Yet another new TOP guest for ICE 2016!!! 🙂
David Roach was born in Cardiff in 1965 and from an early age he was consumed with both a passion for drawing and writing and a deep seated love of comic books.
After studying fine art and Philosophy in art college he was fortunate enough to start work on the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic; 2000Ad where he drew the Nemesis and Judge Anderson strips for a number of years. With American comics welcoming British creators in the ‘90s he drew features for DC (Batman, Star Trek), Dark Horse (Aliens, Star Wars) and Topps (Cadillacs and Dinosaurs).
For many years David has also provided illustrations for Advertising and games including many Dungeons and Dragons series. As a writer he has contributed to numerous magazines and is the author or co-author of 17 books including The Art of Vampirella and the art of Jose Gonzalez ( both from Dynamite) The Art of War ( Carlton),and The Warren Companion ( Two morrows).
For the best part of 16 years he has been a regular artist and inker on the Dr Who comic in Panini’s Dr Who Magazine and is the cover artist of their Graphic Novel series.
He is also an occasional artist on Judge Dredd for both 2000AD and the Megazine.
In recent times he has become closely associated with Vampirella drawing covers for Dynamite, compiling several Vampi artists editions for them and drawing countless commissions. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it! He is currently writing his magnum opus ( or, a jolly big book if you prefer); Masters of Spanish Comic Book Art for Dynamite which should hopefully be out by the end of the year.
Currently on the drawing board he has a very special strip- Judge Anderson, written by Alan Grant, for the epoch making 2000AD Prog 2000 which he will be bringing along to the convention, if he can find a portfolio big enough!