Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Monday, 26 June 2017
Monday, 19 June 2017
Friday, 16 June 2017
Yep! Just to prove 'you don't get nothin' for nothin'.... Well, you do actually, the whole damn fish, but.... Anyway, it's time for the inevitable sales pitch for the newly revised edition of Life In The Buckfast Lane. Here's the braw blurb....
Life In The Buckfast Lane: A City Of Two Tales
£5.99 RRP, 130 pages, B/W landscape format, Suggested for mature readers.
Written and drawn by Rob Miller.
It’s as blackly comic and as bleak as they come....
Going deeper than Still Game and darker than Limmy, this 130 page collection gathers together the complete Life In The Buckfast Lane saga, all 200+ strips of Rob Miller’s weekly and weekend edition webcomic. Featuring a cast of colourful characters (with language to match!) this is an expertly rendered and typically bleary-eyed trip into the ‘by any means’ city, showing a side of Glasgow no one wants you to see.... but everyone knows is there!
(With a slightly rejigged running order and 10 extra pages of new material - the missing story link! - it's now an even more essential underground purchase....)
Oh dear, Green Place....
Consider buying it here!
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Monday, 12 June 2017
Friday, 9 June 2017
Nice change of p(l)ace fer 'Woden'sdays' 'View To A Swill', Agent Johnny decidin' 'fer to visit' Agent Rob in Glasgog. It was never going to live up to the legendary 'days in the attic' of yore, those long afternoons spent getting well-stewed in the gunnels of Hope Street Studios. Still, there was nothing stopping our two experienced Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. putting their extensive knowledge of the field into action (albeit in a somewhat creakier slower motion than in days gone whizzin' by)....
Having got a few 'essential assignments' out of the way there wiz nothing left for it but to take the slow boat's route up the side of the Clyde, heading fer The Mono cafe bar where none other than Frank Quitely - Glasgog's very own industry titan knows when to roll oot the red carpet fer visiting comic royalty - wiz waiting to greet us. (Or should that be greetin' to wait us?) Pretty soon the cold beers and ciders were sweatin' in the glorious sunshine as these two giants of the scene discussed their respective batpains with 'breakin' in' ye olde mapping pens 'fer to ink'. Sore yin!
But time (and Mark Millar) wait fer no man and soon Quitely had to take his leave, leavin' our two Agents alone with one last 'cold yin' fer the road. The usual contented chunterin' was to be overheard here, Agent Johnny enthusiastically airing his best impersonation of Leo McKern's performance as Number Two from conversation and 'telly-vision' mainstay The Prisoner. Mission Impossible, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Avengers were all given similar (hot) airtime as usual too. As soon as the last dregs were swilled it was time to 'hit the shade' and head 'doon the watter' back ter Hope Street fer some grub ter 'soak up the booze', Agent Johnny shortly heading fer the 5 o'clock return train ter Ice Station and Agent (Red) Rob shortly reachin' fer the aftersun lotion....
Sounds: Moby Grape lp by Moby Grape: A Sea Within A Sea by The Horrors and Air Conditioning by DIIV....
Moby Grape - Mr. Blues (US 1967)