Comics and conflicts: Pat Mills on Charleys War
Imperial War Museum educator Grant Rogers talks to Pat Mills about his seminal wartime strip Charley’s War, serialised in Battle Action comic in the 1970s and 80s. Grant and Pat Mills discuss the history of the strip, working with Joe Colquhoun and the real life events that influenced the comic. (Recorded in front of an audience at the 2011 Comics and Conflicts conference at the Imperial War Museum, London.)
Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download.
Links: Wikipedia pages on Charley’s War and Pat Mills
Listen to Alex’s interviews with Grant about his career working on great British Cartoons and his favourite film of 2006
Listen to Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott’s interview with Pat Mills about 2000AD
Listen to Grant’s 2008 interview with Pat
More Comics and Conflicts podcasts
Storytelling for Comics and Graphic Novels course
You will learn about comic and graphic novel storytelling techniques, and how to create your own visual narrative. Everyone will end the course with one completed comic page, and the skills to continue their work for themselves. We will look at comic and graphic novel art styles, the use of text and images, the “grammar” of comic art, use of sound effects, abstraction, and styles. You provide a story from your own experience, or one you wish to adapt into the medium.
West Dean College, Chichester (Suitable for all levels)
2nd – 4th March 2012
Details here: www.westdean.org.uk