Dan Cornwell, comic-book artist interview (video).

In the world of comics, few artists have had a journey as unpredictable as Dan Cornwell. One minute, he’s piloting a bus, the next, he’s fielding emails from John Wagner, the legendary co-creator of Judge Dredd. How’s that for a career change? Cornwell’s story is one of talent meeting opportunity, with a hearty dose of humour thrown in for good measure.

Dan Cornwell, who can be found bantering away on Twitter, first burst onto the scene with his illustrations for the sci-fi sports comic ‘Rok of the Reds,’ published by Black Hearted Press. The comic, which is as intriguing as its title suggests, was just the beginning. Cornwell’s work soon caught the eye of comic aficionados, and he made his way into the pages of the anthology comic ‘100% Biodegradable,’ where his unique style continued to win over fans.

But the real magic happened when Cornwell got the call (or rather, the email) from none other than John Wagner. This led to his debut in the iconic ‘2000 AD,’ where he’s brought to life both ‘Judge Dredd’ and ‘Department K’ with a flair that’s unmistakably his own. His art has not just graced the pages but has leapt out, grabbed readers by the collar, and demanded their attention. It’s no surprise that he’s quickly become a fan favourite. And speaking of demands, it turns out Cornwell’s mum has quite the knack for making them. Rumour has it, she once threatened to phone Tharg, the mighty alien editor of ‘2000 AD,’ to make sure her son’s talents were being properly recognised. Imagine the fear that must have struck into the heart of Tharg – intergalactic editorial powers notwithstanding!

From ‘Rok of the Reds’ to his upcoming contributions to the Judge Dredd Megazine, Cornwell’s career is on a meteoric rise. His work on ‘Spector’ further solidifies his standing as a powerhouse in the comic book realm. When Molch-R had the chance to chat with him, they delved into not just his career, but his artistic process, and perhaps a tale or two about dodging space-faring editor calls.


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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