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Off Topic / Re: Vincent
« on: 15 January, 2019, 07:25:19 pm »
For anybody who does know Vincent, here's an update.

As he is now breathing on his own, the doctors will be taking him off of the ventilator.  This doesn't mean that he has regained consciousness.  In the hours after coming off the ventilator he could have a cardiac arrest or any number of other complications.  His sister has asked the doctors to delay taking him off the ventilator until Thursday morning to give everybody one last chance to visit tomorrow (Wednesday 16th January)

Intensive Care, 1st floor
National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery
Queen Square
London
WC1N 3BG

Visiting hours are from 12:00 until 19:00.  Only two visitors allowed at a time, so if you visit in a large group be aware that you'll have to take turns going in.

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Off Topic / Re: Vincent
« on: 14 January, 2019, 10:36:23 am »
facebook post here, visible to friends of friends.

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Off Topic / Vincent
« on: 14 January, 2019, 10:22:23 am »
I'm not aware that he's spent any time on the forum, but many UK convention goers will know Vincent Mallia from his cosplaying.

He has recently suffered a stroke and is in hospital.  He's in a bad way.  His sister is going to discuss his condition with the consultants today.  If you know him and want any more information, PM me and I can give a few more details.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 11 January, 2019, 05:45:48 pm »
RIP Ron Smith.
Has anyone drawn more Dredds than him? Am literally asking. Who has drawn the most?
A major talent.

This doesn't quite cover your question, but worth a read anyway: Heroes of 2000AD.

My money would be on King Carlos for most Dredds (if I gambled).

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News / Re: RIP Ron Smith
« on: 10 January, 2019, 08:57:47 pm »
My starting line-up of Dredd stories (have mentioned elsewhere that I had a bundle of progs handed to me by the next-door neighbour).  Some weeks were missing, and it took until I found Fantasy World to get the other episodes.

The Prankster, The Starborn Thing, King of the Road, The Stupid Gun, Condo, Cry of the Werewolf.

Then when I started actually buying the progs (not everyone for some reason, so I had to fill in a few gaps): The Weather Man, Requiem for a Heavyweight, The Graveyard Shift.

It didn't take long for me to start getting the Eagle reprints - The Blood of Satanus was one of the earliest coloured-in Dredds I remember!

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Books & Comics / Re: Toxic
« on: 10 January, 2019, 08:45:57 pm »
Maturity-wise I found most of it to be around the level of early 2000AD (before it was growing up with its readership) and 1980s Eagle, but with added swear words and nudity, so children wouldn't actually be able to buy it (not if the newsagent was paying attention, anyway).  No idea how true this is, but I got the impression at the time that (alleged) increased creative freedoms meant creators were free to wander off before completing work...

Don't know about 'wander off before completing work...'. Wasn't the enterprise poorly managed, with creators not getting paid? I might be wrong there. If so, kind of sadly ironic that some big names left the prog and found the grass wasn't in fact any greener...


Well, I did say my impression at the time - being a child in a provincial town before the internet age meant information was very limited - I don't even know how I knew to look out for Toxic!

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News / Re: RIP Ron Smith
« on: 10 January, 2019, 02:28:55 pm »

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News / RIP Ron Smith
« on: 10 January, 2019, 12:50:55 pm »
2000AD facebook announcement.


He was the main Dredd artist when I joined the Squaxx.  The Stupid Gun, The Weather Man and the Graveyard Shift, punctuated with stories by other artists, such as the Starborn Thing, Cry of the Werewolf and Requiem for a Heavyweight.  So yes, my introduction to Judge Dredd was through the pens of Ron Smith, Carlos Ezquerra and Steve Dillon.

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Books & Comics / Re: Toxic
« on: 10 January, 2019, 12:25:45 pm »
Maturity-wise I found most of it to be around the level of early 2000AD (before it was growing up with its readership) and 1980s Eagle, but with added swear words and nudity, so children wouldn't actually be able to buy it (not if the newsagent was paying attention, anyway).  No idea how true this is, but I got the impression at the time that (alleged) increased creative freedoms meant creators were free to wander off before completing work...

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General / Re: The 2000 AD random prog game
« on: 09 January, 2019, 05:47:12 pm »
I don't really remember Bat Mugger: bit of filler?

Model citizen commits crime in his spare time.  Caught by the imprint of a ring given to him bearing the Justice Department seal, in the form of a bruise on Dredd's chin.  Ring any bells?

It was also a dry run for Wagner and Grant writing a licenced Batman/Dredd crossover (Alan was regular writer on Bats by that point).

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General / Re: The 2000 AD random prog game
« on: 09 January, 2019, 05:44:28 pm »
Prog 2080

cover date: 9th May 2018
Judge Anderson: Undertow Part 8 of 8
Judge Dredd: Nans of Anarchy Part 2 of 2
Tharg's Future Shocks: The Puppet one and done
Sinister Dexter: The Gangbusters Part 2 of 3
Strontium Dog: The Son Part 8 of 9
Fairly satisfied, David Roach/Dylan Teague cover but the main attraction King Carlos' penultimate episode of Strontium Dog.

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General / Re: Subscriber free gifts.
« on: 08 January, 2019, 06:13:39 pm »
Another one here who used to sub and only ever got a gift the first year (prog and meg).  I moved home a few times in one year and couldn't see any point keeping the sub if I wasn't getting anything for it, so have been supporting my FLCS ever since.

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 08 January, 2019, 12:36:16 pm »
Anyway superb show as ever you folks. A little additional background that I don't think you picked up on. Adrian Cockroach is based, at least as a starting point on 'The Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4' and subsequent books by Sue Townsend. It was massive in the UK back in the day and was the diary and musing of a 13 year old boy, not an actual mole alas. I loved the books as a boy.

Funnily enough currently being serialised on Radio Four (one of the subsequent books): Adrian Mole: the Cappuccino Years.

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Books & Comics / Re: History of comic art?
« on: 07 January, 2019, 02:42:23 pm »
You could do worse than find David Roach on social media (he often posts comic artwork from eras gone by on his facebook).  Apparently he is also associate editor a USA magazine Comic Book Artist.  I had a chat with him at a convention, and I believe he's working on a comic history book, though could be mistaken.

Best known in these parts as artist on Judge Anderson and Nemesis the Warlock.

wikipedia

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 06 January, 2019, 11:58:44 pm »
Yeah I like Yaz, but they really need to do more anything with the character.


Corrected that for you!  (well, alright, there was the one episode when she went back to the partition of India, but for a police office who wants to prove themselves, the character just doesn't seem to act or give the impression of being a figure of authority).

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