Unique life-drawing event to kick off 2000 AD's 40th anniversary celebrations

Special event will begins celebrations of Britain's biggest comics export

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Budding artists should prepare to head into the dystopian futurescape of Mega-City One, the home of Judge Dredd, with the first part of 2000 AD’s 40th anniversary celebrations!

Muties & Perps is a unique life drawing session organised by the Art Model Collective and 2000 AD.

Hosted by acclaimed multimedia artist, festival curator, and subculture denizen Jason Atomic, citizens will have the chance to draw life-models Manko and Carla, who will be styled to resemble the denizens of the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the Cursed Earth and futuropolis Mega-City One.

Open to amateur and professional artists alike, the session will take place on Sunday 5th February from 2pm to 5pm at Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, London E2 9RF.

Tickets are available from eventbrite.

The three-hour drawing session will feature Manko and Carla in a series of dynamic poses ranging from ten to 30 minutes in length. Drawing boards and some basic materials will be provided but it is recommended artists bring their favourite tools.

This is just the first of several satellite events taking place around 2000 AD’s 40th birthday in February. The 40 Years of Thrill-power Festival is the sold-out event taking place on 11th February in London to mark four decades of British comics’ greatest export. As well as the one-day convention in Hammersmith with more than 100 creator guests from the past 40 years, 2000 AD is organising a series of events around London and across the country to celebrate this landmark.

First published in February 1977, 2000 AD is the legendary weekly British anthology comic and home of Judge Dredd, as well as a galaxy of original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror action stars. As well as producing innovative and provocative comics for almost 40 years, it has brought the industry some of its biggest talents, from Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Mark Millar, to Jock, Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, and many more. Published in print and digital every Wednesday, 2000 AD is the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic and remains at the industry’s cutting edge.

Art Model Collective is a model-run group who organise exciting themed multi-model life drawing sessions and practice ethical profit share ethos for models.