Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Blowing your mind with some Edmund Bagwell.

When I recently complimented the art-droid sometimes known as Bag-E on the amazing Bewilderbeast stampede sequence in the latest run of 2000AD's Indigo Prime, he kindly sent me along some digital files of these pages, shorn of John Smith's space-beatnik-jive ("she's not used to dragging baryonic ballast like this!"). I reckon Tharg won't send me a Rigellian Hotshot for sharing this selection with you. These pages are, of course, in no particular order (thanks to Blogger's spectacularly unresponsive controls), and from Progs 1756-1758.








5 comments:

Richard Bensam said...

Oh my god these are beautiful. I totally want to make some clever wiseass remark here to show what a discerning reader I am but I can't because these pages are just so stunning. Stuff like this makes you remember what it was like when you first started reading comics and you saw things that you'd never even imagined could be seen.

cerebus660 said...

I have to agree with Richard - it's beautiful stuff. Love the Kirby Krackle in that last panel!

Mark Kardwell said...

Spot on RAB: I turn to this strip in each new issue of 2000AD with the same knot in my stomach as I did reading that same comic as a kid.

Strictly Kev said...

It is a great look strip but WTF is going on, Smith is always like this, heavy on the jargon, short on characterisation. He can set up some great scenarios but you rarely care about anyone in them.

Mark Kardwell said...

That's pretty much the same thing I used to think about Smith back in the '80s. But I've gotten used to it now, especially after 30-odd years of other writers copping his style.