Panel Borders: Educating with autobiography – Comic Nurse and Erika Moen
Continuing a month of shows about lesbian and gay comics, Alex Fitch talks to MK Czerwiec and Erika Moen about their work. MK discusses her alter-ego Comic Nurse and narratives about nursing in her sequential art which include elements of autobiography and how this has led to curating zines and illustration work about her home city of Chicago. Erika talks about her webcomic Dar! which gave her a space to discuss her relationships and sexuality on the net, plus her collaborations with Jeff Parker on Bucko, published by Dark Horse, and Matthew Nolan on sex education strips. Originally broadcast Monday 22nd July on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)
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: Erika Moen’s website
M.K. Czerwiec’s website
Listen to M.K.’s presentation at Laydeez do Comics
David Shenton Exhibition
These Foolish Things: Shenton’s cartoons are often camp but they’re not just camp, and they’re not that awful apolitical offensive camp, but a light, knowing, meaningful camp; their first task is to entertain and to make the audience laugh – and often they do much more because the liberation politics that informs his work means that with the laugh there is an acerbic point – a wry observation on how we live or a satirical comment about society and a wider political context, contained in the lives and musings of plausible and likeable characters. Or sometimes it’s just a silly joke.
1 June to 27 July 2013
Space Station 65 Gallery, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS
More info: www.spacestationsixtyfive.com
This is Scalarama!
In September, Scalarama will fill the land with cinemas.
More than a festival, Scalarama is an inclusive film season, a movement for movie lovers and a celebration of cinema in all its forms.
We invite you to join a community of enthusiasts from across the UK; a range of film organisations, programmers, curators, collectives, academics, journalists and film fans – all will come together for one month to share their belief that watching a film as part of an audience is something important, valuable and worth championing. Scalarama is not just about film, it’s about the experience, and the people and the passion behind the projector.
We are seeking public support this year to help further the message, reach out to new partners and make it as easy as possible for audiences to find events and organisations near them. Because we have decided to not take a cut of the box office nor charge an entry fee, and as we do not receive public money, we are looking to crowdfund the season.
Incentives include postcards, books, DVDs and much more…
www.kickstarter.com/projects/scalarama (Ends July 29th)
Orbital comics exhibition: Cats and comics
Some at Orbital claim this forthcoming exhibition is a combination of two of the best things ever (cats and comics!). The exhibition features some of the top names in alternative comics with a whole lot of kitties too.
The show includes work by: Jeffrey Brown, Lucy Knisley, James Kochalka, Liz Prince, Sara McHenry, Gemma Correll, John Porcellino, Lizz Lunney, Dan Berry, Rus Hudda, Sara Lindo, Yasmine Surovec, Seo Kim, and Martin Tomsky.
July 13th – August 12th 2013
Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
More info: www.orbitalcomics.com
Steadman @77 exhibition
The Cartoon Museum is proud to present a selection of Ralp Steadman’s iconic cartoons to celebrate his 77th birthday. To accompany the exhibition there is a programme of events and talks, these include:
Brian Sibley talks about steadman’s adaptations of classic texts such as Alice in Wonderland – 27th June, 6.30pm
Anita O’Brien discusses the use of the weird in Steadman’s work – 4th July / 3rd September, 6.30pm
Exhibition continues until Autumn 2013, more info at http://cartoonmuseum.org
The Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH
Tripwire 21 now available to order
TRIPWIRE 21 is a must-buy for all fans and aficionados of comics and genre. Clocking in at 180 pages and oversized trade paperback format, the book includes classic TRIPWIRE interviews with creators like Mike (Hellboy) Mignola, Alan (Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) Moore, Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, Batman and Robin), Grant Morrison (Batman Inc., Joe The Barbarian), Peter Milligan (Hellblazer, Justice League Dark), James (Starman, The Shade) Robinson and more. It also includes an introduction from renowned writer Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies).
It also includes a gallery of images, a selection of rarely seen and new for the book, from a stellar line-up of the best comic artists and illustrators in the business including: Tim Bradstreet, Howard Chaykin, Dave Dorman, Garen Ewing, Duncan Fegredo, Henry Flint, Phil Hale, Michael Kaluta, Joe Kubert, Roger Langridge, Mike (Hellboy) Mignola, Mike Perkins, Sean Phillips, Frank Quitely, Walter Simonson, Drew Struzan (Indiana Jones, Shawshank Redemption posters), Ben Templesmith and Chris Weston
TRIPWIRE 21 is available to order through the direct market to comic shops through Previews June 2013 on page 378 in the book section, item number JUN131448.
More info at www.facebook.com/TripwireMag