Arthur Ranson signing at Orbital Comics

London comic book store to host exhibition of art spanning the Look-In and 2000 AD artist's incredible career

1 year ago

Orbital Comics in London is to play host to an exhibition of the extraordinary work of British comics legend Arthur Ranson.

Running from October 5th to November 4th, the show will feature original artwork spanning Arthur’s illustrious career.

In addition, the store will host the UK launch of the new collectors edition of his classic work Mazeworld from Rebellion Publishing - Arthur will be in attendance to sign copies from 5pm on Friday October 5th, followed by the opening of the exhibition.

Don't forget the 2000 AD podcast's two-part interview with Arthur about his life and career (Part One | Part Two) along with the fascinating roundtable discussion about his legacy.

A stalwart of British comics from the 1970s, Arthur worked 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.