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maryanddavid

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The House of Daemon out now!
« on: 09 July, 2015, 07:50:02 pm »
I hope no one minds me posting this here,

I have just put the House of Daemon for sale here- http://www.comicsy.co.uk/hibernia/

Info as follows!
Elliot Aldrich had built a dream house - but that dream turned into a nightmare!
Elliot with his wife Cassandra and a few brave companions are trapped in Daemon’s twisted house of terror, a house that Daemon will never let them escape from!
From the pages of the new Eagle (September '82 to February '83) Hibernia is proud to present this long out of print classic.
Superbly written by Alan Grant and John Wagner, introduction by Mike Perkins and incomparable art from Spanish master Jose Ortiz, miss this collection at you peril!

Perfect Bound
94 Pages
Black and White

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #1 on: 09 July, 2015, 07:57:11 pm »
Ooh, this is exciting! Ordered!

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #2 on: 09 July, 2015, 08:07:02 pm »
Done. Ordered. Can I have mine NOW please?  :)
An old-school, no-bullshit, boys-own action/adventure comic reminiscent of the 2000ads and Eagles and Warlords and Battles and other glorious black-and-white comics that were so, so cool in the 70's and 80's - Buy the hardback Christmas Annual!

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #3 on: 09 July, 2015, 08:08:48 pm »
Ooh, this is exciting! Ordered!

Likewise. And plugged on Twitter, for what it's worth…

Cheers!

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #4 on: 09 July, 2015, 08:13:39 pm »
I hope no one minds me posting this here,

I think you must know we don't mind this sort of stuff. In fact we look forward to and relish it.

Can't wait to get my grubby mitts on another Hibernia product. Long may you pester us MaryandDavid

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #5 on: 09 July, 2015, 08:32:25 pm »
Delurking briefly to say that I hope everyone enjoys this one - plenty of late nights and last-minute fretting about this one, and it's definitely been the biggest reprint challenge so far, but I think it's turned out really well.

It's a cracking little tale that has a lot in common with Wagner & Grant's later work on The Thirteenth Floor, and Ortiz gets licence to really cut loose with everything he has, showing his facility for everything from romance to war, comedy and gothic horror.

If you order it, enjoy! If you don't order it... well, just order it! :-D

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #6 on: 10 July, 2015, 10:46:28 am »
Thanks for the support! I should have the first batch in the post over the weekend. Amstor pulled out all the stops on this one, its a lovely collection.

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #7 on: 10 July, 2015, 11:47:38 am »
Paypal stole all my money so no Daemon for me, but having read this in the weeklies I can heartily recommend it.  The story is a bit out there and generally genre-defying with a couple of concepts that would later be revisited by the lads in The Judge Child Quest and City of the Damned, but it works on its own terms as well as being a great platform for Ortiz to let rip on a variety of genres and draw ladies in a manner you couldn't get away with in a kids' comic these days unless it was Vampirella or one of those Grim Pornography Tales things.
So buy it, you bastards - otherwise David won't keep going and I won't get that Kid Cops collection I want, and which the world needs.

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #8 on: 10 July, 2015, 02:30:41 pm »
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #9 on: 10 July, 2015, 04:41:04 pm »
Instantly ordered, no questions asked. David, you once again prove yourself and Anstor to be national treasures. Thanks for this lads, super excited and plugged across my social media. :)

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #10 on: 10 July, 2015, 05:21:29 pm »
Hurry up payday.....!  ;)
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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #11 on: 10 July, 2015, 05:54:29 pm »
and another order ...

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #12 on: 10 July, 2015, 07:11:22 pm »
I'm sure David will be sharing more pics later, but for now here's a little sample showing what was involved in the clean-up on this one. Reduced for web use and not representative of the final printing, but it shows why this one was such a challenge! As with good lettering, the idea is that this work should be invisible to a reader - and particularly here, that it shouldn't compromise the art - and they should only ever see the story and art, but here's a look behind the curtain!  :)


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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #13 on: 11 July, 2015, 12:30:10 pm »
Beautiful, beautiful stuff.

Thanks for all your hard work on this.

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Re: The House of Daemon out now!
« Reply #14 on: 11 July, 2015, 12:37:25 pm »
Thanks for all your hard work on this.

Quite. I think it's easy to overlook just how much of a challenge something like this is — with plain linework, clean-up is relatively easy, because it's (pun intended) black and white. You either want this thing or that thing to appear on the page, or you don't. With all these lovely grey washes, something as simple as tweaking the levels or the contrast to bring up the whiteness of the paper risks buggering up the grey tones in the art completely…

Excellent work.

Cheers

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