Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Tonight's show: The Magic of Alan Moore part one

Alex Fitch interviews Alan Moore, writer of stuff about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the highs (Kev O'Neill) and lows (Rob Liefeld) of collaborating with comic book artists, his notions of magic and ideaspace and just what giant bald men in nappies had to do with American paranoia in 1950s movies!

N.B./ parts two and three of this interview will be broadcast on Tuesday from 7pm...

Links: Wikipedia entry on Alan Moore
Download comics by Alan for free from fourcolorheroes.com

10.30pm GMT Resonance 104.4FM / www.resonancefm.com

Friday, January 19, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Tonight's show: Paul Gravett's guide to comics part two

Duncan Nott & Alex Fitch conclude their interview with Paul Gravett, talking about such topics as 'the graphic novels of Chris Ware & Raymond Briggs', 'the future of British sequential art' and 'things to hate about comics'!

Links: www.paulgravett.com
Buy Paul's books from Amazon

10.30pm GMT Resonance 104.4FM / www.resonancefm.com

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tonight's show: Paul Gravett's guide to comics part one

Continuing Comic Book Month on "I'm ready for my close-up", we have the first half of Alex Fitch & Duncan Nott's interview with Paul Gravett, author of "Manga: 60 years of Japanese Comics", "Graphic Novels - Stories to change your life" and "Great British Comics". Alex and Duncan will be discussing with Paul the continuing appeal of British Comics, the evolving market for Graphic Novels and monthly 'pamplets' plus the changing censorship of the medium in general.

Links: www.paulgravett.com
Buy Paul's books from Amazon

10.30pm GMT Resonance 104.4FM / www.resonancefm.com

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Podcast: The Horror films of David McGillivray

Originally broadcast 16th November 2006: As a companion piece to our show on Norman J. Warren Alex Fitch talks to Norman's contemporary and collaborator David McGillivray about the horror film scripts he wrote in the 1970s such as Satan's Slave and Frightmare plus his new series of short films, Worst Fears...

Links: 'Worst Fears' website
David's filmography on the IMDb

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Tonight's show: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

It's the start of comic book month on I'm ready for my close-up, so in the first of a series of shows on four colour periodicals, Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott are talking to Charles Brownstein, the director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
As we're still within the season of giving (it's Twelfth Night tomorrow), why not listen in and support a charity that protects comic book creators and shops from the vagaries of American law regarding the first amendment...

Links: CBLDF website
Wired article: When comics and laws collide
The Comics reporter article: Withdrawal of comics from a Missouri library
Baltimore City Paper article on the CBLDF
First Amendment Center website, re: Freedom of Speech and comics
Wikipedia article on 'The Millar Test' (US equivalent of the obscene publications act)

10.30pm GMT Resonance 104.4FM / www.resonancefm.com

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Podcast: Desperate Optimists and the art of the long take

Originally broadcast 5th October 2006: Alex Fitch interviews Joe Lawlor, who with Christine Molloy make up the film-making duo 'Desperate Optimists': a couple who make short films in a single take. Alex and Joe discuss the new film 'Daydream', which premiered at the Liverpool biennial last year plus Joe and Christine's award winning series 'Civic Life' and also mention their favourite examples of the long take in other people's films...

Links: Desperate Optimists' website
'Daydream' screening details
Buy 'Civic Life' on DVD
Civic Life review at backprojection.com

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