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Interviews with Garen Ewing and other press items

All the interviews and articles below are different from each other in various ways and appear in a wide variety of publications and formats, but here are some quick links to the 'essential reads':

Essential longer interviews
| Forbidden Planet (2008) | Scribblehound (2009) | Mondoagogo (2010) | Table Chat (audio, 2009) |

Essential shorter interviews
| The Phantom Zone (2009) | Forbidden Planet (2009) | Birmingham Mail (2011) |


Troldspejlet
(2017) video
Garen was interviewed by Jakob Stegelmann for the Danish TV programme, Troldspejlet.
Tellerup
(2017)
Garen Ewing interviewed by Liv Elena Hansen at Tellerup (in Danish - see English translation here).

Palles Gavebod
(2015)
"Mød Garen Ewing, forfatter til tegneserien Jagten på Regnbueorkidéen"
"Meet Garen Ewing, author of the comic The Raiders of the Rainbow Orchid" (in Danish).
Barbarus
(2015)
Short interview with Garen Ewing on the Dutch culture website, Barbarus (in English).

Tujaviu
(2014)
Interview with Brazilian site Tujaviu in English, Portuguese and French.
East Grinstead Online
(2014)
"East Grinstead Online's Barney Durrant asked Garen a few questions about his work, inspiration, background and views on the British comic book scene ..."
Make It Then Tell Everybody
(2014) audio
Garen Ewing and Dan Berry talk about the days before the internet, artistic insecurity, the deep pit of research, pacing a page of comics and believability vs realism.
Zack Magazine
(2014)
Three page article on The Rainbow Orchid (Die Regenboogen Orchidee) in German, written by Peter Nover.

Digital Spy
(2013)
"The Rainbow Orchid was recently voted the winner of the Young People's Comic Award as part of the British Comic Awards 2013. Digital Spy spoke to Ewing about his influences on the book and the state of the UK comics scene."
Prehistories
(2013)
"Garen Ewing answers our questions about archaeology, antiquarian sleuths and his artistic influences."
Nerd Fest
(2013)
Short interview for the Nerd Fest comic show, held in Nottingham in October 2013.
Writer Pictures
(2013)
Interviewed by Craig Naples at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Stripped - Edinburgh Book Festival
(2013)
Interviewed by Metaphrog for the Edinburgh International Book Festival Stripped blog.
The Beat
(2013)
Every Friday The Beat invites a comic creator for a chat about their work in The Phoenix. ... This week sees Garen Ewing whizz on over to tell us about The Secret of the Samurai ...
Table Chat
(2013) audio
Interview conducted by Linda Wada in Jan 2013. This podcast continues from where Linda's 2009 interview left off, focussing on the completion of The Rainbow Orchid, foreign editions, promotion and the future of Julius Chancer. 1 hr 9 mins.

Reality Check
(2012) audio
Alex Fitch interviews creator, writer and producer Simon Barnard and cover artist Garen Ewing about The Scarifyers - the 1930s-based audio mystery series from Bafflegab Productions.
Down The Tubes
(2012)
Part of Jeremy Briggs' Six Questions series - six questions put to artist/writer Garen Ewing on the day of the launch of The Complete Rainbow Orchid.
107 Meridian FM
Krys O'Brien Show
(2012) audio
Garen was with Krys O'Brien for an hour on her 23 June Saturday morning show, prior to the East Grinstead Bookshop signing.
The Beat
(2012)
With the release of the final Rainbow Orchid volume in the UK, Matthew Murray talks to Garen about his process, his influences, and his future plans.
BBC Radio 2
Simon Mayo Drivetime

(2012) audio
Garen was a guest on the 6 Feb Simon Mayo Drivetime show talking about being a comic creator and making comics.

Comic Heroes magazine
(2011)
"James Lovegrove talks to Garen Ewing about his terrific graphic novel series The Rainbow Orchid" - in Comic Heroes issue 9, October 2011.
The Scarifyers
(2011)
The writer and artist behind the acclaimed comic book The Rainbow Orchid, Garen has drawn the cover illustrations for The Scarifyers since day one. As Nicholas Courtney once said, "It looks like Tintin!"
Scotch Corner
(2011)
Guest spot on this Scottish artists' art blog with short Q&A.
East Grinstead Living
(2011)
Interviewed in a the local free community magazine and directory, East Grinstead Living.
Birmingham Mail: Speech Balloons
(2011)
"... a frank and amiable exchange of dialogues where optimism, goodwill, and a very nice surprise or two surfaces, alongside featuring some exclusive art from the imminent third volume of The Rainbow Orchid."
The Comic Academy
(2011) audio
One of 11 interviews as part of the launch of Phil Hampton's Comic Academy, with tips and stories on getting started in comics.
Tales from the Parents' Basement
(2011)
Snappy news and astonishing reviews from the depths of the parents' basement! Garen Ewing interviewed by Jim Schwitzer. [archived]

The Comics Bureau
(2010)
In late 2010 comics artist and lecturer Dan Berry took a 'snapshot' of the British comics scene and interviewed a wide variety of UK comics creators.
The Sidekick Cast
(2010) audio
The Sidekick Cast visits Thought Bubble in Leeds and interviews a host of creators, including a short 5 minute conversation with Garen.
North East Geek Feast
(2010) audio
Episode 7 of the comics review podcast includes a short 3 minute interview with Garen recorded at the MCM Expo in October 2010.
Webbledegook
(2010)
Fifteen questions by Rainbow Orchid readers and answered on the blog.
The Transmitter
(2010)
Part of the Crystal Palace Children's Book Festival section in the Oct 2010 issue of The Transmitter magazine (no.14) for South East London.
Mondoagogo
(2010)
A little chat covering book illustrators from the golden age, ukiyo-e prints, animation, computer games and 1970s comics... and The Rainbow Orchid, of course!
Stripschrift no. 411
(2010)
Seven page article on The Rainbow Orchid (De Regenboog Orchidee) in Dutch, written by John Wigmans, plus Dutch translation of the 6-page Lily Lawrence story Sword of Truth.
Forbidden Planet International
(2010)
Garen Ewing gives FPI a 'director's commentary', talking through the creation process for The Rainbow Orchid.
Egmont leaflet
(2010)
Short Q & A as part of an Egmont promotional leaflet for The Rainbow Orchid.
Tripwire
(2010)
Interviewed by Joel Meadows in Tripwire issue 54 (July 2010).
Sketch Maven
(2010)
Sketch Maven Comic Artist Profiles: Garen Ewing - the creator of the classic adventure series The Rainbow Orchid talks about breaking into the business and his inspiration for creating a book that people of all ages would love.
Cartoon County
(2010) audio
Interview recorded at The Cricketers in Brighton at the April 2010 Sussex Cartoon County meeting, with Fraser Geesin, David Lloyd, Dez Skinn and fellow members.
The Book Zone (For Boys) (2010) Interviewed as part of 'graphic novel month' on The Book Zone (For Boys) blog, in March 2010.
Book and Magazine Collector (PDF)
(2010)
Jonathan Scott interviews Garen Ewing about The Rainbow Orchid and the UK graphic novel industry in Book and Magazine Collector no.317 (Feb 2010). 6 pages.

Forbidden Planet International
(2009)
Somewhere over the Rainbow (Orchid) - Garen Ewing talks to Pádraig Ó Méalóid (interviewed in July 2009, published September).
Fantastic Realm
(2009) video
Video interview as part of the Fantastic Realm video podcast, hosted by BBC 6 Music's Iyare (the Rainbow Orchid sequence is about 3:30 min in).
Panel Borders
(2009) audio
Audio interview - Alex Fitch talks to Woodrow Phoenix and Garen Ewing about their work, focusing on the Atom Style and Ligne Claire. (Garen interviewed at The Rainbow Orchid book launch at Foyles, London, August 2009.)
Scribblehound
(2009)
Interview by writer and cartoonist David O'Connell in July 2009, as a companion piece to my interview with David in Aug 2008.
Redeye (issue 2.1)
(2009)
Ben Dickson talks to Garen Ewing about Rainbow Orchid blossoming under a new deal with publisher Egmont - downloadable PDF magazine crammed full of great articles and interviews on British comics. (Interview June 2009).
The Phantom Zone
(2009)
Interview and article by Jeannette Towey, June 2009.
Table Chat
(2009) audio
Podcast interview conducted by Linda Wada in April 2009. 1 hr 14 mins focussing on the development of The Rainbow Orchid From Imagination to Print. There is also a 12-minute video edit here, and one with French subtitles here.

Forbidden Planet International
(
2008)
In-depth interview conducted by Matthew Badham conducted in November 2008 and published in February 2009.
The Megazine
(2008)
Article on the re-emerging British comics scene from the Judge Dredd Megazine October 2008. You can read the full-text, unedited interview I did for this piece here.

Down The Tubes
(2006)
Interview by John Freeman in March 2006, originally for Comic World News.
The Megazine
(2006)
A short piece on The Rainbow Orchid in the August 2006 edition of the Judge Dredd Megazine.
2000AD Review
(2005)
Interview by Ed Berridge from November 2005, focusing on self-publishing comics.
The Observer
(local paper)
(2004)
A short feature that appeared in one of the local free newspapers in February 2004.
Imagineers 7 (PDF)
(2002)
An old interview that appeared in Shane Chebsey's Imagineers issue 7 at the end of 2002. Interview conducted by Gerald Mepham.
Imagineers 3 (PDF)
(1999)
Article by Dek Baker from 1999. Includes a preview of the first (and only) three pages of Rainbow Orchid (two printed the wrong way round).

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