"I'm not above The Law! I AM The Law!"

Judge Dredd by JockSo, on Polling Day, I got some fantastic news from the guys at Zarjaz (that kind of distracted from election results in a small way): both of the Judge Dredd scripts I submitted to them were picked up for publication!

Getting those e-mails just put a massive, inane grin on my face that I wore most of the day, because, well, Dredd is one of my all time favourite comic characters, and it's been a long held dream to write him one day in some capacity. I'd love to think that these Zarjaz strips are the first, fateful steps in following John Wagner's lead and one day taking over the helm... Yeah, I know, but I can dream, can't I?

Anyway, the two strips,
Video Nasties and The Taking Of Mopad 456, are in the Zarjaz files awaiting artists to be assigned as I type this.

Both of them are attempts at going for an old-school Dredd vibe, as opposed to the more modern, "realistic" tone that permeates the series now - not that there's anything wrong with that! Personally, I prefer it, but given the format and limits of Zarjaz, it seemed more appropriate to go for something old-school. And, you know, I was reading The Dredd Case Files when I was writing them... Still, they were a lot of fun to do, and one hell of a challenge. Yeah, there's 30+ years of Dredd stories to draw on, but because there's 30+ years of stories to draw on, it's bloody hard trying to come up with something that hasn't been done before. Hopefully, I've pulled that off, or, at the very least, come up with some new spins on old tales. Either way, you'll be able to see the results for yourself soon.

Needless to say, I'll be posting more on these when I have news.

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