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Saturday, May 21, 2005

ATLANTIS RISING

"Word up!" to m'man superstar artist and drinking buddy Andy Clarke, who's just completed a two-ish stint on Aquaman (#30 and #31):



Big up the Yeovil Comics Massif! Andy lives in Stoford, a short but creepy Sleepy Hollow-esque walk from Downtown Yeovil thru the darkened backwoods of Newton Copse. I used to collect conkers up there in the autumn back when I was a kid in the late Seventeen Sixties. But watch out for the weird sentient scarecrow with a scythe and the skeletal horseman with a burning head! Stoford: that's Doctor Syn country, I'm tellin' ya.

If anyone can return Aquaman to the Late Sixties/Early Seventies glory days of Steve Skeates/Jim Aparo, Andy can. Go, Clarkie, go!

AS THE VENEER OF WEYMOUTH STARTS TO FADE

Talking to Simon from Newport, Wales, today...Simon's been putting on gigs in and around Newport for over 20 years (he promoted The Butthole Surfers, Husker Du and Swans back in the mid-Eighties when I saw them with Skipper Webb the Lilac Butcher (Hello, Mark!)) , and is responsible for the thrice-yearly record fair held at The Yeovil Liberal Club...

Simon says, guess what: Mark Stewart's been coming to the last 3 or 4 record fairs in Weymouth...apparently, he's been turning up and trading-in On-U Sound promo CDs, and generally hanging-out for a chat about music and suchlike...

Weymouth, eh? Who woulda thought it.