2000 AD Competitions

Do you have what it takes to be a 2000 AD creator?

At 2017’s Thought Bubble, 2000 AD returns with the only talent search of its kind in the UK – with the prize being paid work with the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!

Legendary creators such as Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Mark Millar, Jock, Brian Bolland, Frazer Irving, Charlie Adlard, and many more got their big breaks at 2000 AD – could you be joining them?

It’s Dragons’ Den meets the Nerve Centre as Tharg the Mighty’s droids sit in judgement on hopeful writers and artists looking to join their ranks.



2000 AD Writing Competition

So you want to write for 2000 AD? Bravo, Earthlet – but dare you put your idea to the test in the Theatre of Thrills?

Future Shocks have not only been a staple of 2000 AD since 1977 but have forged some of its greatest writing talents, including Alan Moore and Grant Morrison!

Writers are being invited to pitch their ideas for a brand new Future Shock to a panel of our top script droids on the Saturday at Thought Bubble’s convention – but they have just two minutes to make their case!

Can you condense your idea, plot, and characters for a self-contained, four page short story with a twist ending down into just 120 seconds? And in front of an audience? And convince some of our best writers that it’s a winner? Only the bold shall be victorious!

The clock is ticking! Can you make your pitch and write your way into a job with 2000 AD? Get writing and make sure you’re first in line to appear – it’s first come, first served! Only our panel can decide whether your idea is worthy of the Mighty Tharg’s attention – the prize is getting paid to have your winning script turned into a Future Shock in the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!

Join previous winners Rory McConville and Andrew Williamson whose stories have all gone on to appear in the pages of 2000 AD!

Full details of the panel timings and location will be available as part of the full Thought Bubble programme, coming later in the year.

Please note: you’ll need a valid Thought Bubble Comic Con ticket to enter this competition which can be bought by clicking here.

2000 AD Art Challenge

Want to be the next great artist to draw Judge Dredd? Then take this opportunity to have your art seen by one of the world’s best know publishers by entering the 2000 AD Art Challenge!

To enter the challenge, draw your version of a set Terror Tale script, bring it to the portfolio session at the 2000 AD table* at Thought Bubble’s convention, and you could wind up winning paid work at 2000 AD!*

Join previous winners Tom Foster, Daniel Dwyer, Will Morris, and Tilen Javornik who have all gone on to appear in the pages of 2000 AD!

Budding artists should click here to view the free sample script on this page, draw their own version of it, and bring their efforts to the portfolio sessions being held at the 2000 AD table** at the Thought Bubble Comic Con. The six best efforts will then go before the searing eyes of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!

Please note: you’ll need a valid Thought Bubble Comic Con ticket to enter this competition which can be bought by clicking here.

The six best entries and ultimate winner will be shown at a special 2000 AD portfolio review panel at the Thought Bubble Comic Con.

*Please note that this competition is not open to working professionals.

** Portfolio sessions will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis – these and the judging panel event are open only to pages based on the script provided. Timings and locations for these events as part of this year’s convention will be announced later in the year.