Panel Borders: Garth Ennis – Battlefields

Panel Borders: Garth Ennis – Battlefields

Starting a month of shows about war comics, Alex Fitch talks to award winning writer Garth Ennis about his interest in the genre, from the backdrop of conflict in his debut strip Troubled Souls to his exploration of wars throughout the 20th Century and beyond in his series War Stories and Battlefields. Alex and Garth also discuss his past and forthcoming projects for Avatar, Dynamite and Marvel Comics and there are questions from the audience on the subjects of putting his stories into context for younger readers and the use of drones on the battlefield. This interview was recorded live at the Imperial War Museum, London as part of the ‘Comics and Conflicts Festival‘, August 2011.

Garth Ennis interviewed by Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum, London. Photo by Joe Shahabuddin

Garth Ennis interviewed by Alex Fitch at the Imperial War Museum, London. Photo by Joe Shahabuddin

For more info and a variety of formats you can stream or listen to this podcast in, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Watch an interview with Garth recorded on the same day by Talk Comix
Read an interview with Garth transcribed on the day by The Irish Times

Wikipedia pages on War Stories and Battlefields

Listen to Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott’s previous interview with Garth Ennis – part one / part two / part three
Listen to Alex’s interviews with John McCrea – 2007 part one, featuring Glen Fabry / part two / 2011 interview featuring Jon Browne

Recommended events:

Belfast Comics ‘Barcamp”

The date has been confirmed for the second Comics Barcamp in the English speaking world – essentially an “unconference”, a creative business brainstorming seminar, run along communal lines.

To take place at Blick Studios in Belfast in September, who are also co-sponsors of the event, this free gathering is aimed at anyone who likes or creates small press/ underground comix or who simply enjoys non-hierarchical events with an emphasis on spirit of creativity, alternatives and co-operation.

Blick Studios, Belfast, Saturday 3rd September

More info at

New Comic Internship at londonprintstudio for 21-25 Year Olds

Do you enjoy telling tall tales or scribbling stories? Do you love reading graphic novels, comics or picture books? Then look no further!

londonprintstudio is offering five carefully chosen 21-25 year olds the chance to…

-Run comic workshops for 16-20 year olds.
-Receive mentoring from top professional comic artists, anthology makers, screenwriters, print makers, comic publishers and art educators.
-Develop your own artistic comic projects with supervision from mentors and feedback from your fellow interns..
-Be introduced to the London comic scene, attend events, give presentations, network and meet publishers, editors and creators in the comic industry.
-Take part in editing, planning and creating work for a comic anthology publication and a comic exhibition at londonprintstudio.

The course is run by professional comic creator Karrie Fransman whose comics have appeared in The Times, The Guardian and who is currently working on her first graphic novel due to be published by Random House.

2 days (14 hours) per week for a six-months. Interns will receive a travel and food expenses budget for two days per week. All londonprintstudio staff and volunteers are required to have a Criminal Records Bureau Check.

Deadline for return of application form: Monday 5th September 2011
Interviews: Tuesday 13th September 2011
Start date: Tuesday 20th September 2011

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