30 years of Dredd…

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On BBC online there’s an interesting article on the 30th birthday of 2000AD and its fabulously over the top character, Judge Dredd.

The comic book hero is a much used metaphor for draconian law and excessive use of force. However, somewhat worringly, although not entirely surprising, it seems many of the dire predictions made by the magazine in the early days, are now part of our normality.

It reminded me of a cartoon (above) I did last summer – of Dr John Draco Reid – based on a great 2000AD cover by the legendary British comics artist Mike McMahon.

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