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This was Alan in Northampton about six or seven hours ago, with moi and Jonathan Ross...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/177/407219137_2c1cd9ba42_o.jpg

Excuse blatant name-drop, but hey, this is of comicsy interest, no? ;-)

chrissie_, Thursday, 1 March 2007 23:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Excellent!

Douglas, Thursday, 1 March 2007 23:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Somehow I never pictured him wearing a three piece pinstripe suit.

Great photo!

Oilyrags, Friday, 2 March 2007 00:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Bless that beard.

David R., Friday, 2 March 2007 01:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

it is grayer now.

s1ocki, Saturday, 3 March 2007 05:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Is it okay to feel that Alan Moore is pretty un-frightening and kind of a grandpa or will he send his snake god after me?.

Amadeo, Saturday, 3 March 2007 09:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Don't worry. His snake god only exists in Ideaspace. ;-)

I guess I can add here, because I mentioned it breifly on my blog, and JR talked about it very briefly on his radio show last week, so I'm told (missed that!), that he is making a comics-related TV show. I know a few people have asked him, 'Why don't you do that?', inc Damon Albarn on the Friday Night show back when Demon Days came out... well, I know for a fact he's wanted to do that for years (and did try to talk Bragg into doing an SBS about Kirby in the early '90s, to no avail), but it hasn't been possible till now.

And it might not be a one-off. I guess it depends on how it all goes down. Anyhow, that's why he was with Moore, and as for me, I did a bit of work on the show and tagged along because, hey, Alan Moore's always worth seeing! I filmed a bit of it myself on my camcorder, inc stuff that won't be shown, but I can't let anyone see that -- sorry! Alan was on good form, though, mixing spurious storytelling with incisive commentary, and a real fun thing to see. :-)

I'm guessing it'll be on BBC4 in the Summer, but not sure yet.

chrissie_, Saturday, 3 March 2007 21:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Alan Moore's snake god is on myspace?

Dr. Superman, Sunday, 4 March 2007 05:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
five months pass...

So, Big Numbers: the "most ambitious comic book of Alan Moore's career," according to a

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 5 March 2009 15:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

...slightly rubbish Slate article on Slate. I haven't read it. Did he ever finish it? Should I look out for it?

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 5 March 2009 15:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

don't bother.

Matt OCD (Raw Patrick), Thursday, 5 March 2009 15:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Loads of potential, but it was still in the setting-up stages so no idea how well it was going to go. There were a couple of bits that were Bojeffries-level funny.

WmC, Thursday, 5 March 2009 16:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

It might have been ambitious, but BIG NUMBERS is the least complete of just about anything he's written that I can think of. An interesting fragment, yes.

Matt M., Thursday, 5 March 2009 16:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Loads of potential, but it was still in the setting-up stages so no idea how well it was going to go. There were a couple of bits that were Bojeffries-level funny.

Exactly so. It doesn't actually get started before it runs out (there are only 2 issues extant, right?)

James Morrison, Thursday, 5 March 2009 22:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

I want to say there's three, but I only have two of them. Maybe it was that there was a third one completed and then destroyed (as the story goes.)

Matt M., Friday, 6 March 2009 00:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

I thought it was two as well.

Alex in SF, Friday, 6 March 2009 00:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

If you can find those two issues they are worth getting (great art too) and it's definitely his great unfinished work (and it's not his only unfinished work).

Alex in SF, Friday, 6 March 2009 00:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

Two were published. I seem to remember that Al Columbia destroyed a bunch of the art he did for #3...?

WmC, Friday, 6 March 2009 00:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

WmC's recollection matches mine.

Thrills as Cheap as Gas (Oilyrags), Friday, 6 March 2009 01:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

Actually, I think all of 3 and significant headway on 4.

Thrills as Cheap as Gas (Oilyrags), Friday, 6 March 2009 01:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dave Sim would probably try to strike me dead telepathically for saying this, but I wonder if the series might have progressed farther if Moore hadn't been under the pressure of trying to self-publish.

WmC, Friday, 6 March 2009 01:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

Of course it would have, the completed #3 could have been printed if he hadn't gone bust paying his wife and her girlfriend a wage and office expenses. Or the other publisher hadn't chosen not to, as actually happened (Tundra had taken over by then).

#1 and #2 were done by Sink and Columbia and published. #3 was done by Sink solo and never published (though many pages were later shown unlettered in Submedia and TCJ and another magazine that I forget right now but had a green cover). #4 was completed by Columbia solo and then destroyed.

Bernard's Butter (sic), Friday, 6 March 2009 02:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

I bought a copy of the script for #3 from a CBLDF auction a few years ago. It's very good, and very long.

Douglas, Friday, 6 March 2009 04:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

ysi?

i got 51 sbs on my profile (forksclovetofu), Friday, 6 March 2009 04:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

otm

Bernard's Butter (sic), Friday, 6 March 2009 05:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

Just spent the day knocking up a silly tune sampling a bit of Moore from the Stewart Lee interview:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/mdyqas

chap, Saturday, 14 March 2009 19:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

oops just posted this on the watchmen thread by mistake

Alan Moore and Pat Mills talking abt the genius of Ken Reid:

http://www.archive.org/details/PanelBordersTheArtOfKenReid

Great examples of Reid's work here:

http://www.comicsuk.co.uk/Interviews/KenReid/KenReidOverview.asp

Ward Fowler, Saturday, 14 March 2009 21:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

So LoEG 1910 is pretty underwhelming huh. Barely enough plot to get your teeth into, I'm just hoping it's building up to a pay-off in the second two chapters.

Re-read Halo Jones over the weekend. That's how you do it.

chap, Tuesday, 2 June 2009 22:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Looking back at Moore's body of work, I've started getting the feeling he's always been more of a concept man and the babies themselves are a little thin and spindly when they finally plop out onto the ground. I'd say From Hell and the Bojeffries stories are tied for his best.

resistance is feudal (WmC), Tuesday, 2 June 2009 22:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to the complete (with new final story) Bojeffries Saga!

James Morrison, Tuesday, 2 June 2009 23:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

What?!?! I missed this news!

resistance is feudal (WmC), Wednesday, 3 June 2009 00:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Moore mentioned it in a recent interview at Forbidden Planet blog (http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/?p=12835)

Relevant bit reprinted here:

PÓM: And I think the other thing that I know is forthcoming – I believe is forthcoming – is – isn’t there a new Bojeffries Saga story?

AM: Yes, Bojeffries Saga. ... yeah, I have written a final Bojeffries – well, I don’t know if it’s a final – but I’ve written a kind of, it wouldn’t hurt if it was the last one, although maybe me and Steve will want to do some more with them. What we’re going to do is, we’re going to collect up, with Top Shelf, all of the Bojeffries material that’s appeared to date, and we’re going to cap it all off with a twenty-four page story called After They Were Famous, which is the Bojeffries in 2009, existing side-by-side with culture as it is now, as opposed to culture as it was in the eighties and the early nineties, and I think it’s the best Bojeffries thing yet, and

It’s great working with Kevin on the one hand and Steve Parkhouse on the other. They are two of the most British of all of my collaborators, you know, their influence are – I mean, this is not to mock the artists whose influences are more from the other side of the Atlantic, but there’s something very cheering about working with a couple of artists who grew up on the same Beano and Dandy illustrators that I did. You know, the Paddy Brennans and the Ken Reids and the Leo Baxendales, and who kind of worked that into their style.

So, yeah, I mean, I don’t know what the schedule is, I believe that Steve is working away, he said he found the script very challenging, but he thought it was a perfect ending, a perfect contemporary take on the Bojeffries, so that, I think people will enjoy that when it comes out, it’s very funny. It’s also got, they’ll never need to make a movie of the Bojeffries because one of the episodes in this twenty-four page story is coverage of the Bojeffries Movie, which shows a few shots, two scenes, a clip from the Bojeffries Movie, which starred, I think, Meryl Streep as Uncle Raoul, which is probably all you need to know.

It’s pretty good, it’s pretty good, and that’s just one part of this story. There’s a whole Big Brother part to it, and Ginda is a Blair’s Babe, Reth is a Booker Prize-winning author hanging out with Julie Burchill at the Groucho Club, and, yeah, what happened to Baby, and what happened to Jobremus, and what happened to Granddad. It’s pretty good. The entire family is broken up, by the way, when the story starts. They haven’t seen each other for years, which doesn’t sound like the most promising introduction, but it leads to a very, very good story, so I think that everyone’s going to enjoy that.

P; I always loved Bojeffries, I felt they were…

AM: One of my favourite strips, and fantastic to be working on it again. Writing the script it was like I’d written the last one a couple of months before. The characters were just immediately there, and I suspect that Steve is going to find some similar things when he’s drawing it.

James Morrison, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 04:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

Never heard of this Bojeffries thing. Worth picking up? I'm kind of a non-comics fan who loves Moore in general.

man saves ducklings from (ledge), Wednesday, 3 June 2009 08:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's one of his best series ever, ever ever.

Chaka Demus & Plies (sic), Wednesday, 3 June 2009 08:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'd love to read the Bojeffries Saga, but apparently it's only been reprinted once, in 1992, so it's probably impossible to find (in Finland at least).

Tuomas, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 08:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

there's always the internet... oof, not that cheap though:
http://www.alibris.co.uk/booksearch?wquery=bojeffries

man saves ducklings from (ledge), Wednesday, 3 June 2009 08:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

Several of them have been reprinted before, eg in Dalgoda (colourised though - but so was the Tundra version. Which stopped me from buying it). Why not just wait for the new edition?

Chaka Demus & Plies (sic), Wednesday, 3 June 2009 09:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

So there's gonna be a new edition?

Tuomas, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 09:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

What we’re going to do is, we’re going to collect up, with Top Shelf, all of the Bojeffries material that’s appeared to date, and we’re going to cap it all off with a twenty-four page story called After They Were Famous

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 10:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Okay, cool!

Tuomas, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 11:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

Top Shelf is going to get lots and lots of my money. This year it's Eddie Campbell's Alec: The Years Have pants, Jeff Lemire's Complete Essex County and Marshal Law by Mills and O'Neill. Next year is the two volume complete Bacchus and hopefully this Bojeffries collection.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 12:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

They're reprinting Marshal Law? Cool, I might want to get that.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 12:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

I thought Marshal Law was owned by Marvel though?

Tuomas, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 12:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Marshal Law was initially published through Epic, which gave Mills and O'Neill certain rights; that they were then able to take it to several other publishers - Apocalypse, Marvel again and Image all published further adventures - and that they own the copyright says much. They're probably paying a licensing fee to reprint it.

Top Shelf info here:

http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog.php?type=2&title=598

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 12:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

I only know Bojeffries from the Dalgoda reprints, always thought they were really funny.

Kool G Lapp (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 3 June 2009 19:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Seriously doing a little Snoopy dance here over a Bojeffries collection.

resistance is feudal (WmC), Wednesday, 3 June 2009 20:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've never read any Bojeffries, but the level of enthusiasm here is getting me excited.

chap, Wednesday, 3 June 2009 23:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's some funny stuff alright. Probably the funniest thing I've read from the Discliple of Glycon.

Subtlest Fart Joke (Oilyrags), Wednesday, 3 June 2009 23:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I remember thinking Bojeffries was funny enough, but there are other funnier things in the world.

The Real Dirty Vicar, Thursday, 4 June 2009 12:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dont kindle previews equal 10% of the book? So thats at least 100+pages

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Eesh, based on the first couple pages, the writing is... not good.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:47 (two years ago) Permalink

Or, let's say, not my thing.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 10:52 (two years ago) Permalink

But...crosswords!

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:08 (two years ago) Permalink

I loved Voice of the Fire, so I should be more psyched for this than I am. but then I really loved the comics work he was doing then, and have not LOVED a comic of his in a while, so there is that.

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:27 (two years ago) Permalink

Reminds me a bit of the Morrissey book - i.e. unedited and a little incoherent

Obviously anyone reading a 1000+ page book by Late Period Alan Moore will expect to have some *work* cut out for them (in fact, I'm sure that's part of the appeal) but the sentences read very un-special - there's a lot of overdescription like he's still writing for an artist, and a lot of unedited pluperfects

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:35 (two years ago) Permalink

This is based on a single ten minute squiz on Amazon, though, so do ignore me.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Almost twice as long War and Peace. Holy fucking shit

calstars, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:39 (two years ago) Permalink

Moore is great but I expect most of this to be typing and not writing

calstars, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah I will never get round to reading this, if someone could summarise it on this thread that would be great.

chap, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 11:43 (two years ago) Permalink

I was in Gosh Comics on Friday and the staff were packaging up copies of the book into what looked like* custom cardboard sleeves and writing addresses for EG Portugal on them.

*but I can well believe you can get them in all sizes.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 12:18 (two years ago) Permalink

The staff did not look, at that point, like Alan Moore fans.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 12:21 (two years ago) Permalink

I loved Voice of the Fire, so I should be more psyched for this than I am. but then I really loved the comics work he was doing then, and have not LOVED a comic of his in a while, so there is that.

this is pretty much where i'm at - huge moore fan up until the early-mid 2000s, thought voice of the fire was really great, but i've long since stopped paying close attention to his work. i'd like to give jerusalem a try but i dunno if i've got the enthusiasm and/or stamina required to make it through a thousand pages from a writer who i suspect may have passed his peak, or at least sharpened his talents/obsessions to so fine a point that it'll only cut it with a very specific group of readers.

maybe once the reviews are in i'll rethink...

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 12:43 (two years ago) Permalink

haven't read past the title yet but...

http://www.vulture.com/2016/09/alan-moore-jerusalem-comics-writer.html

koogs, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 13:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Moore brings up the amount of sexual violence in Jerusalem, which won't exactly silence his "rape in every book" critics.

Anyway, I'm at pretty much in the same place as everyone else. Although I'm quite enjoying Providence it does seem to be a bit of an exercise in Mooresplaining and, as somebody said ^^^^ his desire these days seems to be to write things that require annotation and which he seems to want to do himself. Has anybody seen him and Jess Nevins in the same room together?

I thought Voice Of The Fire was great but the comics have become less essential with each passing commission (Crossed +100 turned out to be something Moore only seemed to be interested in the semiotics of, for example, as outside of setting up their language it really was nothing and I really couldn't care less about Cinema Purgatorio).

Having said that, I thought the Jimmy's End films were fun and Frank & Nick Make You Sick maybe shows where he should be focusing his attention?

Horizontal Superman is invulnerable (aldo), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:29 (two years ago) Permalink

49ers and the 2nd LOEG series are the last Moore things I can remember enjoying. Dodgem Logic was fun, not really a comic though.

Enjoyed Providence to start with, but I got bored reading the diary entries and gave up.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:36 (two years ago) Permalink

"His new book, Jerusalem, written over ten years, is a nearly 1,300-page attempt to encompass theories of space-time, hallucinogenic children’s adventure, thinly fictionalized personal biography, the surprisingly epic history of the downtrodden Northampton neighborhood in which he grew up, and, well, just about everything else."

nope nope nope

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 18:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Why is that less appealing than his other work? I'm more likely to read this than most of his other work.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 18:29 (two years ago) Permalink

His other work is shorter and has pictures.

chap, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 18:33 (two years ago) Permalink

I find some of his comics a bit difficult to read because they're overstuffed, but when it's just text I think I can do it. But mostly I'm just not into most of his visual collaborators. More than anything I've enjoyed his essays, poems and interviews.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 18:42 (two years ago) Permalink

I do like that the paperback version of Jerusalem is 3 volumes in a box: breaking down a massive book like that makes it more aesthetically pleasing and also easier to actually read (and tackling only on 400p book at a time makes it seem more do-able, too).

The cover art is surprisingly not good, though: it looks like one of the Usborne puzzle books I was obsessed with as a child in the 1980s.

http://www.comicsbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/jerusalem_moore.jpg

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 01:45 (two years ago) Permalink

His style isn't really translating to colour, there.

RIP the photo that launched this thread

Shakey δσς (sic), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 02:31 (two years ago) Permalink

AM recently read Infinite Jest:

"After thinking about this long and hard, the last truly great book I read would have to be “Infinite Jest,” by David Foster Wallace. Yeah, sorry. This was my first exposure to Wallace’s work, only a month or two ago, and I don’t think there’s anything about the novel that doesn’t impress me: its stream of satirical invention, with conventional dating gone in favor of a subsidized calendar and the Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment; its mandarin prose that perfectly conjures the trancelike drift of a modern consciousness overwhelmed by detail; and its breathtaking risks with structure, so that the whole experience seems to pivot upon a climactic resolving chapter — either right at the end of the narrative or right at the beginning — which does not actually exist and which therefore requires the reader to create it herself, from slender inference. I think the moment I probably fell in love with Wallace as a writer was the point where I realized that I was actually meant to be irritated by all of the occasionally crucial footnotes. An author after my own heart, and a genuine modern American diamond in the tradition of Thomas Pynchon, Robert Coover and Gilbert Sorrentino."

circa1916, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 02:35 (two years ago) Permalink

Revised delivery date from amazon? Sep 29th to Oct 30th. Serves me right for using my vouchers - should have tried a mor direct route.

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:15 (two years ago) Permalink

you can still order copies from third-party sellers on amazon, which is what i did last night just hours after saying that i'd probably wait for a bit :(

i just got a notification it's been dispatched, so they must still have some stock left

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:29 (two years ago) Permalink

The pub I drink in has a waterstones a couple of doors down, said they can get it for me tomorrow.

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:23 (two years ago) Permalink

Although it'll probably be about £8 more expensive than the price amazon offered for goods they don't have.

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:23 (two years ago) Permalink

byres rd?

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Nah, in St Andrews (used to live just off byres rd though - above missing records)

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:43 (two years ago) Permalink

I've seriously slacked as a reader of Important Fiction in recent years but Moore OTM about IJ. Still the most impressive novel I've ever read.

I think, unless I read lots of gushingly rave reviews of this thing, that I will allow From Hell to continue its tenure as my massive Moore magnum opus of choice.

Our Meals Are Hot And Fresh! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:56 (two years ago) Permalink

thx dowd your mention of missing records on byres road has sent me into a bittersweet reverie of glasgow records stores now long-gone

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:30 (two years ago) Permalink

xp i always thought moore would make a great critic - he's usually got at least one sharp observation in every interview i've ever read with him, no matter how sour his mood is otherwise.

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Where is that Infinite Jest review from? A shame he hasn't kept going on Goodreads, perhaps he was inundated with too many questions.

I often find it kind of weird how many of us are from around Glasgow. Ahhh, I remember the days when there was 6 or 7 comic shops. I think it's just down to 2 now.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:38 (two years ago) Permalink

If you're feeling like blaming Belle and Sebastian...

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:39 (two years ago) Permalink

i can think of three comic shops - four if you count the mouldering remains of future shock on woodlands road, which has been closed for years but still has a full stock trapped inside and slowly yellowing from the sunlight

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:48 (two years ago) Permalink

That's weird, surely someone's supposed to clear all that out?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:53 (two years ago) Permalink

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i vaguely recall hearing that the guy that ran it died? not that that would explain why it's stood empty but packed full of books and comics for years. maybe we should take this to the try glasgow more thread and appeal for help there...

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Yes, mad owner of Future Shock died, and judging by the way he organised his shop I'm guessing that his affairs won't totally in order when he relocated to the astral plane.

Belle and Sebastian have nothing to do with me living in Glasgow.

Foster Twelvetrees (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 14:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Cool, so if you guys could just give me the address of this abandoned comic store real quick, I'll coincidentally be stopping by Glasgow with my cat burglar outfit and a crowbar pretty soon.

ALL TACOE'S 1/2 HALF "OFF" (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 15:13 (two years ago) Permalink

Watch out, if you bump into anything you might be killed by a falling pile of hardcover collections.

I fondly remember reaching into a dark space between comic stacks to see what I'd find and pulling out a Corben book.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 15:24 (two years ago) Permalink

There were lots of clippings and notices on his shop window singing the praises of nuclear power.

Foster Twelvetrees (Ward Fowler), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 20:01 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, he was, um, a character. i eventually stopped going in there because i couldn't stand the feeling of being watched while i dug through piles of stuff any longer. it was like walking into an episode of hoarders

that said, I do have fond memories of living a block up the road from future shock when i first moved to glasgow back in 2001 and managing to excavate the first 15 or so issues of priest's black panther run, among other things, from amongst the detritus

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 20:19 (two years ago) Permalink

I may have told this when he died, but once he started talking to me about something, talked on for a minute maybe, we were both smiling then suddenly he stopped with a serious look on his face and went away. I felt too awkward to ask him why he stopped.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 21:07 (two years ago) Permalink

Bah, now waterstones are saying they don't have it in their warehouse, but they can get it from another warehouse. Hate this book now.

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Friday, 16 September 2016 11:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh, and amazon keeps including it in my recommendations. YOU DON'T HAVE ANY!

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Friday, 16 September 2016 11:44 (two years ago) Permalink

through an accident of over-enthusiastic online ordering, i've ended up with two hardback copies - if you're still having trouble i could always pass one on to you instead of sending on back

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 16 September 2016 13:20 (two years ago) Permalink

Cheers, but it's okay. I'll grump my way to a copy eventually.

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Friday, 16 September 2016 13:28 (two years ago) Permalink

good luck!

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 16 September 2016 13:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Finally got a copy. It's the 3-volume one, don't know if I feel anything particular about that.

two crickets sassing each other (dowd), Monday, 19 September 2016 12:29 (two years ago) Permalink

having faced down the possibility of starting work on reading the 1300-page hardback this weekend and deciding i couldn't face the physical challenge of holding it i think you might have made the better choice tbh

a very in-your-face, hard-edged machine bottom (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 19 September 2016 13:44 (two years ago) Permalink


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