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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 08 April, 2021, 11:40:50 AM »
I'm currently getting stuck into Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - really very enjoyable to far.  Brought Zone One to mind but only because it's well-written post-apocalyptic stuff (global flu pandemic rather than zombie hordes).

After that I think Sleeping Giants (Sylvain Neuvel) has worked it's way to the top to the to-read pile.

News / Re: Brian Bolland Apex Edition
« on: 08 March, 2021, 03:21:05 PM »

General / Re: Bisley does Zenith - all very odd
« on: 02 March, 2021, 05:34:28 PM »
Bejaypers. So none of them are Bisley at all?

That Masterman cover is just very wrong too. Vampire possessed by a dark god he may be, but he's supposed to look like a white supremacist's wet dream, not a superzombie from a metal album sleeve.

No, not Bisley - and now I'm really wanting to see how he might have approached Zenith back in the day... 

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 02 March, 2021, 02:37:58 PM »
Recently purchased the Henry flint run of Omega Men comics from D.C. (2006-07)

The last time I bought a big 2 floppy was McCarthy’s Spider-Man series. I’ve honestly no idea how people read monthlies - on this D.C. book every other page is an advert - one page comic, one page some garish advert. It’s near impossible to read, certainly impossible to immerse yourself into. Regardless of all other reasons sales might be low (price, distribution etc) this screams fatal mistake to me. Do those of you who buy monthlies not get the rage from this formatting?

Thank god for 200ad’s lack of adverts.

Was it Milligan, McCarthy & Ewins's Strange Days that managed to get an agreement to have all the adverts grouped together at the back of each issue?  I could go and check the shelf but I can't be arsed right now.

General / Re: Bisley does Zenith - all very odd
« on: 02 March, 2021, 02:35:20 PM »
I mean, it’s better than the shockingly bad covers on the Quality Nemesis run I once had, but…

For honesty's sake they should have gone with Quantity instead of Quality.

General / Re: Bisley does Zenith - all very odd
« on: 02 March, 2021, 11:39:56 AM »
that cover is credited to Bisley on the site, but it's not a Simon Bisley cover.

wonder who it is?

Yup - after applying 2 minutes of web-fu, the third of these at least is definitely by Dave DeVries...  The style also fits for the other ones, and he's done more by the look of it.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 26 February, 2021, 02:59:45 PM »
I've just started the final book in Alastair Reynolds' Revenger trilogy - really enjoying these so far and the blurb 'Pirates of the Caribbean meets Firefly' is reasonably accurate.  Add a dash of Black Sails (although not for the pace or the tits) and you're getting there.

General / Re: Favourite Artist - Champ of Champs - Ron Smith or D’Israeli
« on: 16 February, 2021, 02:08:06 PM »
This one's a really difficult choice but I think I have to go for D'Israeli here.

Cam Kennedy

Mick McMahon

Classifieds / Re: Advice on selling original art
« on: 16 February, 2021, 11:16:08 AM »
I sent you a pm, Huey - not chasing the art, just wanted to avoid clogging up the board with my waffle.

Classifieds / Re: Advice on selling original art
« on: 11 February, 2021, 07:21:08 PM »
I'd definitely spend time getting a feel for what a decent price may be for these - you'll probably find some sharks in the water and receive offers a fair bit below what these pages might otherwise realise.  The first offer(s) you get may well be on the low side, people being people.  Get some ball-park figures from a few different sources if possible and avoid falling for the old 'I'll give you these magic beans' line; these sound like decent pages and if someone is really interested you'll make a fair few quid.

My finger isn't really on the original art world pulse these days but I can at least say 'no, I'd hold out for more than that / that seems like a fair offer' if you want my opinion (not that there's any reason why you should).


General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 09 February, 2021, 12:56:42 PM »
2214 and 2215 showed up today - glad I held off hassling subs peeps about it; just a bit of patience required these days.  Hopefully the other issues will dribble in in due course.  I'm just glad I don't have a UK-sourced mail-based lobster subscription.

Simon Fraser

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