Simon Bisley

Simon has cited Frank Frazetta, Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dali, William Turner and Richard Corben as influences. His distinctive style is predominantly rendered using acrylics on bristol board; Simon does not regularly use airbrushes, contrary to popular belief, but he has been known to use car spraypaint and various other household items to achieve his amazing results…

Over the coming weeks/months/years we will be updating this page with info from Simon on his past both in terms of work and his life. For the moment here’s some basic information lifted from other sources…

“Simon Bisley is a British comic book artist best known for his 1990s work on ABC Warriors, Lobo and Sláine. His style, reliant on paints… as well as inks, was strongly influenced by Frank Frazetta and Bill Sienkiewicz and took inspiration from rock album covers and graffiti as well as traditional comics art. While still a student, Bisley did a painting of a robot holding a baby that a friend passed to Pat Mills, and inspired him to relaunch the ABC Warriors strip, with Bisley as artist, in 1987.” (paraphrased from a slightly inaccurate Wikipedia)

An outstanding resource for both images and a comprehensive history of Simon’s work can be found here– i’ll be going through it in the next few days to glean what usable images i can for these galleries. (thanks to Said Atala for the tip!)