Friday, 10 February 2012

Detail of the day.


A page from my very last Judge Dredd story in 2000 AD (so far).

14 comments:

  1. Never bettered. Come back. Please.

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  2. A beautifully choreographed action page. This episode was the first original artwork I ever saw when I visited the 200AD offices back in 1982. Seeing those boards had a rather profound effect on me and they're still an influence on every page I work on.

    -- Robin Riggs.

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    http://gallery.me.com/robinriggs

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  3. My Favourite artwork on a Dredd strip ever! Just incredible work.

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  4. So far?! Is a possible return on the cards, Mr. Bolland?

    Oh please let it be true!

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  5. I remember finding this as a back issue and being delighted to see it ends with a full on fight. It doesn't matter if you ever return to the character having done this work. I guess it's always a question of time and money for any working artist but if for some reason you can get the time and forget the money perhaps you can create a timeless piece such as this. (incidentally I just noticed that even the rain falls in perspective, like a curtain in the last panel)

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  6. A couple of years ago John Wagner wrote a Dredd script for me to draw. I asked for a League of Fatties story and he obliged. Unfortunately my DC work was keeping me busy. When you're on a monthly schedule you have to keep to it. The Dredd story wasn't getting done. After a long wait 2000 AD's editor Matt Smith asked if there was any chance of that story being drawn soon and I had to say "Realistically, no." I wouldn't rule it out for the future. I did a couple of stories for DC recently. One was a Howard Chaykin Spirit story. It took me AGES to draw.

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  7. Ha well I hope to see that one day! Thought you might be hinting at a possible return for the 35th anniversary prog. Always love a good Fatties story: Whatever Happened to Two-Ton Tony Tubbs!

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  8. This is the best fight scene ever, you can feel the rain and the impacts :)

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  9. Seems strange to see Steve Potter's lettering on such an iconic Dredd page instead of Tom Frame's. I was always a big fan of Steve's work and it sits nicely on such a fantastic page…

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  10. The Orlok story preceding the Apocalypse epic (drawn magnificently by Ezquerra) was one of my favorite story you penned Brian. The action sequence in the waterworks was fabulously choreographed.

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  11. It would be great to see you do more Dredd storys Brian.

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  12. I first read Judge Dredd in 1983, because it was released in Serbia that year. I was delighted with the drawing of Brian Boland- master. One Serbian publisher announces a release of all work Brian Boland on Judge Dredd again in hardcover .... I feel extasy like a small boy....Sorry, but I dont speak English awfull...

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  13. Brian, I so well remember the fatties. Arnold Stodgman, the one ton man. When I showed this isue to my wife a month or so ago, after discoving it in the loft, she was pretty appalled. I said I cant wait for my kids to reach 9 or 10 and start reading my 2000Ads.
    Please find the time to bring the Fatties back for us all!
    Maybe Walter too?

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  14. I like that you say 'so far'. I like that quite a lot!

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