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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #165 on: 05 July, 2016, 11:29:34 AM »
Boo Cook is a real gem and one of the biggest diamonds in the 2000AD creative force. Harry Kipling has to be one of the best visual comedies in the prog and Blunt is shaping up to be a cracking Dredd world series, beautiful stuff!

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #166 on: 08 July, 2016, 02:02:43 PM »
You're so right!

Onwards we must go. Time again, sadly, for another entry of a hero gone before his time, Steve Moore.
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/no-72-steve-moore-rip.html

If I'm honest, one of the reasons I actually pushed myself to start this blog was to try to get some appreciation for 2000AD creators up on the internet before they became a string of obituaries.

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #167 on: 16 July, 2016, 01:44:52 PM »
Time for more obscene gushing on my part, as we hit one of my all-time favourite artists:
John Ridgway

http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/no-73-john-ridgway.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #168 on: 16 July, 2016, 01:49:27 PM »
Excuse me, that's John 'bloody hell can he draw good' Ridgway, thank you!

A personal favorite of mine as well, lovely atmospheric art.

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #169 on: 25 July, 2016, 11:29:19 AM »
Another champion draw-er hits the countdown:
Frazer Irving
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/no-74-frazer-irving.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #170 on: 25 July, 2016, 09:13:43 PM »
I did it, I did it I caught up. Sorry for my slack attitude towards your great blog. If its any consolation I'm still to find time to listen to one of Eammon's podcasts and that's something I'm very excited about. I must stop reading all those comics and read more things about those comics...

...I digress what motivated me to put done my funny books and make a conserted effort to catch up wasn't just your brilliance but that of Frazer Irving. One of the most under-rated artists the Galxies Greatest has ever seen. And when I say under-rated I mean mainly by me. Ask me to do a top ten 2000ad artist list and he probably won't appear. Ask me to name 5 artists whose work I prefer to his and I'd struggle. Its just he seems to slip my mind.

Possibly its 'cos he's so deceptive as an artist. As you say there's some many lines BUT somehow he never looks fiddly or fussy. He somehow combines all this effort and inksmithery (I think its a word, I should check) and make everything look vrey stark and simple. He's a perfect 1 on the Lee scale (a scale based on the number of lines you draw divided by the impact of the art - named after the very worse of fiddly artists Jim Lee, so many lines, so little impact!). Every, I mean every line is used to perfect effect so that when you look at it you don't notice. It all blends into perfect, simple expression and atmosphere. As though each line is borne perfectly and immaculately from the last.

Just wonderful.

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #171 on: 27 July, 2016, 10:47:20 AM »
In my head Irving was highly rated at the time he was ion the Prog, but I agree he's sort of slipped out of the unspoken pantheon of all-time greats. Mind you, it's a bulging pantheon.

Here's more fodder for that dilemma of 'shoudl I read comics, or read waffle about comics'?

It's the endlessly imaginative Kek-W
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/no-75-kek-w.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #172 on: 28 July, 2016, 08:21:02 AM »
Immediately after writing that comment about Frazer Irving being 'forgotten', I get the latest Thrill-Mail into my inbox - featuring a massive pic of a new T-Shirt based on Irving's Judge Death cover! Tharg doesn't forget!

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #173 on: 29 July, 2016, 12:44:05 PM »
It's the one you've all been waiting for:
1990s favourite droid, Michael Fleisher
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/no-76-michael-fleisher.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #174 on: 29 July, 2016, 01:04:16 PM »
It's the one you've all been waiting for:
1990s favourite droid, Michael Fleisher
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/no-76-michael-fleisher.html
My initial reaction was a resounding "WHO?" only to read your, once again excellent article and discover I had read and LOVED his turns on Rogue Trooper. Good stuff indeed!

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #175 on: 29 July, 2016, 01:12:20 PM »
It's the one you've all been waiting for:
1990s favourite droid, Michael Fleisher

That was a nice, considered take on the chap but I do have to take issue with one point. I can certainly think of at least one with a worse reputation...
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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #176 on: 29 July, 2016, 01:22:36 PM »
It's the one you've all been waiting for:
1990s favourite droid, Michael Fleisher
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/no-76-michael-fleisher.html
My initial reaction was a resounding "WHO?" only to read your, once again excellent article and discover I had read and LOVED his turns on Rogue Trooper. Good stuff indeed!
Scratch this, it wasn't a Fleicher Trooper stroy I was thinking off but a GRennie one by mistake. DOH!

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #177 on: 29 July, 2016, 08:56:28 PM »
That was a nice, considered take on the chap but I do have to take issue with one point. I can certainly think of at least one with a worse reputation...
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...perhaps the comic’s least fondly-remembered creator droid...

Oh Gerry Finley-Day wasn't that bad!

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #178 on: 03 August, 2016, 11:34:41 AM »
Nothing controversial about the latest hero, and one of Tharg's most prolific recently-constructed droids, too:

The Dredd-killer himself, Michael Carroll
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/no-77-michael-carroll.html

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Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #179 on: 03 August, 2016, 02:28:34 PM »
Cool! Nice one, Alex - thanks! I'm chuffed to be included on the blog, though I'm not sure I've earned my place yet!

Cheers,
Mike