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News / Re: 2000AD podcast
« on: 02 May, 2009, 06:25:34 PM »
Finally got around to listening to this and have to say it made the first two hours of the painting a had to do today all the more bearable (who ever invented Gloss paint and its incredible ability to get everywhere regardless of how careful you are needs shooting!). Great show.

The most interesting aspect for me was the fact that both reviews were coming to the new Progs either entirely cold or as a relatively new returns and I'm looking forward to hearing how their appreciate of current thrills changes as thye get increasing familar with the current stories and characters.

Mind how on Earth could you have read a story featuring cowboys fighting dinosaurs at the age of 6 and not have it indelibly etched onto you're memory. Like spots of gloss paint on your carpet GRRRRrrrrrrrr...

General / Re: The Meltdown Man
« on: 02 May, 2009, 06:18:05 PM »
I know Bellardinelli is a popular artist but for me he only really works on Ace Trucker. I've always found this figure (as in the human figure) work very stiff. Meltdown Man also highlights another problem I have with his work (alongside Slaine and Blackhawk) and thats the fact that for whatever reason even when he draws a hero as muscular that doesn't translate into a real sense of strenght they always look a bit puny.

Ace Trucking however really plays to his strenghts which is the frankly wonderful imagination he had and the depiction of truely Alien looking creatures and environments.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills
« on: 01 May, 2009, 09:48:04 AM »
"Strontium Dog: The Mork Whisperer by John Wagner/Carlos Ezquerra starts Summer 2009
Nikolai Dante: Hero of the Revolution by Robbie Morrison/John Burns - starts Summer 2009
Cradlegrave by John Smith/Edmund Bagwell - starts May 2009
The Grevious Journey of Ichabod Azrael (And the Dead Left in His Wake) by Rob Williams/Artist TBC - starts TBC
Necrophim: Hell's Prodigal by Tony Lee/Lee Carter - starts 2009
Defoe Book III: Queen of the Zombies by Pat Mills/Leigh Gallagher - starts 2009
Savage Book V: 1984 by Pat Mills/Patrick Goddard - starts prog 1632
Zombo by Al Ewing/Henry Flint - starts May 2009
ABC Warriors: The Volgan War Book IV by Pat Mills/Clint Langley - starts TBC
Kingdom Book 3: Call of the Wild by Dan Abnett/Richard Elson - starts TBC
Shakara Book 4: Destroyer by Robbie Morrison/Henry Flint - starts TBC"

With the apparent addition of Slaine (and hasn't a new Red Seas been annouced as well) to this list there is A LOT of good stuff coming up. Almost too much! I say that cos unless Necrophim is short (and it is mentioned as a prologue) it has to be the current Dante story that makes way for Slaine in a couple of Progs time which would be a pity as I was hoping that this would be a bit of a long one.

Add to all this a Dredd story that has been bubbling away magnificently for a long time the current and future line up for 2000ad for me is just so exciting. The comics really is in its prime again?

News / Re: Thrillpowered Thursday
« on: 30 April, 2009, 06:39:53 PM »
And a great read it is too. Visit it regularly and there are other bits on Grant's pages that are worth checking out too.

Off Topic / Re: back in my day we had PROPER festivals...
« on: 30 April, 2009, 06:22:16 PM »
Arh Glastonbury. Went to them all between 1995 and 2005, which came to 9 in total I think. Then decided I needed a break. Going to miss it this year as I've STILL never seen Neil Young and it'd be good to see Blur again (and I have a massive soft spot for Springstein).

All that said All Tomorrow's Parties is the festival for me these days. Based on a Holiday Camp it has all the fun of an Indie than thou music festival with proper beds and a swimming pool and fun slides OH the JOY. Alas due to impending fatherhood I'm not going to make it to any this year (they have 3 a year typically) ans the May events (2 of them) have sold out (I was a cats whisker away from going to the one curatored by the Breeders) and have just today accepted it's probably not a good idea to commit to the X-Mas one even though the line-up is already sooooo exciting


and my wife had even given me a pass out. I used to be so much more impulsive and fun!

Don't suppose you're aware of whether he plans to sell any more Blueberry stuff?

General / Re: Describe a 2000AD artist in one word
« on: 30 April, 2009, 05:50:56 PM »
Chris Weston = Contorted

Colin Wilson = Rugged

General / Re: Rian Hughes Interview at MyFonts.com
« on: 30 April, 2009, 05:48:45 PM »
More importantly

"Bubbling underneath, a return to drawing comics: a collaboration with old mucker Grant Morrison, another with American Virgin Steve Seagle, and a book for Fluide Glacial that will probably be a collection of pin-up images. "


Come on 2000ad get this fella drawing on the Galaxies Greatest again. Please, please, please.

General / Re: Short 2000 AD questionnaire - opinions wanted!
« on: 30 April, 2009, 05:42:50 PM »
Well just went to have a quick play on the Aubit Bureau of Circulation's website to see if this provided me with an answer to my age old question of whats 2000ad circulation. While my failure to succeed might be down to my own incompetence it might also be down to the fact that the site still has 2000ad being published by Ergmont/Fleetway and the data I found was for 2000/2001.

Is this just me or is this site hard to use?

General / Re: Show your support for tooth!
« on: 28 April, 2009, 02:31:56 PM »
I come with my tail between my legs.

Having relooked at the blog entry he does say that the original post had a deliberate North American (and I think it only put the North in so that in so they could include Cerebus!) focus he does ask for that not to be considered when adding comments. So I did.

Ignatzmonster since I very rarely manage to read through my own posts well enough to spot the error heavens knows what I was thinking trying to find error in someone elses! Sorry!

Off Topic / Re: Swine Flu: Worried or not?
« on: 28 April, 2009, 11:29:20 AM »
I want to make a really funny comment tieing together the quick passing of the avian flu fears and this new swine flu (very possibly) media driven panic, by using the saying 'when pigs fly' but haven't the time or the wit to do it at the moment. So I'd really appreciate if people could do that for themselves and make believe that I'm a sharper man than I am...

Books & Comics / Re: Want to buy a Watchman original page of art?
« on: 28 April, 2009, 07:41:08 AM »
Quote from: "TordelBack"
Every time I see one of these insane sums for a page, I think of poor Gibbons selling the whole lot to a (perfectly honest) dealer at the time for a modest but reasonable sum, which is probably less than the value of a single page now.

At least he's done pretty well out of it in other ways!

General / Re: Show your support for tooth!
« on: 28 April, 2009, 07:36:02 AM »
To be fair to them they do say they're going to stick to North American comics so they have a get out.

General / Re: Describe a 2000AD artist in one word
« on: 27 April, 2009, 02:16:12 PM »
Quote from: "brendan1"
Kevin O'Neill - pointy

ok then Alan Davis - Smooth

General / Re: Who is "Slaine"? And why does he look like a brickie?
« on: 27 April, 2009, 12:08:21 PM »
Quote from: "The Cosh"
Slaine is unexpectedly back in the Prog in two weeks time.

That came a bit out of left field! Not sure if this is good news or not yet as I've not read any of the 'modern' Slaine stories yet(nowt since the Demonkiller). So for me this is something to look forward too. Was the creative team mentioned? Mills but who's on art I wonder? Surprised this hasn't been mentioned in 2000ad, or have I just missed it?

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