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: Thank You... Ron!
: The Legendary Shark 28 August, 2011, 07:00:39 PM
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Now retired, legendary Twoothy artist Ron Smith had one of the most unique and instantly recognizable styles ever to grace our beloved organ. I could go on and on praising the man here but I'd be preaching to the converted, so... it has been suggested that we say thank you to Ron for the pleasure he has given us through his work over the years. But, how to do this? Simple!

Following on from the successful and eye-wateringly touching "Get Well Carlos" project we ran earlier, I suggest embarking on an entirely similar project this time around. Every one of you is invited to contribute to this project and lack of artistic talent is absolutely no bar whatsoever. You can submit a photocopy of a scribbled note on a wine-stained napkin if you like, or a poem, a letter, a drawing, a comic strip, a poster - anything at all (so long as it's respectful, of course). The brief is simple: To say "thank you" to Ron Smith for the part he has played in your enjoyment of comics or how he has inspired you.

Again, I suggest just a single and unique hard copy that will be posted to Ron and two digital pdf versions - a high-res unwatermarked contributors' copy and a low-res watermarked public copy for anyone to download. Once again, NO MONEY WILL BE MADE FROM THIS. It is a labour of love, not a marketing exercise. Any contributions will remain the copyright of the creator but all I ask is that you hold back from showing your submissions off elsewhere until Ron receives his hard copy.

For the moment, please send all contributions to: thanks_ron at sharkpool dot co dot uk 

Contributions should be A4/A5 size/aspect in jpg/pdf or tiff formats, CMYK colour - and try to keep the file sizes under 3MB if possible.

I'll put a tentative initial deadline on this of December 31st this year - although this may change if there is sufficient need.

So, all you droids, squaxx and lurkers out there - what do you think? Are you in?
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: bluemeanie 28 August, 2011, 07:18:15 PM
nice one sir.
I'm in again if thats cool.

Im away for a week as of tomorrow morning but can pimp it on the website if you want.
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: The Legendary Shark 28 August, 2011, 07:23:23 PM
Thank you, Sir, pimpage would be most welcome! (If there's one thing I learned from last time, it's get the message out there early - so, please feel free to email everyone you know about this SPREAD THE WORD!)

I seem to remember that you were the first one in last time, too...
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: strontium71 28 August, 2011, 07:32:06 PM
Great idea , again. Ron must have had a pretty crap time with you know what , so this is bound to cheer him up. Very deserving.
Pity I can't draw , write witticisms and the like. But there are more than enough squaxx on here to do it justice.
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: The Legendary Shark 28 August, 2011, 07:56:39 PM
All you have to do is write something in black ink on white card - something as simple as "Thanks Ron, Love John Whoever", scan or photograph it and then email it to me. Just like signing a normal card. A load of those would look great either scattered throughout the book or gathered together on their own pages. That's just as good as a fully painted portrait or a 6 panel strip.

It's the thought that counts.
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: flip-r mk2 28 August, 2011, 08:22:26 PM
Count me in.

filip
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: The Legendary Shark 28 August, 2011, 08:23:09 PM
The new email address for this project is:  thanksron@gmail.com

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: Van Dom 28 August, 2011, 09:16:14 PM
Great idea, I'm definately up for it. I'd like to do something similar to what I did for the Carols one, a one page comic strip of some description, so if any artists wanna team up for it, lemme know!
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: CrazyFoxMachine 28 August, 2011, 09:23:32 PM
You want to team up, Van Dom? As much as I love him my mind is massively blank :O I'd be proud to help in any way I can - !
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: Van Dom 28 August, 2011, 09:30:05 PM
Oh believe me, Mr Foxmachine, my mind is blank as well right now...but I'll come upwith something cool before too long! So yep, let's go for it.


(And that should say "Carlos" in my previous post, not "Carols". Doh!)
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: strontium71 28 August, 2011, 09:32:16 PM
Will do , Mr Shark. I may even...attempt a drawing  :o


btw - who's John Whoever?
 :lol:
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: flintlockjaw 29 August, 2011, 07:29:02 PM
Count me in! Ron Smith is a Legend! One of the most unsung artists ever.
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: Cthulouis 29 August, 2011, 07:37:40 PM
Totally all over this, Ron Smith was the first artist I tried to copy when I started trying to draw Dredd at the age of 10.

I'll probably just draw a little picture, but if anyone wants to write up some sort of mini strip or something, I'm up for a team up.
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: Bhuna 29 August, 2011, 09:24:07 PM
Count me in!!!
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: Colin YNWA 30 August, 2011, 11:56:27 AM
Ohh I'll put my thinking cap on and will defo be involved in some way or other. My thanks again Shark.
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: Steven Denton 30 August, 2011, 12:33:39 PM
sounds like a good idea to me. I'm in.
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: Woolly 30 August, 2011, 10:33:05 PM
Definately up for this  :thumbsup:
You're a great man, Sharky! Good call.
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: Jon 31 August, 2011, 11:48:11 AM
I think I was first blown away by Ron Smith when I saw his work on Pirates of the Black Atlantic, with Captain Skank. Probably one of the first artists along with Mick McMahon to really get me drawing.

I'll certainly try and contribute something, and what a fantastic idea.
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: The Legendary Shark 31 August, 2011, 12:59:05 PM
Thanks for all your support, guys, but we need more! Especially droids...

If you know anyone who might be interested, please email them and let them know about this project - the more the merrier! The submission email address is thanksron@gmail.com and the deadline (at least for now) is December 31st this year.

By the way, if anyone still hasn't seen the Supersquirrel Undefeated "get well comic" we did for Carlos Ezquerra, you can download it from here (http://www.zshare.net/download/8035759096751fc8/) (54.75MB).
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: blackmocco 06 September, 2011, 05:40:48 PM
I'm in for something. Good ol' Ron...
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: SKD 08 September, 2011, 09:57:18 AM
 Nice one Mr. Shark. :thumbsup: I'll get my crayons out.

 Stew.
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: Darren Stephens 08 September, 2011, 05:37:21 PM
I want to do something, too. Maybe a poster, unless someone has a one page strip idea they need drawing up!  :D
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: David Frankum 13 September, 2011, 05:02:05 PM
Hi. I'm in. Should have my submission in over the next day or so. Ron is a massive influence on me. Very much looking forward to saying a long over due 'thank you' :)
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: David Frankum 21 September, 2011, 03:21:41 PM
Legendary Shark,
Hi. Have you received my submission/ contribution? Thought I'd best check that you got it safely.
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: The Legendary Shark 12 October, 2011, 04:59:45 PM
Just a reminder that this project is still on-going. I haven't had many contributions yet, but I'm sure they'll come. David, I think I did (eventually) email you back.
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: David Frankum 12 October, 2011, 05:33:50 PM
Yes, you did. Thank you. All the best with the project. I will spread the word (without Ron knowing, of course) the best that I can  :)
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: The Legendary Shark 12 October, 2011, 06:07:55 PM
Thank you :)
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: The Legendary Shark 25 October, 2011, 06:27:41 PM
Just got an email from a Very Big Name offering a contribution...

Response up to now, though, has been disappointing. Please spread the word. Please contribute.
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: dracula1 26 October, 2011, 08:50:53 PM
Putting something together for you now ... It's privilege to contribute.
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: The Legendary Shark 26 October, 2011, 08:56:38 PM
Thank you, Sir. :)
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: auxlen 26 October, 2011, 11:11:21 PM
no-one could draw mega city crazies like Ron. alas i am a talentless oik so can't contribute. but Ron rocks.
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: The Legendary Shark 26 October, 2011, 11:19:14 PM
no-one could draw mega city crazies like Ron. alas i am a talentless oik so can't contribute. but Ron rocks.

Of course you can contribute! Just slap a doodle on a piece of paper and write what you just said on it. Scan it and email it to thanksron@gmail.com and it's virtually guaranteed a place. It's the sentiment that counts here, not the aptitude.
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: Adrian Bamforth 27 October, 2011, 09:12:13 PM
I'm really up for this though I haven't had any ideas. If anyone has any to spare, let me know as I'm a big fan of his work, even if it's suggestions of classic pre-2000AD characters he helped define or put his stamp on.
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: Heath C Ackley 27 October, 2011, 11:29:14 PM
 I think we are thinking along the same lines Adrian. I have a semi - formed idea crawling through the cranium if you're interested.
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: Adrian Bamforth 28 October, 2011, 12:55:13 AM
I have nothing! So feel free to let me know either here or via a message.
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: Pete Wells 28 October, 2011, 09:40:15 AM
I'd forgotten all about this. Definitely gonna do something...
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: dracula1 28 October, 2011, 03:53:16 PM
My pencils and page for Ron's tribute are coming along nicely Mr
Shark.
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: The Legendary Shark 28 October, 2011, 03:59:25 PM
Good to know :)

Don't forget to spread the word!
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: dracula1 28 October, 2011, 05:08:48 PM
Announced on Facebook through friends list already.
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: The Legendary Shark 28 October, 2011, 05:13:55 PM
Magic! Thank you!
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: Cthulouis 28 October, 2011, 06:43:05 PM
I've just had an idea! Probably the same one everyone will have had, but there you go.

Now, my idea requires lettering, and anyone who has seen my attempts at lettering will know I suck at it. Rather than besmirch this gift with my cack handed handwritting like I did with the last one (sorry Carlos!), I was wondering if anyone would mind helping out. It will require one speech balloon, containing eleven words. Thanks in advance!

Deadline is the end of the year isn't it?
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: Heath C Ackley 28 October, 2011, 08:50:10 PM
Just this minute sent my contribution in.
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: The Legendary Shark 28 October, 2011, 08:58:16 PM
And I've just this minute got it. Ta!
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: SKD 31 October, 2011, 12:21:32 AM
 Hi Mr. Shark, finally finished my effort. Just sent it in. :thumbsup:

 Stew.
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: The Legendary Shark 31 October, 2011, 12:42:02 AM
Got it, thanks - lovely stuff!
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: Adrian Bamforth 01 November, 2011, 01:59:03 PM
Okay, withoug giving too much away, I plan to feature "the big 4" Dredd artists (as Ron put it) themselves. I havedecent reference for Esquerra, Bolland and Smith though I've only found 2 blurred photos of the seemingly camera-shy McMahon, and those very recent shots. If anyone has any decent images I can use, from signings or whatever, please let me know, Cheers!
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: The Legendary Shark 09 November, 2011, 01:11:54 PM
Just got another fantastic contribution in. We need more, though! More, more, more!

And remember, you don't have to be a skilled artist or writer to join in. It's the thought that counts!
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: dracula1 09 November, 2011, 01:31:58 PM
Mines complete Mr. Shark :D. I'll get it out to you a.s.a.p.
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: Cthulouis 20 November, 2011, 11:26:23 PM
Mr Shark, you have mail.
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: The Legendary Shark 20 November, 2011, 11:36:46 PM
Got it, thanks. Another smashing piece to add to a still small but growing collection!
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: Mister Pops 23 November, 2011, 08:23:59 PM
@Shark: I'm in
@Everbody Else: Why aren't you? Eh? EH??
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: Mister Pops 25 November, 2011, 02:43:27 AM
I really got in to this, and stayed up past my bedtime, but my contribution has been sent in
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: judda fett 25 November, 2011, 11:51:45 AM
Just having a think and then Ill get something in for this too.
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: The Legendary Shark 25 November, 2011, 01:19:45 PM
I really got in to this, and stayed up past my bedtime, but my contribution has been sent in

Hey Pops - nothing's arrived here yet. I hope I didn't give you the wrong email address the other day. Just in case, I'll put it up here again and also add another:

Primary Contact: thanksron@gmail.com
Secondary Contact: thanksron@sharkpool.co.uk
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: Adrian Bamforth 25 November, 2011, 01:44:36 PM
I have 2 ideas - an thoughts which to go for?

1. A large crowd of Mega-City 1 citizens waiting to do their part in the carving of a Mount Rushmore style monument featuring the faces of Bolland, McMahon, Smith and Esquerra. Dredd turns to us: Back in line creep - it's payback time".

2. Dredd turns toward the artist, represented by a the artist's hand rested on the page. Dredd holds up his kneepad: "If Ron say's it's small kneepads, it's small kneepads!"

(1 I'm having trouble with as I can't seem to find a decent photo of McMahon from the 80s).

I'd be up for other ideas if there's any spare, especially if it featured his older characters.

ADE
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: The Legendary Shark 25 November, 2011, 01:59:50 PM
They both sound good to me, Ade. If I had to choose though (which I don't - I'd use both :) ), I'd go for #2. (Maybe you could merge the two ideas and have Dredd overseeing a remodelling of the Statue of Judgement from a McMahonesque to a Smithesque style. Just a suggestion for you or anyone to use or not use!)
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: Mister Pops 25 November, 2011, 06:34:13 PM
Ok, I've tried sending it again, I think the file was too big to fit in your inbox (said the Bishop to the Actress).
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: The Legendary Shark 25 November, 2011, 06:55:30 PM
Got it, thanks :)
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: Mister Pops 25 November, 2011, 10:08:48 PM
Do yoo want mee too inclood a wee messidge? Konstructifying sentantses is'nt my sterrong soot.(sorry been drinking cocktails)

But seriously.

I'm not great with words so if anyone else has a wee message for one of the loveliest men ever to draw pictures in 2000AD, send it to Shark
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: Adrian Bamforth 29 November, 2011, 08:56:15 PM
I've sent my contribution in... though afterwards I had a pretty fun idea for an image, which can be used if anyone's not had inspiration yet, which is a cover of an imaginary 'merged' 2000ad AND Hotspur' ("Great news about your favourite comic inside, kids!"). Dredd is seen on the cover either pursuing, or maybe high-fiving, King Cobra or Nick Jolly. If anyone wants to run with that just let me know in case I decide to have a last-minute bash at it.
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: Large48 29 November, 2011, 11:42:45 PM
Yes Ron was great on King Cobra.

 :)
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: The Legendary Shark 22 December, 2011, 12:29:36 PM
BUMP.

Not long to go on this, now...

If you find yourself with an hour or so to spare over the Festive period, why not whip up a little contribution? (So far, the Advent Calendar (which is bloody superb again, by the way) has many more contributions than this - so I'd really, really appreciate more.)
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: Bhuna 24 December, 2011, 06:29:05 PM
I'm still working away on mine Sharky!
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: The Legendary Shark 24 December, 2011, 11:29:18 PM
Thanks, Bhuna :)

I'm sure many folks are beavering away at this - the flow of contributions has been light (so far) but the sheer quality and heartfelt wishes have been a joy.

Once again, I urge everyone to contribute a little something to say thanks to Mr Smith. No genuine contribution will be refused - so long as it's (relatively) clean! So come on, Loyal Squaxx, let's give Mr Smith a Thank You the like of which has not been seen before!
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: dracula1 25 December, 2011, 01:03:45 PM
Mr.  Shark your efforts are a inspiration!
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: Roger Godpleton 25 December, 2011, 03:48:48 PM
A credit to us all.
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: Pete Wells 30 December, 2011, 02:10:24 PM
Hey Sharky,

I've sent you something, using yousendit.com. As, usual, it wuz a whole lot better in my head than my poor effort! Please let me know you've got it!

Pete
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: The Legendary Shark 30 December, 2011, 02:55:48 PM
Got it, thanks Pete. That's grand! Just what the doctor ordered - loving it  :)
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: Neil McClements 30 December, 2011, 09:28:29 PM
Okay Shark check your email, I hope it's what your after.
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: The Legendary Shark 30 December, 2011, 10:14:44 PM
That's exactly what I'm after, thanks!
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: Darren Stephens 31 December, 2011, 09:00:45 AM
Gah, am I too late for this? Is the original deadline still in place?
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: Bhuna 31 December, 2011, 10:51:56 AM
I hope in can be extended! I should have it inked today. I just need to colour & letter it
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: The Legendary Shark 31 December, 2011, 12:13:36 PM
Very well - perhaps it was a bit foolish of me to set the deadline around this busy time of year, so I'm hereby extending the deadline to January 31st.

How's that sound?
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: flip-r mk2 31 December, 2011, 12:51:32 PM
Nice one Shark, have fell behind now will have a chance to get it done.


All the best

filip
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: Darren Stephens 31 December, 2011, 01:09:05 PM
Excellent, thank you Shark.  ;)
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: Bhuna 31 December, 2011, 01:44:51 PM
Ohhh you're a good 'un Sharky.... god bless ya sir (doff cap)!
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: Leigh S 31 December, 2011, 03:56:50 PM
Very well - perhaps it was a bit foolish of me to set the deadline around this busy time of year, so I'm hereby extending the deadline to January 31st.

How's that sound?

Sounds good!...
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: Darren Stephens 15 January, 2012, 05:15:48 PM
Soooo, anyone out there need an idea drawn up for this? I'll be doing mine this week come what may, but am currently stuck for an idea. If there are no takers, it'll be a staright Dredd illo and note to Mr Smith.  :D
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: strontium71 15 January, 2012, 05:48:08 PM
PM sent Darren  :)
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: Darren Stephens 15 January, 2012, 08:47:19 PM
Cheers Ian. It's a goooooooooooo!  :lol:
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: strontium71 15 January, 2012, 08:57:25 PM
Heh heh..
[ Mwahahahah ]

...etc
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: strontium71 22 January, 2012, 12:14:04 PM
Well , I have now seen the rough pencils for Darren's contribution and it looks amazing. I really sure Ron is going to love what Shark and the rest of the contributors have done.
Shark - Darren has very graciously given me the art for his entry - is it best until you have sent Ron the finished piece before I share it? Ron is obviously not on my Fbook so that wouldn't matter , but if you want me to keep it a surprise then I will.
Thanks again to Darren  :)
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: Bhuna 22 January, 2012, 03:36:26 PM
Sharky, artwork on it's way over to you!

Cheers
Bhuna
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: The Legendary Shark 22 January, 2012, 04:36:12 PM
Well , I have now seen the rough pencils for Darren's contribution and it looks amazing. I really sure Ron is going to love what Shark and the rest of the contributors have done.
Shark - Darren has very graciously given me the art for his entry - is it best until you have sent Ron the finished piece before I share it? Ron is obviously not on my Fbook so that wouldn't matter , but if you want me to keep it a surprise then I will.
Thanks again to Darren  :)

It's your artwork but I'd prefer if you could hold off until after the project's all done and dusted if you can. Up to you, though, of course.

Thanks, Bhuna - lovely work there!

That brings us up to 16 contributions (with another three promised from Big Names - two of which will just be text and the third the cover). I'm going to see if I can get a few more people interested at the SFX Weekender on the 3rd of Feb so the deadline's going to be extended for another two weeks or so. Please forgive me for dragging this out but I'd like to get at least into the 20s before putting this together - I hope you all understand :)

And please, if you have anything to contribute, please do so. Just write something on a piece of paper or even send in something you've already done in the past with a little message on it. Or just send me an email (thanksron@gmail.com)with a few thoughts and best wishes and I'll figure out the presentation.

At this stage I'm so desperate for contributions that I'm not sure what else I can do. Please help if you can, even if it's only emailing other people to invite them to contribute.
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: Darren Stephens 22 January, 2012, 04:46:58 PM
Ours is done and winging its way through cyberspace, Mister Shark.  ;)
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: dracula1 22 January, 2012, 04:57:09 PM
l've sent on some Ron artwork for this already.  l'll gladly do another if it helps to boost the page count.
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: The Legendary Shark 22 January, 2012, 05:01:54 PM
Ours is done and winging its way through cyberspace, Mister Shark.  ;)

Lovely stuff, fellas, thank you! Some properly brilliant contributions coming - thanks to one and all!

l've sent on some Ron artwork for this already.  l'll gladly do another if it helps to boost the page count.

The more the merrier! Better to have too many than not enough, I say (except for broken bones)!
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: Psidude 22 January, 2012, 06:37:19 PM
dusting my pens off will get back to you by the  end of the week,great thing your doing :)
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: strontium71 22 January, 2012, 06:45:16 PM
I thought you wrote ' dusting my penis off... '  :-[
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: Psidude 22 January, 2012, 07:02:27 PM
think i will do both ! and women say men cannot multitask ;)
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: strontium71 22 January, 2012, 07:26:33 PM
Do you know how frustrating this is? Darren has emailed me his coloured version of his submission and I can't let you in on it  :'(
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: David Broughton 23 January, 2012, 07:46:39 PM
Wotcha Mister Shark!  :)

Working on something now and will send asap.
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: The Legendary Shark 23 January, 2012, 08:19:14 PM
Kewl :)
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: Large48 23 January, 2012, 08:32:22 PM
Can't wait to see all these and not sure (as I'm fairly near to him) if I'm dropping this off for everyone?
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: The Legendary Shark 23 January, 2012, 08:40:11 PM
Can't wait to see all these and not sure (as I'm fairly near to him) if I'm dropping this off for everyone?

That'd be great, Large, thanks. I have your email and I'll contact you when everything's sewn up. Shouldn't be long, now, and thanks again for the kind offer :)
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: flintlockjaw 23 January, 2012, 10:31:39 PM
How are you doing on contributions Mr. Shark?
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: Leigh S 23 January, 2012, 11:28:59 PM
My contribution is looking like its only a day or two away - had a big push on it tonight, so count mine in!
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: The Legendary Shark 24 January, 2012, 12:04:14 AM
How are you doing on contributions Mr. Shark?

17 in so far.

My contribution is looking like its only a day or two away - had a big push on it tonight, so count mine in!

Excellent, thanks, Leigh!
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: dracula1 24 January, 2012, 10:52:31 AM
Monsieur Shark working on another contribution for you. When do you want it in by?
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: The Legendary Shark 24 January, 2012, 12:36:23 PM
I'm hoping to gather a few extra contributions from SFX Weekender, so let's say February 8th.

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: dracula1 24 January, 2012, 01:50:37 PM
Thanks, that means l can spend extra time on it.  Incoming art to our top man the Shark for the 6th of Feb. then.
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: flintlockjaw 24 January, 2012, 08:22:31 PM
Cool Sharkie, the contributions seem to be picking up steam.
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: DoomBot 26 January, 2012, 09:23:05 PM
I'm doing you one too...
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: JayzusB.Christ 31 January, 2012, 01:02:10 PM
Right, I've been horrendously busy of late and haven't contributed to the board much, but feck it, it's Ron Smith - I'll get on it ASAP.
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: The Legendary Shark 31 January, 2012, 01:10:40 PM
Thanks, JayzusB, we're currently up to 19 contributions.

Still need more! More, I tells ya, more! Last chance to thank a Legend!
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: dracula1 31 January, 2012, 02:06:46 PM
It's privilege not a chore to contribute to your project for Ron Sir Shark.  I called you Sir as you should be Knighted for efforts thus far.
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: The Legendary Shark 31 January, 2012, 02:20:50 PM
Benighted, maybe!

It's the contributors who deserve the praise - I'm just a loon with a stapler :D
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: The Legendary Shark 31 January, 2012, 07:50:15 PM
It's been pointed out to me that the Supersquirrel Undefeated link has expired, so if anyone hasn't seen it yet as wants to I've uploaded it again here:

http://www.zshare.net/download/989629760ee84b37/
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: JayzusB.Christ 01 February, 2012, 10:22:23 PM
Sharky my boy, if you don't get a KTT this time, I'll eat my hair
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: The Legendary Shark 05 February, 2012, 03:11:19 PM
FINAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Please help - all submissions gratefully recieved. Deadline is this coming Wednesday, Feb 8th.
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: dracula1 05 February, 2012, 03:39:38 PM
Blimey! Shark that FINAL submission post stopped my idle banter on the forum. l'll Photoshop tweak my contribution now and send it on to you this aftey.
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: dracula1 05 February, 2012, 05:02:17 PM
Just sent the files Sharky. Let me know when you get them.
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: SuperSurfer 05 February, 2012, 05:44:23 PM
I'm going to do my damndest to contribute to this Sharky.
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: The Legendary Shark 05 February, 2012, 06:21:20 PM
Got it thanks, Drac.

The more the merrier, SS!
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: Bhuna 05 February, 2012, 09:11:36 PM
Sharky, did you have any luck at the sfx weekender??
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: The Legendary Shark 06 February, 2012, 02:23:48 PM
Sharky, did you have any luck at the sfx weekender??

I got one 'possible' contributor.
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: The Legendary Shark 08 February, 2012, 12:19:27 PM
D E A D L I N E
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: Leigh S 08 February, 2012, 02:50:46 PM
Eeek - mines done -  i'll send as soon as
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: strontium71 08 February, 2012, 05:34:20 PM
Sharks post above now looks like a Catchphrase segment! Erm...Finish above water , er..shark below the end , er...fuck it , Roy , I give in!
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: JayzusB.Christ 08 February, 2012, 07:16:22 PM
Hi Sharky, would you mind if I sent it tomorrow?  Really sorry, I've just been hit with a ton of work in the last couple of days.
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: The Legendary Shark 08 February, 2012, 07:30:14 PM
Hi Sharky, would you mind if I sent it tomorrow?  Really sorry, I've just been hit with a ton of work in the last couple of days.

Well, all right - but don't tell anyone I said so, okay? ;)
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: JayzusB.Christ 08 February, 2012, 07:34:42 PM
Thanks, mate, you're a star!
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: flintlockjaw 09 February, 2012, 01:08:59 AM
Sharky,
Did I send you my Hi-Res version?
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: The Legendary Shark 09 February, 2012, 01:14:24 AM
Sharky,
Did I send you my Hi-Res version?

You sent a 311kb version (which was fantastic, btw!).
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: JayzusB.Christ 09 February, 2012, 04:32:17 PM
It's going to be a bit late in the evening when I finally send mine, sorry mate. Probably half eleven or so
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: Spaceghost 09 February, 2012, 06:00:03 PM
Mine's going to be getting sent tonight too. Hopefully...

I hope it'll be worth waiting for...
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: The Legendary Shark 09 February, 2012, 08:10:29 PM
Yep, no problems.
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: flip-r mk2 09 February, 2012, 08:21:21 PM
You have mail, hope it's not to late.

filip
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: The Legendary Shark 09 February, 2012, 08:30:14 PM
Just replied, Filip. Lovely stuff!
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: JayzusB.Christ 09 February, 2012, 11:07:00 PM
Realy sorry about this, Mark, didn't get a chance to use a scanner today. DEFINITELY tomorrow. Apologies again
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: Spaceghost 10 February, 2012, 01:02:44 AM
Thou hast mail Mr. Shark.

It nearly fucking killed me but I got it done.

Hope you like it.
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: JayzusB.Christ 10 February, 2012, 12:22:24 PM
Finally got there; two days late - it should be with you now; thanks for your patience, Sharky!
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: The Legendary Shark 10 February, 2012, 12:37:14 PM
No probs, JayzusB, it was worth waiting for - as was yours, Lee. Great stuff!

I've still got one or two things to chase up on but hopefully I'll be able to pull everything together during the coming week. I'll let you all know what's happening as things proceed.

A big Thank You to everyone who has so generously given of their time, talent and, dare I say, love to this project. You all deserve a pat on the back!
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: Jon 10 February, 2012, 12:42:43 PM
Looking forward to seeing the finished thing.
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: dracula1 10 February, 2012, 02:13:14 PM
Three cheers to Sir Shark and numerous ale's on me at the next Convention we're both at :D
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: David Frankum 10 February, 2012, 03:01:16 PM
Defiantly, three cheers indeed :) I'm really looking forward to see how it all turns out, excited in fact. I'm sure Ron will be very pleased. I'm very proud to be part of this project. Thank you, Shark. Thank you Ron :)
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: JayzusB.Christ 11 February, 2012, 06:18:52 PM
Yep, respect to the Shark - you're a true credit to the board.

Looking forward to the finished thing - Ron is a legend; I miss his acne-faced, leather-clad Mega-City deliquents.  Possibly the definitive Dredd artist for me in my childhood years anyway
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: TordelBack 11 February, 2012, 06:26:00 PM
Yep, respect to the Shark - you're a true credit to the board.

He really is.

Sharky, as well documented I have not a creative bone in my body, and thus always run a mile from these kinds of projects, but would you be on for taking just simple 'thank you' paragraphs?  I could manage one of those, and I'd like to express my appreciation for Ron somehow.
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: The Legendary Shark 11 February, 2012, 06:37:34 PM
Absolutely, Tordels. That's what this is all about.

It's not about how good an artist you are or how well you benderise English - it's about how good Ron is. Period.

Submit away, Tordels - great idea!
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: JayzusB.Christ 12 February, 2012, 11:14:16 PM
No better man for the job than Tordelback either.  If my thoughts had a more articulate ghost-writer it would be him
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: The Legendary Shark 15 February, 2012, 04:57:12 PM
My internet's gone buggered, so the project's on a bit of a hold until I can get it back up and running again. It's been off since Monday but should be fixed tomorrow (all being well).

Sorry for the inconvenience - I'll let you know as soon as it's up and running again. (Most of the work is finished, I've just got a couple of specials to download and then the printing to get done.)
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: flintlockjaw 15 February, 2012, 07:33:49 PM
Sharky,
I emailed you a hi-res version of my page. I can't remember if I had sent you a printable version.
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: Woolly 15 February, 2012, 10:52:40 PM
Well, confession time:

I've been having so many problems getting something together that i'm happy with, that i just havent managed this one in time.  :(
As such, i've kinda been avoiding the thread in shame. Sorry chaps.

Still, i've sent something off anyway - i just hope it's not too late! It is a bit of a cop-out though...
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: The Legendary Shark 17 February, 2012, 02:41:40 PM
Gah.

This is turning into a bit of a nightmare. Been let down and delayed by circumstances and such. It's so nearly complete, as well!

I'm so sorry about all these delays but, rest assured, this project WILL GET FINISHED!

Woolly - I did get your email, but there was no attachment.
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: dracula1 17 February, 2012, 03:56:51 PM
Your determination is an inspiration Mr. Shark.  If  you need help on anything just holler.
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: The Legendary Shark 17 February, 2012, 05:39:33 PM
...If  you need help on anything just holler.

Thanks - bring me a gallon of whiskey and a revolver.
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: JayzusB.Christ 17 February, 2012, 06:25:27 PM
Rest assured that your hard work is very much appreciated and respected, Sharky.  There aren't many people who'd undertake such a big project out of the goodness of their own heart, and you've done it twice.
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: TordelBack 17 February, 2012, 06:49:24 PM
I'll be adding to your problems now, Sharky - I haven't sent you that paragraph yet.  Bloody half-term children.  Will definitely send it tonight.
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: dracula1 17 February, 2012, 06:54:29 PM
Rest assured that your hard work is very much appreciated and respected, Sharky.  There aren't many people who'd undertake such a big project out of the goodness of their own heart, and you've done it twice.

Ditto to that ... and seriously if it's taking to long to tie up Sharky we are all here to help.
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: Large48 17 February, 2012, 07:00:11 PM
And as said before if you need someone local(ish) to drop it off just let me know...
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: SKD 17 February, 2012, 07:03:05 PM

Thanks - bring me a gallon of whiskey and a revolver.

 If your doing shots, count me in. :D 
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: Woolly 17 February, 2012, 08:50:40 PM
Re-sent the email Sharky. Christ, but I'm an idiot!
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: The Legendary Shark 17 February, 2012, 10:58:25 PM
I feel that I should apologise for my last post as it was a little negative.

This has been a strange project - very different in mood to the Carlos Project. It's led me into some odd places and strange conversations and exchanges and I think that's wrong-footed me a bit. But I do love this project very much.

Now, I obviously can't speak for Ron but I can imagine being in his position. All that artwork that he made, artwork that just about all of us have in our collections (both physical and mental) and now there's no more to come. Never to open a comic or newspaper and see your own work again. No more calls from editors with Big Ideas or writers with Bigger Notions. That would make me at least a little sad, cast a little shadow over my life. I know that Carlos was in a bit of shadow too and that's where the two projects are really the same and share the same goal.

We're not just making a little comic here, or a thank you card or sending happy retirement wishes. In my mind, we're making a candle.

That's why I love this project so much and that's why I'm sorry about my earlier negative comment.

(And no - I'm not drunk!)
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: Mister Pops 17 February, 2012, 11:05:06 PM
(... I'm not drunk!)

I AM
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: DoomBot 17 February, 2012, 11:11:13 PM
(... I'm not drunk!)

I AM

I'm getting there....

Sharky,  very well said. Every project worth doing has its challenges. I'm glad you've chosen to take this one on. It really is worth doing
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: flintlockjaw 18 February, 2012, 04:28:31 PM
I feel that I should apologise for my last post as it was a little negative.

This has been a strange project - very different in mood to the Carlos Project. It's led me into some odd places and strange conversations and exchanges and I think that's wrong-footed me a bit. But I do love this project very much.

Now, I obviously can't speak for Ron but I can imagine being in his position. All that artwork that he made, artwork that just about all of us have in our collections (both physical and mental) and now there's no more to come. Never to open a comic or newspaper and see your own work again. No more calls from editors with Big Ideas or writers with Bigger Notions. That would make me at least a little sad, cast a little shadow over my life. I know that Carlos was in a bit of shadow too and that's where the two projects are really the same and share the same goal.

We're not just making a little comic here, or a thank you card or sending happy retirement wishes. In my mind, we're making a candle.

That's why I love this project so much and that's why I'm sorry about my earlier negative comment.

(And no - I'm not drunk!)

You're doing a great job! Thank Grud the forums are full of caring members like yourself.

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: The Legendary Shark 01 March, 2012, 12:01:16 AM
Things are just about done, now - just one more thing to come and we're away.

I'm feeling a bit guilty about the delay, so I thought I'd give you a little present based on the simply stunning cover image created by Colin MacNeil as a thank you for putting up with all these delays.

And so, without further ado and with the kind permission of Mr MacNeil, a desktop wallpaper sized 1280x1024; Into the White (http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/the_legendary_shark/thanks_ron_CM_INTO_THE_WHITE_1280X1024.jpg)
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: dracula1 01 March, 2012, 12:31:10 AM
Awesome effort Mr. Shark and what a treat with the cover reveal ... beautiful work by Colin. That's straight onto my HTC and laptop!  :D
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: David Frankum 01 March, 2012, 02:27:27 PM
Jolly good  :D Thank you
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: Heath C Ackley 01 March, 2012, 07:52:25 PM
Excellent. I'm sure the man will love it.
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: DoomBot 01 March, 2012, 08:06:52 PM
That's a great cover. Looking forward to seeing the finished thing - get on with it man!

Only kidding of course  :)
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: SKD 01 March, 2012, 09:39:10 PM
I'm feeling a bit guilty about the delay, so I thought I'd give you a little present based on the simply stunning cover image created by Colin MacNeil as a thank you for putting up with all these delays.

 First off - Don't feel guilty. If not for you (your enthusiasm and drive) this project would not exist. If not for you and your commitment, I, and many others who have contributed to this special project, would not now be grinning like Cheshire cats at Colins wonderful cover art. I've always thought that when it's done, it's done. And not a moment before.... So no rush. I'm proud to have been part of this tribute and if we should we ever meet, I owe you a beer (or two)

 Secondly - Colins cover.... Wow! Thanks Mr Shark.

 Stew. :D
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: JayzusB.Christ 01 March, 2012, 10:27:29 PM
I'm feeling a bit guilty about the delay, so I thought I'd give you a little present based on the simply stunning cover image created by Colin MacNeil as a thank you for putting up with all these delays.

 First off - Don't feel guilty. If not for you (your enthusiasm and drive) this project would not exist. If not for you and your commitment, I, and many others who have contributed to this special project, would not now be grinning like Cheshire cats at Colins wonderful cover art. I've always thought that when it's done, it's done. And not a moment before.... So no rush. I'm proud to have been part of this tribute and if we should we ever meet, I owe you a beer (or two)

 Secondly - Colins cover.... Wow! Thanks Mr Shark.

 Stew. :D

Couldn't have put it better.  Never feel guilty, sir, in my book at least you are this board's finest member. (Fnarr)
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: Large48 02 March, 2012, 06:31:33 AM
Now I don't want to sound negative, but when I last met Ron he wasn't overly talkative about when he was flying Spitfires.........  :o

Do we really want to remind him of that?

Although the artwork is lovely.
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: dracula1 02 March, 2012, 12:24:27 PM
Didn't know this fact. What a man. A man of action in reality and a true artist who  rendered beautifully complex action sequences.
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: Darren Stephens 02 March, 2012, 09:06:28 PM
I'm feeling a bit guilty about the delay, so I thought I'd give you a little present based on the simply stunning cover image created by Colin MacNeil as a thank you for putting up with all these delays.

 First off - Don't feel guilty. If not for you (your enthusiasm and drive) this project would not exist. If not for you and your commitment, I, and many others who have contributed to this special project, would not now be grinning like Cheshire cats at Colins wonderful cover art. I've always thought that when it's done, it's done. And not a moment before.... So no rush. I'm proud to have been part of this tribute and if we should we ever meet, I owe you a beer (or two)

 Secondly - Colins cover.... Wow! Thanks Mr Shark.

 Stew. :D

Sorry to re-quote this, but it also somes up my feelings to a tea. Hurrah, Mr Shark!  :D
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: The Legendary Shark 05 March, 2012, 05:18:27 PM
The files are at the printers, yaay!

I'll have to wait, because the printer has about 3 billion other jobs on at the moment, gaah!

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: strontium71 05 March, 2012, 05:44:52 PM
Hurrah! Almost at the finishing post now Mark! I'm looking forward to seeing the copy  :)
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: dracula1 05 March, 2012, 05:52:36 PM
Thanks for the update Mr. Shark
... it must be a good feeling having this nearly complete.  :-)
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: David Frankum 05 March, 2012, 06:25:44 PM
Good stuff  :D
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: Mister Pops 05 March, 2012, 07:09:54 PM
'bout feckin time  ;)
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: Bhuna 09 March, 2012, 11:52:28 AM
Really looking forward to seeing what everyone as done for Mr. Smith!
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: JayzusB.Christ 10 March, 2012, 01:07:38 PM
Me too! Bring it on
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: The Legendary Shark 10 March, 2012, 01:12:30 PM
Still waiting on the printer.
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: dracula1 10 March, 2012, 02:15:44 PM
I know what you mean Monsieur Shark, . . . my printer is terrible. I've got pictures queuing on mine that have been stuck for hours and nothings appeared yet!  ::)
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: Bhuna 18 March, 2012, 09:35:08 PM
Sharky, is there any news on when the contributors will receive their PDF copies??
Cheers
Bhuna
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: The Legendary Shark 19 March, 2012, 02:36:35 AM
Sharky, is there any news on when the contributors will receive their PDF copies??
Cheers
Bhuna

The local printer's still busy with this other job for the Jehovah's Witnesses but assures me that the comic will be printed by Wednesday at the latest (it's a good job I'm already bald and grey otherwise all this waiting would have made me bald and grey). As soon as it's done I'll post it off to the person who has kindly offered to deliver it by hand and then... well, then I guess we'll see!

I know that the delays on this project have been terrible and I can only apologise for that. If I could just beg your indulgence for a little longer I'm sure you'll find it worth it in the end.
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: strontium71 19 March, 2012, 01:37:13 PM
Well....I suppose so  ;)
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: Pete Wells 19 March, 2012, 08:35:57 PM
Booooooo! Burn the Sharkie! What's HE everyone for anyone?
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: The Legendary Shark 19 March, 2012, 09:06:39 PM
(http://www.theglaringfacts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/fearappeal.jpg)
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: dracula1 19 March, 2012, 09:46:31 PM
Liking your animated avatar Sir Shark! . . . sit back and relax you've done everything possible on this now. The true extent of this wonderful project will shine through once Ron receives the finished product. :D
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: The Legendary Shark 23 March, 2012, 07:07:44 PM
Finally.

The comic has been printed and posted off to "Agent Large", who will hand deliver it to the Man Himself. (Thanks, Agent Large!)

I'll email and post the contributors' download link once Ron's received the hard copy but in the meantime here are a couple of photos of the finished article to put you on:

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/the_legendary_shark/Ron01s.jpg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p147/the_legendary_shark/Ron02s.jpg)
A great big Thank You and the threat of a sloppy yet manly kiss to all you lovely people out there who have given so much time, talent and patience to this project. You're all stars!
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: TordelBack 23 March, 2012, 07:13:31 PM
Incredible!  I'm awed, Sharky, but not shocked.
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: Jon 23 March, 2012, 07:40:27 PM
That looks amazing! Nice work!
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: strontium71 23 March, 2012, 07:40:41 PM
Wonderful! I do like that Anderson  :)
Let's hope Ron sends a message for the board.
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: DoomBot 23 March, 2012, 08:04:40 PM
Wow that looks awesome Shark. All the more so for seeing a sneak preview of my Anderson.  :)

Huge thanks go to you for pulling it altogether too, what with all those inspiring threats words without which it wouldn't have happened.
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: strontium71 23 March, 2012, 08:15:49 PM
Ah - T'was your Anderson? Very good it is too  :)
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: strontium71 23 March, 2012, 08:19:57 PM
This is going to be really great to see when it comes. I can't focus on Neils piece there. Don't know if that's my eyes or the size of it on the screen but I'll see it properly soon  :D
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: JOE SOAP 23 March, 2012, 08:26:52 PM
I like Ron's version of the helmet used as a page border.
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: Bhuna 23 March, 2012, 08:28:55 PM
Don't you just love it when a plan comes together!! Sharky you are a legend!!
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: dracula1 23 March, 2012, 09:36:11 PM
Thanks for your time and for your efforts in orchestrating this Monsieur Shark.  The glimpse of the finished product looks a-maz-ing!  :-)
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: strontium71 23 March, 2012, 09:45:59 PM
I like Ron's version of the helmet used as a page border.

Now that I did not see  :o
Well spotted.
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: flip-r mk2 23 March, 2012, 10:31:03 PM
You are truly named Legendary,Shark for taking the time and effort to put this all together.

filip
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: David Frankum 23 March, 2012, 10:37:40 PM
Woaw! That looks incredible! A bit lost for words to be honest. Well done everyone, espically Shark... you really are a legend  :D
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: Kev Levell 24 March, 2012, 10:23:46 AM
I'd forgotten about this - Good show to all involved and Shark, you, my friend, truly are, legendary!
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: Heath C Ackley 24 March, 2012, 12:14:44 PM
Won - der - ful! That looks brilliant. Well done Mr Shark!
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: The Legendary Shark 24 March, 2012, 01:02:11 PM
Thanks, chaps - you're all too kind :)

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: Darren Stephens 24 March, 2012, 06:42:00 PM
Looks fantastic, Shark. Well done, Sir, well done.  ;)
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: SKD 24 March, 2012, 08:24:49 PM
 Nice one Mr Shark. It's been said before, I'll say it again. You are a legend.

 Stew. :D
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: Mister Pops 24 March, 2012, 08:30:26 PM
Fucking Schweet.

Looks tidy

By your leave, Shark, is it ok for us contributors to post our contributions now?
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: The Legendary Shark 24 March, 2012, 08:59:55 PM
...is it ok for us contributors to post our contributions now?

I was going to ask you to wait until Ron's received the comic - but given all the delays I can't in all conscience forbid it. Post away!
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: Mister Pops 24 March, 2012, 09:05:27 PM
Cheers dude.

My attempt at Otto Sump:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/311873_307155535975235_100000423721076_1146844_339067101_n.jpg)

Hope Ron likes it.

I must start scribbling again
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: strontium71 24 March, 2012, 09:12:10 PM
Darren Stephens contribution. Although I suggested it , it is all his effort. He kindly gave me the pencils to this so I am in his debt.

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af68/strontium71/ronflat.jpg)
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: The Legendary Shark 24 March, 2012, 09:19:01 PM
Very nice - I haven't seen those before.
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: strontium71 24 March, 2012, 09:23:51 PM
Oh you are a tease , Shark. Just think , as of this moment you're the only one who's seen all the entries in one place  :o
Apart from the printer obviously.
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: strontium71 24 March, 2012, 09:26:00 PM


Hope Ron likes it.



I'm sure he will.
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: The Legendary Shark 24 March, 2012, 09:28:05 PM
Heh, sorry, Strontium - just a bit of editorial humour there. I couldn't resist  >:D

Which reminds me...

(http://image.take40.com/300x225/nelson_haha_white_400x300.jpg)
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: Mister Pops 24 March, 2012, 09:28:17 PM
Very nice - I haven't seen those before.

Wait..... what?

Ooooooooooooh, you have Sharkey Electroperception with which to manipulate all the e-mails into one wonderful tribute?

Impressive. Most impressive
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: Spaceghost 24 March, 2012, 09:33:01 PM
It's looking lovely Sharky. Ron's going to love it. Well done to you.
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: strontium71 24 March, 2012, 09:40:54 PM
Yep , don't know if I've said it yet either but kudos to you Shark. You've done the man proud.
Who's next though... ;)
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: Mister Pops 24 March, 2012, 11:41:26 PM
Yep , don't know if I've said it yet either but kudos to you Shark. You've done the man proud.
Who's next though... ;)

Brett Ewins?*

I love that Smith/Statue of Justice mash-up (Statue of Just-smith?). The wee details make it for me. I want a pair of those cuff-links now.

*Edit: I don't mean to cause Shark any more head-aches. He has played a blinder on this. Makes me glad I come to this Forum
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: Bhuna 25 March, 2012, 11:42:57 AM
Here my effort. Cheers Ron!

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h62/bhuna/cheersron.jpg)
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: DoomBot 25 March, 2012, 03:03:28 PM
And my effort:

(http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g392/DoodlebotOfDoom/2000ad/anderson_ron_2kboard.jpg)
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: strontium71 25 March, 2012, 03:15:01 PM
Love 'em! There's a lot of fine talent around here , isn't there? I also just noticed Neil's shirt has the man himself on  :P
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: David Broughton 25 March, 2012, 04:32:28 PM
Well done Mr. Shark!  What I've seen so far looks awesome!
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: flintlockjaw 26 March, 2012, 02:23:43 AM
Here's my effort...
(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/8738/ronsmithcomicpageweb.jpg)
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: dracula1 26 March, 2012, 12:00:37 PM
All wonderful efforts thus far.  Ron will be well chuffed!  Sir Shark we salute you.
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: The Legendary Shark 26 March, 2012, 02:14:15 PM
Agent Large is in receipt of The Package.
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: flintlockjaw 26 March, 2012, 02:53:50 PM
The two crows fly south as the fox runs north.
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: JayzusB.Christ 26 March, 2012, 04:42:11 PM
Excellent, Sharky!  I'll post my one as soon as I get the chance.  Great work from everyone else so far though
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: dracula1 26 March, 2012, 07:38:59 PM
Agent Large is in receipt of The Package.

Excellent, . . .  the Eagle will have landed in the next few days hopefully!
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: strontium71 26 March, 2012, 07:42:20 PM
Nice , Flint! Even done in a Ron Smith art style  :)
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: Leigh S 26 March, 2012, 09:05:19 PM
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n68/DobeyKweeg/RonDreddsmall.jpg)

Here be my effort
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: dracula1 26 March, 2012, 09:44:04 PM
Flippin' excellent Leigh. All the supporting cast are spot on, especially loving the Brain child  :o
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: Jon 26 March, 2012, 10:21:05 PM
My two-penneth;

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/25024/ThankYouRon_Skank_public.jpg)
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: dracula1 26 March, 2012, 11:07:17 PM
Truely astounding art Jon ... the message is as equally wonderful.
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: Pete Wells 26 March, 2012, 11:40:52 PM
Well, from an amazingly brilliant Captain Skank to my amazingly shite one. Good old Ron, I adore his work...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/RonsmithPeteWells.jpg)
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: golledge100 27 March, 2012, 12:03:38 AM
Gotta say. This is fantastic. Particularly Flintlockjaw amd Jon which brought a tear to my eye! Outstanding work to ALL involved! LEG Shark, It was worth it!
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: JayzusB.Christ 27 March, 2012, 03:43:02 PM
Just located mine!

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r153/brnwlsh/ron.jpg)
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: David Frankum 27 March, 2012, 07:23:17 PM
Here's mine  :)

(http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee440/DavidFrankum/ThankyouRon.jpg)
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: dracula1 27 March, 2012, 09:04:48 PM
Amazing contributions ... will this top last crimbo's Advent calender ? :-*
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: flip-r mk2 28 March, 2012, 11:28:52 PM
Leaving to the last minute and being totally bereft of idea's I chose to redraw one of my favorite Ron Smith images.
(http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/tt99/flipray09/JDRonSmitha.jpg)

filip
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: JayzusB.Christ 29 March, 2012, 06:45:06 AM
Sweet. A bit of Rufus Dayglo letratone into the mix there, flip - like it
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: Pete Wells 29 March, 2012, 07:23:03 AM
S'beautiful Flip!
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: David Broughton 29 March, 2012, 07:19:33 PM
This was my contribution...
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4462/thanksronsm.jpg)
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: dracula1 29 March, 2012, 08:37:34 PM
Megabus that's magnificent. Do like the Arthur Ranson style Ron portrait especially.
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: David Broughton 04 April, 2012, 01:31:25 PM
Thanks Drac, I can't wait to see everyone's work together...will there be a PDF for us all to look at?
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: The Legendary Shark 04 April, 2012, 02:14:24 PM
Yes, there will be a pdf.

Another couple of days and Ron should have the comic with him then I'll post the download link for the pdf.
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: David Frankum 04 April, 2012, 06:43:24 PM
Exciting times  :D
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: JayzusB.Christ 15 April, 2012, 06:05:07 PM
Just wondering if there are any updates on this?
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: The Legendary Shark 18 April, 2012, 01:44:42 PM
A few short hours ago I received a telephone call from Mr Ron Smith, thanking us all for the comic which he received this morning. To say that he was completely flabbergasted, blown-away and overjoyed would be to employ three understatements all in one sentence.

A lovely gentleman to talk to, he wished me to pass on to you all his heartfelt gratitude for this tribute and special thanks to everyone who has taken the time and effort to contribute. I could tell from his voice that he was deeply touched and I will unashamedly admit to issuing a small tear as I put the phone down. All that waiting and frustration was worth it in the end and I hope that you all have as much pride in yourselves as I have in you. You're all stars and you have made an old man very happy. You have also made Ron very happy, too!

I have already emailed all the contributors with links to the Digital Contributors' Copy of the Tribute Comic and will be releasing the link to the Public Copy this evening in the Rowdy Yates Block Citizens' Yap Shop over at PalTalk (to get there, click the Yap Shop link in my sig or follow the instructions in the Wednesday Night Chat or the Intercourse of Beautiful People threads).

Thank you all once again for your time, your talent and your patience. It is people like you who make me proud to be a Squaxx.
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: strontium71 18 April, 2012, 02:02:50 PM
It's people like you who make me proud to have been a very small part of it!
I'm so happy that Ron was pleased - I'm sure it made his day.
Well done again Shark , you should be rightly proud of yourself!
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: Albion 18 April, 2012, 02:17:22 PM
I have already emailed all the contributors with links to the Digital Contributors' Copy of the Tribute Comic

i never did get the email with the link in it. :(   Did my piece get put in?

Anyway, great to hear Ron was pleased with it.
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: bluemeanie 18 April, 2012, 02:25:15 PM
Looked great Mr Shark. Hats off to you once again sir and thanks for allowing me to chip in
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: The Legendary Shark 18 April, 2012, 02:51:05 PM
I have already emailed all the contributors with links to the Digital Contributors' Copy of the Tribute Comic

i never did get the email with the link in it. :(   Did my piece get put in?

Anyway, great to hear Ron was pleased with it.

Email me your details at thanksron@gmail.com and I'll look into it.
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: DoomBot 18 April, 2012, 02:58:09 PM
Looks fantastic Mr Shark. Hugely pleased that Ron liked it and thanks to you for pulling it together, it's a great achievement.
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: dracula1 18 April, 2012, 04:03:41 PM
Sir Shark


 :o that looks spectacular put together. A very touching moment for me too reading the email and links you kindly sent earlier. It has worked 110% based on Ron's reaction. This has been the event of the year for me so far. Thanks again for orchestrating this wonderful project.
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: Pete Wells 18 April, 2012, 04:56:38 PM
Yay, a stonkin' read! Well done everyone and cheers Sharky!
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: Neil McClements 18 April, 2012, 05:48:34 PM
Well done Sharky you’ve done a lovely book there, it’s a very nice gift for Ron and I’m glad it went down so well.
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: TordelBack 18 April, 2012, 06:03:37 PM
May the FSM bless you Sharky, you're the best of us.
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: JayzusB.Christ 18 April, 2012, 07:43:39 PM
May the FSM bless you Sharky, you're the best of us.

Seconded. Sharky, you give me hope for humankind.
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: strontium_dog_90 18 April, 2012, 07:49:39 PM
May the FSM bless you Sharky, you're the best of us.

Seconded. Sharky, you give me hope for humankind.

Consider that thirded. You're a true credit to fandom.
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: The Legendary Shark 18 April, 2012, 07:53:57 PM
Oh, behave! I'll take my share of the thanks, sure I will, but this is down to a lot more people than just me. Every contributor deserves at least as much thanks, if not more - because without you there'd be nothing to show for it. So thanks for the thanks, warmly received, but don't forget to also thank the contributors and yourselves for your support and enthusiasm.

We've all shone a little sunshine into the life of a Legend today - and that's what makes me proud to be a small part of this generous and heart warming community.
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: Albion 18 April, 2012, 08:01:52 PM
Well done shark, even if there was one small error.  ;) Also well done everyone who took part.
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: The Legendary Shark 18 April, 2012, 08:05:33 PM
I can't apologise enough for that, Albi. I'm so sorry. God bless you for your understanding, but I'm sure you must be miffed. I have forwarded your contribution via email - it's a bit of a tortuous route I'm afraid, but I'm reasonably confident that Ron will at least get to see it. I know that's small consolation and if I can think of something better I'll get right on it. Once again, I'm so sorry to have accidentally left your contribution out. It was frankly unforgivable of me and I'm feeling like an utter muppet over it.
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: Albion 18 April, 2012, 08:24:19 PM
No problem shark. You're still legendary.  :D
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: Heath C Ackley 18 April, 2012, 09:26:17 PM
Just downloaded the file. Excellent! Another great job Sharky. I'm glad it had such a positive effect on Sir Ron.
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: Albion 18 April, 2012, 09:27:20 PM
The missing image.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/Rinus.jpg)

The version for the comic also had some words from me at the bottom but I can't get that one to display properly via Photobucket.
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: strontium71 18 April, 2012, 09:44:22 PM

I have already emailed all the contributors with links to the Digital Contributors' Copy of the Tribute Comic

 :( I haven't got an email Mr S.  :'(
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: dracula1 18 April, 2012, 09:46:31 PM
Albion that is spot on, a lovely rendering . It will be fantastic and fitting addition to Ron's tribute comic :)
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: SKD 18 April, 2012, 10:24:54 PM
 I've said it before on these pages, and I'll say it again. I've felt incredibly proud to have been a part of this book, thank you for putting this all together. Well done everyone. Nice one Mr Shark.

 Stew. :D

 Great picture Albion, as dracula1 has said, a fantastic addition.
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: The Legendary Shark 18 April, 2012, 10:31:56 PM

I have already emailed all the contributors with links to the Digital Contributors' Copy of the Tribute Comic

 :( I haven't got an email Mr S.  :'(

email me at thanksron@gmail.com and I'll investigate.
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: flip-r mk2 18 April, 2012, 11:56:05 PM
Waited until I got home and to my PC before looking at this. It was fooking arsom and well worth the wait, well done all who contributed and especially Shark for putting it all together.


filip
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: David Frankum 19 April, 2012, 12:53:12 PM
Speechless. Thank you... Ron is superb! Well done to all involved, espically Sharky for being so thoughtful and putting the publication together. Nice to know we all helped to make Mr Smith's day very special. Respect to the Ron :D
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: The Legendary Shark 19 April, 2012, 01:13:29 PM
Here is the link for the public copy: http://db.tt/tZV3J3aP

It's a zip file containing jpegs. Once downloaded, if your Windows XP won't extract the zip file you'll need to have a standalone zip program like Winzip. Two good free options are peazip (http://download.cnet.com/PeaZip/3000-2250_4-10602256.html) and 7zip (http://download.cnet.com/7-Zip/3000-2250_4-10045185.html). Enjoy!
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: dracula1 19 April, 2012, 01:49:41 PM
Thankyou :D We salute you Mr. Shark.
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: Dunk! 19 April, 2012, 02:09:14 PM
As usual I didn't get my contribution finished in time (must dig it out and see how much more needs doing) but I must say everyone involved should be proud.

Some great work and real admiration on show.

Dunk!
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: bluemeanie 19 April, 2012, 02:35:32 PM
Here is the link for the public copy: http://db.tt/tZV3J3aP


Is that "forum public" or can I post up the link along with the cover and a quick blurb?
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: The Legendary Shark 19 April, 2012, 03:33:55 PM
Here is the link for the public copy: http://db.tt/tZV3J3aP


Is that "forum public" or can I post up the link along with the cover and a quick blurb?

Post away, Blue!
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: Cthulouis 19 April, 2012, 07:14:10 PM
Here is mine. Also, posted a few extra words and the public link on my blog.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RMA7SKxSzi0/T48Fb_dJ1kI/AAAAAAAAAdE/dnHOdRNn7_w/s1600/ron+.jpg)
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: The Legendary Shark 19 April, 2012, 07:21:44 PM
That's a nice blog write-up, Cthulouis, thank you.
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: dracula1 19 April, 2012, 07:25:24 PM
Two Guns blazing ... An outstanding heart felt write up and illustration for Ron.
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: Mister Pops 20 April, 2012, 12:45:22 AM
I finally got the chance to sit down and read this. What can I say? You really have played a blinder, oh Splendid Mr. Shark.

Al Ewing's intro is perfect. That man really is a great writer. In a handfull of paragraphs he pays not only pays tribute to Mr. Smith, he gives a nod to us fans. It's just really nice. Sets the tone perfectly.

After that it's page after page of gorgeous art and heartfelt-without-being-schmaltzy messages, all perfectly framed by a Smith-style Dredd visor.

Thanks Shark
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: The Legendary Shark 20 April, 2012, 03:28:00 AM
May the FSM bless you

I had no idea what this meant - but after asking around I was pointed in the right direction to be touched by His Noodly Appendage. Glory be! I'm saved!
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: Darren Stephens 20 April, 2012, 11:39:31 AM
Just got around to reading the finished article. Immense. Lovely work from all involved and especially Mr Shark. So glad Mr Smith seemed to like it, too!  :D
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: David Broughton 22 April, 2012, 08:59:52 PM
I loved every contribution to the final comic. Well done for doing a great job putting it all together Mark.  :)   
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: David Frankum 24 April, 2012, 08:00:27 PM
Greetings all.

Thank you, Ron is very special. Superb! I've just written a post about 'Thank you... Ron' over on my blog. I haven't singled out anyone's contribution as every page is a prize winner. A fantastic effort by all :)

I hope you enjoy!

Thank you... Ron blog post: http://daveyf.co.uk/blog/?p=541
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: The Legendary Shark 24 April, 2012, 08:54:30 PM
That's a nice, heartfelt write-up, David. Thank you :)
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: David Frankum 24 April, 2012, 10:17:58 PM
Not a problem. It was a wonderful project and I'm sure that it meant the same to everyone involved as it did to me. Ron's a legend :)
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: JayzusB.Christ 27 April, 2012, 02:39:38 PM
So when are we doing 'Thank you Mark Millar', Sharkie?  :)
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: Neil McClements 08 May, 2012, 11:09:43 AM
Curious to know if anyone has taken up Ron’s very kind offer and if so what did he say.
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: dracula1 08 May, 2012, 11:36:03 AM
 I'm trying to muster up some courage but l feel l would be too star struck!  :'(
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: Spaceghost 08 May, 2012, 11:59:48 AM
I got the lovely email from Ron's daughter with his phone number included and an offer to call him. I'm just too nervous and scared of making a fool of myself. Anyone else called?
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: Heath C Ackley 08 May, 2012, 07:21:19 PM
Yep I received an email from the lovely Hannah last week.
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: strontium_dog_90 08 May, 2012, 07:27:16 PM
I got the lovely email from Ron's daughter with his phone number included and an offer to call him. I'm just too nervous and scared of making a fool of myself. Anyone else called?

Yeah, I received one, too. Thought it was a very touching thing for them to do, to send a reply out like that.
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: David Frankum 08 May, 2012, 07:33:57 PM
Same as. Too nervous to call him. Maybe we should all pick straws to see who phones him first.
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: Skullmo 14 March, 2013, 09:51:43 AM
So did anyone call?

:)
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: dracula1 14 March, 2013, 10:29:00 AM
I didn't unfortunately, totally bottled it, I'm in awe of the man. :-[ I would feel better communicating via FB messenger or text. Seems a bit impersonnal that way I know but would suit me better if I choked up (which I would most likely do over the blower).
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: Bhuna 14 March, 2013, 10:52:27 AM
I bricked it too!  :( I'd just end up stuttering and putting the phone down!
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: Jim_Campbell 14 March, 2013, 10:58:56 AM
Has anyone got back in touch with Ron's daughter to let her know how much the gesture was appreciated and the reason for the lack of any actual phone calls? If not, perhaps someone should…

Cheers

Jim
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: dracula1 14 March, 2013, 01:24:33 PM
That's a very good idea Jim. I kindly asked if I could email Ron but she hinted he wasn't using this method of communication :-( l would gladly Chase this up on the forums behalf. I would need to trawl my emails to find her contact though. Let me know how you all feel about this first.
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: Skullmo 14 March, 2013, 02:49:23 PM
I'll give him a call on the forum's behalf if you want! I am happy to let him know how much we appreciate him!
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: dracula1 14 March, 2013, 03:01:44 PM
Much Thanks kind Sir :D and please indicate some of us are just to shy / chicken to call him :-\
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: Darren Stephens 18 March, 2013, 08:19:21 PM
I'll give him a call on the forum's behalf if you want! I am happy to let him know how much we appreciate him!

That would be great. It's times like this I curse my shyness.....actually, MOST times.
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: dracula1 18 March, 2013, 10:46:09 PM
Took on board what Jim suggested and trawled through my hotmail archive for his daughters letter. I've sent an email indicating continuing interest in Ron's tribute book and his amazing work in general. I've forwarded a link with the email to our forum and Ron's thread so he or his daughter can look in on our renewed and continued interest. I also explained the situation about forum members phoning and suggested, if they felt they wanted to, that the 2000ad site / forum page or a FB site to communicate with Fans might be good alternative options. Hopefully they will get back to us with some feed back soon (I'll keep you all posted)  :D
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: flintlockjaw 19 March, 2013, 12:47:23 PM
I did call Mr. Smith and I did interview him for a couple of hours. The interview will be posted as soon as I get his daughter, Hannahs permission. Ron is a fantastic man and he's aware how much the fans love his work. The man a comic strip genius.
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: Jim_Campbell 19 March, 2013, 01:01:55 PM
I did call Mr. Smith and I did interview him for a couple of hours. The interview will be posted as soon as I get his daughter, Hannahs permission. Ron is a fantastic man and he's aware how much the fans love his work. The man a comic strip genius.

That's brilliant news. Nice one, Flint.

Cheers!

Jim
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: JayzusB.Christ 19 March, 2013, 03:06:47 PM
Yep, really looking forward to that interview.  I'd say he has a few stories to tell.  I'd be happy to call him too, if anyone wants to PM me his number.  Bit of a shy git myself but I'd love to chat with him
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: flintlockjaw 19 March, 2013, 05:45:27 PM
First part of the interview is posted on the ECBT2000ad site. Also, I talked to Mr. Smith today and he's more than happy to talk to his fans as long as it's between 3 and 5pm...that's when he's available! So, don't be afraid...drop him a line and tell him how much you appreciate his incredible body of work.
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: JayzusB.Christ 19 March, 2013, 06:03:18 PM
Sweet! Any chance you could PM me his number?  If I summon the balls I'll call him within the week
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: Skullmo 06 February, 2014, 03:11:30 PM
So - did anyone call him?
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: GRIMM 26 April, 2016, 02:37:22 PM
Alas, I am much too late to contribute to this. :-(
So I shall just say that I love both  Carlos and Ron's art equally, even though they are such totally different styles.
My two favourite art droids on Twoothy.
The last work I saw of Ron's was in the M.A.S.K. comic - instantly recognisable!
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: Spikes 26 April, 2016, 08:28:33 PM
Not sure if I mentioned this before, but late last year, Ron Smith's granddaughter became a member of Dale Jackson's 2000ad original art FB page, and once it became known who she was, she was moved to tears by the outpouring of love from the members for her grandfathers work. She asked people if they wanted to write a comment in a dedicated post, then she would print them all off and then post them to her grandfather to read. Which she duly did. Ron, again, greatly appreciated this, and loved reading the comments.