Dogbreath Issue 35 & Zarjaz Issue 32 – Out Now

 

Cover-DB35-Web-SThese Fanzines attract a wide range of contributors from first time creator to established professionals. The Editors match up Scripts to Artists, much in the same way as a mainstream comic.

This leads to well rounded publications.

Cover-Z32-Web-SBoth issues are tributes to Carlos Ezquerra who sadly died on October 1st this year. Carlos is a great loss to all fans of 2000AD and Conics in general.

There are different articles in each of the comics along with art tributes.

Larger images of the Covers and a list Contents & Creators below.

All the characters in these comics are based on IP owned by Rebellion. Given that Rebellion have recently announced opening their own Film & TV Studio interest in them should be growing.

You can buy the fanzines at Futurequake Press.

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Rebellion Studios – Film & TV Production site for 2000AD characters including Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper

On Saturday Variety had an exclusive announcement that Rebellion, the Games Developer and owner of 2000AD and Judge Dredd, have opened a Film production studio.

Two productions had previously been announced. The first was a TV series, Judge Dredd: Mega City One in partnership with him Global. The second a Film of the future-war character Rogue Trooper with Duncan Jones and Stuart Fenegan.

With the wealth of British Comic history under the curation of Rebellion there could be numerous films of different genre. They own a massive back catalogue of classic comics such as Battle Action, Tiger, Scorcher, Misty and Scream – among many others.

In my opinion we, fans of both Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper are in safe hands. Under Rebellion 2000AD has gone from strength to strength. They have turned down film deals over the years as the deals took away creative control. In some cases a film licence can take the comic adaptation of that film from the IP Franchise. Judge Dredd (1995) is an example, DC did the film tie-in – Rebellion did not own 2000AD at that time.

I’ll not regurgitate the article from Variety here,  you can read it on their site. Obviously a few commonalities will exist.

Part of this article is about how and where people get information about developing projects. Also I would talk about the expectations of fans. Continue reading

Child Literacy in UK – Roy of the Rovers wanted to help.

Roy of the Rovers was a popular title in UK comics in the 70s and 80s, though under competition from licensed based comics, adaptations for toys & tv shows, it faced a decline in the 90s and disappeared from publication in 1995.

Child Literacy in the UK is lower than most people imagine. National Literacy Trust (Literacy Trust), an independent charity, have some worrying statistics.

What’s the connection?

Rebellion Publishing, publishers of the new Roy of the Rovers, revamped for the modern era, have teamed up with the Literacy Trust to distribute 10,000 copies of recently published Roy of the Rovers books.

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Death Sentence: Liberty by Monty Nero & Martin Simmonds – Issue 2 now on Kickstarter.

I backed Issue 1 and my copy arrived yesterday.  Been a fan of this series from the original Issue 1 published by Titan. You can get Issue 1 with issue 2.

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The current run is, for me, the most anticipated title for 2018, outside 2000AD products. That counts as TOP as nothing beats 2000AD & Judge Dredd. Sorry Monty & Martin.

Created by Monty and artist Mike Dowling and follows the lives of purple granted Superpowers agreed contacting a sexually transmitted disease, giving them an estimated 6 months to live. Adult themes throughout.

I backed the Calander Edition.

Plenty of levels to choose from and you can pick up Issue 1 along with several of them! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1435105183/death-sentence-liberty-2-and-1?ref=612197&toke

Testing how this works

I don’t use all the features of WordPress so I am testing our s different posting stole.  If it works it might increase my output.

I struggle writing big articles at the moment due to MH issues. I want to write more…

*Edit no, I see no difference with this post than my usual style.

However I will try short,  sharper posts for a while. See how they go. See if it gets me writing more. If it v works them my longer pieces will hopefully follow.

My last full one was published 1st November. It took 4 days to write,  granted it was in Spanish and my Spanish is rusty with lack of use for 20 years (educated to A Level standard in night classes in late 90s).

So for a while you may see snappier and shorter posts giving my opinion, not just press releases.

 

Carlos Esquerra – El maestro ha muerto

42970346_10218437555631251_1602573119862603776_nCarlos Ezquerra

12 de noviembre de 1947 – 1 de octubre de 2018

Dibujante de cómics

Creador de Judge Dredd y Strontium Dog; con escritor John Wagner

Carlos Ezquerra murió en España a los 70 años, el mes pasado, después de las complicaciones una operación de cáncer de pulmón en septiembre de 2018. Carlos sobrevivió a una operación en 2010. Escribí un artículo en ese momento, en mi inglés nativo.

Estudié español por tres años, hace muchos años, mi español no es bueno pero decidido escribir en español algunos pensamientos. Lo siento por mi español mal. Continue reading