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Simon Bisley, AKA Biz
Date of birth
4 March 1962
Date of death
Birthplace
Current home
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Role(s) on Hellblazer
Artist, cover artist
Hellblazer issues
#256-present (covers); 259-260, 265-266, 271-275 (interiors)
Hellblazer specials and books
Total number of issues/books


Simon Bisley (born March 4, 1962) is a British comics artist best known for his 1990s work on ABC Warriors, Lobo and Sláine. His style, reliant on paints, acrylics, inks and multiple-mediums, was strongly influenced by Frank Frazetta, Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dalí, William Turner 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.

CareerEdit

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.

As of 2007, Bisley is an occasional contributor to the comics magazine Heavy Metal.

AwardsEdit

  • 1989: Won "Favourite Artist UK" Eagle Award.
  • 1992: Will Eisner Comic Industry Award at the Comic Book Awards Almanac
    • 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: Will Eisner Comic Industry Award at the Comic Book Awards Almanac
    • 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

ReferencesEdit

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