Friday, 23 January 2009
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Wednesday, 19 September 2007
10:30am - 11:00am
BBC Radio 4
Phill Jupitus tells the story of 2000AD. Over the past 30 years, the weekly British comic's distinctive visions of the future have shaped the imaginations of a generation of young readers. Its dark and gritty tales, often set in a near future of post-apocalyptic urban decay, have changed the tone of science fiction.
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
If not then you may not know that it was made in to a film in 1990, although the film was called 'Hardware'. The British Horror Films website has a small feature on the story which you can find by following the link and other links to the original story.
British Horror Films: Hardware
British Horror Films: Shok!
The Official 2000 AD website: Shok! [free to read online]
Friday, 6 July 2007
Thursday, 28 June 2007
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Its being released chapter by chapter each week so you'll be able to read the whole book and not pay a penny, its only going to be available for a limited time so click on the link and see what its all about. I'm presently working my way through the hardback and so far its very good.
Monday, 11 June 2007
Rufus, himself has appeared inside the pages of 2000 AD and on the cover and represents some of the biggest names that have worked for the Nerve Centre.
Besides selling artwork for other artists Rufus is presently working on such things as Tank Girl & Metal Gear Solid but if you pop along to his MySpace page you can see his blog and fantastic art.
Origins: Buy Now.
Reviews from Prog 1304 way back in August 2002 through to the latest Prog. The Megazine reviews starting with Megazine 201 from January 2003 and host of other related titles reviewed. Collections like the recently released and one of my fave Graphic Novel from the Nerve Centre this year, XTinct. In fact it'd be easier to take a peek than for me to keep listing things and if looking isn't enough it has its own forum where you can discuss anything to do with Tharg, his droids and publications.
Its provisional line up is taken from PJ's Blog in his own words.
The Tallyman by Gordon Rennie, 1999
This marks the start of my long standing collaboration and friendship with Gordon. First appeared in Violent #1.
Bertie’s Backyard Bomber by Paul Glasswell, March 2004
A goofy cartoony strip in a style that I’ve never used before or since. Drawn for ‘Solar Wind’.
Broken Claw by Stu Taylor, October 2004
First printed in Neo #1 – we had big plans for ‘Broken Claw’ but we ended up doing a year long run of ‘Nanas ‘n’ Custard’ for Toxic! Instead. Relettered for this collection.
The Adventures of Rogue’s Secret Other Biochip Buddy by Gordon Rennie. c2002
Born out of a stupid conversation between Gordon and I, never intended to for print and drawn after Gordon had started Rogue but before I had.
Horror by Kieron Gillen, September 2006
Drawn for a horror anthology, relettered for this collection. Keiron is unnaturally fond of the pigs in this strip. It scares me.
Dark Judge Wedgie by Gordon Rennie, March 2003
Another daft Gordon strip, Dark Judge Wedgie, one imagines, is the Dark Judge that the others try to ignore and don’t tell when they’re going on inter-dimensional jumps.
Stripped Bare by Jaspre Bark, c2004
Written by Jaspre to accompany a series of articles he was doing for a fiction magazine I enjoyed the crammed detail (and now that I look again, it’s not unlike the Bertie strip previously mentioned, hmmmm…)
Face Rot, c2005, and Rebel Strip, February 2006
Origin of Face Rot unknown, the Rebel strip was written and drawn by me as part of a series of webstrips I’d decided to do for my website, wherein I would do a page a day. I lasted for two or three months and drew around 60 strips.
Bulldog: Forgetful Snow by Jason Cobley, March 2003
I’m fond of the delicate inking on this and there are some nice faces. Also, that’s my little brother Luke on the last page.
Strontium Dog: The Day the Dog Died by Kelt, March 2003
Posted to the alt.comics.2000ad by Kelt, this silly one page spoof was too funny not to draw. So I did.
Cages by Nick Brownlow Four page call of chtulu style strip for RPG magazine the Black Seal.
Tell him Logan sent you.
Sunday, 10 June 2007
First4Figures also produced the Rogue Trooper statue that appeared at last years Comic Festival in Bristol.
Expect pictures and preorder details to start to appear after ComicCon.
Wednesday, 6 June 2007
Thirty Years of Thrill-Power!
For over three decades one British comic has defined a generation: 2000 AD. From humble and rocky beginings to its current position as the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, Thrill-Power Overload charts the incredible history of this ground-breaking weekly. With exclusive interviews, hundreds of illustrations and rarely-seen artwork, former 2000 AD editor David Bishop guides the reader through three decades of action, adventure, excitement and the occasional editorial nightmare! Told by the people who were there, this is the definitive history of the comic that launched a thousand talents.
Includes bonus comic strip and comprehensive index
Although advertised at £34.99 its up on Amazon for £23.10 and should be out very soon.
For more info on the gestation of the book take look at David Bishop's Thrill-Power Overload Blog.
Thursday, 10 May 2007
A very good Spanish fan fim trailer for the Horned God based on the visuals of Simon Bisley
The image on the left is the cover to Prog 626 for more of Simon's 2000 AD work take a look at his profile page.
Monday, 23 April 2007
Wednesday, 11 April 2007
My favourite being the one with the Biotronic stickers from Prog 2.
Based on an suggestion from Craig at Silver Bullets & in association with Rebellion they'll have a LIVE Charity Art Auction at the show which they are calling the 2030 AD Art Auction.
As part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Dredd and Co. They have some of the classic 2000AD Art Droids creating their favourite 2000AD heroes but with the twist of "what if they had aged that 30 years" ?
Dave Gibbons, Alan Davis, John Burns, Jock, Ian Gibson, Mark Buckingham, Bryan Talbot, Mike Collins, PJ Holden and Carlos Ezquerra are busy working on their sketches, with special previews of the art appearing on the Comic Expo site and in 2000AD. It'll be totally unique and only available at the Bristol International Comic Expo in support of Bullying.co.uk.
There's an article about them on a Blog called 'Bear Alley' so click the link to read the feature and see some of the artwork for the cards.
There's also a page of John Wagner's script from the project as well.
Tuesday, 10 April 2007
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Monday, 9 April 2007
Its April 2007 and I'm considering what to do on those long cold winter months to idle away the time. I suppose I could do something productive, or join a group or expand my limited mental capacity by doing an adult education course but no, none of these noble causes will do instead I'm going to waste my winter months writing my thoughts on the Galaxies Greatest Comic 2000 AD, starting at Prog 1 and working my way through them one Prog at a time.
This mammoth task I do for my own pleasure and if anyone stumbles across it then feel free to scorn upon my weak writing or reviewing abilities.