Ian Gibson (comics)

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Ian Gibson
Born 1946
Nationality British
Area(s) Penciller, Inker, Colourist
Notable works
Robo-Hunter
The Ballad of Halo Jones
Judge Dredd
Notable collaborations
John Wagner/Alan Grant
Alan Moore

Official website

Ian Gibson (born 1946) is a British comic book artist, best known for his 1980s black-and-white work for 2000 AD, especially as the main artist on Robo-Hunter and The Ballad of Halo Jones, as well as his long run on Judge Dredd.

Biography[edit]

His imaginative cartoonish, and intricately detailed style (especially in black and white strips) lends itself best to humorous strips, such as Robo-Hunter and Ace Trucking Co., although his work on the Alan Moore-penned The Ballad of Halo Jones shows that he is capable of telling a serious story.

In the US, Gibson made a good name for himself drawing Mister Miracle for DC Comics in the 1980s. Subsequently he started work on Meta 4, an innovative science fiction/superhero comic written by Stefan Petrucha. This series was cut short when publisher First Comics went out of business.

Since 2000, Gibson has mostly been occupied drawing Judge Dredd and the revived Robo-Hunter series starring Sam Slade's daughter, Samantha.

He also regularly contributes articles and rants to the Den Of Geek website about the state of today's comics industry.

Bibliography[edit]

Comics work includes:

  • Judge Dredd:
    • "Robot Wars" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #14, 17, May–June 1977)
    • "Mr Buzzz" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #22, July 1977)
    • "You Bet Your Life" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #25, August 1977)
    • "The Academy of Law" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #27, August 1977)
    • "The Neon Knights" (with Pat Mills, in 2000 AD #29, September 1977)
    • "Devil's Island" (with Gerry Finley-Day, in 2000 AD #31, September 1977)
    • "Walter's Secret Job" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #33, October 1977)
    • "Mutie the Pig" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #35, October 1977)
    • "The Troggies" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #36, October 1977)
    • "Billy Jones" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #38, November 1977)
    • "Luna 1" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #42, December 1977)
    • "22nd Century Futzie" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #45, December 1977)
    • "Meet Mr Moonie" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #46, January 1978)
    • "The Oxygen Desert" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #48-49, January 1978)
    • "The Killer Car" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #53-56, February–March 1978)
    • "Vienna" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #116, June 1979)
    • "The Nightmare Gun" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #190, December 1980)
    • "Synthi-Caff Vindilu" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #191, December 1980)
    • "Knock on the Door" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #195, January 1981)
    • "Any Confessions" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #201, 1981)
    • "The Alien Way" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #204, 1981)
    • "The Problem With Sonny Bono" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #208, 1981)
    • "The Umpty Baggers" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #213-214, 1981)
    • "The Stookie Glanders" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #220-221, 1981)
    • "Rumble in the Jungle" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #343-345, 1983)
    • "Are You Tired of Being Mugged?" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #354, 1984)
    • "Bob's Law" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #355, 1984)
    • "High Society" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #364, 1984)
    • "The House on Runner's Walk" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #365, 1984)
    • "City of the Damned" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #400-401, 1985)
    • "Hagatha Smeld" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #419, 1985)
    • "Aftermath Ron Reagan" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #420, 1985)
    • "Love Story" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #444, 1985)
    • "It Pays to be Mental" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #468, 1986)
    • "Rumours Can Kill" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #469, 1986)
    • "Paid With Thanks" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #476, 1986)
    • "Tomb of the Judges" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #496-498, 1986)
    • "What If Judges Did Ads?" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #521, 1987)
    • "Full Mental Jacket" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #578-580, June 1988)
    • "Almighty Dredd" (with Garth Ennis, in 2000 AD #780-782, April–May 1992)
    • "Giant" (with John Wagner, in Judge Dredd Megazine vol. 2 #50-52, April 1994)
    • "Judge Death: The True Story" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #901-902, August 1994)
    • "Bum Rap" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #1070, November 1997)
    • "A Day in the Death of Joe Meg" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #1223, January 2001)
    • "Sex Beast!" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #1230, February 2001)
    • "Lost in Cyberspace" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #1268-1270, November 2001)
    • "Terrorist!" (with Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #1274, January 2002)
    • "Love Story III: The End of the Affair" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #1281, March 2002)
    • "Give Me Liberty" (with Gordon Rennie, in 2000 AD #1304-1305, August 2002)
    • "After Hours" (with Gordon Rennie, in 2000 AD #1319, November 2002)
    • "Sniping" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #1321, December 2002)
    • "The Marriage Game" (with John Wagner, in Judge Dredd Megazine #203, March 2003)
    • "Holding On" (with Gordon Rennie, in 2000 AD #1357, September 2003)
    • "At Home With the Snozzburns" (with Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #1391, May 2004)
    • "Missing in Action" (with Gordon Rennie, in 2000 AD #1429-1431, March 2005)
    • "Global Psycho" (with Gordon Rennie, in 2000 AD #1468, December 2005)
    • "Return to Planet Gary" (with Gordon Rennie, in 2000 AD #1483, April 2006)
    • "Judgement" (with Gordon Rennie, in 2000 AD #1523-1528, February–March 2007)
    • "Nuked!" (with Robbie Morrison, in 2000 AD #1576, March 2008)
  • Walter the Wobot (with Joe Collins):
    • "Tap Dancer" (in 2000 AD #50, February 1978)
    • "Shoot Pool!" (in 2000 AD #51, February 1978)
  • Robo-Hunter:
    • "Verdus" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #76-85 & 100-112, August 1978 – May 1979)
    • "Day of the Droids" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #152-174, 1980)
    • "The Beast of Blackheart Manor " (with Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #259-265, 1982)
    • "The Filby Case " (with Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #266-272, 1982)
    • "Killing of Kidd" (with Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #275-281, 283-88, 1982)
    • "Football Crazy" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #283-288, 1983)
    • "Play it again, Sam" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #292-307, 1982–1983)
    • "The Slaying of Slade" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #312-330, 1983)
    • "Sam Slade's Last Case" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #331-334, 1983)
    • "Hoagy's First Case" (with Alan Grant, in 2000 AD 1984 Annual, 1983)
    • "Farewell, My Billions" (with John Wagner, in 2000 AD #435-443, 1985)
  • Tharg the Mighty (with Tharg the Mighty):
    • "Revenge of the Thrill Suckers" (in 2000 AD #198-199, February 1981)
    • "The Day They Banned 2000 AD!" (in 2000 AD #208-209, April 1981)
    • "The Nightmare" (in 2000 AD #222-223, July–August 1981)
    • "Leave it to, um...Burt" (in 2000 AD Annual 1983, 1982)
    • "Tharg's Head Revisited" (with various artists, in 2000 AD #500, December 1986)
    • "A Night 2 Remember" (with various writers and artists, in 2000 AD #1280, February 2002)
  • Ace Trucking Co.: "Hell's Pocket" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in 2000 AD #239-243, 1981)
  • The Amazing Maze Dumoir (with Alan Hebden, in 2000 AD #368-369, May 1984)
  • The Domino Theory (with M. Feekins, in 2000 AD #371, June 1984)
  • Anderson: Psi Division:
    • "The Mind of Edward Bottlebum" (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, in Judge Dredd Annual 1985, 1984)
    • "A Fistful of Denimite" (with Alan Grant, in Judge Dredd Annual 1986, 1985)
    • "Colin Wilson Block" (with Alan Grant, in 2000 AD Winter Special 1988, 1988)
  • Banzai Battalion (with John Wagner, collected in Judge Dredd: Banzai Battalion, Rebellion, December 2003, ISBN 1-904265-11-1):
    • "The Fitz" (in 2000 AD #1257-1262, August–October 2001)
    • "Save the Fitz!" (in 2000 AD Prog 2003, December 2002)
  • Samantha Slade Robo-Hunter (with Alan Grant):
    • "Like A Virgin" (in 2000 AD Prog 2004, #1371-1373, December 2003 – January 2004)
    • "The Furzt Case" (in 2000 AD Prog 2004, #1406–1411, September–October 2004)
    • "The Davinchy Code" (in 2000 AD Prog 2005, December 2004)
    • "Stim!" (in 2000 AD from #1450-1456, August–September 2005)
    • "Casino Royal" (in 2000 AD from #1527-1531, March–April 2007)
    • "I, Jailbird" (in 2000 AD from #1545-1546, July 2007)

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