Panel Borders: Fab Toons and Splendid ‘Zines
Originally broadcast 03/09/09 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM
Starting ‘women in comics’ month on the show, we have a couple of interviews with small press creators who are selling their self published periodicals at festivals and competitions around the country. Dickon Harris talks to Bea, a.k.a. Beatrice Lane, in an interview recorded at the Bristol Small Press expo and Alex Fitch talks to Francesca Cassavetti in an interview recorded at “Schmurgen con” in Mile End. Bea publishes “Bear Cave” ‘zines on a variety of subjects from short fiction to music reviews, with her latest issue ‘The most splendid bands I know’ due out shortly, while Francesca’s “Fab Toons” comics tell a variety of autobiographical stories from her life, in strip format, from her days at art school to dating a former punk star and the birth of her first child.
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Links: Francesca’s website, blog and comicspace
Reviews of Francesca’s work on Richard Bruton’s Propaganda / Fictions blog
Bea’s work blog and We make ‘zines profile
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This year’s Observer / Jonathan Cape and Manga Jiman competions are now on:
The Embassy of Japan’s annual manga-writing competition, open to anyone 14 years of age or over.
The Observer / Jonathan Cape / Comica Graphic Short Story Prize 2009
Are you an aspiring graphic novelist? Do you have an original story to tell? Win £1,000 and have your story printed in The Observer.
also: Comica/Ctrl.Alt.Shift: Comic Design Competition
Win the chance to create a unique comic in collaboration with musician and writer Lightspeed Champion. More info…
Deadline for all three competitions: September 25, 2009