Interview with fan favourite art droid, Tom Foster on the Working Comics Podcast!
Luke hasn’t had a rant for quite a while, he’s had a bit to drink and his ill informed opinions and hasty assumptions will enthrall and entertain.
Hey! Let’s debate!
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
Patrick Goddard, one of 2000 AD’s favourite artists and currently working on Savage has been producing some excellent sketches over the month of Inktober. Well, now it’s your turn to own one, which is great news for those not able to attend conventions.
These sketches are of various characters from the comics world and this is his first batch, so make sure to follow him either on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to see when his next batch go on sale as well.
Here’s the link to his ebay page, which you can follow as well to get notifications of when he places art up for sale.
Turn and Face The Strange
Creator Droid John Smith : A Selective Bibliography
By Luke Williams
With his seeming recent excision from the Prog and the the Meg on two of his most significant creations, Luke takes a look at the work of the enigma that is cult script droid John Smith and comes over all wibbly and fanboyey’
From Rebellion Publishing comes the omnibus of the second year of Judge Dredd fighting crime on the streets of Mega-City One.
You may already have the first two stories on Kindle by Michael Carroll and Matt Smith but this collection adds the new story by Cavan Scott. Buy it on Kindle or physical form, so it looks rather resplendent on your shelves.