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Simon Bisley

Simon Bisley (born March 4, 1962) is a British comics artist best known for his 1990’s work at 2000 AD on ABC Warriors and Slaine. While still a student, Bisley did a painting of a robot holding a baby that he sent to the offices of 2000 AD. The image was seen by Pat Mills and inspired him to relaunch the ABC Warriors strip, with Bisley as artist, in 1987. Following this, Bisley took over drawing of Sláine.

Bisley also painted the intercompany crossover Judge Dredd and Batman, Judgement on Gotham. Bisley has worked on Hellblazer, done pin-ups for Spider-Man, Daredevil, Hulk and Terminator, is also an occasional contributor to the comics magazine Heavy Metal and illustrated the Bible.

His style, reliant on paints, acrylics, inks and multiple-mediums, is strongly influenced by Frank Frazetta, Bill Sienkiewicz, Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dali, Egon Schiele and Richard Corben. He also took inspiration from rock album covers and graffiti as well as traditional comics art. In turn he and his work has inspired various forms in media, including the Beast in the 2006 Doctor Who episode “The Satan Pit”, and Simon Pegg’s character graphic artist Tim Bisley on the Channel 4 sitcom ‘Spaced’.

Check out his work at the comic book database and the Simon Bisley Gallery.

One response

  1. Images created by Simon Bisley are always awesome.
    Didn´t know he illustrated the bible – you never stop learnin 😉

    March 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

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