Dan Dare, by Rian Hughes

Rian Hughes is a British comics artist and typographer, best known for his work on 2000 AD. He studied at the London College of Printing before working for an advertising agency, i-D magazine, and a series of record sleeve design companies. At the same time, he released his own small press minicomics, such as Zit (1983-84). Between 1983 and 1989, he was a regular contributor to escape Magazine, for which he drew among others 'Norm' and 'The Inheritors'. In 1987, he published his first graphic novel, 'The Science Service', with the Belgian publisher Magic Strip.

Under the name Device he now provides design and illustration for advertising campaigns, record sleeves, book jackets, graphic novels and television. Since setting up his studio, Device, he has worked extensively for the British and American comic industries as both designer, typographer, and illustrator. He styled the Knockabout Books line of collected underground comics (1985-92), and modernized Fleetway's 2000 AD weekly.

Also for Fleetway, he co-launched the adult comics Crisis and Revolver and the graphic novels line. In 2000 AD, he also illustrated stories with 'Robo-Hunter', 'Tales from Beyond Science', 'Really and Truly' and 'Dan Dare', among others. He has done designs for Titan Books, Fantagraphics and DC's Vertigo imprint. Hughes has also done cover illustrations for DC's 'Tangent' and 'Elseworlds'.

Dan Dare, by Rian Hughes

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