Judgement is due… in Scunthorpe!

Judge Dredd by Chris Weston. Photo: Pete Wells

Judge Dredd by Chris Weston. Photo: Pete Wells

(With thanks to Kev Levell for the tip off and Pete Wells for permission touse some of his photos): An exhibition of art work featuring 2000AD‘s Judge Dredd is currently running at the Visual Arts Centre in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire until 7th December 2013.

The exhibition, called simply Judge Dredd, features a gallery of original artwork mostly from the pages of 2000AD and Judge Dredd The Megazine between the 1970s and the 2000’s. The work has been loaned from collectors and the artists/creators themselves and includes art by the likes of Brian Bolland, Ian Gibson, Chris Weston, Ron Smith, Mick Austin and more.

Judge Dredd by Sheffield based artist Pete McKee. Photo: Pete Wells

Judge Dredd by Sheffield based artist Pete McKee. Photo: Pete Wells

The second half of the exhibition presents the work of illustrators, photographers (including 2000AD designer Steve Cook), painters, prop sculptors and film makers who grew up with the character and includes art from creators such as David Hancock, Pete Wells, Pete McKee and Kev Levell – some comic artists, some better known in other fields of art.

Judge Dredd exhibition, Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

Photo: Pete Wells

Scunthorpe also has its first sci-fi event, SciFest, this Sunday (3rd November) at the Baths Hall should you wish to combine a visit to the town. More info at https://www.facebook.com/scunny.scifest and http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/upcoming-events/sci-fest/. The event includes a Doctor Who themed comic art masterclass with Kev F Sutherland, who has produced sci-fi comics for the Doctor Who  Magazine, fan films, plus props and some familiar faces from the big and small screen – bring your camera or make use of the on-site photobooth.

Judge Dredd runs until 7th December at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 6TB. Tel: 01724 297070 Email: 20-21.epd@northlincs.gov.uk

More info: www.northlincs.gov.uk/tourism-museums-and-the-arts/20-21/whats-on/exhibitions

• Andy Lee, who donated art to the exhibition, has posted photographs here on Flickr

Read a review of the exhibition by Ari Carr

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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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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  1. Thanks for linking to my review!

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