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Dudley

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2000AD in The Spectator
« on: 02 July, 2014, 12:53:29 pm »
"A recent issue of 2000 AD, I noticed, contained a picture of the Queen and Prince Philip as naked, preserved corpses. Darkly funny? Shocking for shocking’s sake? Utterly profane? Whatever your position, it’s worth noting that this punkish, ambitious art form isn’t restricted to galleries and museums. It’s one you can buy into for £2.45 an issue."

http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts/exhibitions/9247091/bob-monkhouses-giant-penises-rub-shoulders-with-the-occult-at-the-british-library/

I reckon "'Darkly funny? Utterly profane' - The Spectator" would make for a cracking strapline.

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Re: 2000AD in The Spectator
« Reply #1 on: 02 July, 2014, 01:01:20 pm »
High praise indeed!

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Re: 2000AD in The Spectator
« Reply #2 on: 02 July, 2014, 01:08:10 pm »
Although on reading the article, they are doing the thing that annpys me the most and crediting only the writer for creating comics. It's not *just* Alan Moore's Watchmen..!

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Re: 2000AD in The Spectator
« Reply #3 on: 02 July, 2014, 01:14:38 pm »

Cheers, Dud. Like 2000ad, The Spectator is owned by two brothers; brothers who no-one has ever seen ...


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Re: 2000AD in The Spectator
« Reply #4 on: 02 July, 2014, 01:18:41 pm »
High praise indeed!

High praise ....with a touch of condescending flared nostrils. At least they didnt use the phrase 'comics arent just for kids you know.....' 

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Re: 2000AD in The Spectator
« Reply #5 on: 02 July, 2014, 01:58:41 pm »
"'Darkly funny? Utterly profane' - The Spectator" would make for a cracking strapline.

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Re: 2000AD in The Spectator
« Reply #6 on: 02 July, 2014, 08:05:38 pm »
Yeah I was worried with that opening but that final paragraph is worth the wait!

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Re: 2000AD in The Spectator
« Reply #7 on: 06 July, 2014, 10:38:02 am »
Richard Clements, I don't know what you mean. They specifically say that Dave Gibbons illustrated Watchmen, in a whole paragraph all about Dave Gibbons.

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Re: 2000AD in The Spectator
« Reply #8 on: 06 July, 2014, 05:07:31 pm »
I'm just annoyed that I missed the whole Queen and Prince Phillips corpse issue.  Where was that again?

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Re: 2000AD in The Spectator
« Reply #9 on: 06 July, 2014, 08:35:08 pm »
Richard Clements, I don't know what you mean. They specifically say that Dave Gibbons illustrated Watchmen, in a whole paragraph all about Dave Gibbons.


They say Gibbons "illustrates Alan Moore's Watchmen" -- a turn of phrase that clearly makes Moore the primary driving force creatively and leaves Gibbons as little more than the pencil monkey. Whilst much of Watchmen's brilliance undoubtedly comes from Moore's watchmaker-like attention to structure, many elements come from Gibbons -- the smiley face on Mars was his discovery, for instance. An artist less obsessed with attention to detail would have undermined the whole book's clockwork precision. Moore & Sienkiewicz' Watchmen would have been a VERY different book.

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Re: 2000AD in The Spectator
« Reply #10 on: 06 July, 2014, 08:47:31 pm »
I'm just annoyed that I missed the whole Queen and Prince Phillips corpse issue.  Where was that again?

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