Back in 2022, Stewart Kenneth Moore created a wonderful Mega-City One double page spread for the Christmas issue of Judge Dredd Megazine (No. 451) – and he’s just published a short video highlighting some of the elements paying special tribute to a number of comic creators – the many great creator ‘droids’ who’ve sadly gone “off world” in recent years.
He made a point of adding one extra: the much missed Dave Evans, who died in 2021, rightfully considered a vital part of the British comics scene, who connected up many creators, and demo’d their work, Moore included, in zines like FutureQuake and the 2000AD tribute title, Zarjaz.
“Dave wasn’t a 2000AD droid, as far as I know he hadn’t done anything official for the anthology, Stewart notes, but nevertheless, when he came to draw his snowy scene of Mega-City One for the Christmas Megazine, he named a skedway after him that “connects” the blocks Carlos Ezquerra and Ian Kennedy via Jan Shepheard, Brett Ewins and Massimo Belardinelli.
MC1 City features are named after 20th century figures, often with ironic intent. Here the creators get their turn.
For the Dave Evans Skedway, scroll to 2:15 mins.
Stewart Kenneth Moore is an accomplished artist and actor whose many credits for 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine include work on Pat Mills’” “Defoe” series. “The Divisor”
Stewart has also worked on David Lloyd’s Aces Weekly project and his own graphic novel project, Mk-Ultra: Sex, Drugs & the CIA, on cold-war era mind-control projects.
Stewart’s TV and film work includes Knightfall, starring alongside Mark Hamill, and 12 Monkeys, for SYFY.
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.