A scorched future landscape where a gang of vicious outlaws stalk the quiet inhabitants of desert outpost, until a mysterious gunman emerges from the dust and shadows and takes on the role of their sole protector. Written by Martin Conaghan, with art by Mike Perkins (Marvel’s The Stand), Alex Ronald (Judge Dredd, Lobo), Dave Braysher (Black Hearted Press) and Gat Melvin (Fallen Heroes). Cover by Frank Quitely. 36 pages, full colour.
A road accident, a death in the family, a TV quiz show, romance, school days and a collection of childhood and adulthood memories in a whimsical biography spanning 40 years. 22-pages, black and white, from writer Martin Conaghan and artist Simon Mackie.
Two young boys try to escape from their shadows; a wealthy art collector boastfully shows off his sinister collection; a family of psychos terrorise a suburban street; a young soldier gets help from a strange marine; God makes the world in six days; a psychic hitman faces his own suicide; a werewolf stalks a Louisiana Bayou – and a frustrated writer ponders life’s mysteries.
Overload is a new 44-page comic book anthology from The Copydesk, incorporating six black and white stories featuring the work of Martin Conaghan, Keith Chan, Dave Hill, Naniiebim, Nulsh, Mike Perkins, Stan Ridgway, Roy Huteson Stewart, Simon Wyatt and Simon Mackie.
A few months ago, a work colleague sent me a link to a website that offers cheap ink printer cartridges, called Eezytrade. I posted the link on the ‘Overdue Links’ section of The Copydesk, intending to visit at some point later.
However, I completely forgot all about it, and it soon drifted off the bottom of the page into the link archive.
I received an email from the owner of Eezytrade, John Pickering, asking if he had done something to upset me, because I had removed the link – but I explained that it had simply drifted off the bottom of the page, even though I now needed ink for my printer.
John was very courteous throughout, and suggested I contact him if I needed anything for my printer, rather than go elsewhere.
Two days a go, I ordered some ink from Eezytrade, and dropped John an email.
My ink arrived this morning (delivery is free), and as a gesture for supporting his company and website, John doubled my order for free.
If you need any ink, at a cheap price, visit his website.
As I say, it’s a bit long, but it’s an interesting read – in particular, a segment early on in the text where James recounts an incident during the making of the programme he appeared on, where a contestant was talked out of a wrong answer – and into the correct answer – by the show’s host, Chris Tarrant.
A BT engineer tested my phone line yesterday, and I was informed that background noise on my line meant that I would not be able to convert to ADSL.
End of conversation with the totally inept customer service staff at BT Openworld.
I have demanded satisfaction from my original complaint about having been inconvenienced on Thursday 4 September, and I asked BT Openworld to investigate how my line quality could be remedied so that I can receive ADSL (which they were totally incapable of understanding).
I contacted BT Home Highway this morning, and they are sending an engineer to my house tomorrow to perform a line diagnostic and repair the ‘background noise’.