Sunday, 16 September 2018

Spiderville

Spidey selfie in The Guinness suit (well he does look like a slim line can of Draft Guinness in this get up -fave outfit so far -kind of close to black outfit so a pleasant surprise towards end of story - never  do selfies in real life though -too old to be like that. Old Kenny Everett sketch -mind you it's probably very sweaty been Spidey so perhaps he don't need to pee - I'm having a blast on the new Spiderman game so thought I'd do Spiderdelic post -first up a few Spidey related tunes There's many surf versions of Spiderman theme as your attorney of all things cool I'd advise you to check them all-
Wish I could live in Spiderland rather than Brexitville (whatever that is?) My mate and old guitarist used know a geezer from Slint he said they met at same art college I think he went onto playing in The Breeders at that time -no idea what happened to my old guitarist Jules  -I tried to track him down on Feckbook but he seems to have vanished into thin air like alot of people...some of them up there own arse I'm sad to say 
But back to Peter ..good kid -bound to dig Slint - if he was born in 70's that is ..but the real Pete would of been born in 1947 making him about 70 -71 if he aged in real time like Dredd does -did they ever do old Spiderman ? bet he'd still have same abilities just old boy probs instead of growing pains - but what a character far more interesting than the usual concept of a Superhero- Spiderteen may be more on the nose -Adrian Mole with Superpowers I have most of these paperback form from when I was 4 or 5 still got it as I fished it out of the attic when we moved house -somewhere in my bookcase now  so I'll revisit these stories -I was more a DC kid to start off with those eye-catching Joe Kubert and Neal Adams covers -Aqua Man too wtf have they done with him lately in that movie ? -Aqua Hippy lol nah man he's pure Shatner (just like my Dad was-) kind of under water Flash Gordon -The Injustice video games got Arthur right though...mind you I haven't moved on from 1978 me.. First Marvel Comic I owned was a Super Special featuring Thor vs Hercules- my aunty bought me I guess I was 4 -this one- pure vivid Kirby
I dove in and out with Spidey I remember a great slugfest with Scorpion -glad he's in new game -very badass- the Boba Fett of the Spideyverse. Talking of bad guys who exactly does Spidey go up against  in the new game.And Black Cat DLC to follow the ideal woman when I was a teen and now I guess lol even if she's prematurely white haired-If you had to make a choice of been Peter Parker or Spiderman  she'd be a strong case for been Spidey all the time.

Mary Jane gets plenty of coverage in game-lacks her moddish style she had in 70's but hey it's 2018 stylewise  she's kinda like Jessica Jones in new game would be nice if you cold high five JJ  down on the street -maybe they'll have guest star pedestrians -but not sure what copyright situation is there..But her office is about as is Matt and Foggys place -might be possible.
My first attempt at a cover here in game cameras a stroke of genius I could get addicted to trying to come with a cover image -might even be possible to create some sequential art from it.
I came back to Spidey in mid 80's after Secret Wars -that's when the black suit was first introduced -my fave story from that era was The Sin Eater- a team up with Daredevil - might see a life action version of him in DD III but my moneys on Bullseye- here's part 1 amazing what you can find on internet I wonder how they're going to do Venom seeing as Secret Wars and the Beyonder isn't part of the movie universe - I guess we'll find out soon enough Top marks for new Spidey Game I share Joe's sentiment towards game -looking forward to more

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

HypTV 50

I remember when this got to #1 although they won't admit it- playlist kicks off with lots of Will and Jim -followed by Powell and Pressburger (a couple of Burgers towards end too- I wonder if Stan Lee ever met Andy? )The original Anakin trapped in a nightmarish universe -the usual -I'm stuck on Spiderman ps4 Vulture and Electro so a quick break from that - but plenty of musical Spiders -Stan thee Mans first creation - and a nod to Crimes Johnny Strike and Lindsay Kemp Bowies mentor  R.I.P
I enjoy been this guy on  Ps4 -but I could never multitask like him- will he ever hit 24? -looking forward to the DLC - best Spidey game yet (b4 that it was Spiderman 2 on ps2 ) but this tops that .

Thursday, 6 September 2018

A View to a Thrill


Dredd & Anderson -Art by Robin Smith -with my my colour based of James Bond poster featuring Roger Moore and Grace Jones -I tried to use similar colours from that original movie poster probably not as good as original as that was nicely coloured for it's time anyhow-but needed the practice been a colourless summer since I lost that Star Wars splash page.- I will get back on that and Anderson -but things are kinda hectic.
Bit of a speculative post this time around about Mega City One TV series (I imagine the wheels are in motion ) but first up the MC4 (I'm always harping on about the wonders of The MC5 but Mega City Four were also awesome- saw them I guess in 1990 or 91 my friend Sam was a bit of a blagger  managed to get back stage and briefly chat with them-she did the same thing with Neds Atomic Dustbin- as well  -we chatted more about Viz rather than where they got moniker from -then after that it was totally Pogo City  but a few songs from them first

But back to the 22nd Century - what is a Mega City anyhow? well this video will give you a better idea and  a  insight into it's history if you are unfamiliar with the Dreddvesrse


Not sure shows going to be as Dredd centric as people expect -he's bound to be within cast but I get a feeling it'll be partially about The Wally Squad who are the undercover judges would also serve as a good way to see the underbelly of the City -The criminals and the stories behind there criminality -
 I deduce this as  the shows writer Rob Williams wrote Low Life -so I imagine we'll get to see Lenny Zero ,DeMarco PI ,Jack Point, Amiee Nixon and Dirty Frank in a few episodes.Newish characters but a great way to see the underwold of MC1 -A few vids about those stories- Shane MacGowan meets CyberPunk

Here's interview with Rob (they'll be a few of these vids throughout post)

I do hope we do get the classics though - started reading Dredd in the mid 80's I had lots to catch up on so thank grud Titan bought out those chronicles among the first ones I read was The Cursed Earth Saga - I liked how it was structured it's the first story really where we see how the Mega Cities came about the history behind them and the Justice system - here's an  old drawing I did back in 94 or 95 featuring Nova a mutant boy with the power of telekiensis I always wondered whatever happened to him - Dark Autumn I think that episode was called -he sided with JD and Spikes Harvey Rotten   against The Mutant Brotherhood (also really terrific looking characters)
One of my all time faves Cursed Earth -also thats when they  started drawing Dredd's helmet better in those stories the bubble headed helmet looked kind of soft so I'm glad Mick  and Brian changed it up a bit good to see story in full glory as I had the Titan Albums and two stories were omitted hence "Uncensored"- hope we get to see some of the Cursed Earth on the telly although like these new books about the origins of the Justice system would make a another good spin off show- another bit of old (incomplete) artwork I guess halfway through George W Bush residence in White House  hence the crazy  Helicopter and the Mek Troopers looking the way they do - I've  always wanted to see The Battle of Armageddon  in Death Valley - So my Fargo looks much like Dredd but a couple of years after I did this page Origins came out -and it made sense that the judges uniform was different been 30 years prior to Dredd's first appearance in 77 and Prez Booth was captured elsewhere - I thought of Darkies Mob panel when I  did the Mek Troopers - I will colour that original panel  soon as it's a all time fave  featuring Japanese soldiers  yelling "Banzai!" I read recently in "Be Pure Be Vigilant Behave! Pat Mills secret history of 2000ad  that Dredd and Solomon  the Judge in the cloak  in my pic were based upon monks at Pat Mills school- so Pat is very much a father figure to JD as John Wagner  and Carlos at least in the early days ...I s'pose they have something in common with Morton Judd

I'd like to see The Sovs make an appearance perhaps see Orlok the Assassin getting up to some sabotage  of some kind -just as much a nemesis as Judge Death - I'd wait though a few seasons for Block Mania and Apocalypse War to really kick off - would be a essential story  and alot of destruction to look forward too-whether story takes place before or after AW is yet to be known.

I've watched this dudes videos before about other comics so I know he likes a drink too lol -He mentions future slang here -there's a section in The Judges Avalanche book that covers that very subject- looking forward to reading Lone Wolf  at end of the month.Great he mentions Fred Gee here  -classic Corrie PotMan (not that type of pot) A Jack Duckworth prototype in a way.

But here are a few more Dredd epics that might be featured in Mega City One -no idea when shows coming out but very excited as the possibilities are endless The Pit would be great as well as America - lovely thing is it's ongoing and takes various view points - especially enjoyed The Pit as it was like a cop show far different and mature than the 1995 movie which came out  around the same time  -it also leads up to the events of the second Robot War and the return of Orlok -

 whilst America deals with The Democracy movement -and Total War terror group which reflected what was going on in the news at that time and even more poignant today without been all preachy in the way it's told - it's down to the reader to make out who the good guys or bad guys are-if they even exist at all -such as it is in real life -(I think  America's parents were Porto Rican  not Mexican -which they state in video) read this back in 90 -1st issue of The Megazine - Quality -astounding artwork by Colin MacNeil the artist was very young too at the time , blows my mind he did this whilst at college .Judge Beeny's a fave glad she's on The Council of Five - gives me hope positive  change will come to MC1 I've featured Judge Death alot here-and once I'm up for it I'll continue colouring The Four Dark Judges --really goes without saying that they should get live action debut on MC1 TV but always liked The Judda -really great bad guys - kind of a pity they're all dead now at least in the comics. worthy adversaries to Joe -possibly because they are him-excepted brainwashed by there creator who also is Dredds' creator "But any monkey can shake a test tube " I think Dredds retort to Judd when they finally meet up... might bring them back in a fan fic thing that's been cooking in my brain  called "The Lawbreakers" -would love to have another go at Dredd -not sure how I'd approach it though  just yet.

It's been 41 years now -am I meant to feel ancient yet? nah still feel the same.. guess that's thrill power at work.

Monday, 3 September 2018

"Reasons to be Cheerful" Part 3

Kinda of like a Ultra Violence version of Haysi Fantaysi lol - 48 Minutes - kind of takes the surprise away-but at same time been waiting to see how game stacks up -not the finished product -perhaps they could have dialogue cut scenes every time like Fallout does makes it more like a unique experience that way -not sure they'll do that though.It's certainly not for young kids -but old kids like me  it should be a good ride .The city is kinda like Mega City One minus fatties and kneepads but I hope Rebellion are taking notes for a Dredd game (I'd imagine it would have to feature The Cursed Earth and Under City to add some diversity- but more about that later )Hope this comes out soon- but not too soon though  as it usually takes a good while to get through a Rockstar Epic - And I'm really looking forward to this one -looks like it'll be a immersive experience-hopefully story will be first class too like it's predecessor
Yep I put this trailer up before -still waiting for follow up once that's out I'll stick it under here-Arthur reminds me of Pierce Brosnan -remember seeing him in a western a few years back on telly with Liam Neeson  it must  of been this one

slaying fascists as I'm going through Sniper Elite series in chronological order- it's debatable if Karl was on heavy psychedelics by the time Zombie Army Trilogy happens - would be cool if he visits Greek islands in a prequel to give The Green Devils grief-I just wish there was a Major Eazy skin though .. Dude who gives Karl a voice was also Tony the Tiger for Frosties There's DLC on both game where you can assassinate Hitler -it could be his double though -need to see X-Ray cam to see if any of his bits are missing I guess ' Yep that's him alright no doppleganger lol not sure I wanna shoot my Russian allies though -better have extra good reason for that -I blame Patton probably got pissed up on vod and created Cold War in one evening ... Zombie Army looks the most fun kind of like Sniper Elite Red Dead Nightmare look forward forward to playing this-dig the colour I've seen in clips I've seen and the  Zombies look awesome too Plus there's a updated Rogue Trooper out on consoles  -I may give this another go -I'm hoping more comic characters get a chance to be featured in games seeing as Rebellion print 2000AD so if there's a Dredd  Strontium Dog or ABC Warriors  on the way it should be done with the love and care that's put into Rogue -as it's one of he best future war games out there

Sunday, 26 August 2018

HYPTV 49

Possibly the first Matchbox soldiers I owned as a kid - I always thought the artwork on these boxes were astounding -need some inspiration for a panel I'll be colouring featuring lots of charging Japanese soldiers yelling "Banzai!" -must get down to work on that  lots of WW2 related vids including  Flying Tigers  documentary I mentioned I'd feature in earlier post - but started playlist  after hearing about Aretha the other week so begins very soulfully  -but needed a history lesson towards the end -

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Reasons to be Cheerful-Part 2

Withnail Thrawn? seems a possibility with the casting of Richard E Grant for episode 9 - voice fits too but might be a red herring as is the name Mara -possible that they are the junkers Kylo spoke of (would like to see Withnail hit it off with a chick for a change lol so maybe Mara's the other Junker consuming the finest wines in the galaxy ) -I still think Rey's a clone made from DNA of Lukes hand by Palpatine -seems like the best theory-that  would shut up those misogamists that came out the woodwork yelling" Mary Sue" whatever that means (nice combination of names sounds like the perfect Cowgirl to me ) but if that's the explanation of Rey's connection with the force soon as she touches Lukes lightsabere  that would make perfect sense  -Rey  been Han Solo's lovechild -man that's just  a boring theory ... what if the Knights of Ren where all Rey clones ? -just a thought...I'm sure I've posted this before on  other playlists but nobody has time to watch all those I imagine -perhaps I make them for historical reasons and maybe its just a blast too  but Withnail and O - pure undiluted Genius


Thrawn's very real though not un-canon so would be very neat casting  if his happens.Another grand E Grant moment - one of my faves altouugh I do not agree with the sentiment -Bruce Robinson been smart againyep Richard would be a  ideal for Thrawn totally. Seems like the rumor going around about the Live Action Star Wars tv show is that it's centered around Mandalore -I can imagine a show like Dallas or Dynasty but with really cool armour lol I can imagine opening done in that style   -just jesting - but sounds fascinating - what state is planet in?  will we visit other planets under Mando influence (like seen in Rebels and Clone Wars) a live action Bo Katan and Fenn Rau would be most welcome and Sabine of course but she's out there in the Unknown Regions searching for Thrawn and Ezra - I do wish this dude would wear hat correctly very D.R.I  or Flavour Flav -but hat is designed to be worn forward lol  but hey that's just me been old

 Currently reading The  Avalanche  -although on computer rather than in paperback  which I would of preferred  (there is  a limited edition but I was a too late  ) but The Origins of Mega City One has fascinated me since reading The Cursed Earth - although Fargo Dredd's old fella  kind of  isn't the main character in this more of a looming figure that has bought in the Judges to fight the rising crime rate in America  -it's the conflict between the old law enforcers and the new Law whist  Mega City One is under construction -if  the Mega City One tv show takes off  man this era would make a good spin off - but Judge Fargo -who was he? we only get glimpses -perhaps Dredd's heritage could be explored better in literature rather than comics - would be cool see more though of The Man behind The Law .I know more is on the way :)

Mr H Epic voice! Micheal the writer of Avalanche sounds like good craic & always a good interviewer  the moustahey cavalier dude or is he a roundhead lol sounds more cavalier to me - used to know a geezer who did those English Civil War battle reconstructions- hope he's doing well. Booth is Mega Trump - then again Bush and the neo cons would of been main influence back when Origins came out whilst Nixon or Johnson perhaps for Pat Mills Booth in Cursed Earth- scary thing going on with Iran right now -Up to there old tricks again...Neo Cons that is.
Fargo of course  has been portrayed by Max Von Sydow whilst not a big fan of the 90's movie -that was good casting-You can see Dredd in Max-would of been better than Sly about the right age too
been fooling around with Fallout 4 as usual decided to make a Dredd -seems to fit that world or maybe Fargo more -not impossible to create him either - I did create a Cursed Earth Koburn with Maccredy- but maybe a settler would be better Deacon 's meant to be Johnny Alpha here lol but Cait makes an excellent Durham Red whilst Pipers a good Beeny - ps4 so I can't mod really just changing the look with all the ps4 mods I can use -maybe heres a better helmet for Dredd out there but this is the best I can do right now speaking of computer games nice to see Rat Pack appear in latest Sniper Elite Comic -I can see these dudes and others from Battle and 2000ad etc.. appear eventually in computer games
 Big reason to be cheerful though is that its only two months to go before October and Red Dead
Redemption  2-  which is bound to eat into my life- gonna be epic.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Insight 90

A nod to my Dad on his anniversary even though he wouldn't been into this music although I think he dug Joe Strummer as he saw a little of himself when he was younger - hence Wired interview which we watched together - I think his ears perked up working with the Pogues(he liked them naturally ) plus he was old school Grease no time for that Ted nonsense - looked like a Stray Cat without the mullet mixed with Captain Kirk in old photo I saw recently I  barely got any photos from that period though it ain't like today where you people snap or video everything guess it was was like that in Ireland in the 50's -
This one is from Christmas 1984 so I'm 12 here Dad very Del Boy /Arthur Daley here
I will get a new scanner soon-want to do a few Colour Like Carlos scans- haven't been feeling very arty lately after Star Wars page failed to save - maybe  a new scanner will sort out that mood and wetter weather  -but that's a typical 80's boy jumper lol - be nice to scan some more old photos .

I did want post John Peel show from today's date from 1990 -only heard one song as I was devastated and it what starts this playlist off - but when I heard Insight by Joy Division it made perfect sense at that moment in time could of been playing anything usually Kylie and Jason or some poppy shite as it was back then but no it was Ian and the boys - kinda special in a weird way lifted me up- those words meant a great deal to me as I was already heavily into JD since I was 14 or 15 - but it's like JP knew what had happened and what was going through my mind and it's odd I heard this in the afternoon but BBC would shift his show around back then for some reason .
This Playlist was originally going to be music from that very Baggy year 1990 but so far not so baggy what I remembered I was big on grunge and fuzz usually American stuff and a bit of shoegaze as they called it back then , but did like the Mondays, Roses Charlatan's and Carpets all the good ones so I need to get back to this tomorrow -(updated playlist is growing and growing maybe I stop at 90)

I feature a bit of Nils  Lofgren here as I met him the day my Dad died-sounds strange I know but my mate Gav wanted me to see him with him and yes it helped a great deal took me away from doing any damage although I know I drank whiskey then so if I was a eejit  back then sorry  but  heavy shit had gone down prior -so long ago - but I was glad to hear music -keeps you half sane I guess.

Nice to think of my Dad when he was around I do it constantly - want to move forward from that though but it's difficult . He went to the great hereafter  just as Iron Curtain collapsing  - he respected the Russians more than the Yanks at that time  (he always thought about what they went through in the war) I think both my Mum and Dad met G.I 's when they were litlle though as they were training for D-Day in Ireland - just He wouldn't buy into all this propaganda crap not that he was a Soviet or anything just he was human being - grew up in a era of East vs West- always struck me as stupid -course had no idea until teens what Stalin was up to but well aware of America and Vietnam   but these days worlds more corporate and daft - the last few days of my Dads life was when Iraq invaded Kuwait and the first Gulf War never got to see the outcome of that -or how Russia changed (he thought Boris  Yelts was an eejit -but liked Gorby ..I have no idea what he'd make of Putin-) but we did have a Ronald Reagan dog toythat squeeked  lol Spitting Image style..

I watched great documentary about behind the scenes of Spitting Image last night -(didn't realize it was such hard work and the Crossroads connection lol ) we did enjoy a good old laugh on a Sunday throughout the mid 80's so a good excuse for a bit of this.
It's a odd one 1990 it began with much hope for the future-a new decade a fresh start - then tragedy struck -sometimes feel like I'm frozen in time -on the inside at least even though so much time has passed -sometimes feels life is something that happens without your permission , guess the only way to get through that is within your head.only you alone can work things out -

Friday, 3 August 2018

HypTV48

First week of August is always rough for me - steering clear of beer tonight and social media (God I got so drunk the other week blurted stuff out I should of not - it would make Trump blush -if he was capable -except I'm Johnny Nobody .Lifes a rough sea gotta navigate it the best you can so a  rare outburst - hard to bury all this grief sometimes ) I hope not too many people read it -it was gone after a hour since I ranted away - very dangerous thing a conscience but I have no reason to be ashamed it's others people lack of shame that brings me down who vanish and forget there past and have no idea of the ruination created.
I'm not sure I've spoken about that awful night 28 years ago back when I was 17 on this blog  -the night I lost my Dad or the fact that the scumbag who put my Dad in a grave got away scot free because some juries are stupid or prejudiced maybe they had it in for the Irish I dunno always struggling to understand everything life became obtuse from the very moment they let that waste of air free - can't make head or tail of anything -I can only follow my own rules as nothing has any truth to it -only family matters and a couple of mates I spose  I guess I'll never have one of my own a family that is -not sure about that probably left it too late  I've been in a rut all this time besides my one chance has gone back home and got on with her life I can't give her the things she'd expect &  the whole of society would have to change before I can even begin to think about that.
 So this playlist is  a bit of exorcism and a  bit of a laugh too -Malcolm and Sheldon (good to find that again -Johnny and Yoko - news from Detroit 1967 -John Lee Hooker Scott Morgan -plenty of Eels lol Bobby Mitchum double bill,The Equals , Darth Mauls voice doing comedy-and the original B-Boys - anyway least I can get things off my chest here -blogs better place to put your emotions down  than some silly wall which is only there as they think you want to buy products -and be totally ignored as there so much other shit going on good job I'm sober too rare thing for me on a Friday

Talking of Eels old drawing I did of a story my sister used to tell me when I was little about an electric eel who couldn't make any friends under the sea lol -(but they life in rivers I guess ) -kinda of a Pepe le Pew situation really- life can be  like that lol - it was nice to see my sis the other week we went to see The Red Arrows - but close up  this time  rather than watch from back garden from afar (back in the day of Polystyrene Lockheeds Zeros and Hellcats  - that's how one would wile the way the hours in 1980 )
Tomahawks were my fave though -I was big on the Flying Tigers as a nipper -from reading Cassidy in Warlord -I think story may of gone back to 1937 when the Sino Japanese war was raging -I'll have to see if there are any decent documentaries about the Tigers for next playlist.
But what got me the most about Red Arrows display was  the Battle of Britain fly pass - very lucky to capture final moments as  we rushed towards seafront - I guess it was Spitfire , A Hurricane  and Lancaster  I wouldn't be typing this if it weren't for those aircraft  and the men who originally flew them over the Kent skies .I kind of find that somewhat surreal -I guess the past is like that.
Cropped this  from much bigger pic but wanted to focus on what I  was looking at .

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

"Reasons to be Cheerful"-Part 1

Rare pic of Joe smilin' -have admit haven't been a happy bunny lately -this time of the year always brings me down -heading towards my Dads anniversary if I over do it with the beer things just over run me & the weathers been blazing hot -most people love that but I'm hot and bothered I spose I'm lucky really that I live by the sea and my room is underground but first week of August is always rough especially in this heat brings back that uneasy vibe which I can't shake off - but at least there are a few things to look ahead too in the next few years hope they all go to plan -so to start off a new feature here named after this Blockheads Classic -I think Ian was a 2000AD Fan just like Lemmy Madness and Bob Smith- he'd dig a JD show I'm sure. Finally a bit of new news on Judge Dredd TV Show or rather Mega City One -good to see Rob Williams name associated (as he's written some good stuff )and whats more a Rogue Trooper movie in the works -nice one Zowie -stick with the Gerry Finley Day stories those ones are the best. If he loves the material he'll make it work -but yeah would make a decent series -maybe a trilogy where he hunts down the Traitor General- the original story is epic. Talking of Clone Troopers- good to know we'll get to see The Siege of Mandalore soon as well as The Bad Batch -The Dirty Dozen Star Wars style yeah a bit late with this but hey haven't been very bloggy lately -but it's most welcome news as I loved these shows - Just wish trollsville would feck off though ruining things I wonder when these Botbrains were born probably 1993 (not been ageist here just find that certain a demographic like trolling for no good reason other than to heighten there profile kind of sad really-I guess one finds it in all walks of life unfortunately)- Solo didn't deserve to bomb it was a nice addition to Star Was universe - all that negative energy gets nothing sorted- still at same time possibly the Solo stuff would actually of made a decent streaming show -but we are going to get a live action post Return of the Jedi show- plenty of potential within that timeline between the two trilogies

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

England 66

No time to post this almost kick off but best of luck England - one can only hope Brits lost?- nah always boss well every ones boss keep that in mind - lookin forward to 2020 big respect to Machine Man and Dikto -hey Marvel this one.... Herb & Barry - awesome overdrive They need to invent flying motorcycles asap only two years away this story lol

Sunday, 8 July 2018

HypTv 47

Started this playlist quite a while ago - I was pissed with The Prez and this jet trash world- just disbelief  I was living in 21st Century - but been writing  Boba Fett /Ben Kenobi story (next part should arrive soon)  also final part  of "Death in the City of Bone" - I have to re colour a splash page as Photoshop didn't save properly so I have re-do all that again but a majority of its done  near enough-
 New background  for World Cup -Motor City Rovers-really good day yesterday-maybe not so If your Russian or Swedish -but  Kanes a little bit Irish (Kane been a variant of Mum's maiden name Keane ) and  the other' Arry MacGuire you can't get more Irish than that - I was born and bred in England -but still Celtish rather than full blown Brit - but now here's something to look forward too again maybe embrace that feeling of unity 1966 and all that...actually feel positive again.
A few history docs among these featuring heroes and villains mainly real- yYesterday may be about winning, but lost a good one yesterday -some of my earliest memories of comics come from Dikto  I had the first few issues of Spiderman collected  in paperback format re-printed I guess in mid-late 70's - it was a Joy to re-find in attic  a few years back  -far from mint condition  as I drew my own little stick men  who wanted to help Spidey - Peter Parker the ultimate misunderstood outsider - that's why he's loved.



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

World66

 Bit of Daddy of Dada -John Heartfield
Follow up to my Euro66 Playlisthttp://hipsville365ad.blogspot.com/2016/06/euro-66.html RetroKool playlist featuring  artists from each country  who qualified for  The World Cup -mostly 1960's garage/freakbeat -with a slice of funk  but had to make a few exceptions such as  Saudi Arabia (but hey it's a song from the 60's!) and Costa Rica which features a modern group but the videos very Sixties - had to start with Beatles sums up arriving in Russia nicely.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Freedom of 77

The Female and Male "V's" of Cyberpunk 2077 of course you can create your own character which is always great (bound to look like my Fallout 4 character a bit) or if I chose a male play through I'll try and make him more Rick Deckard or Dredd( I hope helmets are a option) not into beards or man buns -kinda of like a granny with too much HRT  that look will never appeal to me as it's imposible for me anyhow lol  hopefully you can opt for invisible tattoo's whilst your at it (I'm old fashioned )But this game looks the bees knees kinda disappointed that you can't switch from first to third person point of view- but still very impressive so far- maybe it'll make sense in first person


The amount of detail here -and that's just a drop in the ocean Gotta be the Joe interview as he's a dead ringer for my mate (except he's from Cyprus) ;Back to 1899 can't wait to ply this -I may have to go back to my Xbox 360 and revisit the first game (then again is it the first game? as I loved Red Dead Revolver too )I hope that trademark Rockstar humours all there with it's brand of crazy coots like Seth,Irish ,Shaky  and Nigel West Dickens anyway here's  the history of Red Dead  & all three trailers so far for RDR2

Another game I'm hoping will be good won't be out till Christmas 2019 (fingers crossed) Star Wars:Jedi Fallen Order -set between Sith & Hope(good name for a pub lol) I'm hoping it'll incorporate some of the cancelled Star Wars games such as Project Ragtag and 1313 - it would be madness if they didn't - Could the story begin in Coruscant when Vader went on his  rampage killing younglings and your character escapes off world -or will it take place during Order 66 on a Battleground -I hope the character is of your own creation too - could even choose it's species but first scenes should feature the Padawan as a kid then second part of the game could take place around the time of Solo (or maybe they'll save that for a follow up - perhaps because your Master has been killed -all kinds of paths could be followed some kind of leveling system like Renegade /Paragon system in the Mass Effect games where you can either follow the light side or fall to the Dark Side as game progresses -could be lightsabre centric or blaster centric I mean it's  not a good idea to expose your characters identity if you go around waving a laser sword whilst the whole  might of the Empire are after you so picking up blaster skills would also be important as well as adopting other identities and friends along the way (that's where the Rag Tag team building thing could come into it) but those are just my thoughts for now -I just hope they do a good job of it -the Padawan who slipped through the net has plenty of story potential-if it turns into a trilogy spanning the decades between the two sagas that would be great too It would   be great  to see much more of the Galaxy and hang out with scum and villainy- those are my thoughts-what do  others make of this game? -barely anything solid like screenshots or trailers at the moment but at least we have a better idea of the timeline

Voss pah over-rated DEAD space hippy-I'd rather hook up with a cyborg half crazy Mace Windu  or Bultar Swan

Monday, 11 June 2018

Freedom of 76

Ms Lois  my Fallout avatar bit more exciting than my Nate who is based on me -but I can't do nothing with my lack of  hair lol  she looks much cooler -serves story better as it's about a mother - much much more of her later
I think I only heard of Fallout 76 a few weeks ago so it was nice to find out a bit more last night 

Choice of location is inspired -glad you can play solo too-I have a kind of love/hate thing with multiplayer-first time I tried it was on Max Payne 3 which was ok although sometimes wondered if there were cheats that's the thing some people seemed bulletproof -then I tried GTA V-again like Fallout it's the story I like - first I tried it some asshole started shooting up the clothes shop had to blow him away- that's just one incident, but weren't so lucky other times but it's the lack of co-operation with some players that put me off and the relentless pursuit of money and materialism and barely any story I lost interest -this was last generation console though -perhaps it's vastly improved since then but felt more like a sports game in parts-prefer a big old story (should be getting that in Red Dead 2 ) Star Wars Battlefront also played online but got bored-prefer if anybody can pick up a hero card rather than work towards it -got other stuff to do - can't spend all life playing multi-players . Solo play though? does that mean Bots? or fighting real life players? Would like to do straight up quests follow a storyline meet new characters and if action points and those cool animations are gone may not bother come up with these cool poses for Lois- and it's kind of like directing your own science fiction epic  if that aspects gone and it's all about "shop shooters " I dunno.
Decided to feature all the endings the new mods and creation club content also add something new -later videos feature a fair bit of that-re uploaded a different beginning too in first person rather than third which includes a few mods too I don't expect people to watch all of these - you'd be watching for about a year still it's my Citizen Kane meets Mad Max- probably do more if Fallout 76 is anything like this -seems people like the Third Game and Vegas better -but I do find them very last generation - I hope 76 is a step forward
I haven't seen this yet-should be interesting viewing-I think the first game I got from Bethesda was Rage- maybe  - much has happened since then... Updated this came out last night a little more info about 76 mind you I also saw Rage2 Trailer as well Cyberpunk 2077 (I bet you 2077 will look just like now-gonna be 105 by then- the future's kinda slow moving seems like just subtle things change )we're gonna be spoilt for choice .

Sunday, 10 June 2018

HypTV 46

With Realistic hair... which is more than you can say for  today-A Bobby Charlton Action Man would of been cool lol - World Cup Approaching -I think it's the one time I watch football -but I'll probably be busy -I hope it goes smoothly -it's strange times we live in

Plenty of Fire Engine related stuff , Bit of German Expressionism- Two Wonders, Go Betweens  a Western I saw with 3d glasses  back in 82  the usual nostalgic mess... no Star Wars for a change  halfway through colouring final part need to get it as right as I can.
I had this one-still have except it's all rusty and the ladders long gone .

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Fett a Star Wars Story.

Cover of Tales of the Bounty Hunters  by Stephen Youll -which came out mid 90's before Prequels and before Boba's origin was all changed -actually preferred what George did -nice to know there were billions of potential Boba Fetts out in the cosmos during the Clone Wars -& it made sense Boba's old man would be the Clone template -I guess I enjoyed this book though as I attempted to adapt it -but gave up after first two panels - dunno where it went -thought I posted it on Deviant Art years ago but nope - maybe it was Myspace -I guess it's lost forever unless I find the original someday.
I guess Solo may go down as Lucasfilms "Heavens Gate" - it doesn't deserve that - it added to the lore and I  enjoyed it - sure Alden don't look like Harrison but he did do a good job of capturing Hans character and essence .The Ten year period before a New Hope is fertile stomping ground story wise - whether  it will be explored again either in movies or Disneys streaming service one can only hope -just really bad luck -bad timing - and it begs the question should Lord and Miller been left alone to finish the movie in the first place? Ron did an excellent job getting things back on track though - the film worked for me -I hope they ask him back to make another movie , it didn't have the wtf moments Last Jedi had  -that film really divided the fans -but  having been around to see original trilogy when it first came out  I figured well lets see how it plays out in the third act - some dialogue felt a bit off - and Luke been so different  to how he was expected to be has set a cat among pigeons -I can see Ryan's reasons though -Luke has the  weight of the galaxy on his shoulders +  it's been 30 years but would he try to snuff out his nephew? that was a odd one -I think he'd try to help him first- I hope things become clearer by the  end credits of Episode 9 -perhaps Resistance and Live Action TV  show will fill in the gaps .. but back to my homeboy Boba
There are people out there that only want to see Jedi -centric movies god that would be boring - sure I'd like to see Maul again- if this Boba movie does come to fruit why not have either Jabba or Vader hire Bobby to take out old metal legs - would be sweet to see Quira Lando, and Han again -although as supporting characters - talking of supporting characters- got plenty if it's Bounty Hunter movie

I'd certainly like to see a live action Cad Bane and Embo but that's really down to Dave Filoni as they're really his creations -in my mind this didn't happen but maybe it did but later on in the timeline -perhaps it'll wind up in movie or a streaming mini series (I think that's the way to go after Solo ) The choice of directors right though by the sounds of it -I'd go for that intergalactic Spaghetti Western flavor -handle the story like John Wagner did on "Bounty on Barkooda trilogy   and Enemy of the Empire- with lashings of black humor - not for everybody but hey what do they know?

 BTW go and boycott guns,Trump and his cronies  instead of movies they're are real things in this world to get pissed off about -  and whats a SJW anyhow? .I've only heard this term in recent years seems like a rubbish and lazy way of describing a story which might be right on except in many cases the reader isn't right on -in my mind you either have a good story or a crap story that's all- a good writer or creator can get message across without been mega preachy I guess -just seems a odd thing to complain about   but  .this is a  real proper SJW from the 80's lol- Milli Tant  from Viz

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Star Wars-"Death in the City of Bone" recoloured -Part 4


Start off with a bitesize Boba to serve as a front part image for post-Taken from a 80's newspaper strip -art by Al Williamson -kinda tempted to colour the whole of Al's run on Star Wars newspaper stories but maybe that would be too ambitious -I'll mull over the idea ... but back to "Death in the City of Bone" from early 1983- the first story to feature Mandalore Story by David Michelinie , Art by Gene Day and Tom Palmer (I'll feature a few videos about them in a second)letters by Joe Rosen -and my colours -really doing this for fun and practice.. but onto part 4
I look forward to colouring stories explosive conclusion -I'll get to work on that over the weekend.
But I thought I'd feature the guys responsible for this story  rather than rap on about Star Wars as  well there's plenty of people doing that already  I'll start with a interview with David  who wrote  a epic run on the original Marvel Star Wars run -especially loved his work with Walt Simeonson and Tom in early 80's and Shira Brie was a early comic crush -I remember I copied the whole of "Coffin in the Clouds" when I was about 12 or 13  in pencils used to to try and draw Al's stuff too...

First part of a talk by Dave Sim about his friend and mentor Gene Day whose work I first saw in Star Wars 68 and 69 -followed by his very last story Indiana Jones # 3 I think -had no idea that he'd died as I was reading the Marvel UK reprints ( I think he was only 31 seems so tragic as he was innovative )-but a few years later saw his Master of Kung Fu from the 70's reprinted in Action Force(alongside Paul Gulacy and Mike Zeck) and thought hey I know that name -that's the dude who drew Fenn Shysa on Mandalore with his trademark double spreads - I knew he was special - I hope I'm not doing any disservice colouring these stories but I've loved them since I was a kid and the thought of Rebellion on Mandalore really did wonders for the imagination -always my canon -like to think Fenn Rau is a nod to all that.But Gene(or rather Howard) is the Indie King as Dave explains... The Legend that is Tom Palmer -someone who inked some of the greatest comics Neil Adams X Men and Avengers from the late 60's (read the reprints before they were re-coloured back in early 90's)if a title had Toms inks it had a seal of quality but nice to actually see the man himself. Found this awesome site today so you can check out Tom's work through the years featuring pages from many other comics legends  on pencils.http://tompalmerillustration.com/

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

HypTV45

Jason (or Joe depending on  whether you saw Japanese version) the Han Solo of Battle of the Planets (complete episode within playlist) always thought he was cooler than Mark - must be a drag walking around with #2 written on T-shirt. Usual nostalgic mess and righteous noises Joe Pesci meets the Rainbow gang ,AND the first thing I ever saw on TVS after it took over from Southern -I Just wish I could find the full length 70's version of Animal Magic theme though.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Twelve Easy Parsecs

-The Lowdown-Fine  the kid did good -movie served function had a nice set of locations and variation of styles -I'd see all these one off movies as a piece of a puzzle , rather if we see Alden again in Lando or Boba but Solo 2 no point. better everyone gets story told

Better than The Last Jedi -although very different in it's objective -eventually Last Jedi and Force Awakens questions will be answered -I'm thinking Rey is the result of The Emperor tinkering with midichlorians and cloning om Jakku -and Snoke or his entire species Palpatine made contact with them before death- her parents were junkers but not her real folk as she's a clone... Planet of the Snokes they could be hive mind species -bloody millions of them most likely wrong but it's fun to theorize . No spoilers has a nice pattern starts off as a noir-moves onto war on Mimbian kind of like trench warfare , then western with train heist, then it becomes Pike City always dug those guys(even though bad guys-good scum like Vorcha lol) Lando was like Chuck Berry and maybe a little bit of Little Richard  so he did well enough for his own spin off.Wonderful performance from whole cast although seemed there was no time to grieve.Ben & Boba next I'd go Spaghetti western on this one -no helmet removing -better to focus on the legend rather than the man itself -the characters trying to escape him could be the movies protagonists Fett himself the movies motive like Yul in Westworld . Sound advice.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Revolution Summer 2018

Summers here and time is right for... ? (Depends on State visit.)
I hope last RS playlist confused people  seemed to get more hits than usual  Harley Davidson 1 Logo  to a warped mind that might equal Amerika First -but I'll always be Earth First  (you never know when Extra Terrestrials will in invade  ) Killer live playlist precursor to Trooperpalooza on another blog  -all good stuff in Johnsville.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Star Wars "Death in the City of Bone" re-coloured Part 3

More of Leia and Fenn Shysa's adventure on Mandalore re-coloured by me Art by Gene Day & Tom Palmer

Total nightmare this page -thought I'd  use paint bucket and alternate between layers and background in order to colour in the prison bars (interesting experiment Gene was trying out here-I guess he was trying to show events through Tobbi's eyes perhaps?) but I either have to work out how to colour in multiple layers or colour the way I've been doing and not rely on shortcuts- can't believe I coloured the Black Major in it's entire form without layers -would of been so much better  with layers
 Oooh bugger! just noticed 3PO's wiring (which are various colours  -I'll come back to this one  once 'I've completed rest of story-sorted now)

Enter Tobbi Dala !

That's more like it.... love these wraparound pages -- my laser bolts aint  too straight - but I'm human not software  I've noticed how colourists have worked out how to do laser blasts over the years -but they'll never top my  explosions . About 8 or 9 pages to go I'll try and stick with it through the Summer


Onto  "Olie  A Star Wars Story "
or the original Captain Obvious- (b4 that unfunny advert that copped his nick name) whatever happened to Ric after a Phantom Menace? I checked Wookipedia  seems like his story ended- but he must of been kicking around during The Clone Wars and beyond He totally deserves his own spin off movie in my opinion  could point out obvious things throughout movie (such as  Palpatines true identity- maybe that's how he met demise) Ralph's the best hope he gets a chance to reprise role

. Who is this guy? is it just an empty suit of Armour or A Mando bodyguard -or the Fettser himself?
I noticed Voss has foot soldiers but not half as cool as this dude- trying to avoid spoilers is gonna be tricky next few days - I won't go by reviews which  seems positive on the whole but not earthshaking -I just expect an interesting  and fun Space Western -nothing too heavy  I get a feeling all these films will have loose connections would like to see Jyn again perhaps characters in Solo will bump into her either in Kenobi or future movie- Ms Nest is only 16 apparently sounds about right for a gang -she's also signed up for more movies The fate of  the mighty Boushh So I guess he's still alive -would like to see these events put into a RPG game or something they seem to be random snippets from a much bigger story nice to see Skorr the Bounty Hunter from Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson's newspapers strips hanging about in background too... Jaxxon too