Carlos Ezquerra, a Spanish who has lived in England and Andorra, is the creator of the extremely violent 'Judge Dredd' comic. Written by Pat Mills and John Wagner under the collective pseudonym of John Howard, 'Judge Dredd' made his first appearance in 2000 AD magazine in March 1977. Ezquerra began working in British comics in 1972 and from 1974 onwards almost exclusively for Fleetway Editions.
After only a couple of episodes, Ezquerra handed over 'Dredd' to Mike McMahon, who further shaped the character. Besides 'Judge Dredd', Ezquerra graphically designed 'Strontium Dog' and 'Al's Baby' for 2000 AD and Judge Dredd Megazine. In the 1990s he returned on the 'Judge Dredd' comic and took on 'Bloody Mary' at DC publishers. Carlos Ezquerra is also famous for his work on 'Star Wars' comics and the Dark Horse comic 'Mara Jade'.