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News / Garry Leach, 1954-2022
« on: 29 March, 2022, 03:12:52 PM »
Garry Leach

One of my favourite artists from that era and I always thought it was a shame there wasn't more in the Galaxy's Greatest (fortunately I also have copies of Warrior and A1).  Glad to have seen pages from Attack of the 50th Woman at an exhibition at Orbital a few years back.

Games / Dread: Dredd RPG
« on: 25 March, 2022, 12:22:27 AM »
Dread: Dredd - no sooner has the tabletop role-playing game licence with EN Publishing expired than a new RPG is announced, properly announced this weekend at the 2000AD online convention.

General / The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« on: 01 December, 2021, 12:16:26 AM »
All a bit last minute, so there's still plenty of days to claim if you wish to contribute something - stake your claim for a date on the thread over here.  If you've already got a day then post your entry on this thread but don't post any comments about entries - they go on a dedicated thread!

I'll kick things off with my daily "GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times" available on last year's thread * though the actual thing for today is going to be from Trooper McFad.

Confusing this, isn't it?  So as this is very last minute there's plenty of days still to claim - almost the whole month is empty so far! 

Stake your claim for a date on this thread.
View contributions to the advent calendar here.

Except I'm trying to create both threads at the same time so I may have to actually make them linkable in replies to this post!

General / The 2021 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar
« on: 30 November, 2021, 02:54:54 PM »
I've not seen anything along these lines suggested for this year, but wouldn't there normally be an announcement about the advent calendar by now?  'Lovely' Pete Wells is a bit busy this year (announced why on Facebook but I can't remember if it was for public consumption or not, so I won't go in to specifics here, but it's good news for Pete) so I can see why there hasn't been anything so far.

With nine hours until December it's a bit short notice (as opposed to the week or two usuall) but here's a list of numbers for people to reply and fill in with their names.  For myself I'll do what I did last year and post daily translations of 2000AD blurbs (so I won't put my name down on any particular day).

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25th - EVERYONE!

Prog / reviewing stories: The Out - Book Two
« on: 22 September, 2021, 10:02:44 PM »
A thread for an ongoing story starting in the latest jumping-on progs, as explained here.

The Out - Book Two

script droid: Dan Abnett
art droid: Mark Harrison
lettering droid: Annie Parkhouse

Prog / reviewing stories: Pandora Perfect - "Mystery Moon"
« on: 22 September, 2021, 10:01:17 PM »
A thread for an ongoing story starting in the latest jumping-on progs, as explained here.

Pandora Perfect - "Mystery Moon"
script droid: Roger Langridge
art droid: Brett Parson
lettering droid: Simon Bowland

Prog / reviewing stories: Scarlet Traces - Storm Front
« on: 22 September, 2021, 09:58:44 PM »
A thread for an ongoing story starting in the latest jumping-on progs, as explained here.

Scarlet Traces - Storm Front
script droid: Ian Edginton
art droid: D'Israeli
lettering droid: Simon Bowland

Prog / reviewing stories: The Diaboliks - Arriverderci Roma
« on: 22 September, 2021, 09:57:17 PM »
A thread for an ongoing story starting in the latest jumping-on progs, as explained here.

The Diaboliks - Arriverderci Roma
script droid: Gordon Rennie
art droid: Antonio Fuso
lettering droid: Jim Campbell

Prog / reviewing stories: Judge Dredd - The Hard Way
« on: 22 September, 2021, 09:53:20 PM »
How to put this?  I've thought for a while that it'd be nice to have threads on ongoing stories - like the prog and meg spoiler threads but focussing on stories that span multiple progs.  Plus, with sporadic consumption of progs (I'm one of those who supports their friendly local comic shop) due to lockdowns, changes in opening hours and generally getting batches of progs every month or so instead of every week like I used to up to March in 2020, this week is the first time I've actually gotten my hands on a prog on the day it was published!  Hopefully this shall be wildly popular and complement the existing prog threads.

Anyway, so this thread can be for the first story in jumping-on prog 2250.
Judge Dredd - The Hard Way
script droid: Rob Williams & Arthur Wyatt
art droid: Jake Lynch
colouring droid: Jim Boswell
lettering droid: Annie Parkhouse


Andy Lanning and Ant Williams (presumably Anthony Williams - when did they drop the 'hony') have created a new comic to encourage children to take an interest in science: The STEM Squad.

The IET: Tim Peake turned into comic book character

CBBC Newsround: Is Tim Peake the new Spider-Man?

Off Topic / chatting online
« on: 19 May, 2021, 12:44:12 PM »
Looks like a lot of people need to talk, so how about we do so online?  I've virtually attended the Lawless convention and numerous Southern Contingent meetings over the past year, as well as a regular gaming channel (voice channel while we play boardgames online).

At this stage I'm thinking of just setting a date, time and location and seeing who - if anybody - turns up.

I'll lay out the options below and am thinking of possibly doing this later this week (I'm guessing weekends would probably be most convenient but this particular weekend is already going to be logistically challenging for me).

Events / Lawless convention 2021
« on: 15 May, 2021, 11:47:04 AM »
Just realised I've seen no mention of this on forum this year.

The Lawless convention is on - right now!  Being virtual this time around it's called Lawless: The Bunker.

YouTube streaming here

Webpage here

Off Topic / challenge yourself!
« on: 01 April, 2021, 01:24:25 PM »
As Buttonman's thread will go on haitus until munros open and their other goals get more attainable, I thought I'd start a more general thread for the rest of us to challenge yourself (as everybody knows, if challenges and resolutions are made public then you're more likely to attain them - wether through guilt, shame or support from the people they're been shared with).

I'm mostly copying and pasting what I put in that thread...

Lose Weight / Get Exercise: I think a good proportion of the readers of 2000AD nowadays have that challenge - the demographics mainly being people in middle age or fast approaching. The NHS tells me this:
Healthy weight range for your height: 10st 4lb - 13st 13lb
Your health would really benefit from gradually losing just 5% of your current weight. The best way to lose weight is through a combination of diet and exercise.  Aim to lose 11lbsRecommended daily calorie intake: 2051 - 2637 kcal. 
To lose 1-2lbs a week stick to the lower end of the range.
First challenge I have for this is that neither of the electronic scales in the house currently work, so I'll focus on getting some sort of exercise every day.

Update Blogs regularly : as luck would have it I also have a blog that I need to keep updating regularly.prog slog hack and prog slog hack forum thread
I've had runs where I managed to update pretty every day, for almost six months but this can get challenging at times, either through not having time to write or from encountering publications which take longer to read then the average weekly prog.

Get a Letter Printed: I've not had anything published yet (I think I've sent in a total of about 10 letters and/or emails over the past 35 years) so if I send a letter a week perhaps the constant drip, drip, drip will force Tharg to print one just to shut me up?
This was somewhat harmed by lockdowns and not being able to get the weekly prog in the same week that they come out (I support my friendly local comic shop, so have been having them delivered once a few months worth of progs and megs stack up).

Draw or write something at least once a week: doing a blog commenting on other people's creativity makes me want to spend some time creating things of my own.  Especially when I see the clumsy world-building and art from some early appearances - they might be world-class creators now, but they leant by doing - and in the case of some people all the learning was on public display (I won't mention names, other than what I've already done in my blog).
Not been doing too well at this, but as April is Camp NaNoWriMo month I hope that acts as a kick-start.

Read all the unread comics and graphic novels I've got lying around:  Getting my excuses in early, I've moved house a few times in the last couple of decades and so some issues have got misplaced with all the moves.  I'd hate to read the next issue without having read the preceding one.  It's only this year two years ago that I've managed to get all my reading material in one place and been able to start organising it.  Along with runs which are partially read I have three boxes of comics to read through...  I've made a start with Sandman: Overture, which had had a few issues in one place, one somewhere else and the rest in a third place since it was completed... er... four years ago!
As I mentioned over on the other thread, I managed to read Overture (I even partially compiled a playlist of what the artist said they were listening to while drawing it - available on Spotify.

News / Si Spencer 1961-2021
« on: 18 February, 2021, 10:41:51 AM »
The passing of Si has been mentioned on the RIP thread, but I suspect some people don't keep an eye on that, so posting here as well.

2000AD Tribute.

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