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tybaltstone
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#11 · Posted: 25 May 2004 17:32
Now I've been invited to do a talk at the library - I'll let you know more when I know more!

In other (surprising but nice) news, The Rainbow Orchid is a nominee finalist for the National Comics Awards. My chances of actually winning are miniscule, but the nomination is very nice, I must say.
edcharlesadams
Trivia Challenge Score Keeper
#12 · Posted: 25 May 2004 20:33
Many congratulations Garen, extremely well deserved if I might say so...
rastapopoulos
Member
#13 · Posted: 25 May 2004 21:18
I’ve just got hold of ‘The Rainbow Orchid’, and it looks really great. Very much inspired by Herge, that’s the sort of comics I want to see on the market. It is good enough to put along side my collection. Garen, have you ever come across Bjorn Karlstrom’s Biggles series.

http://www.lambiek.net/karlstrom_bjorn.htm

I found ‘Biggles and the Menace from Space’(1979) and ‘Biggles and the Tiger’(1981) (published in England by Hodder & Stoughton) in a flea market in Devon. These are the only two I have ever seen and if anyone could direct me in the direction of more it would be appreciated. The artwork is very reminisent of Herge’s stlye, even to the extent of direct copying. Biggles looks identical to Skut, The wing commander is exactly the same as Spalding. They are books worth looking up for any Tintinologist. The Similarites are remarkable, but it did not deter me from reading them, they were very interesting. Has anyone else read any of Karlsroms ‘Biggles’ Series. I would like to hear your views.
tybaltstone
Member
#14 · Posted: 25 May 2004 23:36
Thanks for the kind comments Ed and rastapopoulos!

No, I haven't seen those Biggles comics but they sound intriguing. His early work looks very much like Milton Caniff.
jockosjungle
Member
#15 · Posted: 26 May 2004 06:58
Looks good Tybalt, think I'll give it a go for £3

Rik
tybaltstone
Member
#16 · Posted: 1 Jun 2004 16:06
This from Neill Cameron:

"If there's anyone in the world who hasn't already got a copy of Garen Ewing's widely-acclaimed comic 'The Rainbow Orchid' issue 1, now is your chance to score one for FREE! Those kind and polite young chaps over at www.urtheory.co.uk have three copies to give away - all you have to do to win one is answer a question SO easy that Steve Priestley of 'movies, games and videos' would be ashamed.

Unified Review Theory is a website dedicated to the holy mission of reviewing everything in the world, ever, in order to establish empirically what is best. This includes comics."

http://www.urtheory.co.uk
jockosjungle
Member
#17 · Posted: 1 Jun 2004 21:58
i got mine this morning, i'll read it tonight!

Rik
Tintinrulz
Member
#18 · Posted: 2 Jun 2004 04:04
Cool! I've gone in the competition.
Not much of a chance to win, but still you've got to be in it to win it!
Besides if I don't win it I will buy it.
rastapopoulos
Member
#19 · Posted: 4 Jun 2004 13:52
Garen! just finished reading Part 1 (im not a slow reader, just been busy!) and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and awaiting part 2. When will it be published? I saw you were thinking about making it online. Thats good but please can you get it printed as well, nothing compares to reading a comic in print on paper!
tybaltstone
Member
#20 · Posted: 4 Jun 2004 14:37
It will be printed. Comics were made for print!

I am working on part two now (literally). It will be serialised in an anthology called 'Fusion' and will then be collected, just as part one was, probably around Christmas time, or very early 2005.

Link removed
Really pleased you enjoyed it - thanks!

Moderator Note: The above link had expired, and Part 2 will be available next year (2010, as of writing). Find out more at Garen’s web-site.

The Happy Tintinologist Team

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