Stunning portrayals of classic 2000AD characters by another super Scottish artist,Graeme Neil Reid.
From top:sexy Sauron,Tyranny Rex;everyone’s favourite mutant,(without claws!)Johnny Alpha and that G.I guy,Rogue Trooper.
You can also check out Reid,Alex Ronald and a plethora of unreasonably talented Scottish artists on the splendid Scotch Corner blog.Ye ken?
Judge Dredd by droid Graeme Neil Reid.
The always brilliant Graeme Neil Ried gives us Mean Machine fightin’ the weather!
This came up when I googled “Kommandant”
Drawn by Graeme Neil Reid, an artist who would go on to become a droid and draw Dredd as one of his first gigs at 2000 AD.
Graeme Neil Reid presents another ink sketch:
More sketching and because its for a comic convention I always fall back on my old favourites, I love drawing Judge Death but then who wouldn’t?
I’ve mentioned comic convention and of course its way late in the day to mention which one and not just for the fact that I’m slow to do so. The Glasgow Comic Con is this Saturday (18th) at the Mackintosh Church, Arts & Heritage Centre and if you wanted to go and didn’t buy a ticket in advance then its too late as it has been sold out for a few weeks. So I guess if you are going then I hope you’ll come and say hello and maybe buy a sketch, a piece of art or a sketchbook (at the very least come say hi).
Graeme Neil Reid is keeping with the Rogue Trooper theme in his recent sketches:
Couldn’t resist drawing a closer profile picture of the genetic infantryman, probably the best rendition of him I’ve produced so far.
Graeme Neil Reid has been sketching and this time its Rogue Trooper:
Found some time to get back doing a few ink sketches which is handy as I’ve a few conventions and appearances lined up so I will have something to sell. I’ve only ever draw Rogue Trooper once before but he’s such a great character that I’d like to get a hang of finding my version of him. One of my favourite short stories was ‘Hats off to Helm’ where Rogue encounters some Nort Pillboxes and Helm offers to take the brunt of a grenade explosion to save Rogue. Only two issues long but wonderfully drawn by the legend Cam Kennedy.
Back in 1987 the seventh part of the Judge Dredd epic ‘Oz’ featured the first appearance of the Judda who look like Judge Dredd drawn by Jack Kirby really. Artist Brendan McCarthy brought these crazy looking clone Judges to life and I couldn’t believe me eyes when I first saw them. ‘Oz’ was a long story and it had a wide selection of artists working on it, thankfully Brendan seemed to cover most of the issues that involved the Judda, in fact I think Will Simpson was the only other artist to draw them in the strip (although John Higgins did some amazing covers featuring them) and he did a great job but it lacked the flare and imagination that Brendan added. I’d have loved to seen Cam Kennedy’s take on them.
I couldn’t resist having a go a drawing one after re-reading ‘Oz’ the other week, I enjoyed it so much I drew another one. One of the great things about the Judda is that they have no set uniform so any crazy over the top Judge uniform is fine, well as long as you don’t forget to give them massive boots and a ‘power staff/rod/thingy’.
Thanks to ECBT 2000AD for the tip.