Electric Sheep podcast: Modern Hauntings
Alex Fitch talks to a pair of directors who made their first films on very low budgets and deal with subjects of hauntings that are to do as much with memory as anything supernatural. Eduardo Sánchez discusses his debut film The Blair Witch Project and his latest movie, Lovely Molly, which follows a young woman’s mental breakdown while being tormented by the ghosts of her past. Also, in an interview recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, Shawn Holmes talks about his micro-budget feature Memory Lane which sees an Afghanistan veteran cheating death repeatedly to revisit his memories of a dead girlfriend and solve the riddle of her death.
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Karrie Fransman exhibition
This solo exhibition by comic creator Karrie Fransman‘s (The Guardian, The Times, Random House) plays with the boundaries of the comic medium by fitting comics in weird and wonderful places- dolls houses, jewellery boxes and quilts. With the advance of digital technologies, comics are escaping their paper covers and spilling out into the world, becoming visual and interactive.
Exhibition runs from 22nd June – 19 July
Orbital Comics, 8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
Sina Sparrow exhibition at Blush Bar
Small press creator Sina Sparrow (aka Sina Evil) is exhibiting a selection of his recent comics work entitled ‘Girls and boys’, featuring deconstruction of homoerotic superhero art and homages to Donna Summer.
Exhibtion runs from 8th June – 8th August 2012
Blush Bar, 8 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 6BD
The Comics Big Top of Awesome!
A one day children’s comics event as part of the Pop-Up Festival, Kings Cross. Come revel in the wonderful world of comics, with picture books and comics creator Sarah McIntyre! Learn from some of the UK’s top comics creators how to create your very own comic from start to finish – plus live drawing duels, talks and giant story wheels. So join Sarah and her friends Neill Cameron, Gary Northfield, Jamie Smart, Nana Li, Jamie Littler and David O’Conell for an utterly awesome comics adventure!
Saturday 30th June 12pm-6pm, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA
More info at http://pop-up.org.uk/gettinghere
Support Badger the movie
A London based documentary and animation team is bringing Howard Hardiman’s beloved comic Badger to life in a new animated film that will also contain footage of the process of making Howard’s comic and its relevance to mental health issues.
You can support fundraising for this project at http://www.indiegogo.com/Badgershortfilm with various incentives depending on the level of contribution.