Panel Borders: Around the country with Constantine
In the third of our trilogy of shows looking at the 25th anniversary of John Constantine: Hellblazer, Alex Fitch talks to creators of the comic book from opposite ends of the UK. Scots novelist and playwright Denise Mina discusses her year long tenure as writer of the title from 2006-07 and remembers the challenges of penning her first comic book scripts; Brighton based artist Warren Pleece talks about pencilling and inking 9 issues of the comic in 1997 and ’98, plus collaborating with Philip Bond for SF spin-off Bad Blood at the turn of the century.
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: Denise Mina’s website
Warren Pleece’s website and blog
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Warren and Denise
Empire Magazine article on John Constantine
Zombies at the Science Museum
Zombies: the word alone is enough to get the pulse racing, but what makes them so terrifying? On a dark winter’s night at the Science Museum, we’ll explore the murky but fascinating world of consciousness and uncover the inner workings of the zombie psyche. From mind-altering drugs to the innate impulses we all feel, prepare to walk the line between human and zombie in surprising and theatrical ways. Bring your brain – and guard it carefully. There’ll also be prizes for the best-dressed zombies, so get creating your costumes!
Includes a lecture about zombies on film by Alex Fitch – time TBC – will be covering some of the same ground as the article on zombies after Romero from Electric Sheep: The End
Doors open 18.45, Wednesday 30th January 2013, Free (over 18s only)
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD