Guy Davis (comics)
|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker|
|Notable works||Sandman Mystery Theatre
|Awards||"Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team" Eisner Award (2009)|
Guy Davis (born 1966) is an American comic book artist primarily known for his work on Sandman Mystery Theatre and various Hellboy-related comics. He has also done work for various White Wolf, Inc. books as well has his own series, Nevermen and The Marquis.
A self-taught illustrator, Guy Davis began cartooning with a comic strip that ran in his hometown newspaper while Davis was still in school. After graduating, he continued working towards a career in comics, and in 1984, he created the tongue-in-cheek space opera Quonto of the Star Corps for the small press Fantastic Fanzine. Quonto was not a success, but the fanzine would become Arrow Comics and lead to work (for Davis) on the comic series The Realm. After a few years at Arrow, Davis' work attracted the editors of Caliber Press, who published his first creator-owned series — the Harvey Award-nominated Baker Street.
It was the success of Baker Street that got Davis work with DC Comics/Vertigo. He illustrated Sandman Mystery Theatre with Matt Wagner and Steven T. Seagle. Since that time, he has worked for Marvel Comics illustrating Deadline, and provided artwork and designs for the animated pilot of Mike Mignola's The Amazing Screw-On Head.
Davis continues to work, illustrating Mike Mignola’s ongoing B.P.R.D. series, the Jerry Frissen's serial The Zombies That Ate the World for Métal Hurlant, and continuing his creator-owned series The Marquis following its move to Dark Horse Comics. In 2010 he also drew his first Judge Dredd story, written by Rob Williams, with long-time colouring collaborator Dave Stewart.
At the 2011 ECCC, it was announced that Guy Davis would no longer be the on-going B.P.R.D. artist and would be replaced by Tyler Crook. Davis confirmed at least one new B.P.R.D. short story in the future.
Guy Davis resides in Michigan, with his fiancée, painter and sculptor Rosemary Van Deuren. According to Davis' bio on his website, they have a cat, a rabbit, two ferrets, and a couple of horse skulls named Becky and Conrad.
Comics work includes:
- Baker Street (art and script, with writer Gary Reed (first arc), ten-issue limited series, March 1989 - February 1991, collected as 2 trade paperbacks by Caliber Comics, single volume, iBooks, 352 pages, 2003, ISBN 978-0-7434-5904-4)
- Sandman Mystery Theatre (with Matt Wagner and Steve Seagle, Vertigo)
- Vertigo Visions: Phantom Stranger (with Alisa Kwitney, one-shot special, Vertigo)
- Starman #22 (with James Robinson, DC Comics, September 1996)
- Nevermen (with Philip Amara, Dark Horse Comics):
- The Marquis (script and art, Oni Press):
- Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules (with James Sturm, Marvel Comics, March–June, 2003, tpb, 2003, ISBN 0-7851-1112-3)
- Batman: Nevermore (with Len Wein, 5-issue mini-series, Elseworlds, DC Comics, June - October, 2003)
- The Zombies That Ate the World (art, with writer Jerry Frissen, in Métal Hurlant, #8-14, Sept/Oct. 2003 - Nov/Dec. 2004, tpb, Devil's Due Publishing, 184 pages, October 2009, ISBN 1-934692-66-2)
- B.P.R.D. (art, with writer Mike Mignola, Dark Horse Comics, July 2003 - ongoing) collected as:
- The Soul of Venice and Other Stories (collects "Dark Waters", ISBN 1-59307-132-9)
- Plague of Frogs (collects A Plague of Frogs 5-issue limited series, ISBN 1-59307-288-0)
- The Dead (collects The Dead 5-issue limited series, 2005, ISBN 1-59307-380-1)
- The Black Flame (collects The Black Flame 6-issue limited series, July 2006, ISBN 1-59307-550-2)
- The Universal Machine (collects The Universal Machine 5-issue limited series, January 2007, ISBN 1-59307-710-6)
- Garden of Souls (collects Garden of Souls 5-issue limited series, January 2008, ISBN 1-59307-882-X)
- Killing Ground (collects Killing Ground 5-issue limited series, May 2008, ISBN 1-59307-956-7)
- The Warning (collects The Warning 5-issue limited series, April 29, 2009, ISBN 1-59582-304-2)
He won the Eisner Award in
- 1997: Won "Best Serialized Story," for "Sand and Stars" (Starman #20-23) with James Robinson, Tony Harris, and Wade Von Grawbadger
- 2004: Won "Best Limited Series," for Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules with James Sturm
- 2009: Won "Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team," for BPRD
- CCI: Guy Davis Talks "The Marquis", Comic Book Resources, July 24, 2008
- Guy Davis - Talking About The Marquis and More, Newsarama, August 21, 2008
- Manning, Shaun (February 24, 2010). "Davis & Williams on "Judge Dredd"". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
- ECCC: Davis Leaves "B.P.R.D.", Comic Book Resources, 5 March 2011
- Dark Horse Comics - Profile - Nevermen TPB
- Dark Horse Comics - Profile - Nevermen: Streets of Blood TPB
- "Script to page - Judge Dredd - Out Law". 2000 AD Review. May 16, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2010.
- 1997 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners, the Comic Book Awards Almanac
- 2004 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Nominees and Winners, the Comic Book Awards Almanac
||This section includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. (March 2010)|
- Manning, Shaun (January 20, 2010). "The Art of Monsters with Guy Davis". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved March 17, 2010.
- "GUY DAVIS Talks B.P.R.D. & The Marquis". Newsarama. May 22, 2010.