I remember looking at that cover and admiring and wondering what Anderson was reading in the mind of Hershey. I thought that was smart and funny touch. It recalled 'You can't hide your dirty secrets from a telepath, you know.'...but it may be all in my mind. Was that your intention Brian? Were you suggesting Anderson knew something?
hi Brian. Did you have any hand in the design of the DR & Quinch characters or was that all Moore & Davis? You always rendered them so well.
All Alan Davis. I just drew them the way Alan drew them!
I always wanted to know what was behind the 2000ad logo in this piece.
I remember many years ago spending my school lunch money buying every eagle comics. The covers you did for them where and are sublime. (Judge Dredd no5 a personal favorite)
Hi Brian. I remember submitting my art portfolio as a sixteen year old to Harrow College, where everything was a swipe from (non-Bolland) comics (especially Watchmen- at the time I really wished you'd drawn Watchmen) or a movie still (Terminator or Aliens... at the time it was always with the Terminator or bloomin' Aliens!), but in highly anal attempts to ape your technique. At the time I was, I think, the best clone of yours I've still yet to see (nope, don't have the proof anymore).I was rejected, as my artistic interests were too deemed too narrow, and what if the bottom fell out of the market for comic books. Where'd he get a crazy notion like that?Felt dejected. Wrote side notes on the artwork about how the snooty formal artworld would rue the day it thumbed its nose at my genius- and yours! Yup,I was a bit of a twerp. But I got my shit together somewhat and found other inflences too. But you never forget your first : ) Thanks for your many years of making the unbelievable so believable, Brian... here's looking forward to a shedload more.
We're misunderstood and undervalued, ChanneZerox, and in many cases swiped by the fine art world. Thanks, Frank. Number 5 was one of my favourites too. I recently re-coloured that one and printed it as an A3 limited edition print. I'll see about getting it out to the public.