David Lloyd (comics)
Lloyd at the Big Apple Con, 14 November 2008.
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker, Colourist|
|Notable works||Night Raven
V for Vendetta
Lloyd started working in comics in the late 1970s, drawing for Halls of Horror, TV Comic and a number of Marvel UK titles. With writer Steve Parkhouse, he created the pulp adventure character Night Raven.
Dez Skinn set up Warrior magazine in 1982; he asked Lloyd to create a new pulp character. Lloyd and writer Alan Moore (who had previously collaborated on several Doctor Who stories at Marvel UK) created V for Vendetta, a dystopian adventure featuring a flamboyant anarchist terrorist fighting against a future fascist government. Lloyd, who illustrated in cinematic chiaroscuro, devised V's Guy Fawkes-inspired appearance and suggested that Moore avoid captions, sound effects and thought balloons. After Warrior folded in 1984, the series was reprinted and continued in colour by DC Comics and collected as a graphic novel in 1995. It was adapted into a film released in 2006. The stylized Guy Fawkes mask that Lloyd created for V for Vendetta has transcended the story and made its way into the real world, frequently being used by protesters demonstrating against the perceived injustices of governments, cults, financial institutions and other powerful organizations.
Lloyd has also worked on Espers, with writer James D. Hudnall, for Eclipse Comics; Hellblazer, with writers Grant Morrison and Jamie Delano, and War Story, with Garth Ennis, for DC; and Global Frequency, with Warren Ellis, for Wildstorm. With Delano he drew The Territory for Dark Horse, where he also worked on some of their licensed properties like Aliens and James Bond. In 2006 Lloyd created a graphic novel, Kickback, for French publisher Editions Carabas.
- Night Raven:
- Hulk: "Dr Scarabeus" (inks, with Steve Moore and pencils by Paul Neary, in Hulk Comic #15-20, Marvel UK, 1979)
- Doctor Who (with Alan Moore, Marvel UK):
- "Black Legacy" (in Doctor Who Magazine #35-38, 1980, reprinted in Doctor Who #14, Marvel Comics)
- "Business as Usual" (in Doctor Who Magazine #40-43, 1980 reprinted in Doctor Who #15, Marvel Comics)
- "The 4-D War" (in Doctor Who Magazine #51, reprinted in The Daredevils #6, 1980)
- "Black Sun Rising" (in Doctor Who Magazine #57, also The Daredevils #7, 1980)
- Time Bandits (pencils, with Steve Parkhouse and inks by John Stokes, film adaptation, Marvel, 1982)
- V for Vendetta (with Alan Moore, first two books serialised in Warrior #1-26, 1982–1985, DC, 10 issues, 1988–1989, tpb, DC, 1995)
- Sláine: "Cauldron of Blood" (with Pat Mills, in Dice Man #1, 1986)
- Rare Cuts (trade paperback, 2005, Titan, ISBN 1-84023-974-3, DC/Vertigo, ISBN 1-4012-0240-3) collects:
- The Horrorist (with Jamie Delano, Vertigo, 2-issue mini-series, 1995, collected in The Devil You Know, 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1269-7)
- The Territory (with Jamie Delano, Dark Horse, 4-issue mini-series, 1999, tpb, 96 pages, 2006, ISBN 1-59307-010-1)
- War Story (with Garth Ennis, Vertigo, standalone one shots):
- Kickback (original French edition, Editions Carabas, 2005, English edition, 2006, Dark Horse Comics, ISBN 1-59307-659-2)
- Kickback: The iPad Graphic Novel (published by Panel Nine Publishing] 2012)
- São Paulo (original Brazilian edition, editora Casa 21, 2007, ISBN 978-85-88327-11-6)
- Irvine, Alex (2008), "John Constantine Hellblazer", in Dougall, Alastair, The Vertigo Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, pp. 102–111, ISBN 0-7566-4122-5, OCLC 213309015
- Spurgeon, Tom (January 14, 2007). "A Short Interview With David Lloyd". The Comics Reporter.
- Weiland, Jonah (August 11, 2006). "David Lloyd Is On The Take with 'Kickback'. Comic Book Resources.
- Goldstein, Hilary (August 10, 2006). "Kickback Review". IGN.
- Morris, Steve (October 4, 2012). "David Lloyd’s Aces Weekly Goes Live!". The Beat.
- Official website
- David Lloyd at the Comic Book DB
- "Kickback HC". Dark Horse Comics.
- "Kickback – a crime-noir thriller from the co-creator of V for Vendetta". iTunes.
- Wayne, Bob (July 16, 2005). "CCI, Day 2 – "V For Vendetta" Artist David Lloyd Speaks". Comic Book Resources.
- Epstein, Daniel Robert; Wolleck, Anders (March 13, 2006). "V for Vendetta co-creator David Lloyd". SuicideGirls.
- Ecke, Jochen (2006). "Interview with David Lloyd". g-wie-gorilla.de.
- Martins, Gabriel (January 2010). "David Lloyd: O desenhador responsável por 'V For Vendetta' esteve em Portugal e a RDB falou com ele.". Rua de Baixo. No. 52.