28th August 2014

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Anniversaries are funny things. Not long after the fiftieth one of my birth, a little under two weeks back, comes todays, and it’s also a biggie.

Forty years ago today, I’d just celebrated my tenth birthday and no doubt was still playing with whatever toy was my favourite of the time. (My, how…

GOING CHEEP On anniversaries

27th August 2014

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Yeah, I know you’ve already had a post from me today, but that wasn’t a braindump, now, was it? It was a post about my accepting the challenge from my son Phil to undertake the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

So, now that’s out of the way, how about a drink?

I used to drink regularly. And I phrase it…

GOING CHEEP On alcohol and drinking

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27th August 2014

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A reminder that after my son Phil Barnett did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yesterday and threw down the gauntlet to me, well… this happened.

Mister Budgie Gets Wet - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

MItch Benn, Alan Porter, Tiernan Douieb… over to you, gentlemen.Mister Budgie Gets Wet - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Tagged: ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeMitch BennAlan PorterTiernan Douieb

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27th August 2014

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MISTER BUDGIE GETS WET

For the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Tagged by my son, Phil Barnett.

Mitch Benn, Tiernan Douieb and Alan Porter? Over to you…

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26th August 2014

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THE FUSE Vol 1 On Sale, #1 for Free
THE FUSE Vol 1: The Russia Shift goes on sale this week, collecting the first case for our sci-fi detectives in a single 160pp volume for just $9.99:

"Hits fast and hard, with unapologetic wit and a no-nonsense attitude" — Bloody Disgusting


"Space cops investigating space murders is the sort of synopsis that gets my attention." — Wired


"A crime procedural in space with fantastic characters… Antony Johnston has kind of popped to the top of my list of favorite creators." — Fantastic Fangirls

To celebrate, we’re also RELEASING ISSUE #1 FOR FREE on digital, both at Image’s store and on Comixology. So if you haven’t read THE FUSE yet, you can try it out for free and see if sci-fi cops solving murder mysteries is your kind of thing.
If it turns out it is your kind of thing, you can order your copy of THE FUSE Vol 1 from comic stores with the order code JUN140504, or from bookstores with the ISBN 978-1632150080.
(If it isn’t your kind of thing, what the hell is wrong with you?)
• Finally, if you’re going to be in south-east England this weekend, remember that I’ll be SIGNING LIMITED EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE EDITIONS of both THE FUSE and UMBRAL at London’s Forbidden Planet Megastore on Saturday. Click that link for a peek at the bookplates, and more details on the signing times. Hope to see you there!

antonyjohnston:

THE FUSE Vol 1 On Sale, #1 for Free

THE FUSE Vol 1: The Russia Shift goes on sale this week, collecting the first case for our sci-fi detectives in a single 160pp volume for just $9.99:

"Hits fast and hard, with unapologetic wit and a no-nonsense attitude" — Bloody Disgusting
"Space cops investigating space murders is the sort of synopsis that gets my attention." — Wired
"A crime procedural in space with fantastic characters… Antony Johnston has kind of popped to the top of my list of favorite creators." — Fantastic Fangirls

To celebrate, we’re also RELEASING ISSUE #1 FOR FREE on digital, both at Image’s store and on Comixology. So if you haven’t read THE FUSE yet, you can try it out for free and see if sci-fi cops solving murder mysteries is your kind of thing.

If it turns out it is your kind of thing, you can order your copy of THE FUSE Vol 1 from comic stores with the order code JUN140504, or from bookstores with the ISBN 978-1632150080.

(If it isn’t your kind of thing, what the hell is wrong with you?)

• Finally, if you’re going to be in south-east England this weekend, remember that I’ll be SIGNING LIMITED EXCLUSIVE BOOKPLATE EDITIONS of both THE FUSE and UMBRAL at London’s Forbidden Planet Megastore on Saturday. Click that link for a peek at the bookplates, and more details on the signing times. Hope to see you there!

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26th August 2014

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going cheep — Tuesday →

GOING CHEEP On things remembered

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25th August 2014

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It’s all me, me, me… | budgie's perch →

I blogged | On praise on personal stuff

25th August 2014

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GOING CHEEP On writing and plotting.

25th August 2014

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xinggan:

I’m grossed out by the kind of stuff tumblr does to its users over an extended period of time

Grammar and punctuation is completely lost on some people, to the point where their posts are unreadable and irritating

And tumblr fosters and feeds this incredible narcissism and need to impress people- people who don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

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Too true. Too true indeed.

24th August 2014

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I’ve blogged: On satire, and satirists… and satirical targets.

24th August 2014

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GOING CHEEP On driving and viewing

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23rd August 2014

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Spoiling myself in Portree. #weather

Spoiling myself in Portree. #weather

23rd August 2014

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GOING CHEEP On patriotism, and my lack of understanding of it.

22nd August 2014

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LONDON: Signing at Forbidden Planet Megastore, August 30
A reminder for anyone in or around London next weekend that I’ll be appearing at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday August 30, between 3-4pm.
(That’s next Saturday, not this bank holiday weekend.)
Eagle-eyed readers will note the date is just three days after THE FUSE Vol 1: THE RUSSIA SHIFT goes on sale, which is of course no coincidence at all.
But UMBRAL readers shouldn’t feel left out, because we’ve produced exclusive, signed and numbered limited edition bookplates for both THE FUSE and UMBRAL, featuring original art by Justin Greenwood and Christopher Mitten, for the event. We’ll give one away with each of the first 150 copies of THE FUSE and UMBRAL trade paperbacks sold.
(That’s them in the main image, if you hadn’t guessed.)
If you can’t make it to the event, don’t worry — you can also order these “mini-print” editions online, although priority will be given to people actually buying in-store on the day. Nevertheless, if you want to order online, check the event page for details.
And of course readers of WASTELAND, THE COLDEST CITY, DAREDEVIL, whatever, are all welcome, too. Come one, come all. This will probably be the biggest signing I’ve yet done, so try and get there early, or at least on time, if you can.
Hope to see you there!

antonyjohnston:

LONDON: Signing at Forbidden Planet Megastore, August 30

A reminder for anyone in or around London next weekend that I’ll be appearing at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Saturday August 30, between 3-4pm.

(That’s next Saturday, not this bank holiday weekend.)

Eagle-eyed readers will note the date is just three days after THE FUSE Vol 1: THE RUSSIA SHIFT goes on sale, which is of course no coincidence at all.

But UMBRAL readers shouldn’t feel left out, because we’ve produced exclusive, signed and numbered limited edition bookplates for both THE FUSE and UMBRAL, featuring original art by Justin Greenwood and Christopher Mitten, for the event. We’ll give one away with each of the first 150 copies of THE FUSE and UMBRAL trade paperbacks sold.

(That’s them in the main image, if you hadn’t guessed.)

If you can’t make it to the event, don’t worry — you can also order these “mini-print” editions online, although priority will be given to people actually buying in-store on the day. Nevertheless, if you want to order online, check the event page for details.

And of course readers of WASTELAND, THE COLDEST CITY, DAREDEVIL, whatever, are all welcome, too. Come one, come all. This will probably be the biggest signing I’ve yet done, so try and get there early, or at least on time, if you can.

Hope to see you there!

22nd August 2014

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GOING CHEEP On stories that are told.