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Friday, 3 February 2012
Happy Birthday, 2000AD! From art droid Rufus Dayglo
I’m working on my new creator owned series Solid Gold Death Mask, which you’ll be able to get free from the website, solidgolddeathmask.com/, so bookmark it now!
I’m also drawing Judge Dredd for 2000AD, working on The Unwritten for Vertigo (DC Comics), and designing 2000AD toys for 3A Toys.
First memory of 2000AD?
It was one of the first comics I read…. I loved Ramon Sola’s Flesh strip, and later Mick McMahon’s Judge Dredd, and Carlos Ezquerra’s Strontium Dog. It completely informed my opinion of comics, and art!
Favourite Character or Story?
Judge Dredd, the first comic character I wanted to draw.
Sooner or Later, and Swifty’s Return, for Brendan McCarty and Jamie Hewlett’s excellent art, and Pete Milligan’s script.
Bad Company, Future war, monsters, and Ewins and Milligan at their best.
Flesh… you're reading it, they’re eating it! Ramon Sola doing what he does best, Killer Dinosaurs and ripped up cowboys.
What do you like most about the 2000AD?
The diversity, and inconsistency, and the chances they’ve taken …on series, artists, and writers. It's got so many worlds, and creators can play with them all.
What would you most like to see in 2000AD as it heads to its Forties?
Online, weekly episodes, to download, and custom printable Trade Paper Backs from the archives… (You picking the content from the vast library, like buying an ipod collection)
Do you have an anecdote you'd like to share about your experience of Tharg and his minions?
Brett Ewins and I started working on a short prequel to Bad Company, I’d still love to finish it…