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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Klove » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:17 pm

squirrelboutique wrote:What can people tell me about The Walking Dead?
It's, you know, zombies. I think it turns from straightforward zombie horror into post apocalypse trying to keep shit together survival horror. It always looks pretty good in the shop, but zombies are a bit over-exposed. See also vampires.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by annie » Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:45 pm

squirrelboutique wrote:What can people tell me about The Walking Dead? There's going to be a TV series on AMC, which seems to be the new home of awesome American television (I love Rubicon!). I don't want any spoilers, but is it a good comic?
i like it, but then i've always liked zombies and haven't grown tired of them yet! it gets better as the story develops, as the mental state of the characters and the stress they're under trying to survive starts to feature more.
the trailer looks pretty good (the music as well), thought the main character looks completely different from how i'd imagined him.

a slightly better quality version of the trailer here, for people outside the US who can't see the official version.

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Post by linus » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:14 pm

good work, annie

I've embedded it here for those that daren't click on links


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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Klove » Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:36 pm

Does anyone else like Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth?

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Post by linus » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:58 pm

I got this:

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for three quid in fopp today

three quid!

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it's a remarkable book, lavishly illustrated, lovingly compiled and it was three quid

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if you don't know anything about kurtzman... about his influence on r crumb (and so many many other cartoonists), his work at EC comics (including his work for mad magazine), the 'hey, look!' comics, 'little annie fanny', 'help!', 'humbug' and so on... and if you love comics and cartooning and, y'know, laffing then this is three quid

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three quid!

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godbless harvey kurtzman

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Post by indiansummer » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:02 pm

oh emm gee!!!

EDIT: bit rude of me to ask this on the main forum, so it's jibbed

i came sooo very close to winning both isues of Trump on ebay a couple of years ago... for buttons too... alas, i was beaten at the last
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Post by alongwaltz » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:23 pm

Klove wrote:Does anyone else like Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth?
The first trade was alright. I'm moderately interested to see where it goes.

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Post by indiansummer » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:20 am

i popped into m'local comic shop yesterday to have a browse and see if there were any new Top Shelf minis or local small press things that i'd missed (they've stopped doing them now, rats).

ended up picking up the issues of Dodgem Logic that i'd missed, but also stumbled across #5 of a uk anthology comic called Wasted. not seen it before, but an initial flick-through rather reminded me of the likes of Deadline (but a bit less 'indie'). could be pretty interesting. anyone else picked this up yet?

i did buy it to give it a go, but not had chance to read it yet.
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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by volcanogod » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:06 pm

indiansummer wrote:i popped into m'local comic shop yesterday to have a browse and see if there were any new Top Shelf minis or local small press things that i'd missed (they've stopped doing them now, rats).

ended up picking up the issues of Dodgem Logic that i'd missed, but also stumbled across #5 of a uk anthology comic called Wasted. not seen it before, but an initial flick-through rather reminded me of the likes of Deadline (but a bit less 'indie'). could be pretty interesting. anyone else picked this up yet?

i did buy it to give it a go, but not had chance to read it yet.
Nope, sounds promising though. I picked up 'Words and Pictures' in Leeds recently which was in newspaper format not bad. Artist/writers such as Philipa Rice shows promise as does Luke Pearson. They may or may not be invovled with twee-artist-magnet 'Soliphisticpop' as well. Does anyone read STRIPBURGER and is it much cop? Also has anyone ever bought an issue of Cramers Ergot?

http://thatlukeperson.blogspot.com/
http://solipsisticpop.com/

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Post by indiansummer » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:09 pm

not heard of either of those last two you mentioned, mate, but coincidentally i think someone showed me a copy of Words & Pictures yesterday. Is that the one with the vaguely-Chris-Ware-ish-looking strip on the front cover?
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Post by volcanogod » Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:39 am

Not to sure, i've only seen 2 issues; does it look a bit like this: -

http://wearewordsandpictures.com/

STRIPBURGER - Is a regular international Anthology. Each issue is themed.

http://www.stripburger.org/

Cramers Ergot - Its a huge Anthology. Alot of the Fantagraphics crowd are involved as well as D & Q. Issues are large format and go for about £100 on Amazon. It looks good byt exspensive.

http://www.buenaventurapress.com/KE6/

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by Klove » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:31 pm

Is Nottingham still ground zero for Anorak? It must be great having that awesome comic shop whose name I can't remember as your local.

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Post by linus » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:46 pm

the dandy has been refreshed again and has a new look

it now features harry hill and according to the cover jeremy clarkson, simon cowell and noel edmonds:

http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2010/10 ... s-new.html

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Post by indiansummer » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:15 pm

that's just... bizarre. hope it works for them though.

not checked in on lew stringer's blog for a while actually; cheers for the reminder to do so.

i wish he still drew Combat Colin

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Post by sideponytail » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:51 pm

Earlier this week I read The Art of Jaime Hernandez: The Secrets of Life and Death and really, really enjoyed it. I'm a big Love and Rockets fan, but am especially sentimental about Jaime's Maggie & Hopey stories. It was really nice to get some background on how he developed his style, how Love and Rockets evolved over the years, etc. & to get some insight to the political underpinnings of Jaime's work. There was a lot of really nice large format artwork that I haven't seen before & the book also included the serial that Jaime did for the New York Times Magazine, which I hadn't read & which (to my knowledge) hasn't been collected anywhere else. It was also really interesting to see comics that Jaime had drawn as a child juxtaposed with issues of Love and Rockets that used the same dialogue & panel layouts. Reading The Art of Jaime Hernandez definitely motivated me to track down the third volume of Love and Rockets: The New Stories from my library system -- hopefully it will be here soon!

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Post by indiansummer » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:02 pm

has anyone read the new Hate Annual?

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i'm just interested to know what people think really
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Post by linus » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:09 pm

I haven't seen a hate annual since the second one... has he gone a bit hatstand?

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Post by indiansummer » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:25 pm

it's just a bit... i dunno, underwhelming. i dunno if he's adopted a new technique or what, but for some reason it just doesn't look like he can be arsed. the artwork seems messy... lazy, even...?

i dunno, he's one of my favourite comic artists ever (if not my favourite) and i'll never ever be able to draw anywhere near as well as he does (i'm fucking awful) so maybe i'm in no position to criticise. i guess it might be something to do with printing or some other stage rather than Bagge's artwork but... man...

Apocalypse Nerd and the Reason columns have given me reason to question some of his stuff before, but one thing that never occurred to me was that he was lazy in any way

so it's a bit weird

i dunno; i guess you'd need to read it really
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Post by sideponytail » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:17 pm

indiansummer wrote:it's just a bit... i dunno, underwhelming. i dunno if he's adopted a new technique or what, but for some reason it just doesn't look like he can be arsed. the artwork seems messy... lazy, even...?

i dunno, he's one of my favourite comic artists ever (if not my favourite) and i'll never ever be able to draw anywhere near as well as he does (i'm fucking awful) so maybe i'm in no position to criticise. i guess it might be something to do with printing or some other stage rather than Bagge's artwork but... man...

Apocalypse Nerd and the Reason columns have given me reason to question some of his stuff before, but one thing that never occurred to me was that he was lazy in any way

so it's a bit weird

i dunno; i guess you'd need to read it really
Sort of related, I guess, but I recently read Yeah! (a Josie and the Pussycats-inspired Bagge/Gilbert Hernandez collaboration), and from the way Bagge wrote about the Hate! annual in the introduction, it seemed like he was feeling a little underwhelmed by continuing to write/draw Hate!, even on an limited basis. The Yeah! anthology was enjoyable, but probably not something I'd reread.

Does anyone else read Jordan Crane's Uptight? I got the most recent issue in the mail earlier this week, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I also recently ordered the first volume of Wandering Son & am waiting for that to come in. I'm moving this weekend and one of the things I'm most excited about is being walking distance from a decent comics store.

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Re: Comic Book Chit-chat

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:11 pm

Anoraks! I walked past the comic book shop the other day and realised I haven't been in for aaaaaaaaaaaages! I went to buy somethign on a whim but they had JUST closed for the day.

What should I get soon?
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