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Post by tony ingram on Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:07 pm

Looking through some old paperwork relating to a fanzine I used to publish, I found this one page piece about one of the oddest concepts to come out of British Marvel: Apeslayer. I'm not sure how well it'll reproduce, but on the off chance that anyone's interested, here goes...

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:10 pm

Another piece, on one of British comics' longest running stars (sorry about the spelling errors)...



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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:19 am

Did you write that stuff on a typewriter?

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:23 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Did you write that stuff on a typewriter?
Of course. It was an old fashioned cut'n paste fanzine. That's how they used to be made.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:31 am

Kewl. That's well retro.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:56 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Kewl. That's well retro.
It wasn't in the 1990s.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:33 pm

Typewriters? They totally were.

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Post by Mbast1 on Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:12 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Typewriters? They totally were.

Probably not. Sure, computers were becoming more available, but (especially in the early 90's) typewriters were around and standard for a long while. More in some places than others, but until the early 2000's, at least in the US, computers weren't readily accepted as necessary.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:08 am

Mbast1 wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Typewriters? They totally were.

Probably not. Sure, computers were becoming more available, but (especially in the early 90's) typewriters were around and standard for a long while. More in some places than others, but until the early 2000's, at least in the US, computers weren't readily accepted as necessary.
It was the same here. Typewriters didn't really start to disappear until about ten years ago.

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Re: Comics Oddities

Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:54 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Mbast1 wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Typewriters? They totally were.
Probably not. Sure, computers were becoming more available, but (especially in the early 90's) typewriters were around and standard for a long while. More in some places than others, but until the early 2000's, at least in the US, computers weren't readily accepted as necessary.
It was the same here. Typewriters didn't really start to disappear until about ten years ago.
Don't forget that, in-between, there were "word processors", the sort of computerized typewriters.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:59 pm

I never had one of those!

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:36 pm

...but if you had, it would still be in your house somewhere Very Happy

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:57 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:...but if you had, it would still be in your house somewhere Very Happy
Oi! I threw something away. Once. Mad

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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:07 pm

MajorHoy wrote:Don't forget that, in-between, there were "word processors", the sort of computerized typewriters.

http://hemingwrite.com/

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:10 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
MajorHoy wrote:Don't forget that, in-between, there were "word processors", the sort of computerized typewriters.

http://hemingwrite.com/
Oh, that is beautiful! I thoroughly approve!

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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:26 pm

tony ingram wrote:Oh, that is beautiful! I thoroughly approve!

I want one, I think. If they work as they're supposed to, it's a great idea. General purpose laptops are great, but distracting. This could solve that.

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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:32 pm

I still have my old electric typewriter (which I got after I graduated high school so I could take it to college). Don't remember when I last used it, though. (Definitely sometime last century.)

And how many of us remember using the even older manual typewriters? (That's what they had for my high school typing class back in the 1970s, and we even had one in the newsroom when I use to work to work in radio news in the 80s.)

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:33 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Oh, that is beautiful! I thoroughly approve!

I want one, I think. If they work as they're supposed to, it's a great idea. General purpose laptops are great, but distracting. This could solve that.
I know, it's almost impossible to manage your time properly when you the have the distraction of immediate internet access.

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:34 pm

MajorHoy wrote:I still have my old electric typewriter (which I got after I graduated high school so I could take it to college). Don't remember when I last used it, though. (Definitely sometime last century.)

And how many of us remember using the even older manual typewriters? (That's what they had for my high school typing class back in the 1970s, and we even had one in the newsroom when I use to work to work in radio news in the 80s.)
I still have one! Can't get ribbons for it, though. These days it's purely decorative.

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Post by Mbast1 on Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:00 pm

tony ingram wrote:I still have one! Can't get ribbons for it, though. These days it's purely decorative.

I had one my grandmother gave me, kept it for years and finally got rid of it exactly because I couldn't get ribbons for it. Was unhappy about that.

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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:57 am

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I still have one! Can't get ribbons for it, though. These days it's purely decorative.

I had one my grandmother gave me, kept it for years and finally got rid of it exactly because I couldn't get ribbons for it. Was unhappy about that.
I'm still hoping that I'll one day stumble across a supply of ribbons in a junk shop somewhere...

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Post by MajorHoy on Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:42 am

tony ingram wrote:
Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I still have one! Can't get ribbons for it, though. These days it's purely decorative.

I had one my grandmother gave me, kept it for years and finally got rid of it exactly because I couldn't get ribbons for it. Was unhappy about that.
I'm still hoping that I'll one day stumble across a supply of ribbons in a junk shop somewhere...
What would you blokes refer to as "garage sales" / "yard sales" / "tag sales" over there?

(The terms are used over here when people just decide to take a bunch of items they no longer need / want and sell them off in their garage, or maybe in their yard or driveway. This was way before eBay.)

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:43 am

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I still have one! Can't get ribbons for it, though. These days it's purely decorative.

I had one my grandmother gave me, kept it for years and finally got rid of it exactly because I couldn't get ribbons for it. Was unhappy about that.
I'm still hoping that I'll one day stumble across a supply of ribbons in a junk shop somewhere...
What would you blokes refer to as "garage sales" / "yard sales" / "tag sales" over there?

(The terms are used over here when people just decide to take a bunch of items they no longer need / want and sell them off in their garage, or maybe in their yard or driveway. This was way before eBay.)
"Jumble sale"

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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:32 am

Or a car boot sale.

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Post by Mbast1 on Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:04 pm

tony ingram wrote:I'm still hoping that I'll one day stumble across a supply of ribbons in a junk shop somewhere...

These might be of interest:

http://www.instructables.com/answers/How-does-one-re-ink-a-typewriter-type-ribbon/

http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-restoration.html

http://munk.org/typecast/2013/10/23/using-wd-40-to-bring-an-old-typewriter-ribbon-back-to-life/

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:12 pm

Mbast1 wrote:
tony ingram wrote:I'm still hoping that I'll one day stumble across a supply of ribbons in a junk shop somewhere...

These might be of interest:

http://www.instructables.com/answers/How-does-one-re-ink-a-typewriter-type-ribbon/

http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-restoration.html

http://munk.org/typecast/2013/10/23/using-wd-40-to-bring-an-old-typewriter-ribbon-back-to-life/
Thanks! I've just dragged my old Brother typrewriter out of the loft and tried it out, and it still works! I think it's been up there for about eight years!

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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:59 pm

tony ingram wrote:Thanks! I've just dragged my old Brother typrewriter out of the loft and tried it out, and it still works! I think it's been up there for about eight years!
Only eight? Rolling Eyes

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:02 pm

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:Thanks! I've just dragged my old Brother typrewriter out of the loft and tried it out, and it still works! I think it's been up there for about eight years!
Only eight? Rolling Eyes
I'm certain I was still using it in 2006. I think I was still producing an old fashioned cut and paste fanzine at that point.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:49 pm

I want a go on your typewriter!

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:55 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:I want a go on your typewriter!
You may have one, any time you like.

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