Sunday, 30 May 2010

Kev Lev Block

A few months ago, the awesome Dylan Teague asked me how I got textures into my artwork as I was colouring my stuff in photoshop... I shared some of my stock textures for overlaying etc. and my reward was that he snuck my name into a panel on a Mega-City block! (see panel below).

The episode of Judge Dredd that this comes from (Meat) is in this month's Judge Dredd Megazine and is written by Rob Williams, this is a great little story, one of my favourite one-offs for a while - and no, not just because my name is on a block... truly, it's a good little story (with sumptuous art) from two of the best creators in the business.

There has been a long tradition of names appearing on City-Blocks in Judge Dredd, and as a child I dreamt that one day my name would appear on one... so, that's another personal goal I can tick off!

To recap then, where the prog is concerned, in the last couple of years I have had a letter published, I got an associated mention in the Nerve Centre and now, I've got my name on a block... the next goals are the really big ones, but ones I feel I'm man enough to attempt now - people tell me I'm good enough and that it's only a matter of time... I think I'm starting to believe*!

* maybe, from afar, whilst wearing a disguise.


Dave said...

That's awesome! Finger's crossed for you for the future Kev!

qualia said...

that's so great. congrats :-)

Emperor said...

That pretty much ticks all the boxes (and then some) except the last one. Time for The Big Push and laying out your targets beyond that, of course ;)

Anonymous said...

A further encouraging sign Kev and such a cool one at that...I cannot think of a more deserving and talented person, Captain Bigwig #:-)

Craig Collins said...

Wow - what an honour! Well done indeed.

Matt Soffe said...

You, sir, are now immortal. This story featured my favourite Dredd artwork in a looong time too.

Philip Morgan said...

Wow! A high honour Mr Lev, it's a truly talented person indeed to have a block named after them BEFORE they're published in the Megazine. You're so close to the next step, you must be able to taste it in the air.

jon haward said...

Dylan's work should inspire it's fantastic quality stuff.
Kev keep going your work is getting better all the time the only thing i will say is look at your pages and stand back and say to yourself has this page enough punch, excitment , different view points etc? as well as good storytelling a artist has to entertain the reader taking them on a thrill ride a lot of Editors want to see this too , so try and be more bold and see what you come up with .
very best