40 Years of Thrill-power Festival: The Look of 2000 AD panel

Designers Pye Parr and Rian Hughes, and letterers Annie Parkhouse and Simon Bowland reveal what goes on behind-the-scenes at 2000 AD

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In February 2017, 2000 AD celebrated four decades of cutting edge comics at the 40 Years of Thrill-power Festival in London and we are proud to give you a front row seat for panels with some of the best creators in comics today...

Writers and artists may grab the headlines, but letterers and designers have always been a fundamental part of what makes 2000 AD what it is. Host Tom Muller goes behind-the-scenes with former lead designer Pye Parr, veteran letterer Annie Parkhouse, former designer and artist Rian Hughes, and letterer Simon Bowland to discuss the often overlooked arts of lettering and designing the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, from the old days of paste and scalpels to modern desktop computers.

Watch more videos from 2000 AD's fortieth birthday event on the 2000 AD YouTube channel!

Hear more from Annie Parkhouse and Simon Bowland on The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast: The Invisible Art of Comic Book Lettering