Exhibiting comics (2013)

Listen to a pair of interviews recorded at OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY, Deptford, where Alex Fitch talks to gallery owner / curator Sue Cohen, and artist Sarah Lightman, about the latter’s exhibition “The Book of Sarah”, which previews her forthcoming graphic novel from Myriad Editions.
Also, at Phoenix Brighton, fine art lecturer Sue Gollifer, curator Karin Mori, exhibition designer Ben Thomson, and artist Iain Paxon (Hamilton Yarns) talk about the gallery’s exhibition of artists’ books “Press and Release”. Originally broadcast Monday 20th May 2013, Resonance 104.4 FM (London)
(Recorded at Occupy my time Gallery and Phoenix Brighton and edited by Alex Fitch)
Running time: 41:07 / recorded 10/05/13 + 17/05/13

page from The Book of Sarah by Sarah Lightman / exhibition launch / Press and Release flyer / photo of gallery

page from The Book of Sarah by Sarah Lightman / exhibition launch / Press and Release flyer / photo of gallery

For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

Links: Occupy my Time Gallery website
Sarah Lightman’s website
Phoenix Brighton website
Hamilton Yarns website
2012 show on ‘Exhibiting Comics’ featuring Lord Baker of Dorking and John Huddy

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Alison Bechdel

Listen to an episode of the Laydeez do comics podcast, recorded at Comica Festival 2012 – graphic novelist Alison Bechdel reads from her new book Are you my mother? and answers questions from the audience about her debut Fun Home, and long running comic strip Dykes to watch out for.
(Recorded at Foyles Bookshop, introduced by Nicola Streeten and edited by Alex Fitch)
Running time: 40:23 / recorded 12/11/12

Extract from Are you my mother? by Alison Bechdel

Extract from Are you my mother? by Alison Bechdel

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: Review of Are you my mother? in New York times
Alison Bechdel’s website
Laydeez do comics website
Comica Festival 2012
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Sussex to South Asia and stops in-between

Listen to a presentation by Hannah Berry about her second graphic novel, Adamtime, which tells the tale of a group of people trapped on a mysterious, sedentary train in the middle of the night, the paths that lead them there and their attempts to escape, recorded at Laydeez do comics.
Also, in an interview recorded at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, Alex Fitch talks to Julian Hanshaw about his new collection of short stories, I’m Never Coming Back which includes his award winning entry to the Observer / Cape Graphic Short Story Prize, and his previous graphic novel The Art of Pho, which both depict magical-realist stories of travel around the globe.
(Recorded by Nicola Streeten / Alex Fitch, edited by Alex Fitch)
Running time: 29:37 / recorded 13/08/12 + 16/10/12

Excerpts from Im never coming back by Julan Hanshaw and Adamtine by Hannah Berry

Excerpts from I’m never coming back by Julan Hanshaw and Adamtine by Hannah Berry

Visit www.archive.org, for more info and formats you can stream / download. (Originally broadcast 21/10/12 on Resonance FM)

Links: Random House pages on Hannah Berry and Julian Hanshaw
Julian’s website
Fobidden Planet International’s “director’s commentary” pages on I’m Never Coming Back and Adamtine
Laydeez do comics website
2009 Panel Borders interviews with Hannah Berry and Julian Hanshaw

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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

Guests:
Simon Grennan, artist http://kartoonkings.com
Lucy Lyons, artist http://www.lucylyons.org/
Fay Trier, writer http://www.facebook.com/fayt35

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Who is Ana Mendieta?

Listen to a Q and A recorded at Whitechapel Gallery, in which Laydeez do comics curators Sarah Lightman and Nicola Streeten discuss their work with Christine Redfern, writer of the graphic novel ‘Who is Ana Medieta?’, currently the subject of an exhibition at Space Station Sixty Five, Kennington. Introduced by Space Station Sixty Five directors Jo David and Rachael House.
(Recorded by Whitechapel Gallery, edited by Alex Fitch)
Running time: 56:19 / recorded 22/09/12

Photos: Jo David and Rachael House + Nicola Streeten, Shelby Sampson, Trina Robbins and Sarah Lightman / interior art and cover of Who is Ana Mendieta?

Photos: Jo David and Rachael House + Nicola Streeten, Shelby Sampson, Trina Robbins and Sarah Lightman / interior art and cover of Who is Ana Mendieta?

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: Info about Who is Ana Medieta?
Christine Redfern’s website
Space Station Sixty Five gallery
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Promoting comics

Listen to two talks recorded at Laydeez do comics, the first in a new season of Laydeez do podcasts, Charles Hatfield talks about comics academia and Jay Eales and Selina Lock discuss publishing The Girly Comic. Hatfield is the author of ‘Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature’ and ‘Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby’ and discusses introducing comics to English literature students. Jay and Selina also talk about helming the Caption small press festival in Oxford for a number of years and producing their own small press comics.
(Recorded by Nicola Streeten, edited by Alex Fitch)
Running time: 01:02:00 / recorded 20/06/11 + 13/08/12

Charles Hatfield, photo by Reanna Delgadillo, Jay Eales and Selina Lock, photo by Andy Luke

Charles Hatfield, photo by Reanna Delgadillo, Jay Eales and Selina Lock, photo by Andy Luke

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: Profile of Charles Hatfield at California State University
Interview with Charles Hatfield at Daily Sundial
Info about Jay and Selina’s work at Factor Fiction Press
Info about Jay and Selina’s workshops at Writing School Leicester from 20 September 2012
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Comic Nurse / Tangles

Listen to a recording of November 2011’s Laydeez do comics meeting, in which M.K. Czerwiec and Sarah Leavitt talk about their work, mixing autobiography and medical comics. M.K. discusses the strips produced by her alter-ego, Comic Nurse and Sarah talks about documenting her mother’s alzheimers disease in Tangles.
(Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch, Q and A session moderated by Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman)
Running time: 56:16 / Recorded: 21/11/11

Panels from a Comic Nurse strip by M.K. Czerwiec and Tangles by Sarah Leavitt

Panels from a Comic Nurse strip by M.K. Czerwiec and Tangles by Sarah Leavitt

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.org

Links: M.K. Czerwiec’s website – comicnurse.com and archive of her online comics
Sarah Leavitt’s website and info on Tangles
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Depicting the personal

Listen to a pair of interviews about artists who examine their personal life and feelings as a subject for their art. Cartoonist Richy K. Chandler talks to Simone Lia about her new graphic novel, Please God, find me a husband!, which explores Simone’s faith and search for a partner. Critic and writer Columba Quigley talks to fine artist Josephine King about her paintings which combine self portrait with text and references to Renaissance narrative art. Originally broadcast 15/04/12 on Resonance 104.4 FM
(Recorded, introduced and edited by Alex Fitch)
Running time: 36:03 / Recorded: 12/04/12 + 04/04/12

Paintings by Josephine King on display in Riflemaker Gallery / panel from Please God, find me a husband! by Simone Lia

Paintings by Josephine King on display in Riflemaker Gallery / panel from Please God, find me a husband! by Simone Lia

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Links: Simone Lia / Cabanon Press publishing websites
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