Panel Borders: Comedies and tragedies

Panel Borders: Comedies and tragedies

Continuing a month of shows looking at the work of female comic book creators, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of cartoonists whose work occurs at the opposite ends of the emotional spectrum. Small press cartoonist Rachael Smith discusses her first graphic novel – House Party – just released by Great Beast Comics, and her back list of humorous self published comics which deal with disenfranchised British teenagers, in an interview recorded at ELCAF (East London Comic Art Festival).
Also, American artist Maureen Burdock talks about the latest installment of her F Word Project, a series of comics about violence against women around the world; Mumbi and the long run tackles the subject of Female Genital Mutilation and the original artwork is on display at Space Station 65 gallery, Kennington until July 7th.

Cover and interior art from House Party, interior art from I am Fire by Rachael Smith / art from photos from the launch of and art from Mumbi and the Long Run and cover of Marta and the missing by Maureen Burdock

Cover and interior art from House Party, interior art from I am Fire by Rachael Smith / art from photos from the launch of and art from Mumbi and the Long Run and cover of Marta and the missing by Maureen Burdock

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: Rachael’s blog
Maureen’s website

Recommended events:

Graphic novel courses at The British Library

To accompany the current Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK exhibition at The British Library, there are a pair of short educational comics courses being run by Ariel Kahn (Roehampton University).

Becoming a Graphic Novelist

Who is in Charge? The dynamics of image and text

Thu 19 Jun 2014, 18.30-20.30

Subverting Stereotypes

Wed 25 Jun 2014, 18.30-20.30

Price: £40 / £35 concessions

Mastering the Graphic Novel

Playing with Fire: Sex, subversion and the Self

Thu 26 Jun 2014, 18.30-20.30

Pushing the Boundaries, From Pitch to Publication

Wed 2 Jul 2014, 18.30-20.30

Price: £40 / £35 concessions

More info at www.bl.uk/whatsonl

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About alexfitch

Co-presenter / producer of "Panel Borders", Thursdays 5pm Resonance 104.4 FM. Film reviewer for www.electricsheepmagazine.com Podcaster for www.sci-fi-london.com