Hooting Yard: Aphinar

To the Director

Dear Sir

I have come to enquire if I have anything left on account with you. I wish to change today my booking on this ship whose name I don’t even know, but anyway it must be the ship from Aphinar. There are shipping lines going all over the place, but helpless and unhappy as I am, I can’t find a single one – the first dog you meet in the street will tell you this. Send me the prices of the ship from Aphinar to Suez. I am completely paralysed, so I wish to embark in good time. Please let me know when I should be carried aboard…

Thus Arthur Rimbaud’s last recorded words, dictated in a delirium to his sister Isabelle from his Marseille hospital bed on the eve of his death on 10 November 1891. As Charles Nicholl notes in Somebody Else : Arthur Rimbaud In Africa 188-1891 (1997)

 

Art Monthly Talk Show – September 2014

Bob Dickinson tackles the Liverpool Biennial and Nick Warner discusses London exhibitions while Ajay Hothi philosophises about art on the web.

Panel Borders: To End All Wars

Panel Borders: To End All Wars

Continuing a month of shows about the depiction of war in sequential art, guest presenter John Stuart Clark (who draws under the pen-name Brick) hosts a panel discussion about the new War Comics anthology To End All Wars, published by Soaring Penguin Press, featuring co-editor Jonathan Clode and contributors Selina Locke and Stuart Richards. The two Johns discuss editing the anthology, from commissioning creators to suggesting tweaks that clarify their stories; Selina discusses having to change artists shortly before the deadline and Stuart talks about the sources for his story ‘Il Gatto’. (Recorded by Alex Fitch in front of an audience at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival, originally broadcast 23rd October 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

Cover and interior pages from To End All Wars by Brick, Jonathan Clode, Stuart Richards and Selina Lock

Cover and interior pages from To End All Wars by Brick, Jonathan Clode, Stuart Richards and Selina Lock

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: To End All Wars blog
Info about the original event at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival
More info about To end all wars on Soaring Penguin Press’ website

Podcast and playlist: Hello GoodBye – 25.10.14 – FT: Chips For The Poor + Steve Christie

Chips For The Poor
Steve Christie

Chips For The Poor and Steve Christie perform live in session on Resoanance FM‘s Hello GoodBye.

PLAYLIST
Anguish Sandwich – Goungzhou Romance Musical Instruments Co.
Chips For The Poor – Scarecrow Electric (LIVE SESSION)
Chips For The Poor – Crab Shakkin’ (LIVE SESSION)
Chips For The Poor – Bad Scenes 2 (LIVE SESSION)
Trash Kit – Shyness
Chips For The Poor – ‘interview’
Now – Ethnic Snack (Hello GoodBye archive 11.09.04)
Kira Kira – High Frequency Spirits United
Olivia Chaney – Oxford Girl
Mary Ocher – Paris
Steve Christie – Witches Mildren (LIVE SESSION)
Steve Christie – J. Alfred Proofrock (LIVE SESSION)
Steve Christie – Bat Agony Nine (LIVE SESSION)
Steve Christie – Pegs (LIVE SESSION)
Steve Christie – Summer Is A Coming In (LIVE SESSION)
Steve Christie – ‘interview’
Dudley Moore Trio – Song For Suzy
The Rebel – Ham House Of Horror
Thomas Truax w. Brian Viglione – Feelin’ Bad For Dracula

Presented by: deXter Bentley + Dan Frost
Live sound engineer: Sarah Nicholl assisted by Beth Rogers and Jamie Kennet

Panel Borders: Pat Mills’ Great War comics

Panel Borders: Pat Mills’ Great War comics

Continuing a month of shows about war comics, Alex Fitch talks to Pat Mills, one of the acclaimed masters of the genre. Alex and Pat discuss the completion of Titan Books’ reprints of his classic strip Charley’s War, his adaptation of Isaac Rosenberg’s “Dead man’s Dump” in the war poetry and comics collection Above the Dreamless Dead published by First Second Books, and his introduction to the anthology To End all Wars from Soaring Penguin Press. (Originally broadcast 16th October 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

Covers of Charleys War omnibus and Above the dreamless dead / interior art from Dead Mans Dump / cover of To end all Wars

Covers of Charley’s War omnibus and Above the dreamless dead / interior art from Dead Man’s Dump / cover of To end all Wars

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: Pat Mills’ website
Charley’s War tribute website
More info about Above the Dreamless Dead on First Second Books’ website
More info about To end all wars on Soaring Penguin Press’ website

Panel Borders: Commitment to International Aces

Panel Borders: Commitment to International Aces

Continuing a month of shows about war comics, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Chris Geary about his series of four comic book short story collections International Aces, which tell the tales of various fighter pilots across the globe from Von Richthofen to Rickenbacker. Fitch and Geary also discuss the latter’s interest in classic war strips, the packaging of the Aces books and his educational graphic novel Commitment, which uses a narrative about a stressed female executive to explain the concept of ‘real options’ analysis. (Recorded in front of an audience at ‘Nine Worlds GeekFest‘, Heathrow 2013, and broadcast 9th October 2014, on Resonance 104.4 FM)

Interior art and cover of International Aces / Limited edition cover and interior art of Commitment by Chris Geary

Interior art and cover of International Aces / Limited edition cover and interior art of Commitment by Chris Geary

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: Chris’ website and publishing imprint
Review of International Aces at the Charley’s War website

Podcast and playlist: Hello GoodBye – 11.10.14 – Ft: Andy Hankdog + Snowpoet

Andy Hankdog
Snowpoet
Andy Hankdog and Snowpoet perform live in session on Resonance FM‘s Hello GoodBye Show.

PLAYLIST
Andy Hankdog – Boo Hoo (LIVE SESSION)
Andy Hankdog – ‘interview’
Andy Hankdog – ‘click’ (LIVE SESSION)
Andy Hankdog – All Ends Up (LIVE SESSION)
Fat White Family – I Am Mark E. Smith
David Cronenbergs Wife – The Neighbourhood Knows
Papernut Cambridge – Si J’Etais Francais
Giant Burger – World Cup
Stereocillia – Still Breeze
Deadflowers – The Beach
Snowpoet – Mermaid (LIVE SESSION)
Snowpoet – Alive With Closed Eyes (LIVE SESSION)
Snowpoet – Butterflies (LIVE SESSION)
Bunty – Flexy Bill
Snowpoet – ‘interview’
Haiku Salut – Train Tracks For Wheezy feat. A Little Orchestra
Now – Octopus In A String Bag
Trash Kit – Medicine

Presenters: deXter Bentley + Dan Frost
Live sound engineer: Lisa Geurts

Panel Borders: Women at the Front

Panel Borders: Women at the Front

Starting a month of shows about the portrayal of war in comics, Alex Fitch talks to Jessica Martin, Anna Dowsland, Clare Wood, Lauren Murphy and Francesca Dare, five contributors to the new war comics anthology ‘To Arms!’, published by Limehouse Comics.
Alex also discusses the exhibitions ‘Never Again! World War I in cartoon and comic art’ and ’1914: Day by day’ with curator Anita O’Brien; the two shows contain a variety of responses to the Great War from the work of Bruce Bairnsfather and William Heath Robinson to modern day cartoonists such as Zoom Rockman and Kate Charlesworth, and are on display until 19th October at The Cartoon Museum, London.
Originally broadcast Thursday 2nd October 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

Cover of To Arms and interior art by Francesca Dare, Jessica Martin, Clare Wood and Anna Dowsland / art from Never Again by Heath Robinson and Bruce Barnsfather / art from 1914 by Kate Charlesworth and Posy Simmonds

Cover of To Arms and interior art by Francesca Dare, Jessica Martin, Clare Wood, Anna Dowsland / art from Never Again by Heath Robinson, Bruce Barnsfather / art from 1914 by Kate Charlesworth and Posy Simmonds

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: To Arms! facebook page
Limehouse Comics website
Anna Dowsland’s website
Jessica Martin’s website
Francesca Dare’s webcomic
Lauren Murphy’s website
Info on 1914: Day by Day and Never Again exhibitions at The Cartoon Museum
BBC Radio 4 website on 1914: Day by Day cartoons

Podcast and playlist: Hello GoodBye – 04.10.14 – Ft: blurt + Bunty

blurt
Bunty
Resonance 104.4 FM‘s Hello GoodBye Show with Ted Milton’s band blurt and Bunty performing live music in the studio.

PLAYLIST
blurt – Giant Lizards On High (LIVE SESSION)
blurt – Fresh Meat For Martyrs (LIVE SESSION)
blurt – Amour De Mavie (LIVE SESSION)
blurt – Hat (LIVE SESSION)
blurt (Ted Milton) – ‘interview’
Dexter Gordon – Clear The Dex
Ornette Coleman – Ramblin’
Now – Feminine Devastation
Gum Takes Tooth – Bone Weapon
Fofloulah – No Troubles (Kelinte)
Snowpoet – Butterflies
Bunty – Animal For Friend (LIVE SESSION)
Bunty – We Are Here (LIVE SESSION)
Bunty – Congatron (LIVE SESSION)
Andy Hankdog – A380
Bunty – ‘interview)
Haiku Salut – Haiku Interlude #1

Presented by deXter Bentley and Dan Frost
Live sound engineer: Tom Kemp assisted by Beth Rogers

Panel Borders: Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea

Panel Borders: 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 September 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM)

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

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 Continue reading ‘Panel Borders: Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea’