Beyond the page

Listen to a collection of three talks recorded at Laydeez do comics, we’re looking at dissemination of comics beyond the printed page, as University of Bournemouth lecturer Jo Tyler talks about adapting comic books for the radio, interviewer and journalist Alex Fitch talks about his experience of talking to comic book creators for broadcast and podcast and Lebanese cartoonist Joumana Medlej talks about her comic book Malaak: Angel of peace, which is available online and for a variety of devices which allow the reader to explore the language of the comic further than a simple translation.
(Introduced and recorded by Nicola Streeten, edited by Alex Fitch)
Running time: 59:52 / Recorded 23/05/11 + 20/06/11

Excerpt from Malaak by Joumana Medlej, Jo Tyler and Lobo, Alex Fitch (art by Sarah McIntyre)

Excerpt from Malaak by Joumana Medlej, Jo Tyler and Lobo, Alex Fitch (art by Sarah McIntyre)

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: Radio Production at Bournemouth University
Read an extract of Salmon Doubts by Adam Sacks
Wikipedia page on Lobo

Interview with Alex Fitch at thecomicsbureau.co.uk
Archive of Alex’s early radio work

Malaak: Angel of Peace website

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Bristol Cartoonists

Listen to a recording of two cartoonists from Bristol whose work is informed by their medical conditions. Andrew Godfrey talks about his strips The Clichéd Artist and The Selfish Gene which detail his life with Cystic Fibrosis and Katie Green talks about her forthcoming book Lighter than my shadow: A graphic Memoir about battling anorexia, to be published by Jonathan Cape.
(Introduced and recorded by Nicola Streeten, edited by Alex Fitch)
Running time: 36:43 / Recorded 20/05/2011

Self portraits by Andrew Godfrey - sketch at Laydeez do Comics - and Katie Green - cover of Lighter than my shadow

Self portraits by Andrew Godfrey - sketch at Laydeez do Comics - and Katie Green - cover of Lighter than my shadow

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: Andrew Godfrey’s blog http://itsallaboutthecomics.blogspot.com
Katie Green’s website www.katiegreen.co.uk
Panel Borders’ month of shows on Medical Comics

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Ian Williams – Doctoring Comics

Listen to a talk by Dr. Ian Williams about his work including curating Graphic Medicine and creating comic strips under the name Thom Ferrier followed by a Q and A session featuring questions by Phillipa Perry and Alex Fitch. (Recorded at Laydeez do Comics, May 2010)
Running time: 29:14 / recorded 24/05/10

Originally broadcast 30th June 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Ian Williams at Laydeez do comics, photo by Marcia Mihotich / Fear of Failure by Thom Ferrier

Ian Williams at Laydeez do comics, photo by Marcia Mihotich / Fear of Failure by Thom Ferrier

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: Ian Williams’ comics produced as Thom Ferrier at www.disrepute.info

Info about Graphic Medicine
Call for papers (pdf download) for the 2011 Graphic Medicine conference in Leeds

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London Print Studio Comics Collective

Listen to a recording of two talks by the London Print Studio Comics Collective – Isabel Greenberg, Rachel Emily Taylor, William Goldsmith, Joe Kelly and Freya Harrisson – alongside mentor Karrie Franzman and LPS director John Philips. Karrie and her protégés talk about their work, visiting the Angoulême comics festival in France, the process of getting published and how the internship has improved their artistic practice.
(Introduced and edited by Alex Fitch, recorded by Nicola Streeten)
Running time: 53:56 / recorded 28/02/11+ 10/04/11

London Print Studio Comics Collective logo

London Print Studio Comics Collective logo

Links: London Print Studio Comics Collective blog
London Print Studio website
Panel Borders interviews with Karrie Franzman and Isabel Greenberg

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Small press special

Listen to a recording of three presentations by small press creators given at Laydeez do comics in February 2011 – Sean Azzopardi, Francesca Cassavetti (with Nick Tesco) and John Miers talk about their self published comics and graphic novels, their interaction with the art world, visits to Angouleme and much more.
(Introduced by Nicola Streeten, recorded and edited by Alex Fitch)
Running time: 1:14:43 / recorded 28/02/11

Ed by Azzopardi, Most Natural thing by Cassavetti and Babel by Miers

Ed by Azzopardi, Most Natural thing by Cassavetti and Babel by Miers

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: Sean Azzopardi’s website
Francesca Cassavetti’s website
John Miers’ website

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Trina Robbins Q and A

Listen to a recording of the Q and A that veteran Underground Comix creator and historian Trina Robbins gave at Laydeez do Comics in September 2010 with questions by Woodrow Phoenix and Paul Gravett among others.
(Introduced by Sarah Lightman, recorded and edited by Alex Fitch.)
Running time: 37:52 / recorded 21/09/10

Laydeez do comics, September 2010, photo by Nicola Streeten

Laydeez do comics, September 2010, photo by Nicola Streeten

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

Listen to Trina Robbins talk about the history of women in comics

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Philippa Perry: Couch Fiction

Listen to a talk recorded live at ‘Laydeez do Comics’ in May 2010. Therapist Philippa Perry discusses her graphic novel “Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy”, which presents a fictionalised version of a series of sessions conducted between a Psychotherapist and a patient with additional footnotes that put the words and pictures into context that are useful to anyone with an interest in how the profession and such encounters work and evolve. Philipa talks about her collaboration with artist Junko Graat, her experiences of being a therapist and discusses the work with an audience of comic book fans and creators. (Edited and introduced by Alex Fitch)
Running time: 1:02:46 / recorded 24/05/10

Partially broadcast 10th February 2011 on Resonance 104.4 FM

Four pages from Couch Fiction by Philippa Perry and Junko Graat

Four pages from Couch Fiction by Philippa Perry and Junko Graat

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

Publisher’s page on Couch Fiction
Review by Alain de Botton
Interview with Philippa Perry in The Observer

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Marcia Mihotich’s blog about Philippa Perry’s talk in May 2010
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