PAT MILLS is the creator and first editor of 2000AD. He developed Judge Dredd and is the writer-creator of many of 2000AD’s most popular stories such as Nemesis the Warlock, Sláine and ABC Warriors. He also created Action and co-created Battle Picture Weekly with John Wagner. He has written numerous girls comic serials and also started Jinty with Malcolm Shaw and later Misty, as the female equivalent of 2000AD. His other credits include Charley’s War,co-created with Joe Colquhoun, Marshal Law, co-created with Kevin O’Neill (reappearing as a de-luxe collection in Spring 2013 from DC Comics), and Accident Man, created with Tony Skinner, which is being reprinted by Titan Books.
He also enjoys considerable success in France with his best-selling graphic novel series Requiem, Vampire Knight, co-created with artist Olivier Ledroit; volume eleven due out in November 2012 (reprinted in the UK by Panini), and a French edition of Charley’s War.
In 2006, Pat got together with artist Clint Langley and entrepreneur Jeremy Trollope-Davis to form Repeat Offenders Ltd. Their company creates intellectual properties and develops them as graphic novels and films. Their first project was American Reaper – a future cop fighting criminals who steal teenagers’ bodies for their elderly clients to possess. Pat wrote the screenplay for Reaper which has been optioned by Xingu and Maven films and is now in development. The first volume of the graphic novel adaption of Reaper, drawn by Clint, appeared in the Judge Dredd Megazine and the second volume will appear in early 2013. Their second project is War Dog, an Irish saga for Subotica Films, financed by the Irish Film Board. Pat has just written the first draft of the screenplay and Clint is designing the characters and the legendary world. Forthcoming projects include a robot/human “buddy” story, currently with Heyday Films; Dark Apps – a spy thriller; and Rose Noir – a female vigilante who punishes heartbreakers.
He was recently made Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool for his contributions to popular culture.