Panel Borders: Big Questions
Starting a month of shows about anthropomorphic comics on Panel Borders – comics about animals with human attributes – Alex Fitch talks to American cartoonist Anders Nilsen about his epic 658 page graphic novel Big Questions. The book, originally serialised as 15 comics, first self-published by Nilsen and then continued by Drawn and Quarterly, tells the tale of the pilot of a crashed bomber and his relationship with a colony of birds and local wildlife in the countryside where his plane went down. The artist also discusses his award winning graphic novella Dogs and water and why he is often drawn to animals as the subject matter of his comics books.
Originally broadcast 05/08/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM
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Links: Wikipedia page on Anders Nilsen
New York Times reviews of Big Questions
Anders’ website and blog
Listen to Alex’s previous month of shows on anthropomorphic comics
Caption small press and comics festival
Caption small press and comics festival takes place at the East Oxford Community Centre, in Cowley, Oxford (close to St Clements Street, one of the many stops the Oxford Tube bus drops passengers off)
Guests include Electric Sheep illustrators Hannah Berry, Richy K. Chandler, Rebecca Burgess, Joe Morgan, Jade Sarson and David O’Connell as well as some of the top creators working in comics today including Hunt Emerson, Patrice Aggs, Robin Etherington, Woodrow Phoenix, Darryl Cunningham and Nicola Streeten.
18th / 19th August 2012, East Oxford Community Centre, Cowley, Oxford OX4 1DD
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