|IGN describes this scene from Flesh (one of Paul’s favourite strips) as one of 2000AD’s “Top Shocks”. Read their list
Name: Paul Cornell
Blog or web site:
Currently working on:
Cops and Monsters, my urban fantasy novel, out from Tor in October.
First memory of 2000AD?
I’d avoided it, until Mark from up the lane lent me a whole pile, from the first prog on.
Favourite Character or Story?
I loved Dan Dare, Flesh and Harlem Heroes.
What do you like most about the 2000AD?
It was the way it all felt of one mind, that it seemed to portray a unified way of looking at the future, that it was kind of a genre in itself, that really attracted me.
What would you most like to see in 2000AD as it heads to its Forties?
New strips, attempts at new iconic characters.
If you worked on 2000AD, do you have an anecdote you’d like to share about your experience of Tharg and his minions?
I am one of only two British creators working in US comics who’s never worked for 2000AD. (The other is Paul Jenkins, I think.) I’ve only ever worked for the Megazine, where I pestered editor David Bishop until he agreed to the strip he’d turned down a year before.
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.