Noel Clarke and his Unstoppable company are set for talks over a 2000AD project, following a Twitter exchange yesterday.
Sometimes, amongst the toxicity and difficulties on social media, good things happen. Yesterday offered many examples of that.
In particular, comic artist P J Holden – who has drawn many 2000AD strips, including Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper – put out an offer on his Twitter feed yesterday.
He wrote, and you can read the original Tweet and subsequent exchange here, “If you’re a BAME creator and interested in working for 2000ad, let me know, while I’m not in a position to get you work, I know enough about 2000ad to be able to get you in position to pitch. I love 2000AD, and I think it can stand to be a lot more diverse than it is.”
He got lots of interesting replies, one of which was from writer, producer, actor and director Noel Clarke.
Clarke wrote that “I want my company @UnstoppableLtd to have rights, for a chance to make a show with a current or new 2000AD black character. We are established and real and can develop the show with you. how’s that?”
Within an hour, the CEO of Rebellion (the company that owns 2000AD) – Jason Kingsley – had been in contact with Clarke. And Clarke wrote within that same hour “call is already getting arranged!!”
That’s still a long way to go of course, but a nice turn of events. Clarke has been pursuing a
Credit too to P J Holden, who offered to @UmarDitta: “tell you what – I NEVER do this – but if you write a future shock (four pager) and we get it in shape, I’ll offer to be artist on it and we can co-pitch (and if it gets knocked back I’ll draw it anyway, for whatever venue you find)”. Fingers crossed something brilliant comes of that as well.
Hopefully, lots of good things come from this. We will, of course, keep you posted as we hear more.
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