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Events / Geekedfest Newport August 5th-6th
« on: 19 July, 2017, 10:40:11 AM »
Relatively new convention in Newport, South Wales (my home town), which this year has 2000ad's very own John Wagner and Dylan Teague as guests with possibly more to follow? Oh yes and blatant plug I will be there as well selling my wares in what will be my 1st ever convention!! (Not nervous honest!)

PS Any convention selling hints and tips greatly appreciated!!

Creative Common / Building my own art desk
« on: 04 August, 2016, 03:21:11 PM »
Hivemind help needed. As part of a major build going on in my house (double story extension) I wil be acquiring a small area that I can set up as a permanent home for my art. As part of this I want to make my own art desk with adjustable height such as shown below.

I have been looking at numerous options for how to achieve this adjustment, with the most practical appearing to be the same as shown above which is an adjustable ratchet support (for drafting tables.

This is where my problem arises, in that I can find numerous US retailers flogging these for reasonable costs, yet cannot even find 1 UK seller for this item? I though then that perhaps this may go under a different name so have tried lots of possibilities but to no avail.
Anyone who can identify a cheap UK retailer of such an item will be forever in my debt!

Books & Comics / Comics for a 10 year old girl??
« on: 24 July, 2016, 06:44:55 AM »
Hivemind please can you give me any recommendations of some good comics for my daughter to read (digital preferred). Going away soon so want to pile her Ipad up with lots of reading material. She already has a load of 'my little pony' thanks to a previous humble bundle, but she has now read most of that. Have heard a lot about Lumberjanes, but not sure if may be slightly to old for her??
I have googled but lots of wildly different results coming up so wondered if anyone had any personal recommendations?
Thanks all for any help!

News / Todd Mcfarlane Draws Dredd
« on: 24 June, 2016, 11:07:41 PM »
Not sure where I should post this bit of any of you follow Todd Mcfarlane on facebook but he had just done a live stream drawing Dredd in tribute to the Brexit result. Starts of looking crap bit and you can tell he does not know the character well but by the end it is a strong Dredd. He also says he will post a tighter refined image up soon. Hmm if only we could get him for 1 prog. Come in Tharg sort it out!!

Events / Cardiff Independant Comic Expo (CICE) 25th June
« on: 25 April, 2016, 10:27:26 AM »
Just a heads up on this years Cardiff Independent Comic Expo taking place on 25th June at the Masonic Hall Cardiff. There is a heavy 2000ad droid contingent attending, including the mighty John Higgins (guest list below). Just wanted to make people aware as this is one of the smaller cons that sometimes gets overlooked.
Website with more info here:
I shall definitely be going, hopefully see some of you there!

Guest of Honour:

Special Guests (more may be added!):
Al Ewing
Dylan Teague
Jon Davis-Hunt
Mike Collins
Patrick Goddard
Sally-Jane Hurst

Creative Common / How to Draw Comics The Marvel Way
« on: 04 January, 2016, 07:23:31 AM »
Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but this may interest some of you arty types (it does me!). Hachette (those of Judge Dredd Mega Collection fame) release a new multi-parter on Wednesday. This si s step by step guide to drawing comics the Marvel way. 1st issue 99p including pencil, fineliner pen, steel rule, and putty eraser. Regular price is 4.99. I may pick up a few and see what it is like!

Creative Common / Inktober
« on: 02 October, 2015, 07:15:21 AM »
Morning All,
A day late I know, but are any of you aware of Inktober. I am trying it myself this year, but the aim is to submit a sketch a day to social media for the entire of the month.
Only bought it to your attention as a number of driods e,g. PJ Holden, Pete Doherty & John McCrea are participating. Plus our very own Neil McClements. All I can say is that PJ did a cracking Dredd for yesterday.
I am attempting a 2000AD theme for the month so any suggestions are welcome!
Here is yesterdays effort of mine a slightly cross Hammerstein!

News / Dredd Underbelly Print - Zavvi
« on: 08 July, 2015, 06:22:45 AM »
Not sure if this is of interest to anyone  ;), but Zavvi are currently selling the exclusive Trevor Hairsine Underbelly print from their Steelbook separately for £9.99. 18 x 12cm and limited to 40 prints.
Damn I wish payday was closer.  :(

News / New Bad Company
« on: 09 March, 2015, 12:32:24 PM »
Just got twattered on twitter that Peter Milligan  is returning to 2000AD with a new Bad Company story that will be a tribute to Brett Ewins with pencils by Rufus Dayglo and inks by Jim McCarthy. Due to hit shelves in prog 1950. Excuses if any minor errors in above as it is mostly from memory as I have lost the original tweet!

Events / GeekedFest (Newport Comic-Con) August 8th-9th
« on: 19 January, 2015, 04:11:43 PM »
Via the Cardiff Comic-Con Facebook page I have been made aware of the above.
A brand new event which appears to be covering comics, film and all things geek according to the flyer. As far as I can find out the venue is Newport Leisure Centre, but tickets costs, guests and exhibitors are as yet unknown. Will be nice to see who is going and hopefully it will be a tidy line-up. Nice to have a new event on my doorstep (literally!) fingers crossed it will be a good one.
I will update this thread when more info is available if anyone is interested??

General / Awesome Dredd Pic by Ryan Brown
« on: 31 October, 2014, 09:51:58 AM »
Was not sure where to post this but Ryan Brown colourist to the stars and 2000AD alumni has just posted an amazing pic of Dredd on Facebook and Deviant Art. Not sure how to embed (Don't worry, I am! Rich), but links here:

Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/ryan.brown.9674?fref=nf

Deviant Art here http://ryanbrown-colour.deviantart.com/art/judge-dredd-491712098

Events / Cardiff Film & Comic-Con November 8th - 9th
« on: 17 October, 2014, 12:46:10 PM »
Was going to give this a miss due to its film-centric leanings (Looking at you Showmasters) until I noticed that the guest list has just been updated to include 2000AD favourite 'The Biz'.
On top of Dylan Teague, Ben Oliver and David Lloyd (and his Aces Weekly roadshow) means I will definitely have to give this a look.
Lets hope a few more 2000AD names now jump on in the next few weeks!
Anyone else going to be going to this??

General / Signed Copy of Dredd: Uprise from FP for bargain price
« on: 24 September, 2014, 07:16:24 AM »
Not sure if this is correct place for this, so mods please move if necessary, but just seen the above on Hotukdeals. FP currently selling signed copy of Dredd: Uprise issue 1 for £2.65.

Hotukdeals link here http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/2000ad-judge-dredd-uprise-1-first-print-signed-artists-paul-davidson-ben-willsher-2007455

FP link here https://forbiddenplanet.com/125989-dredd-uprise-1/?affid=hotukdeals

Also Diamond;'s exclusive cover, also signed here https://forbiddenplanet.com/126184-dredd-uprise-1-diamond-uk-exclusive-bw-edition/

Nice to see in HUKD comments that this has spurred some posters to re-subscribe to 2000ad!  :D

Film & TV / The Strain
« on: 15 July, 2014, 06:14:57 AM »
New series just started on Fox in the US based on Guillermo Del Toro's Novels of the same name. Watched feature length episode 1 last night (also directed by Del Toro) and enjoyed. Basically a slightly different take on the Vampire story with enough gore and mystery to keep me intrigued for episode 2. Plus some good effects throughout considering it is TV fodder. Not ground breaking but another interesting addition to the rapidly growing TV horror genre.  :)

Off Topic / Give me all your money!! (It is for charity!)
« on: 07 June, 2014, 11:54:11 AM »
Hi Guys (and Gals!) 2 weeks today I shall be embarking on a 40 mile bike ride here in sunny South Wales to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. This is an event being organised by the company I work for, and we are aiming to raise £20k plus.
I have set myself a personal target of raising £300 and am already at £70! :D
I have cleared it with Mr Clements and he is fine with me promoting my Just Giving page here so that if any of you fine upstanding forumites would like to also donate to this worthwhile cause then you can.
Donations can be made at http://www.justgiving.com/Alex-Mines and I am extremely grateful for anything that anyone can give!
Many thanks and apologies for the grovelling and begging!! :-[

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