2000AD 40th Anniversary Special

Beyond 2000AD Celebration Signings Continue This Weekend across the UK

Beyond 2000AD - February 2017 Signings

2000AD continues to celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend with a number of special signings by some of its top talents this weekend in Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester – and these are just the first of many through the year.

All this helps to mark the title’s official birthday, and with artists like Steve Yeowell on the bill they promise to be something special to celebrate such a fantastic milestone.

Earthlets who missed out on the historic 40th Anniversary Festival event in London (reported here) will be able to meet just some of the incredible creators who’ve made 2000AD the galaxy’s greatest comic.

Thrill-Power Overload - 2017 CoverThe perfect tome to launch these celebrations is of course the Thrill-Power Overload by David Bishop (check out his blog by the way, where he’s just posted his Top Ten favourite covers he commissioned for 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine) and Karl Stock, a whopping 300-plus page hardcover containing the updated official history of 2000AD, from its earliest days to its current success, from creator clashes to near-cancellation.

Biggar Library and Scottish independent Bookshop of the Year Atkinson-Pryce already hosted a Thrill-Power Overload signing with artist Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd: America) and former 2000AD editor David Bishop last weekend.

Tomorrow, Friday 24th February, Waterstones West End in Edinburgh will host a signing with David Bishop and Karl Stock for a signing at 12.30pm.

At 1.00pm on Saturday 25th February, signings will take place at the Travelling Man comic book store in Manchester and the Nostalgia and Comics store Birmingham with topflight creators Steve Yeowell (Zenith), Leah Moore and John Reppion (Storm Warning), Nick Percival (Judge Dredd), Ian Edginton and D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces).

This year, the legendary weekly British anthology comic 2000AD celebrates 40 years of innovative, provocative, and original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action from the cream of comics creators. It has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more.

Published in print and digital every Wednesday, 2000AD is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge. 2000AD Prog 2019 is on sale now, along with the 2000AD 40th Anniversary Special (more details here).

Full Signing Details

Friday 24th February 2o17

David Bishop, Karl Stock
Waterstones West End, Edinburgh
12.30pm

Steve Yeowell. Photo: Richard Sheaf
Steve Yeowell at the 40 Years of Thrill-Power event earlier this month. Photo: Richard Sheaf

Saturday 25 February 2017

Steve Yeowell, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Nick Percival
Travelling Man, Manchester
1.00pm

Ian Edginton, D’Israeli
Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham
1.00pm

• Check out 2000AD‘s official web site for the latest news on events and other Tharg-related happenings this year, which include an appearance by Brendan McCarthy, Peter Milligan and Steve MacManus at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival (13th – 15th October 2017)

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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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