SILENCE! #304

June 3rd, 2022

I CAN THINK OF NO WHERE I WOULD RATHER BE, READING MORNING PAPERS, DRINKING MORNING TEA

No blurb this week as we’re all swarming around the centre of the hive, desperately hoping to mate with the Queen.

As we all know, some weeks are longer than other weeks and it really has been a particularly long week since last week’s episode.  Despite this and even though The Beast Must Die has covid we still managed a pod like particularly brave soldiers.

Soldier Gary Lactus sliced his thumb quite badly but still managed to get to Who Am I Now, the exhibition of paintings by Glyn Dillon.

Soldier The Beast Must Die saw Doctor Strange: Marble Madness!. He didn’t like it and on the podcast he doesn’t like it for a long time. Delicious!

Let’s go now to Reviewniverse, with Captain Britain, Light Brigade, Statics and Omege The Unknown of course.

Seeing us out it’s a reckymend of Paul O’Connell and Rhys Wooten‘s No Garnish podcast and The Beast Must Die’s experience at Steve Walsh’s Memorial.

Farewell, friends.


 

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This edition of SILENCE! is proudly sponsored by the greatest comics shop on the planet, DAVE’S COMICS of Brighton. It’s also sponsored the greatest comics shop on the planet GOSH! Comics of London.

The cult film podcast with Mat Colegate (aka Lord Nuneaton Savage) & Dan White (aka The Beast Must Die).

The Savage Beast no.21: Wizards of Gore

In this latest episode we’re discussing a topic very near ot our collective heart – GORE! In a truly epic episode, we’re discussing a whole plethora of visceral treats and filmic grue, based around the following newly minted cateGOREies:

  • Kinder-Gore
  • Devastating gore
  • Fist-pump Gore
  • Surreal Gore
  • Transform-a-Gore

Check out The Savage Beast tumblr, for some visual accompaniment to the discussion: https://savagebeastpodcast.tumblr.com/

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SILENCE! #303

April 13th, 2022

OH MOTHER DEAR WE SADLY FEAR THAT WE HAVE SOILED OUR MITTENS

Another week, another blurb. People often ask, “Hey! How do you keep your blurbs so fresh and new, week in, week out? It’s amazing! You’re amazing! How can I be like you?”. Well, we here at SILENCE! Blurb Inc. are tired of this question. So tired in fact that we’re now offering our SILENCE! Blurb Writing Masterclass. Learn from the best to realise your potential in the lucrative field of Blubcraft. Packed with high profile contributions from Todd Carty on how to find inspiration, Danny Dyer on the impact of brevity and Neil Gaiman on the power of blurbs. Send your £500 to the usual address.

The tired dads return and Gary’s been selling off parts of his collection! Both Gary Lactus and The Beast Must Die have been guesting on Shelf Dust Presents The War EffortThe Beast has been enjoying Paul Morley’s biography of Tony Wilson and the surprisingly heavy inclusion of Kieron Gillen therein.  There’s a non-review of The Eternals and chitter-chatter regarding the SILENCE! Juniors’ emergent relationship with super heroes and Gary’s quest for space.

Sadmin.  The tragic loss of Steve Walsh and Garry Leach.

The chaps pick themselves up with the exciting birth of Dark and Golden and the peculiar pleasure of comics speculation.

Off, down and away into The Reviewniverse with Mek Memoirs, Kamen Rider, The X-Cellent, Orphan and the Five Beasts, Step By Bloody Step, a comic called Uncanny X-Men and The Sharkfighters of course.

Then with a yawn we learn that Fraser Geesin will be at the Brighton Illustration Fair on Sunday 1st May, The Beast went to the London Comic Mart and that finding your own comics for sale secondhand really makes you feel like you’ve made it.


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You can support us using Patreon if you like.

This edition of SILENCE! is proudly sponsored by the greatest comics shop on the planet, DAVE’S COMICS of Brighton. It’s also sponsored the greatest comics shop on the planet GOSH! Comics of London.

The cult film podcast with Mat Colegate (aka Lord Nuneaton Savage) & Dan White (aka The Beast Must Die).

The Savage Beast no.20: Man Vs Nature

In this latest episode we take a look at a selection of films looking at the eternal conflict between mankind and that big green mother that’s red in tooth and claw, nature. Films discussed include

  • Rituals (Peter Carter, 1977)
  • The Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston, 1978)
  • Wild Beasts (Franco E Prosperi, 1984)
  • Hold The Dark (Jeremy Saulnier, 2018)

Check out The Savage Beast tumblr, for some visual accompaniment to the discussion: https://savagebeastpodcast.tumblr.com/

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SILENCE! #302

February 23rd, 2022

LET’S GO TO MISTERLAND, THE LAND OF MAGIC

You have passed the final test. Welcome… to TEAM BASTARD FORCE!  We are an elite team of men, dedicated to protecting the patriarchy at any cost!  Over there is The Ab, whose might always makes right!  This is the mysterious Explaino!  Who knows where from where his opinions hail but they are always right.  Be careful now, don’t get too close to the surly Incedible Sulk, who can slowly crush any opponent’s will to live.  I am your heroic leader, Mister Right.  I sit on my all-powerful Testosterthrone and direct proceedings.  Now, new recruit, I am entrusting you with the highest responsibility a man can shoulder… you shall be… PROTECTOR OF THE BLURB!!!

YOU WANT A PODCAST WHERE TWO PALS TALK ABOUT COMICS AND CHILDREN’S BOOKS FRO THE 70s IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS OVER THREE NONCONSECUTIVE DAYS?!  YOU GOT A PODCAST WHERE TWO PALS TALK ABOUT COMICS AND CHILDREN’S BOOKS FRO THE 70s IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS OVER THREE NONCONSECUTIVE DAYS!!

The men kick off with a couple of separate pond adventures and some mourning over Ian Kennedy and Neighbours.

Into the reviewniverse with Dave Cooper’s Mud Bite, A Walk Through Hell, Good Boy Magazine, Grendel: Devil’s Odyssey, Hannah Berry’s Livestock and Deathlok of course!

The Beast Must Die gets the telling-off from Pat Mills that comes to everyone in time.

Then it’s time for the brand new podcast-within-a-podcast, Men On Men.  This week, Gary Lactus and The Beast Must Die look at the first two Mr. Men books, Mr. Tickle and Mr. Greedy.

See you next week!

 

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@thebeastmustdie

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You can support us using Patreon if you like.

This edition of SILENCE! is proudly sponsored by the greatest comics shop on the planet, DAVE’S COMICS of Brighton. It’s also sponsored the greatest comics shop on the planet GOSH! Comics of London.

FUTURE CRIMES #1

February 2nd, 2022

If the plague era has taught us anything it’s that the power of raw delusion should not be underestimated.  With Future Crimes #1 we set out to prove that anything can be a holiday if you’re suitably alienated from yourself.

  • In Personal Development, we explore how being grilled by your boss can be a gateway to conspiracy!
  • In Your New Bookshelf: A Lover’s Guide, we explore the previously underappreciated erotic potential of mass produced domesticity!
  • In Return to the Borderlands, ex examine the distances you can travel just to get a peak at the back of your own head!

If theme isn’t your thing, Future Crimes #1 also hosts a brief outbreak of poetry and a previously unseen page by Leith-based artist and spirit wrangler Shaky Ghost, who will return with a full strip in issue #2!

UK readers can buy the print edition here, and anyone who’s interested can download a free PDF copy here!

KIND WORDS FROM HANDSOME STRANGERS…

“Inventive, impressive, and surreal” – BrodyQuixote

“Fantastic and surreal chap book” – Garry Mac

“Would you describe it as Ballardian? And would you say some of the stories took place a liminal space?  Jesus Christ David, did your mother not teach you shame?”The Hitsville boys

PREVIEWS AFTER THE JUMP!

SILENCE! #301

January 27th, 2022

I’M GOING TO FAST! I GOT NO BREAKS ON MY ROLLER SKATES!

Hi, come this way, that’s right, just through here.  Now, our first exhibit is this collection of bricks.  As you can see there’s five in total.  Two of them are the same and one of them is made of latex.  That’s right! It’s a stunt brick!  Then over here we have a wooden duck painted like Superman, right next to this wide-necked plastic bottle with some piss in it.  Well that’s it.  I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour of the Museum of Gary Lactus.  Oh, I almost forgot, here we have a classic blurb written by the human disappointment himself.

Two men!  One pod!  Some saucy innuendo!  Some sentences ending in exclamation marks!  After a break, Gary Lactus and The Beast Must Die reacquaint themselves with a bit of chat about Douglas Noble and pal’s A Pocket Chiller series, not doing comedy and an imaginary space battle between billionaires.

Then it’s off to a bumper Reviewniverse with Simon Hanselmann’s Crisis ZoneJack Teagle’s Collected Madness, Fight! and Teagle Comics, Cinema Purgatorio, Nick Edwards’ It Had To Be You, Doctor Tom Brent – Young Intern, Battle, Walls’ Chill, Sean Azzopardi, Orphan and the Five Beasts, Mr. Men and Battle Action Force of course.

Then it’s away but not before you are urged to buy John McRea’s stuff to help him through a pretty devastating bout of long covid.

See you next week!

@frasergeesin

@thebeastmustdie

[email protected]

You can support us using Patreon if you like.

This edition of SILENCE! is proudly sponsored by the greatest comics shop on the planet, DAVE’S COMICS of Brighton. It’s also sponsored the greatest comics shop on the planet GOSH! Comics of London.

The SAVAGE BEAST podcast no.19

January 21st, 2022

The cult film podcast with Mat Colegate (aka Lord Nuneaton Savage) & Dan White (aka The Beast Must Die).

The Savage Beast no.19: Bring on the Bad Guys

In this latest episode we take a look at some of our favourite filmic villains.  This time we’re taking a look at a whole heap of films, through the prism of  four character archetypes:

  • The Bully
  • The Pillar of Society
  • The Bad Place
  • The Corrupted Idealist
  • The Disruptor

Check out The Savage Beast tumblr, for some visual accompaniment to the discussion: https://savagebeastpodcast.tumblr.com/

Follow us on Twitter @SavBeastPod

 

The cult film podcast with Mat Colegate (aka Lord Nuneaton Savage) & Dan White (aka The Beast Must Die).

The Savage Beast: Get Stuffed!

In this special overfull post-Christmas episode, we look at a selection of films we’ve been gorging on over the festive period. Films discussed include:

  • 50/50 (Charles Martin Smith, 1992)
  • Branded to Kill (Seijun Suzuki, 1967)
  • The Harder They Fall (Jeymes Samuel, 2021)
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Kevnin Reynolds, 1991)
  • The Blood on Satan’s Claw (Piers Haggard, 1971)
  • Black Christmas (Sophia Takal, 2019)
  • The Empty Man (David Prior, 2020)
  • Predator 2 (Stephen Hopkins, 1990)
  • Last Train to Christmas (Julian Kemp, 2021)
  • Jake Speed (Andrew Lane, 1986)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
  • Gremlins (Joe Dante, 1984)

Check out The Savage Beast tumblr, for some visual accompaniment to the discussion: https://savagebeastpodcast.tumblr.com/

Follow us on Twitter @SavBeastPod