Guests and Exhibitions: 2000AD Art Exhibition


2000AD and the International London Tattoo Convention are proud to present the finest art of 2000AD.
A unique opportunity to view 2000AD art and meet the finest Illustrators of this cult comic and purchase official 2000AD prints and art books.

2000 AD 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 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for over 30 years now.

2000 AD has been a proving ground for the finest young 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. Over a quarter of a century, 2000 AD has created hundreds of memorable comic book characters. 

The Judge Dredd Poster illustrated for this amazing exhibition has been created by the Awesome ‘God Machine’.

Attending 2000AD artists are:

Simon Davis
Simon Davis began working in comics in the early 1990s but has also worked as a storyboard artist and magazine illustrator. Among the many characters that he has drawn for 2000 AD, he is probably best known for his work on Sinister Dexter with Dan Abnett, Stone Island and Ampney Crucis Investigates with Ian Edginton and Black Siddha with Pat Mills. He divides his time between comic work and portrait painting and is the Vice-President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Ben Willsher
Ben got his break in comics in the ground-breaking Deadline (home of Tank Girl), before being stolen by the world of computer games, where he has worked as an Art Director for many years. However, the lure of comics was too strong and he came back to 2000AD and has drawn Future Shocks, Pulp Sci-Fi, Tharg's Terror Tales, Sinister Dexter, Damnation Station, but he is probably best known for his work on Judge Dredd. He most recently revived the uber cool grifter 'Lenny Zero', with original creator Andy Diggle. Beyond his accomplishments in the world of comics he has also worked in film, television and the music industry, and is heavily involved in the world of Doctor Who, where he has illustrated work for the Time Lord luminaries such as Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss, and comic giant Neil Gaiman.
Rufus Dayglo
Rufus Dayglo started his career as an animation slave-bot, but was saved by Tharg and rebuilt as an art-droid. He now
works for various publishers in the UK and US. He’s since worked on Low Life, Metal Gear Solid, Judge Dredd, a number of horror books and Tank Girl with Alan Martin. He also recently revived Bad Company with Peter Milligan and Jim McCarthy after the death of Brett Ewins, and is the artist on the recent Vertigo series Last Gang In Town.
John Higgins
For 2000 AD, John Higgins has illustrated Judge Dredd, Chopper, Freaks, and many off-one series. His work outside the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic is also highly respected, and he has contributed to some of the most important series of recent times, including working as a colourist on the modern superhero classic Watchmen. John realized a long held ambition in 2005 to finally digitally rework the colour of the Watchmen. He also collaborated with Dave Gibbons on the five-issue miniseries Thunderbolt Jaxon.
Frazer Irving
One his debut, Frazer Irving quickly became one of 2000 AD’s brightest new stars with his distinctive style on strips like A Love Like Blood, Necronauts and Storming Heaven, as well as on Judge Dredd, Judge Death, Future Shocks, and Terror Tales. Irving moved on to drawing Klarion the Witch-boy for DC and Iron Man for Marvel. He recently completed work on the Grant Morrison series Annihilator.
Clint Langley
Clint Langley began his 2000 AD career with the fully-painted artwork of his co-created series Dinosty, and has also illustrated Judge Dredd, Nemesis the Warlock, Outlaw, Sinister Dexter and Tales of Telguuth. However, it is the striking mixture of fully-painted art and digital manipulation on Sláine and A.B.C. Warriors that have made him a firm favourite with fans! As well as working for 2000 AD, Clint has produced covers for Games Workshop and Marvel comics, produced art for World of Warcraft and Magic the Gathering and is the winner of the 2007 Inquest Gamer Fan Awards for Best Artist. American Reaper – the strip he co-created with Pat Mills – has ran in the Judge Dredd Megazine.

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