No virus will stop us finding the next generation of 2000 AD creators! The 2000 AD talent search panels have gone online for Thought Bubble’s digital show and the judging panel has unveiled which aspiring artist will see their work appear in the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.

It’s Dragons’ Den meets the Nerve Centre as Tharg the Mighty’s droids sit in judgement on hopeful writers and artists looking to join their ranks!

This year, contestants were asked to draw their own version of the four-page story JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE EARTH, written by writer/artist Chris Burnham and, after a rigorous selection process by Tharg the Mighty, six entries were chosen to go before our expert panel – Matt “D’Israeli” Brooker (Judge Dredd, Scarlet Traces), Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated, Officer Downe), and John McCrea (The Boys, Hitman).

The prize is paid work with the legendary 2000 AD and the winner will join previous winners such as Robin Henley, Paul Williams, Tom Foster, Daniel Dwyer, Will Morris, and Tilen Javornik.

So who won? Watch the judging panel now >>

Congratulations to James Newell, whose work will appear in 2000 AD in 2021! And thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition – we’ll be back at Thought Bubble next year!

Here are all the entries who made it through to the judging panel – which is your favourite?

Carl Spurling

Chris Simmonds

Elena Gogou

Hernan Gonzalez

James Newell

Mauro Bueno

And here is Chris Burnham’s original art from 2000 AD Prog 2184: