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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by tonieee » Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:55 pm

MJHibbett wrote:Prove it!

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DONG!

Though I've long since lost my membership card and badges.

I recently had a letter printed in 2000AD. I bought an issue on a whim last year - the first one I've read in about 100 years - and found out that you can buy them digitially so I've been reading them since then. Well until they stopped publishing new issues about three weeks ago but are still taking my money!

Tharg sent me a Judge Fear figure which I gave to Ralph but I don't think he was impressed. It's currently residing in his drawer of figures that aren't Star Wars. The drawer that never gets opened...

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by linus » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:21 pm

oh, that drawer will be opened one day, mark my words... my imaginary star wars universe was extended and improved on by incorporating my muton figures, a couple of fighting furies, stretch monster, my bionic man maskatron man, the evel knievel dragster, some bendy astronaut figure I bought at a jumble sale whose face I coloured in green and some of them plastic dinosaurs

nevermind that the muton and fighting furies figures were twice the size of a regular star wars figure and maskatron and stretch monster were twice the size of them again it just made for even BETTER star wars battles/adventures on my bedroom floor

ah, to be 32 again!

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by tonieee » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:43 pm

Actually he doesn't even play with his Star Wars figures much anymore - it's all about the Star Wars Lego. But he has been taking non-Star Wars mini-figs and turning them into Star Wars ones. He's made a young Anakin, Padme, grown up Anakin in black outfit, Luke in black Jedi outfit and Emperor. Though the last three involve parts of Darth Maul and Darth Vader mini-figs and so he can only have one of the five at a time.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by indiansummer » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:46 pm

It must be brilliant being young enough to approach the new Star Wars films from a non-jaded perspective.

I'm genuinely envious.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by tonieee » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:07 pm

indiansummer wrote:It must be brilliant being young enough to approach the new Star Wars films from a non-jaded perspective.

I'm genuinely envious.
Yes it would be good but I think he does prefer the original three to the prequels - his favourite of the six is Empire Strikes Back. He likes the new Clone Wars stuff much more than the six live action movies. All his friends at school do too. I guess it's more of their generation. I like them more than the prequels myself too.

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Post by indiansummer » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:14 pm

i'm told the Clone Wars stuff is really really good actually!

i am in full agreement with his choice of favourite.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by sideponytail » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:50 pm

Last weekend I was in Chicago for the Chicago Zine Fest (which happily coincided with the Chicago Comics Symposium). John Porcellino was there tabling for King Cat & Tugboat Press also had a table where I picked up some issues of Papercutter and Clutch (which is probably my favorite comic zine -- I heard rumors of a new anthology coming out sometime & can't wait!)

On the graphic novel front, I'm working my way through Locas: The Maggie and Hopey Stories, a Love and Rockets anthology by the Hernandez brothers. It's a pretty hefty volume (700+ pages). Lugging it around is probably some of the best exercise I've gotten lately.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:53 pm

after yr john porcellino tip im going to investigate the stuff youve just mentioned. i like the love and rockets stuff ive read but barely scratched the surface it feels.

i know what you mean about lugging around bloody epics tho - i got a graphic novel by yoshihiro tatsumi that is bigger than war and peace! i think ill save that one for bedside reading tho rather than lugging it around. i realised on getting it home that my exgf bought me another book by the same guy for my birthday last year that ive still not read!
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by tonieee » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:32 am

tonieee wrote:Well until they stopped publishing new issues about three weeks ago but are still taking my money!
They must be reading this thread because I looked this morning and the last three issues are now available!

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Post by indiansummer » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:54 am

sideponytail wrote:Last weekend I was in Chicago for the Chicago Zine Fest (which happily coincided with the Chicago Comics Symposium). John Porcellino was there tabling for King Cat & Tugboat Press also had a table where I picked up some issues of Papercutter and Clutch (which is probably my favorite comic zine -- I heard rumors of a new anthology coming out sometime & can't wait!)
Chicago seems to have a really cool scene for that sort of thing, doesn't it? The small press stuff available in Liverpool is pretty dreadful on the whole (not that i've helped much - my last comic zine came out in summer 2006)... though i like Square Eyed Stories a lot.

I'll have to try to locate some issues of Clutch at some point. I've only ever heard good things but i don't really know anything about it.

The UK Web & Mini-Comics Thing is saturday week, isn't it? Anyone going? I plan to go every year and always forget.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Final Loan » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:10 am

There's a comic fair in Sheffields tomorrow. I forget where...
I may be ugly and hate-filled but... wait, what was the third thing you said?

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Post by indiansummer » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:24 am

Yeh, i think it's in Liverpool on sunday too. Unless that was last sunday. Is that the Orbit touring one? I don't go that often cos they rarely have much i want, but i've unearthed old Fantagraphics stuff there on occasion. Getting a pile of the Joe Sacco-edited anthology comic Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy last year was a delightful bonus.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by caramarydaisy » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:34 am

Final Loan wrote:There's a comic fair in Sheffields tomorrow. I forget where...
try and remember?
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by tonieee » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:43 am

caramarydaisy wrote:
Final Loan wrote:There's a comic fair in Sheffields tomorrow. I forget where...
try and remember?
Showroom: http://www.goldenorbit.co.uk/goldenorbit/sheffield.php

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by caramarydaisy » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:49 am

sweet. i was planning on catching a film there anyway!
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by linus » Tue May 25, 2010 6:01 pm

this isn't so much chit-chat as a tumblr chum (a chumblr, if you will) is scanning and posting a bunch of stuff from 'eightball' and I like it

this is why I love dan clowes:

Image

such a mordant wit, such an ink stud!

also is this strip where the give it ups got their name from?

I mean, it's not that unusual a phrase, I guess, but y'know, whatevs

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Final Loan » Thu May 27, 2010 9:40 am

Can't see it on my computer... :(
I may be ugly and hate-filled but... wait, what was the third thing you said?

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by indiansummer » Thu May 27, 2010 9:47 am

fogofideas wrote:this is why I love dan clowes
Meant to comment on this the other day... it's a great example of why Clowes rules. He's just utterly superb, as both artist and storyteller.

i don't know if anyone else thinks this, but i think there are (at least superficial) similarities between Clowes' drawing and that of Adrian Tomine and Charles Burns. Anyone else ever got that?

I know Burns is more about heavily-inked weirdness, and Clowes' stuff is very distinctive for reasons i can't quite put into words right now, but there's things about the way they all draw that just seems fairly similar. i like them all anyway. so it's all good.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Final Loan » Thu May 27, 2010 9:58 am

I just call it 'that indie style'. You know, since there's no skin-tight costumes or huge boobs/muscles...
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by indiansummer » Thu May 27, 2010 10:03 am

Final Loan wrote:there's no huge boobs/muscles...
You've not read much by los bros Hernandez, i see.

(whose style also reminds me a little of Clowes/Burns/Tomine at times, albeit less so)
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