Saturday, June 6, 2009
So, everyone else is up in Derry, and, because it's my son's first birthday, I'm in Belfast. Oh well, fate conspires.
Anyhue, today - if you subscribe to 2000ad - you should be getting this particular cover in your in box (and, if you buy it in the newsagents, you should be able to see it on the shelves of your local newsagent...).
It's the third and final part of 'It came from Bea Arthur Block'. This cover is based on the classic McMahon cover to "The Starborn Thing" - one of my all time favourite Dredd strips, and Dredd covers. In Bea Arthur Block, intergalactic, psychic space wigs are trying to take over Mega City 1 - using their fiendish mind control powers - their only weakness? they need bald heads to live on.
At this point, the psychic Wig has lept onto Dredd and is trying to control his mind... I KNEW I wanted to do this cover the moment that Gordon Rennie and I started talking about the Wig story. And, as luck would have it, Matt Smith (or the Mighty Tharg) wanted a Dredd cover for the final part of the story, so I pitched it to him, he say "yes", and then I coloured it. This is my first 2000AD cover... (which nearly makes me as proud of myself as the fact that my little son is one...)