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by fústar
26 May 2011, 09:16
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Alberto Breccia
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Alberto Breccia

Hi folks,

Does anyone have any samples of work Alberto Breccia did for Fleetway? Think he only worked for 'em for a short time in the 60s. I've only reacquainted myself with his work (Mort Cinder etc) recently and forgot how stunning it was.

Thanks.
by fústar
23 Nov 2010, 01:59
Forum: 2000AD
Topic: I'm Loving 2000AD at the Moment
Replies: 36
Views: 20034

Re: I'm Loving 2000AD at the Moment

Just in case anyone's interested, there's a piece, by yours truly, on Zenith in this months' SFX. Over and out.

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2010/11/11/sfx-issue-203/
by fústar
13 Sep 2010, 17:01
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: CLiNT: New newsstand comic from Mark Millar/Titan!
Replies: 116
Views: 32558

Re: CLiNT: New newsstand comic from Mark Millar/Titan!

Not too keen either on the "Hot mums" type article (but teenage boys and all that so "fair do's") It's pandering. Someone with a real vision for a boldly different teen-boy comic magazine might have shown the audience a bit more respect. The mix of violence and boobs just seems to throw up its hand...
by fústar
13 Sep 2010, 12:58
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: CLiNT: New newsstand comic from Mark Millar/Titan!
Replies: 116
Views: 32558

Re: CLiNT: New newsstand comic from Mark Millar/Titan!

Not too keen either on the "Hot mums" type article (but teenage boys and all that so "fair do's") It's pandering. Someone with a real vision for a boldly different teen-boy comic magazine might have shown the audience a bit more respect. The mix of violence and boobs just seems to throw up its hand...
by fústar
13 Sep 2010, 12:41
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: CLiNT: New newsstand comic from Mark Millar/Titan!
Replies: 116
Views: 32558

Re: CLiNT: New newsstand comic from Mark Millar/Titan!

2 things. 1) I thought the "lads mag" elements were pretty regrettable. Dragging it down into a cynical Nuts gutter. Wish it didn't feel the need to pander to worst in teen boys/young men. Think some attempt at reaching out to young women would have been laudable - rather than stuffing the thing wit...
by fústar
01 Sep 2010, 20:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...

I thought the points about the craven sycophancy were quite damning. And he didn't spare his own paper either!
by fústar
01 Sep 2010, 19:36
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...

I love the savagery of his stuff in the Guardian. Very near-the-knuckle, some of it, but all the better for it. Absolutely. It's the savagery and the grotesqueness that really mark him out from his contemporaries. I interviewed him recently (and briefly) for The Irish Times , if you fancy having a ...
by fústar
01 Sep 2010, 11:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...

klakadak-ploobadoof, You are a legend! Bit of a labour intensive strip to create, and read, I would have thought. And the resemblances to Crumb are definitely there. Steve was a big Crumb fan, and Crumb's work (those bold and scratchy lines) was an early influence. Feels like the kind of story that ...
by fústar
01 Sep 2010, 00:05
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...

Fantastic. Thanks so much for posting those. The Cheeky images don't look very Bell-like at all, so I'd imagine you're right. They're additions from another source.

The tiny policemen in Maze 2 are pure Steve, however. Really weird seeing them in that kind of context.

Great stuff.
by fústar
31 Aug 2010, 23:35
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...

Not that I've seen it.don't have any 1078 Whoopee's But he did a character who spoke upside down back to front...a very mixed up man.. love to see this if any can put a scan up.. This was Dick Doobie. Dick Doobie? Surely not? But, yes. Apparently so. 26 Pigs has this: "...The most unusual strip in ...
by fústar
31 Aug 2010, 22:28
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...

No memory of that one, Peter. But sounds intriguing!

The time period we're talking about would, I think, be 1977-1979. Pretty short window. So maybe someone can turn something up. I'll be talking to him, on stage, on Saturday - so would LOVE to hit him with something obscure!
by fústar
31 Aug 2010, 17:24
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Gremlins and Steve Bell: A Query...

Hey folks. Apart from "Gremlins" for Jackpot, what other work for UK kids' comics has Steve Bell done? I seem to recall he did strips for the likes of Whoopee and Cheeky too...but details are fuzzy.

Oh and if anyone has any scans of "Gremlins" (or anything else) that would be superb.

Ta.
by fústar
09 Aug 2010, 12:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Woman in Black? Help wanted...
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: The Woman in Black? Help wanted...

Not what she was looking for I'm afraid, but she has elaborated a bit on her memories... as far as i remember the main character is a young woman whose boyfriend/husband is a fisherman. the woman, who only she can see, initially seems as threat, appearing scarily on clifftops with lanterns etc., but...
by fústar
06 Aug 2010, 23:14
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Woman in Black? Help wanted...
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: The Woman in Black? Help wanted...

Thanks, Phoenix. I'll check with the interested party and let you know.
by fústar
06 Aug 2010, 16:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The Woman in Black? Help wanted...
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: The Woman in Black? Help wanted...

Well, munchkins? Any thoughts?