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Colin YNWA

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It's just occurred to me that I drew three Simons in a row in this tourney… well I find it fascinating even if you don’t care!

Anyway please sit down I’ve got something I need to discuss and I think it's best just to just come out and say it. You know that The Royals and how much you adore the art in that. And you know how you are always going on about how Simon Fraser’s work on Doctor Who is some of the best ever. Well… we don’t care. Oh sure take about it, but I implore you don’t consider it when voting. For the sake of all we hold dear, to give this relationship any chance please just focus on work for Tharg. Please I beg you.

Alas we have to pick our favourite and to do so just pop the name of the art droid you’d most like to go through to the Quarter Finals, but please add anything else you’d like to say as well.

Simon Coleby - more info

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Simon Fraser - more info

This one will close and be counted on the morning of Friday 22nd January

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #1 on: 19 January, 2021, 06:43:39 AM »
Simon vs Simon:



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Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #2 on: 19 January, 2021, 06:50:34 AM »
Joining in with showing off some of the beautiful art from both of these guys:






My vote goes to Simon Fraser, for his superlative work on the Dante saga.
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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #3 on: 19 January, 2021, 06:57:57 AM »
This is a difficult one, which Simon should get my vote? Why Colin are you torturing us?


I will go with Simon Coleby this round for his dark, gritty art on Jaegir. Simon Fraser did create some awesome art on Dante and now with his new style on Hersey.
Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #4 on: 19 January, 2021, 07:46:00 AM »
This is the closest one yet for me.

Legendary Nikolai Dante creator versus an artist who has improved beyond all recognition and now does stellar work on Jaegir and The Vigilant.

I just can’t chose.

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #5 on: 19 January, 2021, 07:56:10 AM »
Simon Fraser. Dante is one of the all-time classics of Tooth.

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #6 on: 19 January, 2021, 09:20:28 AM »
Simon gets my vote; no hesitation whatsoever!  Bleurgh - like the decision between Brett and Dave Gibbons, this one's horrible.  I absolutely love Simon Coleby's work these days and he's one of my favourite artists; I didn't really take to his work early on but the evolution of his style from the big-guns-'n-muscles era is astonishing.  Simon Fraser gets my vote, though - just (seemingly) effortless, dynamic, fluid artwork, in amazing quantity over decades (Dante started back in 1997 which can't be right but is).

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #7 on: 19 January, 2021, 09:33:23 AM »
Fraser

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #8 on: 19 January, 2021, 10:19:40 AM »
Simon Fraser!

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #9 on: 19 January, 2021, 10:28:38 AM »
Coleby really is a story in two parts. His older 2000 AD work I can take or leave. I mean, it’s OK, but it doesn’t really click with me. His Rennie Rogues and especially Low Life were a turning point. His Jaegir is wonderful.

Fraser’s love of short legs is a bit odd and it took a while for his style to bed in as well (early Shimura is… not amazing), but, well, Nikolai Dante. And now Hershey as well.

I’m deadlocked on this one. Sorry.

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #10 on: 19 January, 2021, 11:19:51 AM »
This one is impossible. I would immediately snatch up anything drawn by either gent, in the knowledge I would be in safe hands- storytelling, architecture and vehicle design, characters who are striking and recognisable from one panel to the next, backgrounds, detail, space to breathe... it's all there and on point in both their work.

They are the very top of the modern 2000AD pile, along with Culbard, D'israeli, Elson and Harrison. I cant choose between them- but *in this instance* I will. And I choose Simon Fraser, for Dante and the design work on Hershey.

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #11 on: 19 January, 2021, 11:48:36 AM »
Fraser for me
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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #12 on: 19 January, 2021, 11:53:18 AM »
Simon Coleby

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #13 on: 19 January, 2021, 12:12:14 PM »
Simon Coleby.

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Re: Favourite CURRENT art droid Round 2 - Simon Coleby or Simon Fraser
« Reply #14 on: 19 January, 2021, 01:00:00 PM »
simon coleby