Panel Borders: The art of Glen Baxter

Panel Borders: The art of Glen Baxter

Starting a months of shows about Newspaper Comics, Alex Fitch talks to artist and writer Glen Baxter about his work from entering the world of self publishing in the 1970s to building an international audience via gallery shows in the 1980s and his first graphic novel – The Billiard Table Murders – in 1990, which has just entered preliminary preproduction as an animated film. Alex and Glen talk about the latter’s current exhibition, running at Flowers Gallery in Cork Street until March 5th and why he doesn’t like to be called a ‘cartoonist’…

Prints by Glen Baxter on display in Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London, March 2011

Prints by Glen Baxter on display in Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London, March 2011

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The Hepworths might be slowing us down by Glen Baxter

The Hepworths might be slowing us down by Glen Baxter, on display in Cork Street, London, Spring 2011

Links: Wikipedia and Comic House pages on Glen Baxter
Flowers Gallery website
Review of Baxter’s second graphic novel Loomings over the Suet in The Observer
Buy Speech with Humans, Loomings Over the Suet, Trundling Grunts and Blizzards of Tweed from amazon.co.uk

Recommended events:

Glen Baxter: Immured in Hessian, exhibition on Cork Street

Beloved British newspaper cartoonist Glen Baxter has a new exhibition in London of his inimical one panel gags of whimsy and surrealism.
Flowers Central Gallery, 21 Cork Street London W1S 3LZ
8th Feb – 3rd March 2011
More info at: www.flowersgalleries.com and www.glenbaxter.com

London Comic and Small Press Expo March 12th, 2011

“The capital’s Bohemian comic show” brings you “all the best that the Indie, Small Press and Web Comix world has to offer.” – David Hine and Shaky Kane will be talking about their work and exhibitors include Yuri Kore, Timothy Winchester, David O’Connell, Sarah McIntyre, Hugh Raine, Luke Pearson, Edward Ross, Rob Jackson, Dan Berry, Douglas Noble and many more…

Goldsmiths University, New Cross, London
March 12, 2011- 10am to 5pm – more info: www.thefallenangel.co.uk

followed by…

Comica Conversation: Lorenzo Mattotti and Dave McKean

Mattotti and McKean discuss their visionary approaches to comics with Paul Gravett in the first of this year’s Comica events.

Tickets only £3, bookable online.

Great Hall, Goldsmiths University, New Cross, London

March 12, 2011 – 6pm to 7.30pm – more info: www.comicafestival.com

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Co-presenter / producer of "Panel Borders", Thursdays 5pm Resonance 104.4 FM. Film reviewer for www.electricsheepmagazine.com Podcaster for www.sci-fi-london.com

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