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by tolworthy
18 Jul 2008, 19:18
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: anyone with old Marvel reprints want to solve a mystery?
Replies: 5
Views: 694

anyone with old Marvel reprints want to solve a mystery?

Over on this blog (and elsewhere ) they're discussing a page of original Marvel art that was on sale for $50,000, but looks like it may be a fake. I'll track down the UK reprints, as they also used stats of the original art as supplied by Marvel at the time. If the job number doesn't appear on the ...
by tolworthy
17 Jul 2008, 11:39
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Reg Parlett on 'Bewitched Belinda' for Whizzer and Chips
Replies: 67
Views: 27023

Re: Reg Parlett on 'Bewitched Belinda' for Whizzer and Chips

Heres a better example.. Yes, that's a good example of what I mean! Maybe I'm getting old (OK, there's no 'maybe' about it) but a lot of comic characters seem badly behaved and shallow. I know, Yes, I know, that's the whole point, it's a kids' comic for pity's sake! :) But Belinda is different . Sh...
by tolworthy
16 Jul 2008, 15:36
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: Reg Parlett on 'Bewitched Belinda' for Whizzer and Chips
Replies: 67
Views: 27023

Reg Parlett on 'Bewitched Belinda' for Whizzer and Chips

I got an old "best of Whizzer and Chips" comic from a charity shop, which included several pages of "Bewitched Belinda." I'm ashamed to say I never noticed before (or more likely forgot), but Reg Parlett was an AMAZINGLY good artist. And does anyone know who wrote that strip? The writing seems a cut...
by tolworthy
27 Jun 2008, 18:24
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Badtime Bedtime Books (looking for Cooljock, issue 47)
Replies: 2
Views: 2622

Re: Badtime Bedtime Books (looking for Cooljock, issue 47)

Al, you are a gentleman and a scholar, and generations of Badtime fans will be forever in your debt. I am pleased to announce that (as far as I can tell) the main badtime checklist is now complete! Or will be sometime over the weekend when I upload the final piece of the jigsaw. Ladies and gentlemen...
by tolworthy
26 Jun 2008, 19:12
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Badtime Bedtime Books (looking for Cooljock, issue 47)
Replies: 2
Views: 2622

Badtime Bedtime Books (looking for Cooljock, issue 47)

Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place - I couldn't find the Badtime thread from the old board. (Unless it was deleted because it was shallow self-promotion :) Thanks to the generosity of folks from this site (and elsewhere) I now have scans of all the badtime books on my site... except one: C...
by tolworthy
25 May 2008, 11:21
Forum: The Phoenix
Topic: DFC No.'s 1,2,3 and 4
Replies: 78
Views: 51847

Re: DFC NO:1

Spencer wrote:my subscriber number is something like 2844.... Is that gonna be enough ? I kinda doubt it... :(
I hope they started at 1. When I ran my own business I started the order numbers at some arbitrary figure, like 1000. For exactly the reason that "order number 003" spooks customers.
by tolworthy
20 May 2008, 08:51
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Scanning images
Replies: 6
Views: 815

Re: Scanning images

This is probably stating the obvious, but are you sure you have your scanner set on the highest resolution, and the artwork is flat, and you're not processing it the wrong way afterwards? I got my scanner for fifteen quid off eBay a couple of years ago, and it's bog-standard ordinary, and always giv...
by tolworthy
09 May 2008, 17:40
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: You and Yours-Friday 2nd May DFC Comic article
Replies: 11
Views: 1166

Re: You and Yours-Friday 2nd May DFC Comic article

There's an article on the DFC in yesterday(Thursday)'s Daily Mail, and it's pretty positive. Page 53, in Femail, entitled "Cripes! At last, REAL comics are making a comeback - and I can't wait for my weekly fix"
by tolworthy
09 May 2008, 17:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: Comic strip annual in ancient Rome and space
Replies: 4
Views: 630

Re: Comic strip annual in ancient Rome and space

Are you sure it wasn't the Trigan Empire?
by tolworthy
21 Mar 2008, 07:04
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Re: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty.
Replies: 46
Views: 15932

Re: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty.

How does YouTube manufacture and distribute all those video cassettes?
by tolworthy
06 Mar 2008, 10:19
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty (2).
Replies: 19
Views: 7085

Re: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty (2).

[quote:329f2aeb51="Raven"]your next task - to demonstrate that the relationship between Nobby and Oddball was intended as a metaphor of how dialectical materialism as a philosophical basis for Marxism has had a harmful effect on the development of the political theory.[/quote:329f2aeb51] Too easy! O...
by tolworthy
05 Mar 2008, 15:28
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Re: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty.
Replies: 46
Views: 15932

Re: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty.

[quote:d7c106a0bb="Steve Bright"]The balance can be redressed, but it requires a will to do so that is virtually impossible to elicit. [/quote:d7c106a0bb] Granted that I am as yet an armchair speculator, and not at the sharp end, so I must bow to your greater experience. But I see parallels with the...
by tolworthy
05 Mar 2008, 14:52
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Re: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty.
Replies: 46
Views: 15932

Re: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty.

[quote:d96eb34a02="Lew Stringer"]What brought you to the conclusion that freelancers are better off than people on a regular salary?[/quote:d96eb34a02] Because where a choice exists then freelancers must have a reason to be freelance. E.g. back in the 1960s there was a difference in pay. The real pr...
by tolworthy
05 Mar 2008, 11:35
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: Re: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty.
Replies: 46
Views: 15932

Re: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty.

[quote:cecb13b29c="Raven"]how about the fact though, that for many creatives - writers and artists - their work is freelance and offers no pension plan or many of the benefits that more conventional work has?[/quote:cecb13b29c] First, the residual payments from old work is practically zero for pract...
by tolworthy
05 Mar 2008, 11:11
Forum: Comic Titles & Groups
Topic: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty (2).
Replies: 19
Views: 7085

Re: The fizzog that sunk a thousand ships - Jonah at fifty (2).

[quote:985d7b7204="Raven"]Now I just need to come up with a convincing theory of how an alien could not just reconstruct western civilization but the human condition, economic and class structures, and the fundamentals of all civilization since the dawn of time from Martha's Monster Make-up ...[/quo...