Panel Borders: Small Press Soundtracks

Panel Borders: Small Press Soundtracks

Continuing our month of shows about the crossover between music and comics, Alex Fitch talks to the creators of a couple of small press publications which feature music in their stories and contain a soundtrack to listen to while you read the comic.
Writer Sam Gardner and artists Jake Rowlinson and Lee O’Connor talk about Sioux Warrior, a new comic about a mysterious hero who is one part Sitting Bull and one part Phantom of the Opera and while enjoying his adventures, the reader is serenaded by a sound chip built into the publication itself. Alex also chats to Babak Ganjei about his graphic novel Hilarious Consequences, an irreverent but touching autobiographical book in which the author documents his travails in being a singer-songwriter and father while breaking the fourth wall in humorous asides to the reader; the book contains a compilation CD of tracks from Babak’s label, Records Records Records Records…

Sioux Warrior cover and interiors by Sam Gardner, Jake Rowlinson and Lee O Connor / Hilarious Consequences by Babak Ganjei

Sioux Warrior cover and interiors by Sam Gardner, Jake Rowlinson and Lee O Connor / Hilarious Consequences by Babak Ganjei

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International Alternative Press Festival 2011

Friday 27th May
Festival Opening Party!
The Miller, London Bridge
Performance by Resonance Radio Orchestra; an ensemble of musicians and actors from Resonance 104.4FM, London’s independent arts radio station. Collaborating with live illustration by artists from home and overseas.
Saturday 28th – Sunday 29th May
Alternative Press Fair
Conway Hall, London
A fair where artists will be exhibiting and selling their self-published comix, zines, art books, prints, radical literature and poetry. Three rooms of workshops and talks including Andy Simons from the British Library, screen-printing workshops and a reading area with Zine Swap.
Saturday 28th May – 13th June 2011
Free Exhibition
Stripburger – A Taste of Slovenia’s Premier Comics Zine

Orbital Comics, London
Artists, workshops, talks and more TBC
Monday 30th May – 5th June 2011
Exhibition and Events
New Gallery London
Including a film night, storytelling, poetry and zine sleep- over! With a live printing event at the end of the week. (Artists TBC)
Monday 30th May – 5th June 2011
Exhibition/ Live collaborative art project
Sassoon Gallery, London
For more info about all the events taking place at International Alternative Press Festival please go to


Starting on Friday 27th May and running to Sunday 29th, this three day event celebrating Movies, Comics and Manga takes place at the Excel Centre, Docklands.

Guests include the cast of Futurama, X-Men: First Class writers and the cream of British comics including Warren Ellis, Keiron Gillan, Jamie McKelvie, Emma Vieceli and many more…

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