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Books & Comics / Green Lantern
« on: 04 June, 2011, 08:53:10 PM »
Not 2000ad related, but can anyone suggest a reading list of the more recent Green Lantern stories? I've never read many of the comics, but I have a rough idea of the character. With the film imminent, I want to do a bit of background.

I've heard that Rebirth is a good jumping off point.

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Classifieds / Looking for Strontium Dog Agency Files 01
« on: 06 January, 2011, 01:06:41 PM »
Hey all. Was hoping someone might have a spare copy of the Search/Destroy Agency Files 01 knocking about and be up for selling it on. I've looked high and low for a copy both in the real world and on the interwebz but to no avail. Really want to get hold of one as I have volume 02 sitting on my shelf begging to be read.

Can anyone help?

Cheers!

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Books & Comics / Agency Files 01
« on: 28 December, 2010, 10:35:45 PM »
Hivemind! Hear my call!

I have been searching for a copy of Agency Files 01 high and low and have had no luck. I'm starting to think there are no copies left! Does anyone know if Rebellion are planning on another print run in the near future? I have Vol 02 waiting on the shelf but I'd rather have Vol 01 first.

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Books & Comics / Breakneck Issue 1
« on: 09 November, 2010, 10:14:06 PM »
Hey,

Hope this is the right place to post (mods, feel free to move it if not) but the first issue of a comic I have been lettering is now on sale as an eBook. Breakneck, a rather different superhero tale, is available via this link:

http://www.wowio.com/users/product.asp?BookId=219543

Or via my blog (in my sig) for the princely sum of $1.99.

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General / Strontium Dog or Rogue Trooper
« on: 20 September, 2010, 03:57:20 AM »
It's my birthday next month and along with some more of the Dredd Complete Case Files, I'm thinking of getting some of either the SD or RT collections. Unfortunately, I haven't read much (if any) of either strip so I was wondering which one people would suggest. Are the early stories worth picking up or have they aged badly? Are there any major story arcs in the early collections that I would kick myself for missing?

Like I say, I know next to nothing about either character, it's out of simple curiosity that I am considering picking some of the collections up.

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Creative Common / First attempt at lettering
« on: 14 June, 2010, 04:32:31 PM »
Here's my first attempt at lettering (using Illustrator). Taken from the activites thread over at digital webbing (can't post it there yet as my account hasn't been approved  :( )

Let me know what you think.


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Creative Common / Short script needs an artist
« on: 13 May, 2010, 08:29:12 PM »
Hey, just finished writing a short origin story and I'm looking to develop it. I'm pretty happy with it as it is, though I may tweak some of the dialogue, but I am looking for an artist with time on their hands who might want to draw it. This is my first full, completed script so I am a bit lost as to what to do with it now. Anyway, I'll post it here and see what folks think and whether or not anyone is interested in bringing it to life.

Hope you all enjoy:

PAGE 1 PANEL 1
Long horizontal panel. Establishing frame. We are in a typical suburb of a small town. Nice, detached houses line the street. Average to expensive looking cars sit on the road, shaded by leafy green trees. In the distance, sitting in the middle of the tarmac, is a silhouetted figure. In the next frame we will see that this is Adam Jones, our protagonist.

ADAM CAPTION
Childhood is a funny thing.
ADAM CAPTION (CONT’D)
The things we remember most about it are usually the most terrible.
ADAM CAPTION (CONT’D)
Sadness. Anger. Pain...

PAGE 1 PANEL 2
Long horizontal panel. Now we see Adam; a 10 year old boy with bright blonde hair and blue eyes. He is sitting in the middle of the road, clutching his leg. He is bleeding from a gash on his knee.
ADAM
Muuummmyyy!!!!!!

THE NEXT THREE PANELS SHOULD RUN ALONGSIDE EACH OTHER, SHOWING THE DEGRADATION OF THE SURROUNDING TREES AND CARS.

PAGE 1 PANEL 3
We are still close in on Adam. He is crying with pain, looking around for his mother. Behind him is a blue car and above that is a healthy green tree. A squirrel has run into the frame. Adam is crying.
ADAM
<sniff> Mummy?

PAGE 1 PANEL 4
The same scene but with the damage emanating from Adam becoming apparent. The tree is starting to die; its leaves are falling off and branches are beginning to gnarl. The car is beginning to rust from blue to brown. The squirrel has died.

ADAM CAPTION
Those moments crystallize in our subconscious. They shape our identity.

PAGE 1 PANEL 5
The same scene once again, but this time the tree is completely dead, the car rusted beyond repair. The dead squirrel has burst into flames. Adam is still crying but now out of shock more than pain.

ADAM CAPTION
Those moments are the making of us.


PAGE 2 PANEL 1
Close up of Adam’s mother, Emily. She is turning toward the sound of her son’s cries. The sun is shining behind her, illuminating her hair.

EMILY
Adam?
ADAM CAPTION
A sequence of ordinary events, so trivial and yet so pivotal, can lead to great things.

PAGE 2 PANEL 2
Emily is running toward Adam. She is the f/g of the frame, Adam, still on the road, is in the b/g.

EMILY
Adam! Mummy’s coming!
ADAM CAPTION
I never knew my mother. Kids never do.
ADAM CAPTION (CONT’D)
I mean, I remember her. I loved her but I never knew her.

PAGE 2 PANEL 3
Emily has almost reached Adam but she has had to stop. She is nauseous and is leaning against the rusted car while she vomits. She hasn’t noticed that the sphere of destruction is emanating from her son.

EMILY
Mummy’s... <cough>
EMILY (CONT’D)
Mummy’s coming!

PAGE 2 PANEL 4
Emily’s hand actually breaks through the brittle, rusted metal of the car’s bonnet. She is confused but determined to get to her son.

EMILY
What the hell?

PAGE 2 PANEL 5
Emily has finally reached Adam. She cradles him in her arms but she is clearly in great pain. There are beads of sweat on her forehead and blood by the corner of her mouth. Adam is looking up at her in fear.

EMILY
Shhh. It’s alright now. I’ve got you.
ADAM
Mummy? I don’t feel so good.
ADAM CAPTION
None of that matters anymore. She’s gone now...


THE THREE PANELS ON THIS PAGE SHOULD FLOW DIAGONALLY ACROSS THE PAGE FROM TOP LEFT TO BOTTOM RIGHT. PANELS 1 AND 2 SHOULD BE SET OUT AS INSETS IN THE LARGER PANEL 3. PANEL 3 SHOULD TAKE UP AROUND TWO THIRDS OF THE TOTAL SPACE ON THE PAGE.

PAGE 3 PANEL 1
Emily is still cradling Adam. He is looking up at her. She is beginning to disintegrate. Her skin is peeling, her hair falling out. Blood is weeping from her eyes, nose and mouth.

EMILY (SCREAMING)
Aaaaahh!

PAGE 3 PANEL 2
The same scene but Emily’s disintegration has continued. Now her skin is flaking away, revealing portions of her skeleton. Part of her skull is exposed and the bones in her hands and arms are beginning to appear. Her clothes are beginning to smolder.

EMILY
AAAAAAAGGHH!

PAGE 3 PANEL 3
The same scene again but now Emily is nothing more than a skeleton. Her clothes have ignited and are burning away. Adam is terrified. His mother is dead.

ADAM CAPTION
The wind took her from me.


PAGE 4 PANEL 1
Adam is getting up from the road as his mother’s remains blow away in the wind. Next to him is a pathetic heap of blackened bones and some smoldering cloth. Down the street, people are coming out of their homes to find out where the screams have been coming from.

PAGE 4 PANEL 2
Worm’s eye view. In the f/g Adam is looking down the street toward the gathering crowd. We can see that the destruction has only reached a few metres from where he is standing.

ADAM
Stay away!
CROWD
What’s going on down there?
CROWD (CONT’D)
Come on son, let’s get you home.
CROWD (CONT’D)
What the hell happened to my car?

PAGE 4 PANEL 3
Aerial view. We can see Adam in the centre of a burnt and blackened circle. Everything within it has been damaged in some way. At the outermost edges of it, the crowd has gathered.

ADAM CAPTION
I’ve never known what happened that day. The only thing I know for sure...

PAGE 4 PANEL 4
Close up of Adam as he throws his head back. He is screaming in anguish and rage. There are smudges of his mother’s ashes on his face but he is completely unharmed.

ADAM
Aaaaaaaahhhhhhh!


PAGE 4 PANEL 5
A wide shot, taking in the crowd. They are frightened of what is happening and some are trying to run. The fringes of the frame are beginning to bleed a bright white light. The crowd shrieks in horror and pain.

ADAM CAPTION
...It’s getting worse.

PAGE 4 PANEL 5
The crowd are almost lost in the whiteness except for the outlines of their skeletons. They have been incinerated in the blast.

PAGE 4 PANEL 6
The frame is filled with the white light. Total destruction.


PAGE 5 PANEL 1
Long horizontal panel. An aerial shot of the street. Adam lies in the foetal position next to the ruined car. There are wisps of smoke billowing into the frame.

ADAM CAPTION
I lost my family that day.

PAGE 5 PANEL 2
Long horizontal panel. Aerial shot. Further away this time. Now we see the destruction Adam has caused has spread much further than it had reached originally. Cars haven’t just rusted, they’ve been blown down the street and completely destroyed.

ADAM CAPTION
My friends. My home. But I found something that made up for them all.

PAGE 5 PANEL 3
Long horizontal panel. Aerial shot. Much further out this time. Now we can see that a large portion of the town has been destroyed. Every living thing in the band of destruction has been obliterated.

ADAM CAPTION
Purpose.



So, whaddya think?


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Help! / Dredd's vices...
« on: 26 November, 2009, 12:43:38 AM »
Hey. Was just wondering if Dredd and the other Judges drink/smoke at all. My knowledge of day to day life the MC1 is limited at best and I'm not sure if they are allowed or if alcohol even features in the strips...

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Creative Common / First attempt at a comic script
« on: 24 November, 2009, 11:00:30 AM »
Hey there. Thought I'd post this and see if you guys can offer any pointers as to do with format. This is a very quick two page script I threw together. I know the dialogue is a bit ropey but I just wanted to get a feel for how to write it in a clear and descriptive way. Anyway, have a look and tell me what I did wrong.  :D

PANEL 1
Exterior view of a typical pub. A sign hangs above the door. It reads ‘The Horse & Carrot’. It is night and rain is pouring down. Light through the window illuminates the wet street outside. A man holding an umbrella is about to enter.

Caption: “It was a horrible night. Just the way I like it.”

PANEL 2
Interior of the pub. View from over the shoulder of the barman. The man from outside has entered and is shaking his umbrella fry by the door. The pub itself is not unusual; tables are arranged around the floor,a fire crackles merrily in the grate and a range of beer fonts are on the bar. The pub is empty.

Caption: “On a night like that, only the foolish or the brave venture outside.”

PANEL 3
Close up of the customer’s face. He is late middle aged, wrinkled with receding hair and wearing spectacles. The collar of his raincoat is pulled up around his neck.

CUSTOMER
“A hauf o’ eighty, son”

Caption: “A comedian?”

PANEL 4
Finally we see the barman’s face. He is mid-twenties, has short hair and an impressive beard. He is not pleased. A misanthrope, jaded beyond his years, this is BAR MAN, with the power of indignation. His face is curled in a sneer, a tic turning one eye into a slit.

PANEL 5
BAR MAN is pouring the customer’s drink, drawing it from a traditional hand pull font. We see him from behind in silhouette. The customer has noticed the rage blossoming within our hero.

CUSTOMER
“Smile son. You might like it.”

Caption: “Mistake.”

PANEL 6
BAR MAN turns his full attention to the customer. This man who has disturbed his peace and dared to try and advise him on how to do his job.

BAR MAN
“I’m sorry, have I offended you in some way? What were you expecting? A welcome CHORUS?!”

CUSTOMER
“Wha...?”

PANEL 7
Over the next three panels, there are three close ups of the customer’s face as it melts (Raiders style) under the power of BAR MAN’s indignation. Each successive panel will show the damage getting worse and worse still.

BAR MAN (O.O.F.)
“I’m sick of you people, coming in here at this time of night and expecting service with a smile.”

PANEL 8
BAR MAN
“What kind of service do you think minimum wage buys? And you have to cheek to tell me to cheer up!”

PANEL 9
BAR MAN
“Do you think I chose this career? No! My hopes and dreams lie shattered beneath my feet and I have to put up with mouth-breathers like you! But maybe you’re right. Maybe I should just SMILE!”

PANEL 10
The customer falls backwards to the ground, dead. His head, a molten mess, is still steaming.

BAR MAN
“And now you’ve made a mess!”

Ends

I should say that I did format this in final draft but apparently the formatting doesn't translate onto the site  :-[

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Welcome to the board / Hello Everyone
« on: 19 November, 2009, 04:13:02 PM »
Hi. Thought I'd post in here before I pop up somewhere else and some shouts about etiquette.

As you'd expect I'm a big fan of comic books. If I'm being honest, I have been more Marvel/DC in the past than 2000AD but that's not to say I haven't read a fair few of the Dredd strips.
I am in the process of learning how to properly script comics at the moment. I have done a bit of everything when it comes to creative outlets; stage plays, screenplays, short stories, photography, arts reviews etc.

Hope I can pick up some advice and pointers from you guys.

Look forward to talking to you all

chili

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