Panel Borders: After 2000AD
Concluding a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of 2000AD fanzine contributors and a quartet of acclaimed 1980s 2000AD alumni about their work. Dogbreath and Zarjaz contributors – Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle – discuss their first graphic novel, Babble, which tells the tale of how researchers into ancient languages accidentally release a virus that turns the human race into psychopaths.
Also, in a tag team discussion recorded after a signing in Gosh! Comics, Brendan McCarthy, Peter Milligan, Jim McCarthy and Brett Ewins talk about their work in “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic”, the new Dark Horse collection The Best of Milligan and McCarthy, and the various ways they broke into comics. Originally broadcast Monday 25th 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: Find out more about Babble via www.babblecomic.com
Bryan Coyle’s website
Lee Robson’s website
Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy can be found at: www.petermilligan.co.uk / www.brendanmccarthy.co.uk
Jim McCarthy’s website
Gosh! Comics signings and events
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 & 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