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Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« on: 18 June, 2019, 09:44:32 pm »
Thanks, chaps. I'll stick up a post in its own thread (or there may be an ancient lettering thread I can revive) when I have a couple of minutes, rather than waffle on in this thread.

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General / Re: Oh no not another re-read thread (progs 336 to 729)
« on: 18 June, 2019, 11:56:30 am »
Personally I never got tired of seeing Rogue's Biochip speech balloons with their little semicircle cut-outs, even when the stories were getting less fun those always gave me a smile.

I suspect that every letterer who worked on the strip cursed Dave Gibbons for that balloon style. If you were drawing the balloons directly onto the pencilled art, as Gibbons did when he hand-lettered, there's nothing much to them. However, if you were doing the lettering using the then-standard 2000AD method of drawing the balloons onto adhesive-backed paper and then cutting them out, I can't imagine a more fiddly or frustrating balloon to create.

(My suspicion is that Gibbons only lettered the one episode because of GFD's scripts legendarily needing a lot of work. If editorial had the pages lettered by someone else, they gained the extra time while Dave drew the art to spend re-writing the dialogue…)

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General / Re: Oh no not another re-read thread (progs 336 to 729)
« on: 18 June, 2019, 08:01:50 am »
One thing that I found interesting (and it’s probably only me) was the discovery that McMahon did the first episodes that were finished, meaning they were almost certainly the first to get lettered. It’s interesting,* because it’s the only time I can think of when Tom Frame noticeably changed his 2000AD lettering style — to those rough-hewn balloons with the straight-line edges. They make perfect sense over McMahon’s scratchy, angular work and, although they sit less comfortably with the slicker inks of Kincaid and Belardinelli, the lettering helped give that first book a distinct, lo-fi aesthetic that separated it from the rest of the strips running in the prog.

*Values of “interesting” may vary. Your statutory rights are not affected. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 12 June, 2019, 04:30:50 pm »

This conversation is not progressing in anywhere near the direction I'd hoped for.

I know that feeling. ;-)

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Film & TV / Re: Swamp Thing cancelled
« on: 11 June, 2019, 07:54:53 pm »
some hilarious comments on that piece - like the guy who STILL thinks it's NC's fault because he "knows" things

You made me look at the fucking comments!

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Because there’s no budget for a normal, traditional show after the myriad minority, female, lgbtqxyz, activist movies have sucked up all the money. If swamp thing turned out to be female, trans, gay or something, they’d find the money to continue on. Then, the nearly worthless government takes it’s oversized cut. What a joke things have become . . .

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Film & TV / Re: Swamp Thing cancelled
« on: 11 June, 2019, 04:57:51 pm »
The tax break thing now seems to have been largely debunked.

Sounds more like the Powers That Be at WB just want to make more stuff like the various CW series, which bodes ill for Doom Patrol as well. The bastards.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2019
« on: 08 June, 2019, 11:06:11 am »
The cover for the upcoming special for Tammy and Jinty

Also, a signing in That Fancy London on Saturday the 22nd. Proper comics people in attendance. Also me, but don’t let that put you off.

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 06 June, 2019, 12:58:13 pm »
Jim, tried to send you a message!

Huh. Sorry… Try it again!

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 05 June, 2019, 08:31:16 pm »
I thought your were questioning why people would take offence.

Fuck ‘em.

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 05 June, 2019, 07:58:33 pm »
Jim to answer your original question I think you moved all the way to step 4 in your first response without waiting for confirmation of steps 2 or 3. Your principles include a right to reply at every stage.

Honestly, Steven, if you wade through that well o' text again, you'll see that I cover that, but I really don't have the energy to argue the toss if you disagree with me.

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 05 June, 2019, 07:15:47 pm »
Right, I'm going back to lurking on the forum now.......this appears to be going nowhere but down.

I don't want you to do that, but I don't want to drag this on any more. Message me if you think there's more that needs saying or leave it if you don't. It's done, as far as I'm concerned.

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 05 June, 2019, 06:56:46 pm »
That's fairly clear cut though isn't it? The "weaselly" response if fairly easy to take offence to. You being offended appears to be due to your enduring interpretation, despite my attempts at clarification, of a subtext that I have stated was not there. So, what are you offended by?

I thought we were letting this go?

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 05 June, 2019, 06:44:42 pm »
Sorry Jim, but your comments always seem to pick on what people have said you come across as a bully and mean spirited and then to start a thread about said comments is pathetic

Well, yes, I am rather regretting it now.

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 05 June, 2019, 06:44:11 pm »
Am I missing the post where we agreed that it was resolved?

Honestly, Si. I'm talking about how I feel. I said about two pages ago that you didn't owe me an answer and that I was happy to leave it at that, but then Funt decided to have a pop at me over it that I should probably have ignored. I've said within those responses that I don't expect anything further from you.

Again, though, I'm struggling to work out how you taking offense at what I wrote is my fault, but my taking offence at what you wrote is also my fault.

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 05 June, 2019, 06:23:28 pm »
As I pointed out, perhaps it was not the right thread to post it, it felt pertinent at the time in light of other general comment. But, can we have a cessation of hostilities please? Life is short, and it's been a long day.

Jeez. How many times do I have to say it's done? It's done, Si. There are no hostilities.

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