The announcement has been made in 2000 AD #1981, Colin McNeil will take the B&W art duties on Defoe in 2017:
Covers have been revealed for two Pat Mills related releases this summer and this fall. First, in August we will have the second (and final) volume of Ro-busters complete Nuts and Bolts:
And in November, some original scripts will be revealed in:
On the interview/chat/comic books panel front, let's pinpoint a three parts chat review on the Carabas Blog, and Pat Mills and Sylvain Runberg panel (hosting by Paul Gravett) at the London Book Fair coverage, including links to youtube videos here and here.