Sneak Peek: Zarjaz! An Art Tribute To 40 Years of 2000AD, heading for Leeds next month

Zarjaz Judge Dredd by Michael Cho (Regular Version)
Judge Dredd by Michael Cho (Regular Version)

Vice Press have teamed with 2000AD and the annual Thought Bubble Festival to celebrate 40 Years of the Galaxy¹s Greatest comic with Zarjaz! An Art Tribute To 40 Years of 2000AD; a Thrill-Powered gallery exhibition in Leeds featuring work by Earth¹s mightiest artists and designers from comics and pop culture!

Curated by artist and Vice Press co-founder Matt Ferguson, Zarjaz! An Art Tribute To 40 Years of 2000AD includes a wide range of art featuring characters and titles from 2000 AD¹s rich history and will include over 40 new release created especially for The Gallery at Munro House.

Judge Dredd by Jake Lynch
Judge Dredd by Jake Lynch
Strontium Dog by Carlos Ezquerra
Strontium Dog by Carlos Ezquerra
Zarjaz - Strontium Dog by Carlos Ezquerra
Strontium Dog by Carlos Ezquerra
Strontium Dog and Wulf by Chris Weston
Strontium Dog and Wulf by Chris Weston
Zarjaz - Judge Dredd by Michael Cho (Variant)
Judge Dredd by Michael Cho (Variant)
Judge Dredd by David Aja
Judge Dredd by David Aja

The exhibition runs from 1st – 30th September 2017 and Vice Press will also be hosting a special event held on the evening of Friday the 22nd of September from 7.00pm to celebrate the opening of the Thought Bubble convention.

The exhibition, which we first trailed back in May, is free to attend.

Zarjaz - 40 Years of 2000AD Poster

Zarjaz - Savage Poster

Zarjaz - Strontium Dog by Chris Weston (Regular)
Strontium Dog by Chris Weston (Regular)
Zarjaz - 2000AD Future Shock by JOCK
2000AD Future Shock by JOCK

Along with many other prints and originals still to be revealed, originals and prints will available to purchase in person from the opening night of Zarjaz! An Art Tribute To 40 Years of 2000AD on 1st September. Vice Press will also be releasing several exclusive pieces on Friday 22nd of September at the Thought Bubble event. Any remaining work will go up for sale on line at a later date at www.Vice-Press.com.

Zarjaz! An Art Tribute To 40 Years of 2000AD will feature a truly staggering display of original tribute art and limited edition prints from the finest art droids to grace the pages of 2000AD and the rare opportunity to witness some of contemporary comics¹ biggest names deliver their own takes on classic 2000AD characters.

Brett Ewins - Bad Company
Brett Ewins – Bad Company

The show will feature new and exclusive work by Carlos Ezquerra, Mick McMahon, Charlie Adlard, Chris Weston, Jock, Jason Edmiston, Michael Cho, Nick Derington, Tula Lotay, Tom Foster, Brett Ewins, Jake Lynch and many, many more.

A must for posters and graphic art collectors as all of the unique work on display will be available to add to your collection.

• Zarjaz! An Art Tribute To 40 Years of 2000AD 1st – 30th September 2017 Munro House, 164 Duke Street, Leeds. The Gallery at Munro House is situated at the corner of Duke Street and York Street. Entry is via the main entrance to Munro House and Café 164, on Duke Street. Admission is free. Web: https://leedsgallery.com

• Vice Press: www.Vice-Press.com

2000AD, Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog © Rebellion Publishing Ltd.

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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