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Author Topic: The campaign to make Stickleback a multi-book saga begins here  (Read 1153 times)

moonbeam

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The campaign to make Stickleback a multi-book saga begins here
« on: 12 February, 2007, 09:32:55 AM »
Assuming it isn't (just a guess of course)... I hope Tharg and the Stickleback creator droids reconsider.

I'd love to see it have an extended run - be a multi-book saga - rather than a one-off story.

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Re: The campaign to make Stickleba...
« Reply #1 on: 12 February, 2007, 10:27:00 AM »
If you read D'Israeli's blog, you'll see that both he & Edginton would apparently like to continue with the characters & settings beyond this series.

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Re: The campaign to make Stickleba...
« Reply #2 on: 12 February, 2007, 10:51:01 AM »
It's clearly intended to be one, by virtue of the fact that this story really isn't about Stickleback - it's about the City Fathers and the fight against them. We've still not been properly introduced (or in some cases, at all) to Stickleback's gang, we don't know their origins... in short, there's leagues of untold potential yet to be tapped, where Bey and Stickleback cross swords again and again across London, involving a variety of schemes and characters.*


*Probably developing a grudging respect for one another along the way. :-)

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Re: The campaign to make Stickleba...
« Reply #3 on: 12 February, 2007, 01:23:53 PM »
Plus, you know, subtitle.

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Re: The campaign to make Stickleba...
« Reply #4 on: 12 February, 2007, 01:26:30 PM »
Like "Witchworld: Closing Shadows"?


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Re: The campaign to make Stickleba...
« Reply #5 on: 12 February, 2007, 01:29:50 PM »
Write to Tharg and tell him your opinions.  Just like Santa, that guy (see Prog 2007 cover for confirmation).  Why, he even reprinted Firekind because I asked him to repeatedly for five years (at least that's what I believe to be the case).  It was even in the right order.  

Seeing as Stickleback is the best new thing to appear in the Prog since Caballistics, I'm sure there's a good chance that he'll commission more if we all ask nicely.  Mr. Brooker certainly seems to have enjoyed himself darwing it.  After all, he paid for three series of Synammon...

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Re: The campaign to make Stickleba...
« Reply #6 on: 12 February, 2007, 01:44:26 PM »
Subtitle = We hope this runs to more than one book. So, yeah, like Witchworld. I'd be more inclined to worry that Sticklebrick was a one off if there weren't a subtitle.

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Re: The campaign to make Stickleba...
« Reply #7 on: 12 February, 2007, 02:05:48 PM »
Hooray for...
Stih...
Cull...
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

I like it a lot.

- Trout

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Re: The campaign to make Stickleba...
« Reply #8 on: 12 February, 2007, 08:33:55 PM »
Yeah, IĆ¢??d love to see more of Stickleback.

It really seems to capture the old pulp feel brilliantly, invoking Stuff like The Spider & Fu-Manchu.

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Re: The campaign to make Stickleba...
« Reply #9 on: 12 February, 2007, 08:52:16 PM »
Gets the cover spot on 1525. Great art from D'israeli as usual.

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Re: The campaign to make Stickleba...
« Reply #10 on: 12 February, 2007, 10:23:38 PM »
There is an insight to his technique I found on this board and a lot of what he goes through to get the end result (Mr D'Isreali).