Countdown to Lawgiver MkII – Guest spotlight – Jock


Jock, in the centre of this picture courtesy of Michael Carroll (left to right 2000AD PR Michael Molcher, DC & Marvel’s Chris Burnham, Jock, Michael Carroll & Henry Flint – taken at SDCC), is one of the great line-up of Guests at Lawgiver MkII, Hilton Doubletree, Bristol, Bank Holiday Monday 25th May. Tickets available from Eventbrite. Do take a look at Jock’s website. Continue reading

Poldark hits halfway point tomorrow – spoiler free

Seamus poldarkPoldark
BBC 1 Sundays 21:00

First Episode first aired on 8th March 2015


Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark
Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza
Heida Reed as Elizabeth Chenoweth
Kyle Soller as Francis Poldark

Based om the books by Winston Graham

I wrote about this series before it started mostly because my friends from Atkinson Action Horses had supplied the horses, trainers, stunt riders and extras. One of their horses, Seamus, gets quite a lot of screen time as Ross Poldark’s horse.

I did the same with Jamaica Inn last year and spent half the time pointing at the screen naming the horses I could see. I keep getting distracted by the story with this series, not that I didn’t enjoy Jamaica Inn. Continue reading

NEW READERS Start Here – 2000AD ‘Jump On’ Prog 1924 – spoiler light (preview pages)

1924 cover2000AD Prog 1924

Published in the UK by Rebellion

Subscription release
Saturday 28th March 2015

General release in print & digital
Wednesday 1st April 2015
Available in all good stockists, 2000AD iOS App & 2000AD Shop

Genre – Sci-Fi

Here’s the line-up for this Prog, this is a ‘Jump On’ point. All the stories are Part 1 of multipart stories and the balance is planned tyo help new readers have an ideal place to start reading 2000AD. Obviously it is also a good way for lapsed readers to slip in unnoticed.

1924 contents

Tharg obviously sings the praises of a ‘Jump On’ Prog and also points out that there are plenty of other great 2000AD products out there, including the Judge Dredd Mega Collection published in partnership with Hachette Partworks. Continue reading

Who will win the Easter Tournament at Royal Armouries?

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Royal Armouries Leeds
Good Friday 3rd April to Easter Monday 6th April 2015
Shows twice daily 12:00 & 15:00

Tickets Available from Royal Armouries
Friday to Sunday:
Adults £6 per show or £10 for all day.
Children/Concessions £4 per show or £5 per day.
Adults £8 per show or £14 for all day.
Children/Concessions £6 per show or £10 per day.

The Tournament is drawing closer and the Jousters are all announced.

There are two competitions this year, Individual and Team, there is also a mass melee on horse. More details about all of this below and if anything changes or if anything new comes to light I will let you know. Continue reading

Countdown to Lawgiver MkII – Guest spotlight – Nick Percival

PanelPanelNick Percival, artist, will be a Guest at Lawgiver MkII, Hilton Doubletree, Bristol, Bank Holiday Monday 25th May. Tickets available from Eventbrite. Do take a look at Nick’s website.

Nick Percival was a Guest at the first Lawgiver convention in May 2014, he is in the centre on the picture heading this article, I don’t know who took the picture, I borrowed it from the write-up of the event on the Cellar of Dredd run by John Burdis who is one of our official uniformed Judges (attendees are encouraged to come in Judge Uniform or as Perps, Citizens if they want to dress for the occasion but it is optional).

I ran the panel that this photo was taken during, it was cunningly called ‘The How to Draw a Panel Panel’. All three artists, from left to right Pete Doherty, Nick & David Roach, will be at Lawgiver MkII.

Nick Percival is a professional artist and is known for not only his Judge Dredd work but also for various comics and as a concept artist. Many of his comic fans might not know that Nick is also a writer and CG Animation Director.
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2000AD/Dredd Get Togethers March & April

1917 JD2As promised I’m continuing to bring meet-ups of 2000A|D and/or Dredd fans around the country. I’ll mention International meet-ups too if I hear of them. If you run a meet-up, are planning on attending a meet-up or just know of one feel free to get in touch so I can help you Spread the Word (or Spread the Dredd).

The art headlining this article is from the recent Judge Dredd story Dark Justice that ran from the 100 page bumper issue Prog 2015 in December to the regular Prog 1921 last week (11 issues), story by John Wagner and art by Greg Staples.

There are three events that I am aware of at the moment, the soonest is TOMORROW, Saturday 14th March. Continue reading

2000AD Digital 1st – Red Seas Books 1 & 2 (preview pages)

Red Seas

Red Sweas Bk1 coverRed Sweas Bk2 coverBook 1
Under the Banner of King death

Book 2
Fire Across the Deep

Script: Ian Edginton
Art: Steve Yeowell
Letterers Annie Parkhouse, Ellie De Ville

Available in digital from: 2000 AD webshop, 2000 AD iPad app, 2000 AD Android app

This is the first time a full series of a 2000AD story has premiered as a Digital Edition. This book is available world wide from 11th March 2015 on iOs and Android Aps as well as from the 2000AD Webshop in either CBZ or PDF format. 2000AD are dedicated to giving the best service they can with Digital comics, read more in am article I wrote in January about 2000AD’s expanding Digital Services

This is the full series, start to finish, in two books. Jack Dancer leads a motley crew through adventures in this world, the next and a few others in between and off to the side. The stories include Demons, Dieties, Sir Issac Newton and a two-headed dog called Erebus.

Full contents and credits follow a few preview pages below the review. Continue reading

Let Your 2000AD Hero Protect your Mobile, E-reader, Tablet & Laptop

Szinz12000AD have announced they have teamed up with Diabloskinz, the UK’s number one mobile device skin manufacturer. They will be producing a range of Skins, Decals and Cases for a wide range of devices.

Characters available will include such fan favourites as Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, Rogue Trooper.

Michael Molcher, Head of PR for 2000AD, said:

“Judge Dredd and a galaxy of characters from the legendary 2000 AD are coming to a brand new range of skins and cases!

Fans will be able to customise their devices with some of the greatest art from almost 40 years of 2000 AD, with the first raft of designs featuring work from such industry legends as Jock, Dean Ormston, Frazer Irving, Greg Staples, Ian Gibson, Cliff Robinson and more!”

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New Bad Company story by Milligan/Dayglo/McCarthy coming to 2000AD 30th September 2015

BC1 Bad Company was created by Peter Milligan, Brett Ewins and Jim McCarthy and premiered in Prog 500 in December 1986. Based loosely on an idea from John Wagner and Alan Grant that was set aside Bad Company told the story of Danny Franks, an everyman entering the mad world of Kano and his unit of soldiers in their battle against their alien enemy, the Krool. Continue reading

The Epic Generator – Financing options for Independent Movies

Epic GeneratorThe Epic Generator is a new site that intends to raise money for independent films. Their prime intererst will, I believe, by Science Fiction and Horror.

It is early days at the moment and there is no Website as such, just a Facebook Page. I think the group are based in Argentina, I am not sure who is running it. I was alerted to its existence by the Jotar, an Argentine Comic Artist who is involved in the Daemonium web series – check out his Daemonium webcomic. Continue reading