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From: D'Blog of 'Israeli

The Lowlife “Hokusai” Cover for 2000AD Prog 1752
Dirty Frank © 2012 Rebellion Developments/
Dirty Frank/Lowlife created by Rob Williams and Henry Flint.

I was delighted to discover that the Dirty Frank “Hokusai” cover for 2000AD Prog 1752 has won Cover of the Year 2011 on the 2000AD Covers Uncovered blog. Thanks to everyone from Covers Uncovered, ECBT2000AD and the 2000AD messageboards who voted. It’s been a corking year for 2000AD, so competition was stiff, and I’m proud to have placed in a field that included Greg Staples, Cliff Robertson and Henry Flint (no less than 3 times!)

Thanks where thanks are due: Tharg-in-Residence Matt Smith came up with the idea of basing a cover on a Hokusai print, and also approved what is a very radical take on Dirty Frank. 2000AD design stalwart Simon Parr also deserves thanks for his ever-sensitive design work. Thanks, gentlemen.

Finally, and at the risk of turning into Richard Attenborough, thanks to Pete Wells of 2000AD Covers Uncovered for his ongoing work showing the time and effort that goes into the cover art for the Galaxy’s Greatest every week.