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by AndyB
06 May 2017, 18:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805798

Re: What comics did you buy today?

All at Enniskillen ComicFest... A Vampire Brats and Tom Thug sketch by Lew Stringer A December 1986 Beano with Billy Whizz artwork not by Mal Judge A sketch of Dennis, Curly, Pieface, Gnasher and Gnipper by Nigel P and Nika Sector 13, the Belfast 2000AD fanzine (plugged the other day on Down the Tub...
by AndyB
06 May 2017, 18:13
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 862
Views: 230440

Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Whizzer and Chips, Toppers, Beezers, Busters and a copy of all Buzz, all €4 each. I was too busy buying other things....
by AndyB
03 May 2017, 22:41
Forum: Conventions and other events
Topic: UK comics greats at Enniskillen Comic Fest
Replies: 5
Views: 6265

Re: UK comics greats at Enniskillen Comic Fest

I'll be there :) Got a pass out from the wife to come down on Friday night rather than just for the day on Saturday.
by AndyB
19 Apr 2017, 16:43
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805798

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Buster Book 1983 (including what looked like early Nick Brennan art, but Nick confirmed it wasn't. Identified elsewhere as probably Russell Brookes)
Whizzer and Chips Annual 1979
Krazy Annual 1981

Not bad!
by AndyB
24 Mar 2017, 18:33
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7186
Views: 805798

Re: What comics did you buy today?

A David Aja cover 2000AD anniversary Prog, still on sale in FPI Belfast, and TPO (revised.)

Not bad :)
by AndyB
17 Mar 2017, 20:30
Forum: Beano
Topic: Look like David Sutherland is doing less of the Bash Street
Replies: 12
Views: 15522

Re: Look like David Sutherland is doing less of the Bash Str

I believe Dave was unwell for some months.
by AndyB
13 Mar 2017, 13:58
Forum: Conventions and other events
Topic: 2000ad exhibiion at the Cartoon Museum (London) - Jan 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 5189

Re: 2000ad exhibiion at the Cartoon Museum (London) - Jan 20

It's really good, takes up a decent amount of downstairs in the Cartoon Museum. You get to compare Mick McMahon's original artwork for the first spread of the final episode of the Cursed Earth on the wall with the Prog in a case in front, and there is lots of absolutely gorgeous work, including some...
by AndyB
03 Nov 2016, 09:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Who is the current Broons/Oor Wullie artist?
Replies: 12
Views: 4383

Re: Who is the current Broons/Oor Wullie artist?

Lew's confirmed that it's Diego Jourdan Pereira.

Diego drew Ivy the Terrible for some time a few years ago.
by AndyB
25 Oct 2016, 20:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 2017 Annuals
Replies: 42
Views: 17698

Re: 2017 Annuals

I think the extra panels are a bit of a quid pro quo for the annuals having shrunk from 144 pages as late as possibly the 2000s and certainly the 1990s to 96 pages today. More panels, compared to 8 to a page back then, so arguably we are getting more story in less space. . The Dandy and Beano annua...
by AndyB
23 Oct 2016, 23:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: 2017 Annuals
Replies: 42
Views: 17698

Re: 2017 Annuals

I think the extra panels are a bit of a quid pro quo for the annuals having shrunk from 144 pages as late as possibly the 2000s and certainly the 1990s to 96 pages today. More panels, compared to 8 to a page back then, so arguably we are getting more story in less space. I still miss the big panels ...
by AndyB
23 Oct 2016, 17:41
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Who is the current Broons/Oor Wullie artist?
Replies: 12
Views: 4383

Re: Who is the current Broons/Oor Wullie artist?

DJP could have course be John Polland's initials.

Peter is still drawing Harry on the same page. Unless it's gone to reprint as well, I would have gone for either budget cuts or Morris Heggie has given up writing them - he of course succeeded David Donaldson
by AndyB
23 Oct 2016, 16:04
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Who is the current Broons/Oor Wullie artist?
Replies: 12
Views: 4383

Re: Who is the current Broons/Oor Wullie artist?

I didn't see that week's, but they're reprints this week from the early 1980s. The Broons is by Peter, and Oor Wullie by John Polland.

More information here.
by AndyB
23 Oct 2016, 15:59
Forum: Newspaper strips
Topic: Black Bob back in the Weekly News
Replies: 17
Views: 15887

Re: Black Bob back in the Weekly News

By the mid-1970s, they were printing all nine frames of Black Bob with a title frame on the first page and a "Next episode" frame at the bottom of the second one. Space was created by shortening the captions and placing them on the frame rather than below. Many of the Weekly News strips were printed...
by AndyB
17 Oct 2016, 20:16
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano to get CGI revamp for YouTube generation
Replies: 158
Views: 111458

Re: Beano to get CGI revamp for YouTube generation

They are picked up on a Wednesday normally, a week in advance of publication (yes, TNT/Whistl are that rubbish) so if you subscribed after that, they come as back issues.
by AndyB
30 Sep 2016, 22:21
Forum: 2000AD
Topic: 2000AD - Prog 2000
Replies: 25
Views: 29724

Re: 2000AD - Prog 2000

Call the old progs 2000-2014 prog 2000 (Annual) etc.