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!
IGN posted this video profile of Lobo as background to the character’s inclusion in ‘Injustice : Gods Among Us’.
It’s pretty good, including a whole bunch of really cool signature Biz pieces under a gruff voice-over explaining (mostly) the history of the Main Man.
It credits Giffen and Slifer as the creators, as it should, but despite using a metric shit-ton of Bisley images, it doesnt’ credit Grant or Bisley as reinventing the character. It makes no reference to the fact that Biz had more-or-less carte blanche over the title, amusing himself with sight gags and pretty much just having a great time with it.
The iconic jacket is there (you know, this one), as are several other images we know and love, but no credit given.
Crappy oversite, guys.
Yup, as well as attending the Motor City Comic Con on May 17-19, Simon has confirmed he’ll be attending my local Con, The Glasgow Comic Con!
I’m really looking forward to visiting the heart of the lion and meeting all my Scottish Fans! Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
said Simon on the phone just now.
Get your beer tokens together. You’re gonna need ‘em…
You might remember this article I wrote up some time ago to draw your attention to Secret 7″, a fusion of Art and Music for an excellent cause. To summarize:
Secret 7’’ combines music and art for a good cause. What we do is take seven tracks from seven of the best-known bands and artists around. We press each of those tracks 100 times to vinyl then get creatives from around the world to interpret artwork in their own style for of one of the 7 tracks; resulting in a one-of-a-kind sleeve for every single one. We exhibit these for a week, then on Record Store Day (April 20) you can get your hands on one, or more, for £40 apiece.
You don’t know which artist/musician combo you’re going to get, and this year’s has given us one of the most unexpected teams in living memory…
Ladies and Bastiches, I give you… Elton John’s Bennie And The Jets as interpretted by Simon Bisley!
You can find out more about Secret 7″ by visiting their twitter or facebook; or you can search twitter for @artagainstknives