The Weekend Australian profiles NZ-born and Ilam (University of Canterbury) trained graphic artist Colin Wilson. Virtually unknown in the antipodes Wilson has millions of avid overseas fans and after his acclaimed work on the 2000AD (Judge Dredd) and French Blueberry comic series he is “a star … in the pantheon of Eurpean cartoonists” with his original drawings coveted by collectors. Now Melbourne based Wilson is currently winning plaudits for his work on the futurist comic Rain Dogs and the noirish Point Blank. “I approach each story with the same excitement which a director brings to a film, which is really what comics are to me – mini-films. If I do my part well, hopefully, they come to life for the reader as well.