2000AD – Low Life

Rob WIlliams, Smudge, D’Israeli and Rufus Dayglo

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One of my favourite characters in 2000AD is Dirty Frank.  He’s an undercover judge with some serious mental health issues and an absolute bloody hoot.  I fell in love with D’Israeli’s artwork a couple of years ago and really cannot get enough of it.  It is jarring and somewhat unconventional and a real pleasure to behold.  I love the black and white stuff and the writing in ‘Living the Low Life’ is as funny as hell.  Well worth picking up.

D’Israeli actually did a drawing for me when I met him at a con a few years ago and I have been meaning to get it turned into a tattoo for a while now.  Really must get that done.  I should try find it…

 

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2000AD – America

Colin MacNeil and John Wagner. Buy it, read it. It is bloody awesome.

I was reminded of this by something on Twitter this morning and have been rereading it.  One hell of a story by John Wagner beautifully illustrated and bloody hell so on the money given what is going on in America right now.

I am not trying to bash the US, I grew up in South Africa loving all things America, so it saddens me to see what is going on now.

Don’t say you weren’t warned though okay…just saying.

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I’m going dark

Aah the weekend.

I think I am going to take a day or two off.  I will probably be back Sunday night but it’s been a long week, I’ve hardly been at my best with this stupid cold and I am finding the world somewhat distracting in general and American politics more specifically.

I am going to clear out my twitter because I am just sick to the back teeth of Donald Trump, the GOP and the general stench – and instead I shall fill it with things that bring me joy and inspiration.  In addition there will be more Science and knowledge and art and films and comics and pictures of monkeys.

I have pretty much hit American politics fatigue after spending a large part of the week reading far too much about what is going on.  It’s odd that I have found it all so fascinating as I dont really care that much about what is going on in the UK despite all our shenanigans.  I guess I always like to think that we are just wholly incompetent and bumbling fools whereas your lot just seem rotten to the core and it’s all rather sad.  I think it is actually affecting my my desire to write and create and enjoy things.

Instead I am going to find a load of uplifting and positive American experiences I think.  I will let you know how I get on.  Oh and there’s the Americans amongst you readers of course, I like you lot.

So fingers crossed you’ll have sorted him out by the time I get back.