17 August 2010

B.P.R.D.



Today at lunchtime, as i entered the Richmond Library for my daily routine of working on my book/s, I spotted 'B.P.R.D: PLAGUE OF FROGS' at the corner of my eye. "I remember this." I thought, and proceeded to flick open the pages (just to reminisce) . Then I began to glow. Then I sat down... and before I knew it I had read the entire book and spent my entire lunchtime immersed in the story again.

This is a great, great comic. Real adventure. It's Indiana Jones, horror and CSI mixed together (with a better cast and story). The pacing is beautiful and SO easy to read. Mike Mignola isn't heavy handed with his writing, and allows the art (by Guy Davis) to complete the tense mood. It's a PERFECT example of how comics can out-do straight prose hands down in setting mood & story.

The above image is the cover from the first issue of the original series (which I have from years ago), but after reading it again today, I'm getting the TP too.

So should you.

-Bobby.N
www.bobbyn.com

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Scribble, scribble...

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At the day-job I have a 'task sheet' where I organise all the things I'm trying to complete before I head out the door at 5pm... and these are the doodles at the bottom of my task sheet.

I just can't help it.

-Bobby.N
www.bobbyn.com

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15 August 2010

Progress report...

Ok, so OXYGEN pt-4 is done... and now it's just a matter of finishing two short stories and the next issue of DIGESTED is complete. Should all be done in about two more months.


Two random inked OXYGEN panels from the upcoming issue.

-Bobby.N
www.bobbyn.com

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13 August 2010

"Oh, how quaint."

Yesterday at the Richmond Library, while inking the last page of OXYGEN for the next issue of DIGESTED(04), an elderly woman leant over to me and commented, "Oh, I didn't know people still did those things."

Bobby.N
www.bobbyn.com

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08 August 2010

August meetup

A nice, cosy, chatty meetup this month. All the regulars came, plus some new faces that are starting to become regulars.



Colin Wilson and Jason Franks came back from the US where they bought back a crapload of comics.


Greg Gates shows us the goodies bag that Colin brought back from the convention circuit this year. I swear they're getting bigger each time.


Colin's copy of a new Moebius comic that Greg and I were in awe over...


(Click on the image for a bigger pic.)



Brendan occasionally brings down some great comics he's willing to sell... for a bargain. We all picked up some treasures.



The travelling, talented, Renan dropped by. His sketchbook is awesome!


... And I'll let Brendan sign off this post.

-Bobby.N
www.bobbyn.com

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04 August 2010

Remember...



It's a relaxed get-together in the leafy suburb of Carlton.

Come one. Come all.

-Bobby.N
www.bobbyn.com

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