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Simon Bisley
Simon Bisley
is a British comic book artist best known for his 1990s work on ABC Warriors, Lobo and Sláine. Bisley's work influenced the Beast in the 2006 Doctor Who
Doctor Who
episode "The Satan Pit",[1] and Simon Pegg's character graphic artist Tim Bisley on the Channel 4
Channel 4
sitcom Spaced.[2]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Influences 4 Bibliography

4.1 Comics

4.1.1 DC 4.1.2 Fleetway 4.1.3 Full Circle 4.1.4 Marvel 4.1.5 Verotik 4.1.6 Other publishers

4.2 Collected editions 4.3 Music album covers 4.4 Computer game box 4.5 Role-playing games 4.6 Movie posters 4.7 Books

5 Awards 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit]

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Simon Bisley
Simon Bisley
began drawing when he was six years old. He is self-taught, with only a short one-year stay at an art college.[citation needed] Career[edit] Bisley started his career doing magazine and album covers, his first work being a T-shirt design for heavy metal magazine Kerrang![citation needed] Eventually, even though he had no experience in comics strip drawing at the time, he was hired by the magazine 2000 AD after they saw his interpretations of their magazine characters. According to the Comic Book Database, "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".[3] He started with work on ABC Warriors in 1987, later moving to Sláine and Judge Dredd.[4] Since 1997, Bisley is a regular contributor of the comics magazine Heavy Metal.[5] Bisley has done design work for several music videos, including Chippendales' "Room Service".[citation needed] Influences[edit] Bisley's style is strongly influenced by Frank Frazetta,[6] Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dalí, and Richard Corben, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Egon Schiele.[7] He also took inspiration from rock album covers and graffiti as well as traditional comics art. Bisley's work has inspired the Beast in the 2006 Doctor Who
Doctor Who
episode "The Satan Pit",[1] and Simon Pegg's character graphic artist Tim Bisley on the Channel 4
Channel 4
sitcom Spaced.[2] Bibliography[edit] Comics[edit] DC[edit]

The Authority/Lobo (with co-writers Keith Giffen and Alan Grant):

Jingle Hell (2004) Spring Break Massacre (2005)

Batman: Black & White, miniseries, #2 (with Neil Gaiman, 1996) Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgement on Gotham
Judgement on Gotham
(with John Wagner/Alan Grant, 1991) ISBN 1-56389-022-4 Batman/Lobo One-Shot (April 2000) Global Frequency
Global Frequency
#7 (with Warren Ellis, 2003) Hellblazer
Hellblazer
#259-260, 265-266, 282 (full art); #271-274 (along with Giuseppe Camuncoli) (2009–11) Lobo:

The Last Czarnian (with co-writers Keith Giffen and Alan Grant, 96 pages, 1992) ISBN 0-930289-99-4 Lobo's Back's Back (with Keith Giffen, 96 pages, 1993) ISBN 1-56389-103-4 Paramilitary Christmas Special
Special
(1991)

Fleetway[edit]

2000 AD (ABC Warriors): ##555-558, 563-568, 577-581 (1988); (Sláine): #626-635, 650-656, 662-664, 688-698 (1989–90); (Judge Dredd) #1068 (1997) Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
Megazine #1.14, 1.16, 1.17, 1.19, 2.61, 2.62, 3.15, 3.17 (1991–96)

Full Circle[edit]

Full Cirkle, vol. 1 (with Simon Reed, 2003) Full Cirkle, vol. 2 (with Simon Reed, 2007) Thicker Than Blood (colours, with Simon Reed and art by Mike Ploog, 2007)

Marvel[edit]

X-Men Unlimited
X-Men Unlimited
#46 (with Ian Edginton, 2003) Halo Graphic Novel, (with Lee Hammock, 2006) Incredible Hulks #620 (with Brandon Montclare, 2011)

Verotik[edit]

Verotika #1 (with Glen Danzig
Glen Danzig
(w), 1994) Verotika #2 (cover, 1995) Death Dealer #1 (with Glen Danzig
Glen Danzig
(w) and Frank Frazetta
Frank Frazetta
(cover), 1995) Satinika (Vol 1) #0 (with Glen Danzig
Glen Danzig
(w) and Frank Frazetta
Frank Frazetta
(cover), 1995) Satinika (Vol 1) #1-2 (covers, 1995) Jaguar God #0 (with Glen Danzig
Glen Danzig
(w), 1996) Verotik Illustrated (with Bill Oakley, 1997)

Other publishers[edit]

"Once Upon A Time In The West" (with Alan Grant, in Toxic!
Toxic!
#1, 1991) "Reapers" (with John Arcudi, in Dark Horse Presents: Aliens, Dark Horse Comics, 1992, collected in Aliens Omnibus
Aliens Omnibus
#3, 2008, ISBN 1-59307-872-2) Bisley's Scrapbook (Atomeka Press, 1993) Melting Pot (with Kevin Eastman/Eric Talbot, Kitchen Sink Press, 1995, ISBN 0-87816-362-X) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bodycount (with Kevin Eastman, 4-issue mini-series, tpb, Image Comics, 1996, tpb, ISBN 1-887279-36-9) Mutant Chronicles: Golgotha (illustration by Bisley, Acclaim Comics, 1996) Bad Boy (with Frank Miller, one-shot, Oni Press, Dynamite Entertainment, 1997) Fistful of Blood (with script and layouts by Kevin Eastman, in Heavy Metal #192-202, May 2001 - January 2003, hardcover, 64 pages, February 2003, ISBN 1-882931-86-6) The Dead (with Alan Grant, Berserker Comics, 2008-ongoing)[8] Church of Hell #1-3 (Berserker Comics, 2009, covers)[9]

Collected editions[edit]

The Authority/Lobo: Holiday Hell (160 pages, 2006) ISBN 1-4012-0992-0 Global Frequency, Volume 2: Detonation Radio, ISBN 1-4012-0291-8 Heavy Metal Dredd (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, reprinted from Rock Power, collected in Heavy Metal Dredd ISBN 0-7493-1555-5):

"A Mega-City Primer" (in Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
Megazine #1.14, 1991 and 2000 AD #1068, 1997) "Rock On, Tommy Who?!" (in Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
Megazine #1.16, 1992) "Chicken Run" (in Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
Megazine #1.17, 1992) "The Legend of Johnny Biker" (in Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
Megazine #1.19, 1992) "Ironfist" (in Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
Megazine #2.61, 1994) "Night Before Christmas" (in Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
Megazine #2.62, 1994) "The Great Arsoli" (in Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
Megazine #3.15, 1996) "Bimba" (in Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd
Megazine #3.17, 1996)

Music album covers[edit]

Mayhemic Destruction (1987), by Mortal Sin Created In Hate (1988) by Anihilated First Offence (1988), by First Offence Kilt by Death (1990), by Drunken State Thrall: Demonsweatlive (1993), by Danzig 6:66 Satan's Child (1999), by Danzig Gorgeous Frankenstein (2007), by Gorgeous Frankenstein Lost Tracks of Danzig
Lost Tracks of Danzig
(2007), by Danzig Among Flies (2008), by Last House on The Left

Computer game box[edit]

Gods (1991), by The Bitmap Brothers Weaponlord
Weaponlord
(1995), by Visual Concepts Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
(2012), by Namco Bandai Games
Namco Bandai Games
(Heihachi Mishima's second costume.)

Role-playing games[edit]

Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of (2017, Modiphius Entertainment, inner pages illustrations by Simon Bisley, among others)

Movie posters[edit]

Centurion (2010) (Possibly in error, also attributed to Simon Bowles and Pathe productions.) Black Death (2010)

Books[edit]

The Art of Simon Bisley
Simon Bisley
Redux (132 pages, Heavy Metal Magazine, June 2007, ISBN 1-932413-79-0) Simon Bisley's Illustrations from the Bible: A Work in Progress (Heavy Metal Magazine, July 2007, ISBN 1-932413-78-2) Simon Bisley
Simon Bisley
Calendar 2010 (Heavy Metal Magazine, August 2009, ISBN 1-935351-06-0)

Awards[edit]

1989: Won "Favourite Artist UK" Eagle Award 1992:[10]

Won "Best Artist" Eisner Award, for Judgement on Gotham Nominated for "Best Cover Artist" Eisner Award, for Judgement on Gotham and Doom Patrol Nominated for "Best Graphic Album: New/First US publication", for Judgement on Gotham, with Alan Grant and John Wagner

1993:[11]

Nominated for "Best Cover Artist" Eisner Award, for Grendel: War Child, Terminator, and Enemy Within Nominated for "Best Painter (Interior)", for "Lair of the Lizard Ladies" in Mr. Monster Attacks #3

References[edit]

^ a b "Artist Biography", "The Tick's 20th Anniversary Special
Special
Edition #1", May 2007, New England Comics Press ^ a b Spaced
Spaced
Series 2 DVD Homage-o-meter (Alternative subtitles) ^ " Simon Bisley
Simon Bisley
Comic Book DB". http://comicbookdb.com. 2008. Retrieved 2016.  Check date values in: access-date= (help); External link in website= (help) ^ Ringgenberg, Steve (1995). "interview with Bisley, p. 1". comic-art.com. Wayback Machine.  ^ Duncan, Randy; Smith, Matthew J. Icons of the American Comic Book: From Captain America to Wonder Woman, Volume 1. Google Books. p. 332.  ^ Ringgenberg, Steve (1995). "interview with Bisley, p. 5". comic-art.com. Wayback Machine.  ^ "Simon Bisley". East Coast Comiccon. Retrieved April 6, 2017. ^ The Dead issue #1 at Berserker Comics ^ Church of Hell at Berserker Comics ^ 1992 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners at the Comic Book Awards Almanac ^ 1993 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners at the Comic Book Awards Almanac

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 64129775 LCCN: n92085145 ISNI: 0000 0000 6637 1358 GND: 124833721 SUDOC: 073349569 BNF: cb12737904t (data) MusicBrainz: 12c8297c-96b1-48b5-9a09-f89344c2a

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