Impressive painted cover for the latest prog by Simon Davis, marking the return of The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael (And The Dead Left In His Wake) by Rob Williams and Dom Reardon.
Ichabod Azrael is returning with Peter Doherty’s colouring skills joining Rob Williams’ words and Dom Reardon’s art.
Well said Frank.
Something we all should take to heart.
Don’t forget to visit Tharg’s thrill stall at Kapow:
2000 AD is going Kapow! this weekend as the droids descend on the London convention.
Held at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London for a second year, the event taking place on 19th and 20th May will be veritably throbbing with Thrill-power thanks to our booth filled with books and merchandise, plus portfolio reviews and a very exclusive competition.
The special Mastermind quiz, live on stage from 1pm in the Gallery Hall, will quiz super-fans on their 2000 AD knowledge. The prize? A chance to edit an issue at the 2000 AD office and be Tharg for a day! Contestants will be drawn from the Kapow! audience. After the winner has claimed victory, top creators Peter Milligan, Andy Diggle, Jock, Simon Spurrier, Chris Weston, and Rob Williams will be talking 2000 AD and answering questions.
Portfolio reviews with Tharg’s Underling-in-Chief, Matt Smith, will take place on Saturday, with portfolios selected in the morning and the review session taking place in the afternoon.
And there will of course be the 2000 AD booth, which will be selling our latest Progs and graphic novels, as well as T-shirts and a VERY LIMITED supply of the new Judge Dredd and Judge Death pint mugs!
Comics Bulletin review all the FCBD offerings, including 2000AD’s and they liked it:
The British sense of humor is the greatest sense of humor in the world, sod you America, and hurray for 2000AD. YEAH. I’m putting that out there. Feel offended, you guys. The offering this year comes in the form of a mini-magazine, compiling a few of the stronger characters from the past few years and getting top-notch writers like Al Ewing and Rob Williams to write them. Both writers create the standout stories from the issue, with Williams’ Ichabod Azrael western story a particular delight. There’s not only a devilish sense of humor through all these stories — which is compounded by the adverts, which are just as much fun in some cases — but a sense of meanness you just don’t get in American comics. The writers are free to do whatever cruel things they want to their characters, and create unfair landscapes for these genre-driven pieces to inherit. It’s a great advert for 2000AD as a whole, with a new intro from original Judge Dreddcreator John Wagner and interesting stories. Also there’s a black-and-white Alan Moore story at the back, if that’s the sort of thing you like.
A reminder that today is FCBD and the 2000AD offering has a new Dredd story. Here is the breakdown from Comic Vine:
Cover: Jock (Judge Dredd - Zombo - Ichabod Azrael)
Backcover poster: Chris Weston (the cast of 2000AD)
- Judge Dredd - On the Job (all new story) (John Wagner - Rufus Dayglo)
- The Grievous Journey of Ichabod Azrael (and the Dead left in is Wake) (part 1) (reprint from 2000AD prog 1677) (Rob Williams - Dom Reardon)
- Zombo - The Day the Zombo Died (part 1) (reprint from 2000AD prog 1740) (Al Ewing - Henry Flint)
- Ro-Busters - Bax the Burner (reprint from 2000AD Annual 1982) (Alan Moore - Steve Dillon)
- Tharg’s Future Shocks - Whatever Happened to the Green Pedestrian Palm? (reprint from 2000AD annual Prog 2010) (script/art: Chris Weston)
Droids PJ Holden and Rob Williams get into the Dark Judges swing of things with this one page glimpse behind the scenes. PJ has given us some background:
I used to love drawing stupid one page comic strips – mostly evolving out of stupid conversations with various writers, or off the back of me asking people to write idiotic one pagers, they were always fun and varied. But, time moves on and I drew the last of that type of thing in about 2006.
Happily, though, following a stupid conversation with Rob Williams, I’ve done another one, (which Rob wrote) and here it is:
Cover art in progress for the MEGACITY UNDERCOVER 2 trade paper back cover!