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General / Re: THE Henry Flint?
« on: 17 May, 2021, 01:25:21 PM »
And Michael Coulthard is, if memory serves, actually Shaky Kane.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 12 May, 2021, 06:56:11 PM »
Oh, I've written more than my fair share of stinkers! But both of those were nearly 25 years ago, so I'd like to believe I *might* have improved a little since then...

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 12 May, 2021, 08:37:30 AM »
Wish I'd gotten to write my Fiends on a U-boat tale but Ian E & friends are doing wonderful work with the legacy of GFD & Carlos.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 11 May, 2021, 10:45:14 PM »
I don't own Armitage, so am not in a rush to write a novel featuring the character. But having co-created Armitage, it would be fun to write a strip for him. Plus it would be nice to show I can write comics, having improved my skills writing nearly 50 issues of The Phantom for Egmont Scandinavia!

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 11 May, 2021, 07:59:05 PM »
Would love to have a crack at writing an Armitage strip one day!

Prog / Re: Prog 2229 - Crunch Point!
« on: 24 April, 2021, 01:27:33 PM »
The late 1990s, I believe.

General / Re: Fleetway Files - The next step for Hibernia Comics
« on: 16 April, 2021, 07:53:44 AM »
Blakes 7 would be a bit out of my comfort Zone tbh, I would imagine two sets of rights would have to be navigated, those that own the strips and those that own the IP.
I have another four collections agreed with Rebellion, more info on those later in the year!

At last, news about The Worst of Bish=OP collection is emerging!
The Soul Sisters!
Dead Man Walking!
Together at last in one mighty volume!
I expected the press release back on the first of April, to be honest...

General / Re: Things you forgot: Nemesis by Shreikback
« on: 06 April, 2021, 01:28:53 PM »
Props to the comment on YouTube calling this the Goth Macarena!

General / Re: The Matt Smith years
« on: 24 March, 2021, 08:29:36 AM »
I said at the time that numbering system would end in tears!

True, but we gave Matt 16 years to figure out a solution!

General / Re: The Matt Smith years
« on: 24 March, 2021, 08:28:55 AM »
Jeez talk about your tough question. Just spend some time clicking through covers & content on Barney since I came onboard at 1900 but its hard to find a stretch when there's no duff strip (Skip Tracer I'm looking at you).
My early suggestion would be Prog 2000 chock full of classic droids and some new strips too. More to comeā€¦

My memory may be hazy, but I'm pretty sure prog 2000 was Andy's big achievement. (Andy wasn't editor for long, but it was around that moment in time)

The end of 1999 issue - the first Prog 2000 - was my big achievement, thank you very much PJ, ably assisted by Andy! More than two years of work convincing Egmont management to let us do it, including 48-page fortnightly issues like Prog 1111 to demonstrate sales wouldn't suffer. [They didn't. In fact Prog 2000 was the best selling issue for several years, iirc.]

General / Re: Surprising 2000ad facts
« on: 23 March, 2021, 08:49:33 AM »
Which person edited the fewest number of progs?

Bumping this up because Robbie's debut novel Edge of the Grave is published today by Pan Macmillan and his launch event is tonight! I'll be interrogating him from 7.30pm online. You can still get the link for the event tonight - just email weethreeindies@gmail.com and ask for the details.

News / Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« on: 28 February, 2021, 10:19:38 PM »
But all credit for the greatness of Dante goes to Robbie, Simon and later John Burns.

News / Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« on: 28 February, 2021, 10:19:07 PM »
Listened to episode #1 and really enjoyed the easy banter. Love: space egg, chess horses. Also fascinating to hear how little feedback the creators were getting from editorial - sounds a little "The Man From Del Monte ... He Commission Another Series".

When creators are doing great work, the best thing an editor can do is shut up and get them paid on time. #YMMV

Sorry to derail the thread but: Did you commission Dante, or was it just pitched to you?
Inquiring minds, etc... ;)

John Tomlnson got Robbie & Simon started on Dante, but it was still being developed when I became Tharg [18 Dec 1995]. IIRC I was the one who suggested the story start before the Tsar Wars, to give the creators time to flesh out the supporting cast and make readers care...

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