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Prog / Re: Prog 2135 - Beware the woods...
« on: 17 June, 2019, 12:09:03 AM »
I think it’s the rendering of Dredd himself and the tiny shoulder pad that’s off for me. Looking at the same artists turn on Anderson in Meg 400 it’s not the style or outfit re-design per-se (indeed quite like the tech looking boots). I mean nobody could be arguing that it’s not a very professional level of art or lack of style / ability etc.. just the choices that are made drawing Joe don’t click for me. Bit like that old Ron Turner Dredd.

Prog / Re: Prog 2135 - Beware the woods...
« on: 13 June, 2019, 06:01:41 PM »
Dredd - a no for me on several levels (the artists rendering of judges, the pay off line being highly a un-Wagner stance on Dredd / mechanismos). There is a nice idea there (the anti-robot guys being used as transference guinea pigs) that Wagner / Grant Dredd would have milked for gruesome comic effect but here it’s tossed away in a bland script.

Scarlett Traces is just sublime. A five star strip in terms of art and story every week.

Thistlebone - hell yes. Simon Davis draws the last 30 minutes of Kill List? I’m down for that.

Kingmaker - elf orc and Tolkien guff but still I likes it. Taken with its Brass Sun twist am well up for its return.

Prog / Re: Prog 2131 - The Ape of Good Hope
« on: 20 May, 2019, 10:25:00 AM »
2000ad is blessed with so many artists who have a unique style and who are masters of it.

Whenever the yanks had their ‘artists don’t push the needle’ conversation last year I laughed... so much of their art is so terribly generic in style it’s no surprise (not to say they don’t have similar greats too). If 2000ad was similar I’m not sure I’d still be reading it but as long as Flint, Disraeli, Dom, Clint, Colin etc etc are producing the amazing work they do I’m all in,

Events / Re: Enniskillen Comic Con 2019
« on: 12 May, 2019, 12:29:21 PM »
Cosmic Comics was definitely the haul of the show - what a great product Hibernia has there. The hook-up with the Treasury of British Comics is going to produce some gems for sure. If you haven’t bought it yet you’re missing out on two unique 2000ad greats.

Goddard selling Savage pages for 30 quid seemed criminal. Picked up several. McMahon sketching for free even more insane. The Carlos stuff was very moving and his art great to see close up. Sad to hear he had agreed to come but...

Everyone there is just so genial and relaxed, it’s a lovely way to spend a day. Looking forward to next years.


Prog / Re: Prog 2130 - 2000ad Regened
« on: 07 May, 2019, 09:46:51 AM »
The GF, who reads the prog every week too, said she would love to read more in the same style. Maybe it's time for a regular book aimed at the younger reader?

Darren,you humble bragger you.

Prog / Re: Prog 2126 - Earth under siege!
« on: 27 April, 2019, 11:46:29 AM »
Good old mike Carroll.. calling the bad guys ‘the parliament’.

Was ‘occupying forces’ or ‘crown’ too on the nose?

Prog / Re: Prog 2125 - Brave New World?
« on: 27 April, 2019, 11:26:34 AM »
Just getting round to this. Those last 3 / 4 Dredd pages are magnificent.

The last two panels avoiding the ‘quip’ ending even more so.


News / Re: Rogue Trooper 1:1 Helm
« on: 15 March, 2019, 08:15:47 PM »
Sold out in under 10 minutes.

200 quid caused me sufficient hesitation to lose out.

Events / Enniskillen Comic Con 2019
« on: 24 February, 2019, 03:47:53 PM »
John Wager - Mike McMahon - Ian Gibson - Alan Hebden - Mike Dorey

You ever want 20 minutes to talk to John Wagner or Mike McMahon? Enniskillen is your place - completely relaxed and chilled vibe where creators have time and s[ace to chat.

Plus (no doubt) PJ Holden!


Books & Comics / Re: History of comic art?
« on: 07 February, 2019, 12:28:35 AM »
Paul Gravtte’s Comics Unmasked exhibition catalogue from the British Mueum show in 2014 is well written with great art samples across the decades. The hardback is a really beautiful book.

General / Re: Best strips of 2018
« on: 04 January, 2019, 12:56:27 PM »
1st - strontium dog
2nd - brink
3rd - grey area

Honourable mention but no points (soz) to fiends.

The small house was story of the year tho. No doubt. Despite the forum naysayers.

Off Topic / Re: Take it easy all.
« on: 25 December, 2018, 02:34:59 PM »
On my 4th set of in-laws today, and I haven't murdered any 9f them. I expect to receive a medal before the day is out.

Polyamory: The Downside.

General / Re: I MISS FINN
« on: 24 December, 2018, 10:01:29 AM »
Ce fil doit finir.

General / Re: Subscriber free gifts.
« on: 22 December, 2018, 11:08:21 AM »
Actually is this the John Higgins subscribers gift OR a special Xmas gift from Tharg?

The advert for the Kennedy / Higgins subs gift has that great Higgins dread cover from when the format changed around prog 520. This has ‘just’ the Al Ewing / Higgins choose your own Dredd story and one Dredd-Xmas cover card. Making me think it’s a different and awesome thing.

Thanks Tharg either ways!

Events / Turbo Jones / Ian Kennedy
« on: 22 December, 2018, 10:33:36 AM »

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