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Looking Back With Mike Royer

There are artists and then there are artists. There are those who hack away for year after year and manage to have a career built upon longevity and sheer output. More often than not those are the people who are eventually celebrated in the public eye, for right or for wrong. That their careers span decades does not always mean that they're any good, quantity does not always equal quality. Still, it's those people who often sit there and tell you how good they were, and still are, while others with less output are more deserving of the accolades.

Mike Royer is one of those who is deserving of accolades, and in spades. His is a career that has been marked with several highs. No matter what else anyone cares to say about Royer you'd find it difficult to uncover a fan who has anything bad to say about his inking. A few words stand out when anyone describes Mike Royer - quality, professionalism and standards. Along with Joe Sinnott, Mike Royer is probably the best inker to ever…

The Return Of The Netzer

Fresh from parting several oceans, Michael Netzer has returned to the land of the living once more. If he hangs around long enough this time he might actually show Bono what it means to be God.

In all seriousness, it's great to have Mike back on the scene. People either love him or hate him, it's hard to find anyone with a middle ground, but then that's not such a bad thing. He's opinionated, in my eyes that's better than being an indecisive sop. He's fiercely loyal to his chums, in my eyes that's the best kind of pal to have. Plus he's still a damn good artist in anyone's eyes. I await Michael's new writings with keen eyes indeed.

Hopefully this time he'll stick around for a lot longer than usual.

The Day After

No, the title isn't a reference to any movies starring John Lithgow or Dennis Quaid, it's the here and now.

Last night...well what a party! It was a small one, just my closest chums and a pile of people I've never met before, and, in some cases, still haven't met (chums of the other half - they helped drink the bar dry) but the words 'open bar' are usually enough to get people in. I was a bit disappointed that a few people didn't turn up, but I guess that says more about them than it does me. One day they'll tell me what I've done that's so wrong. Photos were taken and as I copy them across I'll post them, but for now as I'm in a hotel room in the city (not that horrid place that we used to stay in, this place is more than decent, excellent views, great room and brilliant service) I'm a bit limited as to what I can do with this. Having said that, let's have a peek!

This is how we looked upon arrival. It was an '80s themed party…

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