Panel Borders: Eddie Campbell on Fast Fiction
originally broadcast as part of Strip!, 09/10/08 on Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com
It’s the start of Eddie Campbell month on Panel Borders: guest presenter Oli Smith (London Underground Comics) talks to the acclaimed comic book artist and writer about Fast Fiction, the seminal British small press comics stall which promoted European and underground comics at the Westminster Comic Marts in the early 80s. Later in the show Alex Fitch and Oli talk to Paul Gravett about running the stall and its influence on the next generation of small press creators. Please note, we apologise if it is difficult to hear this recording – there is a lot of very loud background chatter, so it may be occasionally difficult to hear the interview. There will be a transcript forthcoming to help listeners follow the conversation.
(With thanks to Nottingham’s premiere comic shop, page 45)
For more info and a variety of formats you can download, please visit the home of this podcast at archive.org
Links: Wikipedia pages on Eddie Campbell and Fast Fiction
Page 45, stockists of Eddie Campbell’s new book The Amazing Monsieur Leotard
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.
Also: Discovering Manga
Paul Gravett, the author of the NEO award-winning book Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics, invites you to discover secrets behind their most dazzling creators and characters. How can you read manga to enjoy them at their fullest? What gives these stories such power? What’s a good manga in English to start with? Whether you are new to the subject or a serious otaku, this is a fascinating multi-media presentation for everyone to enjoy.
All ticket-holders will receive a 20% discount on Gravett & Stanbury books purchased from the book table.
When: Thursday, 23rd October 2008, 7pm to 9.30pm
There will be an interval with light refreshments.
Where: St Albans Centre, Leigh Place, Baldwin Gardens, London, EC1N 7AB
Tube: Chancery Lane.
Tickets and more info available at www.paulgravett.com”
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