ART – Dredd and the Dark Judges by Carlos Ezquerra

Think of 2000AD and you think of Judge Dredd.  Think of Dredd and you have to think of John Wagner’s writing and the art work of Carlos Ezquerra.

Today I am going to share with you one of my most prized possessions, my Carlos Ezquerra piece.

For as long as I can remember there has been something so appealing and compelling about his work.  Some of my earliest memories are of his Dredd and Strontium Dog art and as I started to build my collection I knew I needed to find one of his.

A few years back I managed to pick up what you can see here in pictures.  Cost a pretty penny at £500 but god I love it.  It comes from Prog 734 published in 1991 and below you can see a photo of the weekly Prog next to the original artwork used for publication.

It features not only Dredd but all 4 of the dark Judges in Death, Fear, Fire and Mortis and also includes the acetate with the lettering which is overlaid over the artwork.  I keep it hidden away mostly and dont like to get it out apart from now and again when I like to just stare at it and smile…