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Today marks the end of a significant endeavour on my part: Judge Dredd Megazine 302 hits newsstands, along with the last chunk of my epic interview with Carlos Ezquerra …

15,000 words may not sound like much, but it’s been a hell of an undertaking for me and looking back on all three parts it will stand out as something I’m most proud of. It’s not the best written of my stuff (in my humble opinion, naturally) but it is the most extensive and the most in-depth. Considering that he’s not only been churning out pages left right and centre while answering my, often repetitive, questions – he’s also overcome a cancer diagnosis and major surgery. The feature also includes a page of tributes from some of British comics’ top people, showing you just how deeply Carlos is held in the affections of an entire industry. As former 2000 AD-editor Andy Diggle says: “There’s an old saying about how to get work in comics – “Good, Fast, Likeable: Pick Two.” Carlos is all three.”

I hope these features have done the man, and the legend, of Carlos Ezquerra some justice … and I recommend that you buy them.

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We recommend the following product or service II

Today marks the end of a significant endeavour on my part: Judge Dredd Megazine 302 hits newsstands, along with the last chunk of my epic interview with Carlos Ezquerra …

15,000 words may not sound like much, but it’s been a hell of an undertaking for me and looking back on all three parts it will stand out as something I’m most proud of. It’s not the best written of my stuff (in my humble opinion, naturally) but it is the most extensive and the most in-depth. Considering that he’s not only been churning out pages left right and centre while answering my, often repetitive, questions – he’s also overcome a cancer diagnosis and major surgery. The feature also includes a page of tributes from some of British comics’ top people, showing you just how deeply Carlos is held in the affections of an entire industry. As former 2000 AD-editor Andy Diggle says: “There’s an old saying about how to get work in comics – “Good, Fast, Likeable: Pick Two.” Carlos is all three.”

I hope these features have done the man, and the legend, of Carlos Ezquerra some justice … and I recommend that you buy them.

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Joan Molcher 1924 – 2010

The last few days have been pretty difficult. Everything that seemed important has lost most of its meaning. Pretty bad poetry has been written and discarded, hugs and tears have been shared, projects have been embraced for their ability to distract.

But every family has one – a sturdy box, filled with photographs and documents. My grandmother died last Thursday morning after a long illness and at the weekend we opened the thick wooden box that had sat in the bureau of her living room for decades.
Amongst the envelopes full of stiff monochrome snaps, my deceased grandfather’s old driving licenses, 1930s telegrams and council house tenancy papers, was my grandmother’s birth certificate.

It says she was born in a Northampton maternity home, not far from the Abingdon Road. A maternity home that was later converted into an old people’s home. The very building where my grandmother was born was, completely by accident, where she spent her final years.

Shocked, Dad said that they had chosen that particular place to put her because it felt “like home”. I like to think she just came full circle.

Goodnight, Grandma.

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Joan Molcher 1924 – 2010

The last few days have been pretty difficult. Everything that seemed important has lost most of its meaning. Pretty bad poetry has been written and discarded, hugs and tears have been shared, projects have been embraced for their ability to distract.

But every family has one – a sturdy box, filled with photographs and documents. My grandmother died last Thursday morning after a long illness and at the weekend we opened the thick wooden box that had sat in the bureau of her living room for decades.
Amongst the envelopes full of stiff monochrome snaps, my deceased grandfather’s old driving licenses, 1930s telegrams and council house tenancy papers, was my grandmother’s birth certificate.

It says she was born in a Northampton maternity home, not far from the Abingdon Road. A maternity home that was later converted into an old people’s home. The very building where my grandmother was born was, completely by accident, where she spent her final years.

Shocked, Dad said that they had chosen that particular place to put her because it felt “like home”. I like to think she just came full circle.

Goodnight, Grandma.

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