Johnny is still in a bit of a dark place, but Durham Red comes along and provides a bit of light (and sauce). But that doesn’t last very long, and soon Johnny’s life becomes even more turbulent. Not to mention terminal. Coupled with creator changes, both visible and behind the scene the series comes unstuck.
Interview with fan favourite art droid, Tom Foster on the Working Comics Podcast!
Simon Davis is the current artist on Slaine and he has brought his own wonderful style into the pages of 2000 AD. He’s been a stalwart of the prog for many years but has seemingly found his home with Slaine. Action packed pages, with stunning beautiful scenery and detailed expressions on all the characters faces.
Now many people don’t know this but after every prog comes out, he then puts those pages up for sale and at an unbelievably affordable price. £120 for a single page and you guessed it £240 for a double page splash. Covers, he puts the price on those as and when and those are obviously more expensive.
Here are a few of his pages from what he has left but hurry, as you wouldn’t want to miss out on some artwork from a member of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Here’s a link to his Facebook page where you can contact him and inquire about which page you would like, as the ones on here may already be gone! If you are not on Facebook, do not worry, open the link and you will see his email address, top left under his profile picture.
The talented 2000 AD art droid Lee Carter has a painted Dredd sketch up for sale on eBay at the moment and if you follow the link, then you will see a couple of other A3 sketches as well, Dredd on his Lawmaster on both.
As we have said before, you don’t usually get such sized sketches and these will look pretty good framed up, so get your bid in for a chance to own one of these beauties.
From January 2004 to January 2005 those lucky commuters heading into London could grab new Judge Dredd tales to read on their way into the capital, for ‘free’. How? We hear you say, well, it was very easy, just pick up a copy of The Metro, as these tales were inside each copy.
These strips were written by David Bishop, Gordon Rennie, Simon Spurrier, Jamie Boardman and Tharg the Mighty. The art duties were shared between Inaki Miranda, Steve Roberts and Andy Clarke. The colourist Eva De La Cruz worked on the Inaki Miranda stories and the letterer on all the strips was Simon Parr.
The stories came in 5 part strips with one part revealed each weekday. Since then, many have been reprinted in the Judge Dredd Megazine, from issue 218 for a limited time. If only Rebellion would reprint these in paper form, even if it was in some sort of floppy, then all would be good with the world.
Here’s a small selection of those tales for you to enjoy and don’t forget to pester Tharg to publish these!
GANGS OF MEGA-CITY ONE
CODE 99 RED
BALLS OF FIRE
LARD OF THE RING