|Kev has fond memories for the first Cursed Earth saga
Name: Kev Hopgood
Blog or web site:
Currently working on:
A graphic novel for a French educational publisher called “Liverpool Rocks”. Lawless with writer Ferg Handley for Strip Magazine. Valentine with writer Alex de Campi.
First memory of 2000AD?
One of the early Carlos Ezquerra’s double page spreads on Strontium Dog.
Favourite Character or Story:
I’ve still got a soft spot for the first Cursed Earth Judge Dredd story.
What do you like most about the 2000AD?
What would you most like to see in 2000AD as it heads to its Forties?
A huge TV advertising campaign!
If you worked on 2000AD, do you have an anecdote you’d like to share about your experience of Tharg and his minions?
None that I can repeat without risking a lawsuit!
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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.