Opening double-page from the Ian Edginton interview by Matthew Badham. Artwork from Red Seas, right, by Steve Yeowell. Cover from Leviathan, integrated into layout, left, by me. Design by Pye....for this month's Judge Dredd Megazine which features an interview with my old partner-in-crime Ian Edginton. It's an excellent read, illustrated with lots of images from our joint projects, including a preview of the cover of the forthcoming Leviathan collection (I don't have a date on that yet, btw, but it's definitely coming forth).
They've also used my 2002 photograph of Ian, which funnily enough, is more of a thrill than seeing my artwork used; I suppose I'm used to being in print as an artist, but not as a photographer.
Also, 11/10 to editor Matt Smith for finally reprinting one of Mike McMahon's stonking colour strips from the 1981 Judge Dredd Annual in full, albeit slightly over-livid, colour. IMHO, the six colour strips McMahon produced for the 1981 & 1982 annuals (along with Slaine: Sky Boats and The Last American,) represent his best work, and have been unjustly neglected for a long time. I hope we'll see the other colour strips reprinted in the coming months.
Above: page two of Compulsory Purchase, written by John Wagner (writing as John Howard), art by Mike McMahon, reprinted in The Judge Dredd Megazine 247. This copy scanned from the 1981 Judge Dredd Annual.
(If you've missed this issue (Meg 247/25 July 2006) at the newsagent's, you can order back issues from Tharg's Future Shop on the 2000AD website)