Radio show about Nelson creators: Dan Berry, Rob Davis, Sarah McIntyre and more…
Panel Borders: Nelson
Continuing our month of shows looking at depictions of lives on the page, Dan Berry talks to four of his fellow creators who worked on the award winning anthology graphic novel Nelson, published by Blank Slate Books, including the book’s co-editor Rob Davis and artists Jonathan Edwards, Sarah McIntyre & Suzy Varty.
Nelson depicts 54 days in the life of the titular character, a young and then adult female Londoner, who is born in the first chapter set in 1968 and we follower her life to middle age in the present day. Dan discusses the history of the project, the aspects of autobiography that were absorbed into each creator’s pages and the collaborative processes involved in working on a exquisite corpse method of storytelling.
(Recorded at Thought Bubble Festival, Leeds 2011 and edited by Alex Fitch)