Frazer Irving

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Frazer Irving
Frazer Irving 2007.jpg
Born Frazer Alex Irving
Ilford, Essex
Nationality British
Area(s) Penciller, Inker, Colorist
Notable works
Necronauts
Judge Death
The Simping Detective
Silent War
Seven Soldiers: Klarion the Witch Boy
Awards National Comics Award, 2001, 2002
Diamond Comics Award 2002, 2004

Frazer Irving (born in the 1970s, Ilford, Essex) is a British comic book artist known for the 2000 AD series Necronauts. Irving studied art at the University of Portsmouth, England, after which he took various temporary jobs in London.[1] Since breaking into the American market he has worked on a number of superhero titles, including a number with Grant Morrison.

Career[edit]

Irving has worked on Storming Heaven, a psychedelic tale based around Timothy Leary and Charles Manson (written by Gordon Rennie), and The Simping Detective and From Grace written by Simon Spurrier.[2]

He has done illustration work for RPG companies like Wizards of the Coast, Hogshead Publishing and Guardians of Order, as well as small press publications like The End Is Nigh. He also does animations on Flash for advertising agencies.

Irving's style owes something to the art of Bernie Wrightson, but with a computer-driven edge. His work on Seven Soldiers: Klarion the Witch Boy has received some praise in the United States and writer Grant Morrison said:

I've loved his work since I first saw it in 2000 AD and it's great to see him develop a following in US comics. I've wanted to work with Frazer for a long time. He's a truly unique artist and the work he's doing on Klarion is mind-blowing. He's doing all the color work himself and has one of the most amazing senses of design and storytelling I've ever come across."[3]

This led to further work at both of the Big Two, including the Iron Man: The Inevitable mini-series written by Joe Casey,[4] and Silent War, a six-issue mini-series featuring the Inhumans, written by David Hine.[5][6] As part of the Battle for the Cowl storyline he provided the art for the Azrael mini-series written by Fabian Nicieza.[7]

Irving is responsible for the artwork on the Tertiary, Quandary and Quintessential phase CD release of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series adaptation.

He also provided the art on an arc of Grant Morrison's Batman & Robin series for DC Comics, which was initially announced as following Philip Tan's arc,[8] but was the pushed back to after Cameron Stewart's run on the series[9][10] and was finally confirmed to be in the issues after Andy Clarke's stint, starting with #13,[11] in addition to drawing the second issue of The Return of Bruce Wayne.[12] Other projects include the X-Men one-shot which was part of Brian Reed's Timestorm 2009-2099,[13] the first and last issues of Phil Hester's Days Missing for Archaia Studios,[14] and the new Xombi series for DC Comics.[15]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ Frazer Irving Interview, 2000 AD Review, August 1, 2003
  3. ^ Morrison's 7 Soldiers: Klarion, The Pulse, Comicon.com, September 8, 2005
  4. ^ Frazer Irving & Iron Man's Inevitable, The Pulse, Comicon.com, December 20, 2005
  5. ^ David Hine: Talking Silent War - Updated With Art, Newsarama, November 17, 2006
  6. ^ Frazer Irving's Silent War on Marvel Comics, The Pulse, Comicon.com, November 27, 2006
  7. ^ Fabian Nicieza Unleashes Azrael, Comic Book Resources, December 29, 2008
  8. ^ Grant Morrison: The Batman and Robin to Come, Newsarama, June 4, 2009
  9. ^ A note about Batman & Robin, Cameron Stewart's Twitter, September 11, 2009
  10. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (September 22, 2009). "Frazer Irving Confirmed for "Batman and Robin"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  11. ^ Renaud, Jeffrey (June 4, 2010). "THE BAT SIGNAL: Frazer Irving". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  12. ^ Segura, Alex (March 18, 2010). "Who’s drawing BATMAN AND ROBIN next? Plus some BRUCE WAYNE news…". The Source. DC Comics.com. Retrieved March 19, 2010. 
  13. ^ Richards, Dave (May 6, 2009). "Reed Talks Timestorm 2099 One-Shots". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved August 22, 2009. 
  14. ^ Manning, Shaun (June 18, 2009). "Frazer Irving on "Days Missing"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved August 23, 3009. 
  15. ^ http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2010/12/06/from-the-editors-desk-rachel-gluckstern/

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