New Zealand artist Colin Wilson had a short run on “Rogue Trooper” for 2000AD, and while examples of his terrific work on the strip feature online, it’s apparently rare for one to be offers for sale, so a page being offered on eBay right now is attracting much bidding interest.
Offered is the closing page of 2000AD Prog 269’s episode, part of the Dix-1 storyline.
Colin Wilson’s credits for 2000AD also include Judge Dredd, but he’s best known for his work for European publishers, including Blueberry.
“Some of the best – and most convincing – designs in futuristic weapons and machines I’ve ever seen came from Wilson’s accomplished hands,” it’s noted here, “hardly surprising given that many were clearly based on contemporary military technology. From the Mil Mi-24 Hind, the famous Soviet-era attack helicopter, to the lesser-known Centurion main battle tank Wilson took real world inspirations and extrapolated their future equivalents in technically exquisite detail.”
“Early 2000AD art rarely seems to come up for sale these days, and that’s doubly true of Wilson,” notes artist and comics archivist David Roach. “I suspect it won’t be cheap though…”