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: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar 2018 COMMENTS Thread.
: Pete Wells 30 November, 2018, 10:55:07 PM
Please post comments in the thread!
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: Fungus 01 December, 2018, 12:31:04 AM
How else would you kick this off?! Lovely lovely stuff. 'dottage'  :)
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: TordelBack 01 December, 2018, 01:37:43 AM
Say this about Pete Wells: he's found his level and he's damned well sticking to it. Magnificent as ever Pete, a late night treat to usher in my favourite event of the year.

And we're off!
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: Dash Decent 01 December, 2018, 05:40:55 AM
A moving tribute, Pete.
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: Colin YNWA 01 December, 2018, 06:56:21 AM
1st Decemeber and once again all is right with the world thanks to Mr Wells.

Thanks Pete
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: Bad City Blue 01 December, 2018, 09:05:33 AM
Lovely homage, although goes a bit too northern at the end...
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: Andy Lambert 01 December, 2018, 10:01:20 AM
A perfect beginning, cheers Pete! Long live the king!
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: Eamonn Clarke 01 December, 2018, 11:17:13 AM
That’s lovely, Pete
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: shaolin_monkey 01 December, 2018, 11:54:34 AM
Nice one Pete. Funny, but poignant and heartfelt. Love it.
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: Rogue Judge 01 December, 2018, 04:32:01 PM
Great work Pete! Nice selection of images and moments to show off Carlos' Legacy.
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: abelardsnazz 01 December, 2018, 04:42:09 PM
A great tribute to the great man. Nice one Pete.
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: Dandontdare 01 December, 2018, 11:32:01 PM
I loathe Christmas decoration in November (makes me disproportionately angry) but the advent calendar is when I start feeling Chritmassy.

Pete sets the tone beautifully as always (is his singing voice getting better?), and PJ - chintastic!
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: abelardsnazz 02 December, 2018, 10:27:07 AM
Thanks for the Top Tens Eamonn, glad to hear a few I voted for in there. Another tribute to Carlos as well with the high placing of his work.
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: TordelBack 02 December, 2018, 10:52:50 AM
It's not often you get to say "better than the original" when the original is a Gibson, but PJ's Eyeless Dredd affords just such an opportunity.
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: pauljholden 02 December, 2018, 11:01:45 AM
Cor, I’ll take that! (I don’t deserve it, but I’ll take it)

If anyone wants to suggest another dredd head for dreddcember in this thread I’ll see if I can get round to it.

-PJ
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: broodblik 02 December, 2018, 11:50:42 AM
Cor, I’ll take that! (I don’t deserve it, but I’ll take it)

If anyone wants to suggest another dredd head for dreddcember in this thread I’ll see if I can get round to it.

-PJ

That was quite awesome work.
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: Eamonn Clarke 02 December, 2018, 02:32:14 PM
If you want to go straight to the top ten results without listening to a 12 minute podcast  :'( you can find them in the top ten thread here:
https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=45288.msg997209#new
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: JayzusB.Christ 02 December, 2018, 02:54:34 PM
Great stuff so far.  Pete's got the Santa Claus singing voice down to a T, and has impressively managed to make the line about synthi-sausage scan perfectly.
Some of PJ's best work ever there too; love a bit of festive blood and eye-jelly, me.
Just listened to Eamonn's podcast while doing the dishes, lovely stuff (and nice to hear my, er, mild-mannered reporter friend Brian Walsh get a name-check).
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: Pete Wells 02 December, 2018, 03:54:14 PM
Thanks for (overly) the kind words on my little Carlos tribute. I was worried that it might have come across as twee or insensitive, but I figured anyone who knows me would know how much Carlos meant to me and that silly song really was from the heart.

Moving on, good old Eamonn once again gives us a Christmas glow with his endless kindness and sheer, unbridled loveliness.

And then there’s PJ, crashing into the forum like an artistic colossus! The colours on that second Dredd are outstanding! Cheers Peej! If you’re up for suggestions Peej, I’d LOVE to see teeth smashed in Dredd from Origins or Deadman Dredd (with helmet on) from Necropolis!

The advent calendar continues to delight!
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: Steve Green 02 December, 2018, 04:48:48 PM
Lovely work all, here's to the King!
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: von Boom 02 December, 2018, 06:25:29 PM
Wonderful start to this year's calendar! Terrific work all.
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: The Monarch 02 December, 2018, 06:30:45 PM
i;m kinda worrying i won't be able to do mines since both kazan and i are sick as hell atm
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: Eamonn Clarke 02 December, 2018, 06:31:11 PM
Great work from PJ.
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: Pete Wells 02 December, 2018, 09:15:14 PM
i;m kinda worrying i won't be able to do mines since both kazan and i are sick as hell atm

Don’t stress if you can’t buddy. Real life is more important!

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: Colin YNWA 02 December, 2018, 09:26:10 PM
With some luck and a good wind behind me I might be able to break my 17th slot down into chunks and cover a couple of gaps if no one else can fill the slot...
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: shaolin_monkey 02 December, 2018, 10:51:10 PM
Hmm. Someone has said my image isn’t appearing, and that I have posted a blank message in the Advent thread.

I linked to it in BBcode from IMGR, and I can see it. Is anyone else not able to view it?
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: Cosier 02 December, 2018, 11:05:30 PM
i;m kinda worrying i won't be able to do mines since both kazan and i are sick as hell atm

I have a small something that's ready to go. I was going to wait until the 24th but I can post it on the 9th if that would help.
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: Frank 02 December, 2018, 11:16:11 PM
Hmm. Someone has said my image isn’t appearing, and that I have posted a blank message in the Advent thread.

I linked to it in BBcode from IMGR, and I can see it. Is anyone else not able to view it?

I can see it fine. Probably just your friend's browser acting up:

http://i.imgur.com/fIS0E5Q.jpg

Nice use of Shako and the Doghouse, but I don't get the two-headed sheep reference?


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: shaolin_monkey 02 December, 2018, 11:19:38 PM


Nice use of Shako and the Doghouse, but I don't get the two-headed sheep reference?

Thanks for checking!

They’re just Cursed Earth mutant sheep is all. :D
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: TordelBack 03 December, 2018, 12:00:26 AM
Despite all the incredible work on the 2000AD sculpts, it's fluffy Shako I love the best. He's the only bear on Santa's naughty list!
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: Colin YNWA 03 December, 2018, 07:46:38 AM
I see that fine Shaolin Monkey and waht a treat it is.

Once again however special mention has to go to Eamonn who shows he is a prince amongst Squaxx dek Thargo.
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: shaolin_monkey 03 December, 2018, 12:59:59 PM
I see that fine Shaolin Monkey and waht a treat it is.

Once again however special mention has to go to Eamonn who shows he is a prince amongst Squaxx dek Thargo.

Cool!  Turns out a setting in Chrome was stopping her seeing it.

Glad Shako was a hit! It's great what you can do with a cheap Xmas decoration, a biro, and red paint!   :D

I was going to get Satanus in there too, but it was starting to get a bit busy.

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: shaolin_monkey 03 December, 2018, 01:08:45 PM
Just read the story from Abelardsnazz - nice one!  Short, sweet, and given Dredd's ice cold character cracking over these last years, another good example of that!

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: Trooper McFad 04 December, 2018, 11:32:05 AM
I do like PJ’s Mean 👍🏻 - there seems to be an age to him (old man mean)
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: Rogue Judge 04 December, 2018, 03:07:54 PM
It is indeed beginning to feel a lot like Christmas - this advent calendar is looking great!

Eamonn - the bookclub is always a highlight (and a regular part of my work week). Fun to see how my favorites stack up against others.

Steve - Snowpocalypse War is a pun worthy of Dredd! I wonder, does Walter the Snowbot have a support role...

Snazz - I enjoyed the short story, Christmas Dredd's are always a favorite of mine, that old softie.

PJ - Awesome entries! I especially like the gruesome City of the Damned Dredd... after all, red is a great Christmas colour.
As for requests, Anderson might be an obvious one, so maybe Sov judge Kazan or one of my new favorites, Heston?
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: Eamonn Clarke 04 December, 2018, 07:49:28 PM
Great work on the calendar. Nice poetry, Conrad
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: Pete Wells 04 December, 2018, 09:31:42 PM
Good Grud, the Advent Calendar is magic isn't it? Well done to the Space Spinner Conrad, that poem had me laughing several times!

Thanks everyone - s'pecially PJ! Keep it up buddy!
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: SpaceSpinner2000 05 December, 2018, 06:58:27 AM
Thanks everyone! Also great job today Colin, great to see a Flesh reference!
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: shaolin_monkey 05 December, 2018, 10:19:56 AM
That C&H homage is just bloody brilliant!!!  :lol:
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: Trooper McFad 05 December, 2018, 10:56:37 AM
Fantastic Calvin parody today - I recently came across my collection of books and reread them after a long time getting dusty and ending in a few laugh out loud moments but those last 3 windows look very familiar (&  Funny).
Looking forward to the rest of the Advent. Keep up the good work everyone 👍🏻
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: Steve Green 05 December, 2018, 11:28:31 AM
Hah! Lovely poem and C&H homage.
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: James Stacey 05 December, 2018, 11:33:34 AM
So fetch!
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: Colin YNWA 05 December, 2018, 12:56:55 PM
Oh gosh just realised I didn't add an 'after Watterson' as I have in the past - these are essentially direct lifts from specific Calvin and Hobbes cartoons just 2000ad'd up.

All humour is almost entirely stolen!
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: Trooper McFad 05 December, 2018, 01:07:00 PM
Still very good & funny Colin - hope you have one lined up for next year👍🏻😄
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: Rogue Judge 05 December, 2018, 02:48:12 PM
Conrad - awesome poem! Lots of great references, and very long too - we appreciate the effort! There is no way Fox reads the whole thing, this is the text story of poems  :D

Colin - Awesome strip! A Calvin/Flesh crossover was inevitable considering all those Dinosaur! Great work!
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: Bolt-01 05 December, 2018, 03:46:43 PM
Colin, if you are going to swipe- swipe from the best! Cracking work and loving PJ's works as well. The Mean machine is my fave so far.
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: Eamonn Clarke 05 December, 2018, 04:10:18 PM
Conrad - awesome poem! Lots of great references, and very long too - we appreciate the effort! There is no way Fox reads the whole thing, this is the text story of poems  :D

Oh no! Conrad did the text piece in this year's Christmas annual?
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: Rogue Judge 05 December, 2018, 08:45:12 PM
Conrad - awesome poem! Lots of great references, and very long too - we appreciate the effort! There is no way Fox reads the whole thing, this is the text story of poems  :D

Oh no! Conrad did the text piece in this year's Christmas annual?

Haha yes! *bam bam bam*  (air horn)
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: Andy Lambert 05 December, 2018, 11:59:15 PM
Wonderful start to the calendar with fantastic gifts so far, not least the generous prizes offered by Eamonn for cancer research - hope that does well.
Cracking little festive story from abelardsnazz, and I loved SpaceSpinner2000's poem - Dredd shouting out the various modes on his Lawgiver like Santa calls out to his reindeer is inspired!
A wonderfully bonkers dash of humour from shaolin_monkey and Steve Green do indeed help to make the season bright, as does Colin YNWA's adorable Carver & Reagen tale!
And of course, we're being truly spoiled by pauljholden's Dreddcember head portraits - fantastic skills, that man! Looking forward to seeing more...!

As a warmer for my submission on the 6th, here's something I did for the calendar but didn't think it was good enough in the end, so I'll share it here. See you in the morning...,! ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/zk43FGB.jpg)
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: SpaceSpinner2000 06 December, 2018, 03:09:52 AM
Conrad - awesome poem! Lots of great references, and very long too - we appreciate the effort! There is no way Fox reads the whole thing, this is the text story of poems  :D

Oh no! Conrad did the text piece in this year's Christmas annual?

Haha yes! *bam bam bam*  (air horn)

Oh no! I’ve become everything I hate! 😁😁
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: TordelBack 06 December, 2018, 09:50:04 AM
Round of applause for Andy Lambert, that's fantastic. Love Archangel Carlos,
and wondering how Mills would react to being cast as the Blessed Virgin! Great to see new characters like Kurtis and Ritterstahl in the lineup too.
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: Bad City Blue 06 December, 2018, 10:34:07 AM
Just caught up with this - what an amazing lot of submissions we have! Love the Calvin and Hobbes take off but Andy's nativity really came out amazingly well.
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: broodblik 06 December, 2018, 01:26:12 PM
I must complement everyone for all the great contributions.
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: Bad City Blue 06 December, 2018, 01:52:04 PM
One thing, I thought each day was for the named contributor only. PJ's art is brilliant but could he hold back until the free for all day rather than going on top of other people's days.

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: Jim_Campbell 06 December, 2018, 02:18:46 PM
One thing, I thought each day was for the named contributor only. PJ's art is brilliant but could he hold back until the free for all day rather than going on top of other people's days.

Pete might correct me, but I don't recall there ever being a stipulation that only the named contributor can post — people's plans change and there's always been a certain amount of people posting when they get the time. I'm hoping to get something in this year, but my schedule is so chaotic just now I can't commit to a day.
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: Rogue Judge 06 December, 2018, 02:25:23 PM
I've been enjoying everyone's contributions this year, and props should be given to PJ for his fantastic daily efforts. The more the merrier I day!

Andy,  I enjoyed the one you posted in this thread too! Imagine waking up Christmas morning to that..
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: von Boom 06 December, 2018, 03:11:56 PM
The calendar continues to be a treat. I'm going to print Colin's offering and put it on the fridge. A*.
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: pauljholden 06 December, 2018, 03:14:43 PM
One thing, I thought each day was for the named contributor only. PJ's art is brilliant but could he hold back until the free for all day rather than going on top of other people's days.

My bad. Happy to back off and move it somewhere else. (bah humbug, etc)


-PJ
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: Bad City Blue 06 December, 2018, 03:17:01 PM
One thing, I thought each day was for the named contributor only. PJ's art is brilliant but could he hold back until the free for all day rather than going on top of other people's days.

My bad. Happy to back off and move it somewhere else. (bah humbug, etc)

Nothing against you personally and I love the pics, just that otherwise why bother putting yourself down for a day!

-PJ
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: pauljholden 06 December, 2018, 03:21:32 PM
One thing, I thought each day was for the named contributor only. PJ's art is brilliant but could he hold back until the free for all day rather than going on top of other people's days.

My bad. Happy to back off and move it somewhere else. (bah humbug, etc)

-PJ
Nothing against you personally and I love the pics, just that otherwise why bother putting yourself down for a day!



Well, I understood the day thing to be a commitment to ensure there's something fun per day- then people tend to pile in with whatever fun thing they've done - but that might have been me conflating previous advent calendars.

If some admin wants to go in a delete my pics from the thread (please!), I'll create a Dreddcember thread and just post them all in there. Can't guarantee I'll get through the whole month (it's one of the reasons I don't do something in the advent) but I'll do it for as long as I can find the time.

-pj
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: Dandontdare 06 December, 2018, 03:28:29 PM
I don't think there's any problem - the schedule is just to make sure that someone's going to do something and we don't have any empty days - there are often several submissions per day and I'm delighted to have a daily does of PJ with whatever else comes up.

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: JayzusB.Christ 06 December, 2018, 03:31:05 PM
Truly arsom stuff.  Love the Calvin and Hobbes thingy and 'SQUELF' - also is that the Blessed Virgin Mills at the front of the Nativity scene?

I'm ok with PJ posting every day; there was another contributor years back who did the same with a serial he made himself.
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: pauljholden 06 December, 2018, 03:33:20 PM
Very much appreciate the thought but I felt initially like I might be treading on toes and then just, like a bull in china shop, continued anyway) so I’ll stick to a new thread, besides if it goes according to plan I’ll be putting these up past Christmas anyway.

-PJ
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: pauljholden 06 December, 2018, 03:34:32 PM
(Plus in a new thread I can expound on my thoughts on how I did the pics)
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: Bad City Blue 06 December, 2018, 04:09:50 PM
(Plus in a new thread I can expound on my thoughts on how I did the pics)

that's good - great art AND information! Winner winner sythi chicken dinner
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: abelardsnazz 06 December, 2018, 08:04:53 PM
Really enjoying Pj's contributions. Wherever they appear, it's a pleasure to see them.
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: Andy Lambert 06 December, 2018, 08:06:46 PM
Delighted with the reaction my picture has had on Facebook, even got shared by Wagner himself! Cheers, guys!
As for posting stuff on someone else's marked down day - I posted plenty of extra stuff in the past without anyone feeling put out (as far as I know!). As mentioned before, I think it's just a way to make sure every day on the calendar has a contribution from someone. Still, I'll certainly be checking out pauljholden's Dreddcember thread..! 🤩
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: Andy Lambert 07 December, 2018, 08:15:59 AM
ABC Warriors Vs Krampus - epic!
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: Bolt-01 07 December, 2018, 09:20:42 AM
There is no reason why PJ shouldn't post here as well as his Dreddcember thread. We've had whole serials running through the advent before now with nary a Grinchy comment.

Comes to something when an honest to Grud droid feels he shouldn't be posting on a thread on this board.
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: TordelBack 07 December, 2018, 09:57:21 AM
<mutters agreement>
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: pauljholden 07 December, 2018, 01:56:34 PM
There is no reason why PJ shouldn't post here as well as his Dreddcember thread. We've had whole serials running through the advent before now with nary a Grinchy comment.

Comes to something when an honest to Grud droid feels he shouldn't be posting on a thread on this board.

Letting it go was easiest; don’t want to take away from anyone else’s hard work, nor do I want to argue the bit out (though very few things more seasonable than a pointless argument over xmas) (but I do appreciate everyone who’s happy to have it in there).

More than happy in my dreddcember thread. DreddThreadcember, were the attention can all BE ON ME. AS IT SHOULD BE.

-PJ

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: broodblik 07 December, 2018, 03:20:37 PM
There is no reason why PJ shouldn't post here as well as his Dreddcember thread. We've had whole serials running through the advent before now with nary a Grinchy comment.

Comes to something when an honest to Grud droid feels he shouldn't be posting on a thread on this board.

Letting it go was easiest; don’t want to take away from anyone else’s hard work, nor do I want to argue the bit out (though very few things more seasonable than a pointless argument over xmas) (but I do appreciate everyone who’s happy to have it in there).

More than happy in my dreddcember thread. DreddThreadcember, were the attention can all BE ON ME. AS IT SHOULD BE.

-PJ

At least tell me that you are working on the next chapter of Hunted  :D
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: shaolin_monkey 07 December, 2018, 05:17:33 PM
Nice one Bagley - loving the crayon art!  Great concept too!
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: Colin YNWA 07 December, 2018, 09:32:54 PM
PJ must do what PJ must do BUT please folks all pile in on a given day if you have something. Its ever been so.

Sometimes folks miss slots for all sorts of good reasons and if we have wonderful folks like PJ able to produce wonders at such a rate it means we've always got not just a back up, but another treat. I remember so fondly the year Andy Lambert seem to be popping treats out at an indecent rate. It was such a joy. There have been others.

Think of it this way. You open ya advent calendar on a given day and you get one lovely choccie. Yum, nice one. Now imagine opening the same window and getting 4 choccies, each as lovely and velvetly scrummy as the last. Four times yummy - I love 4 times yummy.

Now imagine cos we've scared off our multiple choccie providing champions of milky delight and some poor bugger misses their slot for whatever good reason. Imagine that. JUST IMAGINE. Not only not 4 x yummy. Not even yummy BUT no chocolate goodness. No Yummy.

DO YOU WANT NO YUMMY - WELL DO YOU.

Please PJ and anyone else who wants to chip in do so, or I'll stretch this metaphor even further past breaking point.
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: Mardroid 08 December, 2018, 02:03:56 AM
Gail Nedry, I don’t see yours! Just two small boxes and the word ‘YUMMY!’. Or were you leaving us a couple of white chocolates? If so, scronch, scronch. Yes they were! :lol:

So far, good stuff, all round. I need to knuckle down and work on mine, before I leave it too late....
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: Rogue Judge 08 December, 2018, 04:54:22 AM
That's great Bagley! I like the colouring and the elf guns look awesome. The elves are indeed little jobs...but Santa, big jobs!

Sorry Gail, I can't see yours either. If it was chocolates you left behind, I didnt get any - Mardroid ate them all!
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: Eamonn Clarke 08 December, 2018, 08:26:51 AM
I've done Xmas Jiggery, and indeed pokery, and hopefully people can now see Gail's two images.
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: Bad City Blue 08 December, 2018, 08:32:26 AM
As long as the Gods of the Forum are okay with anyone posting any time then I am also okay.

It's not like it's hardship to look at MORE awesome art over the next couple of weeks.
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: JayzusB.Christ 08 December, 2018, 10:32:34 AM
I've done Xmas Jiggery, and indeed pokery, and hopefully people can now see Gail's two images.
.

And fecking amazing they are too. Obviously a bit of Ewins there, but also more than a touch of McMahon at his best.  (And it's interesting to know that Kano, er, dresses to the left.)

Loving the ABCs and Krampus mashup too.  Anything with the ABCs or the Krampus is ok by me.
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: Andy Lambert 08 December, 2018, 10:42:03 AM
Yeah, definitely got a hint of McMahon in Gail's cracking artwork - both of them are fantastic drawings! Nice one, Gail! 😍
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: Rogue Judge 08 December, 2018, 06:42:33 PM
We can see them now, amazing work Gail! I hope you are entering the Rogue Trooper art comp.
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: Mardroid 08 December, 2018, 07:44:47 PM
Forgive my silly humour Gail. Like all good presents, those were worth the wait!
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: Bagley 08 December, 2018, 09:53:56 PM
Thank you Andy Lambert, shaolin_monkey, Rogue Judge, and JayzusB.Christ for your kind words.  :thumbsup:

I’ve enjoyed every calendar submission so far. So much talent here!

Time permitting, I'm hoping to belt out another illustration for the Christmas Eve free-for-all.
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: Bagley 08 December, 2018, 09:55:41 PM
Oh, and regarding free image hosting, it may be worth mentioning I was unable to get my illustration to appear using imgur. I ended up using tinypic without any problems. Hope this helps.
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: Andy Lambert 09 December, 2018, 10:42:06 AM
Survival Geeks! I love Survival Geeks...! Nice one, Cosier..! :D
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: TordelBack 09 December, 2018, 10:44:44 AM
Ahhh,  this is what I come here for!  Great images from Gail, kolourful Khaos from Bagley and I just love those festive Geeks from Cosier!  One of my great joys is seeing newer (as in post-'90) characters appearing in these celebrations. Reassures that the prog and its fandom is a living thing,  and not a museum of nostalgia for Bolland Dredd.
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: Bolt-01 09 December, 2018, 11:30:09 AM
Hey Gail! Cracking Tharg there and lovely use of colour too.

I'm frantically trying to get a Daily ready for the advent but I think it will defeat me this year...
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: TordelBack 09 December, 2018, 11:38:38 AM
You can do it Bolt!

(But no pressure if you can't).
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: Eamonn Clarke 09 December, 2018, 04:13:59 PM
Oh, and regarding free image hosting, it may be worth mentioning I was unable to get my illustration to appear using imgur. I ended up using tinypic without any problems. Hope this helps.
Good tip.
I managed to use imgur to host and post Gail's pictures without problems.
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: TordelBack 10 December, 2018, 10:48:42 AM
Love Nem-ices, Torque-made-a-snow and Ice Trucking Cold! 
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: ming 10 December, 2018, 12:34:19 PM
Love Nem-ices, Torque-made-a-snow and Ice Trucking Cold!

If only I'd thought of those polar puns it'd be you lot groaning and shaking your heads in disbelief instead of me.  I tip my tam o' shanter to you, Tordels.

I wasn't sure whether to include the Ace-among-the-trees version or the one below but the boys voted so I went with their selection (I know my place).

(https://i.imgur.com/kF6DZPQ.png)


It's always a pleasure to see the 2K forum advent unfold - some fantastic efforts so far!
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: Colin YNWA 10 December, 2018, 08:16:42 PM
Man oh man there's been some glorious stuff on the calendar this year but once again there is one Ming to rule it all!
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: Steve Green 10 December, 2018, 08:32:19 PM
Snow hee-hee!
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: ming 11 December, 2018, 06:04:56 PM
Snow hee-hee!

I'm stealing that.

 :lol:
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: Steve Green 11 December, 2018, 06:10:25 PM
LUGJACK!
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: Eamonn Clarke 11 December, 2018, 06:30:44 PM
Fantastic Lego creations by Ming. And great work by Supersurfer. Beautiful stuff.
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: Colin YNWA 11 December, 2018, 08:56:57 PM
It always brings joy to my heart when Supersurfer pops up. Fantastic stuff as ever sir.
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: Andy Lambert 11 December, 2018, 09:14:39 PM
The Ace Trucking Co. snowmen are adorable, and it's wonderful to see the Dictators of Zrag again...! Great stuff! :D
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: Steve Green 11 December, 2018, 09:40:04 PM
Lovely, can't help but think of Bradbury when I see the dictators!
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: Gail Nedry 11 December, 2018, 11:38:46 PM
Thanks to Eamon Clarke for fixing my IMG links.
I used imgur to host. I'll try tinypic for the next one on Thursday.

Loving the Tharg one from today (SuperSurfer).
Not a Scooby who the pointy headed guys are but lovely comical stuff.
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: Bad City Blue 12 December, 2018, 08:39:07 AM
Super stuff from Andy Lambert today, with a nod to Mr MacMahon.

Also love the dictators, very in the spirit of Bradbury.
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: TordelBack 12 December, 2018, 01:13:11 PM
Bloody hell, both Supersurfer and Andy, pure genius!
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: Rackle 12 December, 2018, 06:38:57 PM
I don't normally comment in these threads but just wanted to say how much I'm loving this year's advent calendar.

Bloody amazing stuff there - just wish I was clever enough to be able to contribute.
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: Rogue Judge 13 December, 2018, 02:38:04 PM
So much great art!

Cosier - Great work!

Ming - Your Lego looks awesome as always, and it was great to see your work featured in the bumper Christmas prog AGAIN! Congrats!

Super Super - Santa Tharg looks great and his minions creepy! I see a hint of Carlos' style in your work too, I like it!

Andy - As always,  you never dissapoint, great art and humor! Each elf looks unique and Dredd's expression is perfect.

Gail - another cracking entry to the advent calendar! Great choice of characters, gotta love SD!
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: Rackle 13 December, 2018, 04:30:40 PM
Hey, are there any days after 15th December that haven't been allocated a contribution yet?
I might have something to donate to the advent calendar after all, but can't say any more until after 15th December.
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: Colin YNWA 13 December, 2018, 09:37:28 PM
Chip in when you like. Or wait to see if someone has to skip a day for whatever reason OR wait for Chrimbo eve when there's a free for all... basically whatever you want!
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: broodblik 14 December, 2018, 02:40:33 AM
Today is my turn so I tried something different.  :)
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: sheridan 14 December, 2018, 08:29:41 PM
It's both my birthday AND my day for the advent calendar! I signed up early to scoop everyone else who thought about doing one of these[/quote

Happy birthday Conrad!
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: Rogue Judge 16 December, 2018, 05:48:19 AM
Der Sternhammer Silencer...great for Hitler and kids alike! Great work BCB!
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: Bad City Blue 16 December, 2018, 02:17:45 PM
Thanks, you need to write a Judge Grinch poem to go with that pic!
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: Frank 16 December, 2018, 03:15:18 PM

(https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=45576.0;attach=11855;image)

Brilliant. More authentic (and sexy) than either movie version.


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: Eamonn Clarke 16 December, 2018, 04:07:11 PM
The draw for the raffle is done and up on youtube.

https://youtu.be/zPJnMt3qqRo

The lucky winners are:

1st - Steven Bull, who wins the signed Dredd sketchbook
2nd - Dave Wynn, who wins the signed hardback of Case Files 1
3rd - Squitten, who wins the signed Prog 202
4th - Stewart Lafferty, who wins the signed copy of 2000AD's greatest hits

I've sent them all emails so hopefully will be able to get their prizes to them soon.

We raised £466 for cancer research UK which brings the grand total raised by the 2000AD community over the last 5 years to a whopping £8002.26   :o
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: Colin YNWA 16 December, 2018, 05:05:35 PM
That knitted Dredd is uniform is a thing of wonder!

And as ever Eamonn is a true gent and an absolutely astonishing generous soul.
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: Bad City Blue 16 December, 2018, 05:59:46 PM
Great work on the raffle.
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: TordelBack 17 December, 2018, 07:54:16 AM
Incredible work Eamonn, I had fully intended to throw some dosh at the raffle (for not-100%-altruistic purposes) and somehow forgot the auction date. I will make recompense before the day is out. You're one of the good'uns, sir.

As for Colin, you've had me chuckling at your modded Calvin & Hobbes strips for years now, but this latest one is on a whole new level!  Quite the talent with the pencil there, young man.
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: shaolin_monkey 18 December, 2018, 09:52:14 PM
Just catching up with everything this week.

First up, thanks for the raffle Eammon! ‘Twas a ray of light in a bit of a difficult week.

Loving all the entries in my catch up. The Survival Geeks really made me laugh, particularly wossisface in his Ys.

Always good to see some great Tharg art at Xmas, and we have a few good ones this year!

C&H pastiches always make me laugh, especially 2000AD related ones.

Good work everyone!!!
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: Trooper McFad 20 December, 2018, 10:56:54 AM
That was a great little short Mardriod and I could easily see that in a Xmas Meg/prog.
As ever since I joined this board the quality of the advent each year has been brilliant - almost wishing for next year already 😳
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: Mardroid 20 December, 2018, 01:07:59 PM
Thanks Trooper. I was worried the character might be a bit too reminiscent of the Robo Santa character from Futurama, although that one is a total psycho. And spotting the cover of the recent Meg made me wince a bit, except that one is a perp, and the Santa in the actual story isn't actually a robot...

Glad you liked it.
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: The Monarch 21 December, 2018, 03:23:00 AM
hopefully i'll get kazs thoughts on dante in podcast form at some point sorry again for the repeat
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: Pete Wells 24 December, 2018, 01:16:58 AM
Well, Flippo’s entry today (23rd Dec) wins the top prize for most awesome picture ever!!! I LOVE it!!!
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: Eamonn Clarke 24 December, 2018, 07:56:52 AM
Well, at least now we know why you are on Dredd's naughty list on the front of the Christmas prog.
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: von Boom 24 December, 2018, 02:56:22 PM
Another great year for the Advent Calendar. Well done all!
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: JayzusB.Christ 24 December, 2018, 04:34:38 PM
Truly amazing stuff.  Loving nudey Pete and that Hershey is outstanding.  Well done all, and Merry Christmas!
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: Rogue Judge 24 December, 2018, 09:36:57 PM
Merry Christmas - great work all!

And a little something from good King Carlos:

(https://i.imgur.com/qbYHkSv.jpg)
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: Colin YNWA 24 December, 2018, 09:51:31 PM
A MASSIVE  thank you to the Mighty Mr Wells for once again making sure we get another December of brilliance.

You folks done good again!
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: flip-r mk2 24 December, 2018, 11:03:46 PM
Another excellent advent calendar kudos to all contributors and especially for Pete Wells :)


filippo
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: SuperSurfer 25 December, 2018, 12:03:37 AM
Great stuff all round. Thanks to all who participated and to Mr Wells of course.

Stunning work btw, Steve Denton.