Tuesday, 27 November 2012


I decided to practice drawing Dredd.  I used no reference other than previous Dredd pictures I've drawn and it took me about 5 hours to complete. I've included scans of all pencils, inks etc below.

Above: The pencils took me about 50 minutes to complete using an HB. I've drawn Judge Dredd strips for 'Zarjaz' and so I used pictures from these for reference when needed.  I normally draw the ridge along the top of the helmet behind the sheild. However it seems that most current 2000ad artists don't so I have decided to do the same.

Above: The inking took approx 45 minutes to complete using various Rotring Tikky Graphic pens.

Above: After scanning and cleaning up the inking I block coloured the image and saved the whole picture as a multi-layered PSD file. Total time 25 minutes.

Above: Using multiple layers I added the shading and backgound over the next 3 hours leaving me with the final result above.

Saturday, 24 November 2012


Script: Mark J. Howard. Art: D. Broughton. Letters: Bolt 01.

Above: Johnny faces the Fear Wolf.

I had wanted to draw Johnny Alpha for a while when Dave Evans sent me a script on 8th March 2012.
I loved the story and after agreeing to take the job on I started the artwork a few days later. Not only did I get to draw Alpha but Wulf and a monster called a Fearwolf.  The rough design for the Fearwolf can be seen further on down the page.

I had been working on producing the best artwork that I could but as fast as possible.  20 days later I had finished the artwork and sent it to Dave on 31st March 2012.

Above: Page layouts for pages 1 and 2.

Above: Page layouts for pages 3 and 4.

Above: Page layouts for pages 5 and 6.

Below: Rough design for fear wolf.

SD Wolves is available now to be read in issue 26 of the Strontium Dog fanzine 'Dogbreath'
and can be purchased online from  http://www.futurequake.co.uk/shop.php

Tuesday, 20 November 2012


Well over halfway through the 48 pages of artwork for Martillo now.
Greg is constantly blowing my mind with each amazing script. For more information on the Martillo story pictured above visit Gregs blogg via this link: http://hisowndrum.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/moretillo.html

Monday, 19 November 2012


Script: Alec Robertson. Art: David Broughton. Letters: Deadbolt 01.

Above: Can Titchane and Nyoka protect their village from the evil that visits them?

On the 26th January editor Dave Evans contacted me with the script 'Ndoki' by Alec Robertson.
The macabre tale Ndoki is set in 19th century Africa and required a fair amount of reference to help me visualize the story. I Sent Dave Evans the finished art on 2nd March 2012 and the artwork was lettered and locked for print  6th June 2012.

Above: Rough layouts for pages 1 and 2.

Above: Rough layouts for pages 3 and 4.

Above: Rough layouts for pages 5 and 6.

Nyoka hits his target,

Ndoki is available to read in Future Quake 22 which can be purchased from the Future quake press online shop via this link.  http://www.futurequake.co.uk/shop.php

Friday, 2 November 2012


Script: Tom Proudfoot. Artwork: David Broughton. Letters: Bolt 01.

I received the script for ‘Sleepers Awake’ on 21st April 2011.  After reading Tom’s script which featured, missles, killer robots and Manta prowl tanks, I was hooked.  Dave Evans sent me the commissioning email on 23rd April and I started drawing the rough page layouts each night after work.  I have provided below rough layouts for pages 1 to 8 of Sleepers. Layouts 9 and 10 have been excluded to protect the end of the story.

Above:  Rough page layouts for pages 1 and 2.

Above:  Rough page layouts for pages 3 and 4.

Rough page layouts for pages 5 and 6.  I decided to change the object in Dredds
hand on the last panel page 6 to something that looked less like a cock.

Above:  Rough page layouts for pages 7 and 8.

I had not read the original story which had run in both 2000ad and the Megazine. After searching the internet I ordered both ‘Judge Dredd  Doomsday for Dredd’ and ‘Judge Dredd Doomsday for Mega-city one’ on-line from Amazon.  When the books arrived I noticed that most of the artists working on this story had designed their own style of wardroid. 

Therefore I decided to take elements from each design and combine them to make my own wardroid design.

Above:  War Droid design 1. Copyright Rebellion.

Above:  War Droid design 2. Copyright Rebellion.

Above:  War Droid design 3. Copyright Rebellion.

I had completed five pages of rough layouts when unexpectedly my Father passed away. For the next couple of weeks I found it hard to think about anything else other than ‘my loss’ eventually when things started to settle down again I started to work on the layouts.  My love of drawing helped me through my grief.   I found that when feeling low, complete focus on my art helped me greatly.

I was still drawing each panel on A4 paper, scanning the image and arranging the pages on computer.  With a fulltime job I could only produce about one page a week.  By 20th July 2011 I sent the finished artwork to Dave. The pages were fully lettered and locked for print on 3rd August. 

I will always remember working on this comicstrip....farewell Dad I miss you lots.

Judge Dredd 'Sleepers awake' is out now in Zarjaz 16. Should you wish to read this story, then click the link below to take you to the Future Quake on-line shop.