2000 AD Covers Uncovered brings us the background behind the cover to prog 1750 (in shops this Wednesday - you will want this issue):
So hows that for an amazing cover? Greg Staples, the coolest of cover artists, pays homage to Banksy, the coolest street artists, in his first wraparound 2000AD cover.
Greg says “I said it would be nice to do a wraparound cover as I haven’t done one for 2000ad before and I think the rough idea came from seeing a Banksey illustration. I just thought if anyone should catch Banksey at it then its Dredd.” Hmmmm, I wonder if Marlon Shakespeare is a descendant of the mysterious artist.
The cover also features a shady Thrill merchant, peddling the galaxy’s greatest comic! Greg continues “I also like the idea of 2000ad being banned and there’s a back alley you could find a dealer!”
Reaction to the cover since its’ release on Bleeding Cool has been overwhelmingly positive though it has spawned one or two questions. Firstly, with regards to production, “It’s not digital as a few people have asked but a rather large original painting which I handed over to the Nerve Centre. I felt an original painting was well over due as everything is digital right now.”