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I know it's just a "bande dessinée" but it is very good. Science-fiction in a 1958 spirit.
It can be read in English too
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake_and_Mortimer

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Comparable with Tintin? Didn't Jacobs used to work with Herge?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:05 am 
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Comparable with Tintin? Didn't Jacobs used to work with Herge?

He did indeed, like Bob DeMoor did too.
I read somewhere that Roger Leloup (the guy who's behinf Yoko Tsuno) even draw some technical plane stuff for
Hergé in "Vol 714 pour Sydney".

Comparable with Tintin ?
Blake and Mortimer is much more serious than Tintin. No humor really.
But as far as the story is concerned, Hergé is hard to beat.
And he, IMHO, created one of the best character in the Universe of Cartoon, Haddock.
Along with Franquin's Gaston Lagaffe.

Nevertheless, the two series are worth your attention.
Glad to be talking this subject with you !
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Just started book 2 in the series - Deepsix

Pretty good so far.

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Still working on the Howlin' Wolf bio, but this booger arrived today.

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Mij wrote:
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Comparable with Tintin? Didn't Jacobs used to work with Herge?

He did indeed, like Bob DeMoor did too.
I read somewhere that Roger Leloup (the guy who's behinf Yoko Tsuno) even draw some technical plane stuff for
Hergé in "Vol 714 pour Sydney".

Comparable with Tintin ?
Blake and Mortimer is much more serious than Tintin. No humor really.
But as far as the story is concerned, Hergé is hard to beat.
And he, IMHO, created one of the best character in the Universe of Cartoon, Haddock.
Along with Franquin's Gaston Lagaffe.

Nevertheless, the two series are worth your attention.
Glad to be talking this subject with you !
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I have a recurring pleasant dream in which I discover a Tintin album that I haven't yet read.

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Muddy, you've got to focus!

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is this worth buying? I have a hard time pulling the trigger on some of these newer "toy" type items.


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is this worth buying? I have a hard time pulling the trigger on some of these newer "toy" type items.


No Cory this colouring/coloring book is definitely not worth buying.....
unless you are a sad pseudo completionist who thought their Valley Girl
colouring/coloring book(s) looked a little lonely up there on the bookshelf :wink:

This book was going to be used as a tool to subliminally convert, I mean introduce
visiting youngsters still of a colouring age to FZ. Unfortunately some of the themes
depicted are not suitable for the children of this parish, so it's going to be one for
the visiting adults still of a colouring age..... :lol:

After a couple of weeks of strategic placement around the house there have been
a number of pictures completed and despite the array of pencils crayons pastels
and markers on hand, some old hippie got extra creative and introduced several
glitter nail polishes to her masterpiece..... 8)

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is this worth buying? I have a hard time pulling the trigger on some of these newer "toy" type items.


No Cory this colouring/coloring book is definitely not worth buying.....
unless you are a sad pseudo completionist who thought their Valley Girl
colouring/coloring book(s) looked a little lonely up there on the bookshelf :wink:

Well damn, now I'm gonna have to buy it!
If you look up "sad pseudo completionist" in the dictionary, you'll find my picture. :mrgreen:


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welcome to the club :lol:

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Arrived today.....wasn't due until December the 23rd.....

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if you're interested in FZ, and I think you are, you have got to get this book
Mick Ekers may well have redefined the meaning of comprehensive.....

pardon me I believe this is your plectrum.....

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In 1893, Nansen purposely froze his ship into the Arctic ice and traveled with the drift of the pack. When the ship approached striking distance of the Pole, he set out for it by dogsled, reaching the highest latitude yet attained by man before turning back to Norway. He was gone three years. The book is both an epic and a lyrical masterpiece.


**Upon completion.... Good adventure, but I was disheartened and angry at how this guy and his co-adventurer eventually killed his 28 sled dogs, knifing, strangulation with two ropes, gunshot, malnutrition and good old fashioned working-to-death. Got to the point early on in which a dog was killed every three days to be fed to the others. In the end, he abandoned his useless trip, headed south and wintered on an island living off of walrus blubber and bear meat.

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The story of a total incompetent whom nobody liked - including his peers.

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I fuckin' love that book!
Particularly the chapter called "Water" and his opening paragraphs of arriving at the mouse-occupied trailer home which would be his living space for his time as a park ranger in the middle of nowhere. Excerpts of this book I've recorded myself reading aloud just for the fuck of it. There is also another lengthy story about a guy who gets swindled into digging for gold that actually doesn't exist.


So I gave it a try...
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And then of course I had to do
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Which of course led to
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Lol,
Doc reads the newspapers and watches the TV News - anybody who does that will believe anything...

(And he saw that in the 60's when the media was owned by 1200 different companies. What would he write today now that we're down to 5, and with all "the News" coming from the same Newscorp/20th Century Fox, and now bought by, lol, Walt Disney, no friends you can't make this shit up. Many think the product of The News is information; the product news is high viewership numbers to attract a lot of sponsorship dollars - just like I Love Lucy...and that's the news....that's right folks don't touch that dial, lol).

What would Abbey write today...

Abbey Lives :)

I liked it in Heyduke Lives when he found the copy of The Monkey Wrench Gang in the cave :)

And then this one crashed in on my Abbey discovery tour, this series is fucking priceless...
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And now I'm back on track and a few chapters into
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Thanks gents for posting the Abbey books :)

Surprised he didn't have even a little cheapo reflector in the trailer, the desert stars are unbelievable, you almost don't even need a telescope! The stars so brilliant, and if its not a star there its jet black, right up to the edge of the stars, the Andromeda Galaxy just hangs there naked eye, and the Milky Way looks like a solid object, like a bar you could just reach up and grab and move across the sky(: Nothing like anything I've ever seen anywhere in light polluted New England.

One of my dreams for retirement is a camper to see the Nat'l Parks, and a lot of that will be desert. Being able to go without having to "go back home next week" seems like a dream. I don't want to have to be home 'till august...or September...or November...

I've been out there maybe 5 times, some of the places in the book. Lol, one time I pulled into Jacob Lake on Empty, I was so distracted by my girl, my camera and the desert, I forgot about gas...luckily I looked down at the gauge. You gotta keep the a gallon of water each and the tank full cuz it can be a hundred miles between open gas stations...or more if it's at night. Lol, I didn't tell her I almost baked her, lol!

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It was a heat wave, it was 120f/49c this day.

They really did blow shit up.


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More on desert stars...you can hook up with a local astronomy club and go to their favorite spot, Here with the LVAS (Las Vegas), about an hour and a half north of vegas on the north side of MT Charlestown, this is about 7000 feet up, so the stars are pretty much mind numbing....and on top of that in the background is a 25 inch mirror dobsonian, from which dust lanes in other galaxys look like pictures in a book Image

...these plants were weird because they were thick skinned to hold water. If you picked up the dirt it would just crumble into dust and fall through your fingers, no moisture at all, (average days over 110f/43c).
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You can find all kinds of fun things in the desert... The rule is if either one see's a good photo everything stops, the car, the conversation, and all heart from both goes into the photo...lol even sometimes when the other person doesn't see it or even doesn't think it will be good...rules are rules, everything stops and you go do the photo :)

Wow, lookit that sun backlighting that scene...go run up there and I'll catch it coming through your hair....then when I looked in the viewfinder I couldn't believe what the sun was doing to her outline...lol OMG, wait'll you see this one...I got so excited I cut off her feet...dumbass!
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Still a good shot though :)

Faces in the desert...
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Lol, rules are rules :)
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I fuckin' love that book!
Particularly the chapter called "Water" and his opening paragraphs of arriving at the mouse-occupied trailer home which would be his living space for his time as a park ranger in the middle of nowhere. Excerpts of this book I've recorded myself reading aloud just for the fuck of it. There is also another lengthy story about a guy who gets swindled into digging for gold that actually doesn't exist.

So I gave it a try...



I did the same thing when I started reading EA! One leads to the next and to the next. Glad you enjoy them!


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for old time sake, when the going gets tough James Clavell always gets me through.....

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In the winter of 1963, Murphy got on her bicycle and crossed Europe, Iran, Afganistan, Pakistan, and the Himalaya to reach India- by herself.
She was not afraid, she says. Nevertheless, she carried a pistol, and needed it.

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You're bored and dispirited. an Italian mountain climber stuck in a British POW camp in East Africa in 1943. What do you do? Simple: Escape. Climb Mount Kenya with homemade equipment and little food. And then sneak back in. Benuzzi and two other men did just that, and though it was no picnic, it saved their souls.

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Well, got a couple more Abbey ones to go, but I'd better jump back into this series before I forget who everybody is...

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Amature archaeologist Stark takes the usual British attitude to adventure-What,me worry?- as she crosses vast empty places in Persia, dodging bandits, dodging the police, and "passing through fear to the absence of fear."
A fine memoir.

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