Glyn Dillon 2000AD-inspired art included in new London exhibition

Glyn Dillon - Who Am I Now Exhibition

Glyn Dillon is exhibiting some of his recent, varied large paintings at London’s Noho Studios this month, which include two artworks paying tribute to his brother, the late Steve Dillon.

The artworks are inspired by strip pages from “Judge Dredd” stories in 2000AD: “The Witness II, 2021”, where Glyn’s late brother Steve dropped in a ‘Judge Glyn’; and “Look Behind You! Remember That You Are a Man! Remember That You Will Die!”, which is based on another of Steve’s splash pages.

Look Behind You! Remember That You Are a Man! Remember That You Will Die! 2020, Oil and Acrylic on Board, art by Glyn Dillon
Look Behind You! Remember That You Are a Man! Remember That You Will Die! 2020, Oil and Acrylic on Board, art by Glyn Dillon
The Witness I, 2021, Oil and Acrylic on Board, art by Glyn Dillon
The Witness I, 2021, Oil and Acrylic on Board, art by Glyn Dillon

Glyn Dillon is a multidisciplinary artist who works predominately as a painter. His practice currently explores the fantasy and reality of transitional spaces, thresholds or ‘Rubicons’. He is interested in the fundamental transitory nature of reality, identity, and more specifically, exploring the dyadic relationship he had, and continues to have, with his brother.

What Shape Am I?, 2022. Oil and Acrylic on Board, art by Glyn Dillon
What Shape Am I?, 2022. Oil and Acrylic on Board, art by Glyn Dillon

His work has been influenced by his career in the film industry as a Costume Designer, Storyboard and Concept Artist, as well as the narrative discipline of writing and drawing comics, including the award winning graphic novel The Nao of Brown.

Who Am I Now opens on Saturday 14th May, running until 20th May 2022, Noho Studios, 46 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7QA

The studios are just round the corner from the Cartoon Museum for those planning a trip in to town for this, so you could visit both!

Glyn Dillon is online at www.glyndillon.com

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More about Glen’s work at www.urs-linley-fineart.com

The Guardian: My brother the superhero – how the death of comic book legend Steve Dillon inspired a creative awakening (published Thursday 12th May 2022)

Glyn Dillon designed costumes for Star Wars, while his brother Steve created the Preacher comic strip. When Steve died at 54, Glyn bought a ladder and some vast canvases – and poured his grief into painting. An interview by Tim Jonze

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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