Some of the biggest artists in comic books got their break at the legendary award-winning 2000 AD – and you could be joining them! Our art competition – 2000 AD Art Stars – is your chance to get into the pages of 2000 AD AND get paid for it!

Star Scans have been a staple of 2000 AD since its earliest days: single-image pin-ups of the greatest characters in the galaxy, from Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog to Dan Dare and Rogue Trooper, drawn by some of the best artists in comics from Brian Bolland and Dave Gibbons to Jock and Liam Sharp!

Every few months, we give artistic Earthlets the chance to submit Star Scan pin-ups based on 2000 AD characters – and the winner, chosen by the editorial team at 2000 AD, will be published in a future edition of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. PLUS they’ll be paid for their art!

Check out the previous winners Mark MontagueEv Shipard, Chris Skinner, and Dan Chase!

After we announce a new theme, would-be art droids can submit their entries and our editor will then choose their favourite image for publication. Plus, two runners-up will be chosen and receive zarjaz 2000 AD graphic novels! This is your chance to follow in the footsteps of some of comics’ greatest artistic talents and, who knows, maybe break into the industry yourself!

The new theme for the 2000 AD Art Stars competition is JUDGE DEATH!

Created by John Wagner and Brian Bolland, and first appearing in 1980, Judge Death was instantly iconic – a perverse, gothic inversion of the appearance of the Judges from a dimension where life itself has been declared a crime. A favourite of heavy metal bands everywhere, the unkillable Death and his associates – Judge Fire, Judge Fear, and Judge Mortis – have cut multiple murderous swathes through Mega-City One, but each time Judge Dredd and Psi Judge Anderson has been able to stop their nefarious plans!

The deadline for entries is 9pm GMT on Friday 24th January 2020!

Please carefully read the terms and conditions below and submit your entry by emailing

For more on Judge Death, check out the 2000 AD ABC episode on the Dark Judges:

Follow the competition as we feature selected entries on 2000 AD’s social media at:

Don’t forget – 2000 AD’s normal open sequential art submissions process is open until 1 March 2020.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Entries must be sent by 9pm GMT on date of stated deadline.
  • Entries must be in JPG, TIFF or PNG format – PDF and GIF will not be accepted.
  • All entries will be judged by editorial staff at 2000 AD.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • Entries that do not fit the theme will not be considered.
  • Entries must not include the use of licensed characters from outside of those owned by Rebellion/2000 AD.
  • Entries must not include nudity or sexualised imagery.
  • Entries must not bear any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead – i.e. no celebrity likenesses.
  • A maximum of THREE entries per person will be permitted. In the event of more than three being sent, only the first three will be considered by the judges.
  • All entries must be 300dpi resolution and with a maximum file size of 10MB.
  • The winning entry will be published as a ‘Star Scan’ in a forthcoming edition of 2000 AD, the date to be decided by editorial.
  • In order for their entry to be published in 2000 AD and to receive payment, the winner must sign a standard contract with 2000 AD/Rebellion.
  • Entries may be selected to feature on 2000 AD’s social media accounts with due named credit. Due to the volume of entries, there is no guarantee an image will be shared on social media.
  • Non-winning entries will not be used by 2000 AD and will be deleted from Rebellion’s servers as soon as a winner is chosen (selected images will remain on social media but can be removed upon request). Artwork remains the property of artists but copyright of characters remains with Rebellion.
  • Entries will not be considered from professional artists currently or having previously worked in the comic book industry, as adjudicated by 2000 AD.
  • Please respect the droids – spam or aggressive/threatening emails or messages will result in any entry being removed from the competition and the sender banned from future competitions.
  • All characters are ™ Rebellion 2000 AD Ltd, © Rebellion 2000 AD Ltd, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.