Panel Borders: Blue Pills and Sandcastles

Continuing Panel Borders month of shows on international creators, Alex Fitch talks to Swiss graphic novelist Frederik Peeters about his latest comic Sandcastle, published by SelfMadeHero and based on a script by filmmaker Pierre-Oscar Lévy. Sandcastle is a Twilight Zone style narrative about a group of strangers trapped on a beach where time moves at different rates; Alex and Frederik talk about the influence of science fiction on his work and his interest in autobiography which led to his award winning graphic novel Blue Pills – A Positive Love Story.

(The interview was recorded at Gosh! Comics, London in October 2011)

• Panel Borders: Blue Pills and Sandcastles is being streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast after broadcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com 

There will be no broadcast episode of Panel Borders on Sunday 27th May as Resonance is devoting the day’s programming to a celebration of the 59th birthday of KLF co-founder and musician Bill Drummond.

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



Categories: downthetubes News

Tags: , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: