Alex’s audio round up

Published On December 7, 2016 | By Joe Gordon | Comics, Interviews, Podcast

Time for Alex Fitch, the Man With the Golden Microphone, to update us on details of his next shows, and with a certain date barreling towards us he’s included details of the next show after this one, which goes out during the festive holiday period. As ever check the Panel Borders site for more details and links to piles of previous shows in podcast form:

Panel Borders: Performing Comics, broadcast 5.30pm on Resonance FM on Wednesday 7th December, podcast on Panel Borders afterwards

In the penultimate Panel Borders of 2016, Alex Fitch looks at the performance of comic strips outside of the pages of magazines. Danny Noble talks about her comics featuring Oliver Reed and Alan Bates having additional adventures beyond Women in Love, her novel Mary Deadly, and the relationship between her graphics work and her band The Meow Meows.


Also, sound designer Alistair Lock discusses the challenge of creating effects and voices for the new audio adaptation of Dan Dare, and the curators of “The Story of British Comics So Far: Cor! By Gum! Zarjaz!” exhibition at The Lightbox, Woking introduce their display of great UK comics.

Panel Borders: Moore, and Moore on Moore, broadcast on Resonance FM at 8pm on Friday 30th December, podcast afterwards on Panel Borders

The Panel Borders 2016 Christmas special celebrates ten years of comic book interviews on Resonance FM with a Dickensian look at Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Your present is a digitally remastered presentation of Alex Fitch’s first interview with Alan Moore, originally broadcast January 2007, in which the author talks about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, collaborating with Malcolm McLaren on the unmade film Fashion Beast and becoming a magician!


(Big Nemo by Alan Moore and Colleen Doran)

In addition, Alex talks to Leah Moore about collaborating with her father on the forward looking iPad app Electricomics, which offers a new platform for strips on tablets, with the potential of interactive graphics and new ways of storytelling.

And on related news Alex that the 2016 Graphic Brighton festival is nearly here, taking place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of December, at the University of Brighton City Campus, and “with the theme of war comics and graphic novels about wartime resistance. Guests talking about their work include Dave McKean, Bryan and Mary Talbot, Kate Evans, Ben Dickson, plus the editors and the creators of “Brighton’s Graphic War” and many more.

On Friday 9th December there is an academic conference in the University’s building on Edward Street, with talks by Irish cartoonist Fionnula Doran, broadcast journalist Alex Fitch, and Justin Wadlow, curator of the French comics festival Les Rendez-vous de la Bande Dessinée d’Amiens.

Friday evening and all day Saturday are public events; and on the Saturday in the University Main Building on Grand Parade, these include a Manga workshop run by Inko and Chie Kutsawada, a discussion of New Internationalist’s comic book anthologies, Bryan Talbot, Jaime Huxtable and Chris Geary exploring how they make their comics, and an ‘on stage’ interview with Dave McKean about his latest book Black Dog – the Dreams of Paul Nash.

The event coincides with a Pop-up Makers’ fair on both days in the main building, so there is also an opportunity to pick up stocking fillers!”


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