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Saturday, May 1, 2010

DREDD-FILLED update!

Time really does fly! Hard to believe I’ll be over in the U.K. at the Bristol con in a few short weeks. Besides prints and sketchbooks, I’m bringing along 6 pages of Judge Dredd sequential samples for the 2000ad Editor. ‘Tharg’ sent me a great little script written by Gordon Rennie, called ‘Last Respects’. It has already been published, but I’ve not seen any of it yet.**

This time out I was asked to make the pages “less cartoony” than some of my previous work in Futurequake. So…if my art looks a bit different this time out, that’s probably why. Hopefully I was successful in this. I tried to think more like Cliff Robinson and less like Humberto Ramos on these pages. I also made sure I did some very tight pencils, even though I’m inking these myself. That’s due to the fact that I plan to send these samples to some other publishers who like to keep the penciller and inker work separate, unlike 2000ad.

These are the first 3 pages, and the next 3 are basically a massively crowded gunfight…you know, the fun stuff to draw!!


**( Rest assured, I’ll track it down when I’m over there and compare it to mine!)



5 comments:

  1. Looking excellent Gibson, very tight work. Hope the great green one smiles upon you!

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  2. These are looking fantastic GQ. Flawless characterization. I really enjoyed your art on 'Father Figure' in the recent Zarjaz, and I know you drew that strip over a year ago, but this stuff is a huge improvement. Tharg'll be bowled over mate!

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  3. Good luck GQ, I'd love to see you in my prog!

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  4. This is looking seriously impressive. I think being able to produce a more... editor-friendly style, while also having a wilder one in reserve, can only help your chance - it has to improve the odds of an editor greenlighting a script and thinking to themselves "you know this guy's style might just fit this story."

    Looking forward to seeing the inks.

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  5. As someone who saw these pages in progress...in layout form, I'm blown away by the final versions. Nice tweaks, excellent storytelling. There's more pages than this, though....where are the others?

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