Simon Bisley has collaborated on several comics projects for 'The Nail', 'Alien', 'Terminator', 'Mutant Earth', 'WildC.A.T.S.', 'Gen13', 'The Hulk', 'Spider-Man', 'The Punisher', and the Heavy Metal magazine.
Simon Bisley’s style is strongly influenced by Frank Frazetta, Gustav Klimt, Salvador Dalí, and Richard Corben, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Egon Schiele. 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 episode “The Satan Pit”, and Simon Pegg’s character graphic artist Tim Bisley on the Channel 4 sitcom Spaced.
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.
Simon Bisley started his comics career when he signed up with the British comics company 2000 AD, where he was assigned to do comics like ‘ABC Warriors’, ‘Sláine’ and ‘Judge Dredd’, and stories for Crisis. His beautiful artwork attracted the attention of American comics publisher DC Comics, and the company hired him to work on ‘Lobo’, ‘Lobo vs. The Authority’, ‘Batman’, ‘Doom Patrol’, ‘Sandman’ and ‘Swamp Thing’.
Simon Bisley Draws Frankenstein
Simon Bisley was part of the British Invasion to the USA in the early 90s where he made a name for himself at DC illustrating Lobo. Primarily he did covers (such as Doom Patrol) and the occasional interior for DC. The Biz illustrated covers and the occasional interior for Hellblazer from issue #259 right up until its ending issue #300.