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