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New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« on: 31 May, 2019, 04:27:39 pm »
Just read prog 2131 with the introduction of new art droid Brian Corcoran, loved his work but can't help but feel he's too close to Simon Fraser in style, who is one of my all time favourite 2000AD artists. The same happened when Henry Flint came on the scene, it was hard to distinguish between Henry and Carlos Esquerra's work. Wasn't sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing at first, but considering that Simon hasn't done any work for Rebellion in a while and I loved Simons style I'll say welcome onboard. I'm just not a fan of the 3Rilers stories and would like to see him work on an establish character. And on that note I'm starting a bring back Dante campaign. I know he's only on a break Rebellion, you didn't kill him off for a reason.  :)

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #1 on: 31 May, 2019, 04:34:15 pm »
Second that, I am very much into bringing Dante back.

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #2 on: 31 May, 2019, 04:40:42 pm »
Nah. Some stories end. That one ended well. No more, please.

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #3 on: 31 May, 2019, 04:45:17 pm »
Can’t say I have ever confused Henry Flint’s art with Carlos’.

Indeed Carlos’art was so distinctive, that I don’t think anyone else draws like him.

And no please leave Dante as a finished story. Anymore will just diminish it.

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #4 on: 31 May, 2019, 04:46:26 pm »
I always saw Henry Flint as 100% McMahon influenced, not eally Ezquerra.

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #5 on: 31 May, 2019, 05:12:12 pm »
Bring back Dante? Absolutely not, under no circumstances. It was great, and it was complete. More 2000AD stories need to reach permanent conclusions.

Bring back Robbie Morrison and / or Simon Fraser? Yes, absolutely. The prog is a poorer place without them.

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #6 on: 31 May, 2019, 05:33:07 pm »
I'm a BIG fan of Dante but fall firmly in the don't bring it back camp. The odd appearance in specialists and landmark Progs fine, but should be set in the story we have. It ended really well. Mind always happy to be surprised.

Now if someone wanted to do more Lola or other supporting case stories that I'd be interested in.

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #7 on: 31 May, 2019, 05:34:52 pm »
Dante is one of my favourite things in the Prog ever. Part of the charm, however, is that it is complete. Not every story has to end in the death of the main character or even a tidy resolution. There is a definite end to the story and we have had it.

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #8 on: 31 May, 2019, 06:13:04 pm »
Bring back Robbie Morrison and / or Simon Fraser? Yes, absolutely. The prog is a poorer place without them.

It really is. Morrison surely has another classic in him, and if nothing else, get Fraser back on Dredd.  His fairly limited body of work on that strip is superb: an artist with such a profound gift for architecture and character should be making his mark on the MC-1 landscape the same way Cam Kennedy did in the '80s. 

But as to a continuation of Dante, a blanket "no thanks".
« Last Edit: 31 May, 2019, 06:16:44 pm by TordelBack »

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #9 on: 31 May, 2019, 06:46:59 pm »
How anyone could confuse Flint with Ezquerra is beyond my ability to comprehend, and I actually wonder if that is a sincere opinion or if you are trolling us.

And I echo the general sentiment on Dante. Yes it was very good; no that doesn't mean we need more.

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #10 on: 31 May, 2019, 07:10:03 pm »
To be fair, I do remember some Ezquerraish looking characters in Sancho Panzer. Definitely wouldn't have confused the two artists, though.

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #11 on: 31 May, 2019, 07:15:36 pm »
Though having said that...

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #12 on: 31 May, 2019, 07:36:32 pm »

Motion to force Richard to begin each post with the words FIRE IN THE HOLE

Not everybody has Rich's eagle eye for art authentication, and I suppose it depends when our pal, Tortellini, thinks Flint first made the scene (like a hep cat). If Tarantella thinks Flint's Fr1day Rogue Trooper work looks like Rey Carlos, he needs to stop fiddling with himself under the sheets.

On the other hand, even those with only a passing interest in small details of art style might note that later-Flint's the only artist to share Ezquerra's belief that Dredd's lower face is a wooden log, with a tiny, recumbent close-bracket for a mouth. *






* See also the Ezquerra-ish eagle design above, which was, briefly, a facet of Flint's ever evolving art style. Flint's ABC Warriors also seemed, to me, to owe as much to LJ Silver as it did to McMaho'Neill

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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #13 on: 31 May, 2019, 07:48:51 pm »
How anyone could confuse Flint with Ezquerra is beyond my ability to comprehend, and I actually wonder if that is a sincere opinion or if you are trolling us.

And I echo the general sentiment on Dante. Yes it was very good; no that doesn't mean we need more.

I'm being very serious. I pride myself on being able to spot an artists work from just a couple of pictures and I really have to think twice when looking at Carlos and Henry's work. I can't believe that you are having trouble even seeing a similarity.

Anyway, what about Simon and Brians work, do you agree that they are extremely similar in style?

Tarantella :-)


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Re: New 2000AD artist Brian Corcoran and bring back Dante.
« Reply #14 on: 01 June, 2019, 10:35:49 pm »
Dante: took me a very long time to get into, but by the end I loved it.  But bringing him back? No. Absolutely not.  I just reread the last few episodes the other night and they are a perfect end.
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