Thursday, 3 April 2014


Its not long to the Bristol Comics Expo being held on the 10th & 11th of May and
I've being making preparations for the debut of the 'Martillo' comic with the creation
of this 6ft banner.

Martillo was created by myself and the incredibly talented writer Greg Meldrum.
More information on Martillo here.

I'll be there all day sketching so come over and say hello.

See you at Bristol!


More info about Bristol Comics Expo.

Sunday, 2 March 2014


Above: Find out more about this awesome cover by Mick Cassidy, on his blog 

Avove:  Inside Zarjaz 20 is the cover story BAD Company- From Mud To Murder, 6 pages by writer Shaun Avery and artist David Broughton.

Above: Another Amazing cover by Kev Levell. Here is a link to his blog.

Above: Inside Dogbreath 28 is the cover story Durham Red- The Great Train Screw up, 6 pages by writer Luke Foster and artist David Broughton.

Here is a link to Luke Fosters website here.

You can buy Zarjaz 20 and Dogbreath 28 from the FutureQuake online shop here

Should you wish to read  Bad Company as originally published in 2000ad you can buy the complete collection from their online store here.

Other stories in issue 20 of Zarjaz are....
A.B.C. Warriors- Mongrol Handfuls of Smush, 7 pages by writer Mark Hobby and artist James Newell.DownlodeTales- Sewer Side, 7 pages by writer Tom Proudfoot and artist George Coleman.
Judge Dredd- Dead Soldiers, 6 pages by writer Karl Stock and artist Tom Bonin.
M.A.C.H. 1-MachOfLies, 10 pages by writer Mark Howard and artist Matt Herbert.
Tales of Mega-City 1-Meg-Way Blues, 4 pages by writer Umar Ditta and artist Nathan Webb.  

Other stories in issue 28 of Dogbreath are...
Case File 31- Stone Killers, 1 page by writer Leigh Shepherd
Interview- Carlos Ezquerra, by Steve Hargett
Interview- John Wagner, by Steve Hargett
Strontium Dog- The Healers Hotel, 6 pages by writer Shaun Avery and artist Tom Crielly
Strontium Dog- Stuck In The Middle With You, 9 pages by writer Rich McAuliffe and artist Jake Rowlinson
Strontium Dog's- The Day The Diddly Died, 9 pages by writer Dirk Van Dom and artist Dan Cornwell
Strontium Dog's- Twilight of the dogs, 5 pages by writer Matt Sharp and artist Jim Campbell
Strontium Dog- Search & Destroy, 4 pages by writer David Stoddart and artist Graham Stoddart 

Join in the conversation for both these 2000ad fanzines on the 2000ad forum here.

Saturday, 1 February 2014


Script: Dan Hill Art: David Broughton Letters: Bolt-01.

Bolt-01 editor of 2000ad fanzines Zarjaz and Dogbreath contacted me on 5th March 2013 with a Rogue Trooper script by writer Dan Hill for the new 2000ad Fanzine “Drokk”.   I jumped at the chance to draw Rogue.  Anyway here are the rough page layouts, rough designs and some finished page pencils with a few insights thrown in for good measure.


Above: After reading Dan Hills script I scribbled down a few tiny thumbnail sketches of each page which can be seen on the left. Then as can be seen on the right with page 1. I poduced larger more detailed layouts for each page.


Above: Rough page layouts for pages 2 and 3. Note that I include all the word balloons and boxes to make sure that there is enough room for lettering.

Above: Rough page layouts for pages 4 and 5. Even though small press deadlines tend to be much longer than professional deadlines. I always produce rough page layouts quickly so that I can spend more time on the finished artwork.  

Above:  A few rough designs for characters in the story. For reference I have copies of the Rogue Trooper ‘Tales of the New Earth’ collected stories.


Above: Finished pencils for page 1.

Above: Finished pencils for page 4. 


Above: Rogue Trooper: I am but mad North-North-West can be read by buying ‘Drokk’ with its wonderful David Frankum cover via this link to the ‘Future Quake’ webstore here...

A review of all the great comic strips in this fanzine has been posted on the ever brilliant ‘Everything comes back to 2000ad’ website here...

and the Forbidden Planet blog here... 

Thursday, 16 January 2014


Script: Alistair Mclean & Richard Swabey   Art: David Broughton   Letters: Bolt 01.

For those interested I thought I would post rough layouts and finished page pencils for Baby Jays 2.  However for more information on the creation of the art please click this link here which will take you to the Baby Jays Part 1 post on this blog.  For more information from writers Alistair Mclean & Richard Swabey I've posted a link to their blog at the end of this post.  It was great to meet them both last year at Bristol and I would like to say that I enjoyed working on the script for Baby Jays.

Above: Rough page layouts pages 1 and 2.

Above: Finished pencils for page 1.

Above: Finished pencils for page 2.

Rough page layouts pages 6 and 7.

Above: Finished pencils for page 7.

Above: Finished pencils for page 8.

Rough page layouts pages 9 and 10.  Please Note: Page 9 panel one was changed in the finished pencils (which can be seen below) to include extra information contained in the script.

Above: Finished pencils for page 9.

Above: Finished pencils for page 10.

Rough page layouts pages 11 and 12.

Above: Finished pencils for page 11.

Above: Finished pencils for page 12.

Rough page layouts pages 14 and 15.  Panel 3 of page 15 was changed to a different angle.

Baby Jays 02 Destiny Plaza can be found in Zarjaz 19 with the terrific 2000ad artdroid 'Simon Fraser,' cover and can be bought from the future Quake online shop via this link here.

I've provided a link to the blog site of scriptwriters Alistair Mclean & Richard Swabey here.

Sunday, 22 December 2013


Judge Dredd created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Copyright Rebellion.
Judge Dredd 'Word on the sked' is 'Not for profit' fan fiction created by David Broughton.

Rough designs, Page Layouts and finished pencils.

Above: Rough designs for Subutio Normal.

Above: More rough designs for Subutio Normal and Baron Darvin.

Above: Rough designs for Sump Kids.

Above: Rough designs for Scare Bear bunch.

Above: Page 1 finished pencils.

Above: Page 2 rough page layouts.

Above: First rough page layout for page 3.

Above: Second rough layout for page 3.

Above: Rough page layout for page 4.

Above: Finished pencils for page 5.

Above: Finished pencils for page 7.

Above: Finished inks for page 7. Note the corrected Sked way.

Above: Finished pencils for page 8.

Above: Finished pencils for page 10.

Above: Finished pencils for page 11.

Above: Finished pencils for page 12.