Nice to see that you are loving my Lawgiver illustrations. Those were drawn for a book that is currently pending publishing and were created out of a love of all things DREDD.
Others have come close, but until I started publishing Dredd related guns and technology it wasn't something you find on the web. Today there are works which are based on my early artwork, but that's just the way the cookie crumbles. Always some wise guy waiting to make their own and who saves a hell of a lot of time duplicating (drawing over) existing works.
I love reading stories about Judge Joseph Dredd! (I feel I must differentiate between Joe Dredd and his failure of a twin brother, Rico Dredd.) Mega City One, where Cancel Culture gets cancelled! Most likely by the great Judge Joseph Dredd himself!
Well, I was a kid when the first stories came out and instantly associated with Joe Dredd. You could say he was my role model. To this day I have a look on my face that suggests I'm wearing boots just one size too small to keep me a mean, lean, judging machine!
The story is Rico is essentially one of corruption and as you may or may not know, Rico went bad and took bribes, ran a protection racket and eventually murdered a man in cold blood and Joe was forced to confront him - Rico could have killed Joe easily, but for some reason - emotional perhaps - Rico missed and Joe got the upper hand. Rico then served twenty on Titan and came back to get his revenge, but Joe was just too fast for him.
I'm currently in the middle of a book project about Mega-City One, Judge Dredd and all associated media (excluding the IDW comics and the movies) because I happen to be an authority on the Dredd stories. If you check out the 2000A.D. section of my gallery you will discover more than the armament. The writing project is three years old at this time and is coming along well. It is my intention (and the intention of my publisher) to produce the most accurate book on the Dredd universe as possible given the fact that the strip is still running and new material is being added all of the time.
Apologies for the long-winded reply, but its nice to meet folks who love Dredd and well, it is my hope one of these days to give the hardcore fans something to love beyond the strips. Believe it or not, old stoney face is now seventy-four years old and has been a Street Judge for fifty-four years (year of the city: 2133 Our year: 2021). I'm actually wondering at this point if Dredd is going to get some serious rejuvenation treatment.
I know about how Rico went bad.
I have read books that cover Years One, Two, and Three of Judge Joseph Dredd’s career as a Street Judge.