Saturday, 26 March 2011

Sisters of Grud 2

Unlike the first Ezquerra tribute strip which I basically scribbled on the back of an envelope (and Steve rightly ignored my panel layouts for), I approached Sisters of Grud using my usual writing method. I had the idea for a Necropolis mini-sequel which I plotted, then wrote breakdowns for before doing the full script. It seems to work well as a pastiche of 90s Wagner but I know it's not really Dredd. He's a character only Wagner can write.

The art is lovely reflecting the respect Steve has for Carlos, but also his potential to step up to 2000AD duties himself. The letters are by Nikki Foxrobot, the first time she's worked on one of my scripts and I very much hope not the last!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sisters of Grud 1

Here's two pages of lovely Judge Dredd artwork by Steve:

The script was by me and we originally intended it for inclusion in the second Carlos Ezquerra tribute comic (now apparently delayed or cancelled). I'll post the lettered version next week unless anyone tells me not to in the meantime.

Oh, and whilst we're on the subject of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, I've contributed a script to the fan offshoot Zarjaz! which is due to appear in the July issue. It's been illustrated by the highly talented David Frankum and the collaboration went so well we've already embarked on a second project together!

Check out David's website for further info and a teaser image.