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by swirlythingy
13 Jul 2012, 18:47
Forum: Dandy
Topic: New characters...The Dark Newt and Flatman and Ribbon
Replies: 6
Views: 3520

Re: New characters...The Dark Newt and Flatman and Ribbon

I like the new Dandy's approach of spoofing films and tv rather than celebraties..it is a good move.. I think one of the major benefits of the Dandy's more experimental attitude is that it allows it to be short-termist - commission six episodes of a quick cash-in or a concept with very limited gag ...
by swirlythingy
13 Jul 2012, 01:26
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Are you a Whizz-kid or a Chip-ite?
Replies: 36
Views: 2471

Re: Are you a Whizz-kid or a Chip-ite?

If you click on 'View results', it insinuates that two people have actually managed to vote. I'd very much like to know how.
by swirlythingy
13 Jul 2012, 00:05
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue Take 2
Replies: 722
Views: 91271

Re: This week's issue Take 2

One thing which did jar this week, though, was the Germs title banner - I personally think the 'Totally Gross' part ruins the excellent original banner, and it's resemblance to the sort of labels you'd see in the Dandy Xtreme era makes it even worse. Oh, that's been going on since October, and ther...
by swirlythingy
12 Jul 2012, 22:10
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths
Replies: 139
Views: 34977

Re: Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths

dishes wrote:
swirlythingy wrote:(Still got some way to go before it beats "empowerment", though. And as for "dynamic"...)
or "Iconic".
"Heritage" and "vintage" are two more serial offenders. The Beano prefers use of the not-quite-so-ghastly "retro" for these purposes.

Sorry, I'm dragging us :offtopic2:...
by swirlythingy
12 Jul 2012, 22:06
Forum: Beano
Topic: This week's issue Take 2
Replies: 722
Views: 91271

Re: This week's issue Take 2

I note in this week's Bananaman, he buys the Beano from a local newsagent, but the sign above the door reads "M. Heggie"...
by swirlythingy
12 Jul 2012, 17:29
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths
Replies: 139
Views: 34977

Re: Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths

The words "Collector's Limited Edition" are creeping slowly up my extensive list of the most abused words and phrases in the English language.

(Still got some way to go before it beats "empowerment", though. And as for "dynamic"...)
by swirlythingy
12 Jul 2012, 17:19
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7203
Views: 812199

Re: What comics did you buy today?

When I looked, 2 was still out, alongside 3. Get yourself to WHSmith pronto, George. Do they even have WHSmith in New Zealand? Maybe it will be the new Classics from the comic...and we've got more issues this year to come....I'm hoping they do a Christmas special.. An Ultimate Beano Summer Special ...
by swirlythingy
12 Jul 2012, 17:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics are dead. Discuss.
Replies: 64
Views: 3023

Re: British comics are dead. Discuss.

As myself and others have mentioned before, it's the public's increasing indifference to comics that's the big obstacle. It worsens as time goes on as the percentage of kids who read comics seems to decrease with each generation. [...] Sadly the solution of get the cheque book out and publish more ...
by swirlythingy
11 Jul 2012, 17:30
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics are dead. Discuss.
Replies: 64
Views: 3023

Re: British comics are dead. Discuss.

Maybe I should have written my fourth paragraph in big bold letters: Let's start by clearing one thing up right away. In this post, I am talking about the comic industry - that is, the selling of comics to people who buy them, or otherwise enabling the creators of said comics to earn a living by wri...
by swirlythingy
11 Jul 2012, 16:55
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Help for the new boy please?
Replies: 36
Views: 3623

Re: Help for the new boy please?

I now do not feel comfortable posting and certainly not in a chatty or informal manner because at the moment I feel too embarrassed and am far too concerned with upsetting anymore members (or anyone), accidentally or otherwise, or reinforcing this negative image I seem to have given as, frankly, a ...
by swirlythingy
11 Jul 2012, 01:49
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: British comics are dead. Discuss.
Replies: 64
Views: 3023

British comics are dead. Discuss.

I visited my local Waterstones today (well, yesterday), and the very first thing which greeted me was an entire window stacked full of nothing but Fifty Shades of Grey. Just inside, there were yet more piles of the wretched thing, accompanied by a large banner reading, "Buy the book twenty million p...
by swirlythingy
08 Jul 2012, 23:03
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Becoming Ken...
Replies: 68
Views: 40347

Re: Becoming Ken...

Digifiend wrote:Roger the Dodger predates that. Ken was the first artist and it started in 1953.
In fact, Roger will be celebrating his sixtieth birthday in April next year, just in time to celebrate two years since the strip was put into reprints.

Sigh.
by swirlythingy
07 Jul 2012, 17:50
Forum: Suggestions and Support
Topic: Promoting new publications
Replies: 21
Views: 34576

Re: Promoting new publications

By default, everything that Commando CO (CL or SM) does, it can be considered as an advert for Commando. I disagree. As the editor of Commando, Calum Laird is paid to edit Commando. DC Thomson have other employees (I presume!) who are paid to promote their comics (none of whom, as far as I know, po...
by swirlythingy
06 Jul 2012, 21:02
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Kick In The Bold?
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Re: Kick In The Bold?

colcool007 wrote:Swirly, his book came out a few years ago (2006 I believe) at which time it was a weighty tome that could not be bought for less than £140. I know as I wanted a copy of it!
1998, I believe, but I was just using it as an example.
by swirlythingy
06 Jul 2012, 20:49
Forum: Suggestions and Support
Topic: Promoting new publications
Replies: 21
Views: 34576

Re: Promoting new publications

So making people pay to give us the "nod" about forthcoming products is an interesting idea, but would exclude Commando CO and Classics From The Comics from participating in a free and open debate {as they currently do} as we would consider them interested parties who are pushing a DCT product. Tha...