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Help! / My KickStarter HEEELLP!!!
« on: 03 July, 2014, 10:27:55 PM »
I've been away from the boards for quite a while so Please Forgive Me, I've been occupied with a few things, including trying to get this project of mine underway. Its a short sci-fi action film I've been planning with a friend of mine based on the style of 70's/80's John Carpenter, Ridley Scott, Kubrick films.
That era of film making made a huge impression on me, along with the Star Wars movies and of course 2000ad.

2000Ad made the biggest impression on myself as a child; the stories were as big and epic as any I had seen in a movie, and yet they were more relatable scarier and funnier to me growing up in 80's London. I had been waiting for a Judge Dredd movie my entire life and seeing the first movie which came out in 1995 was a seminal experience for me.

Apart from the obvious moments in the first few minutes which were like a Dredd-Head’s wet dream, that film was quite a shock to the system. Needless to say I was somewhat dumbfounded, and the first few steps I took across the road afterwards could have been the end of me, because I was oblivious to the traffic which had to swerve to avoid this kid who apparently didn’t know his green-cross-code. It was seminal because up until that point I had always dreamed of becoming a 2000ad artist, from that moment on I vowed to become a director so I could make that Judge Dredd film Properly!!

Of course the time came of course when it was done properly in 2012, I was literally blown away with what Alex Garland et al had achieved and was privileged to have seen it with you guys from the boards, Wagner, Ezquerra, Alex and Karl at that first London screening.
For the second time in my life Dredd had inspired me, so I’ve been writing scripts and planning films ever since!!

So here I am, ready to go, but I have to cross this final hurdle, to make my budget of £10,000.

From me to my fellow Squaxx dek Thargo please take a moment to support or share. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/idiscyple/viewpoint


Film & TV / Film Chat
« on: 20 February, 2014, 08:22:57 PM »
Hi there Dredd heads, well I've been off the radar for a little while,  I've been keeping busy putting a little Film podcast together, my second favourite subject after 2000ad. Feel free to pass by, Comment n share.





Off Topic / Gunman kills 12 in Denver shooting at "Batman" movie
« on: 20 July, 2012, 01:47:47 PM »
(Reuters) - A masked gunman killed 12 people at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in a suburb of Denver early on Friday, sparking pandemonium when he hurled a gas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers.


General / I always knew Mark Millar was a CLiNT
« on: 12 September, 2010, 03:35:04 PM »
Mark Millar Promotes CLiNT Magazine, and Dumps on 2000 AD!!

clint You’ve probably heard about CLiNT magazine by now, the new monthly comics anthology put together by Mark Millar. Well, a teaser trailer for the magazine has hit the internet, and I’ve included it below. It’s nothing impressive, and doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know, but it’s very flashy!

Moving beyond that, I wanted to address a few recent comments made by Millar.-

In SFX magazine he calls Clint magazine an “Eagle for the 21st century”, going on to say that he wants the magazine to “occupy the same place in schoolboy’s hearts that Eagle and 2000 AD did”. I’m sorry, the place that 2000 AD *did* take? I wasn’t aware that 2000 AD had gone out of publication, or that it’s popularity had waned in any major way. Why does he have to slam 2000 AD, just to make his own magazine sound good?

Millar has also been quoted as saying that “There are absolutely no comic books aimed at 16-30 year old guys”, when referring to the UK comic industry. Again, I’m pretty sure that such comics already exist. Not only is there 2000 AD, but there’s also its sister publication Judge Dredd Megazine, and a number of great anthologies and regular titles from publishers like Accent UK, Orang Utan Comics, AAM/Markosia, and a slew of small press publishers!

Millar is convinced that this title will rejuvenate the British comic industry, and return it to the heights of popularity that it saw in the 60s and 70s, but I honestly can’t see that happening. He’s pulled in a cast of his TV personality and comedian buddies to launch the title, and promises that he’ll bring in new talent during the second year of the magazine’s publication. It’s an interesting approach, but I honestly don’t think it’ll bring in that many new readers, in the long run. Stunts like this tend to shift a huge number of copies in the first few months, as the fans of the celebrities jump on the band wagon, but once the veneer starts to wear away, those people start to drift off, and that’s when you need your real content! He should launch it with a couple of celebrity contributors, and a handful of established British comic writers, so that once the new readers in the door, they stay there!

Anyway, this is beside the point. Millar should be using this opportunity to promote the British comic industry as a whole, not condemning the industry that spawned him. 2000 AD gave Mark Miller his start in the industry, and he’s never fully recognized that fact, or given the magazine it’s dues. I think Alan Grant says it best  published in Judge Dredd Megazine #268:

    “Grant Morrison has never mentioned what I did for him, I imagine he’s too embarrassed to say somebody else helped him when he needed it. For my sins I helped Mark Millar, but I’ve never seen a good word from him. I have seen insults about me in print from him. At the time it bugged me a little. We let him stay at our house. A week later he’s in the paper saying him and Grant Morrison are the true master of comics, not like yesterday’s men who live in big houses full of antiques. Fuck! I gave you your fucking tea! Why didn’t you say that when you were here? The answer, of course, is simple – he’d have gotten a broken nose for his troubles.”

Is this man's ego out of control?


[Emp edit: If one is going to quote the full piece from someone's blog it is good form to offer a link to the source too:


Emp out]

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