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norton canes

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What happened to Myra Hancock?
« on: 17 January, 2018, 03:32:03 pm »
Just watched The 2000 AD ABC #93: Tao De Moto

It's not a strip with which I'm familiar, having begun my 26-year 2000 AD hiatus a few months before it began in prog 723, but it sounds interesting - shame it hasn't been collected. Does anyone know what happened to its writer, Myra Hancock? A Google search only seems to reveal details of her early indie work, Tao De Moto, and Sticky Fingers for Crisis. Did she give up on comics after that?

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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #1 on: 17 January, 2018, 06:57:18 pm »
I love how this board can answer absolutely any question within minutes about what story featured "a robot with a laser shouting at things" or "a man who possibly had an arse", but when someone asks "why don't more women write comics?" we're as stumped for an answer as anywhere else.

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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #2 on: 17 January, 2018, 08:41:33 pm »
Amazon has a couple of books, including one prose from 2011 that seems (?) autobiographical-ish. Otherwise Google isn’t much help. Beyond that, I got nuffink.
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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #3 on: 17 January, 2018, 08:52:49 pm »
No idea but I'm a big fan of Sticky Fingers, just a fantastic slice of life series that was a delight to read.

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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #4 on: 18 January, 2018, 06:11:36 pm »
Feck. I misread that as Myra Hindley and was wondering what such a question was doing in this section of the forum.
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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #5 on: 18 January, 2018, 06:30:16 pm »
Feck. I misread that as Myra Hindley and was wondering what such a question was doing in this section of the forum.

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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #6 on: 18 January, 2018, 08:32:47 pm »
Having chatted to David Hine about Tao De Moto some time last year, I believe Myra now lives in the far east and, if I remember correctly (there was beer involved at the time so I'm not 100%) doesn't write anymore.

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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #7 on: 19 January, 2018, 09:39:49 am »
Thanks. Hope she's happy and fulfilled.

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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #8 on: 19 January, 2018, 10:09:44 am »
I recall the response to Tao De Moto at the time wasn't exactly positive. I always found it a bit different and quite intriguing. Has it ever been reprinted? Barney suggests the entire run was 55 pages, and then there was an eight-page text story in a winter special. (A Bollard-written and illustrated 'whatever happened' was then in the ’93 special. I don't recall that at all.)

EDIT: Just had a read of the Bollard one – it's a prologue to a new run that never happened.
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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #9 on: 19 January, 2018, 10:17:24 am »
Two minutes of your time http://2000ad.com/post/2816 ;)

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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #10 on: 19 January, 2018, 11:29:49 am »
Aha – nice to see it was included in the ABC. (I don't do a lot of YouTube; I should probably check out more.) Surely a floppy candidate, if the text story's also concluded (assuming it can be).

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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #11 on: 19 January, 2018, 05:25:32 pm »
Only thing wrong with Tao De Moto was that it was too damn short,  both week-to-week and overall. A missed chance for something quite different.

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Re: What happened to Myra Hancock?
« Reply #12 on: 19 January, 2018, 06:20:03 pm »
I loved both Tao De Moto and Sticky Fingers. Both had great art too, If I recall correctly.  ;)
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