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. He spawned many imitators, and for much of the nineties these imitations of his style became the dominant form of artwork in 2000 AD.
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.
“Love your perfume. What is that, Stench of Death?
Bisley also painted the much anticipated cross-over of Judge Dredd and Batman, Judgement on Gotham.
Simon Bisley is currently an occasional contributor to Heavy Metal.
Imitations of his style became the dominant form of artwork in 2000 AD.
After killing Benny, Death attempts to turn on Scarecrow, who stops him with a dose of his fear toxin (exposing Death to visions of fluffy bunnies and My Little Ponies) and directs him to a heavy metal concert featuring a band called Living Death.