Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Happy Birthday 2000AD
2000AD is Britain's cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It's a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans.
2000AD has been a proving ground for the finest young writers and artists of the generation, and many of the biggest names in comics today honed their skills within its pages. It has become synonymous with the very finest in comics art, and has won the Best British Comic award at the UK Comic Art Awards, National Comics Awards and Eagle Awards too many times to list.
2000AD is 30 years old today and I’ve been reading it since 1977, which is kind of a little bit scary if not downright disturbing.
(This is just one of my favourite recent covers.)
Donal, I seem to have problems growing out of many phases. On the other hand, you've got to view it as a creative medium, a synthesis between literature and art if you will. In fairness, if you click on the image of the cover and see the full size version of Clint Langley's cover art, I'd be amazed if you weren't impressed by the use of classic ink based illustration methods combined with contemporary photo realistic digital effects... but maybe that's just me?
Also, I've actually starting that drum and bass mix cd. Don't worry, I'll send you the full tracks on an unmixed cd as well, so don't panic.
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