Happy Birthday, 2000AD! From art droid Kev Hopgood

Kev has fond memories for the first Cursed Earth saga

Name: Kev Hopgood 

Blog or web site:

www.kevhopgood.demon.co.uk 

Currently working on:

A graphic novel for a French educational publisher called “Liverpool Rocks”. Lawless with writer Ferg Handley for Strip Magazine. Valentine with writer Alex de Campi.

First memory of 2000AD?

One of the early Carlos Ezquerra’s double page spreads on Strontium Dog.

Favourite Character or Story: 

I’ve still got a soft spot for the first Cursed Earth Judge Dredd story.

What do you like most about the 2000AD? 

Its unpredictability.

What would you most like to see in 2000AD as it heads to its Forties? 

A huge TV advertising campaign!

If you worked on 2000AD, do you have an anecdote you’d like to share about your experience of Tharg and his minions? 

None that I can repeat without risking a lawsuit!

• This post is one in a series of tributes to 2000AD to mark its 35th birthday on 26th February 2012. More about 2000AD at www.2000adonline.com

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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