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.
The 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
Saturday 25 February 2017
Steve Yeowell, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Nick Percival
Travelling Man, Manchester
Ian Edginton, D’Israeli
Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham
• 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)
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.