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Oct 04

The Ultimate Future Shock!!!!!!

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Oct 03

Dom Reardon Interview

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‘FIST ME’ SHOCKER OF THE KID-MAG BLOOD FIEND

EXCLUSIVE Freaky Trigger reveals FILTHY THORTS of the SICKO who’s got YOUR kids TERRIFIED to go on the Tube BECAUSE OF THE INSECT ZOMBIE FREAKS. By Al Ewing.

At gore-fest ‘comic’ magazine 2000AD he goes by the name of ‘Dom-2’ – THESE PERVS PRETEND TO BE ROBOTS but their LUST FOR BLOOD AND FILTH is all too human. And at FREAKY TRIGGER we’re proud to lift the lid on the psycho cesspit YOUR CHILD is exposed to weekly. It’s like Rupert the Bear IF HE LIVED IN A SICKO’S DREAM. Korky the Cat wouldn’t scamper down the Central Line with his head on backwards but if the terrifying ‘art’ of DOM REARDON is anything to go by then Ally Sloper must be TURNING IN HIS GRAVE – and then bursting out of it to TEAR THE FACE off an old granny and SCOFF her transversus muscle layer. YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP. Under the pretence of a ‘friendly interview’ we got as close as we dared to THE FOUL BRAIN WRONG of the immaculate ‘King Of Sin’ – trying to find out the UGLY truth behind the man who BEGS normal folk to PUNCH HIS FACE IN at conventions and who now POLLUTES the minds and hearts of children, aided by known enemy of mankind Gordon Rennie, with the ongoing series ‘Caballistics Inc’ – ACCLAIMED by the FEAR-PORN ADDICTS who’d like to see DEMONS POSSESSING OUR PETS in an ORGY OF BLOOD SEX RITUAL DEATH.

NOW READ ON.

“Tell us about the whole face punching episode.
Well, I’m all for peace, love and the general pursuit of happiness… but sometimes what you really need is a good solid blow to the face.

How did you get started in comics in the first place?
My first proper comics based commission was a pin up poster for a 2000ad sci fi special. It was a painting of Slaine… it wasn’t very good. I’ve always loved comics, before it became a job I used to make up characters and stories and draw them just for fun.

Caballistics Inc in 2000AD is what you’re most associated with right now. Probably.
Did Gordon Rennie have you in mind from the get-go?

No, it was supposed to be Frazer Irving. I just stood behind him.

What was your input in terms of character design and the like?
Gordon sent me descriptions and I worked them up from there. I didn’t get to decide what kind of people they are, but I got to decide what they look like, what they wear, their mannerisms and stuff…

Is there a single episode you’re proudest of so far?
Not really, there are a few single pages that I like. I always try to make each episode better than the last, there are some coming up in the next series which I’m quite pleased with, but by the time they’re printed I’ll be more concerned with what comes next.

Was there a pre-2000AD for you, and if so, what did it consist of and where can people buy it?
Comic-wise nothing published. I had a couple of characters I used to draw who were ‘Reality Investigators’ – they had philosophical adventures in cafes and the whole thing was based around bad puns. I’d love to bring them back one day…

What practical advice would you give to up-and-coming artists?
Draw a lot. Sketch from life as often as possible. Work from scripts (professional scripts are best). If you want to do comics being able to draw is not enough – you have to be able to tell a story and that’s a whole different thing. Find yourself a style and make sure you can employ it consistently. Finally and most importantly, you MUST go to conventions, get outrageously drunk and make a complete idiot of yourself.

How can somebody survive and prosper in the event of nuclear war?
By injecting themselves with scorpion DNA.

Where do you see UK comics going in the future?
To be honest I don’t think about this kind of thing, I just love drawing stories and I hope that there will always be a place for that.

If you could eat the still-beating heart of any comics professional and so gain their strength, who would it be? And would you feel pleasure in the act?
Alan Moore. And no, I would gain no pleasure in doing so, it would be a terrible loss to the world… in fact, Alan can keep his heart, so long as he continues to use it wisely.

Not hungry for main course, not hungry for pudding. There’s starving kids who’d be glad of that heart. Any plans to burst onto the US scene?
None at the present. I’m happy doing Caballistics.

I’ve noticed that you’re one of the few artists working today – perhaps the only one – with any sense of sartorial elegance. The others are all scruffians. The lot of them. What gives you this clothing-related je ne sais quoi?
As Dom sits, hunched over his computer, he notices a new burn hole in his silk dressing gown… Bollocks, he thinks…

What are your influences outside the comics field?
Egon Schiele all the way.

What’s coming up in the future of Dom Reardon?
I’m just going to carry on with Caballistics until October 2004 when I’m going to get mauled by a giant squid.

6
Aug 03

You May Have Missed This…

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You May Have Missed This…

…but the selling of a comic intended for an adult readership to its target audience is now an illegal act in the US. Those who’ve been following the Jesus Castillo case will have a clearer idea of what I’m talking about. The Supreme Court yesterday turned down Mr Castillo’s appeal after a truly mind-boggling closing speech by the prosecutor, essentially telling the jury to ignore the evidence in favour of their own prejudices.

Be frightened.

4
Aug 03

The Buzz

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Sep 02

THIS IS THE BEAT-NIK HORROR – Frazer Irving Interview

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MENACE OF THE CORRUPTING SEX-FEAST SHAME-CULT BITING INTO OUR YOUTH – THE LYSERGIC SUPER-MEN POISED TO ENSLAVE OUR VERY SOULS. By Al Ewing.

“ANGELS BEAT MY HEAD OPEN WITH A BIG ROCK… THEIR WINGS WERE MADE OF HUMAN FACES AND CHARLES FORT WAS THERE…” ANGRY YOUNG MAN ON VOYAGE OF DARKNESS AND STRANGE BEAUTY – WILL YOUR CHILD FALL UNDER HIS EVIL MENTO-SPELL???

Bastion paper of This Island Nation, THE FREAKY TRIGGER, can at least Reveal the Mind-Bending Atomic Terror of the BEAT-NIK and his Filthy Ways. We have the facts and can tell you exactly how many Young Minds have been irredeemably Warped by the terrifying FRAZER IRVING and his sinister Cult Of Personality – and the answer is “too many to count enow!” This modern-day Rasputin’s shameless yet shameful Influence is felt among the Youth People the world over – SEE THEM SHAKE TO THE HYPNOTIC BEAT OF HIS TOM-TOMS in a SPECIAL PHOTO COLOUR SUPPLEMENT – NOT FOR THOSE OF A GENTLE DISPOSITION it can be yours for a mere two and six. HURRY HURRY. Do not wait. THE BEAST IRVING inspires raptures akin to Bacchus with his ‘op-art wood-cuts’ AS YOU MAY SEE. “His art has no equal” say those under his Spell while they divest themselves of their garments BY FIRELIGHT. Anger him not for his rage burns like A HOT TORCH as was noted by Our Reporters during an Audience with the Awesome Figure.

Even now his Wicked Genius may be found within the pages of Teen-Age Periodical THE 2000AD, but shield the eyes of your Daughters and Sons from it lest they become Shrieking Maenads. Only those of an Iron Decency could abide his latest Art-Work, ‘FROM GRACE’, without tearing their clothes away and dancing around a standing stone, while his ‘JUDGE DEATH’ work for THE MEGA-ZINE is used in Bedlam to put a Righteous Fear into those poor souls imprison therein for reasons of immodest temper.

NOW READ ON.

24
Jul 02

The New Adventures of Tarkus

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Tarkus vs The Strokes

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