Panel Borders: Adapting the classics – Klimowski and Schejbal

Panel Borders: Adapting the classics – Klimowski and Schejbal

Edited broadcast 21/05/09 as the first half of an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Andrzej Klimowski

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Andrzej Klimowski

Continuing adaptation and inspiration month on the show, Alex Fitch talks to the illustrators of some recent literary adaptations in comic book format. Self Made Hero is a relatively new publishing company who have made a name for themselves with their range of Manga Shakespeare adaptations and are now doing European style graphic novels of literary classics. Alex talks to Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal, their illustrators and adaptors of The Master and Margarita and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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Links: Publisher:
Andrzej’s website / Danusia’s website
Andrzej’s pages at and The Royal College of Art
Theatre design by Danusia: A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Andrzej
Read extracts from The Master and Margarita at
Review of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on the FPI blog
Review of The Master and Margarita from The New Statesman

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Comics / sci-fi news: is now live, being a resource for Japan’s performance art of telling stories with sequential images, including info on the next London performance of the form on May 31st…


Rutu Modan at JCC

Rutu Modan’s work has appeared regularly in the New York Times, and her novel Exit Wounds received the Eisner award for best Graphic Novel last year. With both delicacy and clarity, her work captures the complexity, surreal humour and emotional challenges of living in contemporary Israel. The novel depicts the quest of Koby, a taxi driver, for his father in the wake of a suicide bombing, with the help of the mysterious Numi. Rutu will be at JCC Lit Café in conversation with Ariel Kahn, the winner of the Bloomsbury New Writing Competition, a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Roehampton University, and contributor to The Jewish Graphic Novel. (Ed. Samantha Berman and Ranen. Omer-Sherman, Rutgers, 2008). Supported by Bank Hapoalim.
Time: 8pm
Venue: Upstairs at the Magdala, 2a South Hill Park, London NW3 2SB Price: £6 TO BOOK:


The animated trailer for Bryan Talbot’s new graphic novel Grandville, a new Steampunk tale about murder and intrigue in Fin de siècle Paris, is online now

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100 Years of Korean Manwha is now on at the Korean Cultural Centre
Manhwa celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2009. This popular art form holds a long and cherished history that began with the first publication of Doyoung Lee’s political cartoons in “Daehanminbo.”, a print newspaper was founded on June 2, 1909, and manhwa was born along with it. Following its birth, manhwa had to endure Korea’s tumultuous history under Japanese colonial rule. Manhwa survived the time periods of national liberation, the dark years of the Korean War, and through the dismal military dictatorship. The 80’s and 90’s of the 20th century marked the renaissance of manhwa. Manhwa published during these bygone eras help us reflect on our nation’s past.
1 May – 24 June 2009. 13 Strand, London WC2N 5BW. Tel. 020 7004 2600
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