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Ignore that. I've just spotted it on the back. IGNORE me

Help! / “One of the best runs ever. This is special.” – Mark Millar
« on: 14 October, 2019, 05:06:55 pm »
Why do we think this fantastic quote doesnt appear on the Small House book itself?

Does Mark Millar's Netflix deal prohibit it? Or is it just 2000ad dont usually use quotes on the front or back?


News / Re: Ennis writing Rat Pack for Battle Special
« on: 10 October, 2019, 04:04:05 pm »
Mike Dorey will draw the Ennis story. He told me how much he enjoyed The Boys on Amazon and had been sent a whole load of reference material by Garth.

Events / Day of Dredd reaches Bedford at NICE Con
« on: 23 August, 2019, 12:32:45 pm »
Hope you can join us. Much more friendly than that there London

Classifieds / Re: Nikolai Dante VOLL 1+2+3 E bay
« on: 20 August, 2019, 12:14:03 pm »
To quote Luke "Ever since the XP-38 came out, they just aren't in demand"

I remember when the 'Courtship' book was incredibly high...

Prog / Prog 2139 Sympathy for the Devil (Aneke cover)
« on: 06 July, 2019, 02:52:21 pm »
I think the prog is really on an upwards trajectory with some bumps.

Dredd - there's a good resolution to the four parter 'The Samaritan'. Staz Johnson draws a bandaged Dredd up to the standard of Jim Bakie in that post Oz attempt on his life. There's a great feeling of weight and good anatomy as Dredd pulls himself off the operating table. Love it. Maybe it could have been a shorter story overall.

Indigo Prime returns with a re-cap that is one of the funniest things ever to read aloud. It also has a typo in the second line. And the story continues at a million miles an hour but is great fun. I love Lee Carter on this. Great fit. Is it bonkers? - Yes.

Anderson - Aneke's art a bit like the cover is hit and miss. It reminds me a bit of Mick Austin's Anderson one-off with Buddhist monks but there is some really weak anatomy under some nice finishes. It moves along but I'm not sure Karyn is working at all as either a character or a plot device. Two double page spreads are unusual for the prog but welcome.

Absalom - great confident funny work from all involved. Yup the prog benefits from this character.

Art-Star Winner Pin-up - Great Durham Red fully painted by Chris Skinner which is actually better controlled than the second character (Karyn) in the vampiric cover by Aneke. So maybe he should have been given the cover. That said Anderson on the cover is nicely done.

Suggestions / #2 A Netflix style way to read old progs
« on: 20 April, 2019, 02:11:09 pm »
So as I understand it Rebellion can't reprint all the old progs due to historic licensing issues (Dan Dare, old adverts for Star Wars toys) some either creator-owned/creator-contested stories and also some oddities like data protection and even clearances of reader's art.

But I'm pretty sure that they could certainly offer a Netflix type reading service for:
- Everything that remains in print i.e. everything Hachette are putting out
- Prog 1300 onwards

So I get that you don't want to either put off subscribers or purchases of recent reprints so maybe do the old IPC Annual rule of not offering any story less than 5 years old.

As long as progs could be index linked to read complete stories I'd pay to have them on an App just so I could plough through the thrills.

Suggestions / #1 A full-size version of Nemesis Book 10 by Henry Flint
« on: 20 April, 2019, 02:04:42 pm »
So this would be my dream.
Issue Nemesis Book 10 to same specifications as the old Titan Books for a premium price
It's the only Nemesis book never to be reprinted full-size and I do think the detail in the artwork justifies it.

I've got one of a number of Brett Ewins signed prints available from late 80s/early 90s.

I've heard separately that Tom Frame produced them so if that's the case, it's possible your cover print was produced at the same time.

The GOSH prints were signed by BB at the Cursed Earth HC release and haven't sold out to this day even at a quite reasonable £25. To put that in context 'Gaze into the face of Dredd' print sold out at £100 and is still being sought.

So you've got something interesting but it's probably not materially worth more than the GOSH print unless like you say its substancially bigger.

General / Re: Art of Brian Bolland Image books for sale
« on: 20 March, 2019, 01:26:55 pm »
Amazon UK still has copies around £25 mark at least from 3rd parties
It is really good
And Brian had a hand in the repro
Highly recommended

Events / Re: LAWLESS: A Celebration Of British Comics 2019
« on: 20 March, 2019, 12:38:23 pm »
PM you

General / Re: Art of Brian Bolland Image books for sale
« on: 19 March, 2019, 08:22:32 pm »
We're all mild-mannered people here, right? Not like that FB crowd.

Okay. Well...

I don't think people understood the message about these books. And maybe Brian was amongst them.

Clearly Image were saying "Brian unfortunately you need to either buy a large stock of these books at $7 a piece because any that aren't sold back to the creator, will have to be pulped"

It's all a bit unfortunate but by posting it publicly I think there's been a missunderstanding that anyone other than the creator was able to buy these. Then FB posters started saying they wanted them signed (not bad for your $7) and then started asking Brian about postage, delivery times etc. and when they would arrive.

After postage to UK (presumably to Brian), plus import tax, and then the cost of presumably Brian) posting them back out to individual buyers, I'm pretty sure they would be a lot closer in price to the £25 they've always been on Amazon.

I'm also mystified by the 'I've always loved your work Brian BUT I've never seen this book before" crowd.
Real true fans

Books & Comics / Re: Musing About Signed Comics
« on: 13 March, 2019, 08:05:48 pm »
I've checked again and it might have been Roland

Books & Comics / Re: Musing About Signed Comics
« on: 11 March, 2019, 04:53:37 pm »
Brett Ewins was half-way through signing 26 comics for "Rupert" in Orbital

I asked, as I only had one book, if I could cut in. Rupert agreed.

And Brett signed it accordingly.
"To Rupert"

If anyone knows a Judge Anderson fan called Rupert...

Help! / Re: Can the FX in the prequel Star Wars be in 4K?
« on: 07 March, 2019, 09:39:48 am »
I know its very dull to criticise old films but from that era I watched Moulin Rouge last night and the pan through the city and the rendering looked terrible
Just so low res - like an 80s pop video

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