Panel Borders: Home and away
Starting a month of shows about the depiction of travel in comic books, Alex Fitch talks to creators from Brighton and Delhi about their graphic novels which mix autobiography with fantastical elements. Gary and Warren Pleece discuss The Great Unwashed, a new collection of early self-published and small press work now available as the first release from Paul Gravett and Peter Stanbury’s Escape Books in 20 years; stories within include tales of piracy, gangsters and magical realism from contemporary Brighton Pier to 1970s New York and a prologue to their next release, Montague Terrace. Amruta Patil discusses her graphic novels Kari and Adi Parva which respectively tell the story of a young lesbian and her group of friends and acquaintances in a modern day Indian city, and a fully painted adaptation of the first book of The Mahabharata, both available from Harper Collins.
(Originally broadcast in an edited version 07/10/12 on Resonance FM)
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Steve Appleby book launch
Gosh! comics are throwing a launch party with Guardian Books on the 12th of October for Steven Appleby’s Guide to Life, a collection of the Loomus strip that’s been running in The Guardian. They’ll also have an exhibition of the original art in the lead-up to the night. All the info is over at the Gosh! blog…
Starts at 7pm, free entry and drinks as always.
7pm, 12th October 2012, Gosh! Comics, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
(Exhibition runs 28th September to 15th October)
Nobrow at Foyles – Hilda and the Bird Parade Graphic Novel Exhibition, by Luke Pearson
Come and see the amazingly intricate original drawings from Luke Pearson’s latest instalment in the Hilda Series, Hilda and the Bird Parade, only at Foyles on Charing Cross Road
Address: The Gallery at Foyles, Third Floor, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
Dates: 5th – 17th of October
Gallery Opening Times*: Mon – Sat 9.30am – 5pm, Sunday 11.30am – 5pm
*Please note that the Gallery may be closed when instore meetings and events are taking place
Who is Ana Mendieta? exhibition
Art from the graphic novel Who is Ana Mendieta? by Christine Redfern and Caro Caron is on display at Space Station Sixty Five gallery, Building One, 373 Kennington Road, London SE11 4PS
Exhibition runs until November 4th, more info at http://spacestationsixtyfive.com
Laydeez do comics, October 2012
Monday 22 October, 6.30 – 9.30pm
The Rag Factory 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
Idle Hands Comix indiegogo campaign
Short film maker and illustrator Paul Cheshire is launching a new annual British comics anthology for 2013 and needs your help to fund it. Examples of his SF / LSD inspired work can be found at http://www.idlehandscomix.com and ‘perks’ for funding the 100-150 page anthology can be found at http://www.indiegogo.com/Idlehandscomixcampaign