Thank you for visiting The Shadow Gallery. Now it's your turn to tell me what you think of it so far...
It gets pretty lonely up here on this soap box with no evidence of an audience, so please feel free to applaud or heckle. I would love to know what you think of the comics I have written about, and what I have said about them - or tell me about what you have been reading. If you would rather I didn't publish your letter, you can always write to me privately, but I hope you will want to add to the discussion and write something in this visitors' book.
This is what earlier visitors have written:
Question: "What do you NEVER see in the Perishers?"A few weeks ago - horror of horrors - an adult appeared in The Perishers for the first time. The teacher of Wellington's class.
Answer: "An adult"
A year ago and before (approximately) you could find virtually nothing about "The Perishers" on the Web. Now thanks to you and others including Maurice Dodd, we have several... wonderful.
Way back in the mid 90s I purchased (at a charity auction) a sequence of the Perishers originals involving just Wellington and Boot taking a nature ramble. They were originally published in the Daily Mirror on four successive days, some time in the late 70s - I *THINK* 78. I could find out exactly by taking them out of their frame but they are well sealed and unless essential I don't really want to do that.
Anyway I have done four digital pictures of them and will send them to you to your private address. I would be pleased to see them on your website - there should not be any trouble about copyright since I own the originals.
Best regards and keep up the work on The Perishers page,
In fact, when you buy an original piece of artwork, you don't buy the right to publish it, and I didn't feel that the "fair use... purposes of review" exemption which covers the images used on this site would justify the publication of Brian's Perishers strips. But I was very grateful to him for sending them me, and enjoyed the incongruity of Wellington's rhapsodic enjoyment of nature and his habitual semi-derelict urban landscape. And, like Brian, I have been delighted by the recent swell of interest in this wonderful strip.
In the end, I decided to post a single frame in celebration of this second spring of the Perishers: one in which Wellington rejoices in the primroses and crocusses among the scrap car parts.
I've had a butchers through your site and will mail you my results when I get some free time. Thanks for reading my column in "Illuminations".
Colin (Colin's Search Dot Com) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thank you for your page on "The Perishers". This was always the first page I read in the Mirror. The anticipation of the "Eyeballs In The Sky" or "Wellington's Bithday" was felt for weeks.
This web pge is very cool I will try to get other friends to visit this websight.
Kayla B <KBkid11>
Thought I'd go and have a look at the Guest Book to see if anyone had added anything since last time I looked. And they haven't. However, not that I'm suggesting censorship, or anything, I think that taking out:
THE BOOK IS CRAPwould be perfectly acceptable. It's not a valid comment because the person hasn't bothered saying which book it is that's crap or indeed why it's crap. And the fact that he or she has chosen to sign it with a pseudonym and not add an email address is another sign of being a totally pointless entity. And, obviously, one who doesn't think, because, let's face it, Silent Bob (apart from being Kevin Smith) is most famous for being, well, silent. If the person (who is probably male, actually...) had any sense (which, let's face it...) he'd have signed himself Jay.
UK - Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 10:21:5 (GMT)
And anyway, all the books you've reviewed on here are excellent!
Thank you for the wonderful review of LAST KISS. By "wonderful" I mean not just that you enjoyed my work and are recommending it to others, but that you discussed it in such an intelligent and insightful way. (Of course, if you like my work then you must be intelligent and insightful--right?)
Reviewing humor (or even humour) is a difficult thing. You either find something funny or you don't. Most reviewers fall into the trap of just retelling a joke and saying, "Ain't that funny?" You made a real effort to go beyond that. In addition, you obviously put a lot of work into laying out an attractive LAST KISS-themed review page. It looks like you even went out and found a copy of one of the old romance comics I use as source material! Now that's dedication.
I'm very happy that my efforts inspired such efforts on your part. Many thanks!John Lustig <email@example.com>
I very rarely get a big comprehensive review like this, and from someone who obviously knows my work all the way back to the beginning. I thank you very much indeed.
Really enjoyed your piece on Voice of the Fire as well. I'm working steadily on my visual adaptation of Snakes and Ladders, another of Alan's magic works which has not been issued on Cd yet. Should be out September/October.
THE BOOK IS CRAP
I enjoyed your site very much. It was helpful and informative. Thank you!
Back Forward Comics by Will Ferret <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Liked the essay on The Perishers Jean.
Point of order however, should it not be B.H. Calcutta (failed) rather than B.H. (Calcutta) failed or am i misrembrin agen?
Francis Blake <email@example.com>
This is an awesome site you have up in here. I have actually joined the simplicity of it, giving it a certain motife of an atmosphere. Anyhow, I'd kill for something like this back home, but our town is too advanced for such things, making me one of the people who need to get a real life.........lol!
Jared Ray <Hippie4Life12484>
Great site, I enjoyed it very much.
Feel free to take a look at my site also.
Perhaps we can link each other:
http://members1.chello.nl/~j.lindeman1/bridge.html - (interest/comics)
I like comics!
Diana Clarke Walking Women
Like the site, particularly the Alan Moore/Doonesbury pages. Like you I used to be an X-fan, although my interest didn't long survive John Byrne's departure and I would now experience a gagging sensation if I tried to read any of them (the period was useful: I traded a complete set of Claremont-Byrne X-Men for Cerebus No 1). I have to say I am not impressed by Moore's ABC stuff (except for the League which is wonderful) and Tomorrow Stories I found to be awful.
A damn fine web-site! And at last I have worked our where the (book) image comes from - it's a bit of a give-away, using the name of the comic as the title for the page!
Hiya cousins - great to hear from you - and what a website! Haven't seen such an exposition on comics before - and there I was thinking they were just for entertainment...
I'm a Doonesbury fan too, and love Steve Bell, both for his cartoons and for If.
Fascinating glimpse of your interests - I'll be in touch directly for more detail on you and the family - how exciting to find more family on the web.
Best regards, Alex Rogers London, UK - (Alex Rogers)
Hi from Neil Jan and Chris here in London
Had a great time particularly impressed by graphics/animation
See you soon -
chris demetri, Neil and Jan < Spootiskerry >
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