Thursday, 6 September 2012

SLADEK.

Script: David Broughton. Art: David Broughton.

After ‘The Graduate’ was accepted and published in the 2000ad fanzine ‘Zarjaz I decided to submit another Judge Dredd based story.

Therefore in December 2010 I started work on a script featuring Judge Sladek (see 2000ad progs 461-463).

By the first week of January 2011 the five pages of finished artwork (which can be seen along with the rough page layouts below) had been completed.




















Above: 
Rough layout (left) and finished artwork (right) for page one.




















Above:
Rough layout (left) and finished artwork (right) for page two.



















Above:
Rough layout (left) and finished artwork (right) for page three.





















Above:
Rough layout (left) and finished artwork (right) for page four.




















Above:
Rough layout (left) and finished artwork (right) for page five.



















Above:
 Proposed artwork for a Zarjaz cover. At this point in time I didn’t know that Zarjaz covers were normally drawn by official 2000ad artists.


I emailed Dave Evans editor of Zarjaz with the script and finished artwork. After a few days he got back to me.

The Zarjaz editorial team had decided to reject the story for a number of reasons. However the main reason was that the story covered too much old ground.

I was dissapointed although I could see their point of view. After a short while I emailed Dave to thank him and the editorial team for taking the time to look at it all.

Dave was very positive about it all and offered me the script for 'Big Jimping' by Lee Robson to draw which I accepted gratefully.