Heritage, Research……If there are two words to sum up the vision of Russ Gater and Daniel Savory, these two are probably the best. We decided it’d be nice to find out more. Russ kindly answered our questions in Issue 8 of Proper, back in early 2009.
Medical research. I bet if you think of those two words together you think of those “botched” trials from a few years ago when that blokes head swelled to the size of a beach ball. And then his hands fell off, in true Garth Marenghi fashion.
s you may or may not know I (Neil) am very fond of graphic novels,usually ones that have a factual narrative and are ideally based around a war of some sort. So just thought I’d give you a heads up on my latest find, actually it was more of a present than a find (thanks love). Having read all ten volumes of the brilliant Hiroshima survivor ‘Barefoot Gen’, I’d since experienced something of a lull in decent comics for grown-ups.
We’ve fielded quite a few requests for Issue 9 recently but it has sold out, we don’t even have a spare copy for ourselves. We’re planning a ‘Best Of’ featuring the good stuff from issues 1-9 in 2011 but in the meantime we thought we’d whet your appetite with a little snippet of our interview with the chap behind Superdenim in Issue 9, released in late summer 2010.
It might have been a bit more topical mentioning Psychoville a couple of months back when the Halloween special was on. But this is all about festive funnies…
Since Mark has got you nicely warmed up with some comedy gold, I’m going to attempt to batter you into submission with some of my favourite moments of mirth….
Ok, so it’s not Christmas yet and it’s cool to pretend you’re really annoyed how everyone is going on about baubles and presents and fucking….other shit. But if you’re being a misery guts ahead of Baby Jesus’ birthday we’ve come up with a few youtube clips we thought might break your cynical resolve.
We’ve been doing this magazine thing for almost 5 years now. It seems like yesterday that we were hastily stapling copies together in the spare room at Proper Towers, but having made an extra effort to improve things this last 12 months, the new and improved version of our “little fanzine” has come of age.
Avid readers of Proper will remember our interview with Russ Gater from Heritage Research in Issue 8 of the magazine. We’ve kept a keen and appreciative eye on everything they’ve done since, and while we always write about stuff we’re into, Heritage Research gear is stuff we’re really, really into.