Friday, 3 April 2015

Blade Runner

The good lady wife said she would like to see Blade Runner at the cinema this afternoon as she had never seen it and knew it was meant to be a classic. I hadn't seen it in over a decade and had only ever seen the originally released version way back on video so jumped at the chance to see it on the big screen. As we sat in the packed out cinema and watched the Directors Cut unfold in front of us, three things struck me;

It's a very 80s film with its' sexy echoing saxophone on the Vangelis soundtrack. 
Ridley Scott is a gloriously over-rated director - he's all smoke and steam and shafts of light. He used all the same tricks in Alien and Legend - and they are the films everyone quotes for his visual genius.
And for all the bustle of the city streets it's a rather slow film

I may have to hand in my nerd card for voicing this opinion but I don't think it's the five star film it's held up to be . If I want to re-watch a good Ridley Scott sci-fi film I'll stick Alien on the DVD player.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Gang's All Here!

Stalwart artist Stephen Prestwood has drawn up this portait of the stable of PARAGON heroes.
How many do you recognise?

Sunday, 1 March 2015

R.I.P John Cooper

John Cooper was one of my favourite artists back in the 70s when I was growing up so I was saddened to read of his death last week. A great artist with a great eye for an action page.
 R.I.P John.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Read the review! Buy the book!

With FREE p&p, now is the time to stock up on the PARAGON range, including the hardback annual and the Jikan Chronicles Book Three!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

The PARAGON Annual 2015 - free?!

Sadly, this seems to have died on its arse, which is a shame as I think it's the best book I've put out yet - and that really is saying something

Hopefully by putting the download version out as a free ebook it will now gather some readers

Download a copy. It's bloody good.