Panel Borders: Gilbert Shelton and the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
Originally broadcast as part of “Strip!”, 02/10/08 on Resonance 104.4 FM
Alex Fitch talks to Gilbert Shelton, creator of the legendary counter culture comics The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers and Fat Freddy’s Cat, looking at the 40 year history of the titles. Gilbert did a brief tour of the UK with the new omnibus edition of his most famous comic and Alex caught up with him at the Groucho Club in London to chat about his career from the early days of running Rip Off Press to the latest news regarding the Freak Brothers movie…
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Links: Wikipedia pages on Gilbert Shelton and The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
Gosh! Comics, stockists of The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers omnibus
Celebrate 24 hour comics day with London Underground Comics
The Prince Arthur pub is situated next to Euston station, five minutes walk from Kings Cross and is a very trendy, critically acclaimed establishment.
On the 18th of October the pub will open at 6pm (last entry at 10pm) and will close at around 2 in the morning and we want to get anyone who has ever been involved with the stall to come and celebrate with us, bring your friends and family for some chatting and sketching, hell weâ€™ll be bringing our own DJ as well.
The 18th is also 24 HOUR COMICS DAY, and since there is no official venue in London hosting any kind of related event we thought that if anyone was going to take part they should bring their stuff along and we can all work on them together, for the final six hours of the day, and when midnight comes everyone can jump around showing each other what mini masterpieces theyâ€™ve created. If youâ€™ve never been part of LUC but want to come do your 24 hour comics with us then everyone is welcome.
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…
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 www.comicbitsonline.com and at Sean’s blog