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When did Tharg first tell us 'how to'?
« on: 07 July, 2006, 07:36:05 PM »
Quick couple of questions ...

Can anyone remember when that feature where the Gibson droid showed how he draws a strip first appeared? And was there a script equivilent?

Also, does anyone have a clue of when 2000AD first published its submissions guides?

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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #1 on: 07 July, 2006, 07:44:09 PM »
It was in an annual. Can't remember the year though...

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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #2 on: 07 July, 2006, 08:01:40 PM »
It was 1985, according to Mr Berridge, so many thanks to him for that. Plus, submissions guidelines first appeared in Prog 2000.

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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #3 on: 07 July, 2006, 08:24:52 PM »
>It was in an annual. Can't remember the year though...

The script one was also in a annual. The showed how the first page of a Judge Dredd Cursed Earth went from script to finished article. Can't remember the year either

It was what inspired Garth Ennis to become a comics writer I seem to remember reading in a interview

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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #4 on: 07 July, 2006, 08:41:07 PM »
Wasnt it in the 1981 2000AD annual - it was the "Father Earth" storyline first page

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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #5 on: 07 July, 2006, 08:49:22 PM »
There was also a great one pager where Mick shows you how to pencil and ink a Dredd illo.

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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #6 on: 07 July, 2006, 08:51:44 PM »
I read that Gibson one just last week. That was the 1st annual I got for Xmas and tuned me into 2K in the first place.
Hmm, just pretend I wrote something witty eh?

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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #7 on: 07 July, 2006, 09:57:18 PM »
2K Annual 1982:
How To Draw Judge Dredd: 2 pages

2K Annual 1984:
Skizz - How He Came To Be: 3 pages
How A Cover Is Created - 2-4 pages

2K Annual 1985:
How The Dredd Was Drawn (Ian Gibson) - 4 pages

2K Yearbook 1992:
How To Draw Judge Dredd - 8 pages

2K Winter Special #7:
Art For Tharg's Sake: How To Draw For 2000AD - 5 pages

Prog 2001 / 2K Winter Special #8:
The Power Of Creation [submission guidelines]
++ map ++ thrills ++ coma ++

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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #8 on: 07 July, 2006, 11:36:00 PM »
there have been a few, from script to page annual features by Bolland and Gibson and a how to draw Dredd by McMahon.


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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #9 on: 07 July, 2006, 11:45:54 PM »
>2K Annual 1982:
>How To Draw Judge Dredd: 2 pages


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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #10 on: 07 July, 2006, 11:53:38 PM »
>2K Annual 1984:
>How A Cover Is Created - 2-4 pages

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/rico2074/2KADAnn841a.jpg>

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c212/rico2074/2KADAnn842a.jpg>

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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #11 on: 08 July, 2006, 12:27:19 AM »
I used to love the Robin Smith cover layout for that cover feature, largely because Dredd is saying "POSSIBLE DREDD BALLOON?" I didn't realize for a *very* long time that this meant "maybe Dredd should have a speech balloon on this cover", rather than being a "STOMM!"-like exclamation from the man himself.

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« Reply #12 on: 08 July, 2006, 01:34:11 AM »
I've got a whole load of Robin's Cover Roughs that I'm hoping we can shoe horn into a GN somewhere...
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Link: 2000AD Annual 1985 Cover Rough


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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #13 on: 08 July, 2006, 05:50:06 AM »
I remember somewhere in the 800's or 900's there was a comedy Tharg tale where he's telling us (the readers) how to and how not to submit art and script ideas, but I havent read it in years. I do remember at one point he's holding a young hopeful out of a window on the 5th-6th floor....

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Re: When did Tharg first tell us '...
« Reply #14 on: 08 July, 2006, 06:01:25 AM »
Ha!  The McMahon Dredd art class was always a bit of a pisser.

1.  Draw an incredibly good picture of Dredd,  tuh Shading and everything.

2.  Rub out the shading, draw it in neet bold lines, while still maintaining it's utter fucking fantasticness.

3.  Ink it perfectly, you might want to get GOD to help you with the tricky bits.