Some of the biggest artists in comic books got their break at the legendary award-winning 2000 AD – and you could be joining them!
2000 AD Art Stars gives artistic Earthlets the chance to submit pin-ups based on a classic 2000 AD character. The winner, chosen by the editorial team at 2000 AD, will be published in a future edition of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic – AND they’ll get paid for it!
This is your chance to follow in the footsteps of some of comics’ greatest artistic talents!
Rebellion is pleased to announce the new theme for the 2000 AD Art Stars competition:
One of the all-time classics of 2000 AD, Robo-Hunter was created by writers John Wagner and Alan Grant and artist Ian Gibson.
Inspired by Humphrey Bogart’s hard-boiled detective in The Maltese Falcon, world-weary Sam Slade spends his days hunting down errant robots, all the while yearning for the good life. But instead he gets caught up in increasingly unbelievably – and hilarious – situations that threaten to overwhelm his stoicism, not helped by his companions – the idiotic kit-built robot Hoagy and the robotic cigar Stogie (a disturbing prediction of the vaping craze).
Sam’s first story, ‘Verdus’, launched a series that was irreverent, silly, and instantly popular. Gibson’s artwork, especially in the earlier stories, is a cornucopia of detail, from his brilliant robot designs to the expressiveness of his characters – all the while Sam’s gnarled, weary face goggle-eyed at the insanity of his world.
This is vintage 2000 AD – and the perfect character for would-be art droids to test their skills on for the latest 2000 AD Art Stars!
The winner of Art Stars will have their work published in an issue 2000 AD while two runners-up will receive zarjaz 2000 AD graphic novels! Check out the previous Art Stars winners Mark Montague, Ev Shipard, Chris Skinner, Dan Chase, Frederico Arevalo, Neil McClements and Uwe De Witt!
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