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Books & Comics / Re: Small Press Suggestions
« on: 29 January, 2022, 04:06:38 PM »
I currently have a Kickstarter running for issue 4 of Switchblade Stories, which can be found here -


This is absoloutely a shameless plug for my book, but it does come with this mighty fine Alex Ronald print absolutely free, which I did think might be of interest!

Film & TV / Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« on: 26 June, 2020, 12:50:08 AM »
It's been a long time since I last showed my face in these parts, but thanks to everyone on here who ordered the Twin Peaks zine. It sold like hot cakes over on my Big Cartel page. Thanks for ordering those other books too, Colin! Always much appreciated, and I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Creative Common / Re: My newish Webcomic
« on: 15 September, 2017, 09:56:57 PM »
Just wanted to post a quick update here as, since last time, my Kickstarter target has been reached and then some! And there's still 25 days to go. So it looks like this thing is definitely happening!

Creative Common / Re: My newish Webcomic
« on: 13 September, 2017, 09:19:32 PM »
Thanks for all the kind words, and for those who have backed or are planning to back.
Currently at 82% of my target and only 2 days in, so going pretty well so far.
Cheers guys!

Creative Common / Re: My newish Webcomic
« on: 12 September, 2017, 08:41:52 PM »
Just a brief update to this thread, as i completed the entire webcomic a few weeks back and it's all still available to read on Tumblr.

I'm now aiming at producing a print version, and have just launched my first Kickstarter to get some funds in. I'd gratefully appreciate it if you folks would take a moment or two to take a look at my project, and back it if you feel you can. Link below.


Creative Common / Re: Dredd Helmet Paint Job
« on: 10 April, 2017, 08:54:11 PM »
So here we go so far - sanded, primed, and painted in matte black. Next step is to mask off everything i want to keep black and then crack out the red paint. Have to say that this next stage is where I start worrying about things getting a bit messy.

Creative Common / Re: Abominable Glory...(or pimping my graphic novel)
« on: 30 March, 2017, 03:54:58 PM »
Glad you enjoyed it Bolt! It does seem to have vanished from Amazon and I'm guessing that Markosia have moved on to other projects now. It is still available in digital format though, and i have just received another batch from Makosia which came straight from the printers, so copies can be ordered from me (free p&p) or if you catch me at a con anytime this year (next up Birmingham Edgbaston).

Creative Common / Re: Dredd Helmet Paint Job
« on: 26 March, 2017, 10:07:56 AM »
Looks really good. How are you going to do the visor?

Some online forums I've checked recommend using a welding mask visor or motorcycle helmet visor.

Creative Common / Re: Dredd Helmet Paint Job
« on: 25 March, 2017, 07:47:31 PM »
Had a bit of helmet time today so did most of my cutting out. Still needs a little bit of sanding down, but I'm quite pleased that I've got past that stage without completely bodging it!

Creative Common / Re: My newish Webcomic
« on: 16 March, 2017, 07:06:22 AM »
Thanks for the comments Rogue Judge - glad you enjoyed it!

Creative Common / Re: My newish Webcomic
« on: 15 March, 2017, 08:17:11 PM »
While i'm in these parts, just thought i'd give this thread a quick bump. I'm now 40 pages into my webcomic, and pleased that I've managed to keep it going apart from the odd hiccup. You can pick it up from page 1 by following the link. The endgame should soon be coming into view, and there will be a print copy when the tale is all told.

Greatly appreciate all views, comments, shares, etc...


Creative Common / Re: Dredd Helmet Paint Job
« on: 15 March, 2017, 07:59:28 PM »
is that photo flipped or does it really say DREDD backwards across the face?

I'b be tempted to create the visor by cutting horizontally and removing the lower face part - good luck with all that - I'm terribly kak-handed and I would doubtless ruin it instantly, but I love seeing other more capable people doing stuff ,like this!

It's not flipped and it does say Dredd backwards - obviously a reverse imprint from a badge, but couldn't say why.

Creative Common / Re: Dredd Helmet Paint Job
« on: 15 March, 2017, 11:07:48 AM »
Thanks Krakajac - there's a Dremel 3000 on Amazon for just under £40, reckon that should serve my purposes. Good point about the dust mask too!

Creative Common / Re: Dredd Helmet Paint Job
« on: 15 March, 2017, 08:23:25 AM »
Uhh this is going to become a good thread. Can't offer anything constructive but my enthusiasm for regular updates on progress!

Well, my next post may well be 'Bodged the trimming job, whole project binned'. We'll see :-)

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