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Messages - Tony Angelino

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General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« on: 24 April, 2017, 10:23:25 pm »
Its actually made a good talking point this as you can tell from the number of replies. I think if you don't like it then you don't like it.

Hard to put in to words but his art just has a certain look about it that is perfect for action strips. He can also draw Dredd as quite an imposing presence and you can tell what he's thinking just by the way Carlos has drawn the mouth. Kind of like a comic version of Eastwood's 'man with no name' character. Speaking of which I think Brian Bolland was sometimes guilty of exaggerating the mouth into an upturned U shape which I felt didn't always look right. 

For some people as well Carlos will always have nostalgic value. I can remember him drawing comics back in the 70's (mainly Battle as I didn't associate him with 2000AD until Strontium Dog). Really his art style hasn't changed much since then and you would know its the same guy. Bolland has still much the same style but you just don't see his art as much these days.     

Strangely for me Carlos is the only artist who can colour Dredd's uniform black and it looks better. With every other artist I can think of the uniform looks better dark blue.

General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« on: 24 April, 2017, 05:51:22 pm »
While I wouldn't say he was better than Bolland, if memory serves Barry Kitson came along at a time when a lot of the big names had departed to the US.

He had a clean, anatomically correct art style which I think the prog needed then. I would definitely put him above the painted Bisley clone art that was to come.

General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« on: 24 April, 2017, 04:16:33 pm »

 but I'm not a fan of Carlos Ezquerras art work on Judge Dredd. Compared to the the beautiful work of Greg Staples, or Nick Percival's incredible art work on "Good night kiss" CQ just doesn't cut it.

Probably the most controversial statement ever on this board. I've only become vaguely familiar with Nick Percival through the Mega Collection.  He also drew Sleaze N Ryder. I'm not a fan.

I like Carlos on Dredd although I don't put him at the top of the 'Big 4' Dredd artists. With me being old I do associate Carlos more with Strontium Dog and his work on Battle (Rat Pack, Major Eazy).

General / Re: Top 5 Dredd stories.
« on: 23 April, 2017, 09:34:15 pm »

If its epics then

1 - The Cursed Earth;
2 - The Day the Law Died;
3 - The Judge Child Quest;
4 - The Apocalypse War;
5 - possibly Origins

You can't beat the early stuff in my opinion as the whole Dredd world was still so new and unexplored.

Events / Re: Enniskillen Comic Fest 2017
« on: 23 April, 2017, 09:24:15 pm »
Just read that Alan Hebden is going to be at this as well.

For someone like me that is a great line-up they have managed to get for this.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 23 April, 2017, 04:50:41 pm »
The only caveman character I can think of is Tor which was a Joe Kubert creation. I don't think that's him though and I'm inclined to agree its likely a 2000AD celebrity. The way he is just looking forward at the reader. I've never seen Garry Leach so I'm just wondering if its him?

I think the female is likely a Spirit character as her arm is locked with his.

No idea about the spear though.

Off Topic / Re: Stuff you don't see anymore.
« on: 22 April, 2017, 07:59:01 pm »
White Dogshit! Haven't seen that in years!


There is an explanation for that which I recall hearing on James O'Brien's mystery hour. Apparently Dog Food used to have something like chalk in it which led to the white colouration. Its not in the feed anymore so you no longer see it.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 19 April, 2017, 08:45:57 pm »

This just made me realise that Alan Moore had not yet disowned V for Vendetta.

I would read the article fully though if the title had been:

Alan Moore
Author D.R. & Quinch.

Announcements / Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
« on: 19 April, 2017, 05:10:23 pm »
This was in the latest edition of Previews. Good to see they are going with the proper uniform colour.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 18 April, 2017, 09:33:52 pm »
people like Simon Pegg and Daniel Craig don't have anything extra to bring to the table. Again they could have put me in their roles

I think this is somewhat missing the point - they were clearly anonymous by design. Had Pegg and Craig been recognisable in their cameos, it would have been totally distracting.[/quote]

I didn't really have any point to make about Simon Pegg and Daniel Craig. I was making the point about The Raid actors being wasted in the roles they were given. Another post stated that it was no different to some of the other famous cameos but I don't think it was.

Anyway I don't even find Daniel Craig distracting when he's in a James Bond film. Bring back Roger.

Off Topic / Re: Hive mind help needed: eBaying comics
« on: 18 April, 2017, 07:51:30 pm »
I've been selling some of my old (and some more recent) comics on ebay and I think putting a run or limited series up is more likely to sell than single issues for US comics. They may buy the run for one particular issue but if you sell them individually you could be left with a lot of issues that no one wants. 

Speaking of which the Marvel Ultimate Universe comics must be the most unwanted comics ever. I couldn't give them away. Probably down to Bendis taking 25 issues to tell a story other writers might tell in 1.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 17 April, 2017, 09:38:37 pm »
I wasn't aware of that at all. Strangely Prog 61 is my favourite cover and I do have that RPG book but I don't remember ever looking at them and going "wait a minute".

I also wasn't aware of any alleged copying of Bolland and Gibbons work. Shows how observant I've been. Anyone have any examples of these?

To be fair to Brett Ewins he still did have a style distinctive from the others (in my eyes anyway). I have a vague memory of Alan Davis not being best pleased with some of Bryan Hitch's early work.   

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 16 April, 2017, 08:32:41 pm »
Clifton James has died at 96 years.

"What are you? Some kind of doomsday machine boy?"

It is a nice piece of art.

However I would also love to see a print of the Garry Leach Werewolf illustration.

News / Re: Rebellion To Reprint The Last American
« on: 15 April, 2017, 12:29:19 pm »
Did McMahon do the colours as well as the art for the series? I cant remember now.

I have to say, looking at the scan, the background really does have a Bill Sienkiewicz feel to it. I don't think he would have done it as he was probably too big a name then but it does remind me of his art style at that time.

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