Simon went on the record recently with The Intense Art of Simon Bisley and spilled the following rather cool news:
Simon called today to give me an update on his workload and I can let you know that he is currently working hard on the long anticipated 13 Coins project, with another big instalment of The Tower Chronicles to follow after, along with an 8 page Slaine episode for 2000AD and some really exciting personal projects that cant be revealed just yet!
Simon also revealed the exciting news that he will be returning to the Bible/Paradise lost project and reproducing all of the drawings contained in those books as full colour paintings for a brand new, all colour book!
That, combined with the previously reported (here and here) return of Simon to Slaine means that we’re in for a killer crop of Bisley!
We got an email. Then we got others. It seems that despite the long queues and crappy parking at the Detroit Motor City ComicCon, many of you got in to meet Simon and had stories to tell. Here are a couple of the edited versions…
Tell BIZ thanks for coming to Detroit and putting up with the shits… The annoying little “painter” fucking guy, that’s me. Who kept asking him when his painting video was coming out, so he could learn how to fucking paint. And also HARRIET says “HI”. HAIRiet being the beautiful lass he saw Fri, with the hairy arms and mustache….”hope that’s not her real name!” And as soon as I pay off may house, I want to invest in that $75,000.00 Spider-man he had…”FUCK!, I hope it didn’t sell!” THANKS TO BIZ and hopefully he comes next year….I’ll bring the BEER and PAINT if he let’s me see how he does it!….That’s PAINTING silly!! Enjoy him in Glasgow!
Biz is the man that got me reading comics, it was the Lobo mini series. I was really excited to see he was coming to the motorcity comic con. thru the years i have stopped reading comics as much but have remained a fan of his art. meeting him was the highlight of the convention for me, especially after i found out he was doing skectches. He did an amazing Lobo sketch for me on saturday. his line was long and moved slow due to the detail he put into the drawing, but he was very entertaining and interacted with the line. waiting in line has never been so entertaining, he even used my knife to open his beer, how that for a story to walk away with. It was an awsome experience…… Thanks Biz for making motorcity comic con worth the price of admission.
I’ll pass these on to Biz, and a sincere THANK YOU to everyone for letting us know how your MCCC went!
Found this on the 2000AD forums from way back in 2010. The OP, Fatboydale is under the impression that anyone who reposts it is a “thieving twat.”
I can live with that, Fatboy. Add me to the list.
According to the thread, this was an “IPC/FLEETWAY commission and it also was used for 1991 Comics International Expo Special 1991…”
It looks pretty likely that Dennis’s middle finger got lost in the edit too…
Thanks to the phenomenally talented Greg Staples, we have shamelessly acquired this image from the IAoSB (cheers Joe!)
Greg says :
Hey guys, I was over at Blizzard in California recently to do a talk for the staff and after was shown around the original art gallery that is housed in house. Anyway low and behold I came across a rather large and lovely piece done by Simon which I hadnt seen before and I thought you might like to see it. I took this photo and they said I could share it so here it is. Enjoy!
(UPDATE!) Thanks to we also have the pencils for this piece!