Panel Borders episode 250 – Alan Moore: The Horrors at Red Hook
Continuing our month of shows about H.P. Lovecraft, Alex Fitch talks to Alan Moore about his final graphic novel that isn’t part of the continuing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen narrative – Neonomicon – which has just been published, along with its prequel The Courtyard, as a graphic novel by Avatar Press. Both comics follow on from Lovecraft’s tale ‘The Horror at Red Hook’ and Alan discusses why he chose that story in particular to explore further, plus the origins of The Courtyard in an abandoned short story collection called ‘Yuggoth Cultures’, and examples of Lovecraftian imagery in his League of Extraordinary Gentlemen saga.
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 www.archive.org
Links: Info about The Courtyard and Neonomicon
Order the short story collections: The Starry Wisdom (prose) and Yuggoth Cultures (comics) featuring Alan Moore and The graphic novel The Courtyard / Neonomicon from amazon.co.uk
Read H.P. Lovecraft’s The Horror at Red Hook
Youtube analysis of Neonomicon: part one / two
Listen to Alex’s discussion with Antony Johnson about adapting The Courtyard and other prose fiction for comics
Download previous interviews with Alan Moore
Another monthly event, in which hosts Mike Medaglia and Mark Haylock pick a ‘mainstream’ and small press comic to discuss in this free reading group in Gosh Comics!, Soho
This month they’re looking at “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud and John Miers‘ treatment of The Tower of Babel in his book “A Collection of Comics”
All books will be available at Gosh! and you can read ‘The Tower of Babel’ online (however the book is really nice to have!)
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Time: 19:00 until 21:00
Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F ODR
More info: http://www.facebook.com/thinkingcomics
COMICS CHANGED MY LIFE! – Brighton Zine, comic and small press fair
A day of fanzines, comics, small press and a smattering of arts and craft set to the cosy and friendly backdrop of Brighton’s Cowley Club.
And of course it’ll be (ahem)… THAT time of year, so think of it as a means of escaping the feeding frenzy that will engulf every street in the country for the month. And hey – everyone loves comics (even if they don’t know it yet), so you’ll have a wealth of splendid gifts all under one roof.
So it all starts at midday, and will go on till about half six. In the evening there will be live music from The Astronauts and Pog. During the day the Cowley Club will be rustling up soup, vegan cakes and hot drinks. There’s also a couple of sofas, so it will be possible to spend the whole afternoon reading obscure comics while gorging yourself on ethically agreeable nosh. Is there a better way to spend the day? I don’t think so.
Entry is free, kids are welcome, and we’re still looking for people to come and host stalls – so if you write or draw any sort of small press, make things to wear, things to put on the wall etc, please get in touch with me and I can send you the details and add you to the list:
Email beat_bedsit at yahoo.co.uk for more info
BEDSIT PRESS / PAPER TIGER / SCHNEWS / JUST JUSTINE / ROBIN BARNARD / PEARL / BEN BAILEY / JOE DECIE / MONSTER EMPORIUM PRESS / FRANCESCA CASSAVETTI / DOCTOR SIMPO / GHOSTWOOD PRESS / MICROCOSMIC ORBIT / GAVIN BURROWS / HOOJEMAFLAP… comics, zines and book distros
Saturday, 17 December 2011, 12:00 to 15:00
The Cowley Club, 11 London Road, Brighton