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TC Eglington and Simon Davis ‘Thistlebone’ signing announced

To celebrate the release of the second collection of chilling folk horror series THISTLEBONE, creators TC Eglington and Simon Davis will be signing at Gosh Comics in London on Saturday 14 May from 1-2pm.

Described by A Field in England director Ben Wheatley as “folk horror that will burrow under your skin”, Thistlebone is a sinister slow-burn of a series set in contemporary Britain, where the survivor of a bizarre woodland cult struggles to find answers to what happened to her.

It’s been over a year since journalist Seema Chaudry accompanied survivor Avril Easton back to the village of Harrowvale, the site of her terrifying experiences at the hands of the worshippers led by Jasper Hillman, a crazed occult cult that believed in the ancient woodland deity known only as Thistlebone.Intended as a cathartic experience, both women were changed forever by what they were confronted with. In the process of researching for a book on the Thistlebone legend, Seema believes much of it centres around one man — Malcolm Kinniburgh.

The hardcover collection of Thistlebone: Poisoned Roots is out on 11 May and is available to pre-order now.

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Garth Ennis to head up BATTLE ACTION signings in June

Writer Garth Ennis will head up two special signing events in the UK to mark the direct market release of the Battle Action Special from Rebellion Publishing.

The 96-page hardcover special (Diamond code: APR221759) lands in comic book stores in June in the UK and July in North America. It features seven brand new stories – all written by Ennis, the mind behind The BoysPreacher, and war comics such as The Stringbags and Sara  – reviving some of the most popular strips from the groundbreaking and highly influential Battle and Action comics from the 1970s.

Ennis will be joined by just some of his collaborators on this landmark hardcover, which captures the spirit and action of the originals that helped change the comic book industry forever.

Ennis, veteran artist Mike Dorey (Hellman of Hammer Force, Ro-Busters), artist John Higgins (Watchmen), and colourist Sally Jane Hurst (Judge Dredd) will be signing copies at Gosh Comics on Saturday 11 June. Taking place from 1pm to 2pm, the signing will be held at the central London store (1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR).

Ennis will then be a guest at the Enniskillen Comicfest in Northern Ireland on Saturday 18 June. Taking place at St Macartin’s Cathedral Hall, Halls Lane, Enniskillen from 10.30am until 5pm, Ennis will be joined by Mike Dorey, and artists Keith Burns, PJ Holden (The Stringbags) and Patrick Goddard (Judge Dredd).

Battle Picture Weekly was where the revolution in British comics began. Created in 1975 by writers and editors Pat Mills and John Wagner, it introduced new grittiness into comics with its cast of anti-heroes and misfits. Its bombast and energy sparked a sea-change in what comics could do, leading to Mills creation of the controversial Action and the globally influential 2000 AD.

The Battle Action Special celebrates the merging of this landmark title with its controversial stablemate, Action, a combination that took the two comics to even greater heights. Now, forty years after the original, some of the cream of British comics talent are bringing these classic characters back to life.

Behind a brand new cover by Andy Clarke (Batman and Robin) and Dylan Teague (Madi), artist Kevin O’Neill revisits Kids Rule O.K., the highly controversial strip by writer Tom Tully and artist Mike White that saw Action ripped from newsstands and pulped in 1976, then heavily censored for its all too brief return. Fresh from the end of his acclaimed League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series with Alan Moore, O’Neill brings his visceral and intense style to this tale of kids gone wild in a post-apocalyptic landscape, while wryly commenting on the political storm that erupted during its original run.

Meanwhile, take to the skies with artist Keith Burns and colourist Jason Wordie, and witness the air duel of the century as ace fighter pilot Johnny Red faces off against Nazi airman Skreamer of the Stukas. Infamous German tank commander Hellman of Hammer Force bears down on American Major Jeb Rider of Glory Rider in Tunisia, drawn by the legendary Mike Dorey (Ro-Busters).

Blunt instrument of British Intelligence Dredger returns and doles out justice – of a kind – on the mean streets of 1980s London, courtesy of John Higgins, with co-colours by Sally Jane Hurst.

Take on the 100mph madness of Crazy Keller by Chris Burnham (Batman) and colours by Len O’Grady, before meeting Captain Nina Petrova, whose all-woman bomber squadron wreak havoc on the Eastern Front, with art by Patrick Goddard and colours by Jason Wordie. And roll out into Italy in the heat of 1944 with The Sarge as Ennis reunites with The Stringbags artist PJ Holden.

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Catch up on The Galaxy’s Greatest: 2000 AD @ 45

The Galaxy’s Greatest: 2000 AD at 45 was the star-studded online convention celebrating four and a half decades of the groundbreaking British comic, 2000 AD!

Taking place over the weekend of 26-27 March, the event threw a spotlight on just some of the creators who have helped make 2000 AD the galaxy’s greatest comic while also exploring the impact it has had far beyond its pages, from comedy to politics! With more than 60 guests over 21 panels, as well as the debut of a brand new Judge Dredd role-playing game, The Galaxy’s Greatest is a true celebration of 45 years of groundbreaking and anarchic comic books.

GET ANNIVERSARY SHOW MERCH >>

GET EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS >>

Catch up on all the panels from this fantastic event here, with celebrity and creator guests revealing why they think 2000 AD is still The Galaxy’s Greatest!

SEE ALL THE PANELS ON YOUTUBE >>


SATURDAY PANELS

Authors on 2000 AD: comedian and broadcaster Robin Ince talks to best-selling crime writer Ian Rankin, award-winning sci-fi author Lauren Beukes, and popular children’s writer Louie Stowell about comics, prose, and the influence of 2000 AD.

2000 AD: Beyond Borders: host Kelly Kanayama talks to 2000 AD writers Arthur Wyatt and Michael Carroll (Judge Dredd) and artist Chris Burnham (Judge Dredd, Batman) about their perspectives on this quintessentially British comic book export.

The Crisis Generation: the second wave of the ‘British Invasion’ no less an impact on American comics than the first. Host Torunn Grønbekk talks to Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys), Sean Phillips (Criminal, Reckless) and John McCrea (Hitman, Judge Dredd), all of whom graduated from the ‘mature comics’ boom of the late ’80s and early ’90s and went on to have a huge impact on the industry.

2000 AD Beyond the Pages: for four and a half decades 2000 AD has influenced more than just comics. Comedian Sarah Morgan talks to Rowan Hooper from New Scientist magazine and writer David Quantick about 2000 AD‘s influence far beyond its pages.

Comics and Politics: rebellious, anarchic and anti-authority, 2000 AD has always been deeply political – but what is the crossover between politics and comics? And what kind of political career gets inspired by 2000 AD? Host Michael Molcher talks to MPs Stella Creasy and Alex Sobel, alongside political commentator and author Ian Dunt about politics, comics, and Tank Girl as a role model (?)

Next Generation Writers: host Michael Molcher talks to three writers who pushing the boundaries of 2000 AD storytelling: from all-ages series like ‘Full Tilt Boogie’ by writer Alex de Campi, to the … mature adventures of ‘Devlin Waugh’ by Aleš Kot and writer Rob Williams’s fresh perspectives on legendary characters like ‘Judge Dredd’ and ‘Hershey’.

Critics on 2000 AD: comics is a big world. We hear from four comics critics – Tom Shapira, Tiffany Babb, Chloe Maveal and Zack Quaintance – about what series and characters make 2000 AD unique…

2000 AD Audio Adaptions: how do you take a medium that is a synthesis of words and pictures, and turn it into sound? Acclaimed comedian Desiree Burch talks about audio adaptations of 2000 AD with Future Shocks Radio producer Natt Tapley, Penguin Random House Audio producer Chris Thompson and Paul Powell, who dramatised Judge Dredd stories for BBC Radio One in the 1990s.

The Writer’s Journey: Host Kelly Kanayama talks to writers Al Ewing, Tom Eglington and Ramsey Hassan about writing comics and the writer’s journey…

Pat Mills: a legend of comics and the creator of 2000 AD, Pat Mills talks to graphic novel editor Oliver Pickles about the saga of one of his most famous creations – the Celtic barbarian, Sláine.

John Wagner: rounding out the first day of The Galaxy’s Greatest is a brand new audio interview with the legendary co-creator of Judge Dredd & Strontium Dog – John Wagner. He talks to Michael Molcher about his career, his latest work, and how he has no plans to retire…


SUNDAY PANELS

2000 AD: The Next 45 Years: the Sunday panels kick off with a chat with Rebellion owners Jason Kingsley OBE & Chris Kingsley OBE, head of publishing, film & TV Ben Smith, and 2000 AD editor Matt Smith about the past 45 years and the next…

The Changing Face of Art: podcaster Scott Weatherly talks to legendary 2000 AD artists Chris Weston, Jake Lynch, Simon Davis and Steve Yeowell about the changing styles and craft of art in 2000 AD over the past 45 years.

2000 AD New Artists: we hear from four of our newest artists Tom Foster (Judge Dredd), Korinna Mei Veropoulou (Harlem Heroes), Dan Cornwell (Judge Dredd) and Anna Morozova (Viva Forever) about the freedoms and legacies of drawing for 2000 AD

On The Brink: it’s the modern 2000 AD classic which has already established itself as a landmark series and acclaimed writer Dan Abnett and artist INJ Culbard talk to comics critic Tom Shapira about their critically-acclaimed slow-burn sci-fi horror series.

Comics & Satire: Toby Venables talks to comedians Mitch Benn, Dane Baptiste, and Joel Morris about comedy, satire, and how 2000 AD made a freak outta Mitch…

The Art of Colours & Letters: we hear from some unsung heroes of 2000 AD – colourists & letterers. Colourist Sally Jane Jurst, legendary letterer Annie Parkhouse, letterer Jim Campbell, and colourist Chris Blythe discuss the vital but often underappreciated art of colour & letters…

2000 AD Art Legends: in an unmissable panel, four of the biggest artistic talents ever to grace the pages of 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine – Mick McMahon, Brian Bolland, Frank Quitely and Jock – talk about their work, their influences, and going from 2000 AD to changing the face of comics.

Fantasy 2000 AD Nerve Centre: podcaster Scott Weatherly talks to artists Simon Fraser, PJ Holden and Liana Kangas about what stories they would put into their ideal issue of 2000 AD in they were Tharg for a day!

2000 AD: The Great Game(s): Have you always wanted to step into the shoes of your favourite 2000 AD character and explore their world? We talk to the legendary games creator Sir Ian Livingstone, games developer Andy Chambers and Duncan Molloy from Rebellion’s board games division, Rebellion Unplugged, about 2000 AD board games and RPGs.

DREAD: DREDD playthrough: a brand new version of the award-winning TTRPG game Dread will plunge you and your friends into a thrilling race against time in Mega-City One – with a unique game mechanic that will leave you on the edge of your seat! Designed specifically for 2000 AD’s 45th anniversary by original Dread writer Epidiah Ravachol, Dread: Dredd brings the ENNIE award-winning game to the iconic world of 2000 AD’s ‘Judge Dredd’. And to round off the 45th birthday celebrations, an intrepid band of democrats attempt to thwart Judge Dredd in the first ever playthrough of this brand new game! Join gamesmaster Grant Howitt, writer Al Ewing, artist PJ Holden and and cartoonist & TTRPG creator Jen Vaughn as they try to usher Walter the Wobot into the limelight and hopefully avoid being shot or cubed by the Judges!

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‘The Galaxy’s Greatest’ full schedule announced!

Get ready to celebrate 45 years of the Galax’s Greatest Comic this weekend, Earthlets!

Featuring celebrity fans and legendary creators, The Galaxy’s Greatest online convention will stream online and for free on 26 and 27 March on 2000 AD’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, as well as Rebellion’s dedicated Twitch stream, plus a dedicated Fringe with panels uploaded direct to YouTube. The two-day show features top flight guests and creators on twenty panels, all discussing the impact of 2000 AD on comics and culture over almost half a century!

WATCH THE SHOW OVER THE WEEKEND >>

Can’t catch the whole show? Fear not – all the panels will be uploaded to 2000 AD‘s YouTube Channel for you to watch at your lesiure!

Now scroll down for info on all the zarjaz merch, prints, and panels we’ve got planned, Terrans!

CHECK OUT THE SHOW MERCH >>

AWESOME PRINTS

During the show we’ll be unleashing three gorgeous limited edition prints on our webshop, from top artists Chun Lo, Ian McQue and Zoe Thorogood – keep your eyes peeled, Earthlets!

Now check out the timings for what promises to be a fascinating weekend of discussion and fun!

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

FRINGE (ON YOUTUBE)

Saturday Main Stream:

12pm – Authors on 2000 AD: Robin Ince (Host), Ian Rankin, Lauren Beukes, Louie Stowell

1pm – The Crisis Generation: Torunn Gronbekk (Host), John McCrea, Sean Phillips, Garth Ennis

2pm – Comics & Politics: Mike Molcher (Host), Ian Dunt, Alex Sobel, Stella Creasy

3pm – Next Gen Writers: Mike Molcher (Host), Alex de Campi, Ales Kot, Rob Williams

4pm – Audio Adaptations: Desiree Burch (Host), Nathaniel Tapley, Chris Thompson, Paul Powell

5 – Pat Mills: interviewed by Oliver Pickles

6 – John Wagner: interviewed by Mike Molcher

Sunday Main Stream:

12pm – 2000 AD: The Next 45 Years: Mike Molcher (Host), Ben Smith, Jason Kingsley, Chris Kingsley, Matt Smith

1pm – New Artists: Mike Molcher (Host), Tom Foster, Korinna Mei Veropoulou, Dan Cornwell, Anna Morozova 

2pm – Comics & Satire: Toby Venebles (Host), Dane Baptiste, Mitch Benn, Joel Morris

2.50pm – The Art of Colour & Letters: Mike Molcher (Host), Sally Jane Hurst, Annie Parkhouse, Jim Campbell, Chris Blythe 

3.55pm – 2000 AD Art Legends: Mike Molcher (Host), Mick McMahon, Brian Bolland, Vincent Deighan (Frank Quitely), Jock

4.50pm – 2000 AD: The Great Game(s): Mike Molcher (Host), Andy Chambers, Ian Livingstone, Duncan Molloy

5.55pm – Judge Dredd RPG Playthrough: Grant Howitt (Host), Al Ewing, Pj Holden, Jen Vaughn

Fringe

Saturday 12pm – 2000 AD: Beyond Borders: Kelly Kanayama (Host), Arthur Wyatt, Michael Carroll, Chris Burnham

Saturday 2pm – 2000 AD: Beyond the Pages: Sarah Morgan (Host), Rowan Hooper, David Quantick

Saturday 4pm – Critics on 2000 AD: Tom Shapira (Host), Tiffany Babb, Chloe Maveal, Zack Quaintance

Saturday 5pm – The Writer’s Journey: Kelly Kanayama (Host), Al Ewing, Tom Eglington, Ramsey Hassan

Sunday 12pm – The Changing Face of Art: Scott Weatherley (Host), Chris Weston, Jake Lynch, Simon Davis, Steve Yeowell

Sunday 2pm – On the Brink: Tom Shapira (Host), Dan Abnett, INJ Culbard

Sunday 5pm – Fantasy Nerve Centre: Scott Weatherley (Host), Simon Fraser, PJ Holden, Liana Kangas

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More guests announced for The Galaxy’s Greatest online convention!

The Galaxy’s Greatest is coming – our FREE online convention celebrating 45 years of 2000 AD is THIS WEEKEND!

Streaming over 26 and 27 March on Youtube, Twitch, and Facebook, the two-day show will feature top flight celebrity and creator guests on more than a dozen panels, all discussing the impact of 2000 AD on comics, culture, and politics over almost half a century – as well as announcements and new merchandise.

And we’ve announced even more incredible guests from our fantastic line-up, including:

  • legendary Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog writer JOHN WAGNER
  • All-Star Superman and Missionary Man artist FRANK QUITELY
  • Judge Dredd and Batman: The Killing Joke artist BRIAN BOLLAND
  • Sinister Dexter and Brink writer DAN ABNETT
  • Judge Dredd artist CHRIS WESTON
  • Sláine and Sinister Dexter artist SIMON DAVIS
  • Harlem Heroes artist KORINNA MEI VEROPOULOU
  • Zenith and The Red Seas artist STEVE YEOWELL
  • Tyranny Rex artist LIANA KANGAS
  • Judge Dredd artist PJ HOLDEN
  • Nikolai Dante artist SIMON FRASER
  • Judge Dredd and Storm Warning artist TOM FOSTER
  • Judge Dredd and Batman artist CHRIS BURNHAM
  • Dredd and Intestinauts writer ARTHUR WYATT

And there are plenty more announcements to come! Find out more about this amazing FREE online convention right here!

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More guests announced for The Galaxy’s Greatest online convention!

It’s less than two weeks to go until The Galaxy’s Greatest – our FREE online convention celebrating 45 years of 2000 AD!

Streaming over 26 and 27 March on Youtube, Twitch, and Facebook, the two-day show will feature top flight celebrity and creator guests on more than a dozen panels, all discussing the impact of 2000 AD on comics, culture, and politics over almost half a century – as well as announcements and new merchandise.

And we’ve announced even more guests from our fantastic line-up, including:

  • legendary Judge Dredd and Sláine artist MICK MCMAHON
  • children’s author LOUIE STOWELL
  • comedian and broadcaster ROBIN INCE
  • Criminal and The Fade Out artist SEAN PHILLIPS
  • bestselling author LAUREN BEUKES
  • comedian DESIREE BURCH
  • Judge Dredd and Proteus Vex writer MICHAEL CARROLL
  • author and founder of Games Workshop IAN LIVINGSTONE
  • MP and campaigner STELLA CREASY
  • and comic book writer RAMSEY HASSAN

And there are plenty more announcements to come! Find out more about this amazing FREE online convention right here!

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Line-up of guests builds for The Galaxy’s Greatest online convention!

It’s less than three weeks to go under The Galaxy’s Greatest – our FREE online convention celebrating 45 years of 2000 AD!

Streaming over 26 and 27 March on Youtube, Twitch, and Facebook, the two-day show will feature top flight celebrity and creator guests on more than a dozen panels, all discussing the impact of 2000 AD on comics, culture, and politics over almost half a century – as well as announcements and new merchandise.

And we’ve begun announcing just some of our guests from the fantastic line-up, including:

  • superstar artist on Batman and Judge DreddJOCK
  • hit writer behind The Boys and PreacherGARTH ENNIS
  • writer on the Dredd movie comics & Full Tilt BoogieALEX DE CAMPI
  • artist on Judge Anderson and Viva ForeverANNA MOROZOVA
  • Judge Dredd and Rok of the Reds artist – DAN CORNWELL
  • writer on Judge Dredd, Hershey, and Ichabod Azrael ROB WILLIAMS
  • newspaper columnist and author – IAN DUNT
  • writer on Devlin WaughALEŠ KOT

And there are plenty more announcements to come! Find out more about this amazing FREE online convention right here!

Galaxy’s Greatest: 2000 AD 45th Anniversary

The 45th 2000 AD Anniversary

Here’s what happened…

Event Details

The Galaxy’s Greatest: 2000 AD at 45 was the star-studded online convention celebrating four and a half decades of the groundbreaking British comic, 2000 AD!

Taking place over the weekend of 26-27 March, the event threw a spotlight on just some of the creators who have helped make 2000 AD the galaxy’s greatest comic while also exploring the impact it has had far beyond its pages, from comedy to politics! With more than 60 guests over 21 panels, as well as the debut of a brand new Judge Dredd role-playing game, The Galaxy’s Greatest is a true celebration of 45 years of groundbreaking and anarchic comic books.

Catch up on the full stream for each day, or the individual panels, and make sure to checkout the bonus Fringe panels!

Full Day Streams

2000 AD @ 45 Day One

2000 AD @ 45 Day Two

Saturday Panels

2000 AD: Beyond Borders

On 2000 AD: Beyond Borders, host Kelly Kanayama talks to 2000 AD writers Arthur Wyatt and Michael Carroll (Judge Dredd) and artist Chris Burnham (Judge Dredd, Batman) about their perspectives on this quintessentially British comic book export.

Authors on 2000 AD

In this panel, comedian and broadcaster Robin Ince talks to best-selling crime writer Ian Rankin, award-winning sci-fi author Lauren Beukes, and popular children’s writer Louie Stowell about comics, prose, and the influence of 2000 AD.

2000 AD Beyond the Pages

For four and a half decades 2000 AD has influenced more than just comics. Comedian Sarah Morgan talks to Rowan Hooper from New Scientist magazine and writer David Quantick about 2000 AD’s influence far beyond its pages.

The Crisis Generation

The second wave of the ‘British Invasion’ no less an impact on American comics than the first. Host Torunn Grønbekk talks to Garth Ennis, Sean Phillips and John McCrea, all of whom graduated from the ‘mature comics’ boom of the late ’80s and early ’90s and went on to have a huge impact on the industry.

Comics and Politics

Rebellious, anarchic and anti-authority, 2000 AD has always been deeply political – but what is the crossover between politics and comics? And what kind of political career gets inspired by 2000 AD? Host Michael Molcher talks to MPs Stella Creasy and Alex Sobel, alongside political commentator and author Ian Dunt about politics, comics, and Tank Girl as a role model (?)

Next Generation Writers

Host Michael Molcher talks to three writers who pushing the boundaries of 2000 AD storytelling: from all-ages series like ‘Full Tilt Boogie’ by writer Alex de Campi, to the … mature adventures of ‘Devlin Waugh’ by Aleš Kot and writer Rob Williams’s fresh perspectives on legendary characters like ‘Judge Dredd’ and ‘Hershey’.

Critics on 2000 AD

Comics is a big world. We hear from four comics critics – Tom Shapira, Tiffany Babb, Chloe Maveal and Zack Quaintance – about what series and characters make 2000 AD unique…

2000 AD Audio Adaptions

How do you take a medium that is a synthesis of words and pictures, and turn it into sound? Acclaimed comedian Desiree Burch talks about audio adaptations of 2000 AD with Future Shocks Radio producer Natt Tapley, Penguin Random House Audio producer Chris Thompson and Paul Powell, who dramatised Judge Dredd stories for BBC Radio One in the 1990s.

The Writer’s Journey

Host Kelly Kanayama talks to writers Al Ewing, Tom Eglington and Ramsey Hassan about writing comics and the writer’s journey…

Pat Mills

A legend of comics and the creator of 2000 AD, Pat Mills talks to graphic novel editor Oliver Pickles about the saga of one of his most famous creations – the Celtic barbarian, Sláine.

John Wagner

Rounding out the first day of The Galaxy’s Greatest is a brand new audio interview with the legendary co-creator of Judge Dredd & Strontium Dog – John Wagner. He talks to Michael Molcher about his career, his latest work, and how he has no plans to retire…

Sunday Panels

The Changing Face of Art

Podcaster Scott Weatherly talks to legendary 2000 AD artists Chris Weston, Jake Lynch, Simon Davis and Steve Yeowell about the changing styles and craft of art in 2000 AD over the past 45 years.

2000 AD: The Next 45 Years

The Sunday panels kick off with a chat with Rebellion owners Jason Kingsley OBE & Chris Kingsley OBE, head of publishing, film & TV Ben Smith, and 2000 AD editor Matt Smith about the past 45 years and the next…

On The Brink with Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard

‘Brink’ is a modern 2000 AD classic which has already established itself as a landmark series. Acclaimed writer Dan Abnett and artist INJ Culbard talk to comics critic Tom Shapira about their critically-acclaimed slow-burn sci-fi horror series.

New Artists

We hear from four of our newest artists Tom Foster (Judge Dredd), Korinna Mei Veropoulou (Harlem Heroes), Dan Cornwell (Judge Dredd) and Anna Morozova (Viva Forever) about the freedoms and legacies of drawing for 2000 AD…

2000 AD, Comics & Satire

Toby Venables talks to comedians Mitch Benn, Dane Baptiste, and Joel Morris about comedy, satire, and how 2000 AD made a freak outta Mitch…

Fantasy 2000 AD Nerve Centre

Podcaster Scott Weatherly talks to artists Simon Fraser, PJ Holden and Liana Kangas about what stories they would put into their ideal issue of 2000 AD in they were Tharg for a day!

The Art of Colours & Letters

We hear from some unsung heroes of 2000 AD – colourists & letterers. Colourist Sally Jane Jurst, legendary letterer Annie Parkhouse, letterer Jim Campbell, and colourist Chris Blythe discuss the vital but often underappreciated art of colour & letters…

2000 AD Art Legends

In an unmissable panel, four of the biggest artistic talents ever to grace the pages of 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine – Mick McMahon, Brian Bolland, Frank Quitely and Jock – talk about their work, their influences, and going from 2000 AD to changing the face of comics.

2000 AD, Comics & Satire

Toby Venables talks to comedians Mitch Benn, Dane Baptiste, and Joel Morris about comedy, satire, and how 2000 AD made a freak outta Mitch…

2000 AD: The Great Game(s)

Have you always wanted to step into the shoes of your favourite 2000 AD character and explore their world? We talk to the legendary games creator Sir Ian Livingstone, games developer Andy Chambers and Duncan Molloy from Rebellion’s board games division, Rebellion Unplugged, about 2000 AD board games and RPGs.

Dread: Dredd RPG first ever playthrough!

A brand new version of the award-winning TTRPG game Dread will plunge you and your friends into a thrilling race against time in Mega-City One – with a unique game mechanic that will leave you on the edge of your seat! Designed specifically for 2000 AD’s 45th anniversary by original Dread writer Epidiah Ravachol, Dread: Dredd brings the ENNIE award-winning game to the iconic world of 2000 AD’s ‘Judge Dredd’.

And to round off the 45th birthday celebrations, an intrepid band of democrats attempt to thwart Judge Dredd in the first ever playthrough of this brand new game! Join gamesmaster Grant Howitt, writer Al Ewing, artist PJ Holden and and cartoonist & TTRPG creator Jen Vaughn as they try to usher Walter the Wobot into the limelight and hopefully avoid being shot or cubed by the Judges!

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Get the 2000 AD exclusives at San Diego!

It’s almost time for the greatest show on Earth – and 2000 AD is preparing to fire the droids across the Atlantic in a capsule packed with zarjaz graphic novels and exclusives!

San Diego Comic Con begins with Preview Night on 17th July at San Diego Convention Centre in California and Earthlets looking for a State-side injection of 100% Thrill-power should head along to Booth 2806 to check out the graphic novels, games and exclusives from 2000 AD and Rebellion!

We’re pleased to announce signings with Brink artist INJ Culbard, new art droid Anna Morozova, and the hugely popular cover artist Tula Lotay, who will be signing A2 prints of her Judge Anderson cover!

And as well as giving budding gamers the chance to play a demo of Rebellion’s next smash hit Zombie Army 4, there’s also signings and panels aplenty for Squaxx Dek Thargo looking for their 2000 AD fix! 

Check out all the details below and see you in San Diego, Earthlets!

SIGNINGS >>>>>>>>>

INJ Culbard (Brass Sun, Brink) – Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11-am-12pm

Anna Morozova (Future Shocks) – Saturday: 12pm-1pm

Tula Lotay (2000 AD covers) – Saturday: 3pm-4pm

PANELS >>>>>>>>>

Thursday: 2:00-3:00 – Judge Dredd: Supercop or Satire?
He’s the hardline cop bringing justice to the mean futuristic streets of Mega-City One, but is Judge Dredd a hero or a villain? Is he a law enforcement role-model or, in the light of recent years, is he becoming a worrying vision of the future? Our panel of creators and commentators debate the pros and cons of the ultimate lawman of the future! Room: 29AB

Friday: 3:00-4:00 – “It’s Women Who Love Horror”: The Forgotten British Girls’ Comics
Misty was the groundbreaking British comic for girls that laid the way for women’s horror comics. Our diverse panel will discuss how, while horror has often been seen as a male-centric genre, it has always been driven by a huge female fandom and how the revival of Misty can once again pave the way for a new kind of comics. Moderated by journalist Rosie Knight. Room: 29AB

Saturday: 4:00-5:00 – Reimagining 2000 AD
2000 AD has been one of the most prolific and iconic publications on shelves since 1977. But the future of the comic is just as exciting and in this panel a crack group of creators and critics discuss how 2000 AD‘s owners, Rebellion, are embracing new creators and outlooks to push 2000 AD even further into the future! Moderated by journalist Rosie Knight. Room: 4

EXCLUSIVES >>>>>>>>>

This year, it won’t just be the weather that’s blisteringly hot – the convention exclusives available from the 2000 AD booth are sure to set the show floor alight!

TULA LOTAY PRINTS: available only during the Tula Lotay in-booth signing on the Saturday, these A2 (16.5″ x 23.4″) prints on Crane’s lettra stock are of Tula’s cover for 2000 AD Prog 2137, featuring Judge Anderson. Just 50 of these are being printed and once these are gone, they’re gone – so make sure you get in line! Price: $50

HARDCOVER DREDD GN: Judge Dredd: The Small House is THE must-have graphic novel of 2019 – an explosive mix of intrigue and action from Rob Williams (Suicide Squad) and Henry Flint (Judge Dredd vs. Aliens). This convention exclusive hardcover edition lands TWO MONTHS before the mass market paperback, giving you the chance to savour this modern classic early! Price: $20

EXCLUSIVE DUSTJACKET EDITION: Judge Dredd: Cold Wars saw the lawman of the future thrust into hostile territory as his past comes back to haunt him – this dustjacket edition features a chilling cover by Chris Weston (The Filth) and is exclusive to the show! Price: $20

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Kids get FREE London, Glasgow, and Dundee comics workshops this Free Comic Book Day 2019!

Rebellion is delighted to announce three FREE comics workshops for kids in London, Glasgow, and Dundee this Free Comic Book Day 2019!
 
Free Comic Book Day on 4th May aims to encourage new readers to visit their local comic book store and Rebellion has a host of titles supporting this global celebration of comics!
 
To mark the release of its ‘Funny Pages’ and ‘Cor!! & Buster Special’ titles, 2000 AD and Dundee Comic Creative Space are taking over the studio at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow and the Vision building on Dundee waterfront with special workshop events on 4th May.
 
Both running from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Saturday 4th May, the workshops will give kids of all ages the chance to have a go at creating their own comics based on characters from the legendary titles Cor!! and Buster!

In London, ‘Cor!! & Buster Special’ writer Ned Hartley will also be running a comics workshop for kids at Gosh! Comics on Berwick Street from 10am to 11am.

And to celebrate the release of the ‘2000 AD Villains Takeover Special’, on the same day at Forbidden Planet Megastore on Shaftesbury Avenue in London, three of the creators – Greg Staples, Matt Smith, and Pye Parr – will be signing from 1pm to 2pm.

Phillip Vaughan, Art Director at Dundee Comics Creative Space, said: “We are delighted to support Free Comic Book Day this year, and we are looking forward to facilitating both events in Glasgow and Dundee! Please come along to one of the free events, sharpen your pencils and get creative with the characters from Cor!! and Buster!”
 
Martin Craig, curator at Glasgow Museums, said: “After the success of the Frank Quitely exhibition in 2017 which featured work from 2000 AD, Glasgow Museums are excited to support another brilliant comic book event in partnership with 2000 AD and the Dundee Comic Creative Space. GoMA’s exhibition, Mark-making: Perspectives on Drawing, which explores how diverse drawing can be is the perfect partner for this event that celebrates the art of drawing in comics.  Come explore, create and take away brilliant comics, it is FREE Comic Book Day after all.”
 
Hitting newsagents and comic book stores on 17th April, the ‘Cor!! & Buster Humour Special’ is packed full of all-ages fun, featuring some of the greatest all-time British comic characters in all-new stories in an outrageously funny special edition!
 
On the same theme, Rebellion’s title for Free Comic Book Day on 4th May is ‘Funny Pages’, a riotous revisit of classic comic book comedy characters from the heyday of the 1970s and ‘80s! Copies are only available from participating stores, so make sure you get there early to bag your copy!

And to support Free Comic Book Day, 2000 AD’s ‘Villains Takeover Special’ is out on 1st May for the low price of just 99p/99c. The baddies take over the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with a nefarious new special full of criminal capers and villainous ventures, an ideal shelf-stuffer to tempt roguish readers into the world of 2000 AD!