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SIMON BISLEY
Simon Bisley (born 4 March 1962) is a British comic book artist best known for his 1990s work on ABC Warriors, Lobo and Sláine. His style, reliant on paints and airbrushing 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.

Biography - Early life and career

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 and has most recently done a cover for a new comic book company based in Hong Kong called Fluid Friction.
Simon Bisley also plays drums in a death metal band named Kaotika.

Works - Comics

2000 AD

Work for 2000 AD include:

* ABC Warriors: "The Black Hole" (with Pat Mills, in 2000 AD #555-558, 563-568 & 577-581, 1988)
* Sláine (with Pat Mills):
* "The Horned God Book I" (in 2000 AD #626-635, 1989)
* "The Horned God Book II" (in 2000 AD #650-656 & 662-664, 1989-90)
* "The Horned God Book III" (in 2000 AD #688-698, 1990)
* 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 Megazine #1.14, 1991 and 2000 AD #1068, 1997)
* "Rock On, Tommy Who?!" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #1.16, 1992)
* "Chicken Run" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #1.17, 1992)
* "The Legend of Johnny Biker" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #1.19, 1992)
* "Ironfist" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #2.61, 1994)
* "Night Before Christmas" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #2.62, 1994)
* "The Great Arsoli" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #3.15, 1996)
* "Bimba" (in Judge Dredd Megazine #3.17, 1996)

Other comics

Comics for other companies include:

* "Once Upon A Time In The West" (with Alan Grant, in Toxic! #1, 1991)
* 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, ISBN 1-887279-36-9)
* Mutant Chronicles: Golgotha (illustration by Bisley, also did the artwork on four trading cards, Acclaim Comics, 1996)
* Bad Boy (with Frank Miller, one-shot, Oni Press, Dynamite Entertainment, 1997)
* Halo Graphic Novel: "Last Journey of the Infinite Succor" (with Lee Hammock, Marvel/Bungie, 2006, ISBN 0-7851-2372-5)
* The Dead (with Alan Grant, Berserker Comics, 2008-ongoing)
* Church of Hell #1- (with Alan Grant and Wayne Nichols, Berserker Comics, 2009, forthcoming)

DC Comics

Comics for DC Comics include:
* Lobo (pencils by Bisley):

* The Last Czarnian (with co-writers Keith Giffen and Alan Grant, 96 pages, 1993, ISBN 0-930289-99-4)
* Lobo's Back's Back (with Keith Giffen, 96 pages, ISBN 1-56389-103-4)
* The Authority/Lobo: Holiday Hell (with co-writers Keith Giffen and Alan Grant, Wildstorm, 160 pages, August 2006, ISBN 1-4012-0992-0):
* "The Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special" (1991)
* "Jingle Hell" (2004)
* "Spring Break Massacre" (2005)
* Batman/Judge Dredd: Judgement on Gotham (with John Wagner/Alan Grant, DC/Fleetway, 1991, ISBN 1-56389-022-4)
* Batman: Black & White: "A Black & White World" (with Neil Gaiman, 1996)
* Hellblazer Issue 259 starts fill book art duty (with Peter Milligan as writer, 2009)

Full Circle

Comics for Full Circle Publications include:

* Full Cirkle (1st Series) (art, with Simon Reed, 2003)
* Full Cirkle (2nd Series) (with Simon Reed, 2007)
* Thicker Than Blood (colours, with Simon Reed and art by Mike Ploog, 2007)

Covers

Comics covers

* Doom Patrol
* Motorhead (covers for 1-6, Dark Horse Comics, 1995-1996)
* Toxin #3 & #5
* Dark Horse Presents: Aliens Platinum Edition
* Devashard: At First Light, Fluid Friction Comics
* Hellblazer: Issue 256 and ongoing
Album covers
* Mayhemic Destruction (1987), by Mortal Sin
* First Offence (1988), by King Prawn
* Thrall: Demonsweatlive (1993), by Danzig
* 6:66 Satan's Child (1999), by Danzig
* Lost Tracks of Danzig(2007), by Danzig
* Among Flies(2008), by LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT

Computer game box-cover art

* Gods (1991), by The Bitmap Brothers

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