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This fortnight's REMAKE/REMODEL CHALLENGE. It's a doozy.

"JUDGE DREDD

All righty then. Doesn’t come much better than this.

We’ve had our clowns, we’ve had our jungle-protecting sorcerers, we’ve had our gun-wielding primates. I think we can all agree it’s about time we sunk our teeth into some good old fashioned head-breaking uberviolent zero-tolerance epic future cop action, yes? With the kind permission of the splendid droids over at 2000AD, you’re about to get the chance to re-imagine the most iconic chin in British comics history. Here’s what we know:

Dredd is an American law enforcement officer in Mega City One: a violent city of the future where uniformed Judges combine the powers of police, judge, jury and executioner. Dredd and his fellow Judges are empowered to arrest, sentence and even execute criminals on the spot. He was created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra.


Those of us who know and love the character could happily add to that with days’ worth of affectionate waffle. We’d mention that the common interpretation of Dredd as a fascist is a horrible oversimplification, and for a character nicknamed “old stoney face” he's in fact remarkably complex. We’d mumble about the gigapolis he inhabits – Mega City One – being a gloriously over-the-top cipher of the real-world, whose gibbering denizens are so thoroughly buzzed on the insanities of the Future that they need brutal and unsympathetic law enforcement to prevent Colony Collapse. We’d meander endlessly through our smugness regarding the genius of a character able to make readers root for him – even empathize with him – despite his stated belief that democracy is the worst thing that could happen to his town.

And then there’s the uniform.

Let’s keep the rest. Let’s drokk about with the look. Your mission is simple: You’re designing a character capable of upholding the law in a city-sized lunatic asylum. He or she is going to be wading in violence 24/7. He or she needs to be mobile, armed, flexible. He or she needs to represent the judicial system which created them, with whatever symbols seem most appropriate. In a world of frothing pants-on-head crazystomm, He or she is the law.

And, folks: WE CANNOT SEE HIS/HER FULL FACE. Trying to de-helmet Dredd is a bannable offence, in this fan's opinion.

Hit it, creeps."

Just kept looking at his real costume and thinking of other historical badasses, and because me and the wife just finished watching "Seven Samurai" AGAIN, decided to throw Dredd back to historical Japan.

Pencils/Inks: MangaStudio 4EX
Colors: Photoshop CS5
Font and type design: me

Judge Dredd is ©2000AD Magazine
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l33tn3rdz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Somewhere in this castle is a judge. I want him dead and until I get what I want the place is locked down. All clan every level, hunt him down. Everyone else stay the f*ck out of our way until the swords stop.

As for the judge, sit tight or run. Makes no difference your mine."

"So how do you want it? Duel to the death or seppuku? Makes no difference."

The enforcer of Bushido, DREAD!
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! Well played.
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OddMod-7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
that's amazing work :D
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I had a blast doing it.
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OddMod-7 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
no worries turned out great :)
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Jaxn777 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
this. is. ridiculously. fantastic.
i mean really really fantastic remake.
just an awesome fantastic really cool remake.
fantastic.
awesome.
yep.
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So... what are you saying, exactly? : )
Thanks.
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crazyfoxmachine Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing entry dude - this has been doing the rounds everywhere!
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PaulSizer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Where have you seen it other than here? and Thanks!
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crazyfoxmachine Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Facebook, the 2000ad forums and the 2000ad tumblr thus far - !
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