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Events / Re: Thought Bubble 2019
« on: 21 February, 2019, 10:56:46 PM »
Mick McMahon! Dave Gibbons! Excellent!

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 12 January, 2019, 12:14:15 PM »
Such sad news, if not wholly unexpected. A good age, in his early 90s wasn't he, but still...

I absolutely loved his work on Dredd. So many of the stories he illustrated are forever first in my mind when I think of Dredd. And nobody captured the bizarre and eccentric nature of MC1, and it's denizens like Ron.

I never got to meet him, alas. I missed his last signing appearance at FP back in 2013? I kicked myself not long after that, for not going. To have met him, and to have said thank you, would have been a memory to cherish.

A quiet and a unassuming chap - in regards to his talent, it would seem.

And for a period, not a Dredd artist that had gotten much in the way of the applause he so rightly deserved. Pleased in later years that many folks, on here and elsewhere, shared the love they felt for Ron and his work.

And very pleased, that via Facebook, his daughter and grand-daughter, came to learn of the very high regard we fans held him in.

So, to Ron Smith. The quiet genius, who's work remains a fundamental part of the bedrock of Dredd.

Thank you, and may you rest in piece, sir.

Film & TV / Re: Shane Black's The Predator
« on: 01 January, 2019, 06:08:16 PM »
The bulk of it is/was on Youtube. T'was shite.

That ending.  ::)

More laughable was the alternative endings. One featured Ripley coming back through time to battle the Predator. T'other one substituted Ripley for Newt.

Yes, really. 

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 01 January, 2019, 06:02:49 PM »
Dr Hook & the Medicine Show singer Ray Sawyer has died aged 81.

He was the one with the eye patch who wasn't Dennis Locorriere.

Great tunes though.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 01 January, 2019, 05:55:58 PM »

All I want for Xmas is a John Ridgeway page from The Dead Man. Thank you, Santa!

For those who want to know the price £353 from eBay

Very nice indeed. The Dead Man is a stone cold classic. Always good to see pages from this pop.

I used to own the previous episode's last page to this. Wish I'd kept it now, but it went to a good cause.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 01 January, 2019, 05:26:03 PM »
I really need to watch breaking glass - I love Hazel O'Connor. Until I watched that vid (followed by Will you) I'd forgotten about the movie, but what a couple of fantastic songs (though I do remember sneaking a look at one of my big brother's collection of bongo mags that featured her in its 'celebrity nudes' section - an old glamour shoot that had her posing on packing crates in some dusty attic *nostalgic sigh*)

Always had a soft spot for Breaking Glass - it's cheesy and overwrought in equal measure, but I loves it.

Hazel was touring the UK recently, and I caught her at the Engine Shed in Lincoln. Great night - A showing of the film, plus a Q&A afterwards and then she performed songs from the film, and elsewhere, for over an hour.

You certainly get yer moneys worth with Hazel.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 01 November, 2018, 05:28:20 PM »
Lovely pieces all Rich.
The Coleby droid really does produce some stunning work for Jaegir. A page by him is essential in any tooth art collection, I'd have thought. Thank Grud, for the 40th bash, eh?

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 01 October, 2018, 04:03:10 PM »
Such sad, sad news. We all have so much to be grateful to Carlos for - a true 2000ad/British comics legend.

And such a nice guy as well. I count myself as being very fortunate to have met him in person on two occasions, as well as receiving a commission from him. Bespoke art from the master - something I treasured then, and more so now.

RIP King Carlos, and thank you.

Events / Re: Thought Bubble 2018
« on: 21 September, 2018, 08:41:56 PM »
And I shall be there tomorrow as well. Which will be my 2nd Saturday running attending a Con. Next week, I'll be having a lie-in....

Have a grand time everyone!

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 17 September, 2018, 05:31:17 PM »
One from Brum ICE by forumite David Broughton.

Saw it. Just had to have it. 'Nuff said.

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 16 September, 2018, 04:02:22 PM »
From the modern master Dredd artist Chris Weston.

Arrived today..

By 'eck, now that is really something  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Events / Re: ICE BIRMINGHAM 2018 - Official Thread
« on: 16 September, 2018, 02:11:08 PM »
Well, that was a great day!

It was indeed. Brum ICE is a brilliant con, and long may it continue. So, a big thank you goes out to all the guys and gals involved in this

Great to meet up once again with my BFF (brummy friend forever) Mark aka Hippynumber1. Also grand to meet up with the good doctor, Eamon,  and Steve Green. Plus a few other House of Tharg followers that are not members on here (?) Got a good few sketches, a smattering of original art, and the day was rounded of with some beers and a curry.

Events / Re: ICE BIRMINGHAM 2018 - Official Thread
« on: 14 September, 2018, 09:49:05 AM »
Just on the train down to Brum now. Making a long weekend of it. Been out of the 2000ad loop for awhile, so looking forward to this. Have a great time all those attending. :-)

General / Re: Non 2000ad artwork that you own ....
« on: 23 August, 2018, 10:30:56 PM »
Lovely pieces, David!

General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 23 August, 2018, 10:13:02 PM »
Some sweet pages there, guys.  :thumbsup:

Grud, I've not bought owt original art-related in ages....  getting withdrawal symptoms now seeing this thread again....

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