Veteran 2000AD artist Jesus Redondo is returning to the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic for the first time in more than a decade.
As announced at the recent Bristol Comics Expo, the Spanish artist – perhaps best known in the UK for his work on Book Two of Nemesis the Warlock for 2000AD and The Mind of Wolfie Smith from the short-lived 1980s comic Tornado – has drawn a one-part Terror Tale, written by newcomer David Baillie.
The one-off ‘Terror Tale’, entitled ‘Birth of Mazzikim’, will appear in 2000AD prog 1737 – available from Wednesday 8th June from all good stockists (and some evil ones).
After beginning his career in the early 1960s, Redondo entered the British market with work for DC Thomson and IPC, working on strips such as ‘Suzette of the Silver Sword’ for the girls title, Diana, ‘Marmaduke’ and many other stories, drawing romance, police, fantasy and war strips with equal accomplishment.
Comics encyclopedia Lambiek notes that he cites the comic story ‘Edward’, which he drew for the Dutch magazine Tina with writer Otto Veenhoven in 1974 as his favourite series. In the same year he drew the Spanish series ‘Centauro’ and ‘SOS Dossier Ecológico’ with writers A. Martín and F. P. Navarro.
Redondo’s 2000 AD credits also include episodes of M.A.C.H. 1, Tharg’s Future Shocks and Missionary Man.
His credits also include ‘Dan Dare’ (in 1986), ‘El Capitán Trueno’ (1987) and ‘Mr. Black’, a horror series for the Spanish Creepy magazine in 1991.
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.