Friday, 12 June 2015

PARAGON #18

So far I have the finale to Book Two of the Jikan Chronicles and a brand new Spencer Nero tale in the bag. I expect to have the next episode of El Bigote delivered soon and regular artist Stephen Prestwood is working hard at the last pages of new Bulldog. That'll be 32 pages worth of comicy goodness!


I'm also inking up the long promised first episode of Brahms & Liszt: Wotan Walks in Weimar and I have the fantastic pencils of another Bludd and Xandi chapter to work at. The question is, do you want to wait and have a bumper issue or shall I hold those over until the next time and use them to take the place of Jikan which takes a break after this issue?

Let me know what you think!

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.