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Books & Comics / Re: History of comic art?
« on: 07 February, 2019, 12:28:35 am »
Paul Gravtte’s Comics Unmasked exhibition catalogue from the British Mueum show in 2014 is well written with great art samples across the decades. The hardback is a really beautiful book.

General / Re: Best strips of 2018
« on: 04 January, 2019, 12:56:27 pm »
1st - strontium dog
2nd - brink
3rd - grey area

Honourable mention but no points (soz) to fiends.

The small house was story of the year tho. No doubt. Despite the forum naysayers.

Off Topic / Re: Take it easy all.
« on: 25 December, 2018, 02:34:59 pm »
On my 4th set of in-laws today, and I haven't murdered any 9f them. I expect to receive a medal before the day is out.

Polyamory: The Downside.

General / Re: I MISS FINN
« on: 24 December, 2018, 10:01:29 am »
Ce fil doit finir.

General / Re: Subscriber free gifts.
« on: 22 December, 2018, 11:08:21 am »
Actually is this the John Higgins subscribers gift OR a special Xmas gift from Tharg?

The advert for the Kennedy / Higgins subs gift has that great Higgins dread cover from when the format changed around prog 520. This has ‘just’ the Al Ewing / Higgins choose your own Dredd story and one Dredd-Xmas cover card. Making me think it’s a different and awesome thing.

Thanks Tharg either ways!

Events / Turbo Jones / Ian Kennedy
« on: 22 December, 2018, 10:33:36 am »

Prog / Re: PROG 2111 - Welcome to the Thrill-Party!
« on: 12 December, 2018, 05:05:14 pm »
Cabs is the absolute highlight even if it closes down the saga. Rennie and Reardon were an absolutely magical aesthetic fit for each other on this. Reardon is really missed in the prog. His art just works for me, it has a vulnerable humanity and decay despite being quite strongly designed monochromeatically.

Cheers for this Gordon, Dom & Tharg.

General / Re: MEGAZINE Cover of the Year Vote 2018
« on: 09 December, 2018, 09:24:34 pm »
1st - 395 - McCarthy - nuff said
2nd - 397 - ballsy
3rd - 402 - great ‘you want to see action? Read THIS’ cover.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 04 December, 2018, 07:44:24 am »
Bad - boring-Ryan, the most boring man in the universe.
Bad - yeah the frog. Why not try and hook the Doctor with something personal?
Bad - TALKING SO TALKILY ABOUT FEELINGS. At this stage it’s a bad joke, character and interactions not demonstrated in the script or acting through the plot but two characters relentlessly talking about their feelings.
Bad - the explaination of the parallel universe was tosh - something so powerful only manifesting now? And defeated so easily. Here’s an elemental force from the beginning of time, go stand beside it in pairs and it blows up.
Bad - the doctor does still seem pretty post-regen dumb. She needs her smarts and knowledge back.
Bad - the music was back trying to tell you SAD BIT HERE in an OTT way.

Good - the horror set up
Good - the mirror
Good - the doctor slightly more proactive
Good - ribbons ( bit Golum but defo gone too soon, his whole realm was interesting)
Good - the flesh-what-a-ya-call-ums and the red light
Good - the blind girls rejection of the alien.
Good - looked really nice (frog excepted)
Good - the shot of the doctor just before meeting the frog - strikingly framed.

Overall a really solid outing.

« on: 02 December, 2018, 11:25:35 am »
Just got this "signed" on eBay - interestingly, it's clearly signed by: Biz, Mills, Kev Walker and Tony Skinner!

Anyone else got one of these or, indeed, knows what sort of anomaly it is?

People are idiots. I met up with Kev at an ABC Warriors signing many years ago with Pat and Tony, and people were just putting anything in front of them to sign. ISTR someone presented Kev with a copy of Judgement on Gotham while we were talking — Kev declined on the grounds that he wasn't Simon Bisley and the punter replied "Yeah, but you're a J.D. artist, aren't you?" (At this point, Kev had drawn exactly one Dredd story, in an annual). The guy obviously wasn't going to take no for an answer, so Kev signed it to keep the line moving.

Heh it’s amazing that that happened and even more that somehow the question came back to your orbit many years later.

Blimey, the internet.

Prog / Re: Prog 2109 - Shark-Infested Waters
« on: 29 November, 2018, 03:49:05 pm »
Prog 2004-06 (end of 2016)

Dredd, Sam And Giant vs the ninja invisible judges

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 28 November, 2018, 04:26:19 pm »
My favourite of the season so far. It could still be improved by slightly more complex/twisty plots and a more take-chargey Doctor, but at least this week I didn't know exactly what was going to happen from halfway in.

I may have local bias - you can see Pendle Hill* from my mum's garden (one of my schoolmates' families has lived in Whalley, near Pendle for generations - his mum complained when one of the local souvenir shops was selling a Pendle Witches tea towel that listed her ancestor as being among the women convicted - when in fact she was one of the few that were acquitted. She kicked up a fuss and made them withdraw it)

*one of those place names that has evolved and actually means hill-hill-hill

Take that mr evil corporate small village tea towel vendor!

.... and I thought Twitter was bad.

Prog / Re: Prog 2109 - Shark-Infested Waters
« on: 27 November, 2018, 10:31:27 am »
As Dredd is a clone he is part of the house.

Retired clones have the option of the long walk or bingo caller at eldster clubs across the city.

Prog / Re: Prog 2109 - Shark-Infested Waters
« on: 26 November, 2018, 10:02:41 pm »
All horses are magic, as is friendship.

Did My Little Pony teach you NOTHING?!

Prog / Re: Prog 2109 - Shark-Infested Waters
« on: 26 November, 2018, 09:19:46 pm »
Henry Flint said he wanted to draw Dredd on horseback so Williams obliged. So slag it off as Henry Flint’s Horse.

Rob Williams said* Flint's Dark Knight Returns request made him think of the inexplicable horse he and RM Guerra had already introduced in The Man Comes Around**

* On the Thrillcast, I think

** Meg 344 (2014)

Q - Henry’s art on Titan really was just superb, with a Hershey who just bristled with pissed off authority in practically every scene. And then there’s the fabulous colouring throughout, including those really striking pages shot through with red emergency lighting. And that image on Dredd on horseback – a nod to Miller’s Dark Knight?

RW: I think Henry said to me at one point that he fancied drawing Dredd on horseback.

From this website, October 2018.

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