Judge Dredd Poster from Vice Press

2000AD Creator Competitions, New Posters At Thought Bubble 2015

Judge Death by Florian Bertmer - Mondo Poster
Judge Death by Florian Bertmer – Mondo Poster

It’s the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds this weekend, Earthlets –  and what a feast for any 2000AD fan, with the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic occupying tables #37-#38 in the Thought Bubble Marquee with the latest graphic novel releases, creator signings, exclusive first-glimpse creator sketchbooks, and more!

This year, Mondo, the company behind incredible limited edition screen printed posters for classic and contemporary films, television shows and comics, have partnered with 2000AD to release an exclusive poster for Thought Bubble attendees – Judge Death poster by Florian Bertmer.

Mondo will have the variant poster available in Thought Bubble’s New Dock Hall, with the regular version available online after the convention.

Strontium Dog by Matt Ferguson - Vice Press Poster
Strontium Dog by Matt Ferguson – Vice Press Poster
Judge Dredd Poster from Vice Press
Judge Dredd Poster from Vice Press

Vice Press will be unveiling the next releases in their officially licensed line of limited edition 2000AD art prints. Produced by Vice Press co-owner Matt Ferguson, these two prints feature the classic 2000AD series Strontium Dog (edition of 100, 18”x24”, £25) and Judge Dredd (edition of 120, 12”x6” Screen Print, £10). Both pieces will be released exclusively at the Vice Press booth in the New Dock Hall Foyer at Thought Bubble, with remaining copies going online at Vice Press on 16th November.

The 2000AD booth will also have 40 early copies of the Judge Dredd Sketchbook. Forty copies of this special book – featuring brand new sketches from Brian Bolland, Greg Staples, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Robinson, Kev Walker, Chris Weston, and many more 2000 AD artistic alumni – will be available for just £10 at the show and it’s first-come-first-served.

Plus, the comic will have two of their top talents signing at the booth during the weekend – Henry Flint and Jon Davis-Hunt.

We also have a packed schedule of panels and competitions:

2000AD WRITING COMPETITION
Saturday 14th November, Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, 12pm – 12.50pm

It’s not for the faint of heart, but one lucky Earthlet could win the chance to write for 2000AD! Budding writers are invited to pitch their idea for a four-page Future Shock to a panel of editors and creators in front of our live audience!

2000AD PORTFOLIO COMPETITION ENTRIES
Saturday 14th November, TB Marquee, 2.30pm onwards

Entrants for the 2000 AD Portfolio Competition should bring their entry to the 2000 AD booth for editorial droid Cyber-Matt to offer feedback and decide whether they’re worthy of going through to Sunday’s panel!

38 YEARS OF 2000AD
Saturday 14th November, Newsroom, Royal Armouries, 4.10pm – 5pm

Celebrate the past year of 2000 AD with some of the mighty Tharg’s best art and script droids, as well as a look ahead to what the future has in store with speakers Jon Davis-Hunt, Leah Moore, John Reppion, and Keith Richardson. Hosted by Iz McAuliffe and Stacey Whittle

2000AD PORTFOLIO COMPETITION JUDGING
Sunday 15th November, Newsroom, Royal Armouries, 2.10pm – 3pm

The victor in this year’s 2000AD portfolio competition will win the ultimate prize – paid work at 2000 AD! Come along and see which of the portfolio review entries wins this amazing prize as Tharg’s art droids provide live critique on the best entries submitted!

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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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