Comic book creator and co-creator of Tank Girl and the band Gorillaz, Jamie Hewlett, was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row arts show talking about his life and work and, during the bits about other people, drawing the show’s presenter Stig Abel. Like so.
Well, it is a radio show. So lots of microphones. Tonight’s episode of Front Row on BBC Radio 4 can be streamed or downloaded worldwide for free right here.
Liam Neeson, Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett, TS Eliot Poetry Prize winner, fake Modiglianis
Liam Neeson stars in action thriller The Commuter in which an insurance salesman is caught up in danger and conspiracy on his way home from work. He talks about the appeal of the ordinary man as hero.
Jamie Hewlett is best known for his artwork for the comic strip Tank Girls, the group Gorillaz, and Damon Albarn’s Chinese opera Monkey: Journey to the West. With the publication of a new monograph which features more than 400 of his artworks, Hewlett discusses his approach to graphic art and how tastes have changed over the last 20 years.
This evening the winner of The T.S. Eliot Prize, is announced. To mark the 25th anniversary of Britain’s most prestigious award for poetry the prize money has been increased to £25,000. Front Row will have the first interview with the winner, live from the award ceremony, and comment from one of the judges about this year’s shortlist and how they made their choice.
Following the news that Italian police are investigating three organisers of a Modigliani exhibition in Genoa after all but one of the paintings were shown to be fake, Anna Somers Cocks looks at forgery and 20th Century art.
As ever, an eclectic bunch of topics of discussion and guests to talk to… shame we couldn’t have gotten Jamie to draw Liam Neeson, as well.