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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #150 on: 04 May, 2016, 11:12:05 AM »
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Andy was also my first editer.

-PJ

He did a bunch of good in a fairly short window!

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #151 on: 09 May, 2016, 09:52:43 PM »
Well I loved the interludes...

...almost...

and I respect the your blog your rules thing...

... I mean its not as if I'd get close to the kinda dedication you've shown to your quite excellent blog... so it would be churlish to critise wouldn't it...

... Well paint me churl and call me Mr Ish those rule are crazy.

Plain bonkers...

...I'm sure I'll get back to being nice next time.

But really madness... mutter mumble moan groan...

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #152 on: 10 May, 2016, 12:06:17 PM »
What possible complaint could you have about my utterly transparent rules  :D
(In all honesty, I think it basically makes sense up until the one offs bit)

Getting back to normal service, here's fantasy art specialist Carl Critchlow.
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/no-68-carl-critchlow.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #153 on: 10 May, 2016, 01:04:19 PM »
A long one this week, perhaps to make up for my unconsciously short-changing his hero status.
It's Andy Diggle.

Just a minor sidebar… ISTR recall the reason Andy gave for commissioning himself for that first Lenny Zero story was that he waived the writer's fee, which gave the title a little extra budget to spend on the cover* for the upcoming 10th anniversary issue.

Cheers

Jim

(Which turned out to be that Frank Miller cover…)
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Less-Awesome-Artist: Scribbles.

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #154 on: 12 May, 2016, 01:08:43 PM »
Now that's a high-quality sidebar!

So was Diggle getting back at Miller by writing some not-so-great issues of Daredevil many years later..? ;)

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #155 on: 12 May, 2016, 08:02:39 PM »
So was Diggle getting back at Miller by writing some not-so-great issues of Daredevil many years later..? ;)

Well I shouldn't derail the thread as we have our own thread for whittering about Daredevil - but christ that was some poor Daredevil he wrote. Made to look all the worse for the glorious stuff that surrounded it. Mind not that it wasn't doing its own work on being bad all by its lonesome.

Guess that Red Rock West type mini was okay, if not original, but pretty good. The rest...

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #156 on: 22 May, 2016, 07:19:57 AM »
Someone had to be at number 69
turns out it's Simon Coleby:
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/no-69-simon-coleby.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #157 on: 29 May, 2016, 08:06:19 AM »
Must catch up, must catch up...

On Diggle. I've said here often that I'm not as big a fan of the Diggle era and hold that Dave Bishop did all the real ground work (possibly supported by Diggle of course). My big beef has always been that a LOT of potentially great stories were curtailed by his apparent insistence that stuff be about 8 - 10 parts only. Drives me nuts.

Turns out (with thanks to Jim Campbell) that pesky facts got in the way of my prejudices and these stories suffering from being of a very defined length that limited them so much was in fact a mandate from higher powers that were working on a deal to reprint in French style albums (see the mentioned Rain Dogs). So I'm not sure how much Mr Diggle had control over my biggest beef with Mr Diggle.

As I've said before pesky facts getting in the way of my long held beliefs and prejudices.

As well as pesky family life getting in the way of long held desire to catch up .... apparently we need to be out for 9am, so Mr Crtichlow and Coleby will have to wait...

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #158 on: 20 June, 2016, 11:36:38 AM »
I've got some catching up to do an' all!
New post up today: colouring Droid Len O'Grady:
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/no-70-len-ogrady.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #159 on: 20 June, 2016, 08:59:49 PM »
He was colourist on the recent Aquila run that ended in prog 1978.
Have you used comicbookdb.com for creator credits?
Apologies if this is egg instructions.

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #160 on: 20 June, 2016, 09:08:10 PM »
Well the new post reminded me I'd not caught up the old posts and so did now and as ever brilliant.

Just came by to say chuffed that you choose an image from a piece of Carl Critchlow art I actually own. Oh the fame is getting to me darlings.

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #161 on: 21 June, 2016, 02:55:53 PM »
Thanks for the tip there, Eamonn, I'll remember that!
I've been enjoying the book club, too, looking forward to more episodes (says the man who can't even maintain a twice-weekly schedule on a simple written blog)

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #162 on: 21 June, 2016, 06:23:58 PM »
Cheers. Next episode out on Sunday

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #163 on: 21 June, 2016, 07:05:06 PM »
I thought Cheers finished years ago.  Woody Harrelson is all growed up now!

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #164 on: 04 July, 2016, 04:09:39 PM »
The supply of heroes is endless! Sadly my capacity to keep up is not.
Anyway, on with the show, and one of my favourite contemporary creators, too:
Boo Cook
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/no-71-boo-cook.html