Zombie World Tree of Death Poster by J. Deadstock aka John Hicklenton ZombieWorld


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Zombie World Tree of Death Poster by J. Deadstock aka John Hicklenton ZombieWorld! The end of the world is near. The dead walk the earth and feed on the flesh of the living. The remnants of humanity struggle for survival in a sickening nightmare that has become reality. The birth of a terrifying new world is at hand. John Hicklenton (8 May 1967 – 19 March 2010), aka John Deadstock, was a British comics artist best known for his brutal, visceral work on flagship 2000 AD characters like Judge Dredd (in particular Heavy Metal Dredd) and Nemesis the Warlock during the eighties and nineties. He suffered from multiple sclerosis and recorded an award-winning documentary about living with the condition. On 19 March 2010, Hicklenton chose to end his life at Dignitas in Switzerland. He also drew ZombieWorld (as John Deadstock) for Dark Horse Comics, who commissioned him because, as Mills has said “John is the ultimate horror artist … I defy anyone to show me an artist whose monsters are more grotesque, whose zombies have a more ghastly look in their eye.” He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000. Here’s Johnny, a documentary about his illness produced by Animal Monday, launched at the Science Museum on 30 January 2008, followed by its world première at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. The film took over 5 years to make and documents his brave and often humorous battle against MS. The film was favourably reviewed by the British Medical Journal and in 2008 won an unprecedented two Grierson Awards for “Best Newcomer” and “Best Arts Documentary”. On 23 March 2010 Pat Mills announced via the 2000 AD forums that Hicklenton had died the previous week following his battle with multiple sclerosis. Hicklenton had travelled to Switzerland and died on 19 March at Dignitas.

Near mint condition.