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Matt Smith & Simon Coleby launching Judge Dredd: Year One at the 7th April 2013 Comic Mart In 2013, IDW Publishing will be going back to explore the earliest days of Judge Dredd's career, in a new mini-series aptly dubbed Judge Dredd: Year One. Written by 2000AD Editor-in-Chief Matt Smith and drawn by Dredd vet Simon Coleby (and Greg Staples on covers), we'll get to see a much younger Dredd before he made waves in Mega-City One. Of course, Dredd fans know that in the original 2000AD comics, Dredd ages in real time (he's over 70 and was diagnosed with cancer in 2008), so it'll be fun to go back to his earliest days as a Judge. “Dredd's a notoriously difficult character to get the voice right -- and it becomes even more of a challenge when you're writing him as an eighteen year old, fresh out of the Academy,” said Matt Smith. “But it's been great fun charting his early cases, feeding into the stories the elements that will go on to make him Mega-City's most feared lawman. And it's terrific to have Simon Coleby on board, a superb artist and well experienced in portraying the madness of the future metropolis.”
Gary Erskine + members of the London Rockin’ Rollers (a female Roller Derby team) will be attending the 7th of April 2013 Comic Mart Gary is a comic book artist currently living in Glasgow, Scotland with his wife, Mhairi. He has been illustrating for over twenty years and contributed character designs and storyboards for television, commercials and games development, working with various companies including DC and Marvel Comics, Dark Horse, Virgin Comics and Titan Books. He has also worked on licensed properties such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Terminator, The Mask, Dreamworks characters (including Shrek and Madagascar) and for Sony and EA Games. Most recently he has completed Dan Dare for Virgin Comics, written by Garth Ennis and Captain America: Theatre of War, America the Beautiful with Paul Jenkins. His current work now includes writing/publishing Roller Grrrls which he created with Anna Malady http://en.wikipedia....ki/Gary_Erskine