each item, I mentionned (in
which kind of artwork can be found. Bisley only did
painted covers for many of those items below. "ink" means that
Bisley drew everything, then inked himself, in a story (not
including the cover, except when mentionned); his art was
then colorized ("B&W" means it wasn't
colorized and remains black & white inking only).
As for the years, I chose the actual year when the art
was done (often hand-written by Biz himself on covers),
and if not known, the year when it was first published.
Most second printings are mentionned. If there's a whole
story featuring Bisley art, I mentionned the writer too.
When something is written
that means there's still some "mistery" about
this item, and I hope you'll help me out solving it !
- 1988: "A.B.C.
Warriors: The Black Hole" (2000 AD) Volumes 3 & 4. Writer: Pat
Mills. Artist (B&W
inks & painted covers):
Simon Bisley (other artist: SMS, for a few pages). Second
edition (trade paperback) published in August 1991 (Titan
- 1989: "Slaine
The Horned God" (2000
A.D. & Fleetway). Writer: Pat Mills. Artist (mostly painted art &
painted covers): Simon Bisley.
Oddly enough, the French edition was published before the
- 1989: "Clive
Barker's Hellraiser" trade paperback (Epic comics). Painted cover.
- 1989: "Blade
game (Image Works). Painted image.
- 1989 ?:
video game (Image Works). Painted image. Note: As I can't see any "signature" on
this picture, I can't be positive Bisley did it. It
definitely looks like he did it, though. I'm not sure
about the year, too.
- 1990: "Gods" video game illustration (Bitmap Brothers/Renegade).
- 1990: "Dark
Future (Route 666)" by David Pringle (GW Books,). I think he painted the cover
of that book.
covers. He painted issues #26
to 48, then issue #55 to 58. This took about 2 years. He
also did #50's "half cover" (painted) and a pin-up inside (ink).
I know he painted covers for this comic book, but I don't know which issues.
- 1990: "Lobo,
the last Czarnian"
#1,2,3,4 (D.C.). Writers: Keith Giffen & Alan Grant.
painted covers and ink): Simon
- 1991: "Lobo,
the last Czarnian"
trade paperback (D.C.). New painted cover, and 3 pages of original
(Fleetway). Eight 8-pages stories, all painted art, and a few
painted pin-ups/covers. As I
only own a trade paperback of those, I'm not sure about the year
and the original release. I
know it was published in a Metal music magazine called
- 1991: "Lobo's
trade paperback (D.C.). Painted cover.
- 1991: "Lobo
paramilitary Christmas special" (D.C.). Writers: Keith Giffen & Alan
Grant. Artist (inked
cover and ink): Simon Bisley.
- 1991: "Batman-Judge
Dredd: Judgment On Gotham" (D.C./Fleetway). Writer: Alan Grant and
John Wagner. Artist (Painted cover and painted art): Simon Bisley.
- 1991: "The
Demon" #12 (D.C.).
"Harvest Of Evil" (Marvel). Painted promotionnal poster. I
don't know if this piece is a cover of any comic book ; it's for a Marvel special event.
"Knights Of Pendragon" (Marvel). Painted promotionnal poster. I
don't know if this piece is a cover of any comic book .
- 1991: "Terminator
: the enemy within" #1,2,3,4 (Dark Horse). 4 painted covers.
- 1992: "Terminator
: the enemy within" Trade paperback (Dark Horse). 1 new painted cover.
- 1992: "Aliens" (Dark Horse). Painted cover.
Contains one 8-pages story, writer : John Arcudy, artist
(painted art): Simon Bisley. A limited "platinum"
edition of this comics was released.
- 1992: "Lobo's
back" #1,2,3 (D.C.).
Writers: Keith Giffen & Alan Grant. Artist (ink):
Simon Bisley. The 2 first covers were painted by Bisley,
and the first issue actually has 2 extra covers in it; it
was also sold with a "bite me fanboy" badge. It's
interesting to know that Biz was unable to draw the 4th
issue due to a motorbike accident or something.
- 1992: "Grendel:
War Child" #1,2,3,4
(Dark Horse). 4
- 1992: "Tarzan
the warrior" #1 (Malibu).
- 1992: "Punisher
summer special" #2
DANZIG, "Thrall-demonsweatlive" CD. Painted cover.
- 1992 ?:
(?). 1 painted
pin-up and one 6-pages story (painted artwork. Writer: Michael T. Gilbert). I don't know where this story was
originally printed and wether
there are more of those or not. I own a translation of it
in a magazine.
- 1992/1993: "Monster
Painted cover. This book features various stories by
various artists/writers. Among those is "Maximum
Force"; writer: Dave Elliott. Artist (ink):
Simon Bisley. A "Silver edition" of this comics
was released, featuring a new silver and black cover by