Panel Borders: A Hole in the Heart of Manga

Panel Borders: A Hole in the Heart of Manga

Continuing a month of shows about ‘untold tales’, narratives not normally depicted in comics, Alex Fitch talks to artist Henny Beaumont about her debut graphic novel A Hole in the Heart, about bringing up a child with Down’s Syndrome, due to be published by Myriad Editions in 2015, in an interview recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton. Also, with translation provided by Takayo Akiyama, Alex interviews Tomohiko Matsumoto about donating examples of his father Masahiko’s art to an exhibition of Gekiga – Alternative Manga from Japan – at the Cartoon Museum in London, which runs until Christmas Eve. (Originally broadcast 10th December 2014 on Resonance 104.4FM)

Pages from A Hole in the Heart by Henny Beaumont / Cover of Suspense no. 3 by Masahiko Matsumoto and art from A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi, both on display at The Cartoon Museum

Pages from A Hole in the Heart by Henny Beaumont / Cover of Suspense no. 3 by Matsumoto and art from A Drifting Life by Tatsumi, on display at The Cartoon Museum

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: Henny Beaumont’s website and pages
Article on A Hole in the Heart in The Guardian
Cartoon Museum website
Takayo Akiyama’s website
Info on Matsuhiko Matsumoto’s graphic novel The Man Next Door
Cartoon County website
Listen to Alex Fitch and Dickon Harris interview Eric Khoo about his Tatsumi film

Hooting Yard: On Knowing your Shovellers

Let us imagine you are sitting at home, in an armchair, with your feet up, listening to Scriabin on the radio perhaps, or reading Martin Amis’s very sensible new novel Lionel Asbo : State Of England, or simply gazing vacantly into space, like a dimwit or a simpleton, though you need not actually be a dimwit or a simpleton, merely dozing, half-asleep, at the border of the Land of Nod. Then imagine that your poppet rushes into the room, from the front garden, crying “Dennis! Dennis! Come and see!”

Whatever you have been doing, or not doing, you sit bolt upright and ask “What is it?”

“Come and see the shoveller!” cries your poppet.

Male_Shoveller_landing_by_shandoor

This episode of Hooting Yard was first broadcast on the 21st June 2012.

Panel Borders: Probably Nothing

Panel Borders: Probably Nothing

Starting a month of shows about untold tales in comics, which is to say stories that are underrepresented in graphic narratives, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist and storyboard artist Matilda Tristram about her debut graphic novel Probably Nothing – A diary of your-not-average nine months, that recounts the true story of how her pregnancy coincided with a cancer scare. Alex and Matilda discuss the unusual style of the book, which separates out cartoons and text on the page, her tenure working for Children’s TV producers Ragdoll and the semi experimental art used in her webcomics. (Originally broadcast 4th December 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM, recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, November 2014)

Art from Probably nothing, and web comics by Matilda Tristram

Art from Probably nothing, and web comics by Matilda Tristram

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UltraNeo Disco- #FreeLabRadio Podcast

10410611_10152478493244539_3681968524458657278_nFree Lab Radio brings you mix of disco-informed, contemporary dance tracks. After a summer of public exposure to mostly soulless music, there remained only one thing to do, we sought out the soul in outra neo-disco and remixes. Featured here are Sinkane, Shit Robot, Midnight Magic, Simian Mobile Disco, Alesia, The Thompson Twins, Yelle, Analog People in a Digital World, Evan Evans and Étienne de Crécy.

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Free Lab Radio – Outra-Neo-Disco by Fari 

Reality Check: Space Odysseys

Reality Check: Space Odysseys

Celebrating Sci-Fi programming at the BFI and Brighton’s Cine-City festival, Alex Fitch talks to writer / actor Graham Duff (Nebulous)about the Cine-City performance of ‘They – A sequence of unease’ adapted from a surrealist novel by author Kay Dick. Alex also chats to broadcaster and author Matthew Sweet about the new BFI print of 2001 – A Space Odyssey, with an extract from his recent Q and A about the film, featuring Keir Dullea, broadcast 2nd December 2014 on BBC Radio 3. (With thanks to BBC Arts)

Cover of They by Kay Dick / Foredown Tower, Portslade / Still from 2001 / Keir Dullea at the BFI

Cover of They by Kay Dick / Foredown Tower, Portslade / Still from 2001 / Keir Dullea at the BFI

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

Links: BBC Arts and Free Thinking websites
Info about the BFI Fear and Wonder season
Info about the They performance at Cine-City
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Matthew Sweet
Graham Duff’s website and Doctor Who audio play

More download formats: archive.org/details/RealityCheckSpaceOdysseys

Panel Borders: Vehlmann and Gazzotti

Panel Borders: Vehlmann and Gazzotti

Concluding a month of shows about the work of comic book creators who mix together different cultures and media in their art, Alex Fitch talks to writer Fabien Vehlmann and artist Bruno Gazzotti about their graphic album series Alone (Seuls), published by Cinebook. The creators discuss how their serial – about children who wake up in a world without adults – was inspired by classic American dystopia fiction, Vehlmann’s interest in 19th century thrillers which influenced his comic Green Manor, and Gazzotti’s experience on the policier series Soda. Recorded in front of an audience at the South Ken Kids Festival, Institut Francais, November 2014. (Originally broadcast 27th November 2014 on Resonance 104.4 FM, London)

Cover, interior art and serialised cover of Alone (Seuls) / covers of Green Manor and Beautiful Darkness written by Fabien Vehlmann / cover of Soda drawn by Bruno Gazzotti

Cover, interior art and serialised cover of Alone (Seuls) / covers of Green Manor and Beautiful Darkness written by Fabien Vehlmann / cover of Soda drawn by Bruno Gazzotti

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: Info about the original event at the South Ken Kids Festival
Info about Alone on CineBook’s website
Read back issues of Spirou et Fantasio featuring Fabien Vehlmann at izneo.com
Info about Bruno Gazzotti and Fabien Vehlmann on lambiek.net

Art Monthly Talk Show 8th March 2013

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Paul Carey-Kent, Dave Beech and Andrew Hunt discuss their texts together.

Public Art Attack

 

Andrew Hunt on the importance of antagonism in public art

 

Public art is often seen as the worst kind of bland, art-by-committee cultural filler, but haven’t recent works by artists such as Bill Drummond, Scott King and Mike Nelson shown how genuinely charged art in the public arena can be?

 

‘Scott King’s concept of “de-regeneration” has previously allowed for an emotive deconstruction of regeneration through the proposal of alternative monuments.’

To Boycott or not to Boycott?

Dave Beech asks the question

Political activism has made an astonishing return to the art world over the past few years, with the threat of artists’ withholding their work from exhibitions the most popular recent trend. But what is the nature of these different protest tactics, and how can artists effect change?

‘The art boycott is not principally associated with the withdrawal from work but the withdrawal of participation, in which participation is understood to be charged with ethical consent.’

Folkestone Triennial: Lookout

Paul Carey-Kent on the 2014 Folkstone  Triennia: Lookout

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Panel Borders: Graphic Details

Panel Borders: Graphic Details

Continuing a month of shows about the work of comic book creators who mix together different cultures and media in their art, Alex Fitch talks to gallery owners Jo David and Rachel House, and artist Ariel Schrag about the exhibition Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women, currently on display at Space Station 65, Kennington, South London. Also, Graphic Details curator Sarah Lightman talks about her work and introduces artists Miriam Katin, Diane Noomin, Corinne Pearlman and Ilana Zeffren who describe the examples of their autobiographical strips which are featured in the exhibition. (Recorded at Space Station 65 Kennington, November 2014; originally broadcast 20th November 2014)

Exterior of Space Station 65 gallery / Ariel Schrag discusses her work / excerpt from The Book of Sarah by Sarah Lightman

Exterior of Space Station 65 gallery / Ariel Schrag discusses her work / excerpt from The Book of Sarah by Sarah Lightman

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: Space Station 65 website
Graphic Details blog
Ariel Schrag’s website