Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Wed, 16 Oct 2013
I found this last night digging through a box of old photos. It's a rejection letter from 2000ad's Art Director Robin Smith, around the early / mid 1980s I think. It's so sweet I just had to scan it in.
I'd drawn a really, really bad Judge Dredd strip (that I'd also written myself), aged about 12 or 13 (I can't remember), that I sent in, hoping to get it printed in the comic. They must have had a good laugh at it in Kings Reach Tower, and were probably inundated with dreadful submissions at the time, so it really meant a lot to me that Robin took the time to write me a lovely, encouraging letter like this.
(Sadly my figures are still rubbish, and my drawings are still very scratchy. Ho hum.)
» Laugh at my terrible drawing for yourself