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General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 14 May, 2021, 09:01:03 PM »

Farewell Dave, it was a pleasure working with you.

(Original art available to highest bit to mental health charity).

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« on: 05 March, 2020, 04:30:52 PM »
A little off-topic from the current TV series but Big Finish has been running an annual Doctor Who writing competition for the last few years with the winner's entry being released as one of their Short Trips stories. I actually had a story idea in mind I've never seen done and submitted the synopsis, then for kicks wrote the whole 5,000 words and posted it on fanfiction.net, where it's had a decent number of reads though no reviews of comments as yet. I'm keen for any feedback before I submit this years' offering so if any Who fan thinks they might enjoy a 20-minute read with feedback of an 8th Doctor and Ace story, it can be found via this link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13380830/1/The-Undying-Fire

Creative Common / Re: What Are The The Prices For Lettering?
« on: 13 December, 2018, 03:38:25 PM »
Jim, my apologies about my earlier post, I didn't take the time to appreciate that proper letterers are available to take on this task or the subtleties involved as was answering as if it were just a tip for small press types. Egg all over my face.

Creative Common / Re: What Are The The Prices For Lettering?
« on: 12 December, 2018, 01:33:03 PM »
I use Manga Studio (AKA Clip Studio Paint) for both art and lettering, which is a lot cheaper than Illustrator (£38.94 when I bought it). Bubbles seem slightly more elliptical than I see in 2000ad but I'm sure you can probably import your own. Free font is Back Issues. Would be happy to letter for someone else.


Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 22 November, 2018, 05:01:02 PM »
Just reminding everyone that nostalgia is definitely rose-tinted.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 05 November, 2018, 01:29:02 AM »
Haven't watched this week's yet but how much teleporting can we take? It reminds me of the recent Star Trek sequel where villains were able to teleport themselves between planets, thereby eliminating those pesky 'spaceship' and 'trekking' elements.

1. Villain is teleported away. Doctor teleports them all into space.
2. Villain is a hologram who appears and disappears (with his tent!). He teleports the pilots off the planet in the end.
3. Ryan teleports villain into the past.
5. People teleported home, apparently.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 24 October, 2018, 03:33:52 PM »
Yeah I think The Doctor has already been too complicit in the problems he's been trying to solve relatively recently; if it's possible to unravel the Matt Smith storyline I'm pretty sure the Universe would be safer without him or the Tardis. Also, it would make it essentially Back to the Future, which no everyone is a big fan of (there, I've said it).

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 23 October, 2018, 07:55:15 AM »
Much as I've admired Steven Moffatt's writing, going back to Press Gang, I always suspected that most young viewers were tuning out the convoluted twisty stuff to get to the monsters, while the classic series was usually too drawn out and boring, essentially made for the fans with the meaning conveyed in overly fast monologue. RTD also set in motion the tradition of everything becoming increasingly epic and increasingly meaningless

I'm really appreciating the new (old) style to the show, made like regular drama, the subdued music, the anonymity of The Doctor and de-emphasising of the stock companion role.

What the show needs though is not necessarily many more twists (though one per show would be nice) but some sense of moral dilemma. Educational as it was, it was obvious that this week we were going to learn that racism is bad, though we missed an opportunity to explore what might create or normalise racism, perhaps with a villain who was sympathetic, who thought they were being morally kind in some way, or underwent a journey. The series villains have been unimpressive and thin gruel so far. Hopefully more ambitious writers will be work well, 'reigned in' under the new regime.

Also, I have to disagree with everyone about Bradley Walsh; he really doesn't seem to be a very good, or interesting actor to watch.

General / Re: The 2000AD Advent Calendar 2017!
« on: 24 December, 2017, 09:51:47 AM »
Apologies for the festive broken Photobucket link. This one may work better:

General / Re: The 2000AD Advent Calendar 2017!
« on: 24 December, 2017, 01:31:55 AM »

Re: The Frank Miller Dredd image... I always hoped I might get to draw a Dredd piece in which I could have a row of shops in the background complete with one with a hanging sign in the shape of a giant boot.

The sign would read: 'Frank Miller's Cobblers'.

If anyone has that opportunity, please feel free!

Film & TV / Re: Red Dwarf XII
« on: 13 October, 2017, 10:29:44 PM »
Would have preferred it if they had said:

"Why haven't they reconstructed Hitler?"
"Too soon."

This might work better:

« on: 03 October, 2017, 03:01:06 PM »
Thanks for your votes; I'm glad the idea worked for people, as I mentioned in the original post it's based on a Future Shock story I once submitted. It was still early in my writing days and Tharg didn't take to it, however I think the idea of it as a cheeky 2000AD in-joke is still good, so if anyone wants to have a go at scripting it, feel free to send me your version of a synopsis and perhaps we could submit it as words and art together.

I was too late with this for the Sláine month; drawing from Fabry's version was a nightmare, though I quite like it now, I should perhaps have kept it more Kirby-style:

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