Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Judge Dredd by Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is probably best known to most of us for providing the art for the first published Judge Dredd story.  
Judge Dredd was created for 2000ad in 1977 by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra, but problems in pre-publication led to both creators walking out, and the first published story was written by Peter Harris and Pat Mills, and drawn by the inexperienced and young artist, Mike McMahon. Mike was chosen by Pat Mills, who was editor at the time, because he could do a passable imitation of Ezquerra's style, but the more he drew the more his own style emerged. Before long he became one of the character's most regular artists.
Mike has also provided art for characters such as Sláine and ABC Warriors, and the mini-series The Last American.

Thanks to Jonathan for this.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Sláine by Mike Collins

Mike Collins is a comic book artist and writer, from Wales. In the mid to late 1980's, Mike both wrote and drew strips for the UK division of Marvel Comics, including Spider-Man, Transformers, Dr. Who and Zoids. He also worked for 2000ad drawing Judge Dredd, Sláine and Rogue Trooper, as well as writing several Future Shocks
In 2001 Mick wrote and designed the first ever Welsh language graphic novel Mabinogi in association with Cartwyn Cymru.

Thanks to Dave Evans for sending me this.

Judge Anderson by Brian Bolland and Gary Martin

Judge Anderson sketch, with original pencils by Brian Bolland  and inks by Gary Martin, who also expanded on the sketch. 

Thanks to Matthew Ellis for sending me this sketch.