2000ad Design-bot @pyeparr has been hunting through the Nerve Centre archives, and has just struck thrill-powered gold! Here’s the original film for the 90s logo.
Based on David Pugh’s original “Battle Of Clontarf” sequence,-where Slaine and arch-foe Elfric first meet-it was apparently good enough to get him through the doors at 2000AD.Can’t argue with that,always liked the Harrison droid’s art and this is no exception!
Original from “Time Killer”(Progs411-34,30Mar-7Sep’85)
As mentioned before Simon “S.B” Davis looks set to be the new artist on Warped Warrior,Slaine,so Forum member Albion scored a great coup by getting this sketch from the Davis droid at last year’s Thought Bubble con in Leeds.
Good work Earthlet-nice Slaine,too!
Fascinating and somewhat amusing look from 1993 at the early career of some of the biggest names in comicdom,including the biggest of all-Tharg the Mighty!
- Obviously this guy needs no introduction(although we have updated his slightly embarrassing profile photo!)and perhaps his tastes may have varied a little,but this exalted alien still edits the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic every week-some things never change!
- Art droid Brett Ewins was responsible for developing some of 2000AD’s best-loved characters,also creating Bad Company and 1990’s pop culture phenomenon,the magazine Deadline.
- Script droid Mark Millar wrote many early ’90s series including Big Dave,Canon Fodder,Maniac Five and Red Razors,going on to pen such big name US titles as Kick Ass,Wanted and Marvel’s Ultimates.
- Script droid Grant Morrison like Millar cut his teeth on the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic,writing dozens of Future Shocks and one-offs,as well as Big Dave,Really and Truly,Janus Psi-Division and the outstanding Zenith.Morrison is now one of the most sought-after authors in comics,as well as crafting The Invisibles and The Filth he is also regular scribe for the World’s Greatest Detectiveand the Man Of Steel!
- Art droid Greg Staples is another 2000AD success story,having drawn some stunning series in the weekly Prog,including Judge Dredd,Slaine,Tales of Telguuth and others.However,Staples is now best known for his dazzling covers and concept art.
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Iconic book cover for the first reprint of Judge Death (collected by Titan Books,1987), illustrated by the fabulous Brian Bolland.
Skillful rendering from UK artist Jolyon B. Yates.(Lego Ninjago)
The Gronkinator Gets Gronked!
The once timid,metal-eating,furry little alien known as The Gronk,former medic to Strontium Dog,Johnny Alpha has a change of heartses after evil scientists set homicidal robotic versions of himself on him and his friends,in Return of The Gronk(Progs817-24,9Jan-27Feb’93).Script:Garth Ennis
Brilliant cover(Prog817,9Jan’93)and designs by former art droid,Nigel Dobbyn