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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 18 June, 2019, 10:57:17 am »
We’ve finally joined the Switch party…  After a month-long research cruise with some marathon Mariokart sessions (onboard Wii-U) it became impossible to resist any longer. 

Mainly looking for cooperative games for the boys to play (and me, if I can get chance), so we’ve gone for Mariokart 8, Mario tennis and Mario Oddessy so far - plus Runner3 and Final Fantasy IX (will probably snag VII before long since I loved that to bits back in the day).

I guess Zelda is top of the list for the next game to get…

General / Re: 2000AD: Project Sketchbook
« on: 24 April, 2019, 01:03:35 pm »
Wow, two incredible double splash pages in a row, nice! MacNeil's blocks of black and white create a powerful image and Weston's art is so creepy and detailed, both amazing. Congrats!

Thanks!  Chris W has done three pieces for the sketchbooks (Kano in 2013, Don Uggie in 2014 and now this) and they're all absolutely glorious.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 24 April, 2019, 01:00:57 pm »
Wow. That's been really well looked-after. It's a miracle all that Letratone hasn't a) discoloured, or b) just peeled off.

Lovely page.

Yup - lovely page indeed! (Although as a kid the idea of anyone but Bolland inking Bolland was like fingernails down a blackboard.)

Is the Letratone that prone to aging badly?  I think the earliest artwork I have with it is a McMahon Cursed Earth page (Prog 66) and that's still looking great...  I guess it's partly down to how the art's been stored / handled / displayed.

Classifieds / Re: Selection of original artwork on ebay
« on: 23 April, 2019, 12:35:00 pm »
Christ on a bike… I wish I had the spare cash for several of those!

Me too. That Block Mania page is just glorious...  I considered selling my McMahon Cursed Earth page recently but came to my senses once the fact I'd never be able to replace it sank in.  Ah, for a few hundred quid and a time machine, eh?

General / Re: 2000AD: Project Sketchbook
« on: 23 April, 2019, 10:42:11 am »
Thats so cool! Nice one Ming!

Thanks, Wiggz - I know you'll love this latest one from Chris W as well - would look great side-by-side with your Blitzspears piece...  I'd love to see a one-off Nemesis story rendered in glorious B&W Weston-vision.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 05 April, 2019, 01:58:39 pm »
While reading the last couple of episodes of Grey Area it finally popped into my head that BEM probably stands for Bug-Eyed Monster... Or does it?

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 25 March, 2019, 09:18:14 am »
Scott Walker...   Time to put Scott 2 on tonight, methinks (not that I ever need an excuse).

General / Re: 2000AD: Project Sketchbook
« on: 22 March, 2019, 10:29:30 am »
I love the weathering on that. Colin is just an astounding artist. We are so lucky to have him.

Yeah, Colin is an outstanding artist and seeing his less-is-more approach first-hand is just a joy.  Deceptively simple and I love it to bits.

General / Re: 2000AD: Project Sketchbook
« on: 22 March, 2019, 09:34:36 am »
A recent contribution from Colin MacNeil - so, so good.  This emerged around the time that Harvey popped his metal clogs and brought a tear to many an eye.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 05 March, 2019, 08:34:35 am »
Picked up this last year - one of my all time favourite Dredd moments.

Bee. You. Tee. Full.

News / Re: New specials: 2000 AD, Cor!!, Tammy, Vigilant, and more
« on: 05 March, 2019, 08:33:36 am »
Just ordered the bundle, mainly for the boys; looking forward to getting these!

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 01 March, 2019, 11:20:59 am »
Thanks, fellas.  It's an amazing bit of art and one of those time-machine pages that instantly transports me back to my childhood; so very lucky to have been able to pick this up.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 28 February, 2019, 12:14:35 pm »

“I know many stories and legends about the Nemesis, child, for I am very old and very wise.  But perhaps the most famous is the story of Olric’s Great Quest!”

Genius in every line, every panel a minor masterpiece; witness the insane geometry of Kevin O’Neill in the legendary tale of a simple varkherd named Olric… Nemesis the Warlock: The Sword Sinister, from the 1981 2000AD Sci-Fi Special. 

I’ve been mesmerised by this story since I first read it as a kid and it’s hard to believe that an original page from this now sits in front of me.  The final reveal of Nemesis - only hinted at before, with glimpses of his Blitzspear in Terror Tube and Killer Watt - was a huge event for me.  It would be a couple more months before Nemesis made his debut proper in the Prog but I was already hooked; Pat Mills’ writing combined with Kev O’Neill’s incredible art definitely made its mark on my still-forming brain.  There’s a lot of old-school 2000AD stories and art that I love but this is pretty much top of the heap.

Bigger scan image via the link below…

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 28 February, 2019, 10:30:43 am »
Those are great - especially the Execution of Duty cover... Awesome.

I have something new as well but I'm still getting my head around it.

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