Panel Borders: The work of Garth Ennis part 1

Panel Borders: The work of Garth Ennis part 1
Originally broadcast 11/09/08 on Resonance FM
Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott talk to one of Britain’s most popular and critically acclaimed comic book writers who’s famous for such mildly controversial titles as Preacher and The Boys, both of which are probably going to be adapted for the small and big screens in the not too distant future. Having worked for the main US publishers: Marvel and DC comics, Garth Ennis has started to take his projects to small companies such as Avatar and Dynamite while in terms of British characters, he’s also written the likes of Judge Dredd for 2000AD and Dan Dare for Virgin comics. (part 1 of 2)

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Links: Wikipedia page on Garth Ennis
A recent interview with Garth about The Punisher at Comic Book Resources
Read a Titanic related horror comic book by Garth
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Hitman artist John McCrea and Preacher cover artist Glenn Fabry

Comics news:

Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican

Movies into Manga: Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican

From 18th September, there’s a week long season of Osamu Tezuka adaptations at The Barbican, curated by Helen McCarthy, who Alex will be interviewing for a second time at Streatham Library on Monday 15th September, to be broadcast as a clear spot on Resonance FM at 8pm on the 18th…

Plus: The Jonthan Cape / Observer graphic fiction competition is back on, with the deadline being 17/10/09 to design a short story in comic book form to fit two pages of The Observer…

Jonathan Cape / The Observer graphic short story competition

Jonathan Cape / The Observer graphic short story competition

Also: At Harrods, Knightsbridge, Rich Johnston has curated an exhibtion of original comic book art by industry luminaries such as Sean Phillips and Raymond Briggs, open from now until the end of October…
More info at and at Sean’s blog