2000AD Is Looking For New Artists Via A Competition Starting With Judge Dredd

by Hannah Means Shannon

2000 AD Art Stars is a brand new art competition that is being launched by 2000AD.

Star Scanshave been a staple of 2000 AD since its earliest days and these consist of single-page pin-ups of characters like Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog to Dan Dare and Rogue Trooper, drawn by some of the most notable artists in comics from Brian Bolland and Dave Gibbons to Jock and Liam Sharp.

Amateur artists can now submit ‘Star Scan’ pin-ups based on 2000AD characters directly to 2000 AD. The winner, chosen by the editorial team, will be published in a future edition of the 2000AD and they’ll be paid for their art in the same way as any professional artist, as well.

New themes will be announced every four months and the theme for the first 2000 AD Art Stars competition is: Judge Dredd.

Budding ‘art droids’ can submit their Judge Dredd-themed 2000 AD Art Star entry now right here.

Matt Smith, editor of 2000 AD, says:

2000 AD has a four-decade-long legacy of finding some of the biggest talents in comic books and we’re always on the hunt for new creators. Our usual open submissions are solely for sequential work, but 2000 AD Art Stars is a simple, direct way for budding artists to show off their skills and impress both us and our readers! We’re looking for interesting, polished pin-ups that show knowledge of the character, a good appreciation of anatomy and perspective, and a strong, confident style. This is the ideal opportunity for people to flex their artistic muscles and maybe find their break in the comic book industry. 2000 AD remains committed to discovering new comic book talent and this competition runs alongside our usual open submissions window as well as the very popular art and script competitions at the Thought Bubble convention in September.

Entries for round one are open until the 9th of September 2018. Terms and conditions apply.

You can follow the competition on 2000 AD’s social media at:

Instagram: instagram.com/2000adartcomp

Facebook: facebook.com/2000adartcomp

Twitter: twitter.com/2000AD

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