Panel Borders: City of Abacus

Panel Borders: City of Abacus

Continuing our month of shows about the connections between music and comic-books, singer / song-writer V.V. Brown and film maker David Allain talk about their serialised graphic novel City of Abacus, a comic which fuses elements of fantasy films and dystopian science-fiction, in a presentation of their work recorded in The Blue Room, BFI Southbank as part of Comics @ SCI-FI-LONDON, April 2011.

V.V. Brown and David Allain discuss City of Abacus, Comics @ SCI-FI-LONDON, BFI Southbank. Photo by Fia Eamónn Wåhlin

V.V. Brown and David Allain discuss City of Abacus, Comics @ SCI-FI-LONDON, BFI Southbank. Photo by Fia Eamónn Wåhlin


V.V. and David are then joined by moderator Alex Fitch and artists Lee O’Connor and John Spelling for a panel discussion about the project.

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: Official City of Abacus website with links to iTunes downloads and back issues
Wikipedia pages on V.V. Brown and Lee O’Connor
Interview with V.V. in Amelia’s Magazine
Info about Comics @ SCI-FI-LONDON

Recommended events:

Kate Brown and Paul Duffield exhibition

A new exhibition by Paul (FreakAngels) Duffield and Kate (The Spider Moon) Brown is currently on display in the Orbital Gallery….
The show will include both original artwork and prints from Freakangels, Signal and Fish + Chocolate. (Until 26/05/11)
More info at www.orbitalcomics.com

Bristol Small Press Expo

Although the main Bristol International Comics expo is sold out, there are still tickets for the Small Press Expo at Mercure Hotel, Bristol 14+15th May, 2011 featuring panels on Image Comics and ComX plus talks on creating Weeble and Bob and The Walking Dead with the following creators in attendance: Paul Grist, Sean Phillips, Boo Cook, Richard Starkings, Charlie Adlard, Andi Ewington, Ian Churchill and many more.
More info at: www.spexpo.co.uk

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About alexfitch

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