Caption podcast: Kate Brown and Paul Duffield

Caption podcast: Kate Brown and Paul Duffield

In the latest episode of the Caption Podcast, and the first to have been recorded at Caption small press festival 2011: Alex Fitch hosts a discussion between cartoonists Kate Brown and Paul Duffield about their comics and working practices. Kate and Paul are both alumni of the Manga Shakespeare line published by Self Made Hero and bring subtle, illustrative lines to their work, with washes of colour and and obvious interest in Manga. The two creators discuss sharing a studio, bouncing ideas off each other and working on children’s comics such as The DFC and The Phoenix as well as their first graphic novels.

Caption 2012 takes place on August 18th / 19th, East Oxford Community Centre, Cowley, Oxford OX4 1DD
Guests include: Hunt Emerson, Tony Bennett, Brick, Krent Able, Woodrow Phoenix, Corinne Pearlman, John Anderson, Hannah Berry, Corinne Pearlman, Darryl Cunningham, Nicola Streeten, Gareth Brookes, Richy K. Chandler, David Baillie (via video), Charles Cutting, Robin Etherington, Daniel Hartwell, Neill Cameron, Adam Murphy, Robin Etherington, Jade Sarson, Rebecca Burgess, Sarah Burgess, Joe Morgan, Al Davison and David O’Connell.

Art from FreakAngels by Paul Duffield and The Lost Boy by Kate Brown

Art from FreakAngels by Paul Duffield and The Lost Boy by Kate Brown

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Links: Kate Brown’s website
Paul Duffield’s website
FPI reviews of Kate’s graphic novel Fish + Chocolate and finale of FreakAngels illustrated by Paul Duffield

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Support Tripwire 20th anniversary book

Over the last twenty years, TRIPWIRE has been covering comics, TV and film with interviews and columns by now-famous names like Grant Morrison and Warren Ellis. Still running as an annual publication, it continues to run feature-length articles and one-off artwork cover commissions.

2012 marks the 20th anniversary of TRIPWIRE, and to commemorate this milestone, Unbound are working with editor-in-chief Joel Meadows to crowd-fund a beautifully bound hardback celebration of the publication. It will be filled with the sort of content that has garnered praise from many of the biggest and best names in genre over its twenty-year existence. Art from genre and comic geniuses Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Drew Struzan (Shawshank Redemption, Indiana Jones), Duncan Fegredo, Frank Quitely, Walter Simonson, Chris Weston, Howard Chaykin and many more. Classic interviews and features that have made TRIPWIRE’s reputation, including Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Peter Milligan and Guillermo Del Toro

This ultra limited hardcover edition will only available through the Unbound website. The more you pledge, the more collectibles you can get your hands on and remember – we can’t do it without your support.

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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