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by tolworthy
21 Jan 2010, 16:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Which comics felt more "real" to you?
Replies: 29
Views: 2214

Re: Which comics felt more "real" to you?

I very much hope [you will] respond to the request I made to you last Sunday Whoops! Off to do that right now. I thought that thread was turning into a conflict zone so I ran away like a coward. Er, I mean, I spent a week thinking how to answer your excellent question. the colours red and black str...
by tolworthy
21 Jan 2010, 13:17
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Which comics felt more "real" to you?
Replies: 29
Views: 2214

Which comics felt more "real" to you?

I love Niblet's posts on Cheeky - it was the comic I always identified with as most "real." Me and my friend wore our Cheeky jerseys all the time (remember that knitting pattern?) Then in another thread someone said they didn't feel Cheeky was a "real" comic. And it got me to thinking how I we class...
by tolworthy
17 Jan 2010, 18:56
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?

once again, you're going off at a tangent. This new proposal of a "£5 anthology" has nothing to do with your original proposal of a four page comic! If you recall, my original suggestion had nothing to do with comics sold on their own. That solves price and distribution at a stroke, as fans wouldn...
by tolworthy
17 Jan 2010, 12:50
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?

where is the evidence that "compressed comics" could pay the bills? 1. Economics. Lower printing costs = higher profit margin. 2. Common sense. If we can pack a big story into a £5 anthology then it can compete with other £5 forms of entertainment. At present comics are priced out of the market f...
by tolworthy
17 Jan 2010, 01:34
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?

Sorry, but you're not doing that with your comic idea are you? It's all pie in the sky theory. It's all about "if I was an artist I'd do this". I'm not doing it with comics, because I haven't made any comics since I was a teenager. But I'm doing something very similar with video games and it seems ...
by tolworthy
16 Jan 2010, 20:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?

they see them as too expensive to bother with... I know professional creators who have tried to get papers interested in comic supplements (one of which was just a four page pull out) and every single UK newspaper rejected the idea.) Newspaper columnists make a living off writing just a page a day....
by tolworthy
16 Jan 2010, 16:54
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?

Lew Stringer wrote:Newspapers now see comics as an expensive luxury
That's a good thing, isn't it? Meaning if they could get the right product at the right price they might take it?
by tolworthy
16 Jan 2010, 15:03
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?

whoops! Double post sorry
by tolworthy
16 Jan 2010, 14:52
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?

7 quid for a comic? I remember the days when 7d, or seven older pennies, was considered dear Comic prices have increased about twice as fast as my disposable income. :( probably as a result of 'zapping' TV channels every 7 seconds or responding swiftly to action on computer-games And yet those same...
by tolworthy
16 Jan 2010, 09:57
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Re: Why does nobody do compressed comics?
Replies: 28
Views: 2662

Why does nobody do compressed comics?

Threads on comic prices (£7 an issue? I'll buy a book or DVD instead thanks) make me wonder why nobody tries compressed comics? That is, see how much story can be contained in, say, four pages? That solves price and distribution at a stroke, as fans wouldn't mind printing that much themselves, and ...
by tolworthy
17 Dec 2009, 00:21
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Help me comics UK your my only hope ..
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: Help me comics UK your my only hope ..

Sir Oliver Oddbod. I have no idea if the spelling is correct. ... WWII ... "Sir Oliver Oddbod" .. A comic strip from england that is supposedly similar to Andy Capp. We'll have to wait for the board heavyweights on this one, but Googling threw up some possible leads., You've probably seen them alre...
by tolworthy
07 Dec 2009, 23:00
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: When we were young...old photos of us as comic fans
Replies: 30
Views: 2232

Re: When we were young...old photos of us as comic fans

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Me, age 16, in 1984. It's been downhill ever since :)
by tolworthy
26 Nov 2009, 10:32
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: The best comics of the ’00s
Replies: 27
Views: 1425

Re: The best comics of the ’00s

It's just the opinion of a few people. Another "panel" would choose entirely different comics. This is why I completely ignore "best of" lists as they are absolutely 100% pointless I think it depends on the list. If it's a "top five" or so then it's worth my time to at least glance at their reasons...
by tolworthy
19 Oct 2009, 00:10
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Name that Spooky Artist [NAMED!]
Replies: 45
Views: 4319

Re: Name that Spooky Artist

Can't help with the artist, but I agree about the Adam Ant strip. That is how comic are supposed to be. Great art, so much story on one page, realism, great ideas, fun... just beautiful. Thanks for posting it.
by tolworthy
08 Aug 2009, 20:11
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic `Ads` on the Telly!
Replies: 16
Views: 2086

Re: Comic `Ads` on the Telly!

Leo Baxendale, in his autobiography, talks about attending a private viewing for the TV ad for Wham! (Or was it Smash?) The ad animated the Barmy Army charging against the bad guys. The ad company had animated the wrong army, but Baxendale never let on.