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Magnetica

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The Apprentice - comics
« on: 11 October, 2018, 11:15:20 am »
Did anyone watch The Apprentice last night? The challenge was to create a comic for 8 to 12 year olds.

What they came up with was a far cry from 2000AD or even what I imagine a modern version aimed at that age group would be.

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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #1 on: 11 October, 2018, 12:06:10 pm »
Yes, I still watch this show, and last night's episode was particularly cringe worthy.

I would kindly ask a generous UK boarder to froward me a collectors item 1st issue of "M.C Go-Go" as soon as they flood the shelves of WH Smith.


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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #2 on: 11 October, 2018, 01:25:36 pm »
I still watch this show

That's a very brave admission. It was hilarious - loyal subjects of Her Majesty can summon the programme at their bidding on The Royal Electroviewer:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bnfkqc/the-apprentice-series-14-2-comics



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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #3 on: 11 October, 2018, 04:38:58 pm »
It was nice to see Kev F Sutherland on there. I've not seen much of him in the last few years.

The programme was by turns excrutiating and hilarious. I've no idea how many folk they actually need to turn the aprrentice's 'ideas' into a reality but I pity the poor letterer who had to deliberately leave all the typo's in...

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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #4 on: 11 October, 2018, 05:23:32 pm »

John Freeman managed a more analytical take than 'shite': https://downthetubes.net/?p=101435*

Obviously, if the teams had undertaken a bit of market research, they'd have spent the entire production budget on buying the Peppa Pig licence & 10,000 plastic Space Spinners to stick on the cover as 'free' toys.

WH Smith said they'd take 10,000 copies, but they forgot to add they'd take 40% of the cover price and a bung of 10 grand if the publisher didn't want the comic racked at the back of the store, next to the blu-tac.


* Freeman points out the weird way the creators who actually drew the comics were uncredited and treated as functionaries or machine parts reflects the attitude of publishers of UK licensed newsstand titles to this day.

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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #5 on: 11 October, 2018, 06:19:18 pm »
I stopped watching 5 or 6 years ago when it was obvious their main objective was to put c*nts on the TV and not in a good way.

I heard about the comic exercise. Dicks.

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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #6 on: 11 October, 2018, 09:21:37 pm »
Still a viewer (but dropped out for a couple of years when it got very tedious).
I'm amazed when their efforts do go well, you can't expect great end results when it's so painfully competetive and they have a day or two?

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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #7 on: 11 October, 2018, 09:41:51 pm »
I'm amazed when their efforts do go well, you can't expect great end results when it's so painfully competetive and they have a day or two?

Do you remember, when you were little, The Generation Game would have a round where a baker demonstrated how to make a pastry or something?

The contestants would try to copy him, but they'd make a hash of rolling out the dough, and when they tried to coil it like they were shown, it'd end up looking like a dog's jobbie.

The Apprentice is just The Generation Game. It's a game show where a man asks you to do something you don't know how to do, then tells you it looks like a dog's jobbie.



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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #8 on: 12 October, 2018, 11:34:27 am »
Something fishy about it all.

Here's a comic featuring a rapping blob. Aimed at 8-12 year olds but actually suitable for 4-8 year olds. Full of errors. Supposed to help teach French but not actually teaching French because we don't know any French words really.

Great - we'll take ten thousand.

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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #9 on: 12 October, 2018, 11:43:29 am »
It's just advertising, isn't it? But then so much of this telly business stuff is smoke and mirrors. Most of the Dragons' Den deals never go anywhere. The 'due diligence' rule puts paid to that. At least Sugar puts his money where his mouth is, but then 250 grand to him is piss-all these days, given that he's a property baron.

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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #10 on: 12 October, 2018, 11:44:06 am »
Would you like a chocolate bar and a bottle of water to go with it?

Yeah very dubious.

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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #11 on: 12 October, 2018, 03:29:53 pm »
A prize* for anyone who spots a copy of M.C GoGo in WH Smiths.

Couldn't face watching the actual programme, it gets me too wound up, but the aftershow with Rhod Gilbert and other comedians was fun.




*There is no prize

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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #12 on: 12 October, 2018, 05:23:23 pm »
WH Smith said they'd take 10,000 copies, but they forgot to add they'd take 40% of the cover price and a bung of 10 grand if the publisher didn't want the comic racked at the back of the store, next to the blu-tac.


Was this before or after it announced they'd be closing six shops? 

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Re: The Apprentice - comics
« Reply #13 on: 12 October, 2018, 05:35:47 pm »
A prize* for anyone who spots a copy of M.C GoGo in WH Smiths.

Nobody on either team has any interest in comics and non-licensed titles sell like MAGA caps in Mexico City. Appearing on The Apprentice is really just a way of becoming someone who appears on other game shows*.

Image courtesy of Gary Whitlock. It's great, but I'm not sure it captures the velcro nature of the Barnet:





* The only former contestant anyone can remember is a homeless ket-head who has to phone Wonga if she fancies Dominos for dinner