Well, they returned a few weeks back now, but due to my tardy nature I'm only now posting about it.
JUDGE DREDD: PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE,
was a two part Dredd story written by Gordon Rennie and featured those lovable potato men (or women. It's so hard to tell). These odd characters first appeared in 2000ad way back in...er, well it was a long time ago for sure. Maybe someone can tell me in 'comments'?
My preliminary sketches for the cover can be seen over on Pete Wells' blog. Special mention for Dylan Teague who did a fantastic job on colouring this cover as well as the strip. Thanks, Dylan.