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Colin YNWA

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John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« on: 31 December, 2017, 05:30:24 pm »
News over on that there Facedabook.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2013810272224899&id=1943326612606599

Possibly for the Meg, but not commissioned yet. Fingers crossed.

Dig those fantastic Carlos Retro Stylings! (John and Carlos have both posted a little about this but selected this post as has all the pictures together.

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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #1 on: 31 December, 2017, 05:36:28 pm »
Looks interestings.

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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #2 on: 01 January, 2018, 04:59:59 am »
Looks very reminiscent of early Strontium Dog (Starlord days) to me...

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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #3 on: 01 January, 2018, 10:44:45 am »
Pretty sure this is (very) old art from a private eye/SF noir strip that never happened. I’m certain I’ve seen it before — maybe for the dummy of the aborted pre-Meg Judge Dredd solo title?

John said on FB that he’s revising/updating the proposal with a view to pitching it for the Meg.
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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #4 on: 01 January, 2018, 10:51:00 am »
Yeah, it was called Sam Street originally.

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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #5 on: 01 January, 2018, 03:47:43 pm »
Yeah, it was called Sam Street originally.
Never heard of it before, though this thread reveals a little about it - it does indeed date from around the Starlord era - don't know if any of it made it into the first TPO book (I haven't read it cover-to-cover, I just dip in every now and then).

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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #6 on: 01 January, 2018, 07:49:10 pm »
Looks very reminiscent of early Strontium Dog (Starlord days) to me...

Exactly my thoughts when I saw it.

And no I don’t think TPO mentions Sam Street. I don’t remember it anyway. ( I have the updated one).

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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #7 on: 01 January, 2018, 10:55:09 pm »
Original sample page:


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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #8 on: 01 January, 2018, 11:34:35 pm »
How old’s that sample page, Joe? Saw this on the Facebook and got hugely excited - exactly my favourite kind of Carlos art!
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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #9 on: 01 January, 2018, 11:37:30 pm »

I presume 1977/1978 as it makes sense that a character called Sam Street was pitched to 2000AD before Sam Slade.


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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #10 on: 02 January, 2018, 10:12:30 am »
"I work in the future"

That line made me laugh  :lol: Looks brilliant though! It'd be great to see something new from these two legends :)

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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #11 on: 02 January, 2018, 03:25:20 pm »
Never saw that before.  Obviously Carlos remains utterly awesome but I kind of miss that grainy, pen-and-wash stuff he used to do.
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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #12 on: 02 January, 2018, 11:06:54 pm »

I presume 1977/1978 as it makes sense that a character called Sam Street was pitched to 2000AD before Sam Slade.

Looks more ‘80/‘81, which sounds nitpicky but there’s an evolution from the earliest progs (and Starlord) to that particular page. Have to agree, Carlos at his best right at this point...

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Re: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra have this coming our way
« Reply #13 on: 08 January, 2018, 09:17:57 am »
Some of those panels make him look more like he should be called Sam Stix.