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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #135 on: 24 November, 2012, 09:42:55 AM »
Thats great, the detail he manages to cram in, no blank space on his page.
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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #136 on: 24 November, 2012, 10:23:44 AM »
http://secret-oranges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/demolition-derby.html

Cheers, Steve. That's a pretty good illustration of why I think Ron Smith was the perfect artist for that period of Dredd. Artists like Kev O'Neill and Ian Gibson were great at selling the comedy and outrageous exaggerations of situations like that shown above, while Bolland and Steve Dillon were absolutely fantastic at selling the reality of the city and the character. Every week, Ron Smith's clean and expressive style managed to walk a line between those two poles, providing a consistency and clarity that allowed the reader to understand that there was absolutely no contradiction between MC1 being the kind of place where Blockmania happened and the kind of place where Citizen Snork happened.

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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #137 on: 24 November, 2012, 10:52:27 AM »
Perhaps not the most striking, or best, of covers - always bugged me when they included space-taking-up stuff like that Future Flight offer, but always a treat to see Ron's work.

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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #138 on: 08 December, 2012, 10:50:57 AM »

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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #139 on: 08 December, 2012, 11:48:24 AM »
Oh yes. That'll do,  :thumbsup:
One of my fave (amongst many!) Ron Smith Dredd stories.

Has anyone asked before Steve but what size are these? Same size as the prog, or larger?
I know original art is mahoosive compared to the printed page.

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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #140 on: 08 December, 2012, 02:22:21 PM »

S/S - Same size!

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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #141 on: 23 December, 2012, 12:15:33 PM »

More classic 2000AD production art by the inimitable Kev O'Neill...

http://secret-oranges.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/the-alien-pit.html

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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #142 on: 24 December, 2012, 12:33:40 AM »
Great stuff, colours by Frame again? Was Tom Frame part of the staff at IPC or was he freelance?
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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #143 on: 24 December, 2012, 05:59:19 PM »

Not sure if it was Tom, but most likely. I didn't mention him on this one as it may have been Kev. Tom was always a freelancer.

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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #144 on: 25 December, 2012, 12:33:08 PM »

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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #145 on: 01 January, 2013, 09:35:18 AM »

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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #146 on: 01 January, 2013, 11:40:56 AM »
They are great Steve, Thanks for posting. I love how 2000ad did random covers, like that Gibbons, The McMahon wraparound scene from the war and Belardinelli wraparound with giant scaceships come to mind too.
Great stuff as usual.
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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #147 on: 01 January, 2013, 01:00:18 PM »
Yeah, thanks again for keeping up the drip-feed of classic Thrill-Power last year, Steve.  The covers, sketches and photos are a real treat and much appreciated by a lot of people, I'm sure (not to mention the rest of the blog, which throws up a huge amount of interesting stuff).

Looking forward to seeing what falls out of the Thrill-Cupboard in 2013!

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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #148 on: 01 January, 2013, 02:04:04 PM »
Aye, Great to see these covers, as well as all the other stuff on your Blog. Lovely stuff Steve, keep 'em coming!

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Re: Judge Dredd vs. The Big Two!
« Reply #149 on: 01 January, 2013, 02:44:37 PM »

Thanks, everyone - and a Happy New Year!