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: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 24 April, 2017, 03:14:58 PM
Let's just start with a few previous covers...

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(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/Bulldog_zps9266514a.jpg)

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Don't they just look fantastic?

That's just a few of covers from past issues.
Not only have we had 19 regular issues but THREE Jikan Chronicles - collecting the stories of the time-travelling demon-hunting samurai,
TWO Spencer Nero Compendiums - the British agent who finds astonishing strength whenever he dons the mask of Janus,
collected editions of the complete stories Undertow and Cushing & Sons, four hardback christmas annuals and two horror comic spin-offs.

Now we are back with issue 20 and a swish new title masthead.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/PARAGON%2020%201_zpsyfznttfe.jpg)

You know, there are professional publications that don't last this long and yet here we are, still going strong with a fantastic line up of stories. Recurring characters in stand alone stories so you don't need to know what has gone before as long as you know the basic premise;

Jikan - a double length episode - what if the time-hopping demon-hunting samurai landed on the Titanic? And he's not there to ice his drink...
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Spencer Nero - Spencer Nero in India, and as enlightened and sympathetic to the people whose country it actually is as you'd expect an agent of the British Empire to be...
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/KarmaBlog2_zpshzmvxzw7.jpg)

Bulldog - the anthropomorphic protector of the skies of Blighty! Bulldog has been going for over twenty years now - PJ Holden is a previous artist for his adventures. This issue, the Queen is dead and there's a search for a successor...
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Not only do we have the regulars this time around but a one off, light hearted quest for a ragtag bunch of adventurers in A Star Falls
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Over 40 pages for £2.99 (plus p&p)

It barely takes twenty minutes to read an American comic these days but for much the same price you could have a lot more fun reading a good old fashioned British anthology. This isn't an homage or a pastiche. This is a continuation of the fine style of comics I grew up reading in the 70s and 80s.

Buy your copy from the blogspot  http://paragoncomic.blogspot.co.uk/ (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.co.uk/)
or, if overseas, via lhttp://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic (http://lhttp://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic)

Contributor Dirk van Dom put it better than me when he said on his blog;
"No, it's not mainstream, its not glossy, its not full colour, it doesn't feature superhero types in gaudy-coloured spandex costumes pounding 50 shades of inconsequential sh*t out of each other, or female characters who have nothing going for them other than big tits and improbable asses. What it IS, is an old-school, no-bullshit, boys-own action/adventure comic reminiscent of the 2000ads and Eagles and Warlords and Battles and other glorious black-and-white comics that were so, so cool in the 80's. Its hard to find a comic nowadays that inspires the same kind of feeling picking up one of those comics back then did, but Paragon comes pretty close and it keeps on getting better. If nothing else, its got a lot of heart and its clear everyone involved has a great passion for the medium. Yes, I contribute to the comic so I may be a little biased... but I am just one of 10 people (writers, artists and letterers) whose work is featured in this issue, and every one of them deserves to have their work seen. If you don't like the stories, you might like the art. If you don't like the art, you might like the stories. If you don't like the stories OR the art, you might appreciate the effort and enthusiasm that has gone into every page. If you don't like that either, well, hey, at least you can say you tried!"
 
Give it a go!! Support your local small press!!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Greg M. 24 April, 2017, 05:42:05 PM
20 issues of a small-press title is something to be very proud of, Davey.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: HdE 24 April, 2017, 08:30:17 PM
Just gotta say - I'm really grateful for Davey giving A Star Falls another airing in the pages of Paragon. It was previously published a few years back in the Metaverse anthology, which I'm not sure has had a much wider distribution than being for sale at the convention it debuted at. A crying shame, that.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 25 April, 2017, 02:31:39 PM
20 issues is a good milestone, Davey!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: flip-r mk2 25 April, 2017, 03:06:55 PM
Ordered :)

filippo
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 26 April, 2017, 04:08:58 PM
I'm proud to have been a small part of this - 20  issues plus extras is a spiffing record and I really must get my arse in gear to contribute more!

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 28 April, 2017, 04:41:51 PM
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Thanks for the comments chaps, very much appreciated - especially those who have ordered a copy. They should be with you soon. Be sure to let me know what you think of the latest issue  :)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 07 May, 2017, 07:59:12 AM
It was Free Comic Book Day yesterday - let's join in the fun;
order a copy of the latest issue either from the paragoncomic.blogspot.com or via Comicsy and I'll throw in a back issue for FREE!!
That's a helluva lot of comicy goodness for just a few quid!!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 29 May, 2017, 05:34:19 PM
When small press stalwart Stephen Prestwood died last year I almost gave up on PARAGON as he had been the backbone of the comic for so long. It was only the enthusiasm of the other contributors that encouraged me to continue. Stephen had the final episode of Bulldog in his inbox to work on but never got to it. I've now found an artist who can finish the story off - all will be revealed next issue - but in the meantime, here's one from the vaults;
Bulldog has been going for over twenty years and here's a classic story, drawn by Paul Harrison and written by Jason Cobley

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/queen%20is%20dead%20preview_zpsytdh3d80.jpg)

How many other small press comics can boast it has had contributors of the calibre of Si Spencer, Shaky Kane, PJ Holden and Garen Ewing? (I can only think of one!) Pro letterers Jim Campbell and HdE give it a professional sheen and the likes of Chris Askham, Steven Denton and Matt Soffe have all worked on covers over the years.

PARAGON is a continuation of the fine British tradition of action adventure anthologies. If you are a fan of such things, why not give it a go?
Buy a copy from http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-20/ or visit the blogspot http://paragoncomic.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/paragon-20-out-now.html
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: HdE 04 June, 2017, 09:00:59 PM
I got a genuine lump in my throat reading that last post, Davey.

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 20 June, 2017, 10:39:33 PM
Anyone else seriously impressed by the reprint of One Eyed Jack?
British comics were full of that sort of thing back in the 70s.
Relive those halcyon days of British anthology comics by buying the latest PARAGON - and it's FREE P&P if you quote BOOKSHIP17 at checkout from http//www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic
But not for long - so hurry!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 08 July, 2017, 07:09:35 PM
It's SMALL PRESS DAY!
Why don't I show you a bit of art from the next episode of Bulldog?
I was so grateful that my first choice artist to take over from the late, great Stephen Prestwood agreed to do so - and here's a page from the brilliant Dunk!
While you're about it, why not grab a copy of the latest issue of PARAGON? Not many small press comics reach twenty issues - hell, these days not many comics from the big boys reach twenty issues!

http://paragoncomic.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/paragon-20-out-now.html

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/Bulldog_Page02_zpsr7aluqdg.jpg)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Greg M. 08 July, 2017, 07:28:39 PM
Superb art - looks like a great fit for Bulldog. I look forward to reading that one.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 10 July, 2017, 11:24:24 AM
Dunks drawing Bulldog? Agh! Even more reason to read Paragon!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 27 July, 2017, 05:30:34 PM
The 10 per cent discount and free shipping offer ends tonight over at Lulu.com.
Why not give it a go and treat yourself to one of the best small press comics around?
Click the link below and quote BOOKSHIP17 at checkout and expect a great read to be delivered by your postie!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 04 November, 2017, 06:44:49 PM
Has it really been so long since the last issue?!

But the wait is over and #21 is well on the way - be sure to grab yourself a copy to read Cushing & Sons - Monster Hunters! By Mark Howard and Scott Twells

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: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 11 November, 2017, 06:45:02 PM
The adventures of Bulldog continue, written as always by Jason Cobley, with our very own Dunk! taking over on art duties form the late, great Stephen Prestwood and lettered by Jim Campbell

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: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Greg M. 12 November, 2017, 07:17:23 PM
Stephen is of course a tough act to follow, but it looks like Dunk! is doing an excellent job. Looking forward to this story.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 15 November, 2017, 10:13:20 PM
Dunk! has done an absolutely bang on job and I can't wait to get it out there for everyone to see.

Our cover story is another adventure for Cushing & Sons - Monster Hunters

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by the fantastically talented trio of Mark Howard, Scott Twells and Patrick Brown
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 16 November, 2017, 06:59:31 AM
Really looking forward to this!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 16 November, 2017, 08:32:29 AM
I'm just working my way through this years annual and really enjoyed Sharky's Jikan story. Loads more to read as well!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 16 November, 2017, 10:09:54 AM
Thanks, Bolt, that's very kind of you to say :)

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 18 November, 2017, 09:09:17 PM
Cheers Bolt - and there's even more Jikan adventures in this issue, also written by Mark Howard

The time-travelling, demon-hunting samurai begins a three part adventure, Broken Window, illustrated by Ross Bamfylde

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zXzBQtEHA5c/WhCUmmH6wRI/AAAAAAAAC_Q/EvrA7MPdoMo6_Mpkx95n-aEghvMnHuriwCLcBGAs/s1600/Jikan6_zps83fac20e.jpg)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 29 November, 2017, 07:08:09 PM
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Here's a strip making it's debut that I'm particularly proud of;

Brahms and Liszt - Wotan Walks in Weimar
Written by Greg Meldrum and illustrated in an Herge style by Dave Candlish
Coloured by Jim Cameron and lettered by Filip Roncone

I can't wait to finally see this in print and you can order your copy right now

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MFQK93TYRCH48
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 03 December, 2017, 05:57:38 PM
This splendid publication launches this week and you can read writer Greg Meldrum's latest blog post about his new creation here;

http://hisowndrum.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/drunk-enough-to-know-no-fear-genesis-of.html (http://hisowndrum.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/drunk-enough-to-know-no-fear-genesis-of.html)

Buy a copy - support your local small press!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 06 December, 2017, 09:39:43 PM
I love this strip so much I thought I'd share the first couple of pages with you so you can see how good it is; Tintin inspired art and the story is a buddy movie in comic form - the two classical composers combine forces to solve a supernatural murder mystery. I mean, what's not to love?

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6qe6asFhNOs/WihdGWt9ImI/AAAAAAAADBU/WPUhKaVzNlUi-2koGkMeGzSx_89RHWOoACLcBGAs/s1600/Brahms%2B%2526%2BLiszt%2Bpage%2B1%2BLETTERED.jpg)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-M60gZm0CVXA/WihdL5uuQdI/AAAAAAAADBY/9UqgN9kBQtUwUWbR2e-Ox6NKnAqxUiWigCLcBGAs/s1600/Brahms%2B%2526%2BLiszt%2BPage%2B2%2BLETTERED.jpg)

And if you like what you see and want to read the rest, why not buy a copy?
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MFQK93TYRCH48

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL PRESS!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 09 December, 2017, 11:46:06 AM
Now available as a downloadable pdf for less than a quid! Why would you not want to read such a brilliant all action adventure anthology?

lhttp://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21-download/ebook/product-23444387.html (http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21-download/ebook/product-23444387.html)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 13 December, 2017, 01:59:05 PM
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JDswQQTmuMA/WjEw2X9_HYI/AAAAAAAADB4/8cwOUWHmh6cMBJkLksdM-7Rfva7TpiavgCLcBGAs/s320/24993111_10154434565499229_349075171117553447_n.jpg)

Print copies have arrived and they look gorgeous!
Why not grab yourself a copy - click the link and buy one!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MFQK93TYRCH48 (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MFQK93TYRCH48)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 15 December, 2017, 08:09:08 AM
Any reviewers in these here parts willing to cast an eye over the latest issue?
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 18 December, 2017, 10:35:09 PM
Okay chaps I need your help. If you are reading this then you have probably read the  PARAGON comic threads or you may have read an issue previously. Hopefully you've enjoyed it or enjoyed what what you've seen here.  As I write I have given out more contributor comps of this issue than I've sold. And that is disheartening considering how much effort goes into producing an issue. To not even have made double figures in sales makes me feel it isn't worth that effort. I think it's a great comic, people who give me feedback tell me similar. Hopefully you do, too.

 If they grew up reading British comics in the 70s and 80s and still read comics then this will be for them. The fact that the Treasury Collection editions of Misty, Faceache, One Eyed Jack and Leopard from Lime Street from Rebellion seem to did so well tells me there is an audience out there if only I could reach it.
So please, help spread the word. Buy a copy yourself and see how the publication has evolved since last you read an issue.
Without your help to increase the audience I don't think I'll carry on with it, which is a crying shame as there are some wonderful scripts and art lined up for future issues.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 19 December, 2017, 11:49:25 AM
Ah, Davey- that's a shame- but I know what you mean. Sales for any of the books I've made in the last couple of years have been a shadow of what they were.

I'll see about doing some catching up myself- Paragon really is worthy of support!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: DrJomster 19 December, 2017, 10:02:43 PM
Right! Paragon 21 in pdf downloaded and on my iPad right now! 31 pages of goodness ARE MINE!!!

I shall report back after some reading. :)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 20 December, 2017, 08:14:04 AM
Cheers DrJomster! Good or bad, I'd love to know what you think of it 😀
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: DrJomster 20 December, 2017, 09:07:12 PM
I really enjoyed it!

A lovely, little, small press anthology. Nice variation in stories and art, the way it should be.

It really feels like a lot of love has gone into it from all concerned. Three cheers for small press! :)


A few observations.

- In the pdf, I couldn’t see the cover, just the stories. Wonder if that’s down to my settings somehow. The cover itself shows up on lulu’s page for the issue and does look great though!
- I’d suggest adding a page summarising each story, much like Tharg does on page two each week. That would help new readers settle in.
- I found I got more out of it on the second read and by reading it slowly. Interesting and I think a good sign.
- I would put the title on the first page of each strip. I’m looking at you, bulldog! ;)
- I’d consider more intro boxes in places. Sometimes on a page turn, there was a jump in location that would benefit from a short intro. E.g. “Back in the doghouse...”. Of course, that might be me being slow!


Anyway, an absolute bargain in pdf or print. Give it a whirl, good people!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 21 December, 2017, 05:19:54 PM
Thanks for the comments Jomster - glad you enjoyed it! 😀
The supportive comments I've had in various forms  since my blogpost have certainly given me food for thought about carrying on. Its not quite over yet....
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 21 December, 2017, 05:24:34 PM
Let me know if there's anything I can do.

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: HdE 23 December, 2017, 04:41:02 PM
Quick and entirely serious question, Davey:

Do you think Paragon could do with a fresh lick of paint? As in, an overhaul in the book design? New logo, layout for interior pages, etc.

Might be a good way to make the book a more appealing prospect for punters. I mean, we KNOW the content is quality stuff, and that it has a lot of time and care poured into it. But maybe giving it a sleeker front end and overall packaging would help 'sell it' a bit better.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: DrJomster 23 December, 2017, 11:30:35 PM
I’m not sure. The last cover was really quite good. I quite liked the ones before as well.

I wonder if the P&P costs are the issue? For example, issue 21 was literally 99p on lulu in pdf  but earlier issues with postage are quite a lot more individually. Perhaps the answer is more sales at cons thus dodging the P&P costs?

Or is the answer also a good quality finish in terms of physical paper quality? Would that work better at cons? Some of the recent Futurequakes have been quite (I.e. very) nice in this way.

Side note. If sales are low, would this preclude booking a table at a con?
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: HdE 27 December, 2017, 05:18:55 PM
I’m not sure. The last cover was really quite good. I quite liked the ones before as well.


Just to be clear, I'm not talking about quality of artwork so much as quality of design. There's a big difference between the two.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Jimmy Baker's Assistant 27 December, 2017, 05:45:28 PM
I feel your pain, Davey.

One of the big reasons why we decided to call it a day on Massacre For Boys was that it was obvious that interest was tailing off. Was hard to tell if the problem was specific to our comic or a wider decline in audience for the small press, but I strongly suspect the root cause was a little of both.

Personally, I felt the quality of our last issue was the highest ever, but that virtually no one was prepared to read it any more.

I wish you better luck with Paragon, which has been a major player for years and years now and has a really strong roster of talent.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 30 December, 2017, 07:41:45 PM
Thanks for giving me so much food for thought everyone. To throw my own thoughts into the mix;
I know you thought the title logo I used for #20 was an improvement, HdE, but I don't think that would have worked quite as well with this issues cover. I didn't intend to change to it permanently but I'm willing to try anything that helps push the comic into more hands. Likewise, maybe the contents page does need to go and be replaced by 'Story so far..' boxes on the strips themselves. The whole look of PARAGON was based on Dez Skinn's WARRIOR magazine from the 80's so maybe it's time for revamp or at least a rethink.
DrJomster - if you ever get your hands on a physical copy I'm sure you'll agree that the comic is a quality product. (Big headed of me, I know!)
I know what you mean about the P&P incurred when buying from http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21/paperback/product-23437825.html (http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21/paperback/product-23437825.html) so I always offer the alternative of buying direct from me at http://paragoncomic.blogspot.co.uk/ (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.co.uk/) which is a little cheaper.

BLATANT PLUG At the minute (until the end of Jan 1st) you can get FREE P&P and 10% off by quoting BOOKSHIP17 at the checkout when buying from http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21/paperback/product-23437825.html (http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21/paperback/product-23437825.html) so if any of this thread has piqued anyone's interest now is the time to buy a copy!  :) :)

One of the big reasons was ... that interest was tailing off. Was hard to tell if the problem was ... a wider decline in audience for the small press

I wish you better luck with Paragon, which has been a major player for years and years now and has a really strong roster of talent.

I really think the proliferation of non-comics taking over comic cons has had an effect on small press. I've heard so many tales of people not breaking even at the things but if I continue printing PARAGON it has to be the path to chase. I know when I did  the Canny Comic Con a couple of years ago I sold out of all I took with me so I think if I can get the comic in peoples hands they can see the quality and will buy it.

Any comic that has had the likes of Shaky Kane, Jim Campbell, Si Spencer, PJ Holden, HdE, Garen Ewing and stalwarts of the small press like Greg Meldrum, Mark Howard, Stephen Prestwood and Scott Twells as well as Star Wars sketch card artists Alex Mines and Matt Soffe contribute must be worthwhile, surely?

Sorry for the stream of conscience. I hope some of that makes sense!!

What it boils down to is; BUY A COPY AND SUPPORT YOUR SMALL PRESS - I know you will like it!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Mardroid 31 December, 2017, 08:17:21 AM
Oh go on then. Ordered.

The postage doesn’t actually appear to be free, by the way, (I’m not complaining, just so you know) but the discount is appreciated.

I hope things work out for this comic. I don’t get it regularly,but I’ve purchased issues over the years. I’ve found it well produced and interesting.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Greg M. 31 December, 2017, 04:30:37 PM
I know when I did  the Canny Comic Con a couple of years ago I sold out of all I took with me so I think if I can get the comic in peoples hands they can see the quality and will buy it.

I suspect that is the way forward - David Broughton and I recently sold the last of the first print-run of 'Martillo', but the vast bulk of that was David selling in person at cons. I handled the online sales, which were a mere fraction of his. I know myself there are small-press comics by friends of mine that I've regrettably still not got round to getting the most recent issues of, but if I saw them on sale in front of me, in the flesh, I'd undoubtedly snap 'em up there and then.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 01 January, 2018, 04:20:13 PM
Thanks for your support Mardroid - perhaps the offer is UK only for free shipping.

Everybody else, be quick and buy one! Offer ends at midnight tonight!

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21/paperback/product-23437825.html (http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21/paperback/product-23437825.html)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Mardroid 02 January, 2018, 02:55:53 PM
Youre most welcome. Thank you!  I'm in the UK, but don't worry, it's okay. I think the prices I saw were in dollars, so maybe I took a wrong turning somewhere.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 20 January, 2018, 09:06:41 PM
You can read a review of the latest issue on the Amazing Tales review site

https://t.co/rwlQQAajbe (https://t.co/rwlQQAajbe)

then you can pop along to

http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21/paperback/product-23437825.html (http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21/paperback/product-23437825.html)

and buy yersel' a copy!  :D
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 20 January, 2018, 09:20:36 PM
Good review, thanks for sharing.

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Greg M. 20 January, 2018, 09:47:51 PM
Yes, that's a great review, Davey - they really get the point of the comic, and of the small-press in general. The ability to go for broke on idiosyncratic ideas is one of the things I love most about creating these sort of stories.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 30 January, 2018, 09:51:00 PM
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZEGYnpLmhc4/WnDm-ihJOsI/AAAAAAAADFA/MlyWbyZDwBQ9c0YQm8Pd2fe_ELtALgIogCLcBGAs/s320/27459987_10154536274069229_7207071947689463907_n.jpg)

Use this code to buy a copy from http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21/paperback/product-23437825.html (http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-21/paperback/product-23437825.html)

Cheaper than a cup of takeaway coffee and much more satisfying!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 17 February, 2018, 08:18:58 PM
I've been re-reading the Battle Ganesh strip drawn by the late, great Stephen Prestwood. It's a cracking tale!
Who would be interested in a collected edition?

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kvS2DwKvyos/WoiNK-aOrnI/AAAAAAAADFk/7_XmF4RNyag91Tie81Kx5HW18yJeRjAPQCLcBGAs/s320/PARAGON5cover%2B%25281%2529.JPG)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-726Dfz58ERg/WoiNIdHZN-I/AAAAAAAADFg/oMAmMEYnQiYAKzv-NO9hQfHRys77qFo9QCLcBGAs/s320/GANESH%2BParagon%2B5%2Bteaser.JPG)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 07 July, 2018, 05:06:07 PM
IT'S SMALL PRESS COMIC BOOK DAY!! I'll tell you what, grab a bargain; PayPal me a fiver (send to daveycandlish[at]gmail[dot]com) and I'll send you a random bundle of 3 back issues. Be sure to add your address as a comment so I know where to send them. (Offer is for UK addresses only!)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 26 August, 2018, 10:05:19 PM
As I gear up to launch the next issue of the fantastic anthology comic, PARAGON, I thought you'd like a sneak peak at the cover of #22 by the magnificent Mal Earl.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-C34hMb2ViMk/WwXhIaYOhOI/AAAAAAAADH0/zi5Gcj-odnMMAQ80-QOwdYBP2URVijfMQCLcBGAs/s1600/NewParagon.jpg)

Interior preview art to follow. This is not to be missed!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 26 August, 2018, 10:32:09 PM
Looks great!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 06 September, 2018, 08:25:53 AM
Cheers Sharky!

And here's a preview of some of the art;

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w8WTlL1QSy4/W5DTG6HqCcI/AAAAAAAADJ8/3OGDporm-ekr9VbQ7fqDNqVyGu2Ly_u1ACLcBGAs/s320/spencer%2Bnero%2Btwg%2Bpg6.jpg)

Scott Twells brings his cartoonish art style to another rip-snorter of a script by Greg Meldrum in Spencer Nero - The Trouble With Girls

Pre-order your copy from the blogspot today!

http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2018/09/spencer-nero-trouble-with-girls.html (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2018/09/spencer-nero-trouble-with-girls.html)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 08 September, 2018, 07:04:20 PM
What else is in issue #22?

A classic Bulldog tale.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wREWt6GWAms/W5QNIY5pj6I/AAAAAAAADKY/SX-k8QeVYzYZUUGtm6Xqj84a_NpYijFQwCLcBGAs/s320/Bulldog%2BGreed%2Bpreview.jpg)

Greed, written by Jason Cobley and illustrated by the fabulous Phil Elliott!

Pre-order your copy today!


https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EBAHA8S3HV2E8 (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EBAHA8S3HV2E8)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 10 September, 2018, 01:12:17 PM
Davey, is that Jikan on the cover?

Also- for #22, how many pages and what else is in the book this time?
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 11 September, 2018, 07:31:23 AM
It certainly is  :)
Jikan - the time travelling demon hunter (think a cross between Hammer film Captain Cronos and WARRIOR's Father Shandor with a samurai spin) is our cover star, as depicted by the marvelous Mal Earl.

32 pages of comic strip action can be yours by going to pargoncomic.blogspot.com and clicking the cover to order!

What else is in there? More preview art to follow in the next day or two...
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 11 September, 2018, 11:27:43 AM
Ooh, you tease!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 15 September, 2018, 03:29:50 PM
BOOM!

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5NzWiZC1DYE/W5wo66b5b8I/AAAAAAAADKw/245OH6UQs_gibPvydVGAcx_Ltt-FVVSRQCEwYBhgL/s320/jikan%2Bbroken%2Bwindow%2Bpreview.jpg)

Jikan -the time travelling demon hunter - launches into action in an episode written by Mark Howard and illustrated by David Metcalfe-Carr

Order your copy by visiting http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2018/09/inside-22.html (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2018/09/inside-22.html) and clicking the cover on the order column!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 20 September, 2018, 07:42:52 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cNoi2571s08/W6LCGNmwnVI/AAAAAAAADLM/C2VF74tL8HMSvz3c_xSJxCWd0Jr3R1ukwCLcBGAs/s320/Shadow%2Brats%2Bpreview.jpg)

I'm sure you know that Ian Fleming worked in the British Secret Service during World War II.
And that Fleming and Christopher Lee were related. Lee also served in the war in the Special Forces.
Did you know that Jon Pertwee was interviewed by Fleming for a post at one point? (Pertwee served in the Navy)

Imagine that team; Fleming, Lee and Pertwee.
That's like James Bond, Doctor Who and Dracula!

What a team they would make for British Intelligence!
Read the first adventure for this super team up in the brand new issue of PARAGON!

Written by Dirk Van Dom
(from a plot by Dave Candlish)
And illustrated by David Metcalfe- Carr, the Shadow Rats is not to be missed!

Order a copy by clicking
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: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: flip-r mk2 20 September, 2018, 08:38:33 PM
Ordered :)

filippo
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 22 September, 2018, 06:10:43 PM
Cheers filippo!  :) :)

I'm not at ThoughtBubble but if you want to grab a copy you can click the the link

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic)

but it's cheaper direct from me using paypal

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Why bother with Bat wang in a DC comic when you could have Dracula, James Bond and Doctor Who joining forces against Saddam Hussein? No, wait,I've said too much - buy the comic!
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cNoi2571s08/W6LCGNmwnVI/AAAAAAAADLM/C2VF74tL8HMSvz3c_xSJxCWd0Jr3R1ukwCLcBGAs/s320/Shadow%2Brats%2Bpreview.jpg)

Excellent work from contributors such as our very own Legendary Shark and an early work from the now pro Phil Elliott!
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wREWt6GWAms/W5QNIY5pj6I/AAAAAAAADKY/SX-k8QeVYzYZUUGtm6Xqj84a_NpYijFQwCLcBGAs/s320/Bulldog%2BGreed%2Bpreview.jpg)

This is the greatest anthology comic you've never read! BUY IT!

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5pUA0l0Iu3U/W6Pvv_UWT7I/AAAAAAAADLY/97-vqICzMp0S8eorqTmqPH57xu0bQyYIwCLcBGAs/s320/NewParagon.jpg)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 26 September, 2018, 08:38:59 AM
And for those who like to read their comics on an electro-paper-machine you can now download the e-version pdf for only 99p

Less than a quid for a comic that takes a darn sight longer to read (and you’ll get much more enjoyment from) than your average US superhero comic!

Treat yourself - you won’t be disappointed!

Support your local small press  :)

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 26 September, 2018, 09:41:30 AM
Davey- Is there a reason Paragon 20 isn't an E-book?

I'll be picking up a couple of copies later tonight.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 27 September, 2018, 07:27:49 PM
Good man Bolt!

No idea how or why I've missed out #20 as a download - I'll get that rectified this weekend.

But sweet Nellie Bligh - will you look at that...
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xAKMutPTwXU/W60flxrUx6I/AAAAAAAADMk/0nIRS5LZ6LoM46ytzF7-awSdLtzCfqQiQCLcBGAs/s320/42525085_10154999056694229_6868371421836345344_n.jpg)

These look brilliant! What other comic has Doctor Who and Ian Fleming fighting Saddam Hussein? Not to mention long time hero of the small press, the anthropomorphic aviator Bulldog and a time travelling, demon hunting samurai AND Spencer Nero, the civil centurion?!! Honestly, you are missing out. Go to paragoncomic.blogspot.com (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com) and buy one!!!!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: DrJomster 27 September, 2018, 11:05:57 PM
And for those who like to read their comics on an electro-paper-machine you can now download the e-version pdf for only 99p

Less than a quid for a comic that takes a darn sight longer to read (and you’ll get much more enjoyment from) than your average US superhero comic!

Treat yourself - you won’t be disappointed!

Support your local small press  :)

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic

Less than a pound per comic is pretty amazing actually!

Get stuck in, good people!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 28 September, 2018, 11:07:43 AM
You've had a nice write up on DTT as well Davey.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Greg M. 28 September, 2018, 03:14:50 PM
Blimey, I got quoted on DTT! If I knew that was going to happen, I'd've come up with a better simile.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 30 September, 2018, 07:01:50 PM
John Freeman over on Down The Tubes has always been a strong supporter of what I try to do  with PARAGON and his plugs are hugely appreciated. It's become quite difficult to get reviews and plugs done for some reason - anyone recommend any more?

And if you haven't bought a copy yet, get to it;

http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2018/09/paragon-22-out-now.html (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2018/09/paragon-22-out-now.html)

 ;) :) :D :D
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 08 October, 2018, 07:47:05 PM
ALL ORDERS AND COMPS HAVE NOW BEEN SENT OUT!

I'd love to know what you think of it. And if you haven't bought one yet, I still have a couple of copies left...
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 17 August, 2019, 07:50:55 AM
Time to reveal the cover to the latest issue...

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RfNjTV370gA/XVee4sdzVcI/AAAAAAAADUg/KSFr_KdWH5IHpto9yZ1MXYwBBlTV8-htgCLcBGAs/s1600/PARAGON%2B%252323a.jpg)

What has happened to Spencer Nero? Read the latest adventure to find out!  :) :)

Launching very soon!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Greg M. 17 August, 2019, 10:59:23 AM
What have you twisted PARAGON deviants done to my poor Spencer?

Oh wait, I wrote that story...

Top pulpy colouring from Filippo on that gruesomely great Candlish cover!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 23 August, 2019, 09:52:06 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QXVfUDdOQTM/XWBNdmK80iI/AAAAAAAADVA/5tv5fc5GZu4tdK6vEURGLqHivXbN9xORACLcBGAs/s320/69260117_10157156889191068_6437664464941613056_n.jpg)

Samurai and Vikings against Nazis in part three of Jikan: Broken Window by Mark Howard and El Chivo

Grab your copy of the latest issue of this action adventure anthology from
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-23/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-23/)

ONLY £2.50!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 23 August, 2019, 10:43:27 PM

Got my cc (thanks, Dave!), and it's jam-packed with awesome!

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Greg M. 23 August, 2019, 10:53:36 PM
As expletive phrases go, "Weasel's bollocks!" (as featured in 'Jikan') is a pretty good one.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 23 August, 2019, 10:59:17 PM

Heh, thanks - I had a lot of fun writing Thorvald; he's like the Malcolm Tucker of Vikings :D

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 25 August, 2019, 06:37:16 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bTXZYhm03oo/XWLEBHfsKvI/AAAAAAAADVM/viV5q4vE61kFj6KFaeJRx_4FSSv0bQvlQCLcBGAs/s320/Nero%2Bpreview.gif)

Spencer Nero is for the chop! How will he get out of this? Buy a copy and find out! Only £2.50

The Spencer Nero Club, written by Greg Meldrum and illustrated by Scott Twells, lettered by Filippo.

Buy it from http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-23/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-23/)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 01 September, 2019, 05:44:39 PM

More adventures for the plucky bi-plane pilot, Ginger Perkins, written by Jason Cobley and illustrated by Jim Cameron


(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jdopwCTsYUs/XWvyQaoLcdI/AAAAAAAADVc/ODoICsC1gfEIu91QLhYdUmJhvaPBQNitQCLcBGAs/s1600/perkins%2Bpreview.jpg)

Grab your copy from http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-23/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-23/)

Support your local small press - it's 32 pages of good old fashioned anthology comics, You know you like them. After all, you buy 2000AD!!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 08 September, 2019, 04:22:43 PM
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/69393971_10155621221814229_7604256944940908544_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_oc=AQnRXMO2Ixm1NiLI25gQtYZl1ynIJWoWY9X6IzlyMNaY6qQP2Vj95H2SVljzolTJ78o&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr3-1.xx&oh=56e9fb4ad6f79275b0abe03e19668398&oe=5E143EC9)


Look at that beauty! An A4 anthology, 32 pages of Bat-gripping prop-pipping head-clipping blood-dripping yarn-ripping plot-zipping - no skipping! PARAGON#23 now shipping.

Paypal me £4.50 (and that includes any P&P) to daveycandlish[at]gmail[dot]com and I'll get one in the post to you! 


(And thanks to Greg Meldrum for that bit of blurb)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 30 November, 2019, 07:49:22 AM
The Christmas issue is almost complete - with a great cover by PJ Holden.
I can’t wait to reveal it!  :)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Greg M. 30 November, 2019, 10:32:03 AM
I can’t wait to reveal it!  :)

Ever the exhibitionist, Davey! Still, I'm sure that when you whip it out and give us all an eyeful, there'll be no-one disappointed.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 01 December, 2019, 07:57:44 AM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Nl9FxoU7XGo/XeNuJH0r9QI/AAAAAAAADXs/SqAxRONdPN8B0vl6EgTxZHW9-8gNTjWMACLcBGAsYHQ/s320/spencer%2Bnero%2Band%2Bthe%2Bleprechauns%2Bof%2Bdoom%2Bpreview.jpg)

How many comics have you read that have a transgender antagonist and a horde of Nazi leprechauns?
You should buy this one.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Mardroid 01 December, 2019, 08:02:04 PM
I can’t wait to reveal it!  :)

Ever the exhibitionist, Davey! Still, I'm sure that when you whip it out and give us all an eyeful, there'll be no-one disappointed.
😨

(Not referring to the comic there. I AM looking forward to THAT!) The teaser doesn't disappoint.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Greg M. 01 December, 2019, 09:57:49 PM
😨

(Not referring to the comic there. I AM looking forward to THAT!) The teaser doesn't disappoint.

I was talking about the comic. Not sure what you thought I meant...  ;)

(But seriously, thank you for the interest and positive comments - it's always great to see someone who's keen to read the latest issue.)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 01 December, 2019, 10:18:35 PM
And here is that fantastic cover, by PJ Holden with colours by Filippo

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RsbfCH1mVmc/XeQjyosPDMI/AAAAAAAADX4/WYez9IbxhmslKMgFZsoNaO3tIvc2OqNrwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/xmas%2Bedition%2Bcover.jpg)

Order your copy from Comicsy now to ensure a Christmas delivery!
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 02 December, 2019, 09:16:40 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oDhszRdmLUg/XeV99tiHXYI/AAAAAAAADYI/3cGIaxuVRqgsyC05W3o88WXB5kZERGLjwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/Brickie%2Bpreview.jpg)

More classic Bulldog from Cobley and Kiri in this issue!
Buy your copy from Comicsy in time for Christmas

http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 03 December, 2019, 11:12:03 AM
Ordered!

I've missed a couple I think so I'll probably be in touch in the new year to do a catch-up.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Mardroid 04 December, 2019, 05:24:29 AM
Ordered too!

I increasingly download for convenience, but love the idea of a hard copy for Christmas.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 04 December, 2019, 08:20:08 PM
Thanks chaps! 

More preview art...

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MgSOmWVOvt4/XegRbZGyBAI/AAAAAAAADYU/BOxGPl2c30wgyMA5OFGgl5FtJvXCo_04ACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/wish%2Bfor%2Bpreview.jpg)

A new tale of terror from the files of Baron Frankenstein;
Be Careful What You Wish For by Mark Keenan and James Grainger

Keep the orders coming! Get your copy from
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: pauljholden 04 December, 2019, 08:27:43 PM
And here is that fantastic cover, by PJ Holden with colours by Filippo

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RsbfCH1mVmc/XeQjyosPDMI/AAAAAAAADX4/WYez9IbxhmslKMgFZsoNaO3tIvc2OqNrwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/xmas%2Bedition%2Bcover.jpg)

Order your copy from Comicsy now to ensure a Christmas delivery!
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/)

No date on that cover, but I reckon it's at least 10-15 years old :)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 05 December, 2019, 10:41:17 PM
As is this classic Bulldog as drawn by that very artdroid, PJ Holden :)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A2MaiK2frL8/XemGl2pMjxI/AAAAAAAADYg/cSUetyUdZDcDjaCJhEkMhfqgQ4ssvr_bgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Snow%2Bpreview.jpg)

You should all buy a copy!

http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 06 December, 2019, 09:37:18 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RsbfCH1mVmc/XeQjyosPDMI/AAAAAAAADX4/WYez9IbxhmslKMgFZsoNaO3tIvc2OqNrwCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/xmas%2Bedition%2Bcover.jpg)

Now also available from http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-24/paperback/product-24349417.html?fbclid=IwAR1gSolnsJAVUC6kLr82IP-uFrHEb1rzOrArIaL_KHX5yyGmPhOALWDkVbI (http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-24/paperback/product-24349417.html?fbclid=IwAR1gSolnsJAVUC6kLr82IP-uFrHEb1rzOrArIaL_KHX5yyGmPhOALWDkVbI)

Use the code ONESHIP at the checkout get FREE p&p - be quick and grab a bargain!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: DrJomster 06 December, 2019, 11:10:51 PM
That is one brilliant cover!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 07 December, 2019, 12:27:09 PM
Isn’t it just?
Art by PJ, colours by filippo.  :)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 20 December, 2019, 08:33:12 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uTzYcYj14xE/Xf0ukAq76XI/AAAAAAAADZc/fZW0eR2kFD4ca7lQ0TBYDAxjt10As1O1QCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/%252324.jpg)

I've taken delivery of the latest issue and it's a beauty! Orders should be dropping on doormats now so let me know what you think  :)

If you are quick and order this weekend you might still get one before Christmas if you order via Comicsy
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 23 December, 2019, 09:18:36 AM
Got mine on Saturday, which was nice.

I was 'very' surprised to see the Jikan strip - I thought that had run ages ago.

Great work.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 23 December, 2019, 09:34:09 AM

There's still the whole of Jikan Book IV to come!

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 23 December, 2019, 06:07:46 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1m2N1ssV-LM/XgD-84O-oHI/AAAAAAAADZ4/vP8ZZSpHoTg-mzXbCPTLR3ySNTjRuGiRgCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/xmas%2Bedition%2Bcover.jpg)

And now available as a digital download for less than a quid!
An old-school anthology of quirky heroes featuring art by PJ Holden as well as work by small press stalwarts such as Greg Meldrum, Filip Roncone, The Legendary Shark, Scott Twells and Jason Cobley

Buy and download it here
http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-digital-24/ebook/product-24370133.html?fbclid=IwAR3ABxeUyFuIfxo7CeR_yxHaZnSYwASklbfPJ9scWSeB0_0wV0LtOl1QRHg (http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-digital-24/ebook/product-24370133.html?fbclid=IwAR3ABxeUyFuIfxo7CeR_yxHaZnSYwASklbfPJ9scWSeB0_0wV0LtOl1QRHg)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 24 December, 2019, 09:07:23 PM
And here is that fantastic cover, by PJ Holden with colours by Filippo

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RsbfCH1mVmc/XeQjyosPDMI/AAAAAAAADX4/WYez9IbxhmslKMgFZsoNaO3tIvc2OqNrwCLcBGAsYHQ/s320/xmas%2Bedition%2Bcover.jpg)

Order your copy from Comicsy now to ensure a Christmas delivery!
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-24/)

I’ve only ONE print copy left!
Now which of you discerning squaxx would like to buy it? Hit that Comicsy link!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 14 April, 2020, 08:38:46 AM
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So, y’all ready for issue 25 of this action adventure anthology?
Out this week!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Greg M. 14 April, 2020, 10:52:06 AM
The silver anniversary issue of PARAGON (sort of!)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 20 April, 2020, 08:58:08 PM
Join our heroes Spencer Nero and Captain Bulldog in a double length adventure as they join forces to defeat the politician who wants to rid the land of foreigners by burning them in a giant WG Grace shaped wicker man! It's as bonkers as it sounds!
Written by Greg Meldrum and illustrated by Scott Twells

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Download available for just 99p here;
http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-25/ebook/product-24512158.html?fbclid=IwAR2ml4cDiGeEAVfxmaXik5q2DUTdiNpk8-5unNgUYyhkeqwYHP0RfJtFROI (http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-25/ebook/product-24512158.html?fbclid=IwAR2ml4cDiGeEAVfxmaXik5q2DUTdiNpk8-5unNgUYyhkeqwYHP0RfJtFROI)

And you can buy a print copy here;
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-25/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-25/)

If you haven't read PARAGON yet, get stuck in - to get to 25 issues we must be doing something right and you don't know what you are missing!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 22 April, 2020, 07:00:18 PM
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Eldritch - the paranormal investigator - makes his PARAGON debut!

As a discerning comics fan, I believe you should buy a copy.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 24 April, 2020, 08:15:25 AM
COVER STORY

BLUDD & XANDI return!
The celestial enforcement agents captured a demon who had escaped from Hell last time round, now they want to question him and it ain't gonna be easy...

Written by The Legendary Shark, pencilled by Tom Newell and colours by new 2000AD art droid Karen Holloway - it's a helluva tale!

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Buy a copy here
http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-25/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-25/)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 08 May, 2020, 04:55:19 PM
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Copies of issue 25 of PARAGON should be landing on doormats this weekend - and it's a beauty!
I'd love to know what you think if it.

I still have a couple of copies left if anyone else wants to buy one. Don't miss out on this long running action/adventure anthology! Others come and go - not many small press comics reach #25 (hell, not many comics from any publisher reach #25!) but we are still going!

Support your local small press and buy a copy from http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-25/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-25/)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 04 June, 2020, 07:31:26 AM
BORED DURING LOCKDOWN?

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This is my total stock of back issues of PARAGON.
There are only THREE copies #2, TWO copies of #4, four copies of #9 (the debut of Spencer Nero!) and ONE copy of #14 left.
Plenty of numbers 3 & 6 but only TWO copies of the latest issue - number TWENTY FIVE!
How many comics get to that number of issues these days?!
If you’d like to catch up on previous issues PayPal me £3 to daveycandlish@gmail.com stating which number you’d like.
Or as an extra bargain, you can have two for £5!
Grab ‘em while you can!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 05 June, 2020, 08:33:23 AM
If you are a fan of comics such as the recently launched 77 or last year's Brawler or the long running Zarjaz then you may be interested in picking up a copy of this long running action adventure anthology which shares many of the same contributors.

Click the link to see what John Freeman thought of it over on his site
https://downthetubes.net/?p=117352 (https://downthetubes.net/?p=117352)

Digital copy is only 99p from Lulu.com
Print copies are available from Comicsy.co.uk

Go on, take a risk and indulge yourself! What have you got to lose?

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 26 November, 2020, 10:48:54 PM
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Check out the explosive cover to the new issue of the long running small press anthology, PARAGON - out in time for Christmas!

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: DrJomster 26 November, 2020, 11:23:35 PM
Very nice. Very nice indeed!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 27 November, 2020, 10:26:19 AM
That is a NICE cover.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 27 November, 2020, 12:46:43 PM

Looking good!

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 01 December, 2020, 07:32:01 AM
Cheers guys!

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Danny Drisco
is written by Greg Meldrum and illustrated by his regular collaborator, Scott Twells.

And this time around, there's a Kickstarter to fund publication - support your local small press!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build# (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build#)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 01 December, 2020, 09:05:40 AM
KICKSTARTER!

Pffft - backed.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 02 December, 2020, 06:53:58 PM
Thanks Bolt!

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Issue 26 sees the first episode of the final book of The Jikan Chronicles, written by regular scribe Mark Howard and the return of El Chivo on illustrating duties.

If time travelling, demon slaughtering, samurai action sounds like your thing, why not back the Kickstarter!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_facebook&fbclid=IwAR3xVS8DdZJ-wfSzSeMDxQ8hygJD9ZemoLZPSFk_g0h7ofQDQa55RWEmk-8# (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_facebook&fbclid=IwAR3xVS8DdZJ-wfSzSeMDxQ8hygJD9ZemoLZPSFk_g0h7ofQDQa55RWEmk-8#)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 04 December, 2020, 06:41:49 PM
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Classic Bulldog! Our anthropomorphic hero goes rogue to help the poor from going hungry!
Written by Commando pocket book contributor, Jason Cobley, and illustrated by Paul Harrison.

Back the kickstarter to read the full issue!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build# (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build#)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 05 December, 2020, 09:03:09 AM
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Spencer Nero takes on the Orchid!
Creator Greg Meldrum teams up with guest artist David Metcalfe-Carr for the latest tale of the Civil Centurian.

We're only £40 off the kickstarter target - will you be the one to nudge it over the line?
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build# (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build#)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 06 December, 2020, 03:48:15 PM
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Only a couple of days left to back the Kickstarter. Go on, treat yourself this Christmas!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build&fbclid=IwAR02ztqCgbCJRt-oMkcXXk77yqghfQRVxe9F7nkSotIwYysf2gxH-tkdIRU# (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build&fbclid=IwAR02ztqCgbCJRt-oMkcXXk77yqghfQRVxe9F7nkSotIwYysf2gxH-tkdIRU#)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: DrJomster 07 December, 2020, 10:55:43 PM
I’m in!!!

Nearly funded too. Come on good people and support your small press. Only £2 could net you some pdf goodness. Amazing bargain!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 08 December, 2020, 07:32:45 AM
Well done that man!

£2 gets you the PDF
£3 gets you the new issue
£4 gets you the new issue and a random back issue so you can see what you've been missing out on.

Go on man, treat yourself!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 09 December, 2020, 06:27:17 PM
And we are funded with a day to go!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build# (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build#)

But don't worry if you haven't taken the pledge yet, there's still time  :)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: DrJomster 11 December, 2020, 06:01:39 AM
And we are funded with a day to go!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build# (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/paragoncomic26/paragon-0?ref=project_build#)

But don't worry if you haven't taken the pledge yet, there's still time  :)

Congrats! A well deserved funding if ever I’ve seen one!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 18 December, 2020, 09:44:06 AM
And the printed copies will be sent out today!
PDFs will be available tonight!

I have a small handful of copies left which you can get from the paragoncomic.blogspot

Take a risk and buy one - you don’t know what you are missing!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 19 December, 2020, 03:31:11 PM
The last remaining copies are now available from Comicsy!
Once they are gone, they are gone! Order it this weekend and I'll get it in the post in the hope you have it before Christmas!


http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-26/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-26/)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 19 December, 2020, 05:27:59 PM

My copy arrived today. Quality throughout - despite my involvement - and well worth the price. I could go on and on (and on) about it, so stop me and buy one!

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 29 December, 2020, 07:00:25 PM
If you prefer to have your comics delivered by electrickery rather than Royal Mail you can now buy a digital edition of the latest PARAGON from lulu.com  :)


https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-26/ebook/product-rwvvvg.html (https://www.lulu.com/en/gb/shop/paragon-comic/paragon-26/ebook/product-rwvvvg.html)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 16 January, 2021, 04:27:51 PM
I've only ONE copy of PARAGON#26 left!
If you'd like to get your hands on it, head across to Comicsy and lay claim!

http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-26/ (http://www.comicsy.co.uk/paragoncomic/store/products/paragon-26/)
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I also have a small selection of early issues available. If you have gaps in your collection you can grab issues 2,3,4 & 6 for only a fiver! Paypal £5 to daveycandlish[at]gmail[dot]com and I'll get those in the post to you toot sweet!

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: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 12 February, 2021, 05:03:50 PM
Reward yourself with a T-shirt when our new Kickstarter launches next week for PARAGON #27!

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Featuring Wotan riding out on Sleipnir from the new episode of Brahms & Liszt - coming VERY soon!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 27 February, 2021, 02:36:31 PM
The PARAGON #27 Kickstarter is now live!
This issue's cover story is a murder mystery buddy-buddy story featuring two warring classical composers turned amateur detectives. It's a comedy.
If that doesn't grab you, how about a sumo wrestling anthropomorphic Bulldog?
Or the sequel to the tale of Icarus - the boy who flew too close to the sun... and was rescued by aliens?
Or the latest episode of the celestial enforcement agents sent to earth to arrest an escaped demon?
Or a little seen reprint of a short tale by the late Si Spencer? And more!
32 pages, A4 magazine sized action adventure anthology.
Lots of reward options including back issues, graphic novels, t-shirts and original art!
Back the Kickstarter and join us in one of the longest running small press comics :-D

http://kck.st/3syJ2uh (http://kck.st/3syJ2uh)

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: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Bolt-01 27 February, 2021, 03:32:06 PM
Already backed.
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 28 February, 2021, 07:32:06 AM
Cheers Bolt!

 And after just one day it’s 78% funded.
Grab yourself a bargain piece of original art from Scott Twells!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 02 March, 2021, 08:21:53 PM
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Created by Jason Cobley (Brawler, Commando) and illustrated by Keiran MacDonald. Bulldog:Nipon sees our hero try his hand at diplomatic relations, to broker a peace deal between the Nazis, the Vegenation and Blighty.
Beer, Sumo wrestling and a randy Russian? What can possibly go wrong?

This long running action adventure anthology is fully funded with two weeks to go on the Kickstarter but you can still grab a copy along with back issues, graphic novels, T-shirts or original art!

Click the link >>> http://kck.st/3syJ2uh (http://kck.st/3syJ2uh)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 05 March, 2021, 08:54:09 PM
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Grab yourself a copy of the Icarus Dangerous graphic novel (written by Dirk Van Dom, illustrated by the late, great Stephen Prestwood and lettered by 2000AD's very own Jim Campbell) with your copy of the latest issue of PARAGON! You know the story of Icarus, right? The boy who flew too close to the sun, whose wings melted and plunged to earth ... and was rescued by aliens. Yeah? The sequel (by Dirk Van Dom and Scott Twells) starts in PARAGON #27!

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Back the Kickstarter  http://kck.st/3syJ2uh (http://kck.st/3syJ2uh)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 08 March, 2021, 07:25:50 PM
PARAGON #27 also see part 4 of Bludd & Xandi by Mark Howard and 2000AD artdroid, Tom Newell, lettered by Filippo Roncone. The celestial agents have captured an escaped demon and have had to fight their way out of hell. They are not happy...

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This issue also sees a four page twisted tale reprinted in tribute to the late Si Spencer also drawn by Tom

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This issue is going to be a corker! If you haven't tried PARAGON yet, back the Kickstarter!
http://kck.st/3syJ2uh (http://kck.st/3syJ2uh)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 14 March, 2021, 01:35:31 PM
With less than a week to go for the campaign to run, time is running out for you to back the latest issue! I've already started prepping by ordering in a supply of the 72 page graphic novel, Icarus Dangerous, as the sequel starts in #27. If you'd like a copy of this fantastic tale of the boy who flew too close to the sun (and was rescued by aliens) you can get your hands on one by choosing the Dangerous Option on the new Kickstarter.
Also on offer are the Wotan T-shirts as shown below, depicting the Norse god as seen in episode 2 of the Tintin-esque Brahms and Liszt - the two warring composers turn amateur detectives to solve a murder mystery involving... Hans Christian Anderson?! It is not to be missed!
You can also get your hands on some fantastic original art by regular contributor Scott Twells. So if you want a piece showing Jikan the time travelling, demon hunting samurai or Spencer Nero, the 1930's British agent obsessed with all things ancient Roman, booting a Nazi leprechaun up the arse, or indeed any of the PARAGON stable of VERY weird heroes, back the arty option!
You can even get issue 27, a back issue, the Icarus graphic novel, original art and t-shirt for the ridiculously low price of just £30 - just back the Whole Caboodle!
But be quick! Time is running out!
http://kck.st/3syJ2uh (http://kck.st/3syJ2uh)




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: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 17 March, 2021, 04:32:44 PM
I called it PARAGON because I honestly believe there is no better small press comic out there. Others come and go. Others may get the plaudits but none match the consistent quality of this long running anthology. If you don’t believe me, try it. Just once. Go on.

ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO GO ON THE KICKSTARTER http://kck.st/3syJ2uh (http://kck.st/3syJ2uh)

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: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 19 March, 2021, 08:19:59 AM
You could grab a copy of the 72 page graphic novel, Icarus Dangerous, on the Kickstarter but be quick, it ends tomorrow!

http://kck.st/3syJ2uh (http://kck.st/3syJ2uh)

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: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 20 March, 2021, 09:10:53 AM
Kickstarter ends at midday! Don’t miss out!

 http://kck.st/3syJ2uh (http://kck.st/3syJ2uh)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 05 April, 2021, 06:50:04 PM
You may have missed the Kickstarter but there's no need for you to miss out on the best anthology comic around, you can still buy a print copy from the blogspot using paypal.
Don't miss out, I only have a few extra to give out!

http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/04/missed-kickstarter-dont-worry.html (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/04/missed-kickstarter-dont-worry.html)

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: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 28 April, 2021, 03:00:17 PM
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Looks fantastic!

Do you need a quirky hero 32 page A4 size adventure anthology in your life?
Visit http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/04/missed-kickstarter-dont-worry.html (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/04/missed-kickstarter-dont-worry.html) and order a copy!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 29 April, 2021, 09:05:22 AM
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Brahms & Liszt - Wotan Walks in Weimar by Greg Meldrum, Dave Candlish and Filippo Roncone.

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Bludd & Xandi - by Mark Howard and Tom Newell

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Complete twisted tale by the late, great Si Spencer and Tom Newell

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Icarus Dangerous - A Mynx Tale by Dirk Van Dom and Scott Twells

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Bulldog : Nippon by Jason Cobley and Keiran MacDonald

32 pages of action adventure in this A4 sized anthology for less than a fiver!
If you don't try it you won't know what you're missing!

Paypal link on the blogspot;
http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/04/missed-kickstarter-dont-worry.html (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/04/missed-kickstarter-dont-worry.html)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 07 May, 2021, 07:13:50 PM
I've only got a  few copies left of the latest issue of PARAGON  - the all action adventure anthology.
Once they're gone, they're gone!
Buy a copy via the blogspot
http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/04/missed-kickstarter-dont-worry.html (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/04/missed-kickstarter-dont-worry.html)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 08 May, 2021, 07:22:19 AM

Got my ccopy just the other day, thanks - an' it's bloomin' lovely.

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 08 May, 2021, 05:40:10 PM
Glad to hear they are hitting doormats and you enjoyed it. Cheers Sharky!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 17 May, 2021, 08:09:53 AM
There’s an article in the latest Megazine about Valiant comic; old school action adventure anthology with quirky heroes and strips such as Kelly’s Eye, The Spider, Steel Claw, etc.
PARAGON is the 21st century equivalent!
Explore the back catalogue over at  http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic) and get 15% off this week using the code BOSS15
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 19 May, 2021, 07:25:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2QQLVv7ghc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2QQLVv7ghc)

I always think of PARAGON's Spencer Nero as our equivalent of Doc Savage - the film version.

Grab yourself a copy of the Spencer Nero collection from http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/spencer-nero-compendium/paperback/product-21529268.html (http://www.lulu.com/shop/paragon-comic/spencer-nero-compendium/paperback/product-21529268.html) and see what I mean!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 31 May, 2021, 02:43:51 PM
Discounts on the back issue range of PARAGON available at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic)
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Get 15% off using the code CONNECT15 this week!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 01 June, 2021, 08:01:17 AM
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PARAGON #28 coming soon - watch for the Kickstarter launch!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 08 July, 2021, 06:16:01 PM
The Kickstarter for #28 is now live!
Lots of lovely rewards and the best all action/adventure anthology small press comic around!
Preview art to follow but of course it's quality, with contributions from regulars of this parish; Greg Medrum, Mark Howard, Dirk Van Dom, Scott Twells, Davey Candlish as well a new find, the brilliant James Grainger.

http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ (http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ)

28 issues? Jovus, even most comics from the big boys in the US don't reach that number. Buy a copy and you'll realise why it has been going for so long!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Barrington Boots 09 July, 2021, 02:32:25 PM
Paragon rules. I'm on this!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 09 July, 2021, 09:07:23 PM
Cheers Boots! It's going to be a brilliant issue!

Check out the art on Cushing & Sons by James Grainger
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Pledge to buy a copy on the kickstarter by clicking here
http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ (http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ)

We are already half way there but every backer helps!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 10 July, 2021, 07:11:25 PM
Giant Nazi seaweed monsters threatening world peace?
That's not something you see very day!
Can Captain Winston Bulldog save us?
Back the PARAGON Kickstarter to find out!
http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ (http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ)

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You've backed or bought The 77, Blazer, Brawler, Sentinel, Zarjaz and Shift? You should buy this!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 10 July, 2021, 07:58:02 PM
Do you have to have followed a story to get #28, or can one jump in?

SBT
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 10 July, 2021, 08:24:56 PM
There are two stories that see episode 2 in this issue (you can buy the previous issue as an option on the Kickstarter for an extra couple of quid) and two complete stories included.   :)
Hoping to have a fifth story start in this issue, too (depends on the contributor getting it to me in time, fingers crossed)
So that's at least 32 pages of stonking action!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 10 July, 2021, 08:36:28 PM
Thankyou and that's good to know!

SBT
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 10 July, 2021, 08:39:59 PM
And backed for #28, with the extra copy of #27.

SBT
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 10 July, 2021, 09:21:26 PM
Brilliant!

Cheers SBT!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 12 July, 2021, 09:45:09 PM
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It's going well but we need your help, click below to make this issue a reality!

http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ (http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 14 July, 2021, 06:32:55 PM
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There are onlyTHREE copies of PARAGON#27 left and you can grab one for only £2 if you back the Kickstarter for #28!
http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ (http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 20 July, 2021, 07:32:23 PM
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Only £4 for the new issue - add the last issue for just £2 extra!
We only need a few more backers to make this a reality - help us get there and get yourself a bloody good comic (or two) into the bargain!

http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ (http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 27 July, 2021, 09:54:53 AM
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Only days to go on the Kickstarter- back the comic to read all about Spencer Nero and the god of … balls?

 http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ (http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 29 July, 2021, 07:22:05 PM
With less than 48 hours left on the Kickstarter we are just a kick in the arse off hitting target!

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WIll you help us get there? £4 for the current issue. Add a back issue for only an extra £1!

http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ (http://kck.st/3AHHnaJ)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 03 September, 2021, 10:14:56 PM
Issue 28 has been delivered and I'll be spending the weekend stuffing envelopes and getting them out to all  :D At 56 pages this is the biggest issue yet!!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 04 September, 2021, 07:08:37 PM
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Cushing and Sons, the vampire hunters, chase down Rasputin.
Captain Bulldog takes on a Nazi seaweed monster.
It all kicks off when Spencer Nero comes up against the god of balls.
And in tribute to Bolt 01 we have a full 22 page El Bigote adventure lettered by the man himself.

Buy a copy from https://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/09/paragon-28-grab-copy.html (https://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/09/paragon-28-grab-copy.html)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 04 September, 2021, 07:14:47 PM
Very much looking forward to getting mine in the post! And the previous issue, which I ordered as part of the pledge. Woop!

SBT
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 06 September, 2021, 09:20:17 PM
It'll be with you this week!
Let me know what you think when it lands  :)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 08 September, 2021, 01:23:59 PM
It flopped through my letterbox this morning! Looks absolutely great and has now taken its place on the end-of-sofa 'to read' pile.

SBT
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 11 September, 2021, 01:57:02 PM
Glad it's arrived safely - hope you enjoy it!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 11 September, 2021, 09:19:28 PM
I certainly did- both of them. You've got a good thing there, and I will be back for the next one.

And as an aside, the more El Bigote, the better. El Chivo's art alone on this installment was fantastic- brilliant page layouts and storytelling. Great stuff.

SBT
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 04 October, 2021, 06:12:59 PM
Hot on the heels of the success of issue 28, I've decided to go full steam ahead with issue 29!
Well, I have all the artwork in already so why not?

Join Spencer Nero in a double length adventure as he goes all Doug McClure on a zeppelin full of Nazis along with  episode three of A Mynx Tale, classic Bulldog and more!

Expect a Kickstarter launch next week!

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: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 07 October, 2021, 09:02:44 AM
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Kickstarter is live!

To entice you in, here's the big opening splash page from BULLDOG, written by Jason Cobley (Commando, Blazer) with art by Joe Ahern and Paul Harrison-Davies.

Grab yourself a bloody good comic by backing the Kickstarter here;
http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn (http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 08 October, 2021, 09:14:47 AM
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Only one backer away from hitting target on the Kickstarter!

Grab a brilliant comic - you could even add a t-shirt - by clicking the link. The comic only costs £3 and there's a lot more bang for your buck (Or should that be punch for your pound?) than in your regular American comics!

http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn (http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 10 October, 2021, 10:27:38 AM
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Issue #29 also includes a double length episode of El Bigote as he comes up against a ghost galleon of Conquistadors!
Script by Matt McLoughlin, art by the late, great Stephen Prestwood.
It is not to be missed!

Back the Kickstarter - http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn (http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn)

Support your local small press!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 16 October, 2021, 02:22:58 PM
18 pages of El Bigote - the undead Mexican bandit who fires deadly quills from his 'tache.
15 pages of Spencer Nero; the British agent who finds inhuman strength when he dons the Janus mask - all the better for punching Nazis and riding dinosaurs.
Plus part three of the further adventures of Icarus - the boy whose homemade wings melted and plunged to earth only to be rescued by aliens.
And a classic Bulldog - the anthropomorphic defender of the skies above Blighty as he thwarts a sabotage attempt by Vegenation spies.

It all adds up to the best small press anthology around! Only TEN days left on the Kickstarter - back it today!
http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn (http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn)

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You could even grab a Spencer Nero T-shirt!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 21 October, 2021, 07:53:25 PM
As one reader said;
"The British small press is flourishing at the moment, and comics like PARAGON are at the core of why that is- sheer love, passion and enjoyment for the comics form is evident from every page. Particular mention must be made of ... EL BIGOTE- which is one of my favourite things in the world. I could stare at every panel for ages- and this one has several whole pages that are just awe-inspiring."
Those kind of comments make my bitter old heart almost glow with happiness!
So if you like a comic that isn't a pastiche or homage of the comics you grew up with in the 70's and 80's such as Valiant, Eagle, 2000AD or Warrior but is a continuation of that style then PARAGON is for you!

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#29 sees cover star SPENCER NERO go all Doug McClure with him fighting a zeppelin full of Nazis - and dinosaurs! Written by Greg Meldrum, illustrated by Scott Twells, letters by Filippo (Blazer, The 77)
El Bigote - the undead Mexican bandit who fires deadly quills from his moustache - is back in a double episode as takes on zombie Conquistadors! Featuring art from the late, great Stephen Prestwood.

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Also included this issue; more classic Bulldog from the archives written by Commando and Brawler contributor, Jason Cobley. The anthropomorphic defender of the skies above Blighty comes up against a spy from the Vegenation! Who needs James Bond when you have BULLDOG!

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Part Three of Icarus Dangerous; A Mynx Tale by Dirk Van Dom and Scott Twells. You know the story of Icarus, right? The boy who flew too close to the sun and melted his wings and fell to earth? And was rescued by aliens? Oh, you don't know that bit? You should read this story!

Rewards this time around include a splendid Spencer Nero t-shirt and the opportunity to buy issues 27, 28 and 29 for just a tenner - an absolute bargain!

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Click the link and bag a brilliant comic (or three!)
There are only FIVE days left on the Kickstarter - you don't want to miss out!

http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn (http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 26 October, 2021, 07:29:42 AM
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Less than 24 hours to go on the Kickstarter! You can get a bloody good anthology comic for £3 and add one of these back issues for only a quid!
Which of these would you choose?

BACK IT HERE >>> http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn (http://kck.st/3Fo4Lwn)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 12 November, 2021, 08:26:27 AM
 http://kck.st/3wCbqPo (http://kck.st/3wCbqPo)

And the Kickstarter for the Christmas annual is now live!
Grab a copy and put it under your tree for the big day 😀

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Barrington Boots 12 November, 2021, 09:23:01 AM
Auto-back for me, happy to be supporting this!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 12 November, 2021, 06:04:30 PM
Cheers Boots!

Here's the cover (colours by Filippo)

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Nearly 100 pages of awesome adventures for our regular weird heroes including a brand new 25 page story featuring El Bigote - the undead Mexican bandit - and Jikan, the time travelling demon hunter.
You don't want to miss it!

That link again http://kck.st/3wCbqPo (http://kck.st/3wCbqPo)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 13 November, 2021, 08:41:18 AM
But what's inside? I hear you ask.

How about an historical Bulldog story, written by Jason Cobley (Commando) and drawn by Garen Ewing (The Phoenix).

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/SEA%20DOG%20preview_zpsac8cwbh1.jpg)

Back the Kickstarter - already halfway there!
http://kck.st/3wCbqPo (http://kck.st/3wCbqPo)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: SmallBlueThing(Reborn) 13 November, 2021, 10:38:07 AM
 And backed!

SBT
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 15 November, 2021, 07:32:19 AM
Cheers SBT!

We are only one backer away from making this a reality - grab your chance to get a piece of original art with your hardback annual!
Click the link >>>> http://kck.st/3wCbqPo (http://kck.st/3wCbqPo)

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Brand new Spencer Nero tale in the annual by Greg Meldrum and Scott Twells
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 20 November, 2021, 08:22:07 PM
So what's in the PARAGON hardback annual, I hear you ask?

Well, it's got bloody big dinosaurs, talking elephants and a Bulldog for a hero, for a start.

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92 pages of bloody good comics, just like you used to get as a kid for Christmas.


Back the Kickstarter and treat yourself
http://kck.st/3wCbqPo (http://kck.st/3wCbqPo)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 26 November, 2021, 08:12:01 AM
Only a few days left to get your hands on a bloody good annual - you could even get some original art for an extra fiver - try it, you’ll love it!
 http://kck.st/3wCbqPo (http://kck.st/3wCbqPo)

And most back issues are available through  http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/PARAGONcomic) with a massive 30% off if you use SAVE30 at the checkout. Treat yourself!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 27 November, 2021, 10:32:53 AM
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Jikan, the time travelling demon hunter, finds himself on deck of a certain tv spaceship in this adventure!
Buy the annual by backing the Kickstarter

http://kck.st/3wCbqPo (http://kck.st/3wCbqPo)

Kickstarter campaign finishes this weekend - don't miss out!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 29 November, 2021, 06:57:28 PM
ONLY 24 HOURS TO GO!

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Nigh on ninety pages of brilliant comic work in a Christmas hardback annual!
Don't miss out! Back the Kickstarter!
http://kck.st/3wCbqPo (http://kck.st/3wCbqPo)
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 15 December, 2021, 12:14:20 PM
I've taken delivery of the PARAGON annual and they look ridiculously good!

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90 pages of utterly brilliant comic strips from fantastically talented creators such as Greg Meldrum, Scott Twells, Filipo Roncone (Blazer), Jason Cobley (Brawler), Mark Howard (Zarjaz), Garen Ewing (The Phoenix), Tom Proudfoot and George Coleman (Zarjaz), Tom Newell (2000AD), Alex Mines(Topps Star Wars cards), Dirk Van Dom and Matt McLoughlin.

Due to a couple of dropped pledges via Kickstarter I have copies still available, so if you'd like a treat this Christmas visit the blogspot (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/12/on-way-in-time-for-christmas.html (http://paragoncomic.blogspot.com/2021/12/on-way-in-time-for-christmas.html)), click the paypal link and buy yourself a bloody good hardback book - you'll not regret it!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 20 December, 2021, 10:31:36 AM
All books and orders have now gone out first class so everyone should have their annual before Christmas (as long as the postie keeps up his end of the bargain!)

Let me know when they start to arrive safely and more importantly, what you think of it!  :D
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: The Legendary Shark 21 December, 2021, 12:53:22 PM

Just got mine and it's a lovely book indeed - the quality is top-notch. Buy one!

: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Barrington Boots 21 December, 2021, 05:07:03 PM
Mine rocked up this morning and it's looking very good indeed! The quality is lovely and the passion is evident. I'm delighted to see a wordsearch in there too!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 22 December, 2021, 06:01:07 PM
Thanks chaps! Hope you enjoy it  :D
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 29 January, 2022, 03:03:57 PM
SPENCER NERO
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GANESH
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JIKAN
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BULLDOG
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Our quartet of quirky heroes combine forces to combat the evil Echidna - a returning foe from Nero's past!
Back the Kickstarter to read this amazing triple length tale, from regular contributors Greg Meldrum and Scott Twells.

To help celebrate the thirtieth issue of PARAGON you can also grab a Bulldog t-shirt as an add-on to your pledge along with any back issues you are missing from your collection, at a bargain price!

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Back it here >>> http://kck.st/3qmYbR7 (http://kck.st/3qmYbR7) and support your local small press!
32 pages of A4 sized quality comicy goodness!
: Re: The PARAGON comic thread
: Daveycandlish 09 February, 2022, 02:45:33 PM
I know I bang on about this comic a lot but that's because I believe in it. It's a great comic, great stories and great art.
If you enjoy the likes of The 77 or Brawler or Blazer or Sentinel or Zarjaz then you should check this out as well - we share a number of contributors.
£3 for a 32 page, magazine sized all action adventure anthology. You should try it.
The Kickstarter campaign has about 24 hours to go.

BACK IT HERE>>>>>http://kck.st/3qmYbR7 (http://kck.st/3qmYbR7)

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