2000 AD Covers Uncovered - Dreddian Rip!

The making of Jake Lynch's AWESOME cover of Prog 2017!

1 month ago

Tsk - quite literally 2000 AD Covers Uncovered as Jake Lynch has Dredd destroying the cover of Prog 2017, for shame!!! The Lynch droid was firing on all cylenders as he gave us this arresting cover and has kindly provided us with a sequence of images to show how this cover, quite literally, came to life. Below we see Jake's thumbnail sketches, nice and loose and full of raw Thrillpower...

Jake ponders the correct approach for bursting through paper...

With the general pose decided, Jake goes on to produce his rough, using the 2000 AD cover template as his trusty guide...

"Cover me!"

General layout in place, it's time for those gritty inks...

Rip Torn?

Next tone and lighting is added. Either that or Jake spilt his milk on the picture...

Dredd the Ripper!

Jake then uses his digital crayons to colour the image.

Drokk, Paper, Sizzles!

And finally, the special effects are added to make Dredd rip out of the Prog! Please note, Tharg does not take kindly to Prog rippage of any kind! Any perpetrators will find themselves on the painful end of a Rigellion Hotshot! 

No Progs were harmed during the making of this cover.

Huuuuge thanks to Jake for sending the zarjaz images! You can see a video of how Jake begins putting a page together on 2000AD's excellent 'From the Drawing Board' series on YouTube - enjoy!