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Film & TV / Re: Better Call Saul
« Last post by Smith on Today at 05:49:50 am »
About the trainers,same here. :)
As for the pacing,Im getting the feeling it was made for binge watching.
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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« Last post by Smith on Today at 05:41:13 am »
Which is what I said.For those who already read the book,its not really worth it IMO.
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General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« Last post by Smith on Today at 05:38:46 am »
The Daily Dredd collection would be an ideal purchase for those unfamiliar with his craftsmanship.

Remember how he condensed the full Apocalypse War tale into less than a dozen panels, and it was still a thrilling read?
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General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« Last post by positronic on Today at 04:57:18 am »
"Focus on the time demands of the work" ? What?!!!
I remember it was a multi-episode, interesting interview with a well-respected artist.
The time-keeping aspect is a modest, illuminating, side-bar. Can you see that?

I'd have to re-check the book for his other comments. (I'm not sure if the book has an index, that would certainly make it easier). My initial impression was that those comments were the ones that stuck in my mind as what he had say to the interviewer in summarizing memories of his work on Dredd.

The quotes may or may not have been lifted from a lengthier interview which I never read, but whether he had other comments (extracted in Thrill-Power Overload) on things which just didn't register a strong impression one way or the other, that's the characterization of his attitude towards the work which I was left with, not a "side-bar", and one which I didn't find illuminating at all, at least not in any positive way.
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Games / Re: Last game played...
« Last post by Mister Pops on Today at 01:30:24 am »
Star Trek Online is absolute dung. No doubt made by the type of person who skips the amazing, philosophical, bottle episodes of Trek because shit ain't 'sploding and nobody dies horribly.

My recent relapse in FTL addiction is mostly because it's the closest any game has come to being a Star Trek Captain Simulator.
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General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« Last post by Fungus on Today at 01:24:40 am »
"Focus on the time demands of the work" ? What?!!!
I remember it was a multi-episode, interesting interview with a well-respected artist.
The time-keeping aspect is a modest, illuminating, side-bar. Can you see that?
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General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« Last post by JOE SOAP on Today at 01:23:36 am »
Of course all commercial artists have deadlines, and there's a point at which any one of them needs to declare the page as finished. That's understood.

Why in the world Smith should choose to focus on the time demands of the work as opposed to any other aspect (that presumably his fans would be more interested in focusing on) baffled me. He's making a distinct choice to not discuss the artistic aspects of his work, but purely the timeclock-punching involved from his perspective. It just seemed like a strange response to an interviewer with curiosity regarding the work under consideration, to be preserved for the edification of the magazine's history.


Ron Smith is from a different generation - a modest old gentleman who flew Spitfires during World War II. He's  probably surprised people admire and are so interested in work that was considered throwaway and ephemeral back in the day. It's a testament to how great his work still is that people rate him so highly, out of so many other artists, decades later.


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General / Re: APRIL ART COMP - VOTING THREAD
« Last post by allistermac on Today at 01:21:22 am »
1: Mark Higgins - Sláine and Niamh Go Hunting for Truffles
2: james newell - Hack Mills
3: Leigh S - Journey to Dinas Emrys


HM:
Patrik Lydman - Sláine and Niamh in the Wasteland
Paul Somers - Aladdin Sláine
Rana Raeuchle - Sláine
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General / Re: I may get shot for this...
« Last post by Jacqusie on Today at 01:17:25 am »
he drew the citizens of Mega City One with more character than anyone else.


I'm just re-reading Citizen Snork for the Nth time - such a great story and wonderful art - my introduction to Rons work way back when and he drew some fabulous big noses!  :)
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Books & Comics / Re: Comics you are excited about in 2017
« Last post by positronic on Today at 01:16:37 am »
Only two forthcoming series I can think of that I'm eager to pick up- Volume 2 of Wytches by Snyder & Jock, and Bane: Conquest by the original creative team of Dixon & Nolan.
(Which is due to hit next week actually; http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2017/02/15/announcing-bane-conquest-by-dixon-and-nolan).

I sort of wonder what's left to be said about Bane at this point, or whether we're supposed to assume most (or some) of the pre-New 52 stories don't apply, or do, which would imply some sort of characterization arc. A typical example of what I find frustrating about DCU Batman stories since 2011.
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