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Messages - Jim_Campbell

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Prog / Re: Prog 2236 - A view to a kill!
« on: 19 June, 2021, 10:13:26 PM »
Please give this droid more work Tharg and I am not talking about his coloring.

It’s not really about whether Tharg can give Dylan more work, it’s a question of how long it takes to draw a page vs. how long it takes to colour a page.

For example: I’d love to write comics again but, realistically, I’d need to write at least four US-length books every month to make the same money I make lettering (at the level I’d go in at writing). Even assuming I could get that much writing work on a regular basis, I’m waaaay too slow at writing to reliably turn in a 22-page book every week.

Same reason that although I give Pete Doherty shit about drawing more comics every time he colours a strip, I don’t really mean it. We’re all trying to cover the mortgage and put food on the table. I’d love to see Pete draw more comics, but if (made-up page rates follow) you can colour three pages a day at £50 each, or pencil and ink one at £100, that’s not a difficult choice, economically.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2236 - A view to a kill!
« on: 17 June, 2021, 11:11:22 AM »
Totally worth following Dyl on Twitter or Instagram. His 'sketches' are a constant delight.

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General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 17 June, 2021, 09:05:28 AM »
Folks… I was meaning to post a quick update this week, just to let you all know what's happening with this.

It's Dave's funeral at the end of next week. I'm going to start pulling the book together over the coming week, with a view to getting it printed up and sent off to Dave's family after the funeral, so we'll call Monday 28th the absolute last call for anything anyone wants to get in.

That being the case, we'll kick off the next sketch comp in the first week of July.

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General / Re: The DAVE EVANS TRIBUTE BOOK — LAST(ish) CALL
« on: 17 June, 2021, 09:03:40 AM »
Of course, JBC.

I was meaning to post a quick update this week, just to let folks know what's happening with this.

It's Dave's funeral at the end of next week. I'm going to start pulling the book together over the coming week, with a view to getting it printed up and sent off to Dave's family after the funeral, so we'll call Monday 28th the absolute last call for anything anyone wants to get in. I'll update the art thread with this same info.

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Suggestions / Re: Could we have a 2000AD 45th Anniversary bash?
« on: 15 June, 2021, 07:38:34 AM »
But is there a way to put on a 45th bash maybe by bringing in a partner company (who may run an existing type of convention)

I think I just heard MOLCH-R's stress circuits burn out from here.  ;)

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 11 June, 2021, 12:02:36 PM »
Yeah. That's the one. It might have been a different article, but using the same ambassador's account.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2235 - Interdimensional Enforcers
« on: 11 June, 2021, 11:31:37 AM »
Department K: Falls a bit flat this week, sadly, with some run-of-the-mill storytelling. Have we heard of 'Locusts' in this (or any other Dredd-verse strip) before?

They were in the first Dept K outing.


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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 11 June, 2021, 11:27:44 AM »
After 70 million of deaths under Mao years, I expected Chinese to get wiser.

I can't now find it to link to, but I read an utterly harrowing and genuinely stomach-turning account of what happened at Tiananmen Square, where a realistic death toll is apparently more of the order of 10,000+ than any 'official' number, that kind of puts it into perspective. The answer of Chinese authorities to that old cry of "they can't kill us all" was a very emphatic "Not only can we, be assured that if we deem it necessary, we will."

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 June, 2021, 06:14:48 PM »
Never seen Razorback

You probably should. It’s incredibly stylish for its micro-budget and, as I recall, an awful lot better than you might expect for its basic Jaws-with-a-giant-feral-hog premise.

Somehow, I’ve never managed to see Mulcahy’s Shadow… I’ve been meaning to for years, but never quite actually managing to do it.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 June, 2021, 10:35:33 PM »
The Matrix is buttered popcorn - I've remained surprised at fowks high regard for it all the way from its release. All FX and no substance.

Disagree quite strongly. Leaving aside the astonishing drop-off in quality of the sequels, the first movie has an aesthetic that was quite unlike anything we’d seen in a mainstream Hollywood movie before (admittedly one that you could unpick various elements of, but in totality felt very new) and at its heart has a question — does it matter if you’re not free if you don’t KNOW you’re not free? — that’s surprisingly smart for a big-budget crowd-pleaser.

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General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 30 May, 2021, 07:54:13 PM »
Seeing the posts here, though, has been very uplifting!

No, you've got something in your eye!

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General / Re: The DAVE EVANS TRIBUTE BOOK — LAST(ish) CALL
« on: 29 May, 2021, 01:20:36 PM »
Thanks, Huff.

On that note, it occurs to me that if you'd like to listed on a condolences page, how would you (and anyone else who adds their name here) like to be listed? Just FORUM NAME or REAL NAME (FORUM NAME) or FORUM NAME (REAL NAME) or just REAL NAME…?

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General / The DAVE EVANS TRIBUTE BOOK — LAST(ish) CALL
« on: 29 May, 2021, 08:34:28 AM »
I know not everyone reads every thread on here, so I wanted to break this out, just in case.

The Art Comp this month was for Strontium Dog-based art tributes, or text of any kind, to the much-missed Bolt-01 (Dave Evans) and, as I said on there:

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At the end of the month, I'd like to gather everything together and see if we can't get a printed collection made up that I'm hoping some kind soul will forward to Dave's family. I can't imagine what they're going through, but I thought it might be nice for them to have some permanent record of how well-loved Dave was here.

With hindsight, using the Art Comp thread for submissions might have caused some people to overlook it, and I don't want anyone to miss out, hence this separate post.

The ostensible deadline for submissions is the end of the month, but I still have some contributions to come via email so I won't be thinking about making a start for at least another week.

Many of you have said some wonderful things over on the RIP thread, too, but I don't want to go harvesting quotes from people without their explicit permission. At the same time, as I say, I don't want people to feel they've missed out when they would have liked to contribute.

If you posted on the RIP thread and would like your words including in the book, then just say so here and I'll take that as permission to quote you from the other thread. If you want to post some specific text here, then please feel free.

If you feel like you don't have any words, but would like to express condolences anyway, then I'm open to the idea of a page of general sympathy/condolence with a list of names. If you'd like to be included in that, then, again, you can post here to that effect.

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General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 29 May, 2021, 08:22:13 AM »
Jeez, but this has all been wonderful. I'm not closing the thread just yet — I've still got a few bits to come in via email so I can't start planning the book until I know how many pages we're going to run to. If you think you still have something to contribute, I won't be closing until next weekend at the earliest.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2233:Regened - Ready to face the law?
« on: 23 May, 2021, 06:10:06 PM »
I'd be cheered if we could move on a bit from the argument surrounding the method by which the Regened content is published (because previous threads have really explained the why of the matter quite thoroughly)

I KNOW.

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