Thursday, 24 March 2011

Mayor Ambrose/PJ Maybe by John Higgins

Judge Dredd by John Higgins

Thanks to Jonathan for this.

Judge Dredd by John Higgins

John Higgins is an English artistwriter and colourist, who is probably best known for his colouring work on Watchman and Killing Joke. His first work for 2000ad was providing a cover to prog. 43 and soon after he started getting regular work in 2000ad. He has continued to provide work for 2000ad, Judge Dredd in particular. Letter From a Democrat, Johns second Dredd story, for 2000ad is still possibly the most important one parter in Dredds history. Most recently John has created, written and illustrated Razorjack, which was originally supposed to be part of  Higgins' self-published anthology comic Razorjack, but ended up being published by Com.x as a two-issue comic.

This sketch is provided by John Burdis.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Purity Brown by Bryan Talbot

Another fantastic sketch sent to me by Dave Evans from 1988 when he worked at Odyssey 7.

Hammerstein by Bryan Talbot

Dave Evans sent me this amazing Hammerstein by Bryan Talbot which he got in 1988 when he worked at Odyssey 7.

Luther Arkwright by Bryan Talbot

Bryan Talbot is considered to be the "godfather" of modern British underground comics and is probably best known for The Adventures of Luther Arkwright which was one of the first British graphic novels. He started working for 2000AD in 1983, for which he produced three books of the Nemesis the Warlock with Pat Mills. He will be soon be returning to the pages of  2000ad with a new Dredd story digitally inked and painted by his son, Alwyn Talbot and written by Michael Carroll.
Eric Moore provided this sketch of Luther Arkwright his favourite character of Bryan's work.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Johnny Alpha by Carlos Ezquerra

Another Johnny Alpha by Carlos Ezquerra.

Thanks to Eric "Mangamax"  Moore for e-mailing this to me. 

Johnny Alpha by Carlos Ezquerra

Carlos Ezquerra is Spanish comics artist who works mainly in British comics and is responsible for some of the most important characters in the history of 2000ad. Not only is he the co-creator of both Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog, he has also provided work for Just a Pilgrim, Preacher and The Boys. Carlos is currently recovering from having a cancerous  lung removed and chemotherapy, but this has by no means  stopped him working. 

Thanks to Dave "Bolt-01" Evans for sending me the sketch which he got at the 2003 Dreddcon.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Judge Death by Graeme Neil Reid

Even though Graeme usually prepares all his sketches before the convention, he made an exception and did this fantastic Judge Death for me at Hi-Ex.

Judge Dredd by Graeme Neil Reid

Graeme Neil Reid is a freelance illustrator who has recently done work for both 2000ad, a Terror Tale called and the Menhir, and the Judge Dredd Megazine, Judge Dredd strip The Natural. Graeme has a very distinctive style and always puts a huge amount of effort into this sketches, which he usually dose before the conventions. 
His sketches can also be bought here.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Judge Logan by Colin MacNeil

Colin MacNeil is one of the most highly regarded and well known artists currently working for 2000ad. His work includes Chopper: Song of the Surfer, Shimura: Outcast, Insurrection, Judge Dredd: Tour of Duty and America, which has been regarded by many to be one of the best stories to have ever been in 2000ad.

I met Colin at the 2010 Hi-Ex convention in Inverness and made a request for a Judge Logan, who is known to get injured very often resulting in the occasionally loss of an appendage. Colin usually uses crayons for his sketches which results in this fantastic and highly detailed effect.  I was so impressed with the end result of the sketch that I decided to get it framed and it currently hanging on my wall. So, if you ever see Colin at a convention, definitely ask him for a sketch and also while your there ask him when is he starting his own blog.


If you have come here looking for some short comedy scenes, involving characters from 2000ad then you’re in the wrong place. This blog will be a showcase for the sketches acquired by myself and others, mainly people from the 2000ad forum, from conventions that we have attended over the past few years.

One of the best things about conventions is that you get a chance to flick through other peoples sketch peoples sketch book. I hope that this blog will give you somewhat of the same experience, albeit a digital on.