Just so you know that I haven’t died.
Not been too well lately, so not much getting done, but I can at least mention Hellboy Day, celebrating twenty years of Mignola’s masterpiece. Along with Laurence Campbell and Duncan Fegredo, I shall be at Gosh! on March 22 from 2pm to 3pm signing copies of my contribution to the canon.
It would seem that I may have drawn twelve of these cards. Here are six more, courtesy of our diligent correspondents Mark Spencer and Adrian Salmon.
I know one of the missing cards is a drawing of Satanus, no idea what the other one might be.
Following a deluge of emails (well, four) it transpires that this set consisted of thirteen drawings in total – twelve chase cards plus the Judge Dredd figure. When the chase cards were assembled into a four by three block, the Judge Dredd drawing was revealed on the reverse. The two missing images are of Satanus v Dredd and Mean Machine Angel v Dredd (That’s enough about cards. Ed.)
Here are four of the cards I drew for the Judge Dredd trading card set published by Collector’s edge in 1995. I’m not sure how many I drew in total, no more than eight anyway.
When I made these my confidence was at an all time low, hence my hazy memory, but now that I am a grown up I can see a lot to like in them, especially the Fink and Ratty pic (even if the Fink seems to be a tad overweight). As discussed in a previous post, the poor quality watercolour paper for the Judge Hershey card didn’t lighten the mood.
And although I may have had a struggle to create them, this was more than offset by a very good rate of pay – every cloud and that!