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Off Topic / At last, the fruits of my secret project are revealed.
« on: 05 March, 2011, 10:43:56 AM »

The question is, do you want more?

Creative Common / The pulp indie comic; does it exist?
« on: 18 January, 2011, 03:12:47 AM »
I love a bit of pulp fiction (not talking about the film, mind). Smoky bars, corruptible heroes, and dangerous dames. We've got plenty of sci-fi and horror in the small press ranks, but what about good old noirish pulp?

A secondary question to this is, if there isn't a comic anthology about this genre, who would be interested in making one?

Creative Common / Letterers, heed my call!
« on: 06 October, 2010, 05:57:46 PM »
Me and spaceghost have been working on a small comic; but we need a letterer, obviously.

Non-paid jobbie, but good experience! Honest!

Here is a quick teaser, PM me if you're interested in the gig.

Film & TV / Theory
« on: 25 September, 2010, 02:39:40 AM »
Is Demolition Man a weird twisted image of the Judge Dredd film?

Roll up, roll up ladies and gentlemen...

Now, I'm sure some of you noticed that I was searching for an artist to bring a little pet project to life to share with all you lovely people, a gesture of goodwill for putting up with me for so long.

Long story short, I contacted our very own Ryan Thomason and spaceghost because they showed interest and I eventually pitched my idea to the both of them. Surprisingly, they both accepted, which left me with a dilemma.

Two artists, but one idea.

Of course, if this little series ran on, multiple artists would be required to keep the workload spread out and to cover for someone if they're busy, but I'm not willing to assume that before I've even revealed what I'm going to do.

Anyway, I've decided to take some fantastic sketches our lads have provided me with and show them off to you lot to see which you all prefer.

Please note, this is not a popularity contest or 'who has the better art', because a.) we're beyond that popularity rubbish, and b.) art is subjective anyway, and both of our potential candidates have provided lovely examples of their talent.

So, which do you think fits the look of a dark satire on brutal and violent Garth Ennis style comics?

Style A - Ryan Thomason's heavily stylised grim storybook artwork.

Style B - spaceghost's 'Mad Max' inspired designs.

Creative Common / Artist wanted to fulfil the needs of a mentalist
« on: 26 February, 2010, 12:55:38 AM »
Now, I'm sure most of you know I like to sling my writing services about like some literary mercenary, but this time I'm asking for some assistance.

I have an idea. An idea I'd like to see as a comic. Not published of course, just something to put up here for people to enjoy. So, no payment, minimal glory, but you'll gain the satisfaction of knowing you've made an idiot in the Midlands a happy man.

Now, as for the actual idea. I'm going to be intentionally vague here for the purpose of keeping the punchline of this semi gag comic under wraps, but I'll provide more details in a private message if you're interested.

The basic idea is simple, I'm taking an almost parodical (not a real word, so sue me) take on the overly vulgar, violent, and sweary comics a certain Mr. Garth Ennis has been known to do. Consider it a loving tribute if anything, I wouldn't dare take jabs at the man who brought us Preacher and his fantastic Punisher MAX run.

So yes. That is what I'm proposing. Any takers?

Creative Common / One man's quest to get published.
« on: 22 November, 2009, 10:24:23 AM »
For around a year now I've been intrigued by the notion of writing comics. While writing itself is not my trade, I find it seeps into my regular work in multiple ways, so, being the jack of all trades that I am, I decided to take a crack at writing a comic. A Future Shock to be exact.

Usually, my writing was corralled into the stiff and rigid conforms of analytical writing, and occasionally prose and screenplays. Learning how to write a comic was an odd experience, but a task I adapted to quickly. Much like many of my other works however, I got halfway and decided it was the most puerile trash I'd ever written. Disheartened but not beaten, I tried again to varied success.

For months I have honed and refined this script, and now I finally have something I would be proud to call 'finished'. A tale of irony, loss, and woe. I have envelopes, I have a printed script and synopsis, I even have stamps, but I lack one thing. I haven't got the courage to post it. Do I fear rejection? Or maybe the long waiting period to hear of this rejection? Perhaps. I may even be afraid of it not being good enough for my own standards.

Alas, with an unsure heart and a steady hand, I shall post the script in the following week. Wish me luck gentlemen, for I need it more than I ever have done in my life.

General / The Official 'What The Blazes Are We Going To Do?' Thread.
« on: 02 November, 2009, 12:36:59 AM »
Pertaining to the 2000AD Board Advent Calendar thread of course.

While the previous thread will eventually get cluttered with people putting their names on the list and the inevitable status updates of the whole project, I thought we could have a shiny new thread to mull over our creative options in a nice and organised way.

What I intend to do for my bit is this;

A nice little story/poem (regardless of which you define it as, there shall still be rhyming couplets within it) in the style of Clement Clarke Moore's 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' about Mega-City 1's favourite, or rather, most effective lawman, Judge Dredd.

The tentative title for the moment is 'The Creep Who Stole Christmas', so I think you can all assume what goes on within it. Rest assured, by the end of it, Dredd will have learned the true meaning of Christmas, or some soppy fluff like that anyway.

Now, there are three ways I can go with this I can either:

A.) Write it up, leave it as is and keep it as a prose piece.
B.) Team up with an arty person to turn it into a comic of sorts.
C.) Team up with an arty person, find somebody willing to narrate the tale (I could do it myself if it came down to it, but my voice lacks the sage-like qualities usually heard with readings of traditional Christmas tales), and turn the whole thing into a short film of sorts. 

But I digress, anybody else have plans bubbling away in their heads?

Books & Comics / All-Star Goddamn Batman & Robin
« on: 29 October, 2009, 05:33:27 PM »
Seeing how we have an All-Star Superman thread, I thought we should have one for Batman as well.

So, has Frank Miller gone out of his whore-obsessed mind? Or is he doing a clever deconstruction of his earlier works and the wave of overbearingly dark comics (AKA, the 90's) he and Alan Moore accidentally unleashed upon us?

Personally, I think it's a little bit of both.

Suggestions / So why haven't we got an animated 2000AD webseries?
« on: 28 October, 2009, 10:52:31 AM »
It's all the rage these days apparently, can't turn a corner on these here interwebs without seeing an 'animated this' or 'animated that'.

Marvel have been fiddling around with the 'animated comic' thing for awhile now, even games and movies occasionally get little prequels in a similar format, so I'm thinking 'Why have we not got something like this for 2000AD?'.

Or, do we and we just don't know it yet?

General / Oddest person you've seen buying 2000AD?
« on: 27 October, 2009, 07:26:29 PM »
Around a month ago, while hanging around Forbidden Planet like the time wasting lout I am, I saw a Police officer walk in and make his way over to a stack of trade paperbacks. Being a bit of a nosey parker, I watched him from afar only to see him pick up Judge Dredd: Complete Case Files (I forget which volume), pay for it, and then leave.

Now, my first thought was of mild delight. It was rather nice to see a real lawman being a fan of a fictional one, but then I paused for a moment, and made a small 'ooo-err' sound as I pondered the possibility of this guy having a similar approach to criminality as Dredd. Such an approach being 'no tolerance on any crimes ever, creep!'.

Anyway, have you ever seen anybody buying 2000AD, or anything AD related, that looks like it wouldn't normally be their cup of tea?

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