Thursday, November 22, 2007

Today's show: Comics in galleries

5pm Resonance 104.4FM: Strip! - Comics in galleries

To coincide with Thanksgiving, Alex Fitch talks to two American 'indie' comics artists who have had work exhibited in galleries this year. A couple of days before Jim Mahfood and Bill Shag have their fine art collaborations displayed in Dreamspace Gallery in London, Alex talks to Jim about his comic book career so far, the cross-over between fine art and comics and his own artistic influences. Alex also has a brief chat with Dreamspace coordinator Chloe Brooks about the gallery.

In the second half of the show it's the first broadcast of an interview previously podcast as an episode of "I'm ready for my close-up", Alex talks to Jacob Ciocci from the art collective 'Paper Rad' about the exhibition of their video art displayed at Sketch gallery in August which combined sampled images, video games and comic book iconography.

The show you may have expected this week - Comics for girls and (Hell) boys part 2, featuring the second half of ComICA's panel on Girls comics plus Alex's interview with Duncan Fegredo and Sean Phillips - will be broadcast next week as Alex wanted to strike while the iron was hot regarding Jim's exhibition.

Special thanks to Joe Gordon @ FPI for the info about Jim & Bill's show...

Links: Information about Jim & Bill's exhibition and Dreamspace gallery
More info on Jim's comic book company 40oz comics

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