Panel Borders: Beatles in Black (and White)

Panel Borders: Beatles in Black (and White)

Starting a month of shows about the crossover between comics books and music, Alex Fitch talks to graphic novelist Arne Bellstorf about his new book, :Baby’s in black” which retells the story of Astrid Kirchherr & Stuart Sutcliffe in cartoon form. Alex and Arne talk about the travails of depicting 1960s Hamburg on the page, what led to the creation of the graphic novel and his use of cinematic pacing in the book. (Originally broadcast 05/05/11 on Resonance FM)

Extract from Babys in black by Arne Bellstorf

Extract from Babys in black by Arne Bellstorf

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Links: Arne Bellstorf’s webiste
More info about Baby’s in Black at including photos from the London and Glasgow launches

Recommended events:

Free Comic Book Day Signings

(May 7, 1:00pm – 2:30pm) with 2000AD’s Dan Abnett, Al Ewing and Robbie Morrison. Gosh! Comics, Great Russell Street, London (opposite The British Museum)

We’ll also have stacks of free comics to give away from Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, Top Shelf, and even some local small press folk.

More info at:

(May 7, 5:00pm – 6:30pm) with Shaky Kane and David Hine + film screening by Steven Cook about Shaky’s work. Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London (near Leicester Square)

Also: Paul (FreakAngels) Duffield and Kate (The Spider Moon) Brown exhibition on display in the Orbital Gallery….

More info at