Panel Borders: Pat Mills’ Infamous comics and games
Continuing our month of shows about the crossover between games and comics, Alex Fitch talks to writer Pat Mills about the series of seven online comic strips he’s written to accompany the release of the new PlayStation game inFAMOUS 2. In the comic strips, riffing on the idea of fame and infamy, Pat and editor Howard Marks are satirising modern celebrities and also giving them and their companions the kind of powers you might find in the game. Alex and Pat talk about writing these strips, his previous experiences in writing interactive comics in the form of 2000AD spin off title The Dice Man and his thoughts on web comics and strips available for ebook readers.
Links: Read inFAMOUS: the fame strips at www.infamousthegame.com
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Pat Mills
Ellen Linder’s website
Luke Pearson’s website
Kate Brown’s website
Fay Dalton’s website
Pub Fiction presents…
The regular ‘Pub Fiction’ slot at the Lass O’Gowrie pub in Manchester presents Q and As with popular British comic book and fantasy writers:
Al Ewing, July 22nd, 6.30pm (£2 / ticket)
Bryan Talbot, July 23rd, 5pm (£5 / ticket)
Stephen Gallagher, July 23rd, 6.30pm (£5 / ticket)
Paul Magrs and George Mann, July 24th, 5pm (£2 / ticket)
Buy tickets at We Got Tickets or pay on the door.
Part of The Lass O’Gowrie‘s LassFest.
The Lass O’Gowrie
36 Charles Street
New Cross Turn Left
A new one day comic book festival in South London, featuring the cream of local creators who have made an impact in the comics and children’s publishing industries.
Creators appearing at The Old Police Station, Deptford include Julia Scheele, Howard Hardiman, Woodrow Phoenix, Gary Northfield, David O’Connell, Ellen Lindner, Matt Sheret, Tom Humberstone and many more… There’s live music, the performance of an all ages ‘Derek the Sheep’ play, coffee, cakes and booze!
Sunday 24th July, 1pm – 11pm
The Old Police Station, 114 Amersham Vale, London, SE14 6LG
More info at www.newcrossturnleft.blogspot.com
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