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« on: 23 July, 2020, 12:17:47 PM »
Hi there - long-time lurker and longer time reader of the Prog here. Started with 2000AD about 89/90, took a break in the late-90s/early 00s and came back maybe 5 years ago. Lockdown has inspired me to dig all the old progs out of the attic and do a wee bit of drawing - also a whole lot of listening to the fantastic Mega-City Book Club has definitely helped!

Anyway, looking forward to joining in the chat here.

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« Reply #1 on: 23 July, 2020, 12:27:47 PM »
Welcome. I really like your avatar 
Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

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« Reply #2 on: 23 July, 2020, 12:34:58 PM »
Hi there - long-time lurker and longer time reader of the Prog here. Started with 2000AD about 89/90, took a break in the late-90s/early 00s and came back maybe 5 years ago. Lockdown has inspired me to dig all the old progs out of the attic and do a wee bit of drawing - also a whole lot of listening to the fantastic Mega-City Book Club has definitely helped!

Anyway, looking forward to joining in the chat here.

Are you on a re-read of the progs, or just flicking through them?  Where have you gotten up to?

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« Reply #3 on: 23 July, 2020, 12:35:04 PM »
p.s. welcome!

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« Reply #4 on: 23 July, 2020, 12:39:58 PM »
I'm just flicking through - it's amazing how they can feel completely removed from your memory and then as soon as you open one you're like 'I remember every detail of this!'

A lot of my time during lockdown has involved spending too much money on trades - Meltdown Man (which I missed out on altogether), Lawless and 2000AD-adjacent stuff like Grandville.

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« Reply #5 on: 23 July, 2020, 12:41:38 PM »
Welcome. I really like your avatar

Thank you! Learning to use a tablet for drawing, a first for me!

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« Reply #6 on: 23 July, 2020, 12:48:24 PM »
I'm just flicking through - it's amazing how they can feel completely removed from your memory and then as soon as you open one you're like 'I remember every detail of this!'

A lot of my time during lockdown has involved spending too much money on trades - Meltdown Man (which I missed out on altogether), Lawless and 2000AD-adjacent stuff like Grandville.

Meltdown Man is one of my favourite stories - Belardinelli did so much great work in other series, but that 50-prog run is just amazing.

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« Reply #7 on: 23 July, 2020, 12:52:08 PM »
It's just fantastic - like a baroque Thundercats fever dream.

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« Reply #8 on: 23 July, 2020, 01:01:22 PM »
Welcome. I really like your avatar

Yep this. I mean welcome abord have fun and all that BUT man that avatar is fantastic!

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« Reply #9 on: 23 July, 2020, 01:03:23 PM »
Welcome. I really like your avatar

Yep this. I mean welcome abord have fun and all that BUT man that avatar is fantastic!

Ah thank you! And (I'm assuming from your name) congrats on picking up the trophy last night!

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« Reply #10 on: 23 July, 2020, 01:09:17 PM »
Welcome. I really like your avatar

Yep this. I mean welcome abord have fun and all that BUT man that avatar is fantastic!

Ah thank you! And (I'm assuming from your name) congrats on picking up the trophy last night!

Well it's been a while since I followed um with the passion of younger MrYNWA but have to be honest I very much enjoyed last night. Fun game too.

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« Reply #11 on: 23 July, 2020, 01:10:43 PM »
It's reminiscent of later McMahon - those big feet and super-skinny legs.

Welcome aboard  :wave:

And those Grandville books are beautiful things as well as being cracking stories - digital comics would never give you that experience.

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« Reply #12 on: 23 July, 2020, 01:17:29 PM »
It's reminiscent of later McMahon - those big feet and super-skinny legs.

Welcome aboard  :wave:

And those Grandville books are beautiful things as well as being cracking stories - digital comics would never give you that experience.

McMahon is my all-time favourite! Nothing says 2000AD to me like his art, I could go on for hours about it. And absolute agreement about Grandville, I only have book 1 so far but it is lavish and lovely.