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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #285 on: 01 July, 2018, 02:31:41 pm »
Armitages last outing, Underground, was basically a pretty good Dredd story with top tier Patrick Goddard art.
If I'd known it was harmless I would have killed it myself.

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« Reply #286 on: 03 July, 2018, 12:46:24 pm »
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Thanks also for the insight into what it feels like to belong to a class of people depicted negatively in popular fiction. Pat Mills stories must be hard work for you.

You'd think, wouldn't you, but it's really only with Greysuit that Mills has got me down. I would say that it's very easy to know that one is bracketed with a particular class but also to think 'but they're not really talking about me, I don't have that kind of money or those connections, I'm not like that at all...'

In other Pat Mills-baiting traits, I'm also a practicing Christian and regular churchgoer - but Nemesis the Warlock remains my all-time favourite series. Who knows, if I hadn't found 2000AD at an impressionable age, I might be an insufferable evangelical type, so thank Mills for that escape.

Back on topic, for anyone who hasn't read the two-volume Hachette Armitage collection, I recommend them both, although only for half the stories in each, roughly.

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« Reply #287 on: 03 July, 2018, 04:30:31 pm »
Can't believe you've done 115 of these now - always a fascinating read and an invaluable resource thereafter. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #288 on: 03 July, 2018, 04:39:09 pm »
What Dan said. Always enjoyable. What gets me is the level of detail, no short-cuts taken and interesting regardless of the creator involved ! In short, they're all worth a read...

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« Reply #289 on: 03 July, 2018, 08:32:32 pm »
Yep, great stuff, and we most assuredly are still reading them!

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #290 on: 03 July, 2018, 08:51:06 pm »
Just discovered this today, it's great stuff! I have much catching up to do!

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« Reply #291 on: 04 July, 2018, 02:09:18 pm »
Thanks all for the moral support!
And also to Karl Stock for getting a name-check in this month's Megazine.


You guys did read the obit for Michael Fleisher, didn't you..?

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« Reply #292 on: 06 July, 2018, 08:14:55 am »
Next up, an artist who may, at this point, be more famous in the US than the UK...

Trevor Hairsine
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.com/2018/07/no-116-trevor-hairsine.html

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« Reply #293 on: 24 July, 2018, 10:48:45 pm »
I'm sure you're less interested in me apologising for being slow than you are in getting to the next Hero:

David Roach
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.com/2018/07/no-117-david-roach.html

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« Reply #294 on: 25 July, 2018, 12:01:18 am »
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Now, (cheesecake) is not all (David Roach) has done, by any means, but it’s such a glaring feature that I have to lead with it. I don’t know what then-editor Richard Burton was thinking, but he clearly wanted it and asked for it.

Not sure David Roach was what Richard Burton wanted at all (55m 44s). Burton's memory is hazy at best*, but he seems adamant that the girly stuff was all down to Roach.

The Prophet was printed in greyscale when it first ran in 2000ad. Like you, I assumed it was drawn in colour and originally scheduled to run in that way, but Roach insists the original art was grey wash.

One day, you'll write a blog post that isn't insightful and thought-provoking, but this wasn't it.



* Burton accuses Roach of a swipe from Penthouse in this interview, but later retracted that when it was pointed out he was thinking of Mick Austin

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« Reply #295 on: 25 July, 2018, 01:57:02 pm »
Burton may not have explicitly asked Roach to do 'the girly stuff', but he did hire an artist who has full-on girly stuff in his portfolio (I got to see this once at a Bristol Con many years ago), and he did put him on strips which require girls in almost every panel...

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« Reply #296 on: 25 July, 2018, 03:30:26 pm »
Thanks again AlexF for your great site

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #297 on: 01 September, 2018, 10:42:46 am »
Time for another hero, the late, lamented Mike White:
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.com/2018/09/no-118-mike-white-rip.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #298 on: 08 September, 2018, 09:41:39 am »

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #299 on: 21 September, 2018, 06:41:49 am »
I'm miles off keeping a weekly schedule, but nonetheless I assure you all I am still plugging away.

Here's a relative newcomer, but no less a hero:
T.C. Eglington

http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.com/2018/09/no-120-tc-eglington.html