Cliff Nielsen

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Cliff Nielsen is a book illustrator and comic book artist.


Nielsen who has illustrated the covers of several children's books, including:

Cliff Nielsen also illustrated the cover for the young adult novel Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause and has done the covers for Amelia Atwater-Rhodes' Demon in My View, Midnight Predator and all the novels in her Kiesha'ra Series.

Nielsen's work also appeared on U.S. editions of O.R. Melling's The Chronicles of Faerie.

He illustrated the Marvel comic book Ruins.[1]

Besides this, he was known for working in the magazine Carpe Noctem, and was interviewed as well as created a few covers. He is currently designing/writing a graphic novel known as Beloved, but it so far, has only shown at ComicCon.

He also illustrated the cover of the Cirque du Freak Series.

Critic Joseph Szadkowski wrote that Nielsen's work for the card set Ultra X-Men: Wolverine makes him deserve "an honorary membership to the Der Blaue Reiter group".[2] Nielsen has illustrated cards for the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.

He has also done the covers for Cassandra Clare's young adult series The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices published by Simon and Schuster.

Personal life[edit]

In 1994, Nielsen graduated from the Art Center College of Design, where he also currently teaches.[3]

Nielsen currently lives in Los Angeles.[3]


  1. ^ Felt, Kevin (November 17, 2007). "Painter of "Magic" cards inspiring random acts of kindness", San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
  2. ^ Szadkowski, Joseph (November 16, 1996). "Wolverines in excelsis", The Washington Times, p. B4.
  3. ^ a b "Shannon Associates: Cliff Nielsen". Retrieved 2010-06-13. 

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