Art Model Collective and 2000AD team up up for unique “Muties & Perps” life drawing event in London

2000AD Muties & Perps is a unique life drawing session

Budding artists should prepare to head into the dystopian futurescape of Mega-City One, the home of Judge Dredd, with the first part of 2000AD’s 40th anniversary celebrations.

Muties & Perps is a unique life drawing session taking place at London’s Resistance Gallery next month, organised by the Art Model Collective and 2000AD.

Hosted by acclaimed multimedia artist, festival curator, and subculture denizen Jason Atomic, citizens will have the chance to draw life-models Manko and Carla, who will be styled to resemble the denizens of the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the Cursed Earth and futuropolis Mega-City One.

The three-hour drawing session will feature Manko and Carla in a series of dynamic poses ranging from ten to 30 minutes in length. Drawing boards and some basic materials will be provided but it is recommended artists bring their favourite tools.

This is just the first of several satellite events taking place around 2000AD’s 40th birthday in February, which include the sell-out 40 Years of Thrill-power Festival taking place on 11th February in London to mark four decades of British comics’ greatest export.

As well as the one-day convention in Hammersmith with more than one hundered creator guests from the past 40 years, 2000AD is also organising a series of events around London and across the country to celebrate this landmark.

Jason Atomic
Jason Atomic. Image via @jasonataomic

Art Model Collective is a model-run group who organise exciting themed multi-model life drawing sessions and practice ethical profit share ethos for models.

“We’ve never done a 2000 AD-inspired ‘life drawing’ session before,” a 2000AD spokesperson told downthetubes, “and Muties & Perps promises to be a unique event to kick off our birthday celebrations.

“Having brought the comics industry so many of its top artistic talents it seemed the ideal way to mark this important occasion for 2000AD and we’re very pleased to be working with AMC.”

• Open to amateur and professional artists alike, the Muties & Perps session will take place on Sunday 5th February 2017 from 2.00 –  5.00pm at the Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, London E2 9RF. Tickets – price £15 – are available from eventbrite

The Resistance Gallery is situated opposite Museum Of Childhood (Bethnal Green station, just a few minutes walk). Poyser Street is a small alleyway just past the petrol station, in one of the railway arches, blue door marked 265

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2000AD is online at http://2000adonline.com

• Jason Atomic is online at http://jasonatomic.co.uk | Blog | Twitter | Instagram

 

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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