Reader John McCrea of Northern Ireland has his drawing of Judge Toyah published by Tharg. I know that McCrea goes on to produce work for both Crisis and The Megazine but I can’t remember if he becomes a bona-fide art droid. I guess The Slog will reveal all as it progresses.
In real time, it’s 1983 and I’m dipping into 2000 AD now only slightly more often than I did during the 200s, which isn’t very much. I’m already a huge Alan Moore fan and, thanks to fanzines like Fantasy Advertiser, I’m able to track any work that he is producing for publications other than Warrior. I remember buying prog 308 because it features the first episode of the ET inspired, Skizz, but by this prog, I had moved on despite Moore’s appearance being guaranteed for the next few weeks. I was disappointed to see in prog 309 that Skizz had been dropped from six pages to four. I decided that I couldn’t rely upon him writing the Time Twisters every time and made the decision that the money I would spend on four weekly 2000 ADs (eighteen pence each, or twenty from next prog) would be better served going towards around three monthly American comics.