Carlos Ezquerra: His Early Comics Work for Wizard

While Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra, who died this week, is well known for his work on 2000AD, he worked for other publishers, including Commando and Beano DC Thomson, which once published many more titles than they do today.

One of them was the long-running action adventure title Wizard, and downthetubes contributor Colin Noble has unearthed his first covers for the title.

Carlos didn’t just draw covers for Wizard, he drew strips too, and Colin talks more about his first, “He Was Only A Private Soldier”, which centred on the Zulu War of 1879, here on his own blog NothingButAFan.

There’s more of Carlos’ work (and other British comic greats) here and here on Lew Stringer’s terrific Blimey! Blog.

Tribute Magazine to Carlos Ezquerra in the works

In Memoriam: Carlos Ezquerra

Fund Raiser launched in memory of Carlos Ezquerra

Wizard copyright DC Thomson

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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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