Thursday, 2 September 2010

2000 AD Week: Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is perhaps the most revered of all the artists to work on 2000 AD and it's a pleasure to present these rarely seen illustrations of his from BEM #29 published in 1980.
BEM's editor and publisher, Martin Lock, notes in his editorial that McMahon was forced to draw the cover artwork twice due to the first version disappearing in the post, a common occurrence in those pre-internet days.
The issue itself contained an interview with acting Mighty One Steve McManus and script droid Alan Grant. McMahon provided original artwork that, with the exception of Dredd, are to my knowledge the only examples of him drawing characters such as Dan Dare, Mach Zero and Blackhawk.


james corcoran said...

You could be right can't remember seeing him draw any of these guys before, thanks for sharing these i'm a huge McMahon fan loved the Last American a really under rated strip.

Jason Garrattley said...

After a little bit of digging I've found another McMahon Johnny Alpha over at Barney's Prog Zone.

Aero said...

great scans from those old fanzines.
I scanned all the 2000AD content from BEM 29 last year and put it here, along with some other 2000AD stuff: