2000AD Reveals Winner of its Art Stars Competition

Some of the biggest artists in comic books got their break at the award-winning 2000 AD – and the legendary weekly comic is still stepping up to give new talents a chance to be published with its own art competition: 2000 AD Art Stars.

Star Scans have been a staple of 2000 AD since its earliest days: single-image pin-ups of the greatest characters in the galaxy, from Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog to Dan Dare and Rogue Trooper, drawn by some of the best artists in comics from Brian Bolland and Dave Gibbons to Jock and Liam Sharp.

Every few months, 2000 AD gives would-be art droids the opportunity to submit Star Scan pin-ups based on 2000 AD characters – and the winner, chosen by the editorial team at 2000 AD, not only gets published in a future issue but also paid for their art.

The latest theme was Halo Jones, the massively popular and influential character created by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson in 1984.

Geek Syndicate is chuffed to announce that the winner is Dan Chase! Dan came close to the top spot last time with his Venus Blue Genes piece being selected as ‘runner-up’ in the Rogue Trooper theme, and his evocative Halo Jones piece will be published in a future issue of 2000 AD.

Dan Chase’s winning entry

The runner-up, as selected by 2000 AD’s editor Matt Smith, is Eoin Stephens.


Finally we have an Honourable Mention going  to Kath Anderson.

Dan joins previous 2000 AD Art Stars winners Mark Montague, Ev Shipard and Chris Skinner, who’ve all seen their art published in 2000 AD.

A big congrats from everyone here at GS !!!