A random look at comic artists from the past. This week British artist Jason Brashill.
Once the darling of 90’s British comics, especially 2000AD, Jason Brashill‘s star look set to soar.
And he certainly had plenty of work, drawing strips (Judge Dredd,Outlaw, Space Girls) for 2000AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, as well as sharing art duties with Jim Murray on Batman/Judge Dredd:“Die Laughing”.
His artwork even featured(along with Murray, again) on Simon Pegg‘s brilliant 90’s comedy Spaced, in which he played comic artist, Tim Bisley.
Probably best known for his cover art, drawing a total of 55 for 2000AD and the Megazine between 12Aug’94 and 23Mar’05, he never really made the transition to American comics, however, like so many of his predecessors.
Now whether this was by choice or that the huge money-making machine that is the U.S comics industry didn’t know how to market him, I don’t know. But I do know comics is missing a huge talent and he should be as big a success as many of his less gifted fellow artistic countrymen.
I found these great Star Wars images on L\td The Art of Pop Culture and discovered he now lives near Seattle producing art for software company Valve, working on computer games such as Half Life and Left for Dead 2.
Here are some examples of his cover art.