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Simon Bisley/Gordon Rennie videogame
« on: 06 May, 2008, 04:46:37 pm »
Splatterhouse!

Apparently it's a revival of a well loved classic.

Link: http://www.comicmix.com/news/2008/04/30/simon-bisl


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« Reply #1 on: 06 May, 2008, 04:59:59 pm »
Yep - I loved it on Coin Op,used to play down the video shop back in that there day.

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Re: Simon Bisley/Gordon Rennie vid...
« Reply #2 on: 06 May, 2008, 05:01:36 pm »
"former 2000 A.D. writer"

???

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« Reply #3 on: 06 May, 2008, 05:30:15 pm »
It actually says "with his former 2000ad writer".
What did Rennie write that the Bis drew?

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« Reply #4 on: 06 May, 2008, 06:28:18 pm »
Maybe a 'former 2000ad writer' is a fashion accessory?

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Re: Simon Bisley/Gordon Rennie vid...
« Reply #5 on: 06 May, 2008, 09:02:30 pm »
"former 2000 A.D. writer"

Given the quotation that Logan posted a few weeks back, I'm rather under the impression that computer games are now Mr Rennie's full time occupation and that everything appearing in the prog is essentially inventory ...

I could have that arse-about-face, mind you. Even if I'm haven't, I hope there's at least one more book of Caballistics coming, or that TMO might be able to lure Gordon back on a part time basis ...

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« Reply #6 on: 07 May, 2008, 12:05:14 am »
I suspect five pages here and there in 2000ad isn't paying as much as videogame development on a full-time basis.  Comics are niche, videogames a highly-profitable and mainstream enterprise.  Looks like he's done what most comics people spend their lives avoiding and went out and got a 'proper job'.
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« Reply #7 on: 07 May, 2008, 06:26:07 am »
I remember that game also.

I have vivid recalections of the advertisement for this game from a old comicbook

I think that Simon Bisley's involvement in the video game market may draw attention to his work at 2000AD.

Hint hint hint hint.....

I won't mention any particular character though.

Though he's either moved on to writing rather than illustrating with regards to the 'Halo' Graphic novel or he's been miss credited as a writer.

Not saying that he can't write. As I'm pretty sure that the talent rubs off on the artist after being in this line of work for quite some time.


Link: The 'Halo' graphic novel.


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Re: Simon Bisley/Gordon Rennie vid...
« Reply #8 on: 07 May, 2008, 06:47:16 am »
I thought Da Biz might have written the short that appeared in Toxic! #1, but it turns out that was Alan Grant.

Link: http://www.2000adonline.com/?zone=prog&page=specia


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« Reply #9 on: 07 May, 2008, 08:23:50 am »
Could somebody point me in the direction of (or recreate) Logan's Grennie news as I missed it first time around?

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Re: Simon Bisley/Gordon Rennie vid...
« Reply #10 on: 07 May, 2008, 10:00:13 pm »
"Could somebody point me in the direction of (or recreate) Logan's Grennie news as I missed it first time around? "

See link below ...

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« Reply #11 on: 07 May, 2008, 10:08:17 pm »

I remember playing this game in arcades but not very often.

Good sound effects IIRC
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Re: Simon Bisley/Gordon Rennie vid...
« Reply #12 on: 08 May, 2008, 02:47:09 pm »
oh god cabalistics is gonna be another halo jones isn't it?

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« Reply #13 on: 08 May, 2008, 03:19:15 pm »
...as is son of Kazan and that killer who made you forget erm, what was I saying?
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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« Reply #14 on: 08 May, 2008, 11:53:56 pm »
I'm rather under the impression that computer games are now Mr Rennie's full time occupation

To the best of my knowledge, that's about right. I don't think he's shut the door - he's just getting plenty of work from one source and not pursuing the other as actively as in past years.

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