I hope, if you were a fellow fan, you see a favourite of your own here too…
|1977, art by Don Lawrence and Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd) - the first copy I read|
|1977, art by Evi|
|1978, art by Dave Gibbons|
|1978, art by Mike McMahon|
|1978, art by Kevin O'Neill|
|1979, art by Carlos Ezquerra|
|1980, art by Brian Bolland|
|1980, art by Massimo Bellardinelli|
|1981, art by Brian Bolland|
|1981, art by Dave Gibbons|
|wraparound cover art by Carlos Ezquerra, 1980|
David (Dave) Gibbons was born in London on 14th April 1949. Self-taught, he began working for IPC Media as a letterer and worked on 2000AD from Prog 1. He drew the first twenty-four episodes of Harlem’s Heroes and was a prolific contributor beyond that, co-creating Rogue Trooper with Gerry Finley-Day. Perhaps best known for co-creating Watchmen with Alan Moore, he also featured in photographs as superhero Big E, the editor of the short-lived Tornado comic (itself merged in 2000AD after 22 issues - I wrote about it here).
Mick McMahon is a British artist who worked on the first Judge Dredd strip in Prog 2 (co-creators John Wagner & Carlos Ezquerra had both walked away because of a dispute) and is credited with creating the ‘bigboots and crumpled clothes’ that have characterised him since. He drew the bulk of the first Dredd serial, The Cursed Earth, sharing episodes with Brian Bolland (their styles were radically different), then worked on Ro-Busters, ABC Warriors, The Judge Child and Sláine.
|wraparound cover art by Kevin O'Neill, 1986|
|wraparound cover art by Brian Bolland, 1981|