This year, British sci-fi comic 2000 AD celebrates its 40th anniversary. Anna Jokela pays visual tribute to some of the title's most iconic characters.
When we commissioned some artwork for a feature on 40 years of British sci-fi comic 2000 AD, Anna Jokela researched a number of iconic characters from the enduring publication. Taking inspiration and ideas from a series of defining artists on the title such as Carlos Ezquerra, Ian Gibson, Glenn Fabry, Steve Yeowell, Brian Bolland and more, Anna created portraits from 2000 AD’s illustrious past. Character quotes via Wikipedia.
“Shallow and sarcastic, Zenith was a distinctly Generation X superhero.”
“The eponymous heroine is a highly sympathetic 50th-century everywoman.”
“The A.B.C. Warriors are a team of war robots designed to withstand ‘Atomic’, ‘Bacterial’ and ‘Chemical’ warfare.”
“Sláine is a barbarian fantasy adventure series based on Celtic myths and stories.”
“Strontium Dog, starring Johnny Alpha, a mutant bounty hunter with an array of imaginative gadgets and weapons.”
“Like the mythical Cassandra (the sister of Paris of Troy), Judge Anderson has psychic powers, chiefly telepathy and precognition. These abilities made her a member of Mega-City One’s ‘Psi Division’ of Judges.”
“Sam Slade is a laconic, ageing, cigar-smoking bounty hunter of robots that have gone renegade”.
“Joseph Dredd is a law enforcement and judicial officer in the dystopian future city of Mega-City One, which covers most of the east coast of in North America. He is a “street judge”, empowered to summarily arrest, convict, sentence, and execute criminals.”