Sunday, 22 December 2013


Judge Dredd created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Copyright Rebellion.
Judge Dredd 'Word on the sked' is 'Not for profit' fan fiction created by David Broughton.

Sunday, 1 December 2013


Script: Greg Meldrum.  Artwork & Lettering: David Broughton.

After completeing the first Martillo story ‘Maneras de vivir’ we talked about producing a collection of Martillo stories which we could self publish.

To be honest I wanted to work on a Sci-fi/horror/war story so that I could draw way-out space ships, monsters, robots and Aliens. However having already worked on several of Gregs scripts I knew that he would produce something special for our co-creation and decided that this would be a fun project to work on.

To that end Greg Meldrum small-press comic script writer extraordinaire began to work tirelessly on the six part story.

I received the first script ‘Que viene el coco’ on June 18th 2012 and after finishing part of my Judge Dredd story ‘Mean green machine’ I started the finished artwork on July 9th 2012.

I had a number of new characters to design for this story and as usual I produced rough layouts for all the pages to make sure that we had room for word balloons etc. 

I’ve provided six of the seven pages below. I decided to leave the last page out to protect the ending. The finished art for all seven pages was completed by August 4th 2012.

Rough page layouts for pages 1 and 2.

Rough page layouts for pages 3 and 4.

Rough page layouts for pages 5 and 6. 

Above: Finished pencils for page 2.

Finished Page two fully lettered.

This 52-page US format comic is £5 + P&P, available from Comicsy:

Links to further Martillo posts on this blog.

Link to blog of Greg Meldrum writer/co-creator of Martillo.

Read what people are saying about Martillo or comment about it yourself on the 2000ad forum.,39513.0.html

More Martillo files coming soon.

Friday, 1 November 2013


Amazing indi comic script writer Greg Meldrum and myself teamed up to produce Martillo...

The year is 1948, and Spain is under Fascist rule – a fertile breeding ground for supernatural wickedness. Enter Martillo – a former member of the Civil Guard, a servant of the Saint of Labourers, and Madrid’s least subtle priest. When Martillo encounters evil, he lives up to his name - ‘The Hammer’ - and smites it good. This collection of stories sees him smiting pagan storm-gods, metal-obsessed spectres, sadistic thorn-monsters, gold-eating devil-weasels, hungry bogeymen and the ungodly terror of Pablo Picasso himself! But can even Martillo save a nation still bearing the psychic scars of the Civil War?

Featuring scenes of goat-defenestration and Cubism gone bad, I am honoured to note that this beauty even contains a piece of interior guest-art by none other than Judge Dredd supremo Ben Willsher!

This 52-page US format comic is £5.99p + P&P, available from Comicsy:

Links to further Martillo posts on this website.

Link to blog of Greg Meldrum writer/co-creator of Martillo.

Read what people are saying about Martillo or comment about it yourself on the 2000ad forum.,39513.0.html

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


I found my self with a little spare time a few months back.  So I decided to have a go at drawing
another Johnny Alpha Strontium Dog picture. I've provided images below showing the process I
used to complete the picture.

Above:  A picture was taken by digital camera using someone to model the desired pose.

Above:  Then using the photo as reference a rough outline was drawn using a HB Pencil.

Above:  Then using the rough outline as a guide I added more detail to the picture using a 4H pencil.

Above:  Once the penciling was complete I began inking using Rotring Tikky Graphic pens.

Above:  After scanning the inked picture I created a multi-layer file and coloured the picture on computer.

Above:  Finally, still using my computer I painted a background and added typography to finish the picture off.  The Every Thing Comes Back to 2000ad website were kind enough to publish the picture online which cab be seen here...

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Script: Shaun Avery. Artwork: David Broughton. Lettering: Bolt 01.

Above: Deep space is no place to be all alone while out on the lash.

Dave Evans editor of the 2000ad Fanzine Zarjaz sent me a new Strontium Dog script by Shaun Avery on 05/03/2013.  After reading this great little story I replied to accept and Dave sent the commissioning email on 07/03/13.  Having just accepted this new script I was conscious of the fact that I had just finished the first six pages of a twenty four page Baby Jay story with a tight deadline.

The Zarjaz editorial team, Dave Evans and Richmond Clements were in the process of going through and checking the final eighteen pages of script, with the scriptwriters Alistair Mclean and Richard Swabey so that I could crack on with the art.  Now for some strange reason I thought all twenty four pages of baby jays were going in the next edition of Zarjaz (this was totally my fault) and therefore from 15/02/13 I was working like crazy in my spare time to get the work done before the end of May.

On 01/05/13 Dave sent me a deadline reminder for Shaun’s Strontium Dog story which was due to be published in ‘Dogbreath’ at the end of May.

I finished the last pages of Baby Jays on 09/05/13. With less than two weeks until the Strontium Dog deadline I managed to send Bolt and Richmond the finished art for 'All that I have' on 18/05/13.  I did my best not to rush the artwork.  In fact I actually made sure that I took my time on certain details like backgrounds, the technology, facial detail. I also used anatomy books to try and make sure that my figure work didn’t look stiff. To finish Bolt added a lovely little pencil insert on page one by talented artist Dan Cornwell.

Above: Rough page layouts for pages 1 and 2 with text box placements represented.

Above:  Rough page layouts for pages 3 and 4.

Above: Rough page layouts for pages 5 and 6.

Above: I spent some time rough sketching Johnny Alphas face before penciling the finished artwork.

Above: Space was tight on each page so I produced rough sketches for some of the gun fight scenes to see what I could fit in to each panel.

Above: Rough designs for characters and spaceships.

Above: Two pages of finished pencils.

Strontium Dog All that I have has been published in Dogbreath 27 with the wonderful Ben Willsher cover and can be bought through the Future Quake online shop here.

Reviews for Dogbreath 27 can be read via these links.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to write these reviews.

Sunday, 4 August 2013


Script: Alistair Mclean & Richard Swabey   Art: David Broughton   Letters: Bolt 01.

Above: Ricardo surveying his territory.

I was contacted by Bolt 01 Editor of 2000ad fanzine Zarjaz on 26/07/12 to draw a 24 page script for Zarjaz featuring New Judges hitting the streets for the first time. After reading part 1 of the script (which I liked) he marked me down to do the full 24 pages. I mentioned to him that I was in the middle of drawing 50 pages for ‘Martillo’ and would not be able to start drawing until January 2013.

Now due to me misunderstanding the situation I thought all 24 pages were to be published as one in issue 18 of Zarjaz with a deadline of May 31st.  So on 05/01/13 still working on ‘Martillo’ I got cracking on the art for Baby Jays thinking I had less time. I spent a little time producing rough layouts and character designs (see pictures below).

Above: Rough page layouts pages 1 and 2.


Above: Rough page layout for page 3 and some rough character thumbnails for page 4.


  Above: Rough page layouts pages 5 and 6.

As can be seen above I spent a little time working out the difficult movements for some the characters on page four before penciling the first page.  I have provided the pencils for both page 1 and 2 (please see below) I put as much detail into the buildings, technology and faces as possible.

Above: Finished pencils for page 1.

Above: Finished pencils for Page 2.

As Zarjaz is published at A5 and therefore half the size of 2000ad I didn't overwork some of the faces as on the smaller page panels they can look cluttered when reduced. I’ve always seen Mega-city one as a futuristic city and therefore tried to make the buildings and tech look more advanced than a lot of the 'near-future' artwork you get in a lot of Cyber-punk stories. I love taking time to draw the classic lawmaster which I hope comes across on page 2.

I managed to finish page six of Baby Jays part 1 on 21/01/13.  I started working on Part 2 after drawing the final part of Martillo on 07/03/13.

Zarjaz 18 with the wonderful 2000ad artdroid 'Ben Willsher' cover can be bought from the future Quake online shop via this link here.

I've provided a link to the blog site of scriptwriters Alistair Mclean & Richard Swabey here.

A review for Zarjaz 18 on the ETCB 2000AD website via this link here, Thanks to all those who took the time to write the reviews for Zarjaz and Dogbreath so far.  I hope a few more of the regular reviewers (Orlock?) post reviews  (maybe even publish a regular Zarjaz and Dogbreath podcast again Flint and Richard?).

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


Strontium Dog-All That I Have by Writer Shaun Avery and Artist David Broughton
Available from The FQP Webshop  in Dogbreath 27 for only £3.00p.

Tales Of Mega-City 1-Baby Jays by Writers Alistair Mclean & Richard Swabey and Artist David Broughton Available from The FQP Webshop in Xarjaz for only £3.00p.

Both covers are by the brilliant 2000ad artdroid Ben Willsher.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


Inbetween drawing Babyjays for the 2000ad fanzine 'Zarjaz'. and my soon to be printed comic book project in collaboration with script writer Greg Meldrum 'Martillo' I decided to draw a colour picture of Johnny Alpha as a warm up to drawing a Strontium Dog story by Shaun Avery for the fanzine 'Dogbreath'.


Above: First I produced a few thumbnail sketches until I came up with a pose that I liked.

Above: Then I got to work and produced the finished pencils.

Above: Followed swiftly by the inks.

Above: Then finally the finished picture which was coloured on computer.

The 'Everything comes back to 2000ad ' website were good enough to post this picture on their website. Should you want to see more posts related to 2000ad then their site is always worth a visit.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013


A while back I was asked to provide a few illustrations for a Cthulhu role-playing game that a friend of mine was writing. The descriptions for the creatures which appear in the story were very precise and extremely detailed. As usual I created a lot of rough sketches of the creatures before putting pencil to paper.  Unlike the finished artwork none of these roughs have survived. A good few hours went into producing both of these pictures, I hope you enjoy them.

Above: Tentacle Horror.  297x420mm Ink on artboard.

Above: Lundy Lurker.  297x420mm Ink on artboard.

Monday, 8 April 2013


Script: Oscar Maltby. Artwork & Lettering: David Broughton.

Above: The Time Templars arrive to do battle.

Owen Watts contacted me on the 12th April 2012 about his new publication 'The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel'.  He mentioned that he had a script brimming with enough Dinosaurs, creatures and future-Tech from imaginative comic script writer Oscar Maltby to keep me going. Incidentally Oscar has a website which may feature more about this story.

The dead line was January 1st 2013 so I had  quite a bit of time to complete four full colour pages.  However with some other big projects on the go I decided to get cracking.  After a short amount of time producing rough suit designs for the Templars, designs for the Dino's and page layouts (which can be seen below) I put pencil to paper and started the final page art. By early May I had completed all four colour pages along with pages for a few other projects with tight deadlines.

All in all I really enjoyed drawing this story. The finished publication produced by Editor Owen Watts, Geoffery Crescent (Assistant Editor) with a whole bunch of talented small press creatives looks AMAZING!  I've provided a link at the bottom of this post for those that wish to buy a copy of 'The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel'.

Rough designs for the Time Templar costumes and emblem designs for each Templar.

Rough designs for the Daemon Dino and its space craft.

Rough page layouts for pages 1 and 2.

Rough page layouts for pages 3 and 4.

Re-designed page layouts for page 4.

Should you wish to read Time Templars vs Daemonic Dinos you can buy a copy of 'The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel' via this link.

Friday, 1 March 2013


Script: The Emperor.  Art: David Broughton.  Letters: Bolt 01.

Sancho and the team see the light.

On the 30th May 2012 Dave Evans (Bolt 01) sent me a script for Zarjaz by The Emperor which had giant monster worms, massive space tanks and loads of action....whats not to like!!!  Unfortunately I had never read the original Sancho Panzer by the wonderful Dan Abnett and Henry Flint. So after contacting 'Bolt' to take on the job I was straight on the internet to buy some back issues of 2000ad for reference.


Copyright Rebellion.

Above: Sancho Panzer first appeared in prog 1112 (above left) and finished on prog 1123.  The only cover featuring Sancho Panzer (above right) prog 1120, was drawn by Henry Flint.

Before starting the rough page layouts (see below) I read the script again. The script was nicely laid out and the story moved along at a 'fair lick'.  To fit the action and 'out of this world' visuals that this strip required was going to be a challenge.  Therefore I took a little extra time to produce the rough page layouts.


Above: Page layouts for pages 1 and 2.


Above: Page layouts for pages 3 and 4.


Above: Page layouts for pages 5 and 6.

After completing the layouts I started work on the finished artwork in my spare time. On 28th June 2012 I sent Dave Evans the print ready artwork.

Should you like to read 'Whatever happened to Sancho Panzer' which appeared in the 2000ad Fanzine 'Zarjaz 16' then click on the link below which will take you to the future quake online shop.