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Books & Comics / Re: The PARAGON comic thread
« on: 07 December, 2022, 07:31:40 PM »

This is a real collector's item and if you'd like a piece of original art drawn by me, that's on offer too!

BACK IT HERE >>> http://kck.st/3EKfMd5

There's some elements of this strip that I drew ... what 20 years ago? that were so satisfying to draw I've never been able to capture it since.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 03 December, 2022, 02:32:02 PM »
Jay Faulkner, who'd been involved in various fandoms, died on the 1st of December https://www.funeraltimes.com/james-jaymesfaulkner307158959

I didn't know Jay well, but I knew him for a long long time and he was always a decent guy I'm sure others here knew him better.

Creative Common / NI Comics Creator Club
« on: 29 November, 2022, 01:18:43 PM »
Hi all, I've set up a google groups for people from NI who want to make comics or support those making comics in NI - at any sort of level (from laser printing and hand stapling to high end publishing)

There's a few people in NI doing comics and we're all a bit disjointed, so this is a first stab at trying to link everyone together


Would appreciate it if you could pass it on to anyone who might be interested.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 08 November, 2022, 01:44:09 PM »
Currently Watching:
The Old Man (aka Jason Bourne is very very old now) which is quite good. (on Disney+)
Andor - others have mentioned it - a high budget blakes seven...

Exception, a CGI Anime, about far future where a ship heading to mankinds new home 3d prints a crew (using genetic materials and stored memory) to get the place ready for when mankind finally arrives in a 100 years (humans can't stand faster than light travel, so this way they send data and dna). But one of the humans is misprinted, and it's pretty good actually. I'm not fond of the character designs or the lighting but I'm here for the hard scifi element.

Midnight Club (bunch of very sick kids spend their remaining days in a spooky sanitarium which has more going on than you think). Pretty solid. Enjo9ying it.

Cabinet of Curiosities, onle seen ep 1 but it's great (love me an anthology show)

Prime Video:
Devil's Hour - don't want to spoil it, but ostensibly it's a crime show about some kind of serial killer - but I've been describing it as a british version of True Detective Series 1. It's got a time traveller twist to it but it's shot and played like a fairly straight british crime drama I thought it was great...

BBC iPlayer
SAS Rogue Heroes -= enormous fun, with moments where you think hmm this is actually all pretty awful (which the characters aslo breifly reflect on) before the enormous fun starts again. Heard is dismissivly described as Dad-Rock/Clarkson esque, to me it's like British WWII war movie meets James Gunn Suicide Squad. Really enjoyed it and I'm now about halfway through the book it was based on.

And that's my current telly diet...

Events / Re: Forbidden Planet events
« on: 23 October, 2022, 11:51:19 PM »
if you're in Belfast on thursday between 7-8 Will Simpson will be doing a signing of his new book VMT at Forbidden Planet.

General / Re: Quick Dredd questions topic
« on: 15 October, 2022, 02:11:03 PM »
For cannibals, you're going to need to put your flatin' gear on and visit the Alabammy Blimps.

god Steve was great.

Creative Common / Re: Daft question about line weights
« on: 11 October, 2022, 02:40:35 PM »
hoping somebody here can give me a couple of pointers:

I remember being told that line weights should vary according to whether a figure is in the foreground or background - the suggestion being that a foreground figure being inked with a 3 brush and a background figure being inked with a 1 brush.

So, I was wondering how this changes with the size of the panel eg). would a foreground figure in a quarter page panel have the same line weight as the foreground figure in a full page panel.

Any advice gratefully received.


There's no strict rules on this - it's whatever looks best and you 'll get there with experience. You want to be able to distinguise objects from one another and thicker lines do tend to draw attention more than thinner lines (but also thick lines tend to suggest shadow).

There's a good book on inking by Gary Martin that I'd recommend. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Comic-Book-Inking-2nd/dp/1593074050

Creative Common / Re: Ignorance is Strength
« on: 28 September, 2022, 08:35:19 PM »
No need at all for towering city blocks.

Ohhhh… we had a thread for that. Can open, worms everywhere.

Here it is. Quite probably one of the best threads ever. And started when the late Si Spuruer asks just one innocent question...


You may have mixed up your Si's - Si Spurrier very much still with us, Si Spencer, sadly passed a while ago.

Creative Common / Re: Ignorance is Strength
« on: 28 September, 2022, 12:37:19 PM »
Luckily historical fiction doesn’t apply to judge Dredd. :p

Creative Common / Re: Ignorance is Strength
« on: 28 September, 2022, 12:05:37 PM »
I wrote a blog post with how I thought the gun might work. And as a working pro I can confidentially say: it doesn’t matter.


General / Re: To Flesh or not
« on: 14 September, 2022, 10:11:48 PM »
Flesh - except it's future humans come back to *now* who are cannibals.

That's my pitch.

The remnants of the superrich who've managed to survive the oncoming climate disasters, knowing 99% of the population will die soon enough...

General / Re: To Flesh or not
« on: 14 September, 2022, 09:41:25 PM »
Flesh - except it's future humans come back to *now* who are cannibals.

That's my pitch.

Other Reviews / Re: Sandman TV Series
« on: 07 August, 2022, 04:19:32 PM »
As a counter point to this, let me just say, I thought it was great. (I’ve watched all of it). Casting decisions all seem. spot-on. I like the dip in to the wider scale of the comics in the first season that will probably play out over a few seasons (or, I dunno… season 7 if it gets that far).

I’ve read the entire run of sandman, though I came to it quite late (read a chunk of it about 15 years ago, but then last year read the entire run via library digital downloads) and overall I prefer the tv series.

Creative Common / Re: PJ Holden's Short and Curious
« on: 03 August, 2022, 12:12:39 AM »
Owing to a piece of idiocy on my part the comic WASNT free and pay what you like, it was $2+ I have no made it free (or pay what you like) so if you just fancied downloading it. Please do so (and if you can, I’d be grateful if you leave a star review!)


Creative Common / PJ Holden's Short and Curious
« on: 01 August, 2022, 04:15:24 PM »
PJ Holden's Short and Curious is a collection of 11 stories short stories (including the recently posted Holiday comics) is up on gum road, in a really good high res you can download and print for yourself, if you like.

Pay what you like too.


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