2000 AD Announce The 2000 AD Art of Steve Dillon Apex Edition at New York Comic Con
One of the most admired artists in comics history, Steve Dillon is rightfully considered to be one of the definitive 2000 AD artists, with his extensive work for The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic including pencils on A.B.C. Warriors, Bad Company, Judge Dredd, Harlem Heroes, Ro-Busters, Rogue Trooper and Tyranny Rex.
As an artist who set the standard for what comics could be, we are delighted to announce that 2000 AD will be publishing a collection of his stunning original artwork for the next volume of our Apex Editions.
The 2000 AD Art of Steve Dillon: Apex Edition contains pages from throughout his 30+ year career working at 2000 AD, including his art on Rogue Trooper and Harlem Heroes. His prolific and defining work on Judge Dredd is showcased with a range of stories including his incredible artwork for the classic Block Mania alongside the Emerald Isle storyline, one of his first collaborations with Garth Ennis.
Also included in this book is the complete art for Alan Moore’s sole A.B.C. Warriors story, Red Planet Blues, with painted colour by Watchmen artist John Higgins.
The 2000 AD Art of Steve Dillon: Apex Edition will be released in 2024 both as a Standard Edition available from comic book stores via Diamond Distribution and the 2000 AD webshop; and as a webshop-exclusive edition with special slipcase.
The Apex Edition series is a deluxe, over-sized facsimile edition reproducing his original art pages at their actual size. Each page of this book has been scanned directly from Steve Dillon’s art and presents each page as if you were looking at it in person.
Steve Dillon is one of the best-loved artists to have ever put pencil to paper. Reaching international superstardom as a result of his work on DC/Vertigo’s Preacher, which he co-created with frequent collaborator Garth Ennis, he remained one of the most in-demand artists in comics throughout his career, redefining characters including The Punisher. Having previously made his name as a hugely popular writer and artist for 2000 AD, he was the creator of both Hap Hazzard and the Irish Judge Joyce: he also wrote several stories for the Prog over the years, including Future Shocks and Rogue Trooper.
Measuring a huge 19 x 14 inches, this is a landmark collection of some of Dillon’s most admired artwork from a storied career in comics, running across 128 incredible pages. With this posthumous release of his artwork, he rightfully takes his place amongst other masters of the form, including Kevin O’Neill, Brian Bolland and Mick McMahon.
The Steve Dillon Apex edition is released on 19th June 2024, with pre-orders available now on the 2000 AD webshop.