A Christmas card box-set for today’s post;some of the best U.K professional artists,household names and small-press novices,but crazy Christmas capers all!
2nd row,left:the incomparable Chris Weston adds some typical black humour,to a white Mega-City One Crimbo scene.
Middle,left:U.K artist,Matt Soffe draws Ro-Jaws having a party in his favourite hang-out;the sewers!
Middle,right:All I want for Christmas is my frontal lobe! Another of Britain’s shining lights in comicdom,the highly original,Boo Cook drawing possibly the scariest of all Santas,the war-hardened barely sane,patchwork,tortured behemoth and leader of Bad Company,Kano;-just don’t ask to look in his little,black box!!
Bottom row,left:Der Happy Stick-mas! Partners-in-crime-stopping,out of time Viking,Wulf Sternhammer,with bounty hunter,Strontium Dog(S/D)the legend and reluctant hero Johnny Alpha.By the terrific Mike Collins
We Wish You A Happy Shrapnel! Bottom,right:Final A.B.C Warrior,now deceased,Happy Shrapnel does a great if somewhat gruff,Santa!From letterer/artist,Jim Campbell.
Last month’s(November)2000AD Online art competition threw up some fantastic entries:
Above top:third place,Mark Chilcott's ace Sláine vs A.B.C Warriors.
Below left:second place,Jon Taylor's civilised chinwag between Nemesis the Warlock and Judge Dredd!
Below right:Tharg's choice,Dredd and A.B.C Warrior,Mongrol's meeting is not quite so cordial!from artist/lettererJim Campbell.
“Alien Showdown”,by Jim Campbell on DeviantArt.
Now this would have been the alien “mother of all battles”-two extremely powerful beings,Nemesis the Warlock and the mysterious Shakara,weapon of vengeance-throwing down,no-holds barred,until death.
Nemesis would win,but against Cinnabar Brenneka,creator of Shakara and last of the Shakaran race,well that’s a different matter…!
Taking a break from the pages of 2000AD,Kev Walker moved over to the Judge Dredd Megazine where he made his writing debut,along with letterer Jim Campbell,on co-creation The Inspectre.
Also handling the art duties,Kev Walker's The Inspectre tells the tale of a Kazan-era,Psi-Korps Judge who rebels against the mad War Marshal and is thrown into a gulag.
Rescued from his nightmarish prison,Victor Zadek fitted with psi-dampening implants is reinstated as a Judge to help in the rebuilding of a city from the ruins of East Meg One.
An entertaining read for first time writing credits,The Inspectre ran for 11 episodes from Megazine3.23-3.33(1Nov’96-1Sep’97).