Panel Borders: Doctor Who and the Graphic Novels
Continuing a month about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch looks at Doctor Who comic strips in the 50th anniversary week of the TV show. In a panel discussion recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, artists Adrian Salmon and Mark Buckingham plus writers Scott Gray and Andrew Cartmel (also the TV script editor from 1987-1989) discuss the various adventures of the Doctor in sequential art, including the ‘wilderness years’ when the show was off air in the 1990s and comics were the only continuing visual adventures of the Time Lord. Recorded May 2013 in front of a live audience at SCI-FI-LONDON, Stratford Picture House.
Originally broadcast Monday 18th November 2013, 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: Doctor Who comics website – www.alteredvistas.co.uk
Info about Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctor comics at http://tardis.wikia.com
Adrian Salmon’s blog
Wikipedia pages on Mark Buckingham, Andrew Cartmel and Scott Gray
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Andrew Cartmel and Mark Buckingham
Other podcasts on Doctor Who including comic strip creators Tony Lee, Al Davison, Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons, Richard Morris, Leah Moore and John Reppion, Roger Langridge and Gary Russell
Gosh! Comics signings and events
The Image Triple Signing with Brandon Graham, Fiona Staples, and Eric Stephenson
Together with Thought Bubble, we proudly present a BEHEMOTH of a signing – featuring three of Image Comics’ biggest and brightest. Join us on the Friday, the 22nd of November, and meet Brandon Graham (Prophet, King City), Fiona Staples (Saga), and Eric Stephenson (Nowhere Men).
Friday November 22nd, from 5pm to 7pm
Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá Signing
For our second event in conjunction with November’s Leeds Thought Bubble Festival, we bring you the remarkably talented Brazilian comic-creator-twin-duo, Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá! You’ll know them from their lovely artwork on The Umbrella Academy (written by Gerard Way) and the Casanova series (written by Matt Fraction), and most importantly from their collaborative effort, Daytripper, a beautiful book about death and family which is a consistent bestseller.
Wednesday November 27th, from 5pm to 7pm
Jeffrey Brown in conversation with Marc Ellerby
A legend of autobiographical comics, Jeffrey started out by self-publishing his first book, Clumsy (James Kochalka’s favourite graphic novel), which grabbed an enormous amount of attention from both cartoonists and comics fans, not to mention the attention of future publisher Chris Staros at Top Shelf. After Clumsy, he produced a whole series of heartfelt chronicles about his life and relationships, with the occasional absurdist superhero parody thrown in…
Here to talk to the man himself is Marc Ellerby, one of the most well-known names on the UK indie comics scene.
November 28th from 7.30pm until 9.00pm
Windowpane 2 and Breakdown Press Launch Party
Breakdown Press is a new London-based comics publisher dedicated to printing the work of original and exciting contemporary cartoonists. Having released Windowpane by Joe Kessler at last year’s Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival to great critical acclaim, Breakdown will be returning to the newly reinstated Comic Arts Brooklyn as well as Thought Bubble festival with Windowpane 2 and a raft of other exciting new releases.
Friday, 29 November 2013 from 7pm to 9pm
Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR