13Coins Pencils stolen en route to Netherlands fan

While they were in the mail from the dealer, 24 pieces of original art destined for a collector were stolen. Here’s a gallery of the artwork. If you see these for sale, tell somebody!

We’re a community, we don’t rip each other off. We get each other’s backs.

EDIT : The response to this has been wonderful, but I feel I should point out that these were stolen in transit between a (trusted) dealer and a buyer, not from Simon himself.

This does’t make it any better, it’s shitty behavior from an opportunistic asshole.

Mad Max inspires Bisley in May

Via various sources :

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD – INSPIRED ARTISTS DELUXE EDITION HC

Art by BILL SIENKIEWICZ, LEE BERMEJO, DAVE JOHNSON, PAUL POPE, DAVID MACK, HOWARD CHAYKIN, NICOLA SCOTT, GABRIELE DELL’OTTO, CLIFF CHIANG, GEORGE PRATT, TOMMY LEE EDWARDS, JOHN PAUL LEON, TEDDY KRISTIANSEN, SIMON BISLEY, GILBERT HERNANDEZ, JAVIER PULIDO, TARA McPHERSON, DECLAN SHALVEY, REBEKAH ISAACS, DVE McKEAN and many more!

With commentary by GEORGE MILLER and the artists

On sale MAY 6 • 144 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $24.99 US • MATURE READERS

In anticipation of the upcoming blockbuster film Mad Max: Fury Road, 65 of comics’ best artists took to the post-apocalyptic landscape to interpret this gorgeous and desolate world of George Miller’s design. Inspired by images from the film, each of these visionary artists brings their unique style to a double-page spread of part of the world of Mad Max, with commentary from the artists and Miller himself. From breathtaking action sequences to heartbreaking character portraits, Fury Road will be perfectly captured by a one-of-a-kind array of comics legends, side-by-side with some of the most exciting new talent in the industry!

 … Which sounds pretty dammed amazing, I think we can agree…

(I’ve had a quick look about but I’ve been unable to find Simon’s contribution. If you have any better luck, please email me!)

Biz to guest at Cardiff Film & Comic Con in March

Simon at the 13Coins tableWithin a few days of my birthday, Simon will be a guest at the Cardiff Film & Comic Con in Cardiff, Wales (UK). You are advised that he will be sketching, signing and most probably enjoying the company of you lot, his lovely, lovely fans.

So bring your Lobos, your Slaines and your 13Coins books, or just come along for a chat and a photo. Simon is approachable, friendly and almost certainly child friendly.

But most of all, Have Fun!

The con is on March 21st-22nd 2015 and more details can be found at their website here.

Best Art Ever (This Week) : Doom!

tumblr_nhw3zipjR51r89a2ho1_1280[1]Every Week, Comics Alliance runs a feature called Best Art Ever (This Week). It’s chock full of whatever excellent artwork has been floating about the zeitgeist and it’s drawn (sic) from all over the place. If you haven’t checked it out, it’s a great way to broaden your horizons.

Inevitably this means that an artist like Biz will show up from time to time, and this weeks’s example is one of my favourites. It’s from Simon’s surreal, amazing run on Doom Patrol…

Enjoy!

Biz breaks cover to wish Merry Xmas, drop bombshell

 

Thanks to The Intense Art of Simon Bisley now know the following :

1. Simon would like to wish us all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

2. HE’S GOING TO DO A FULL PAINTED 60 PAGE STORY WITH PAT MILLS FEATURING JOE PINEAPPLES. it’s for 2000AD.

I’ll get more detail from Pat and Simon in the coming weeks, but in the meantime have a wonderful festive holiday season and digest that news!

MERRY FESTIVE EVERYONE!