John Wagner



The iconic John Wagner, author of the Shrewsbury Comic Art Trail!

John Wagner is best known for his work for 2000AD, having co-created Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog and many other memorable characters. His graphic novel ‘A History of Violence’ is now a major film by director David Cronenberg, with an award-winning screenplay by Josh Olsen.  His latest project is Rok of the Reds, the critically acclaimed tale of the world’s first alien footballer (available at

John has written the script for our Comic Art Trail. Even though there are nine panels, this is no easy feat! John has carefully and cleverly woven together a succinct script that not only references the nine locations where each artwork will feature, but takes you through a time-hopping story from Shrewsbury’s past to its present. 

You are in for a treat!


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