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Classifieds / Prog 1097 and Megs 76 and 267 needed!
« on: 11 January, 2012, 07:09:31 PM »
I spent the last two days sorting my progs and Megs and - gads! - found out I'm missing three issues!!!

So after spending 4 years assmebling progs 1-current and Megs 1 (several times  :D)-current, I find I'm three short of having them all!!! I need Prog 1097, Meg 76 (Vol. 2, March 95) and Meg 267. Please PM me if you've got them and want to donate sell them. Cheers!

Classifieds / Crisis 49 and the Two Specials Wanted!
« on: 10 January, 2012, 12:50:47 AM »
Hey all, I need Crisis issue 49 and the two specials (if they do indeed exist). If anyone has these and would like to sell them, please let me know! Cheers!

Creative Common / I Give Unto Thee the Onomatopoeia Index...
« on: 29 December, 2011, 04:07:18 AM »
Writers, no more wondering what an octopus stuffed into a cup of jello sounds like: glormp.

(I made that up  :D)

Your onomatopoeia reference for just about every sound effect...ever.


Help! / Setting Up A (Small) Website Help!
« on: 22 December, 2011, 08:37:24 PM »
Hey folks, is there anyone out there who will take pity on a really illiterate lad trying to set up a basic website to help flog his comic? It's for my El Bigote, which I've been going on about round here for a while...I really only need something simple - is there anyone who can help set this up? It would be much appreciated and I'd send you free copies of every issue of El Bigote as they come out!


Film & TV / Hobbit Trailer (and some hilarity)...
« on: 21 December, 2011, 05:32:03 AM »
Right, the Hobbit Trailer has been released: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGM1RB73Zso.

Unexpectedly, we get much more than a teaser. The footage we get to see is absolutely gorgeous, and it seems Jackson has resisted making the film too dark and the book's whimsy and humor has been retained (though we do see a bit of the serious, "darker" tone that LotR the Films had running through them). The characters...look okay...not sure how I feel about "sexy" dwarfs though. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of Smaug - or the trolls at the very least - but I understand those scenes have either not been filmed as of yet or are in post production.

Of course, IMDB has been bombarded with opinions - both good and not so good - on the trailer. After a couple of minutes of post-reading, the usual IMDumBasses made themselves known.

Poster Vlad Frost on why the Hobbit will fail to live up to the LotR trilogy:

"I still have no idea how the hell these movies could even come close to being as epic as Lord of The Rings. Come on, it's about a Hobbit and some dwarves finding treasure, with some battles here and there. Unless Jackson added some massive war with the orcs that I'm unaware of, this won't even compare to the trilogy at all. I've always hated The Hobbit. Why so many people are excited about the movie surprises me, I mean I'm assuming you guys read the book right? It's not exactly an epic story."


Classifieds / Comics Reviewer Needed for Horror Magazine...
« on: 06 December, 2011, 06:39:36 PM »

Davey Candlish and I are launching a horror comic magazine next year (with some HUGE surprises in store for you) and we'd like to have a horror comic review feature in each issue.

Horror comics past and present will need to be reviewed (I'd like to have a Defoe review at some point) - I'd also like horror-related small press comics to be reviewed. We have Vampire Vixens, FutureQuake Press' Something Wicked, as well as the Back From the Depths' Hallowscream, plus so many more.

Please contact me if you're interested in this, or just want more info.



Film & TV / Starship Troopers Reboot/Remake in Production...
« on: 03 December, 2011, 05:13:40 PM »

...Although the headline of the blurb claims "remake", it's unclear right now whether or not this is a remake of the film or a more faithful adaptation of the book (which happens to be one of my favorite sci-fi novels of all time, so I'm excited at the prospect that we'll see something closer to Heinlein's vision).

Film & TV / Favorite Movie Soundtracks...
« on: 01 December, 2011, 10:12:09 PM »
I've been listening to movie soundtracks lately while I write. My particular favorites at the moment are:

1. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

2. Spartacus (the new TV show)

3. Kingdom of Heaven

4. The 13th Warrior

5. Bram Stoker's Dracula

6. The Beyond (a Lucio Fulci Zombie film with a magnificent orchestral score)

7. John Carpenter's The Thing


Creative Common / Comic Marketing Advice...
« on: 30 November, 2011, 10:00:15 PM »

After a brief bit of toiling (script and art are with the letterer now, then off to the printers) I'll have a preview comic ready for cramming into the faces of anyone willing to look at it.

Here's my big question:

What is the proper etiquette for submitting my comic? In the prose world simultaneous submissions are seriously frowned upon, so a writer (without an agent to solicit for him) is expected to submit, wait for response, repeat. I plan to hit up every comic convention and force my project upon unwitting editors.

Is that the right way or the wrong way?

EDIT: of course I also plan to hand out free copies to plain old readers and every reviewer I can find, for word-of-mouth's sake. And I'll make it free on the internet, too.

Books & Comics / Oye Chingador De Cadaver! An 'El Bigote' Preview...
« on: 02 November, 2011, 10:17:53 PM »
El Bigote in: A Tequila-Drenched Reckoning.

In haunted Mexico, the Day of the Dead never ends. Monsters, ghouls, cannibalistic muertoads and spectral sessquatches are on the loose, and its up to El Bigote to put them back in their graves.

Look out for the first issue coming next year from Locustsofdeath and El Chivo!

Creative Common / Lettering Help Needed!!! (Sample Page Included in Post)
« on: 22 October, 2011, 10:45:31 PM »
Attention Lords of Lettering - I am in dire need of a letterer who can get in on a five page script I wrote. The deadline is tight - we have only a couple of days to get this in!

I've attached a sample page (art by Ghostpockets) so that you can see the strip is quality.


Books & Comics / Warhammer and Warhammer 40k Reading...
« on: 19 October, 2011, 06:32:04 PM »
Right. Back for more reading advice.

You fellows have been so helpful over and over again - what with giving me nice recommendations about horror books...then trashy fantasy (thanks for those Gor books James Stacy...um, sort of  :D...read seven of them back to back, is that good or horrible?)...then helping me sort my Terry Pratchett books.

Well, I'm back in the States. But all of my possessions are somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean and won't be to me until the end of November. I've got nothing to do but read. Browsing through the local Barnes and Nobles I noticed a display of Warhammer books and realized, though I've played Warhammer, I've never read any of the books. I know there are a few of you here (cough cough Zarjazzer cough) into Warhammer, so I thought I'd ask...

Where to start?

As I've always played the fantasy version of the game I suppose I'd prefer reading those books, but then I've heard great things about our Mr. Abnett's 40k books...

Any suggestions? Cheers!

Off Topic / Things I've Learned (Learnt) in the UK...
« on: 21 September, 2011, 08:49:52 AM »
Tomorrow all my belongings will be packed up to start the journey back to the US; I follow next Friday (30th). With my departure from these shore imminent, I've been reflecting on all the things I've learned about living in the UK while living in the UK. I'll start with:


In the US, pants are trousers. It's well and good to talk about ironing your pants, or buying pants that fit.

In the UK, pants are undies and talking about ironing and buying a pair that fits will get you strange looks. I couldn't understand the odd look I got when I mentioned to a lady at the checkout in the grocery store that the mud on the sidewalk (after a rain) got the bottoms of my pants all dirty.

Help! / 2000AD Magazine Boxes Needed!!!
« on: 18 September, 2011, 11:40:43 AM »
Guys, I am almost out of here - just two more weeks until I'm back in the States.

I desperately need 2 or 3 magazine boxes with "2000AD" stamped on the sides. The standard magazine-sized boxes are too narrow to fit old progs/Megs. I've tried to order the 2000AD-sized boxes from several outlets but have been told that they're either sold out, don't sell them anymore or can't get them to me in time!!! I won't be able to get these (or the bags, but I'm good on those) in the States.

Does anyone have any used boxes I can buy or trade for? I'd be in your debt, seriously!

(I realize that other boxes would suit, but my obsessive-compulsiveness won't allow me to do that  :D)


Help! / Doctor Who Help!!!
« on: 31 August, 2011, 11:49:15 AM »
Dearest Hivemind - I remember watching a Doctor Who show that featured primitive apelike creatures. Can any of you Who experts tell me the name of those beasties?


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