Panel Borders: Jonathan Cape – Publishing Graphic Novels
Originally broadcast as part of “Strip!”, 04/09/08 on Resonance 104.4 FM
This is a special extended podcast of the broadcast version of Alex Fitch’s talk with Dan Franklin, the head of Jonathan Cape. Alex & Dan discuss Cape’s range of ‘Classic British Graphic Novels’, their Graphic Short Story competition, their successes publishing Bryan Talbot’s Alice in Sunderland and the recent reprint of The Tale of One Bad Rat and their past and future plans for printing albums of sequential art.
Visit the home of this podcast at archive.org
Links: Wikipedia pages on Bryan Talbot, The Tale of One Bad Rat and
Listen to / watch Alex’s interview with Bryan Talbot about The Tale of One Bad Rat
Jonathan Cape’s ‘Graphic Novels minsite’ and competition (see below)
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