Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Listening Pleasure

Just been spending the last half hour or so fannying around and listening to old C64 themes courtesy of this fine little app - Sidplay and hundreds of theme files courtesy of Lemon64.

The theme for nemesis the warlock in particular is amazing.

Have a hankering to go up into the loft and bring down the c64 again, sure emulators are cool but I miss my load times, you could read a comic, get a bite to eat, all sorts of things...

Batman: Police Sketch Artist

My take on this splendid meme from Dorian Wright

Optimus Prime speaks:

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Man Throws A Shoe At GW Bush in Iraq

Caught this video in a tweet from DJ Coffman and think it's one of the best things I've seen in a while. Almost removing the pain of the video in the Don't Look post on a week or so ago.

Anyhoo click here and rejoice.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

You know I think these computer things may catch on

Time to dig the c64 out from the loft perhaps...

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Scotcon 2008

By now the annual TMUK Scottish meetup entitled Scotcon should be underway. No doubt there will be many drinks consumed, many tears shed during the evil Quiz of Doom prepared by the Quizfuhrer- Nick Davidson.

Sadly events conspired against us to prevent a new Scotcon comic but a convention freebie has been prepared as always. We've cobbled together a two disc dvd set featuring the best of Sunbow Transformers or as we've entitled it - THE LEAST WORST OF SUNBOW.

Here is the art and hopefully I'll be updating my Twitter stream as the day goes on.

Eagle eyed readers will know that the art is a homage to the cover for The Trans Formers (Issue 12 if you are american, or Issue 39 for the British) by Herb Trimpe. It is hands down my favourite Trans Formers cover and one of my all-time favourite comic covers.

Thursday, 4 December 2008


TMUK - or Transmasters UK has been going on for well over fifteen years now and as such the continuity of it has become a little daunting for new members. So an idea I discussed a few years ago has been resurrected. I'm asssembling a primer comic book going over the major beats of the Marvel era comics and of course the TMUK stories that are linked and extended from it.

I've enlisted TMUK Hall of Famer Martin McVay to do all the heavy lifting with the dialogue and text narration once it's all finished. As I write I am almost three pages in (looking like it may be a sixteen or so page comic when all is said and done).

Below is the first page:

In Communion Colours

And now with shiny colours, and instead of going all modern I've tried to make it look like an older comic book with the techniques used.

As you can see I have enlisted my good friend and frequent collaborator Ralph Burns to help me with the writing.