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Events / Re: Glasgow Comic Con - 01 July 2017
« on: 11 July, 2017, 01:17:14 AM »
Glasgow Comic Con 2017 report...

There was a huge queue when I arrived 'fresh' from my early-morning megabus arse-grinding, so I decided to freshen up outside with a quick cig and bumped into Flip-R. Managed to bypass the queue pretty deftly and got in without any problem at all. It was all a bit of a whirlwind what with it being on one day only, and other than Flip-R, Satanist and Alex Ronald, I didn't see any other boarders.

Being pretty skint and unable to drink due to having to drive back from Inverness late-night meant I was only window-shopping the comics mostly, though I did get issues 3&4 of Rok off John and was compelled to buy issue 1 of Comichaus which I'd heard about and wanted to check out. The bar wasn't open.

That's right...
I wasn't drinking, but a bar is a nice social hub to take time-out and socialise which is really what I go for. Spent pretty much the whole day with Flip-r and occasionally bumping into Satanist (many thanks for the cholesterol-for-comic exchange) and a nice guy I didn't know whose name I have shamefully forgotten (maybe Billy?)
I managed to catch the Pat Mills talk, but missed the other 2k one.

There was some sort of meet up at a weird wooden multi-level bar afterwards so Flip, Billy(?) and I headed  along there after dosing up on more caffeine. I couldn't stay long though as I'm always paranoid about missing buses, especially when I'm getting the last one out. Bumped into Colin Mac and a couple of others in the bar before I had to shoot off, which was good as I had his consignment of contraband Northern delicacies stashed safely in my pocket. With the southern barbarians supplied with proper rolls, my work was done and it was time to think about nodding like a dog in a sitting position for 4 hours or so.

Bus station entertainment was different this time. Instead of watching gouching weegie junkies steal sandwiches, I had a minor argument with a retired Welsh woman about the nature of the journey home, which went along these lines...
"Is this the right stance for the bus to Inverness?"
"Why doesn't it say Inverness on the board? It says it's Perth..."
"Aye, the bus will be gan tae Eberdeen or Dundee, the Inverness bus is comin' fae Embra, so we have tae change at Perth."
"No we don't"
"Aye, we do"
"No we don't"
"Aye we do... onto one of Stagecoach's shittiest, auldest buses still in-service. It will be noisy, rickety, cold and with seats like church pews."
"The bus down was really comfortable, it was really nice, a big gold one"
"Aye, the Gold service is mair upmarket, costs extra- this one is the scumbag bus.. the M service. It's pish and doesnae go straight tae Inverness... we change at Perth."
"Well it doesn't say so on my ticket..."
"Mine either, but we still change at Perth"

Inside my head, I was bellowing "Listen ba'heid, you dinna even ken this is the right fuckin stance, ye fuckin neep, so dinna try tellin' me I'm fuckin wrang when I fuckin ken I'm right, so shutit". However, I was concerned she might think me some unwashed, yellow-haired yobbo...
Her hubby had presumably been ground down by decades of exactly this, as he sidled up when she wandered off for a bit and said
"You can't tell her anything, but thanks for the help"
I just laughed, flashed my wedding ring and said
"aye, tell me aboot it. Ye have tae prove 'em wrang and I will- yer in the right stance and we change at Perth or ye'll end up in Dumpdee or scAberdeen and nu'hin is worth the risk o' slummin it wi' Eastern savages overnight, min"

Anyway- we changed at Perth, onto a shitty, rickety, cold bus with seats like church pews. It was full of screechy teenage girls freaked at a complement of moths in residence. Can't sleep in an enclosed space with those annoying weirdos, so I had to carry out a number of summary executions as I watched the bus with the comfy seats head off to Dundee, before nodding all the way back to civilisation.

Back in Inversneck, the pubs were starting to spill out inebriated Sneckers onto the street, some of whom tried talking to me as I hot-footed it across the water to my waiting car, but I was in no mood for niceties as my backside had apparently entered a parallel universe- at least, I kept having to check if it was still there.

I can only assume that the lack of Satanist aftermath posts on this thread means he ate all his butteries himself and has died of coronary heart disease or over-salting.

No pics to break up this drivel with, as I cannot be arsed recording the minutae of my exciting, jet-set life in pictures just so's I can pretend anyone gives a fuck.

To sum up... went to Glasgow; saw some comics; had an argument with the Welsh; managed to avoid contact with Invernesians; got hame wi' a sair erse.
Report ends.

A poor showing from the Cal-Hab board regulars, so I expect to see the numbers up at the all-important Inveruriecon later this year. Be there, or be somewhere people have heard of.

Events / Re: Glasgow Comic Con - 01 July 2017
« on: 30 June, 2017, 11:07:29 PM »
Have butteries, will travel.
Though there seems to have been a problem with them sending me my ticket, several times. They have assured me that as a stop gap I have been added to the guest list and there will be no problem getting in
Obviously, I'm skeppy.
See yez there.

Nice roundup, Amstor. Aye, it's all looking pretty much like, vertically, I won't be heading through for this. Just not enough comics stuff for me- I'm not interested in TV/ movie celebs and photos at all.

Off Topic / Re: Modern Life Is Rubbish
« on: 06 May, 2017, 10:43:15 PM »
Penny sweets that all tasted the way acetone smells. They were great.

Off Topic / Re: Modern Life Is Rubbish
« on: 04 May, 2017, 03:06:20 PM »
So are Beef, so all is right with world. Science knows nothing though as MM rankings are clearly Spicy > Pickled > Beef .

MM is still massive, unlike most crisps / chocolate bars which have shrunk alarmingly as I've got older (esp. Curly Wurlys)

Maybe the bars just look smaller because you're bigger?

Anyway- it's definitely Pickled Onion > Beef > Spicy.

Events / Re: Glasgow Comic Con - 01 July 2017
« on: 01 May, 2017, 07:23:39 PM »
Is that one half of the writing partnership of numerous romance fiction tales?

General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« on: 29 April, 2017, 03:56:58 PM »
On a marginally more positive note- Apocalypse Dreadnought. Ron's work on this was the only good thing about it, and in glorious colour too. I recall desperately wanting to like it every week because I enjoyed the art. What a pity the actual story was so tediously disappointing, it's a real shame Ron got saddled with a lot of really lame strips late in his career.

General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« on: 26 April, 2017, 12:08:15 AM »
For me, Carlos just has an incredible understanding of human form and the way it works. I'm not talking so much about simple proportion, more the way figures stand, how their weight distributes and the way they move in his work all seems very natural and dynamic. Even a fairly static, front on piece of two figures walking above has a sense of natural movement and the figures have poise and presence that can be hard to achieve and comes about through underpinning knowledge and talent.
I love John Burns' stuff- he's a great artist, vastly experienced and great with figure work, he's another one of my 2000ad favourites. But even he has the occasional stiff, awkward looking poses where it doesn't quite work.

Carlos' work just never gets old for me, I love his trademark 'untidiness', he's been my absolute favourite comic artist, since I first clapped eyes on Portrait of a Mutant. I love a lot of artists work a lot and for many varied and sometimes conflicting reasons; but I just love his more. :)

General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« on: 24 April, 2017, 08:50:14 PM »


« on: 24 April, 2017, 08:48:44 PM »
1st. Damian Edwardson - Sláine
2nd. Darren Stephens - Warp Spasm, Massimo Style
3rd. Mark Higgins - Sláine and Niamh Go Hunting for Truffles

HM Albion2 - Sloth Feg, for making me laugh.

Events / Re: Paisley Comic Con - 8 April 2017
« on: 15 April, 2017, 05:36:22 PM »
...a book of Paisley poetry which had a typo on the back cover.


« on: 01 April, 2017, 03:36:47 PM »
Well done to the winners.
Cheers CFM.

Not hard, he hates us all. ;)

I'm in.

Okay- sorry lads, I'll have to cancel as I'm skint and you're all too far away. Job done, all in one sitting.

General / Re: Famous People as Zenith Superhumans
« on: 27 March, 2017, 09:44:36 PM »
yeah, looking at that seizing the fire site, the pic there doesn't look much like Captain Sensible at all- other than shades 'n' beret. Way too serious looking. Can't remember seeing many pics of Sensible being all grim, quite the reverse. Kind of looks a bit like Warhol in a beret.

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