The winner of 2000AD‘s latest Art Stars competition was announced earlier this week and it’s Ev Shipard, with his action-packed scene of Rogue Trooper…
Shipard is an Australian artist working in film and entertainment arts and has worked on films such as 300, Knowing, Narnia, and Alien: Covenant. The gorgeous Rogue Trooper, appearing in next week’s Prog 2020 will be his first 2000 AD credit. You can see more of Ev’s work at instagram.com/evshipardart and evshipardentertainmentart.com
Every four months, with a new Art Stars competition, 2000 AD gives artists their chance to see their work professionally published in the pages of 2000 AD. Submit a pin-up and the winner, chosen by the editorial team at 2000 AD, gets paid AND published in a future edition of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
The Rogue Trooper competition ran through February and was inspired, at least in part by the news that film-maker Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code, Warcraft, Mute) is currently in the early stages of making his own big-screen version of the blue soldier boy.
The next 2000AD Art Stars competition is now open, with the theme a more sad one… Strontium Dog. This magnificent sci-fi western, created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, who sadly, tragically, passed away late in 2018, is one of the most popular strips of all-time in 2000 AD and this Art Stars competition gives you the chance to pay your own tribute to a master artist.
So, it’s time to let the dogs out and send in your artwork. Maybe the greatest Dog of them all, Johnny Alpha, or the vampish Durham Red, maybe Johnny’s loyal pal of old, the time-displaced Viking warrior Wulf Sternhammer, the choice is yours!
Details of the competition, and the terms and conditions, can be found at 2000AD.com/artcomp and you can find all the entries for the Rogue Trooper Art Stars competition over on the Art Stars Facebook page here.