I’m ready for my close-up: Comics and film by Javier Mariscal

I’m ready for my close-up: Comics and film by Javier Mariscal

Alex Fitch talks to internationally renowned designer Javier Mariscal about his career so far from drawing sketches in bars which got picked up by the design community as the basis of everything from chairs to Olympic Mascots to his comic strip Los Garriris, the subject of a recent exhibition in Brussels. Alex and Javier also discus the designer’s recent role as animator and co-director of the cartoon feature film Chico and Rita and how the movie was subsequently adapted into a graphic novel.

Still from Chico and Rito by Javier Mariscal and Fernando Trueba

Still from Chico and Rito by Javier Mariscal and Fernando Trueba

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream / download the recording in, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

Links: Info about the Chico and Rita graphic novel from Self Made Hero
Chico and Rita official film website
Wikipedia pages on Javier Mariscal and Chico and Rita
Info about Mariscal’s Los Garriris exhibition in Brussels

Recommended events:

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 http://comicsandzines.wordpress.com


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…

More info: www.londonexpo.com