Tuesday, 29 March 2011

[451] WAW+P Radio #8: Arne Bellstorf

After a short hiatus, here's the latest We Are Words + Pictures podcast, with Arne Bellstorf.

This one is a first for the series: a remote podcast. I recorded all the audio off-site, using a superb clip mic for the interview with Arne. I think it worked out quite well. It certainly has more of a mellow, undulating vibe to it, and that's not just because of the frankly awesome playlist. I'll have to think about how these qualities can be better evoked when we get back in the studio. The bustle and ambience of the cafe is partly to blame for a much more energetic, and at times erratic, overall tone.

We'll see. I have a couple more shows planned, so hopefully we'll get back on track. As always, any comments, links or tweets would be greatly appreciated. Oh, and go and buy Baby's In Black. It's a wonderful book.

Here are some show notes, and the playlist.

Back after a wee break, We Are Words + Pictures returns to London Fields, in order to bring us all the best titbits from the world of comics. In this episode, host Michael Leader talks to German comic artist Arne Bellstorf about his new book, the smoky, romantic Baby's In Black. Expect musings on the German comics scene, insight into the book's release and subsequent translation, and an eclectic mix of mellow tunes.

To find out more about the We Are Words + Pictures collective, visit their site at http://wearewordsandpictures.com/

The Beatles - Cry for a Shadow
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
The Beatles - Baby's In Black
The Beatles - Money (That's What I Want)
Miles Davis - Générique
Juliette Gréco - La Javanaise
Edith Piaf - La Foule
David Bowie - Oh! You Pretty Things

Arne Bellstorf's website - http://www.bellstorf.com/
Baby's In Black at Self Made Hero - http://www.selfmadehero.com/title.php?isbn=9781906838263
German-language comics at the Goethe Institut - http://www.goethe.de/kue/lit/prj/com/enindex.htm

You can download the podcast here, or listen below using the London Fields Radio Mixcloud player.

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