As you may be aware 2000AD ran a competition at Thought Bubble this year which was described in the programme as follows :
It’s Dragons’ Den meets the Nerve Centre as Tharg the Mighty’s minions slide top talent unearthed from the weekend’s portfolio sessions beneath the searing gaze of his top-name art-droids.
Want to be the next great artist to draw Judge Dredd? Then check out the details below, and take this opportunity to have your art seen by one of the world’s best known publishers by entering the 2000 AD portfolio challenge!
This year we have the ultimate prize – the winner of the portfolio session will get the chance to illustrate a Future Shock in 2000 AD! Join the ranks of the biggest names in British comic books by getting a paid strip from Tharg the Mighty!
Well this year the winner was Tom Foster who will be getting his first 2000AD credit in the new year. Well deserved too. I was lucky enough to check out his portfolio at the event and it was pretty mindblowing. Definitely a name to watch out for in the future.
Normally I’d post a random picture of his, probably from his Deviant Art Site (go have a look btw) but a few years back Tom actually drew a story I wrote in the first anthology pubished by Disconnected Press.
Disconnected Vol 1, those small town stories that don’t make the big city press. Stories that happen on your doorstep, real life with a splinter through it. Stories that are true, even if they never happened.
This first volume is due for digital release fairly soon but the lovely people at Disconnected have given me permission to post up mine and Tom’s story in full. So, here’s a freebie to check out Tom’s awesome sequential work. And yeah, I will now be telling EVERYONE I’ve had stuff drawn by an official 2000AD droid
In a first for 2000 AD, the comic book sequel tie-in to the cult hit and DVD/Blu-Ray smash DREDD is now available to order as a one-shot US-format 32-page comic through Diamond Distribution.
Aside from being the only official comic book tie-in to the DREDD movie, starring Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby, this is also the first ever US-format comic book direct from 2000 AD.
Underbelly is an experimental foray for the legendary British comics publisher in US-format comics specifically for the North American market.
Brought to you by Seattle-based writer Arthur Wyatt and fan favourite artist Henry Flint, DREDD: Underbelly picks up a year after the movie with Judge Dredd and Judge Anderson investigating a gruesome mass grave – could this be linked to a new drug that has flooded into the blocks of Mega-City One after the fall of the Ma-Ma clan?
DREDD: Underbelly is out in January with an order cut-off date of 10th December 2013. It will also be available day-and-date digitally from the 2000 AD webshop, as well as on Kindle Fire, Nook, and the 2000 AD iPad app.
Most of you will have read this already but for those who just pick up the progs not the megs this is a very cool chance to get the whole thing collected. Hoping to post up a review in the next few days.
Oh, and thanks to Matt McDonagh who also gave us a heads up about this one via the website contact form. Much appreciated!
The guys at Rebellion have been good enough to send us a list of their current 2014 publishing schedule. Rather than just flood the site with these I thought I’d post up one a day, so first up….
This Friday, Sci Fi are pleased to present a presentation by Sci Fi Author/Comic Book writer Michael Carroll! He will be giving a presentation on his work followed by a Q+A Session which is sure to interest any science fiction/comic book fans!
Michael Carroll is an Irish writer of novels and short stories for adults and children. He is best known for his series of superhero novels The New Heroes and his romantic fiction under the name Jaye Carroll.
He has contributed to Judge Dredd magazine and 2000AD Comics amongst other things.
More information can be found on his website here:
Above all taken from the Science Fiction society for Trinity College Dublin Facebook Page
(Below all taken from their Facebook Page)
The Official Brit-Cit Justice Department website and forum are now fully operational!
If you want to see what the Judges of 2000 AD
and Dredd are up to, then look here. All our patrols for 2014 are being
discussed (with new ones being added) and if you feel like building or
buying a Judge uniform, then the links and people are here to help.
See you on the streets!