His career was extensive, and his talent was unparalleled. The fact that he worked for every major comic company around today tells you how far reaching his talent was. Sadly, Mr Dillon is no longer with us, but the artwork he left behind will remain firmly in bookshelves of comic book history and in our memories for all time.
Dillon was born in London in 1962 and raised in Luton, Bedfordshire. He was the oldest of three siblings, a sister younger by three years, Julie, and a brother younger by nine years who is cartoonist/costume designer, Glyn Dillon.
Let’s dive into how these intergalactic tales, and others, deal with the world building of invading alien armies. Enjoy!
Five Years Later
In 1944, Poland had been occupied by Nazi Germany for almost five years. The Polish Home Army planned some form of rebellion against German forces. Germany was fighting a coalition of Allied powers, led by the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. The initial plan of the Home Army was to link up with the invading forces of the Western Allies as they liberated Europe from the Nazis. However, when the Soviet Army began its offensive in 1943, it became clear that Poland would be liberated by it instead of the Western Allies.
It’s time for comic book industry news again guys. Here is a select pic of some of the most recent and relevant comic news from around the globe. Enjoy!
2000AD Launches #THEDAYOFTHEDREDD
On September 7th, 2000AD – the British comic book giants - will be launching The Day Of The Dredd in comic stores around the world. A mixture of creator signings, live art jams, film screenings, and panel talks is dedicated to recognizing and exploring Dredd’s place in global pop culture.
It will coincide with the collected publication of the critically acclaimed Judge Dredd: The Small House, on Thursday September 5th with writer Rob Williams signing at the Forbidden Planet Mega-store in London between 6-7pm. One to add to the Things To Do In London If You Like Comics list on Bleeding Cool.
Fans will also be encouraged to participate by sharing their own personal memories of first encountering Dredd himself, or their favourite characters from his vast universe of stories using the hashtag #DAYOFDREDD. So, get on it!
It’s that time of the month again, folks, where we delve into the personal projects and crowdfunded comics on the wonderful world of Kickstarter. This time around, I’m bring you four upcoming projects that I think look interesting that you should be checking out too. Enjoy!
YOU DIED: An Anthology on the Afterlife
Death is, truly, the one thing we all have in common. But that doesn't make it easy to talk about. None of us can agree on what happens after the end comes, or about how much we should think about it beforehand, or even what death should mean to the living. But who says there's anything wrong with that? Not us.
With 24 contributing artists and over 240 pages, this Iron Circus Comics anthology features a line-up of cartoonists, both new and notable, relating their favourite stories, myths, hopes, and suspicions about death, dying, and even The Great Beyond.