Saturday, 29 September 2012

Sunday, 23 September 2012

MacBamvert alert!

Okay, we had to pull a tune from the vault, but here it is at last!

The Collected MacBam Brothers, 1982-2012

Saturday, 8 September 2012

A Chronicle of Doom....

Excellent visit to Ice Station Zebra on Thursday, the place in tip-top shape and Agent Johnny much the same - genuinely the best form he's been in for months, fair enjoying his recent comic readin', telly watchin' and record listenin'. Drawin'-wise it seems things have ground somewhat to a halt, but with the shadow of 'internal alterations' hanging over BASE he's likely determined to sit things out before returning to work on Agent of S.M.E.R.S.H in peace, undisturbed by any 'workies'. There were tentative negotiations as regards a single page featuring Sandie Shaw for the forthcoming Big Moff title, so here's hoping.  Aside from that it was business as usual, swilling and jawing in a most relaxed fashion....

The discovery of a dozen or so issues of the 'Out of the Blue' fanzine by John's old pal Larned Justin was a nice surprise.... as to whether the discovery of a previously unseen page of artwork, together with 5 spot illustrations (4 of which were used to bookend 2 typed short stories) could be considered a nice surprise, who knows? Certainly, any US fans waiting to get copies from John Porcellino's Spit and a Half distro service are in for a treat, as the 2000-2011 book has since been updated to include 4 new pages, adding the accidentally omitted Captain Zappa goes to Newcastle together with (the never included by choice due to space restrictions) Britpop Brainwash together with these mysterious new discoveries!

Sounds: Europe '72 by Grateful Dead, Baron Von Tollbooth and The Chrome Nun by Paul Kantner, Grace Slick et al, See Those Eyes by Altered Images and Happy Birthday by Altered Images (lined up as the grand finale just upon leaving....)

Altered Images - Happy Birthday