Happy Birthday, 2000AD! From art droid Dave Taylor

Judge Dredd by Dave Taylor
Judge Dredd by Dave Taylor

Name: Dave Taylor

Blog or web site: http://davetaylorart.blogspot.com

Currently working onBatman: Death by Design, written by Chip Kidd. Published in June.

First memory of 2000AD

A deep rumbling, as if a powerful force within had been awoken.

Favourite Character or Story

Dredd, The Cursed Earth. This was so inspiring for a young lad!

What do you like most about the 2000AD

The freedom of expression. The freedom to experiment. Oh, the endless possibilities!

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

A continuing flow of innovative story telling and imagination. A free gift every so often wouldn’t hurt!!

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

Tharg is seen as quite a formidable creature, a brute of cosmic proportions, but let me tell you that he’s actually a very enlightened and compassionate fellow. He rescued me from the gutter, literally gave me a home, a pencil and a desk on which to work. He can make your dreams come true, but only if you believe in him.

• 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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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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