Panel Borders: Gleaming the Silver Surfer
Concluding our month of shows looking at British writers of superhero titles, Alex Fitch talks to comic book writer and novelist Simon Spurrier about the Marvel comics character the Silver Surfer, who he penned in a recent mini-series called ‘In Thy Name’. Alex and Simon will be discussing the character’s origins on and off the page, the genius of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s original creation and aspects of space opera and messianic eschatology in his appearances!
Recorded in front of a live audience as part of a fund raising night to support London radio station Resonance FM, themed around the subject of silver, at The Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London
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Links: Listen to Alex’s previous interview with Simon
Wikipedia pages on Simon Spurrier and the Silver Surfer
Lecture on Ethnicity in 20th Century American Comics
The Victoria and Albert Museum’s resident comic book expert Ian Rakoff will be giving a talk on Ethnicity in 20th Century American Comics from The Yellow Kid to Tarzan at Oxford University’s Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology on Friday 15th October 2010.
Ian looks at representations of race and gender in early American comic strips, taking in Little Orphan Annie, Buster Brown and Little Nemo in Slumberland.
11am, Friday 15th October
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
51/53 Banbury Road
Oxford OX2 6PE
Pickled Ink’s search for a comics artist
Art illustration agency Pickled Ink has launched a new award in a bid to find an artist to draw a new graphic novel by Super Gran creator and writer Jenny McDade.
Working with Jenny, the creator/writer of the TV series Super Gran, who cut her teeth writing strips for the British girls comic Tammy, and comic book author and editor Pat Mills, the agency is searching for an outstanding character-led artist to illustrate Jenny’s first graphic novel script, Party Girls. The winner will be awarded £1000.00 and a contract of representation at Pickled Ink, whose current artists include Hanako Clulow, Hattie Newman, Hannah Bagshaw and many others.
In brief, they’re asking for: character design of two lead characters; and a 20 frame sample sequence and a front cover design. The winning artist must be an existing or recent graduate from the last 12 months only, able to draw modern fashion, facial expression, great storytelling, and be generally ‘2011’.
The deadline for entries is Monday 8th November 2010, more info at www.pickledink.com where you can download a PDF of the full rules and conditions