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Sunday, 18 November 2018

Policy Police:Rebranding. A 10th Anniversary Special

The 20th November is the 10th Anniversary of the first Policy Police episode. It needed to be marked in some way.

I was so overwhelmed with happiness at the Organisation's demise, that I was no longer able to draw on the Well of Grumpiness that fed the Policy Police. And the story went into hibernation. But recently a friend showed me an outline treatment for a movie she wants to make, and there, in the middle, was a character who reminded me so much of Faren Gosman that I had to get involved.

But I know diddly squat about movie scripts, so I'm now half way through an 80-page comic book of the story. Which helps with the script. I tell myself anyway. It amuses and sometimes delights my friend anyway, which is good enough, really.

In the meantime, as an anniversary present, here's a little side story that brings the Policy Police world into alignment with the movie world. The comic-book-of-the movie-that's-yet-to-be-made will appear at some point. But the timing etc is my friend's call. It's her story, after all.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Back drawing comics again. Advance warning.

I'm in the process of writing/drawing another story, and I'll point to that from here when I can. There is a kind of Policy Police link, too. But more of that anon.

I thought I'd just do a post here about these guys who are helping me out with the drawing.

Infinitely more patient than regular humans, and more human than the wooden people you can get. I bought them second hand off a well-known auction site, and they are most certainly bootleg versions of Figma Archetype figures. They are pretty good for bootlegs. I'd say the finish is not brilliant and they had been put together wrong, but with a bit of tweaking they suit my purpose.

They are around about 1/12 scale and the photo shows them with a wonderfully mundane retro office desk and chair by Hasegawa. Just the sort of thing the Policy Police would have in their office.

Anyway. These guys help a lot. Though he's built like a boxer and she's built like a distance runner, they are enough like regular folks to get by. I find I have to regularly shave off some of his bulk in the drawing and occasionally make her body shorter, but it's easily done.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Policy Police: Return of the Repossessed all on SmackJeeves

Really enjoyed putting this all into comic-book format. I'd completely gotten out of doing comics, so it was nice to do this stuff again. I'd forgotten large chunks of the stories, so had some surprises, too. The Buster story gave me a real sense of deja vu. I thought, "Oh, I was at that meeting." I must have used my notes from the various meetings, so though the names have changed, these things were really said.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Policy Police: Rapid Response all done

....and Return of the Repossessed all done save the epilogue on Smack Jeeves. Re-done all the links through from STORIES tab above. Tho' I think I ought to link straight to SJ from the main heading. Can't remember if I've done that. Will check.

I guess I'll upload the epilogue for Return tomorrow and that'll mean all the old Policy Police stories are now re-housed.

The reason I spotted that all this had gone awry is cuz a friend was working on something completely different and I saw some parallels. But then I wasn't able to show anything. Luckily I'd got some old print copies to hand, and sent them snail-mail. But anyhow. I am now inspired again. Mainly to help my friend and her project. But I've also written a short PP script that I'll try and work it up over coming months.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Policy Police 3 beginning to reappear

This one is going to take a little more time. I only did a couple of episodes in book format, so rather than resurrect the old slide shows, I'll re-release this one episode by episode as I get it done. It'll be fun for me, too cuz I can't remember what happens.

Find the story here

I think I'll release the rapid response stories bit-by-bit in parallel. Just because I can.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Policy Police 2: Up Close and Personalised - now hosted on smackjeeves

Here's the second story all done.

Because this is the book format you get the special Bonus chapter at the end which I don't think I've published online previously.

Task now is to work on PP3 I think, then the stand-alone stories that I collected in Rapid Response. May take me a number of days.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Policy Police: Reaching the LEARNER. Back again

Discovered a couple of days ago that all the links to the Policy Police comics were broken. Andd frankly I can't remember where I had them hosted. So I've decided to upload all the book-format comics on to Smack Jeeves, and then re-do all the links so that they point to those.

So I've got the first comic uploaded. Here.

More to follow. I've got Up Close ready so will maybe upload that tomorrow. But now I'll try and update the links in the STORIES bit