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Ghost Dawg

Ghost Dog-The Way of The Samurai is one of my favourite films, and I would say one of the ten best films of the 1990s. One of the things I love about it most is the extraordinary music score by The RZA from Wu-Tang Clan. The soundtrack album was disappointing though, it’s good but more of an ‘inspired by the film’ affair. Not what I wanted!

I recently discovered that RZA’s score for the film was available in Japan, so I ordered it on import. It was expensive, and took forever to arrive, but it was worth it. I’m listening to it non-stop, (apart from a little Calexico here and there) I find it hugely inspiring and it’s without question my favourite soundtrack album ever. A masterpiece.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue_UDHH-EzY

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In the next few days I’ll be starting to upload some of my comic strips, starting with Mothman About The House.

The first few are strips I did for Gary Wilkinson’s great comic B+B, but after that they’ll be all new material.

So keep an eye out for the shadowy Mothman…

Here’s a rather good review of the festival. It mentions me on the scriptwriting panel too!

http://www.hi-arts.co.uk/Default.aspx.LocID-hianewnfj.RefLocID-hiacg5005.Lang-EN.htm

Dennis!Dennis!

Over the weekend of February 2nd and 3rd I was the at The Highlands International Comic Expo in Inverness, it was a great event. Organised by Vicky Stonebridge and Richmond Clements, it was the first event of it’s kind ever to be held in the north of Scotland.

It was a fair hike on the train for me, six hours each way roughly, but the scenery on the way through the Highlands is breathtaking. As is Inverness itself. On saturday morning I saw a huge seal swimming in the river, not far from the town centre.

Unfortunately the weather was pretty grim, and some of the guests, including Alan Grant, didn’t make it. Which resulted in me standing in on the scriptwriting panel alongside writer Al Ewing and artist Declan Shalvey. Naturally we were inspirational and insightful!

I created a new mini-comic just for the event to give away to people, and because I wanted to support Vicky and Rich in their crazy endeavour. Nessie Vs Dracula it’s called, and to my astonishment all the copies I took along were gone by 2.00 on saturday afternoon. I had to make a mailing list for people who still wanted a copy. In it’s own small way this shows what a success Hi-Ex was. There were so many kids, and people who hadn’t been to a con before. The atmosphere was wonderful. Hi-Ex 2009 has been announced, I’m looking forward to it already.

So hello to everyone I saw at the weekend, and thanks to anyone who bought one of my comics. You’re the best!

http://www.hi-ex.co.uk/

Hello!

Blimey I’ve got a blog! My name is Ben Clark, and I create my own comics. I write and draw my own daft mini comics and also write scripts for various other small press publications. I’m going to be using this to upload my comic strips, keep people informed on what I’m up to, and of course talk a lot of rubbish about anything and everything!

I’m extra new to this so bear with me while I figure it out!

cheers,

Ben

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