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Messages - Colin YNWA

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Just a quickie tonight my dears.

As I've commented before NuYNWA and Selfabsorbed YNWA are colliding and so its hard to distinguish one from the other... normally. But its ressuring that Selfabsorbed YNWA is still capable of being a numb nut... or is that the Selfabsorb YNWA when now Selfabsorbed YNWA was NuYNWA was starting this re-read and thus awash with the type of Dredds 'Get Jerry Sing' is and so didn't appreciate it as much as current NuYNWA whose Selfabsorbed YNWA hasn't had this type of Dredd for a while now too... I think...shit I need to stop with this stuff!

Basically 'Get Jerry Sing' in Prog 2023 is an old school work of genius by the masters Wagner and Ezquerra. It really sings out as different and fresh by being so old and vital. Like a one off Dredd from the 300s but revitalised and modern. Its a simple story of a man scrawling a slogan, that slogan inspiring a fade and a murder... but it was all legal so he got away with it... except this is Mega City One so of course he didn't.

Its short, deceptively smart and oh so much fun. Just a brilliant piece of craft.

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Amazingly it could all come down to this. Judging by voting so far in tie 31 we might have the teams neck and neck coming into this last vote. I wasn't expecting it to be this close and this exciting and you have to wonder what each team has left battling tooth and nail for 31 tie, welll....

... two big, BIG artists it would seem have been kept for this final tie, as seems very fitting. We have Mr Covers himself… well of course he’s not called Mr Covers but his work has graced more covers than any other 2000ad artist and he still manages to find astonishing ways to show off Dredd and the rest of 2000ad’s worlds. Then you have Arthur Ranson. The only artist who is so good he makes it look like he’s photo-referencing gorilla’s gunning down Judges and pirates on space bicycles. For one final time…

Time for you to decide your favourite as the droids square up to the tee…

Cliff Robinson - more info

OR

Arthur Ranson more info

Remember for this tourney you have 5 votes to distribute as you please between these two artists, whole numbers only. So you can vote 5 - 0; 4 - 1; or 3 - 2; either way depending on how much more you like one artist's work over the other.

If you can’t be doing with that just name your favourite - remember bold tags, or other ways of highlighting always appreciated - and I’ll give them 3 votes and nowt to the other droid.

Three day votes, so this one ends morning of Friday 18th June - WHEN THARG’S RYDER CUP WILL BE PRESENTED!!!!!

Remember we only consider work for Tharg in these Tourneys

What the heck is all this about - well we have a thread for that

How does this new voting work? Look here and why again?

I don’t understand how this works, what are the rules of the Ryder Cup - yep got ya covered there too

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up. Most importantly, have fun!


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Suggestions / Re: Could we have a 2000AD 45th Anniversary bash?
« on: 15 June, 2021, 06:10:09 AM »
I had a fantastic time at the 40th - in part due to many of the fine folks here - and would love to see another such event. You get the impression it was a lot of effort for not much (if any return) but if there was any possibility I'd be right up for it.

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Books & Comics / Re: Cinebooks
« on: 14 June, 2021, 08:49:10 PM »
Read all 8 albums of Orbital over the last few evening and they are excellent. It feels a little compressed at the end and there are many mysteries that remain and strong hints that the downbeat ending may not be all there is, though I think this is an planned ending.

Overall the art and design are stunning. The plot roams across worlds and themes. It has interesting develop from a down and dirty settler western in the first two volumes. To exploration of human isolationist attitudes (hhhmmm that's hitting home!) and developing consequences in 3 + 4 to interstella civil war in 5 + 6 until the final 2 are more metaphysical exploration of worlds, curious like a down to earth(ish) Incal.

So yeah it flys all over the place at quite some speed. The book at its heart remains the odd couple buddy story that keeps it all feeling coherant.

Wonderful stuff and another recommendation.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2236 - A view to a kill!
« on: 14 June, 2021, 08:35:09 PM »
WHOOPS - Richard beat me to it as I typed. Can a kindly mod merge please.

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Prog / Prog 2236 - A view to a kill!
« on: 14 June, 2021, 08:34:31 PM »
Where oh where is that Proudhuff review? Baggin' the Prog thread so late on a Monday evening - what is the world coming too?

Anyway who cares as its a good Prog, under a lovely Dylan Teague cover.

Colin MacNeil's art on Dredd finds new ways to get better somehow. Its simply stunning. The story is an intriguing opening by Wagner as an assassin apparently makes mistakes.

Mechastopheles has a decent episode with a story that allows Boo Cook to shine.

Department K continues to entertain why moving in unexpected direction, again. Last week we had an apparent invasion, this week an Eternal (well Locust) is dead as the Kirby vibe continues.

Chimpsky's Law is the star of the show, amusing, exciting and also moving in interestin directions. This story is such fun.

Feral and Foe has a bombastic ending, all action finale that wraps things up a little generically for the work that has gone before. Its good an' all but we've come to expect more. Still the good news is there seems to be more to come as the Nerve Centre calls it the 'current series' implying there more to come, which is great, well as long as the creative duo visit Kingdom on their way to the next run out.

Maybe not up to the stella levels of last week, but no complaints.

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Well into the last two ties and as the cliche goes all to play for Current Team could seal it here with a victory OR Classic Team could take it to the final tie to decide the winner. The slimmest of leads seem to make Current Team favourites, but its about whose left as we've seen both teams comfortably win 2 or more ties on the bounce, edge of the seat stuff.

So into these final two ties what can the teams still have in the locker. They’ve been trading punches over 30 ties so far. Surely they have nothing left to give… Well hell would you look at that. Classic Team only have Steve chuffin’ Dillon! He only made the second round of the original Classic tourney but he did draw Carlos there so, ya know. Current Team aren’t doing too bad either. David Roach might have gone out in Round 1 of the Current Tourney - but some on Dave Roach. Not bad. Suspect this will be a toughy BUT these are vital round so…

Time for you to decide your favourite as the droids square up to the tee…

David Roach - more info

OR

Steve Dillon - more info

Remember for this tourney you have 5 votes to distribute as you please between these two artists, whole numbers only. So you can vote 5 - 0; 4 - 1; or 3 - 2; either way depending on how much more you like one artist's work over the other.

If you can’t be doing with that just name your favourite - remember bold tags, or other ways of highlighting always appreciated - and I’ll give them 3 votes and nowt to the other droid.

Three day votes, so this one ends morning of Thursday 17th June

Remember we only consider work for Tharg in these Tourneys

What the heck is all this about - well we have a thread for that

How does this new voting work? Look here and why again?

I don’t understand how this works, what are the rules of the Ryder Cup - yep got ya covered there too

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up. Most importantly have fun!

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VOTING CLOSED

Well this one was steady moving in one direction but late votes for the great Edmund Bagwell closed the gap considerably, however not enough and the final vote went to the equally great INJ Culbard. Such incredible talent in this tie.

Over all, well three wins on the bounce have tipped the very delicate balance back in favour of Current Team with only 2 votes to go. It really couldn't be closer

Current Team 15.5 : Classic Team 14.5

Current Team 1349 : Classic Team 1360

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Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 13 June, 2021, 09:22:45 PM »
Colin, the revelations about Cas Anvar (Alex) are beyond depressing.  My eldest daughter wants to a career in theatre production.  Knowing how common some of the behaviours alleged are does not fill me with confidence for her safety.

Yeah and then you hear how sexual harrassment is so normalised in schools these days as well.

In the context of of this show its particularly depressing... well no its infuriating wherever and when makes no difference. It has a different level as one thing this show does very well is be effortless diverse. Showing that there should be no rythm or reason to expect anything else.

Good luck to your daughter I hope she enters a time where the calling out of this crap puts and end to it...

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 13 June, 2021, 09:05:51 PM »
Yep, just watched Sgt Bilko

As a wise man once said, this is a cruelly maligned, criminally under-rated, comedy master-piece.

Really.

It's a likeable, family friendly comedy, with great performances and a lot of fun gags. With very early appearances by Chris Rock and Bryan Cranston. I've seen it at least a dozen times and have never understood why it gets such bad press.

What I want to know is does Phil Silver's Sgt Bilko still stand up. Not seen that in years but used to love it back in the day.

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General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 13 June, 2021, 09:04:25 PM »
3 (plus 4) is the magic number.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 13 June, 2021, 10:27:19 AM »
There's a Trouble with Trebbles gag in there somewhere but I'm too lazy to find it!

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Super quiet this one, but then the boards been quiet this month. Even so the show must go on and I'll be closing this one down  in the morning and count up and announce the result. This one is vital too as it will determine which team will go into the final week and last two ties with a lead!

Shame then that its such a tight one. I'm utterly stumped but can't do the 2 : 2 score used a couple of times. I've said down thread how much I admire both of these. In the end end though it comes down to the slimest margins and the simple fact that I enjoy the 'simpler' style more generally and what both artist do INJ seems to do with fewer lines. On that, tiniest of margins I go:

INJ Culbard 3 : Edmund Bagwell 2

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VOTING CLOSED

Well controversial rulings aside this one has been quite straightforward. Sean Phillips was just getting going when he was a presense in the Prog. Even so he prooduced some stunning work. Simon Davis however has grown and blossomed in front of us, though to be fair he started pretty damned good and he stormed this one.

Overall it ties things up and in doing so confirms that we will be going into the final week with this as an open competition. Bloomin' heck this is getting exciting and is MUCH closer than I ever imagined it would be!

Current Team 14.5 : Classic Team 14.5

Current Team 1309 : Classic Team 1330

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Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 12 June, 2021, 10:51:16 PM »
And I've just discovered why Alex is written out so quickly. Christ that's depressing!

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