For our 12th and final 30th Anniversary print, we’ve gone with a British classic: a vintage Kevin O’Neill illustration of one his signature characters, Nemesis the Warlock, presented in association with the good folks at 2000 AD!
Crazy to think it, but Gosh started just 9 years after the launch of 2000 AD (The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic, don’t you know), and it’s been a fixture on our shelves ever since, in both its weekly form and in the ever-growing range of TP collections.
Kevin O’Neill, one of the most visionary, creative voices to have ever come out of UK comics, has also been a ever-present artistic force throughout our history. The crazed Metalzoic was first published in our first year of trading, then on through the barb-wire brilliance of Marshal Law and of course that perennial best-seller the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (returning someday soon!)
And of course Kevin is also known for those earliest days of 2000 AD and the characters he drew then, none more so than Nemesis the Warlock, one of the magazine’s most adored cast members. So what better way to mark the end of our run of prints than a portrait of Nemesis by Kevin?
Originally drawn as an in-house ad, then reused in both the Eagle Comics reprints and again for the cover of the 2013 Deviant Edition hardcover, we’ve gone back to the original black and white art to create a beautiful screenprint! Signed by Kevin O’Neill and limited to just 100 copies, the screenprint is A3 (42.0 x 59.4cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches) and printed on 270gsm Mohawk Superfine acid-free & archival paper.