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Judge Dredd's 40th Anniversary Celebrated in New Art Exhibit - 'Zarjaz'

In case you didn't know, this year marks the 40th anniversary of landmark British comic 2000 AD and of its most famous character: Judge Dredd. And what better way to celebrate than with some thrill-powered visuals to go along with the other events so far this year?

That’s why U.K. printing company Vice Press is sponsoring a Judge Dredd/2000 AD-themed art exhibit to celebrate the galaxy’s greatest comic and the toughest lawman of them all. The exhibit will be titled Zarjaz!: An Art Tribute to 40 Years of 2000 AD and debuts in September as part of the Thought Bubble comic convention in Leeds.

Zarjaz! will feature work from established Dredd artists including Mike McMahon, Chris Weston, and legendary Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra, as well as artists who joined the magazine in more recent years, like Jake Lynch, and contemporary artists with few 2000 AD connections, such as Hawkeye artist David Aja and illustrator Florian Bertmer.

And if that isn't exciting news enough, then you'll be pleased to hear that there's more good news. At this exhibit, you can do more than just look. All art on show at Zarjaz! will be available for purchase as limited edition prints. No word on the price, but our wallets and bank accounts are already crying and mourning the loss of practically everything penny in them.

Although Zarjaz! opens on September 1st, the official launch event–sponsored by 2000 AD–isn't until September 22nd, the night before Thought Bubble.

Check out these beautiful examples of what will be on show and do let us know which is your favourite or if you intend on attending the event.

Jake Lynch Dredd Print

David Aja Dredd Print

Chris Weston Strontium Dog

Carlos Ezquerra Strontium Dog

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