Comics on My Radio

Placeholder - Podcasts(with thanks to Bugpowder): London radio station Resonance 104.4FM is to air three shows on comics this month, presented by Alex Fitch. “I’m Read For My Close Up” can also be heard online and include contributuons from creators such as author Paul Gravett, writer of the much-praised Great British Comics: Celebrating A Century Of Ripping Yarns & Wizard Wheezes and Alan Moore.

Here’s the line up in full:

Thursday 4 January: The first of a series of shows on comics, Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott talk to Charles Brownstein, the director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a US-based charity that protects comic book creators and shops from the vagaries of American law regarding the first amendment.

Thursday 11 January: Alex Fitch and Duncan Nott talk to author and journalist Paul Gravett about his books on British comics, Graphic novels and manga.

Thursday 25 January: Alex Fitch conducts an epic three part interview with magician, orator, novelist and oh, yes, comics writer Alan Moore about his continuing work in the medium, his career so far / in the years to come, plus his collaborations and his many and varied interests…

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The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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