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Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« Reply #15 on: 21 March, 2021, 09:25:55 PM »
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Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« Reply #16 on: 21 March, 2021, 11:48:54 PM »
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Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« Reply #17 on: 22 March, 2021, 11:13:51 AM »
Oooohhh choices choices.....

La-Bas by J.K. Huysmans
The Red Laugh by Leonid Andreyev
The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen
The Golem by Gustav Meyrink
The King in Yellow by Robert Chambers
Human Chair and Caterpillar by Rampo Edogawa
The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz
Songs of a Dead Dreamer by Thomas Ligotti
The King in the Golden Mask by Marcel Schwob
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
The Aeniad by Virgil
Les Fleurs Du Mal by Charles Baudelaire
The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria

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Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« Reply #18 on: 22 March, 2021, 11:15:02 PM »
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Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« Reply #19 on: 23 March, 2021, 05:15:30 PM »
I’ve been re-reading the Button Man series and I think it’s the first time I’ve dipped back into Book Four since it was collected. Loved the first three stories but I think I was just on a downer with the the fourth because it wasn’t drawn by Arthur Ransom. It’s still a damned fine tale and Fraser Irving does a good job with it but even after all these years I still miss A R’s work. I do wish Rebellion had continued publishing the series in hardback though - the first book is a thing of beauty.
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Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« Reply #20 on: 24 March, 2021, 01:37:49 PM »
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Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« Reply #21 on: 24 March, 2021, 10:27:32 PM »
I’ve been re-reading the Button Man series and I think it’s the first time I’ve dipped back into Book Four since it was collected. Loved the first three stories but I think I was just on a downer with the the fourth because it wasn’t drawn by Arthur Ransom. It’s still a damned fine tale and Fraser Irving does a good job with it but even after all these years I still miss A R’s work. I do wish Rebellion had continued publishing the series in hardback though - the first book is a thing of beauty.

Always baffled by the negativity to book 4. Irving’s work is astounding, for me the best he produced for 2000ad. The fusion of his style with a more grounded realism really worked. It always seemed a knee-jerk reaction from fandom not getting more Ransom.
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Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« Reply #22 on: 24 March, 2021, 10:50:41 PM »
Always baffled by the negativity to book 4. Irving’s work is astounding, for me the best he produced for 2000ad. The fusion of his style with a more grounded realism really worked. It always seemed a knee-jerk reaction from fandom not getting more Ransom.

Yeah, I liked Frazer’s work on that, too. I keep saying that they should do Bk5 with Pete Doherty on the art — firstly because Pete doesn’t do enough strip work, but secondly because he’d be perfect, with his talent for very naturalistic body language and expressive use of deep shadow.
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Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« Reply #23 on: 24 March, 2021, 11:08:50 PM »
Oh yeah, seconded.

Doherty can do beautifully grubby ordinary realism so well. Sublime artist and colourist. He did a 2 part John Smith Meg Dredd in 2009 - old wounds - and it’s another of those neglected art joys. See also the Morrison / Taylor Great Executions from megs in 2012.
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Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« Reply #24 on: 25 March, 2021, 10:00:53 AM »
Another vote for Pete Doherty here. I adore his work.

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Re: Endlessly Re-Readable
« Reply #25 on: 31 March, 2021, 09:16:40 AM »
Inspired by Funt Solo's mention of 'Elements of Eloquence' - a book I'd never heard of but can already tell I'm going to love - here are two comics I can never seem to get enough out of:

99 Ways to tell a Story by Matt Madden
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud