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Messages - Mike Carroll

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General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 16 May, 2021, 04:51:54 PM »
Love it!

General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
« on: 12 May, 2021, 07:22:40 PM »
I want to write something for Dave, but at the moment I'm not in the right headspace -- but it takes a lot less effort do logos, and maybe this is appropriate given that I created quite a few for Dave's publications over the years!

-- Mike

Announcements / Dave Evans, R.I.P.
« on: 07 May, 2021, 11:32:09 AM »
It's heartbreaking to report that long-time messageboard member Dave Evans -- AKA Bolt-01 -- has died.

Dave was more than just a tremendous friend -- he was exceptionally caring, funny, intelligent, generous, loyal, talented and warm-hearted. As co-editor of some fantastic and influential zines such as FutureQuake, Zarjaz, Something Wicked and Dogbreath, Dave helped nurture many new creators, and he was delighted that so many went on to attain full-time careers in the comics industry.

I first met Dave at a Dreddcon in Oxford back in the early 2000s and we became instant friends. I've never had anything but a fantastic time in his company, and over the years Leonia and I got to know and love his amazing family, too.

I'll write more later, maybe -- this is not easy. Dave was one of those people whose presence just lifted your heart and the thought of not seeing him again is almost unbearable.

So long, Dave. It's been an absolute honour to have been your friend.

-- Mike

Prog / Re: Prog 2222 - Reach For The S.T.A.R.S!
« on: 12 March, 2021, 03:56:02 PM »
It'll end with Slaine kicking down a door, then appearing on the next page at the start of Proteus Vex doing the same thing from a different angle.
OK, that was supposed to be a secret!

Prog / Re: Prog 2220 Regened: Earth-Shattering
« on: 27 February, 2021, 02:16:28 PM »
Now I have asked this a couple of times before, but no-one has committed to an answer. So I'm going to have to press you all here: is it 'Regened' to rhyme with 'gleaned' (as in have new genes) or 'Regened' to rhyme with 'lend' (as in 'made for a new generation')?

As I recall, during his after-dinner speech at the Annual 2000AD Creators Retreat in Honolulu a couple of years ago, Tharg several times pronounced "Regened" as Rej-en-ed. That is: it pretty much rhymes with "Reginald" if you take away the L.

News / Re: BUMPS!
« on: 20 February, 2021, 05:09:53 PM »
That must have taken a long time to put together!

It took a while, yeah! I had originally intended to try tracking down the missing issues throughout the year and present a revised version this year... but I forgot. :(

News / Re: BUMPS!
« on: 19 February, 2021, 02:27:37 PM »
To celebrate 2000AD's 44th birthday, here's a link to an article I wrote last year celebrating the 43rd...

Dateline: 26 Feb 1977

Prog / Re: can someone please tell me.....
« on: 14 February, 2021, 05:02:52 PM »
Probably the best way to figure out the publication order (for the first few years at least) is to go via the ads in the prog. But in the meantime, the first Dredd TPB was Titan Books' Judge Dredd, published in June 1981 according to Barney.

General / Re: Dreddverse Map
« on: 16 January, 2021, 04:52:09 PM »
Excellent work, Funt!

(Although: Dreadnoughts is set mostly in Colorado, so that's in the middle of the Cursed Earth on your map...!)

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 31 December, 2020, 05:02:57 PM »
It's all over now... many thanks to everyone who participated, and congrats to the winner: Mark Waldron!

You can find all the correct answers on the latest blog-post!

-- Mike

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 31 December, 2020, 11:50:37 AM »
Hope the Rusty Staples competition has been an enjoyable escapade (or quest, or undertaking) for everyone!

Only ten minutes left to get your answers in!

-- Mike

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 30 December, 2020, 03:49:14 PM »
And speaking of books... How'd you like to win set of excellent Judge Dredd books -- including a copy of the Year Three omnibus which isn't even published yet? I'll even sign them for the winner, if desired!

Check out The Great Rusty Staples 2021 Calendar British Comics’ Logo Identification Competition!

(Even if you don't want to enter, please share this post so that others will have a chance!)


Creative Common / Re: Twenty Years, Creep.
« on: 25 December, 2020, 01:57:26 PM »
Nice one, PJ! You've been a Dredd creator twice as long as me -- I'll be hitting my tenth anniversary in early January!

Welcome to the board / Re: Hello after forever, from Floyd Kermode
« on: 31 October, 2020, 04:49:22 PM »
Welcome back, Floyd! You've been missed!

News / Re: Steve Dillon 1962-2016
« on: 30 October, 2020, 10:49:31 AM »
Mornin', all!

On my comics blog I've posted an interview with Steve conducted in 1990 -- complete with a rare chance to see some of his original Dredd artwork unhindered by colours or lettering!



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