Big Robots has landed!
Yes folks, it`s now possible to stroll into any comic book shop and exchange your hard earned or illegally gained cash for a copy of The Judge Dredd Megazine #257 featuring Judge Anderson: Big Robots part one of eight.
I started bouncing the idea around in my head well over a year ago of doing an epic 2000AD story involving very very big robots. The idea came to me partly during a conversation with a Mr. Ian Carney, an animation and comic book writer and ex-glam rock bass player. I started sketching ideas down, making notes on what I thought might be fun to write about and draw and then mentioned it to my colleague and friend Alan Grant who ended up scripting the book for me after the editor at 2000AD (he`s a green skinned alien called Tharg by the way) said we should go ahead and "blow his socks off".
Having spent the past five or so years away from comics, and taking into consideration the fact that I was looking at this job as "my baby", it`s not really surprising that I took so long designing and drawing the 48 page story. Well, it`s here now and I can`t really fully explain how I`m feeling. The printing is pretty close to how the pages look on my trusty computer screen if a little washed out. I don`t mind that at all. I`m just glad it finally got published!
So what are you waiting for? Go out and buy one! ( or order one if you don`t live in the UK! )
Thanks to all the folk who have helped and supported me while I`ve been doing this...no, I`m not going to do an Oscar night ramble...suffice to say that I couldn`t have done it without the help of all these fine people (who know who they are!). Cheers all.