of Marvel UK’s seminal Who comic strip printed in Doctor Who Weekly. Pat Mills co-wrote the first 43 instalments of the weekly Doctor Who strip with fellow 2000AD cohort John Wagner, bring to the page such outlandish tales as The Iron Legion and The Star Beast about a Robot Roman army and a psychotic cute alien who befriends children. Dave Gibbons drew 56 of the first 60 instalments of the Marvel comic, making him the most iconic artist to be associated with Tom Baker’s Doctor in comic strip format and drew the first episode of Peter Davison’s run, as his swan song. Alex talks to Pat and Dave about their work on the comic and also about Pat’s forays into Who on the radio, writing scripts for Colin Baker and Paul McGann.

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

Listen to last week’s show, featuring Leah Moore, John Reppion and Rich Morris talking about their recent Doctor Who comics

Links: Wikipedia pages on Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons and Doctor Who Magazine
Info on the Doctor Who audio plays The Scapegoat, Dead London and The Space Whale at http://www.bigfinish.com
Info about Dave’s Watchmen graffiti project on the South Bank
Join our facebook group / follow Panel Borders on twitter

Related news:

Pho and Muc: comics and photos at the Arts Bar, Camberwell

Julian Hanshaw, winner of the 2008 Observer graphic short story competition for his comic strip “Sand Dunes and Sonic Booms”, exhibits images from his forthcoming travelogue / Thai cookery graphic novel “The Art of Pho”, alongside photos by Rob Athill of Saigon’s late night food vendors…

20th-26th July 5.30pm – late
Arts Bar (above Funky Munky),
25 Camberwell Church Street,
London SE5 8TR

Meet the artists at a special squid party night on the 23rd…!

also: Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard

14 July – 08 August 2009

The Illustration Cupboard is pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.

Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm / Saturday 12pm – 5pm / www.illustrationcupboard.com

and: Alternative Press Festival 2009

Wednesday 29th July – Sunday 2nd August 2009

A festival of events over five days celebrating the small press, self publishing and being creative in the print media.

Anthology Book launch / Wednesday 29th July / 7pm – 9pm

Free / Housmans radical booksellers / 5 Caledonian road / London / N1 9DX / www.housmans.com

Are you zine friendly? / Thursday 30th July / 7pm – late

Free / The Foundry / 86 Great Eastern Street / London / EC2A 3JL / www.foundry.tv

Spoken Word night out! / Friday 31st July / 7pm – Late

Free / The Griffin / 93 Leonard Street / London / EC2A 4RD

Collaborama! / Saturday 1st August / 11am – Late

Free / The Miller / 96 Snowsfields road / London Bridge / SE1 3SS / www.themiller.co.uk

Alternative Press Fair / Sunday 2nd August / 11am- 7pm

Free / St Aloysius Social Club / 20 Phoenix road / London / NW1 1TA

More info about all events at comicsandzines.wordpress.com and www.alternativepress.org.uk

plus: Laydeez do Comics ….

Is a graphic novel reading group or forum with a focus on comic works
based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday.

Launching the first meeting in July 2009 the group is being set up by illustrator Nicola Streeten and artist Sarah Lightman. As well as selecting favourite works to base discussion on, artists, academics and fans will be invited to speak. A platform for people to test new works and ideas or works in progress will also be included.

The Sewing Room / The Rag Factory / 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

6.30-8.30pm, Monday 27 July / Guest Speaker: Sarah McIntyre, creator of Vern & Lettuce comic

More info here…

Today’s show: Doctor Who comics by Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons

July 23, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Doctor Who comics then

Excerpt from Doctor Who - The Dogs of Doom by Mills / Wagner and Gibbons

Excerpt from Doctor Who - The Dogs of Doom by Mills / Wagner and Gibbons

Alex Fitch talks to two of the creators of Marvel UK’s seminal Who comic strip printed in Doctor Who Weekly. Pat Mills co-wrote the first 43 instalments of the weekly Doctor Who strip with fellow 2000AD cohort John Wagner, bring to the page such outlandish tales as The Iron Legion and The Star Beast about a Robot Roman army and a psychotic cute alien who befriends children. Dave Gibbons drew 56 of the first 60 instalments of the Marvel comic, making him the most iconic artist to be associated with Tom Baker’s Doctor in comic strip format and drew the first episode of Peter Davison’s run, as his swan song. Alex talks to Pat and Dave about their work on the comic and also about Pat’s forays into Who on the radio, writing scripts for Colin Baker and Paul McGann.

5pm 23/07/09, repeated 11.30pm 26/07/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Wikipedia pages on Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons and Doctor Who Magazine
Info on the Doctor Who audio plays The Scapegoat, Dead London and The Space Whale at http://www.bigfinish.com
Info about Dave’s Watchmen graffiti project on the South Bank
Join our facebook group / follow Panel Borders on twitter

Related news:

Pho and Muc: comics and photos at the Arts Bar, Camberwell

Julian Hanshaw, winner of the 2008 Observer graphic short story competition for his comic strip “Sand Dunes and Sonic Booms”, exhibits images from his forthcoming travelogue / Thai cookery graphic novel “The Art of Pho”, alongside photos by Rob Athill of Saigon’s late night food vendors…

20th-26th July 5.30pm – late
Arts Bar (above Funky Munky),
25 Camberwell Church Street,
London SE5 8TR

Meet the artists at a special squid party night on the 24th…!

also: Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard

14 July – 08 August 2009

The Illustration Cupboard is pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.

Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm / Saturday 12pm – 5pm / www.illustrationcupboard.com

and: Alternative Press Festival 2009

Wednesday 29th July – Sunday 2nd August 2009

A festival of events over five days celebrating the small press, self publishing and being creative in the print media.

Anthology Book launch / Wednesday 29th July / 7pm – 9pm

Free / Housmans radical booksellers / 5 Caledonian road / London / N1 9DX / www.housmans.com

Are you zine friendly? / Thursday 30th July / 7pm – late

Free / The Foundry / 86 Great Eastern Street / London / EC2A 3JL / www.foundry.tv

Spoken Word night out! / Friday 31st July / 7pm – Late

Free / The Griffin / 93 Leonard Street / London / EC2A 4RD

Collaborama! / Saturday 1st August / 11am – Late

Free / The Miller / 96 Snowsfields road / London Bridge / SE1 3SS / www.themiller.co.uk

Alternative Press Fair / Sunday 2nd August / 11am- 7pm

Free / St Aloysius Social Club / 20 Phoenix road / London / NW1 1TA

More info about all events at comicsandzines.wordpress.com and www.alternativepress.org.uk

plus: Laydeez do Comics ….

Is a graphic novel reading group or forum with a focus on comic works
based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday.

Launching the first meeting in July 2009 the group is being set up by illustrator Nicola Streeten and artist Sarah Lightman. As well as selecting favourite works to base discussion on, artists, academics and fans will be invited to speak. A platform for people to test new works and ideas or works in progress will also be included.

The Sewing Room / The Rag Factory / 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

6.30-8.30pm, Monday 27 July / Guest Speaker: Sarah McIntyre, creator of Vern & Lettuce comic

More info here…

Panel Borders: Doctor Who comics now…

July 16, 2009 9 Comments

Panel Borders:

Doctor Who comics now…

Originally broadcast 16/07/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Excerpt from The Ten Doctors by Rich Morris

Excerpt from The Ten Doctors by Rich Morris

Page from Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery by Moore and Reppion, art by Ben Templesmith

Page from Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery by Moore and Reppion, art by Ben Templesmith


Alex Fitch talks to the creators of a couple of recent innovative Doctor Who comics about bringing a new angle to the popular franchise. Leah Moore and John Reppion wrote the recent one off comic "The Whispering Gallery" which sees the Doctor and Martha exploring a terrifying museum on an alien planet. Also, Alex talks to Richard Morris, creator of the popular and unauthorised web comic, "The Ten Doctors" – an epic serialised graphic novel which celebrates almost every aspect you can think of from 46 years of the Timelord's adventures.

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: Rich Morris‘ webcomics – The Ten Doctors, Doctor Who: Forever Janette, House of Paulus, 24 fps and Yet another fantasy gamer comic

Leah Moore and John Reppion‘s website including info on Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery

Related interviews: Alex talks to John and Leah about Sherlock Holmes and Dracula comics
…to Gary Russell about Doctor Who comics
…to The Whispering Gallery artist Ben Templesmith about his work

Join our facebook group / follow Panel Borders on twitter

Related news:

Pho and Muc: comics and photos at the Arts Bar, Camberwell

Julian Hanshaw, winner of the 2008 Observer graphic short story competition for his comic strip “Sand Dunes and Sonic Booms”, exhibits images from his forthcoming travelogue / Thai cookery graphic novel “The Art of Pho”, alongside photos by Rob Athill of Saigon’s late night food vendors…

20th-26th July 5.30pm – late
Arts Bar (above Funky Munky),
25 Camberwell Church Street,
London SE5 8TR

Meet the artists at a special squid party night on the 24th…!

and:

Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard

14 July – 08 August 2009

The first British exhibition of his original artwork from.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Marshall Law
Nemesis the Warlock
Judge Dredd

The Illustration Cupboard is pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.

An exciting and sometimes controversial artist this unique event offers fans and collectors an opportunity to view thirty pieces of Kevin’s original drawings and paintings never seen before, and provides visitors to London during the summer season a chance to visit a truly special event.

All artwork is available for purchase, and signed books will also be for sale.
The exhibition will continue on our first floor gallery throughout the remainder of August.
Artwork can be viewed and purchased off our website from 8th July.
Prices range from £500 – £7500

Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 12pm – 5pm

Today’s shows: New Doctor Who comics / Gerry Anderson and the Space Race

July 16, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Doctor Who comics now

Excerpt from The Ten Doctors by Rich Morris

Excerpt from The Ten Doctors by Rich Morris

Alex Fitch talks to the creators of a couple of recent innovative Doctor Who comics about bringing a new angle to the popular franchise. Leah Moore and John Reppion wrote the recent one off comic “The Whispering Gallery” which sees the Doctor and Martha exploring a terrifying museum on an alien planet. Also, Alex talks to Richard Morris, creator of the popular and unauthorised web comic, “The Ten Doctors” – an epic serialised graphic novel which celebrates almost every aspect you can think of from 46 years of the Timelord’s adventures.

5pm 16/07/09, repeated 11.30pm 19/07/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Also:

I’m ready for my close-up: Fly me to the moon

Gerry Anderson on the set of Space:1999

Gerry Anderson on the set of Space:1999

On the 40th anniversary of the moon landings, Alex Fitch talks to two television pioneers who were inspired by the events of July 16th 1969. Sir Patrick Moore covered the events of the Apollo 11 mission live on TV and discusses the events of that day with Alex as well as the highlights of his six decades presenting The Sky at Night. Alex also talks to Gerry Anderson about how the space race and technological innovations of the 1960s inspired such shows as Fireball XL5 and Thunderbirds.

(N.B. The interview with Sir Patrick is available to download now at Sci-Fi London)

Thursday 16/07/09 10.30pm Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com

Links: Rich Morris‘ webcomics – The Ten Doctors, Doctor Who: Forever Janette, House of Paulus, 24 fps and Yet another fantasy gamer comic

Leah Moore and John Reppion‘s website including info on Doctor Who: The Whispering Gallery
Listen to Alex to John and Leah about Sherlock Holmes and Dracula comics
Listen to Alex talk to Gary Russell about Doctor Who comics

Gerry Anderson‘s fan club
Buy Fireball XL5 and Space:1999 from Network DVD

Sir Patrick Moore‘s website
The Sky at Night page at www.bbc.co.uk
Buy The Sky at Night: Apollo 11 at play.com

Join our facebook group / follow Panel Borders on twitter

Related news:

Pho and Muc: comics and photos at the Arts Bar, Camberwell

Julian Hanshaw, winner of the 2008 Observer graphic short story competition for his comic strip “Sand Dunes and Sonic Booms”, exhibits images from his forthcoming travelogue / Thai cookery graphic novel “The Art of Pho”, alongside photos by Rob Athill of Saigon’s late night food vendors…

20th-26th July 5.30pm – late
Arts Bar (above Funky Munky),
25 Camberwell Church Street,
London SE5 8TR

Meet the artists at a special squid party night on the 24th…!

and:

Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard

14 July – 08 August 2009

The first British exhibition of his original artwork from.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Marshall Law
Nemesis the Warlock
Judge Dredd

The Illustration Cupboard is pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.

As one of the most respected and highly regarded names in this field Kevin O’Neill’s illustrative work has led him to rub shoulders with distinguished writers, directors and film stars. Most widely known for his collaborations with writer Pat Mills on Marshal Law (see over) and Nemesis the Warlock in 2000AD Kevin has also worked with Alan Moore on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which was recently turned into a blockbuster Hollywood film starring Sean Connery.

An exciting and sometimes controversial artist this unique event offers fans and collectors an opportunity to view thirty pieces of Kevin’s original drawings and paintings never seen before, and provides visitors to London during the summer season a chance to visit a truly special event.

All artwork is available for purchase, and signed books will also be for sale.
The exhibition will continue on our first floor gallery throughout the remainder of August.
Artwork can be viewed and purchased off our website from 8th July.
Prices range from £500 – £7500

Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 12pm – 5pm

http://www.illustrationcupboard.com

Panel Borders: Small Press Sci-Fi and Fantasy

July 9, 2009 5 Comments

Panel Borders:

Small Press Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Originally broadcast 09/07/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Panel from Untranslated by David Lander

Panel from Untranslated by David Lander

Continuing Sci-Fi comics month on the show, we have a couple of interviews recorded at comic book conventions with small press creators who are working in the SF and Fantasy genres. In an interview recorded at this year’s Bristol Comics Expo, Dickon Harris talks to comic book creator and musician Dave Lander who contributes to the anthology comic Decadence which in the last couple of instalments has been heavily SF themed and influenced by the style of Moebius and other contributors to the classic French anthology Métal Hurlant. Also, as Dave produced a CD soundtrack to go with recent issues, the show includes extracts from a couple of tracks.

Plus: Alex Fitch talks to Rob Jackson about his fantasy comics Random Journeys and Bog Wizards which combine unreliable narrators, humour and magical landscapes, in an interview recorded at “Schmurgencon” in a pub in the East End after the UK Web and Mini Comix Thing.

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: David’s myspace Decadence and music pages

Rob’s blog, website and page at secretacres.com

Wikipedia pages on Métal Hurlant, Mobius and Bristol Comics Expo

Web and Mini Comix Thing website

Review of “Schmurgencon” at fabtoons’ blog

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Related news:

The London Japanese Art Festival

is on the weekend of the 11th / 12th of July at Richmond Adult Community College and includes:

Manga and Anime Art Exhibition, craft and sales tables from Manga shops, toys and dolls and all sorts of Japanese art and culture related goods.

Talks by Helen McCarthy and Paul Gravett

Martial Arts

Kimono dressing (kitsuke) and kimono fashion show

Cosplay Masquerade and presentations

Manga drawing workshops

J-Pop Party

Set photo shoots and roving photographers

Origami and other paper art

Calligraphy

Koto music

Japanese Dancing

Taiko Drumming

Japanese food and drink, including Pocky, obento and sake, as well as the open cafe area

Three Yatai – Takoyaki, Okonomi-yaki, Yakisoba, Donbri

UK PREMIERE : OCEAN WAVES

The Japanese Art Festival is proud to announce that the event will be hosting the premiere of the Studio Ghibli anime Ocean Waves. Studio Ghibli is better known as the Oscar-winning animation studio who brought us Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.

Never before released in the UK, Ocean Waves centres around the life of Taku, an average high school student. But soon his quiet life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful exchange student from Tokyo. By the end of term Taku will have learnt a valuable lesson in love and friendship.

The Ocean Waves screening is courtesy of Optimum Releasing.

More info at www.japaneseartfestival.com

also:

Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard

14 July – 08 August 2009

The first British exhibition of his original artwork from.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Marshall Law

Nemesis the Warlock

Judge Dredd

The Illustration Cupboardis pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.

As one of the most respected and highly regarded names in this field Kevin O’Neill’s illustrative work has led him to rub shoulders with distinguished writers, directors and film stars. Most widely known for his collaborations with writer Pat Mills on Marshal Law (see over) and Nemesis the Warlock in 2000AD Kevin has also worked with Alan Moore on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which was recently turned into a blockbuster Hollywood film starring Sean Connery.

An exciting and sometimes controversial artist this unique event offers fans and collectors an opportunity to view thirty pieces of Kevin’s original drawings and paintings never seen before, and provides visitors to London during the summer season a chance to visit a truly special event.

All artwork is available for purchase, and signed books will also be for sale.

The exhibition will continue on our first floor gallery throughout the remainder of August.

Artwork can be viewed and purchased off our website from 8th July.

Prices range from £500 – £7500

Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm

Saturday 12pm – 5pm

More info at www.illustrationcupboard.com

Today’s show: Small Press Sci-Fi and Fantasy

July 9, 2009 1 Comment

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: Small Press Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Panel from Untranslated by David Lander

Panel from Untranslated by David Lander

Continuing Sci-Fi comics month on the show, we have a couple of interviews recorded at comic book conventions with small press creators who are working in the SF and Fantasy genres. In an interview
recorded at this year’s Bristol Comics Expo, Dickon Harris talks to comic book creator and musician Dave Lander who contributes to the anthology comic Decadence which in the last couple of instalments has been heavily SF themed and influenced by the style of Moebius and other contributors to the classic French anthology Métal Hurlant. Also, as Dave produced a CD soundtrack to go with recent issues, the show includes extracts from a couple of tracks.
Plus: Alex Fitch talks to Rob Jackson about his fantasy comics Random Journeys and Bog Wizards which combine unreliable narrators, humour and magical landscapes, in an interview recorded at “Schmurgencon” in a pub in the East End after the UK Web & Mini Comix Thing.
5pm 09/07/09, repeated 11.30pm 12/07/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: David’s myspace Decadence and music pages
Rob’s blog, website and page at secretacres.com
Wikipedia pages on Métal Hurlant, Mobius and Bristol Comics Expo
Web and Mini Comix Thing website
Review of “Schmurgencon” at fabtoons’ blog

Join our facebook group / follow Panel Borders on twitter

Related news:

The London Japanese Art Festival
is on the weekend of the 11th / 12th of July at Richmond Adult Community College and includes:
Manga and Anime Art Exhibition, craft and sales tables from Manga shops, toys and dolls and all sorts of Japanese art and culture related goods.
Talks by Helen McCarthy and Paul Gravett
Martial Arts
Kimono dressing (kitsuke) and kimono fashion show
Cosplay Masquerade and presentations
Manga drawing workshops
J-Pop Party
Set photo shoots and roving photographers
Origami and other paper art
Calligraphy
Koto music
Japanese Dancing
Taiko Drumming
Japanese food and drink, including Pocky, obento and sake, as well as the open cafe area
Three Yatai – Takoyaki, Okonomi-yaki, Yakisoba, Donbri

UK PREMIERE : OCEAN WAVES

The Japanese Art Festival is proud to announce that the event will be hosting the premiere of the Studio Ghibli anime Ocean Waves. Studio Ghibli is better known as the Oscar-winning animation studio who brought us Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.

Never before released in the UK, Ocean Waves centres around the life of Taku, an average high school student. But soon his quiet life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful exchange student from Tokyo. By the end of term Taku will have learnt a valuable lesson in love and friendship.

The Ocean Waves screening is courtesy of Optimum Releasing.

More info at www.japaneseartfestival.com

Panel Borders: There’s no time like the present

July 2, 2009 7 Comments

Panel Borders:

There’s no time like the present

Originally broadcast 02/07/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Excerpt from TNTLTP by Paul Rainey

Excerpt from TNTLTP by Paul Rainey

Starting Sci-Fi comics month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to small press creator Paul Rainey about his serialised graphic novel There’s no time like the present which he has been self publishing as
individual comic books over the past five years. TNTLTP tells the story of a group of friends from Milton Keynes who suffer from the usual concerns of our generation – niche interests, unfulfilling jobs, difficulties with dating etc. – but in a world where time travel exists and the UK in the present day is a holiday vacation for patronising visitors from the future. Alex and Paul talk about the latter’s influences from Alan Bleasdale to Doctor Who, Kurt Vonnegut to Coronation Street, how the opening of a new memorial in Milton Keynes is best attended by a Dalek and the process of telling a long form narrative with an unusual structure.
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: Paul’s website – www.pbrainey.com
There’s no time like the present website – www.tntltp.com – where you can read issue one online
Paul’s 2000AD prog slog blog!
TNTLTP review at the Forbidden Planet International blog
Join our facebook group

Related news:

The London Japanese Art Festival
is on the weekend of the 11th / 12th of July at Richmond Adult Community College and includes:
Manga and Anime Art Exhibition, craft and sales tables from Manga shops, toys and dolls and all sorts of Japanese art and culture related goods.
Talks by Helen McCarthy and Paul Gravett
Martial Arts
Kimono dressing (kitsuke) and kimono fashion show
Cosplay Masquerade and presentations
Manga drawing workshops
J-Pop Party
Set photo shoots and roving photographers
Origami and other paper art
Calligraphy
Koto music
Japanese Dancing
Taiko Drumming
Japanese food and drink, including Pocky, obento and sake, as well as the open cafe area
Three Yatai – Takoyaki, Okonomi-yaki, Yakisoba, Donbri

UK PREMIERE : OCEAN WAVES

The Japanese Art Festival is proud to announce that the event will be hosting the premiere of the Studio Ghibli anime Ocean Waves. Studio Ghibli is better known as the Oscar-winning animation studio who brought us Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.

Never before released in the UK, Ocean Waves centres around the life of Taku, an average high school student. But soon his quiet life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful exchange student from Tokyo. By the end of term Taku will have learnt a valuable lesson in love and friendship.

The Ocean Waves screening is courtesy of Optimum Releasing.

also:

Kevin O’Neill at the Illustration Cupboard

14 July – 08 August 2009

The first British exhibition of his original artwork from.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Marshall Law
Nemesis the Warlock
Judge Dredd

The Illustration Cupboardis pleased to present the first British exhibition of the world-famous graphic-novel artist Kevin O’Neill.

As one of the most respected and highly regarded names in this field Kevin O’Neill’s illustrative work has led him to rub shoulders with distinguished writers, directors and film stars. Most widely known for his collaborations with writer Pat Mills on Marshal Law (see over) and Nemesis the Warlock in 2000AD Kevin has also worked with Alan Moore on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which was recently turned into a blockbuster Hollywood film starring Sean Connery.

An exciting and sometimes controversial artist this unique event offers fans and collectors an opportunity to view thirty pieces of Kevin’s original drawings and paintings never seen before, and provides visitors to London during the summer season a chance to visit a truly special event.

All artwork is available for purchase, and signed books will also be for sale.
The exhibition will continue on our first floor gallery throughout the remainder of August.
Artwork can be viewed and purchased off our website from 8th July.
Prices range from £500 – £7500

Monday – Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 12pm – 5pm

More info at www.illustrationcupboard.com

Today’s show: There’s no time like the present

July 2, 2009

Today on Resonance FM:

Strip!: There’s no time like the present

Excerpt from TNTLTP by Paul Rainey

Excerpt from TNTLTP by Paul Rainey

Starting Sci-Fi comics month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to small press creator Paul Rainey about his serialised graphic novel There’s no time like the present which he has been self publishing as
individual comic books over the past five years. TNTLTP tells the story of a group of friends from Milton Keynes who suffer from the usual concerns of our generation – niche interests, unfulfilling jobs, difficulties with dating etc. – but in a world where time travel exists and the UK in the present day is a holiday vacation for patronising visitors from the future. Alex and Paul talk about the latter’s influences from Alan Bleasdale to Doctor Who, Kurt Vonnegut to Coronation Street, how the opening of a new memorial in Milton Keynes is best attended by a Dalek and the process of telling a long form narrative with an unusual structure.
5pm 02/07/09, repeated 11.30pm 05/07/09, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast online tonight…

Links: Paul’s website – www.pbrainey.com
There’s no time like the present website – www.tntltp.com – where you can read issue one online
Paul’s 2000AD prog slog blog!
TNTLTP review at the Forbidden Planet International blog
Join our facebook group

Related news:

The London Japanese Art Festival
is on the weekend of the 11th / 12th of July at Richmond Adult Community College and includes:
Manga and Anime Art Exhibition, craft and sales tables from Manga shops, toys and dolls and all sorts of Japanese art and culture related goods.
Talks by Helen McCarthy and Paul Gravett
Martial Arts
Kimono dressing (kitsuke) and kimono fashion show
Cosplay Masquerade and presentations
Manga drawing workshops
J-Pop Party
Set photo shoots and roving photographers
Origami and other paper art
Calligraphy
Koto music
Japanese Dancing
Taiko Drumming
Japanese food and drink, including Pocky, obento and sake, as well as the open cafe area
Three Yatai – Takoyaki, Okonomi-yaki, Yakisoba, Donbri

UK PREMIERE : OCEAN WAVES

The Japanese Art Festival is proud to announce that the event will be hosting the premiere of the Studio Ghibli anime Ocean Waves. Studio Ghibli is better known as the Oscar-winning animation studio who brought us Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.

Never before released in the UK, Ocean Waves centres around the life of Taku, an average high school student. But soon his quiet life will be turned upside down with the arrival of Rikako: a beautiful exchange student from Tokyo. By the end of term Taku will have learnt a valuable lesson in love and friendship.

The Ocean Waves screening is courtesy of Optimum Releasing.

More info at www.japaneseartfestival.com