2000AD Art Stars competition launched, offering artists chance to feature in Galaxy’s Greatest Comic

2000AD Art Stars

Soome of the biggest artists in comic books got their break at the legendary award-winning 2000AD – and you could be joining them!

The comic’s new art competition – 2000AD Art Stars – launched last week and is inspired by the weekly SF action title’s “Star Scans“, which have been a staple of 2000AD since its earliest days. Tgese are single-image pin-ups of the greatest characters in the galaxy, from Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog to Dan Dare and Rogue Trooper, drawn by some of the best artists in comics from Brian Bolland and Dave Gibbons to Jock and Liam Sharp.

2000AD Art Stars Judge Dredd

Every four months, publisher Rebellion will be giving artistic Earthlets the chance to submit Star Scan pin-ups based on 2000AD characters – the current one, Judge Dredd – and the winner, chosen by the editorial team, will be published in a future edition of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic. Plus, they’ll be paid for their art.

Each four months 2000AD will announce a new theme and Earthlets can submit their art direct to the editorial droids. The editor will choose their favourite image for publication.

Plus, a runner up will be chosen by public vote and receive zarjaz 2000AD graphic novels!

This is your chance to follow in the footsteps of some of comics’ greatest artistic talents and, who knows, maybe break into the industry yourself!

• To submit your Judge Dredd-themed 2000AD Art Star entry now, email the artwork as a 300dpi jpg image (no bigger than 10mb in size) to 2000adartcomp@gmail.com. Entries are open until 9th September 2018. Terms and conditions apply.

• Follow the competition as the Editorial team feature selected entries on 2000AD’s social media:

• Instagram: instagram.com/2000adartcomp

• Facebook: facebook.com/2000adartcomp

• Twitter: twitter.com/2000AD

• Tumblr: 2000ADonline.tumblr.com

The normal window for open sequential art submissions will reopen on 1st September, while the 2000AD art and writing competitions will again take place at the Thought Bubble convention on 22nd-23rd September in Leeds.

• Full Terms and Conditions are here on the 2000AD web site

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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