Exploring War in popular comics
Partially broadcast 08/09/11 on Resonance FM
Doonesbury, Martin Baker and Roger Sabin at the Imperial War Museum / Commando livery outside the National Army museum
Continuing our month of shows about war comics, Panel Borders is pleased to present a selection of interviews recorded at the launch of “Draw your Weapons – the art of Commando comics”, a new exhibition at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, as Alex Fitch talks to curator Robert Fleming, current Commando editor Calum Laird, and former editor George Low about the history of the comic and the art on display at the museum. Also in another recording taken from last month’s ‘Comics and conflicts’ festival at the Imperial War Museum, Roger Sabin and Martin Barker give a presentation about the depiction of the Iraq war and PTSD in the US comic strip Doonesbury.
Please note: Martin and Roger’s presentation contains strong language and challenging ideas, so we recommend younger listeners (or parents who share the podcast with younger listeners) stop playback of the podcast after the Commando interviews.
For more info and a variety of formats you can stream or listen to this podcast in, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org
Links: Buy A ‘Toxic Genre’: The Iraq War Films by Martin Baker, Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: A History of Comic Art by Roger Sabin,
The Doonesbury trilogy: The Long Road Home, The War within and Signature Wound,
Commando: 50 Years – A Home for Heroes, Rogue Raiders, Achtung! and Scramble!: The Ten Best Battle of Britain Comic Books Ever! from amazon.co.uk
More info about Draw your Weapons – 50 years of Commando comics at the National Army Museum
Comics and Conflicts at the Imperial War museum
Listen to last week’s War comics show: Garth Ennis’ Battlefields