|Judge Dredd by Dave Taylor
Name: Dave Taylor
Blog or web site: http://davetaylorart.blogspot.com
Currently working on: Batman: 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.
2000AD © Rebellion
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.