Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Johnny Hicklenton

Last night, I watched an incredible documentary entitled, "Here's Johnny" on More4 about the life and times of the super talented artist, Johnny Hicklenton. It chronicles the past 7 years of his life as he has been a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer since 2000. Watching this incredible artist struggle and come to terms with the disease, whilst still drawing 10-12 hours per day was a truly inspiring and touching piece of cinematography. He is best known for his artwork during the 90's of Britain's 2000AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. (In my opinion, he is definitely one of the best British illustrative talents ever)
What is also amazing, is the fact that he continues to focus on bringing multiple sclerosis as a disease to the public's attention in order to help it's sufferers fight for better treatment and research from the medical community. Long live Johnny and his truly inspiring story!

Selected Works:
Thargs Future Shocks x 2
Nemesis the Warlock - books 7 & 9
Rogue Trooper Annual
Slaine The King - unofficial pencils
Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd
Heavy Metal Dredd
Judge Edwina's Strange Cases
Mean Machine
Mean Machine - Poster
Blood of Satanus
Finn x 2
Ryan - Black ManBurden

Dark Horse
Zombie World series

There's a good little interview with him HERE, which was done in 2006.

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