'Bad' Anderson - diabolical plot

'Bad' Anderson - diabolical plot

Sun, 2011-12-11 15:34

In the story Satan by Alan Grant and myself Psi Judge Cassandra Anderson meets  a super villian calling himself Satan. At one point Satan proposes if Cass become his lackey he would not carry out his threat to destroy the planet. Think Silver Surfer /Galactus but with greater scope.
In the published story Cass decides not. There was however the opportunity to produce an alternative universe situation where Cass did take up the role. Which I thought and still do was a great idea for what would be the entire universe as canvas for great characters. Editors didn’t go for it.
When playing with Page Plus software I used it for a Satan /‘Bad’ Anderson subject. (final pic.) Swapping to Paint software I did and am doing more illustrations featuring them.
Work in progress appears here. More to follow. My scheme is to show the potential that alternative ‘Bad’ Anderson stories have with the hope that Tharg, or whoever at Rebellion has the authority, might become aware of  them and reconsider the decision not to take up the opportunity.
None of the pictures are complete but I am impatient both to get my cunning plan under way and to start other pictures I have ideas for. Updated versions will replace these when appropriate and any new ones when presentable will appear here. (Much later - not doing any more Anderson due to 'Sirius' taking priority)
I would not be drawing such a strip. My only gain would be seeing Alan’s great idea realised.  

Satan - Judge Dredd Megazine 3.01 - 3.07
Reprint in Judge Anderson - Satan published by Hamlyn 1996. Includes The Jesus Syndrome
Reprint in the collection Psi Judge Anderson - Shamballa  published by Rebellion 2008 . Also includes Shamballa, Reasons to be Cheerful, The Witch? Report. The Jesus Syndrome, R*Evolution, and The Protest. All Anderson stories writen by Alan Grant.
Judge Anderson copyright- Rebellion. Same goes for Satan too I guess.

In the story Satan by Alan Grant and myself Psi Judge Cassandra Anderson meets  a super villian calling himself Satan. At one point Satan proposes if Cass become his lackey he would not carry out his threat to destroy the planet. Think Silver Surfer /Galactus but with greater scope.
In the published story Cass decides not. There was however the opportunity to produce an alternative universe situation where Cass did take up the role. Which I thought and still do was a great idea for what would be the entire universe as canvas for great characters. Editors didn’t go for it.
When playing with Page Plus software I used it for a Satan /‘Bad’ Anderson subject. (final pic.) Swapping to Paint software I did and am doing more illustrations featuring them.
Work in progress appears here. More to follow. My scheme is to show the potential that alternative ‘Bad’ Anderson stories have with the hope that Tharg, or whoever at Rebellion has the authority, might become aware of  them and reconsider the decision not to take up the opportunity.
None of the pictures are complete but I am impatient both to get my cunning plan under way and to start other pictures I have ideas for. Updated versions will replace these when appropriate and any new ones when presentable will appear here. (Much later - not doing any more Anderson due to 'Sirius' taking priority)
I would not be drawing such a strip. My only gain would be seeing Alan’s great idea realised.  

Satan - Judge Dredd Megazine 3.01 - 3.07
Reprint in Judge Anderson - Satan published by Hamlyn 1996. Includes The Jesus Syndrome
Reprint in the collection Psi Judge Anderson - Shamballa  published by Rebellion 2008 . Also includes Shamballa, Reasons to be Cheerful, The Witch? Report. The Jesus Syndrome, R*Evolution, and The Protest. All Anderson stories writen by Alan Grant.
Judge Anderson copyright- Rebellion. Same goes for Satan too I guess.

Comments

Wow!

I will take that as a compliment. Thank you.

And it is, Mr Ranson. It really is. After seeing these beautiful pieces, I was inspired to do a Google search of your name; I don't really do as many anymore because I thought I'd seen all you've done, and besides, this is the place to which I come to get my fill, so today I was pleasantly suprised to find what this site had to offer:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/arthur+ranson

And this one, which elaborates on what I found there:

http://cellarofdredd.blogspot.com/2011/05/1995-judge-dredd-advent-calend...

And then this one just turned my day upside down:

http://bearalley.blogspot.com/2011/11/arthur-ranson-illustrations.html

I think I might be dead right now; because I'm in heaven.

Hullo Bheki,
thanks particularly for the Christmas card link. It is an image I did not have.
That is Brian Bolland in the crowd.
Best,
Arthur

It was my pleasure. Consider it then, to be my Christmas card to you! Love the message conveyed on it - who wrote it? And finding the Hunchback pages was like Christmas morning for me, too, because it meant the mystery behind the painted Hunchback image that was floating on the web with your name attached was solved. Solved by pages of story.

I hope there are more forgotten gems such as these out there that somebody, if not you, is willing to share with us.

You may have stayed under the radar for most of your career, but post-career, it will be your readers that will keep your name alive.

Amusingly, the verification code for this comment is... AR2!

Afraid I don't know the writer for the 2000AD Christmas card, It is now on the Dredd page.

AR2 ? It's a sign!

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