Panel Borders: Kieron Gillen – Gameplay and fantasy comics
Concluding our month of shows looking at the crossover between comics and games, Alex Fitch talks to writer Kieron Gillen about how his history as a video and computer game journalist influenced his comic writing career. Alex and Kieron talk about the latter’s experience writing for Warhammer Monthly, developing an online game The Curfew for Channel Four and how game playing has only a little impact on his writing Thor and Uncanny X-Men.
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: Kieron’s website
Play The Curfew
Wikipedia pages on Warhammer, Kieron Gillen and the games review website he helped create, Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Orbital comics events…
GARRY LEACH EXHIBITION 13.07.11 – 12.08.11
Orbital Comics is very proud to present an exhibition of work by the great Garry Leach (Miracleman, Dan Dare).
The exhibition, which will run from Monday 11th for one month, includes pages from Judge Dredd, Warrior, The Twelve pencilled by Chris Weston, Transmetropolitan, pages inked by Garry from Benaroya Publishing’s Marksmen and more.
JACK KIRBY PANEL DISCUSSION
A panel discussion of the King of Comics’ work on Friday July 29th, with exhibition curator Jason Atomic, Charles Hatfield (comics academic and writer for the Jack Kirby Collector), David Hine (Bulletproof Coffin, Detective Comics), Garry Leach (Marksmen, Marvelman), Mike Lake and moderator Paul Gravett.
7.30pm, Friday 29th July, 2011
Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
Gosh! comics events
Gosh! Comics have outgrown their happy home of 25 years and are moving to new, bigger premises in Soho! Before they go, they’re saying goodbye to 39 Great Russell Street with a huge signing on the 30th of July with Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill celebrating the release of their highly-anticipated and long-overdue League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969.
Joining Moore and O’Neill on the day is British comics mainstay Gary Spencer Millidge, known for his award-winning self-published series Strangehaven. Millidge will be signing copies of his new book, Alan Moore: Storyteller…
Millidge will be signing from 12pm ‘til 1pm, with Moore and O’Neill to follow at 2pm until 6pm. Visit the hallowed Gosh! basement and fall down the infamous spiral staircase for the very last time!
39 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NZ
To celebrate the opening of Gosh! Comics’ new store on Berwick Street and the opening of their new gallery space, the first event in the new premises is a signing and exhibition by celebrated comic book artist Dave McKean of his new graphic novel Celluloid.
Dave McKean will be signing at Gosh! from 2pm ‘til 4pm on Saturday the 6th of August. The exhibition runs until the 6th of September.
1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
More info: www.goshlondon.com