This has been quite a trip...from dreaming up the idea over two years ago to this point where I can lay the story to rest. My first big project since I came back to comics and my first ever major job where I had full control of the finished page...something I've been longing to do for many years. Much of it I'm surprisingly happy with. If I could draw it all again I'd certainly change quite a few of the pages, some of which I can barely look at! But then I was learning as I went along. Exactly how DO you draw mile high robotic buildings?! The best thing about all this has been achieving a long time goal of producing fully realised pages for my all time favorite comic book. I'm now hoping to do much more work for 2000AD...if I can convince Tharg the mighty that I can turn in pages at the rate expected of a well oiled art droid!
I'd like to thank Alan Grant for scripting this for me and Alan Barnes for accepting the job in the first place. Also many thanks to Matt Smith for being so understanding and patient. My biggest thanks go to my beloved partner who came along just at the right time to inspire me and who gave me the strength to get the job finished before our baby girl is born (two weeks to go!).
I'm now off to contemplate being a father.