2000AD are having a national signing event:
It’s been the cutting edge powerhouse of British comics since 1977 – and now 2000 AD is celebrating 35 years of Thrill-power with its first ever National Signing Event!
Just days before DREDD 3D hits movie screens, on Saturday 1st September six comic book stores in six cities from north to south will play host to a band, nay, a legion of top British comic book talent from the past three and a half decades. From old hands such as Dave Gibbons Simon Bisley to the newest finds such as Al Ewing and Alec Worley, we’ll be celebrating Britain’s greatest export across the nation!
Forbidden Planet stores in London, Bristol, and Birmingham, along with Travelling Man stores in Leeds and Manchester, and the Forbidden Planet store in Edinburgh will be stuffed with artists and writers who have made 2000 AD what it is today.
Legendary writer, and Dredd and Strontium Dog co-creator, John Wagner will be headlining the day with a visit to Manchester and other big names now confirmed include Dave Gibbons (Rogue Trooper, Watchmen), Simon Bisley (Sláine: The Horned God, Lobo), Steve Yeowell (Zenith), Clint Langley (Sláine, ABC Warriors) Dan Abnett (Sinister Dexter, Kingdom), John Higgins (Judge Dredd), D’Israeli (Leviathan), Ian Edginton (Leviathan, Red Seas), and Mark Buckingham (Fables).
More big British names will be announced in the coming weeks – keep an eye on 2000adonline.com for all the latest updates!
OMG! What an absolute nightmare!Something that was supposed to be a quick post has now turned into a week-long mind-drokk! Oh well,t’Internet is finally back on and we’re able to get some work done-no thanks to Sky,arrogant jerks that they are! Rant over,whilst looking through back Progs I realised that although most 2000AD readers are familiar with Clint Langley’s Sláine and A.B.C Warriors,he’s also captured some other 2000AD popular series in his own distinctive style:from top;everybody’s favourite Texas-City outlaw family,the Angel Gang;cover to Prog1400(24Jul’04)featuring A.B.C Warriors,Strontium Dog,Judge Dredd,Caballistics,Inc and of course Tharg;glorious Psi-Judge Anderson from classic thrill,“The Possessed”(Progs468-78,3May-12Jul’86);demonic shenanigans in Caballistics,Inc(Prog1339,7May’03)and finally,those loveable hitmen Sinister/Dexter(Prog1398,14Jul’04)
Here is the 2000AD San Diego timetable:
The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic is heading to the greatest show on Earth with a packed schedule of exclusive signings and panels!
San Diego Comic-Con 2012 will be truly Dredd-ful this year as we celebrate the impending release of DREDD 3D in September. We’ll have top Dredd artist, Jock, all to ourselves, while we’re also entertaining Greg Staples, Pat Mills, and Clint Langley! We’ll also be revealing the details of the new Dredd series with IDW, plus unveiling some exciting news about 2000 AD’s future. All signings take place at Booth 2806, with details of the panels below.
EXCLUSIVE first screening of Dredd, Reading Cinemas Gaslamp on 701 5th Ave., San Diego – 10pm
EXCLUSIVE Jock sketching/signing: 11am – 1pm
Masters of the Web— moderated by Karl Urban, with artists Jock and Greg Staples, the panellists include Mike Sampson (ScreenCrush.com), Jen Yamato (MovieLine.com), Mali Elfman (ScreenCrave.com), Erik Davis (Movies.com), Steve “Frosty” Weintraub (Colider.com), Grae Drake (Fandango.com), Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan Lee), and Edward Douglas (ComingSoon.net), and hosted by John Campea (AMC Theatres). AMC is generously providing free movies passes to all attendees of the panel this year!
Room 24ABC, 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Clint Langley sketching/signing: 11am – 12pm
IDW’s Chris Ryall, Dredd movie concept artist Jock, 2000 AD’s Matt Smith and Ben Smith, and some very special guests join moderator Douglas Wolk to announce the creative team of IDW’s series, talk about the return of the Dark Judges, and much more. Room 8, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
EXCLUSIVE Jock sketching/signing: 2pm – 4pm
Greg Staples sketching/signing: 1pm - 2pm
EXCLUSIVE Jock sketching/signing: 2pm - 4pm
Pat Mills/Clint Langley dual sketching/signing: 11am – 1pm
Judge Dredd 2000 AD #1410
A fine painted cover by Clint Langley which could easily adorn the current progs as Mega-City One circles the drain.
The original art for one of Clint Langley’s fine wraparound covers, this time featuring the Volkhan and his team of Volgan rotters the Mechanoids, from ABC Warriors.
Artist: Clint Langley