Judgement Day

Thank you for visiting The Shadow Gallery. Now it's your turn to tell me what you think of it so far...

It gets pretty lonely up here on this soap box with no evidence of an audience, so please feel free to applaud or heckle. I would love to know what you think of the comics I have written about, and what I have said about them - or tell me about what you have been reading. If you would rather I didn't publish your letter, you can always write to me privately, but I hope you will want to add to the discussion and write something in this visitors' book.

This is what earlier visitors have written:

As an Angoumoisin (people who live in Angoulême) I'm very proud that you talk about my hometown on your website. But there's one thing I'd like to say: the rue Hergé (previously known as rue Marengo) is not the main street of Angoulême. It can be considered as one of the main streets , the street where the CNBDI is can be considered also as one of them.

Oh Woe... Oh Woe... Oh Woe...
As well as being a dedicated Perisherophile, I am a quizmaster and one of the great quiz questions of all time has been dumped in the great black hole of disappearing questions. One used to be able to ask in a quiz...
Question: "What do you NEVER see in the Perishers?"
Answer: "An adult"
A few weeks ago - horror of horrors - an adult appeared in The Perishers for the first time. The teacher of Wellington's class.
Yours in tragic horror, Brian

Brian Timmins <brianrtim@yahoo.com>
Penzance, Cornwall - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 12:15:36 (GMT)

speaking of wellington boot ... how about the borribles?
dispatx <oliver@dispatx.com>
Spain - Friday, August 27, 2004 at 23:46:34 (GMT)

A year ago and before (approximately) you could find virtually nothing about "The Perishers" on the Web. Now thanks to you and others including Maurice Dodd, we have several... wonderful.

Way back in the mid 90s I purchased (at a charity auction) a sequence of the Perishers originals involving just Wellington and Boot taking a nature ramble. They were originally published in the Daily Mirror on four successive days, some time in the late 70s - I *THINK* 78. I could find out exactly by taking them out of their frame but they are well sealed and unless essential I don't really want to do that.

Anyway I have done four digital pictures of them and will send them to you to your private address. I would be pleased to see them on your website - there should not be any trouble about copyright since I own the originals.

Best regards and keep up the work on The Perishers page,

Brian Timmins>

Penzance, UK - Monday, July 5, 2004 at 16:10:13 (GMT)

Primroses and crocusses reveal their delicate charmsIn fact, when you buy an original piece of artwork, you don't buy the right to publish it, and I didn't feel that the "fair use... purposes of review" exemption which covers the images used on this site would justify the publication of Brian's Perishers strips. But I was very grateful to him for sending them me, and enjoyed the incongruity of Wellington's rhapsodic enjoyment of nature and his habitual semi-derelict urban landscape. And, like Brian, I have been delighted by the recent swell of interest in this wonderful strip.

In the end, I decided to post a single frame in celebration of this second spring of the Perishers: one in which Wellington rejoices in the primroses and crocusses among the scrap car parts.

Hi all, Just passing through. Came across you off a link on another site. Nice site. Regards Stephanie www.opencollege.info
Stephanie <steph@opencollege.info >
Birmingham , UK - Sunday, March 7, 2004 at 19:12:20 (GMT)

Hi Jean,
I've had a butchers through your site and will mail you my results when I get some free time. Thanks for reading my column in "Illuminations".
~ Colin

Colin (Colin's Search Dot Com) <unclesquid@totalise.co.uk>

Colchester/Essex, UK - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 22:34:13 (BST)

Thank you for your page on "The Perishers". This was always the first page I read in the Mirror. The anticipation of the "Eyeballs In The Sky" or "Wellington's Bithday" was felt for weeks.

Thailand - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 7:0:59 (BST)

This web pge is very cool I will try to get other friends to visit this websight.
Kayla B <KBkid11>

Independence, UK - Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 22:54:43 (GMT)

Thought I'd go and have a look at the Guest Book to see if anyone had added anything since last time I looked. And they haven't. However, not that I'm suggesting censorship, or anything, I think that taking out:


UK - Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 10:21:5 (GMT)
would be perfectly acceptable. It's not a valid comment because the person hasn't bothered saying which book it is that's crap or indeed why it's crap. And the fact that he or she has chosen to sign it with a pseudonym and not add an email address is another sign of being a totally pointless entity. And, obviously, one who doesn't think, because, let's face it, Silent Bob (apart from being Kevin Smith) is most famous for being, well, silent. If the person (who is probably male, actually...) had any sense (which, let's face it...) he'd have signed himself Jay.

And anyway, all the books you've reviewed on here are excellent!

Stephen <stephen@samarcand.co.uk>

Paris, France - Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at 9:3:29 (GMT)

Thank you for the wonderful review of LAST KISS. By "wonderful" I mean not just that you enjoyed my work and are recommending it to others, but that you discussed it in such an intelligent and insightful way. (Of course, if you like my work then you must be intelligent and insightful--right?)

Reviewing humor (or even humour) is a difficult thing. You either find something funny or you don't. Most reviewers fall into the trap of just retelling a joke and saying, "Ain't that funny?" You made a real effort to go beyond that. In addition, you obviously put a lot of work into laying out an attractive LAST KISS-themed review page. It looks like you even went out and found a copy of one of the old romance comics I use as source material! Now that's dedication.

I'm very happy that my efforts inspired such efforts on your part. Many thanks!

John Lustig <jalustig@aol.com>
Seattle, USA - Sunday, September 30, 2001 at 7:28:17 (BST)

I very rarely get a big comprehensive review like this, and from someone who obviously knows my work all the way back to the beginning. I thank you very much indeed.
Really enjoyed your piece on Voice of the Fire as well. I'm working steadily on my visual adaptation of Snakes and Ladders, another of Alan's magic works which has not been issued on Cd yet. Should be out September/October.

Eddie Campbell < eddie@eddiecampbellcomics.com >

very interesting
Marie Watling

Scarborough, UK - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 15:51:7 (BST)


UK - Wednesday, March 7, 2001 at 10:21:5 (GMT)

I enjoyed your site very much. It was helpful and informative. Thank you!
Back Forward Comics by Will Ferret <badgerlandstudios@yahoo.com>

UK - Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 23:37:50 (GMT)

Liked the essay on The Perishers Jean.
Point of order however, should it not be B.H. Calcutta (failed) rather than B.H. (Calcutta) failed or am i misrembrin agen?
Francis Blake <francis.blake@virgin.net>

London, UK - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 8:6:55 (BST)

This is an awesome site you have up in here. I have actually joined the simplicity of it, giving it a certain motife of an atmosphere. Anyhow, I'd kill for something like this back home, but our town is too advanced for such things, making me one of the people who need to get a real life.........lol!
Jared Ray <Hippie4Life12484>

Butler, USA - Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 4:28:24 (BST)

Great site, I enjoyed it very much.
Feel free to take a look at my site also.
Perhaps we can link each other:
http://members1.chello.nl/~j.lindeman1/bridge.html - (interest/comics)
J&J <verkerkj@yahoo.com>

Ljouwerd, NL - Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 10:49:42 (BST)

I like comics!
Diana Clarke Walking Women

Leamington Spa, UK - Thursday, June 01, 2000 at 18:46:22 (GMT/BST)

Like the site, particularly the Alan Moore/Doonesbury pages. Like you I used to be an X-fan, although my interest didn't long survive John Byrne's departure and I would now experience a gagging sensation if I tried to read any of them (the period was useful: I traded a complete set of Claremont-Byrne X-Men for Cerebus No 1). I have to say I am not impressed by Moore's ABC stuff (except for the League which is wonderful) and Tomorrow Stories I found to be awful.
Martin Crookall

Manchester, UK -

A damn fine web-site! And at last I have worked our where the (book) image comes from - it's a bit of a give-away, using the name of the comic as the title for the page!
Stephen, Samarcand

Hiya cousins - great to hear from you - and what a website! Haven't seen such an exposition on comics before - and there I was thinking they were just for entertainment...
I'm a Doonesbury fan too, and love Steve Bell, both for his cartoons and for If.
Fascinating glimpse of your interests - I'll be in touch directly for more detail on you and the family - how exciting to find more family on the web.
Best regards, Alex Rogers London, UK - (Alex Rogers)

Hi from Neil Jan and Chris here in London
Had a great time particularly impressed by graphics/animation
See you soon -
chris demetri, Neil and Jan < Spootiskerry >

London, UK -

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