Helen McCarthy on Osamu Tezuka

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audio Alex Fitch talks to animé expert Helen McCarthy in front of an audience of manga fans at Streatham Library about the work of manga and animé pioneer Osamu Tezuka, who is the subject of a season now on at The Barbican. They talk about Tezuka’s career in animé from early experimental shorts to the big-budget adaptation of his classic manga Metropolis. Also comedienne and actress Jessica Fostekew reviews the cinema release of Eden Lake and the DVD release of Annie Leibovitz – Life Through a Lens

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Listen to the other half of Helen and Alex’s chat about Tezuka, focusing on his manga work at Panel Borders

Info on Movies into Manga: Osamu Tezuka at The Barbican
Info on the current Kamishibai tour of the UK
Review of Tezuka’s Black Jack volume one by Joe McCulloch
Info about Helen McCarthy’s panel on Tezuka at The Bristol Comics expo earlier this year (under “2pm Ramada Suite”)
Buy Helen McCarthy’s books on animé from Amazon
Listen to Alex’s previous interviews with Helen McCarthy and The Streatham Library Graphic Novels readers group part one / part two