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sheridan

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #195 on: 07 September, 2021, 12:55:32 PM »
Whaaa? I could pull a better logo out of my aaaaAnd welcome back to


He seems such a sweet boy when he's on the telly and everything!


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He was previously seen in Prog 2165 in a letter that possibly had fewer clichés, but we can’t check our garage data file, what with being locked down and all.


You're not allowed to go from the house to the garage?  Lockdown rules are strict up there!



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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #196 on: 08 September, 2021, 11:55:32 AM »
Its the Shell garage down the road, and he's still in the pokey... check out the bars of the windows of his last pic post!
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« Reply #197 on: 08 September, 2021, 10:06:54 PM »



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You're not allowed to go from the house to the garage?  Lockdown rules are strict up there!

Beast Towers is a penthouse flat two floors above the sub-level garage. Any attempt to access would result in an attack from Der Fuhrer's shock troops.

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Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« Reply #198 on: 09 September, 2021, 08:49:22 AM »
Speaking of this week's letters page, I did think Tharg's comment about "pastiches of seventies comics" was a little on the nose considering the current small press landscape, and two of the three comics that sprung to mind as being explicitly exactly that- were created by ex-Thargs.

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« Reply #199 on: 10 September, 2021, 04:01:43 PM »
More on the Regened topic next (make it stop!) from Andy Currington on Lancaster who wisely suggests that Tharg start a separate comic to cater for older readers and call it ‘Degened’. Brilliant! Nearly as clever as the last time this was floated by an unnamed Paisley lettersmith who suggested the title be the less obvious ‘Blue Harbour Genes’. You had to have been there. This is Andy’s first letter to see print but that’s no excuse! He trails in the wake of Lancaster’s ‘Mr Letters’ Austin ’Officer’ Dibble who has seven scores to tell the cats about, the last being in 2017’s Prog 2061

Aha! I knew there was a thread on the forum somewhere which commented on readers' letters. I think if anything it's even more of a thrill being mentioned here than it is getting my first missive actually published.

As I mentioned in the prog review thread I thought TMO gave me pretty short shrift in his reply, though the tongue-in-cheek nature of my title probably didn't help. I'll be sure to say hi to Officer Dibble next time I bump into him.

How long does one normally have to wait until one's complimentary graphic novel arrives..?

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« Reply #200 on: 10 September, 2021, 07:16:19 PM »

How long does one normally have to wait until one's complimentary graphic novel arrives..?

Once again this thread delivers! Letter writers arrive at the watering hole with breathy excitement. Welcome Andy, or Norton to give you your non-letter name.

To answer your question- you should have had it by now. When I get one in, the graphic novel normally appears with or before the Prog that publishes the letter. Sometimes I feel it's a bit of a spoiler to see the familiar handwriting on the envelope - 'guess I got one in this week' I say to the long suffering wife.

Well done on your great success!