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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast: Stainless Steel Rat with Kelvin Gosnell

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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is back! After some … technical difficulties Molch-R returns with a new episode of the Galaxy’s Greatest Podcast celebrating the slippery-est son-ovva-gun in the whole cosmos – Jim diGriz, aka THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT!

To complement the summer’s release of the deluxe edition of the classic 1980s adaptation from the pages of 2000 AD, Molch-R and comics editor John Freeman chat to writer Kelvin Gosnell about the series. Along the way they discuss what 2000 AD owes to Gerry Anderson and vice versa, totally unethical ways of getting animals to act in camera, and the shocking secret about The Airfix Collectors’ Club!

Got a theme or interview you’d like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with creator interviews, panels, and more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can also listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes – The 2000 AD Guide to Colouring & Lettering

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Welcome to the sunlit uplands of the seventy-fourth episode of The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes!

On this episode of the Galaxy’s Greatest Podcast we talk to four of 2000 AD‘s unsung heroes. 

Gary Caldwell and Chris Blythe are two of 2000 AD‘s longest-serving colourists. Gary’s biggest body of work for 2000 AD was on Nikolai Dante while Chris is an award-nominated colourist who regularly works on Judge Dredd as well as many other series. They chat to host Molch-R about the process behind colouring comics, the tricks of the trade that they use that many readers may not even notice, and what it’s like to work with such a wide range of artistic styles.

We then chat to letterers Simon Bowland and the legendary Annie Parkhouse about the invisible art of comic book lettering as we honour this often overlooked part of the comics industry, from the old days of paste and scalpels to modern computer techniques.

The Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast every week, with both new episodes and favourite interviews from the past six years – so make sure you’re keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe, and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy’s Greatest Podcast!

Got a theme or interview you’d like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with creator interviews, panels, and more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can also listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes – Chopper at 40

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Welcome to the skysurfing seventy-third episode of The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes!

The teenage wallscrawler who became a tearaway skysurfer hits his fortieth anniversary this year and three creators behind his most recent appearances come together to discuss the changing face of Chopper.

Writer David M Barnett and artist Nick Roche are the team behind the new Chopper story in the new 2000 AD Regened issue, a tale set between his original release from the cubes and his rise as the famed skysurfer. And writer David Baillie has worked with artists Brendan McCarthy and Tom Foster on Chopper stories set during more recent times. They come together to talk about Dredd’s ultimate nemesis, the questions and ideas raised by his four-decade career, and with a brief diversion into ’90s Marvel comic books…

The Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast every week, with both new episodes and favourite interviews from the past six years – so make sure you’re keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe, and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy’s Greatest Podcast!

Got a theme or interview you’d like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with creator interviews, panels, and more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can also listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes – Gordon Rennie & Robin Smith (2016 & 2017 interviews)

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Welcome to the salubrious seventy-second episode of The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes!

Another dive into the archive this week, with the choices of interview coinciding nicely with new stories from Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. First up is our interview with writer Gordon Rennie in 2016 about ‘Angelic’. The series has just returned to the Judge Dredd Megazine, so listen again to Gordon explain the origins his ‘origin story’ of the notorious Angel Gang.

And then, to mark his return to art duties for the 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special, we revisit the fantastic anecdotes of our long interview with artist and former 2000 AD art editor Robin Smith, from what happens when a whole portfolio of art goes missing, to working out how to make a Tharg head, and the trials of a Doctor Who inker!

The Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast every week, with both new episodes and favourite interviews from the past six years – so make sure you’re keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe, and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy’s Greatest Podcast!

Got a theme or interview you’d like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with creator interviews, panels, and more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can also listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes – Judging Dredd

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Welcome to the super-duper seventy-first episode of the 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes!

Judging Dredd is a collection of essays from publisher Sequart that examines Judge Dredd and his world, focusing on everything from ideas about security and justice to surveillance and even the Dark Judges. On this episode of the podcast we talk to just three of the people involved – editor Scott Weatherly, writer and Sequart founder Julian Darius, and writer Tony Farino. From the impact of the BLM protests to ideas about comic characters ageing, they discuss just some of the themes present in the pages of this legendary lawman’s adventures.

The Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast every week, with both new episodes and favourite interviews from the past six years – so make sure you’re keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe, and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy’s Greatest Podcast!

Got a theme or interview you’d like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with creator interviews, panels, and more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can also listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes – Ben Wheatley (2016 interview)

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This is the astonishingly surreal seventieth episode of The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes!

We return to our 2016 interview with the Ben Wheatley, the acclaimed director behind Sightseers, Kill List, A Field in England, and High Rise, to discuss his love of 2000 AD and the influence the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic has had on his work. Insight and laughs aplenty as he talks about his films, his memories and impact of reading 2000 AD classics, and his current work with one of the all-time legends of 2000 AD.

The Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast every week, with both new episodes and favourite interviews from the past six years – so make sure you’re keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe, and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy’s Greatest Podcast!

Got a theme or interview you’d like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with creator interviews, panels, and more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can also listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes – Michael Carroll & Maura McHugh

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This is the sensational sixty-ninth episode of the 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes (nice).

The new 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special is out now and the writers behind it, Michael Carroll and Maura McHugh, return to the Thrill-Cast to talk about how you construct a crossover comics event, working with and editing their fellow creatives, and the challenges and opportunities afforded by working in the world of Judge Dredd.

The Thrill-Cast continues to broadcast every week, with both new episodes and favourite interviews from the past six years – so make sure you’re keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe, and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy’s Greatest Podcast! Got a theme or interview you’d like to hear?

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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes – Arthur Ranson (2018 interview)

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It’s the fascinating sixty-eighth episode of The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes!

An artist who should need no introduction, Arthur Ranson was a stalwart of British comics from the 1970s with work on licensed properties for Look-in before moving to 2000 AD in the 1980s and quickly establishing himself as one of the seminal artists on Judge Anderson’s solo adventures. His meticulously detailed style brought atmosphere and depth to his work, whether it was adding verve to adaptations of TV classics such as Sapphire & Steel or rendering the gritty streets of Mega-City One in Judge Dredd. In the 1990s, he co-created the noir crime thriller Button Man with John Wagner and the fantastical Mazeworld with Alan Grant, while drawing some of the most pivotal and moving moments in Judge Anderson’s life. He has since retired, but collections of his work have brought on re-evaluations of his work for new generations of comics fans, drawn to the rich detail and extraordinary influences of his work. In this interview from 2018, Molch-R chats with Arthur about his life, his work, and his choices both creative and personal.

We then revisit the Thrill-Cast roundtable about Arthur’s career and legacy, when Rebellion Publishing’s Head of Books and Comic Books Ben Smith, geek culture reporter Graeme McMillan, comics journalist John Freeman, and photographer and artist Ellen Rogers join Molch-R to talk about what Arthur’s work for 2000 AD and beyond means to them, why it deserves wider awareness, and the influence it has had on generations of readers and creators.

Over the coming weeks the Thrill-Cast will continue to broadcast every week, with both new episodes and favourite interviews from the past six years – so make sure you’re keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe, and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy’s Greatest Podcast!

Got a theme or interview you’d like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with creator interviews, panels, and more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can also listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline

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The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes – Alec Worley & Dani on Black Beth

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It’s the fantastical sixty-seventh episode of The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast Lockdown Tapes!

Black Beth and The Devils of Al-Kadesh is the new one-shot comic book from Rebellion, a fantasy ‘sword and sorcery’ saga resurrecting the warrior woman from the pages of Scream! Writer Alec Worley and artist DaNi join Molch-R on the Thrill-Cast to talk about the longest Black Beth adventure to date, bringing something fresh to the fantasy ‘slayer’ genre, the influences on their work, and the key role of confidence and trust within a comic book creating team.

Over the coming weeks the Thrill-Cast will continue to broadcast every week, with both new episodes and favourite interviews from the past six years – so make sure you’re keeping yourselves and your loved ones safe, and stay tuned for more from the Galaxy’s Greatest Podcast!

Got a theme or interview you’d like to hear? Let us know at thrillcast@2000AD.com

The 2000 AD Thrill-Cast is the award-winning podcast that takes you behind-the-scenes at the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with creator interviews, panels, and more! You can subscribe to the Thrill-Cast on your favourite podcast app, iTunes, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can also listen now at 2000AD.com/podcast or you can watch at youtube.com/2000ADonline