Panel Borders: Mister Green and The Incredible Hulk
Continuing our month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and film, Alex Fitch talks to comic book author and film-maker Greg Pak about his experiences in creating both media. Greg is the writer/director of a handful of short films including Mouse, Super Power Blues and the award winning Mister Green, the feature film Robot Stories and also the writer of a variety of Marvel comics. Alex and Greg talk about the similarities of both media, the freedom to develop characters over a fairly long stretch of time and seeing the first storyline of his run on the Incredible Hulk being adapted into the animated feature Planet Hulk.
For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org
Links: Wikipedia pages on Greg Pak and Planet Hulk
Greg’s website: www.pakbuzz.com
Trailers for the Planet Hulk animated film / original comics
Planet Hulk / World War Hulk covers gallery at marvel.com
Info about screenings of Mister Green and other short films at this year’s Sci-Fi London festival
Follow Hercules‘ sidekick Amadeus Cho on twitter
Listen to Alex’s interview with Greg’s Incredible Hercules co-writer Fred Van Lente
Sci-Fi London 9: Life in 2050 from Wednesday 28th April – Monday 3rd May features a variety of comics panels, on topics such as 60 years of Dan Dare, British Female Manga creators, Comics and film and Marvel UK with guests including Kate Brown, Rian Hughes, Gary Erskine, Emma Viecelli, Dez Skinn, Woodrow Phoenix, Garry Leach, Karen Rubins, Dan Abnett, Cyriak Harris and many more. More info at www.sci-fi-london.com
Whaam!: firstsite, Colchester’s 3 week festival of comics features a residency by artist David Baillie and a talk about subversive manga by Ilya and Chie Kutsuwada on Wednesday the 28th. More info about Whaam! can be found at www.firstsite.uk.net
Graphically Speaking: Rutu Modan, Amruta Patil and Jakob Strid, chaired by Paul Gravett – Three groundbreaking graphic novelists from Israel, India and Denmark sharpen their pencils to draw pictures and create stories beyond their countries and cultures that reach out to readers everywhere. 17 Apr, 4.30pm, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
More info: www.internationalpen.org.uk
Alternative Press DIY workshop
Alternative Press and CreativeCapital present: A day of free zine making, comix and self publishing workshops for people aged 19 and over. Including mini comic fair, and local opportunities for self publishers.
If you’re an artist, small press comix creator or zinester, please come along and sell your work at our mini fair communal table. Also, the local comic book shop Calamity Comics are opening their doors for the first time to the small press, and will be dedicating some shelf space to underground comix, so go along and show them your work.
Saturday 17th April 2010. 1- 6pm, Trinity Bar 378-380 Station Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 2DL
More info at: www.alternativepress.org.uk
Comics and Graphic novels at London Book Fair
From 19th – 21st of April there are a series of workshops and seminars taking place at The London Book Fair in Earl’s Court and this year the event is looking at Comics and Graphic novels for the first time. Over the three days, speakers and panel chairs include: Jason Kingsley (Rebellion), Helen McCarthy, David Fickling, Emma Vieceli, Nana Li, Cory Doctorow, Ian Rankin and Paul Gravett.
More info at www.londonbookfair.co.uk
Unicomics at the University of Hertfordshire, a 4 day event will be taking place from April 22nd to April 25th with film screenings, talks and panels by Pat Mills, Dave Gibbons , Kevin O’Neill, Gary Erskine, Ian Culbard, and Sarah McIntyre, more info at www.unicomics.co.uk