Sunday, 14 November 2010


Oh to be in the States

I have been a fan of Green Lantern since I was a wee kid and the new film has scared the bejeezus out of me as well as excited me.

Anyway, a trailer for an Entertainment Today:


Excellent news from Steve Rude. I posted a while ago about him trying to save his house.

He has now posted on Facebook:
Well, it’s nice to know we still have a nice house to live in.

In fact, thanks to this amazing “save the house” fundraiser you contributed to, we were even able to order a few extra art supplies for the Dude. Perhaps the most shocking of all–we may have enough left over to supplement the Sillies Emergency Diaper Fund. Yes, they still have their accidents.

When I saw the bread coming in after Gino made her announcement (this was unbeknownst to the oblivious Dude), I was, and still am, in a mild state of stupefication. The outpouring of generosity was clearly far beyond what Gino and I could’ve asked for. Your contributions poured in from all corners of our planet; the sizeable backstock of comics and Dude related “higher reading paraphernalia” were ordered by the spit-load; and Erik Larson bought his complete Next Nexus 3 issue!

All said, we saved the house.

Perhaps most exciting for the self-minded Dude, Gino has just informed me is that we can now afford to replace my 15 yr-old xerox machine–y’know, the one that broke down and has been gathering dust in my studio for 2 years–with a “refurbished” model. And since this was something that I use every day in every way, it is utterly invaluable to me. Though the Rude Dude experiment is temporarily laid to rest, I march forward with my current gallery-style paintings and the many challenging commissions you fans have requested over the last year, the likes of which one can see on my website and Facebook page. I always like hearing the comments on every newly produced work.

To continue getting back on our feet, the Dude 2011 Commissions Calendar is complete and ready to order, and a new Rude Dude Sketchbook is underway.

In stupefying appreciation,

I remain,

Mr. Humility, the Dude Himself,

I would ht Rich and the bleeders but since he didn't give me that courtesy over the original post, I think nah!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010


So what did happen after Amy came onto the Doctor?

See more here


Dear oh deary me. Stoodents are smashing up Millbank in protest at the education fees.

I have said time and time again that this is not the right way to advance higher education. There are too many students doing too many ridiculous courses. There is never a good reason why 50% of 18 year olds should be going to University except to massage the job figures.

WE need a return to Uni, poly, higher ed colleges and apprenticeships if we are to finally succeed in making a decent future for all.

By chucking people into hairdressing degrees for three years, we are depriving them and the universities.

That is what students should be protesting about, not the fees.


OK lets start trying to catch up with things:

First up Lego Star wars 3D fillum

Star Trek first promo pic?

Tron legacy trailer

HT: Geeks

Monday, 8 November 2010


According to bloody disgusting Zac Efron, him off High School Musical, is going to play Kaneda in the American remake of Akira.

And the action is going to shift from New-Tokyo to the States.

Gobsmacked, well and truly gobsmacked!


Another 8 days away


Monday, 1 November 2010

internet update

Not that anyone cares but the engineer was round this morning:

"Erm, because it is not a BT line, erm, it will not go on until 5pm"


And we pay for these services?


Let me share with you this lovely post from a friend of mine who spent the walk round with the sprogs last night in slight amazement of the ramshakled nature of Halloween in the UK:
Here, Halloween is an unusual experience.

The local conservation association circulated a flyer, printed on orange paper, to explain how it all works:

"Halloween: what is it?
Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the 31st of October, in which children dress up and go door to door collecting sweets."

Seriously. If you live in a country where Halloween is a given, consider yourself fortunate. There are many, many people here who simply do not understand the concept.

Read the rest here


A quickie post, hopefully fully back on line tonight (crossed fingers)
A lovely typo in the Telegraph online
Quoting Cameron on the budget rise:

"At a time when we are making painful decisions at home to put our economy back on track I will now allow Brussels to derail us."