Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 

Author Topic: New 2000 AD creators blog  (Read 68709 times)

Link Prime

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 4825
    • View Profile
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #105 on: 16 December, 2015, 04:39:10 PM »

I'm pretty sure is Dave Gibbons.


Yep, undoubtedly Gibbons.

Fungus

  • Member
  • Evil Cyborg
  • ****
  • Posts: 2401
    • View Profile
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #106 on: 16 December, 2015, 05:10:12 PM »
Especially Slaine...

Colin YNWA

  • Member
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 15153
    • View Profile
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #107 on: 16 December, 2015, 07:26:17 PM »
Yeah but it looks like a Fabry Slaine and an O'Neill Nemesis to me, so did he map existing images across and ink them from original pitures from previously published work???

Jim_Campbell

  • 2000AD Creator
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 13043
  • Letterer to the Stars! (and PJ)
    • View Profile
    • deviantArt Gallery
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #108 on: 16 December, 2015, 08:02:03 PM »
I spent my formative years copying/tracing Gibbons' artwork. Both the Dredd and Slaine are unmistakably Gibbons (although the Slaine is clearly using Fabry as reference). The Nemesis is a remarkably good homage to O'Neill, but I think both artists were pen-rather-than-brush users and have a fairly precise approach to their line work, so I'm not surprised that Gibbons was able to effect a fairly convincing O'Neill homage.

Cheers

Jim
Stupidly Busy Letterer: Samples. | Blog
Less-Awesome-Artist: Scribbles.

maryanddavid

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 2678
    • View Profile
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #109 on: 16 December, 2015, 11:32:10 PM »
Keep up the good work Alex, great blog, and a great reference too.
Jim, I reckon all three are Gibbons, the Nemesis, especially around the Cloak and 'bit' are very Gibbons.

Jim_Campbell

  • 2000AD Creator
  • CALL-ME-KENNETH!
  • *****
  • Posts: 13043
  • Letterer to the Stars! (and PJ)
    • View Profile
    • deviantArt Gallery
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #110 on: 17 December, 2015, 06:17:21 AM »
It's definitely all Gibbons. I was just attempting to explain (not very well) why some people seemed to think it wasn't.

Cheers

Jim
Stupidly Busy Letterer: Samples. | Blog
Less-Awesome-Artist: Scribbles.

AlexF

  • Member
  • Prog Stacking Droid
  • ***
  • Posts: 873
    • View Profile
    • Heroes of 2000AD blog
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #111 on: 22 December, 2015, 01:21:23 PM »
Eagle eyes there Jim!
And yes, it's not such a big surprise to find that a master artist is able to mimic the work of his peers.

Finding it hard to say now why I thought the Dredd had a Baikie-ish look to it!

Thanks
Alex

AlexF

  • Member
  • Prog Stacking Droid
  • ***
  • Posts: 873
    • View Profile
    • Heroes of 2000AD blog
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #112 on: 23 December, 2015, 10:55:31 AM »
Sticking with editors past, it's Kelvin Gosnell at number 54:

http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/no-54-kelvin-gosnell.html

maryanddavid

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 2678
    • View Profile
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #113 on: 27 December, 2015, 12:59:57 AM »
Nice piece on Kelvins writing Alex, but I think Kelvins contribution to the house of Tharg is always seriously overlooked.
Yes he suggested 2000ad to editorial, and was the Editor for the first year and a half, but it was Mills drive along with O'Neill, Landau, Wagner and Gosnell that made 2000AD the success then.

Gosnell's main Influence on 2000AD is Starlord, a more adult orientated title than 2000AD that he created, it brought to 2000ad Strontium Dog, the Millsverse and most importantly Steve McManus.

He did a lot of writing for the European market too, as well as creating the ill fated 'Look Alive' which had one of the first creator owned strips published by IPC, 'Gengis Grimtoad'.

sheridan

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 5358
    • View Profile
    • Wilde Wood
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #114 on: 27 December, 2015, 06:58:43 PM »
He did a lot of writing for the European market too, as well as creating the ill fated 'Look Alive' which had one of the first creator owned strips published by IPC, 'Gengis Grimtoad'.
I thought Genghis Grimtoad only appeared in Strip - did it ever get completed in a different comic?  I know some of the story was collected ('coz I have it), but never heard any more about it.

maryanddavid

  • Member
  • Battle Hardened War Robot
  • ****
  • Posts: 2678
    • View Profile
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #115 on: 27 December, 2015, 07:38:30 PM »
I did a little piece on it a while back Sheridan, have a read here. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.401066826671487.1073741827.327287150716122&type=3

sheridan

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 5358
    • View Profile
    • Wilde Wood
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #116 on: 01 January, 2016, 06:30:49 PM »
I did a little piece on it a while back Sheridan, have a read here. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.401066826671487.1073741827.327287150716122&type=3
Thanks - I had no idea (and hadn't liked the Hibernia page back when it was originally posted).

sheridan

  • Member
  • Bionic Fingers
  • *****
  • Posts: 5358
    • View Profile
    • Wilde Wood
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #117 on: 01 January, 2016, 06:31:33 PM »
I did a little piece on it a while back Sheridan, have a read here. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.401066826671487.1073741827.327287150716122&type=3
Thanks - I had no idea (and hadn't liked the Hibernia page back when it was originally posted).
Uh, liked in the facebook sense, as in I hadn't seen it back then, not that I had seen it but didn't like it!

AlexF

  • Member
  • Prog Stacking Droid
  • ***
  • Posts: 873
    • View Profile
    • Heroes of 2000AD blog
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #118 on: 06 January, 2016, 02:16:59 PM »
On with the show, and yet another unsung hero of days gone by:
script-droid Alan Hebden
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/no-55-alan-hebden.html

AlexF

  • Member
  • Prog Stacking Droid
  • ***
  • Posts: 873
    • View Profile
    • Heroes of 2000AD blog
Re: New 2000 AD creators blog
« Reply #119 on: 12 January, 2016, 12:38:57 PM »
Time to peek behind Tharg's curtain again for a brief celebration of long lost design droid
Graham Rolfe
http://heroesof2000ad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/no-56-graham-rolfe.html

(and a couple of even more hidden heroes, besides).