Monday, 18 January 2010


I found this little postcard in a junk shop at the Spittlefield Markets in London. I seem to fall in love with old stuff like this. I think it captures elements of things now long gone and for a few pounds I felt like I bought a tiny slice of history. Many of these postcards had things written on them to and from people who are most likely long gone and places long since changed.

You might think this is just some old photo that isn't even in colour. What's the big deal? The truth is, this little area here got the heck blown out of it a decade or so later during World War 2. This scene doesn't exist anymore and, despite postwar building efforts, never will. For some reason, stuff like this intrigues me more than watching repeats of Friends or the next version of Halo.

Anyway, should you want to glimpse the village nowdays, here's a link to the area now on GoogleMaps, Evreux.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Button Man

Morbid, moody, adult and English. All things people don't associate with comics are all the things you'll find represent this acclaimed graphic novel set in the underworld of London and originally run in 2000AD Magazine.

Written by John Wagner (of Judge Dredd, Batman, Aliens and Boba Fett fame) and illustrated by my favourite Arhur Ranson. Always a more serious type of illustrator, Ranson's style perfectly matched Wagner's non-American writing and 2000AD most successful non-science-fiction story. If you want to know more, I'm not wikipedia, so go there instead...