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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #345 on: 12 January, 2020, 03:24:04 pm »
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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #346 on: 12 January, 2020, 08:59:56 pm »
Re: Bolland's distorted Dredd and Hershey.  I used to use a negative enlarger* to distort photos in the X and Y, and I'd imagine you could do it with an overhead projector too?



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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #347 on: 12 January, 2020, 09:51:33 pm »
Re: Bolland's distorted Dredd and Hershey.  I used to use a negative enlarger* to distort photos in the X and Y, and I'd imagine you could do it with an overhead projector too?



*Used to print my own photos.

You could also distort things in all kinds of weird ways with a photocopier by slowly moving the original picture around on the top as it was copying.

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #348 on: 13 January, 2020, 12:38:19 am »
Re: Bolland's distorted Dredd and Hershey.  I used to use a negative enlarger* to distort photos in the X and Y, and I'd imagine you could do it with an overhead projector too?



*Used to print my own photos.

You could also distort things in all kinds of weird ways with a photocopier by slowly moving the original picture around on the top as it was copying.

I've certainly seen the latter in the prog (off the top of my head I think the Golgotha Plains in the first series of Bad Company uses that method).

I've tried to find examples of pictures which have been through a negative enlarger (sorry, never heard of such a piece of equipment before today!) but could only find diagrams of how the things work!

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #349 on: 13 January, 2020, 12:39:25 am »
You could also distort things in all kinds of weird ways with a photocopier by slowly moving the original picture around on the top as it was copying.

I've certainly seen the latter in the prog (off the top of my head I think the Golgotha Plains in the first series of Bad Company uses that method).

p.s. I'm sure most people who have worked in an office and been impatient to get their photocopy have seen first-hand examples of the distorted photocopier method :)

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #350 on: 13 January, 2020, 12:47:58 am »
I'm sure you're probably right, but my thought was that the photocopier method (beloved of various zines I worked on!) wasn't precise enough for what Bolland does. An enlarger allows you to stretch your pic precisely the way you want it, just like pulling the handles of a digital image today. They were ubiquitous kit for anyone with an interest in photography in the pre-digital age.

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #351 on: 13 January, 2020, 05:25:55 am »
Yeah, I think Bolland had some kind of image projector he could use to base linework off of. We've seen it in action in the prog before, like in the celebrity cameos in Prog 52.
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« Reply #352 on: 13 January, 2020, 06:12:44 am »
Mention of which makes me think of this (which I have on a paper bag from when I was a young lad):

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #353 on: 13 January, 2020, 11:20:53 am »

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« Reply #354 on: 13 January, 2020, 11:21:33 am »
Interesting looking at that Brian Bolland piece - is that the picture of Debbie Harry which inspired the look of Anderson?

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« Reply #356 on: 14 January, 2020, 01:08:18 pm »
Interesting looking at that Brian Bolland piece - is that the picture of Debbie Harry which inspired the look of Anderson?

Debbie Harry? Or Deirdre Vine?

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« Reply #357 on: 14 January, 2020, 01:16:34 pm »
Interesting looking at that Brian Bolland piece - is that the picture of Debbie Harry which inspired the look of Anderson?

Debbie Harry? Or Deirdre Vine?

I did have it in the back of my mind that Anderson wasn't based on Debbie Harry, though my wording completely failed to convey any sense of "this is Bolland drawing Debbie Harry - does that look like Anderson to you?".  Lucky I don't write regularly, eh?

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Re: how to do a prog slog
« Reply #358 on: 16 January, 2020, 12:01:50 pm »
I missed yesterday because I've got through to the 1981 annuals.  I foreseeing that the next few days may be prone to delays as i trudge through two of the remaining annuals (the Judge Dredd one should be much easier).

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« Reply #359 on: 17 January, 2020, 12:38:03 pm »
I added a few bits to the 2000AD annual review, nothing major.

Today is the Judge Dredd Annual 1981: 2000 A.D.'s top sci-fi hero bursts into action!

I'd try to put something witty and concise here, but after seven (?) assorted 2000AD, Dan Dare, Starlord and Tornado annuals, perhaps it's best if this decent annual without reprinted stories speak for itself.