Panel Borders: What’s normal anyway?

Panel Borders: What’s normal anyway?

Concluding a month about LGBT comics, Alex Fitch talks to cartoonist Morgan Boecher about his humorous webcomic What’s normal anyway? which depicts the travails of a transgender male. Morgan discusses the autobiographical elements of his comic, his history as an artist and future plans for the narrative. (Last in the current series) Originally broadcast 29th July 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)

Excerpt from Whats normal anyway? by Morgan Boecher

Excerpt from What’s normal anyway? by Morgan Boecher

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Myriad Books on the Beach: Graphic Novel Show and Tell

Join Alex Fitch of Resonance FM with Myriad graphic authors for a show and tell of their favourite graphic novel beach reads.

As part of ‘Myriad Books on the Beach’ series for Brighton’s Big Screen, Alex Fitch will be joined by Kate Evans (The Food of Love), Nye Wright (Things to Do in a Retirement Home Trailer Park) and Hannah Eaton (Naming Monsters).

Brighton’s Big Screen is the country’s only open-air, free, beachfront cinema, situated next to Brighton Pier and the Wheel. Back for a second year, Brighton’s Big Screen will showcase sporting events including the World Athletics Championships and both recent box office hits and movie classics. In association with the Big Screen, Myriad are running a series of events throughout the summer: ‘Myriad Books on the Beach’.

Wednesday 7th August, 2013, 3.30 – 5pm

Location: East of Brighton Pier (near the Brighton Wheel), Marine Parade, BN2 1TB

For more information about the screen and a full list of events and screenings, visit the Brighton’s Big Screen website.

Caption Festival, Oxford

The longest running British comic book festival, now in its 21st year returns to the East Oxford Community Centre, off Cowley Road. Guests include Rian Hughes (Dan Dare), Andrzej Klimowski (Stanis?aw Lem’s Robot…), Danusia Schebal (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde graphic novel), Al Davison (Doctor Who comics), Paul Collicutt (The Murder Mile), Vicky Stonebridge (Dogbreath), Karen Rubins (Victoria & Albert Museum comic artist in residence), Ian Rakoff (V & A comics lecturer, writer “The Prisoner: Welcome to Harmony”) and Charles Cutting (The Dream Quest of Randolph Carter), Glenn Fabry (Preacher) and many more.

August 24th / 25th, East Oxford Community Centre, 44 Princes Street, Oxford OX4 1DD

The weekend includes panel discussions, workshops, a book group, quiz and much more. Tickets: £6/day or £10 for the weekend.

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Edinburgh Book Fest and Stripped festival

This year’s Edinburgh Book Fest starts on 10th August 2013 with guests including Cerys Matthews, Ben Aaronovitch, Lauren Beukes, Roy Hattersley, Oliver James, Ken MacLeod, Alexander McCall Smith and many more. Within the festival there is also a dedicated graphic novels weekend – Stripped on August 24th / 25th – with guests including Kieron Gillen, Melinda Gebbie, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison and Hanny Berry.

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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

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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, including Anita O’Brien discussing the use of the weird in Steadman’s work – 3rd September, 6.30pm

Exhibition continues until Autumn 2013, more info at

The Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH