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Saturday, February 28, 2009

SUE AND SALLY SMITH: FLYING NURSES



I can't believe Lurch gave me his old copy of this! It normally goes for 300-400 bucks on Rarecomix.com.

Still, these characters are soooo ripe for a Future.Pop make-over or maybe a Hentai (eeek; just kiddin'!). I'd love to remix them - in fact, the ideas are just flooding out of me brain even as we speak. I wonder who has the rights to them - did they go to DC as part of that job-lot of Charlton characters that followed (Sue & Sally Smith cover-artist) Dick Giordano? If so, then I'm amazed that Alan Moore never borrowed them for "Watchmen" - lol.

No doubt, by monday morning my in-box will be full of emails from DC-Vertigo editors begging me to tell them my spin on 'em. Or maybe even someone from Marvel asking me to do a "Night Nurse" one-off.

"Night Nurse"- now yr talkin'...

THE SCANNER WHO BECAME HIS OWN HEADSTONE

It was a nice, quiet do, just like "Barry" would've wanted. There was just me and a couple of toasters and that old jug-kettle he used to hang out with. He was like that, you know - very down-to-earth and unpretentious - you'd never find him hanging around wine-bars with flashy-lookin' computer peripherals.

I thought the vicar's speech was lovely. But when he asked if anyone wanted to share their memories of "Barry" I had such a big lump in my throat I couldn't say anything. All those great times we shared together - the old comics and the pulp novels; the whacky pritstik collages; the antiquarian maps and the bodily parts we used to copy...

*Choke* I miss ya, buddy.



When "Barry" was terminally ill recently and I...I had to take him to the electrical-goods hospice, 'cause we...'cause we couldn't, y'know, nurse him properly at home...(sorry about this; I'm still a little choked up)...I briefly speculated about an after-life for electrical retail-goods. Something that didn't occur to me at the time was the idea that there might be a White Goods Wheel of Karma, that household items could be, well, reincarnated...

In one of those weird twists of The Tao my sister-in-law just randomly gave me her old scanner today (she'd won a new one in a raffle!) w/out even knowing about my recent, uh...bereavement. And, well - blow me down wiv a fevver if it wasn't a Umax Astra 2100U - the next model up from "Barry". It's like...fuck, it's like they could be twins. Quite remarkable, really.

So I plugged it in using the old leads and it fired up straight away; didn't even need to download new drivers. Ha!

Well, I think me and "Terry" are gonna be great pals!

HANNAH MONTANA: ICE BIRD SPIRAL ARE WRITING MY NEW SINGLE

Spotted on the Internet by Devon-based blogger Dom Zero:



Cloudboy's gonna shit kittens when he sees this. Love the jewellery, sweetheart.

Uh-ho, Disney's lawyers are on the phone, again...

FXHE; PSYCHOTIC PHOTOSYNTHESIS

FXHE Records: "The Grandson of Detroit Techno" fer sure.

"Psychotic Photosynthesis" certainly hit a spot with this particular Techno-avoidin' blogger.

And Omar-S is a funny guy too: "I hate remixes! Remixes are whack!" I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks that.

Thanks to Kiran for hepping me to this; one of the wonders of Twitter.