The man with the roving microphone, Alex Fitch, returns with his long-running comics podcast Panel Borders, now into its tenth season, and a new time slot on Resonance FM of the first Wednesday of each month at 5.30pm. Alex tells us that guests lined up for the next few months include Dan Abnett, Steven Appleby, Steve Bell, Jordi Bernet, Hannah Berry, Warwick Johnson Cadwell, Mike Collins, Ben Dickson, D’Israeli, Ian Edginton, Hunt Emerson, Kripa Joshi, Reinhard Kleist, Clint Langley, Jessica Martin, Mike McMahon, Leah Moore, Danny Nobel, Phil Winslade and Marv Wolfman. Alex also tells us that if you are in Brighton you can watch Panel Borders being recorded (live in front of a studio audience, as they say) at Northern Lights, 6 Little East St, Brighton BN1 1HT, on the last Monday of the month from 7pm – Alex’s next guest there is Kevin Gunstone (Future Primitive) on September 26th. As ever you can find out more and also access a pile of previous shows from the Panel Borders site:
Panel Borders: Recycling Americana, broadcast on Resonance FM on Wednesday 7th September at 5.30, podcast afterwards on Panel Borders
Alex Fitch talks to a trio of comic book creators who recycle ideas and art from American pop culture to create new stories and comics. In an interview recorded at Safari Festival, Alex talks to Chris Baker and Shaky Kane about their comic The Last Driver, currently on Kickstarter, which combines 1960s road movies with giant irritated monsters; and to Stuart Bannocks about his ‘zine City Strips which collages panels from superhero comics, with the superhero removed to create a travelogue of fictional cities.