Concept art by co-creator Ian Gibson for Alan Moore’s seminal,The Ballad Of Halo Jones and
Below:Tribute art by other 2000AD stars,Duncan Fegredo and
Bottom:Simon Fraser,featuring supporting characters, best friend Rodice and Toby the robot dog.
Outstanding Hammerstein of the A.B.C Warriors by 2000AD’s Simon Fraser.
Although not normally associated with the Warriors,on this merit,I would love to see him do a series.
Taken from the superior Scottish artists initiative,Scotch Corner blog.
Here is the finished collaborative illustration of Judge Dredd by artists Simon Fraser and George O’Connor.
Well-choke-here it is…the final Nikolai Dante cover(Prog1791,11Jul’12)to the last ever episode appropriately drawn with shades of twilight by co-creator and,along with Robbie Morrison,chief contributor to the mythos of Dante,Simon Fraser.
Thanks go out to both creators for picking out a jewel from amongst a glut of inferior stories and characters,during an uncharacteristic slump in the mid-90’s weekly Prog.
It has been a truly remarkable standard of quality entertainment from a strip running regularly for 15 years.
A raising of the blade to Messrs. Morrison and Fraser,concealing a definite tear in the eye..From the roguish,young scamp to the war-weary veteran and on to the elder statesman,
A strong end to a powerful series, now everyone needs to go back to the start and re-read it.
Cast and crew(from l-r:Lulu Romanov,Viktor Romanov,Nikolai Dante,Katarina Dante,Elena Kurakin)cover art(Prog1735,25May’11)by co-creator Simon Fraser.
On seized pirate ship the Marauder,Nikolai Dante readies his small band of revolutionary leaders to attack power-mad autocrat,Dmitri Romanov.
But is everybody on board with Dante’s plan?
“Bad Blood”;script:Robbie Morrison;art:Simon Fraser
Poignant cover art(Prog1685,19May’10)from the blog of Nikolai Dante co-creator Simon Fraser.
In the midst of a restless dream,Dante remembers past loves until he comes across a woman he doesn’t recognise.They begin fighting alongside each other,whilst she tells him what an honour it had been to do so,before fading away..we realise the mysterious woman was his Weapons Crest.
Dante awakes in an army field hospital next to a wounded Elena Kurakin with the Crest burned from his arm,forever destroyed.
The truly moving end to “Heroes Be Damned”.
(Book X,“Hero of the Revolution”;script:Robbie Morrison;art:Simon Fraser)
Romantic cover(Prog1679,7Apr’10)from Nikolai Dante creator,Simon Fraser.
Tsar Vladimir the Conqueror is finally overthrown,can Nikolai Dante and Jena Makarov be together at last?
“Heroes be Damned”;script:Robbie Morrison;art:Simon Fraser.(Book X,“Hero of the Revolution”)
Terrific ensemble cover(Prog1729,1Apr’09)from Simon Fraser’s Posterous blog.
Nikolai Dante has escaped from the Tsar’s Fortress Cheka,with the help of true love,Tsarina Jena Makarov.
Now the couple are raising an “Army of Thieves and Whores” to overthrow Jena’s father,Tsar Vladimir.
“An Army of Thieves and Whores”;script:Robbie Morrison;art:Simon Fraser(Book IX,“Amerika”)
Super cover art(Prog1592,25Jul’08)from Simon Fraser’s excellent blog.
After another civil war that tore the country apart,Amerika was weakened enough for Tsar
Vladimir to occupy the continent.
Promising to bring about economic reform and democratic elections when stability returned,unsurprisingly the Tsar never fulfilled his pledge.
Ever since there has been much civil disturbance and so-called terrorist campaigns.
Now Nikolai Dante accompanied by Tsar’s daughter Jena Makarov have been sent to Amerika to try and bring an an end to the unrest.
(Book IX,“Amerika”;script:Robbie Morrison;art:Simon Fraser)