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    For a few weeks, we're going to try something a little different in the REMAKE/REMODEL space.

    This one is vastly more difficult than last week's, I think.

    Usual REMAKE/REMODEL rules apply:

    No pen-portraits. This is ART ONLY. Posting just a bunch of text, or a scribble and a vast number of words, will get the thread closed and your account banned.

    NO MORE PHOTO-MANIPULATION "art". I'll just delete them. People have been drenching recent threads with several pieces at a time that they've knocked out in photoshop in 2 minutes with no thought at all. I consider this to be taking the piss now.

    No more than TWO submissions by any one person in any one REMAKE/REMODEL.

    So here's the deal:

    You are an artist/designer. You have to put together the cover for the first issue of a weekly science-fiction anthology comic called 2000AD.

    You don't know much about what's in it. You've been given the following pieces of information to include on the cover somehow:

    "featuring the new DAN DARE"

    "M.A.C.H. 1 - his incredible hyperpower will amaze you!"



    Without the "", obviously. Your choice as to how you use these -- whether you relegate them all to text at the bottom, or choose one to illustrate, or whatever.

    The cover must include a logo and the numbering, which you've been told is not the usual "issue one," but "Programme 1."

    And that's it.

    It's up to you what kind of company you're at. What kind of comics you make. What era you're in. Who you are, even. Go nuts with it.

    (Obviously, there was a time when 2000 AD was The Future. So, you tell me. Is this a retro-sf comic? Or are you in the late 19th century and publishing it on punch cards? Is it the Seventies and are you Roger Dean? Or Jamie Reid?)

    It sort of mirrors the truth of 2000AD Prog 1, which was that it didn't strictly speaking have a cover illustration, as a massive frisbee was mounted on the front cover as a free gift.

    You have one week. Go.

    -- W
  2.  (7850.2)
    It has dinosaurs in it. Bwahaha. I will have fun with this.
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2010
  3.  (7850.4)
    Yeah. I think it's a much tougher gig.
  4.  (7850.5)
    Well you did warn them.....
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2010
  5.  (7850.7)
    This is going to be very interesting to watch.
    • CommentAuthorcoffeemug
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2010
    Geez, Warren, you weren't kidding when you said the next one wasn't gonna be easy.

    this sounds like... A CHALLENGE!
  6.  (7850.9)
    Oh. How lovely.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2010
    • CommentAuthorRaid71
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2010
    Woohoo!!! best comic ever
  7.  (7850.12)
    Yes, it's going to be hard to fit a frisbee into the internet, but... Actually, being American and having never really been exposed to much of the 2000AD stuff, this one comes in (seemingly) as a bit easier then the Superman one, as it was dreadfully difficult to try and forget everything I knew about him (In this instance, I know that Dan Dare flies planes, and the "new" one might not even do that... and that's it.). Certainly a nice side-step to the previous challenge (instead of making it Batman, or somesuch...), and I wonder if we'll see as much of the crazy flood of entries that Supes had, being that 2000AD is (arguably) less known in terms of fanboy lore. Time to get sketching...
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2010
    much tougher is much more interesting. thanks.
  8.  (7850.14)
    I never forgave my mother for binning the first 250 odd issues of 2000AD during spring cleaning one year.
    I look forward to seeing what should be a fantastic 20 odd pages of beauty. ( hopefully more)
    • CommentAuthorjontk
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2010
    Jesus Titty-fucking Christ.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2010
    As frequentcollaborator notes, this might be easier in some ways as it doesn't have the massive pop-culture weight of SUPERMAN to reinvent (I threw out three ideas before hitting on my version) and it provides four story hooks to illustrate, one of which has dinosaurs. Hopefully I'll have something up tomorrow!

    (Confidence or lunacy, you decide.)
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2010
    Here's an idea... Does the A.D. in the title necessarily have to refer to the classic calendar notation? AD could be "after dinosaurs", or "atomic density", or "autogyro dirigibles"...

    Since I can't draw for squat, I'll just throw that idea out there for others to use or not. :)
  9.  (7850.18)
    This is great. Welcome to 20 more pages of greatness, I hope...
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2010
    This is going to be interesting... much less pop culture Americana than Superman, so for us Yanks, a bit more work. I like it. Hope I'm up for the challenge.
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    I'll be working on this one tomorrow. I just hope it comes out better than my Superman piece.

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