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Dark Jimbo

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Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« on: 19 November, 2012, 07:59:39 PM »
When fandoms collide!

I know this is little-seen and thought it might be of interest to some here. Seriously, how good was this bloke?






There's something like another 12 pages, but I won't waste my time scanning them all yet in case it turns out nobody's bothered, so... register your interest.

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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #1 on: 19 November, 2012, 08:05:38 PM »
I'd like to see more, Ta.

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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #2 on: 19 November, 2012, 08:12:27 PM »
Yeah, very cool. Ron's Rimmer is somewhat more heroic-looking than the real thing, and the Cat is, conversely, somewhat more animalistic, but it's fascinating stuff. Despite being a big RD fan, I never actually read the Smegazine - I see they pursued the idea of having Rimmer appear in black-and-white, which was the original plan for the character on tv. Glad they didn't go with that (it wasn't remotely practical anyway.)

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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #3 on: 19 November, 2012, 08:13:58 PM »
I'd like to see more, Ta.

Me, too!

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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #4 on: 19 November, 2012, 08:16:42 PM »
Lots more -say twelve pages ooh at the very least!
The Justice department has a good re-education programme-it's called five to ten in the cubes.

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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #5 on: 19 November, 2012, 09:18:36 PM »
Despite being a big RD fan, I never actually read the Smegazine - I see they pursued the idea of having Rimmer appear in black-and-white, which was the original plan for the character on tv. Glad they didn't go with that (it wasn't remotely practical anyway.)

Yeah, all the Smegazine strips did likewise - I think it was actually a specific request from Grant/Naylor. It's a nice quirk, but as you say I'm glad the TV series never tried to do the same. It would have aged really badly.

I dug the 'zines out after Series X prompted a renewed passion for all things Dwarf, and was really excited when Ron appeared. It's the only strip he did for them, sadly, and I can't find any other obvious 2000AD links within the pages beyond lots of prog ads - although our very own Darren Stephens draws an Ace Rimmer strip!

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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #6 on: 19 November, 2012, 09:31:46 PM »
Moremoremoremoremoremore

I hope we see more of his Red Dwarf (ship) - it's gorgeous. I love how in the Smegazine Rimmer was b/w as intended :D

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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #7 on: 19 November, 2012, 10:05:19 PM »
Great stuff - bring it on!
An old-school, no-bullshit, boys-own action/adventure comic reminiscent of the 2000ads and Eagles and Warlords and Battles and other glorious black-and-white comics that were so, so cool in the 70's and 80's - Buy the hardback Christmas Annual!

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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #8 on: 19 November, 2012, 10:09:46 PM »
Ooooooooh.......I'm liking that. More more more!
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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #9 on: 19 November, 2012, 10:10:33 PM »
WHAT IS THE MIRROR?? WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE MIRROR? Don't leave it on a cliff hanger like that, man!
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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #10 on: 19 November, 2012, 10:25:39 PM »
Indeed! More i say, as well!

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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #11 on: 19 November, 2012, 11:13:07 PM »
As a person on the internet, I demand more, I demand it immediately, and I demand it for free.

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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #12 on: 19 November, 2012, 11:14:21 PM »
I hope we see more of his Red Dwarf (ship) - it's gorgeous.

Not only that but he tackles Starbug and Blue Midget as well!

Okay, that was pretty unanimous, so here's the rest of part one (this time with a proper cliffhanger). I'll try to scan and upload part two sometime around the end of the week...



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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
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Re: Ron Smith does Red Dwarf
« Reply #14 on: 20 November, 2012, 12:36:59 AM »
Lister reminds me of the Garbage God from the Judge Child. I'd google his name, but I'm off to bed.

PS The art is great.
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