The judge, jury and pensioner
Geriatric judgement How artist R M Guéra rose to the challenge of drawing an elderly Judge Dredd
Even heroes get old. The longest-running character in 2000 AD, Judge Dredd, is now in his 70s. But, as we see in a brand new story, age hasn’t slowed him down.
The Man Comes Around sees writer Rob Williams team up with artist R M Guéra, as Dredd investigates a series of explosive suicides in Mega-City One. “I wasn’t sure how rounded his muscle should be,” Guéra says, “thinking about his advancing years, as well as who he is. So I opted for a bonier body, one that’s angled by bone rather than muscle.”
Guéra’s trademark gritty European style is perfectly suited to Rob’s 11-page strip, so much so that future collaborations could be on the cards. “After this issue,” Guéra says, “I’m pretty attracted to the elaboration of it. Hopefully we’ll work again – I really enjoyed Rob’s script.”
Judge Dredd Magazine 344 is available now from www.2000adonline.com; find more from R M Guéra at www.rmguera.com.
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