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General / Dredd vs. Alien print
« on: 18 July, 2011, 09:28:42 AM »
Anyone know more about this?



Done by these guys, apparently:
http://www.flameboy.co.uk/illustration.html#

Anyway, one of these prints (?) popped up on eBay and although it's nice, I don't think I'd pay £40 for it.  I'm just curious as it's not an image I can remember seeing before.


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Prog / Prog 1732: Infernal Affairs
« on: 30 April, 2011, 01:13:41 PM »
Hah - based outside the UK, I get to bag the Prog thread for a change while you're all lounging around on a bank holiday weekend.

Not quite finished the Prog yet, but so far, so good - recent high standards maintained.

Cover: Nice Tiernen Trevallion Harry Absolom job.

Dredd: lovely continuation of Calif. Babylon; one of the best Dredds for a while for me, I think.  Nice to see a multi-parter, and the change of scene from the Meg is welcome.

Flesh
: This has been steadily improving, for me at least, and this episode shouldn't contain much to upset Dino-purists (no sonic bombs or poisonous hadrosaurs).  Plenty of nice action with Vegas Cleavage, er I mean Carver / Carter.

Dante: still to read, but it opens with another bloody wedding!  Hah!

Red Seas: ditto (no wedding though)

Absolom: not read, but looks nice (title on the last page, a la Insurrection).

Nice to take my time over the read; sitting in the sun and sipping a nice cup of tea.

Will come back with more later.

Great Prog, Tharg!


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General / Charlie says...
« on: 21 April, 2011, 08:55:32 AM »
Not sure where to post this but wanted to share it anyway.  I just hope Pat Mills is okay with my shameless rip-offery and naked non-profiteering.

Number One Son turns Two today, so I did him a card last night to celebrate the occasion.  It's a bit rough as I haven't drawn anything in ages, but the sentiment's the main thing!




 :)

34
General / Help me, Hive Mind... Alan Davis star-scan?
« on: 14 March, 2011, 06:17:24 AM »
Hey folks,

I have a vague recollection of an Alan Davis Star Scan / pin-up featuring Pulger (in a dress, with his soap gun), but there's no sign of anything in Barney under either D.R. & Quinch or Alan Davis searches.

Am I imagining the existence of this?  Quite possible!  It's something I'd like to see, anyway...

Put me out of my confoozled, brain-sapping misery if you can, please.

35
News / 3A Mongrol on sale from February 28th
« on: 24 February, 2011, 11:43:30 AM »
Hey folks, I promised a guide to Bambaland and 3A when Mongrol was imminent, so here it is.  Apologies for the short notice, but at least I've posted most of this stuff before.


Mongrol approaches!




Where?  Bambaland (http://www.bambalandstore.com/)
When?  Monday February 28th, 0900 Kong Kong time
How much?  $250 (USD; includes worldwide shipping)
How big?  30cm tall, 35cm shoulder width

- See the 3A production blog for a handy counter on the right-hand side, giving the local time remaining until the sale starts: http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/

- Prepare Thy PayPal!

More Bambaland info...

Things to know about Bambaland / 3A:

+ Bambaland (http://www.bambalandstore.com/) is the 'sales arm' of 3A.  
+ Register with Bambaland: get an account, get all your details set up ahead of time - it would be a real pain to have to do this at the last minute.
+ Bambaland sales are paid for with PayPal and only PayPal.  Again, set this up to save yourself any stress later on.
+ The duration of the sale is unknown, but I'd expect Mongrol to be up for a minimum of 24 hours and Ash may have something else in mind for this, so there could even be a longer sale period.  However, to be on the safe side, get in early (or early-ish)

+ Bambaland sales are all preorders; you'll end up paying up front and things will generally ship some months later (free worldwide shipping is included in all Bambaland prices - that won't be the case with most retailers).  I'd hope to see Mongrol in person in June / July, but that may depend on 3A workload and Mongrol's popularity.

+ There will be a 'black' version (unseen so far) of Mongrol available from Bambaland alongside the 'regular' version (I know, I know...).  Same price as the regular, but won't be available from retailers later on.

+ Mongrol will hit retail (some months down the line, I expect) and for UK folks, I'd recommend One Sixth Bruce as a great retailer choice (http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/).  UK-based, great service and a layaway option for many more costly items, allowing people to pay in installments (remember that you'll have to cough up for shipping from inline retailer, though).

Any questions, just give me a shout and I'll do what I can.

 :)


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Classifieds / WANTED: Simon Davis Sinister Dexter art
« on: 10 October, 2010, 09:12:20 PM »
Hey folks,

I'm trying to find a nice Simon Davis SinDex page for a friend - not an art collector, just a huge fan, and I'd really like to help him out.  I missed out on a page for him on eBay recently (outbid at the last minute and unable to stay up late for the finish due to a new kid in the house) and I'm determined to make ammends.

Anyway, if anyone has a page they'd consider letting go, or can suggest other avenues I could explore, or has contact info for the lovely Mr. Davis, please get in touch.

Thanks!

David / Ming

37
General / Where's this from?
« on: 21 September, 2010, 12:41:58 PM »
This lovely ABC Warriors image by Ashley Wood was dug up by Dweezil; anyone have any idea where it came from?  Given away with the Meg at some point?  Barney came up a blank, so please - Help Me, Hivemind, you're my only hope, etc.



38
Classifieds / BEM fanzine wanted (1982)
« on: 20 September, 2010, 01:31:35 PM »
Hey folks,

I just missed out on a copy of BEM #35 (1982) and I'd really like to pick this one up.  If anyone has a copy (or is willing to see if their local comic shop has one) please give me a shout.  Being Norway based my chances of finding one locally are less than zero...

Cheers,

David




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General / Beyond 2000
« on: 13 September, 2010, 09:08:50 AM »
This weekend there was the annual comics festival in Bergen (Raptus) which included Mike Collins* among the guests.  Best known in 2000AD circles for work on Slaine, Dredd and, most recently, American Gothic, he's quite a name in Norway for illustrating the comic adaptations of the hugely popular Varg Veum series of crime novels written by Gunnar Staalesen.  A previous Raptus featured John Burns, who's work on Modesty Blaise has made him a big name here.

This got me thinking about 2000AD creators and their work outside 2000AD, and that there must be a huge amount of quality work that has passed me (and possibly others) by.

Other than Spider Man: Fever (Brendan McCarthy) and The Bulletproof Coffin (Shaky Kane) I've been a bit slack picking up any comics other than 2000AD lately, so I'm hoping people can throw out some suggestions for work worth picking up by 2000AD droids past and present (I also picked up a copy of Colin Wilson's lovely Rael book from 1987 a couple of weeks back).

Any suggestions?





* Mike very kindly added a Slaine sketch to the Ukko he did for me at UKCAC way back in 1988.  Lovely stuff!


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General / Kev O'Neill
« on: 20 August, 2010, 11:54:42 AM »
There seems to be a lot of creator / artist love on the board at the moment, which is great to see.  Considering all the great Thrills we've been given over the years, it's nice sometimes to be able to show appreciation and express how much this stuff means to us.


After getting a 3A Tharg to Pat Mills* I'll be doing the same for Kev O'Neill.  It's just another small Thanks For All The Thrills, really - and I know Kev has a soft spot for old Green Bonce.  

As a cornerstone of 2000AD since the beginning, Kev provided so much of the key elements of what made the comic worthy of the 'Galaxy's Greatest' moniker.  His Nemesis work alone is mindblowingly wonderful, but stacked up alongside his 2000AD design work and art on Ro-Busters, ABC Warriors, Dredd, Metalzoic, Star Scans and all the other bits and pieces… I'm in awe, and a huge fan.


If anyone wants to pass a message on to Kev, pick out favourite moments or just say hello, post here or p.m. me and I'll pass the comments on along with Tharg next month.


:)


One of many favourite moments for me is this one:





* The outcome: "Tharg has pride of place in my office!"

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General / Bisley / Fabry Megazine cover?
« on: 23 July, 2010, 08:41:22 PM »
Hey folks,

I just stumbled across the following piece while prowling the Comic Art Fans website...



Listed as: Judge Dredd Megazine 20th anniversary cover, pencils by Fabry, painted by Fabry and Bisley...

Ooooohhhh...

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General / A Tharg for Pat Mills
« on: 22 July, 2010, 11:08:43 AM »
I wanted to call the thread Bring me the head Tharg of Alfredo Garcia Pat Mills but apparently you can't have strikethroughs in the thread title.

Anyway, as I mentioned in the 3A 2000AD toy thread, I was thinking of picking up an extra 3A Tharg as a gift for one of the original creators of 2000AD, with Pat Mills being at the top of the list.  I've moved ahead with this and have now got a second Tharg ready to ship…

The relationship between Pat and 2000AD has had its ups and downs, but I'm pretty certain that he's justifiably proud of a large portion of his contributions to the Galaxy's Greatest and has a good deal of affection for 2000AD.

As such, I'd be willing to take the gamble that he'd accept a Tharg figure in the spirit in which I'd send it - just a small token of appreciation for his role in creating and fuelling the Galaxy's Greatest Comic.  If I was having a Reggie Perrin moment, I'd state the obvious and add that 2000AD wouldn't be where it is today without Pat Mills.

If anyone has a reasonable idea that this is a stupid idea and I should send it to Kev O'Neill instead, I'm all ears!


Otherwise, I'd like to track down a direct mailing address for Pat (or maybe I could send this via the Nerve Centre?)

If anyone wants to chip in on this they're more than welcome, but I'm happy to cover the costs.  We can sort stuff out by p.m. or get a list of names going, but it's happening either way.

:)

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General / 2000AD: The Filthy Bits (where's this thread?)
« on: 03 June, 2010, 02:18:03 PM »
Like it says in the title...  I was looking for the '2000AD: The Filthy Bits' (er, genuine research, guv - honest) which contains various knobs, boobs and gratuitous cleavage, and I can't find it.

Either:
(a) I looked at it too long when I knew where it was and went blind, therefore can't see it or
(b) I imagined the whole thing

If anyone can locate the thread, please post a link.  Either that or we need a new one!


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General / My Brother: Grexnix
« on: 25 May, 2010, 09:02:42 PM »
Don't take my word for it - Tharg said so!

When Prog 271 came out I, as an eleven-year old, was mostly very proud of my big brother for getting a picture printed in the Galaxy's Greatest.  I say mostly because I knew his dirty secret - soon to be a matter of public record, with Tharg rubbing his nose in it (not to mention the Rigellian Hotshot).  The shame, the shame...  Having said that; what a bunch of eager snitches!








 ;)

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General / Cam Kennedy Dredd help
« on: 21 May, 2010, 09:06:41 AM »
Hey folks,

I've finally started picking up a few pieces of original art (started with the Cam Rogue Page in the "Where Are They Now: Cam Kennedy" thread) and need a hand from my fellow Squaxx to continue my quest.

I need to look through Cam's recent Dredd work in 2000AD (~1100 to 1400 ish and Progs 2001 and 2002) and the majority of my Progs are boxed up in the UK (I'm in Norway).  If anyone is willing to either send me some scans, or knows of a resource I can turn to, please let me know (either here or p.m. me).

I've got a list of Progs that need looking up if it'll help.

Cheers,

David

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