Archive entry by Ste Pickford on Sun, 26 Nov 2006
I was really pleased with these control panels at the time, even though they look rubbish now. I loved the idea of high-tech computer-type stuff looking broken and bent, rather than sleek and perfect, and the idea of looking underneath the skin or the surface of something to see the hidden workings below.
I have incredibly vivid memories of those stickers which came free with issue 2 of 2000ad comic, which were little panels of circuitry and wiring which you could stick on your arm to make it look like you were the bionic man and you'd left one of your maintenance panels open by mistake.
Long after the stickers had run out I used to draw little panels of circuitry on my forearm in biro at school, then try to slyly let my shirt slip up my arm in the hope that my school friends would notice and secretly think I was a robot...