2000 AD Prog Slog

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Prog 342

In the current Strontium Dog story, Johnny Alpha transports unassuming prisoner Sorry Bobbs to the spaceport for a thousand credits, only the job proves more problematic than it should thanks to him being a jinx. Special note should be made of this story, A Sorry Case, as it’s one of a handful of Strontium Dog adventures up until this point to be drawn by someone other than Carlos Ezquerra. It’s interesting to see art robot Colin MacNeil attempting to draw in Ezquerra’s style. Although by no means the best art to appear in this prog, there’s something about the obvious enthusiasm with which it has been drawn that makes it very charming.

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  • I would go on to like Colin Macneil in his later Dredd work, especially the colour stuff but I didn't go too much for this story. I think Portrait of a Mutant was already in the Best of 2000AD monthly so Ezquerra was already ingrained as "the" Strontium Dog artist.

    I wouldn't find out the name of the technique till years after but Macneil always did make good use of ziptone to shade his artwork.

    John Higgins was probably my favourite art droid of the day, I recall a thrill called Freaks about 3 eyed aliens starting around this time.

    By Blogger Derek, at 12:38 pm  

  • Freaks is in it at the moment (Slog time). I'm due to blog about that...

    By Blogger Paul Rainey, at 5:38 pm  

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