Declan Shalvey

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Declan Shalvey
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Declan Shalvey at the C2E2, April 26, 2013
Born 11 January
Nationality Irish
Area(s) Penciller, Inker
Notable works
Hero Killers
28 Days Later
Awards 2007 Eagle Award

Declan Shalvey is an Irish comic book artist. He made his name with his first comic Hero Killers, that won an Eagle Award, before going on to work on a number of Irish comics, as well as getting work on American comic books most notably Thunderbolts.


Shalvey made his debut with the superhero comic Hero Killers, written by Andy Winter, which won an Eagle Award for "Favourite Black and White British Comicbook" in 2006.[1] His small press work includes the Irish noir comic Freakshow, written by Rob Curley,[2] which featured in the small press section of Judge Dredd Megazine,[3] contributions to the anthologies Your Round Presents: Tequila,[4] The Shiznit, and the Irish language comic Rí-Rá, and Tim Skinner: Total Scumbag, again with Andy Winter.[5]

In 2008 he illustrated a graphic novel adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, written by Jason Cobley, and in 2012 an adaptation of Sweeney Todd, written by Scottish writer Sean Michael Wilson, both for Classical Comics[6][7] and he is currently working on a comics spin-off from the film 28 Days Later, written by Michael Alan Nelson and published by Boom! Studios. He also provided the art for the "Shadowland" tie-in issues of Thunderbolts.

Declan has stated he is indebted to fellow Irish comic artist & "Eclectic Mick" Stephen Mooney. In an interview on the Eclectic Micks website he says "Yeah, Stephen basically inspired me to be the man I am today. I have to give him credit for inspiring me to push past my initially drab forays in illustration to the much improved stuff I'm doing now." Mooney groomed Declan to replace him illustrating Rob Curley's Freakshow, Declan's first paid position.

Shalvey is a Star Trek fan and has expressed a desire to write Star Trek: Deep Space Nine comics for IDW Publishing. [8]


Shalvey drawing at the Big Apple Convention, 21 May 2011.



  • 800 Years of Haunted Liverpool (by John Reppion, The History Press, 2008)


  • 2006: Won Hero Killers "Favourite British Black and White Comicbook" Eagle Award for Hero Killers[1]
  • 2010: Nominated for "Favourite Newcomer Artist" Eagle Award



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