Wow, I've never seen this before. But this story as originally published was the first I ever read of the series, I remember being baffled and amused and totally hooked...and then going door to door that summer to track down back issues. Must have been 1982 (?). Carlos Ezquerra had returned only a few months earlier and both yourself and Mick McMahon had moved on. No albums back then, no re-prints...and I had a hell of a lot to look forward to by piecing the stories together. Until my mum dropped that issue on my sick bed, I'd come to think comics were kinda crap.
Thanks Brian, Admiring your art you let me wish to make comics become my life.
YEAH MASTER! finally a blog where to talk with you! greetings from Ital from a big fan of yours!
Hello the Passenger. You are my favourite Michelangelo Antonioni film!
Its from issue 32 of the US series.=)
Hey Stewart, you can find quick images of all Brians Covers here for the Judge Dredd Series.You might wnat to check out the 2000AD and Judge Child section for others - As I've mentioned elsewhere here - it was an amazing run on cover art.http://www.milehighcomics.com/cgi-bin/backissue.cgi?action=list&title=44507965096&snumber=1
Thanks Wiggz, I'll check that out tonight. I'm familiar with a number of them but look forward to seeing the others.
Just dropped in on your main website and both a new book and a regular blog have modestly burst on to the scene to keep fandom well and truly spoilt! (Hoooorah!!!) I often return to 'The Art of Brian Bolland'(as well as unfeatured strips or covers) for that special visual quality that's often difficult to find in such intensive quantity within a single page of artwork elsewhere (if you get what I'm on about, not being much of an art critic).The Angel Gang often seemed to run away with the stories they appeared in and the above cover really heightened their reign - had to buy a copy eventually despite having bought a few different versions of that series in other formats.My first time here, like I say (and shan't always ramble thus!) but I have noticed what may be a technical glitch with Blogger lately re. enlargement of images. A simple 'click' or so used to do the trick and it might be my own computer settings but I have found from blogging stuff myself recently that via the Dashboard (under 'Settings' then 'Formatting') there's a bit which says: 'Showcase images with Lightbox'. Well, the other day, I clicked: 'NO' and everything returned to normality after a spot of strife over the past week or so.I never really got round to learning how to use computers but Blogger's a brilliant facility, very user-friendly.
I loved the fact that Dredd's helmet never came off even in the most precarious of situations.
Just compared it to the published version this evening and it's all the more of a treat to see the artwork pre-logo/speech balloon/price tags etc which almost cover half the page!