Thursday, 24 March 2011
John Higgins is an English artist, writer 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
Friday, 11 March 2011
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.
Saturday, 5 March 2011
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
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.