At Thought Bubble later this year, 2000AD and Vice Press will launch ‘Zarjaz! An Art Tribute to 40 Years of 2000AD,’ a gallery exhibition that will feature lots of amazing art from the nearly half-century of 2000AD. Three pieces from that exhibition have been granted to us to reveal exclusively today.
The first is by Jock, and is in honor of the film Future Shock: The Story of 2000AD being released on Blu-Ray.
The second is a Charlie Adlard print celebrating “Savage.”
The third is a Judge Dredd pinup by Michael Cho, with two different color palettes represented.
Below, find the full press release and, if you find yourself in Leeds in September, for Tharg’s sake, find your way to Zarjaz!
Vice Press have teamed with 2000 AD and Thought Bubble Festival to celebrate 40 Years of the Galaxy’s Greatest comic with Zarjaz! An Art Tribute To 40 Years of 2000 AD; a Thrill-Powered gallery exhibition in Leeds featuring work by Earth’s mightiest artists and designers from comics and pop culture!
From the cover of Arrow Film’s Future Shock: The Story Of 2000AD Blu-ray release, Jock has created this stunning limited edition screen print that will be released to purchase exclusively at the Thought Bubble exhibition event being held on Friday the 22nd of September from 7pm at The Gallery at Munro House, Leeds. Sized 50cmx70cm, this limited edition screen print comes in a signed and hand numbered edition of 150.
Zarjaz! An Art Tribute To 40 Years of 2000 AD includes a wide range of art featuring characters and titles from 2000 AD’s rich history and will also include a new release created especially for the gallery by legendary artist Charlie Adlard for the title Savage. This very special piece will be released as a limited edition giclee in an edition of 40 sized 30x40cm and priced £30. There will also be the opportunity to purchase Charlie Adlard’s original pen and ink artwork with all proceeds being donated to Barnardo’s Children’s Charity.
Artist Mike Cho takes on the formidable lawman Judge Dredd in his screen print available in a Regular (Red) Edition of 100 priced at £30 and a Variant (Orange) edition of 50 priced at £40. Both editions measure 40x50cm.
Along with many other prints and originals still to be revealed, Mike Cho’s Judge Dredd and Charlie Adlard’s Savage will all be able to purchase from the opening night of Zarjaz! An Art Tribute To 40 Years of 2000 AD on September 1st at The Gallery at Munro House, Leeds. Any remaining work will go up for sale on line at a later date at www.Vice-Press.com.
Zarjaz! An Art Tribute To 40 Years of 2000 AD runs September 1st through September 30th at The Gallery at Munro House, Leeds and will feature a truly staggering display of original tribute art and limited edition prints from the finest art droids to grace the pages of 2000 AD and the rare opportunity to witness some of contemporary comics’ biggest names deliver their own takes on classic 2000 AD characters. A must for posters and graphic art collectors as all of the unique work on display will be available to add to your collection. You can keep up to date with all the latest news at the Official Facebook Event Page.
If your circuits haven’t overloaded yet, the Nerve Centre will be making the Helltrek to Leeds deliver the ‘2000 AD Juve Cube’ – the official after-party of the opening of Vice Press Presents: Zarjaz! An Art Tribute to 40 Years of 2000 AD.
The 2000 AD Juve Cube is a riotous night of celebration featuring Live music, DJs and live art from super-star VIP droids featured in the accompanying exhibition. For 2000 AD fans, it’s the perfect way to kick off the UK’s finest comic and sequential arts festival!
The ‘2000 AD Juve Cube’ runs from 8:30pm to late at Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen in Leeds City Centre.