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Friday, November 22, 2013

Comic Cuts - 22 November 2013


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The second proof for Worlds of Adventure arrived during the week and looks perfect – I like to get two proofs just to make sure the printing is consistent – so copies already ordered should ship out soon. [Update: Orders have now been processed and copies should go out some time next week.]

I spent last weekend scanning up pages for another collection of strips which I'll announce shortly. This week has been a rather pleasant one as far as work was concerned as I was able to split the day between two projects. So I've been writing in the morning and cleaning up pages of artwork in the afternoons/evenings. It's a good way to stop boredom creeping in. If that happens, I can lose half a day to forever checking the newspapers or checking my e-mail... or looking at other people's websites... or Facebook... or YouTube...

Ah, so many distractions, so little willpower...

On Monday Mel and I headed into town to watch Frankenstein at the National Theatre, although thankfully we only had to make it as far as Colchester Odeon as it was being broadcast live as part of the theatre's 50th Anniversary celebrations. Here's the trailer...

The version we saw was with Jonny Lee Miller as the monster and Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein; during the original run the two actors would swap roles, so you'll see both as the monster in the above trailer. The whole production was superb but Jonny Lee Miller was awesome. This wasn't the book – it was Nick Dear's Frankenstein – but here the creature was at least the cultured, misunderstood monster of Mary Shelley's original novel, not the shambling horror he is often portrayed as.

We haven't been to the theatre for years – call me a philistine but I prefer films to plays and most of the time I'd prefer to watch the TV rather than go to the cinema. But this was a terrific way to spend two hours and we're hoping to see another live broadcast. Maybe Coriolanus with Tom (Loki) Hiddleston next year. (And if you haven't seen Hiddleston, as Loki, arguing with some kids about Thor, follow this link. It's only short.)

Family and friends of Roger Perry were over the moon to receive word from him on Thursday morning, thirteen days after Typhoon Haiyan that swept across the Philippines, where he has lived for the past two decades. I'm sure we'll hear more about his adventures later, but for now were glad to hear that Roger is alive and kicking.

As we haven't had any random scans for a while, here's a quartet of Panther war covers for you.

Our Paul Temple strip is rapidly approaching its climax, so make sure you come back over the weekend and next week.

1 comment:

Standby4action said...

Glad to hear Roger is OK Steve, thanks for letting us all know