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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #90 on: 24 September, 2015, 08:52:34 PM »
God I love this blog. Keep up the good work, Alex!

Too true.

I was a bit unsure about Si Spurrier's early stuff, some I loved, some I really didn't, but he rose towards the top rapidly and now is amongst my fav 2000ad writers. Some of his US stuff is quite spectacularly good too. Wished he'd get himself back to the Prog to finish off (or not) Lobster Random.

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #91 on: 25 September, 2015, 02:44:17 AM »
Interesting. Lobster Random has appeared 2 or 3 times in those unwelcome Megazine floppies and I find it physicallly unreadable. I assure you I've tried. Verbose, yet dull stuff.

Point is, I'm always behind the curve and am reading A. Moore's Crossed +100. Been buying it through #7 with Mr Spurrier and hope for the best. Hm. Think positive thoughts!

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #92 on: 29 September, 2015, 10:57:30 AM »
His Marvel work on X-Men (X-Men: Legacy and X-Force) is a lot of fun. It's still very verbose and complexly plotted, so if that's a turn off be warned! I'd like to think he's a loyal enough dude that he'll come back to the Prog again some day. I wouldn't mind if he finished off Gutsville, too, although that's a very artist dependant project.

Up today, Richard Elson:
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/no-47-richard-elson.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #93 on: 29 September, 2015, 11:00:40 AM »
I wouldn't mind if he finished off Gutsville, too, although that's a very artist dependant project.

Frazer has said, quite recently, that he's working on it.

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #94 on: 02 October, 2015, 04:32:51 PM »
Oh that is good news!

Meanwhile, the Hits roll on. No. 48 with a bullet, it's Steve Dillon
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/no-48-steve-dillon.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #95 on: 09 October, 2015, 10:09:52 AM »
At No.49, it's the indefatiguable Mark Harrison:
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/no-49-mark-harrison.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #96 on: 16 October, 2015, 12:54:54 PM »
At number 50, Mike McMahon
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/no-50-mick-mcmahon.html

I don't mind saying I was pretty daunted by this week's entry. I reckon he might just be the comic's most beloved artist by its fans and especially its creators - even though his style can be divisive. A delicious contradiction! I'd love to read a proper big book exploring and explaining his body of work.

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #97 on: 23 October, 2015, 09:34:18 AM »
At number 50, Mike McMahon
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/no-50-mick-mcmahon.html

I don't mind saying I was pretty daunted by this week's entry. I reckon he might just be the comic's most beloved artist by its fans and especially its creators - even though his style can be divisive. A delicious contradiction! I'd love to read a proper big book exploring and explaining his body of work.

Ah, but which style? ;-)

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #98 on: 01 December, 2015, 03:10:19 PM »
Back in traction with Number 51...

it's John Higgins
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/no-51-john-higgins.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #99 on: 03 December, 2015, 04:11:07 PM »
Such a delight to have this back. Chuffed.

Great assessment as ever. Its funny I find John Higgins' style so singular that I've never really credited him the experimentation you illustrate so clearly. For me he's so distinctive I never get past - oh its John Higgins, regardless of what he's doing style wise.

Also this blog made me realise that John Higgins is the only artist whose palette gets close to Ian Kennedy's... well to my misguided eyes anyway.

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #100 on: 13 December, 2015, 06:00:23 AM »
As if the internet was lacking in articles about the man, here's Number 52:
Grant Morrison

http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/no-52-grant-morrison.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #101 on: 13 December, 2015, 08:27:25 AM »
Full disclosure, as I've never shyed away from here I'm a big old GMozz fan. Enjoy the vast majority of his work that I've read and bloody love a chunk of it.

As ever that write is an exceptionally balanced critique of the man's work in 2000ad (well aside from not thinking Phase III is one of the best things to grace the Galaxy's Greatest EVER). His work for 2000ad is what it is, the work of a true talent blustering their way through the early part of his career and like the next generation of any pop culture by necessity finding what has gone before something to push against. The next big thing has to find their own voice and appeal to their audience looking to brush away the past and find something that defines them by distancing itself from the past that surely got it so wrong as it so pants out there.

At the time it worked for me as I was the right age and finding the things that would define me and my pop culture consumption outside of what telly told me I should. In retrospect the biggest mistake of GMozz in 2000ad was by trying to redefine 2000ad for a 90s audience was that he forgot that the 2000ad that appealed to the 80s audience was actually getting it pretty much spot on and so by rallying against it he was rallying against something that worked. He also missed that 2000ad wasn't looking for its next generation of audience, rather unlike a lot of comics wonderfully growing up alongside the audience it'd always had. Just GMozz and me didn't get it at the time!

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #102 on: 13 December, 2015, 08:29:06 AM »
Oh and as for wondering who'd care if you didn't finish the Blog. In the words of one L Skywalker. "I care"

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #103 on: 16 December, 2015, 03:42:23 PM »
My favourite Star Wars quote!

To test out who really cares, here's number 53, super-sub-editor supreme,
Simon Geller
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/no-53-simon-geller.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #104 on: 16 December, 2015, 04:31:26 PM »
More good stuff! A quick aside… this:



I'm pretty sure is Dave Gibbons. I've just asked him on Twitter and he says he's pretty sure he remembers doing the perspective mapping onto the cube, and that inks definitely look like his.

Cheers!

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